How you approach unwarranted variation in care can either help or hinder your efforts. We examine decision points along the care continuum where unwarranted variability is most likely to happen and recommend actions you can take to drive sustainable and effective care.
Drive behaviors that lead to evidence-based decisions
Keeping up with the newest evidence can be a burden for clinicians who are already pressed for time. Even if they find the time, medical literature is complex, often difficult to interpret, and not typically collected in one location.
Since clinical decision-making is rooted in a series of behaviors that can be difficult to change — even when clinicians want to do the right thing — medical leaders can play an important role in championing clinician behaviors that adhere to the best evidence and practice guidelines throughout the decision-making process.
Empower clinicians with the answers they need quickly
Clinicians frequently have questions about patient care during any given day of practice; however, roughly half of the questions are never pursued. Even a small-time savings can mean the difference between a clinician making a decision based on knowledge that may be out of date and making a one that is supported by the latest evidence.
By supporting your care teams with reliable and comprehensive clinical resources that synthesize information and summarize the benefits and risks of a decision, clinicians can get the answers they need at the point of care.