Even for those who work in healthcare, finding a good doctor's hard. Measures of physician appropriateness will transform care delivery.
Nuclear stress tests expose patients to toxic radiation levels. We found 18 percent of physicians order them over 75 percent of the time.
20 percent of care is unnecessary. Peer physician assessment of practice patterns is helping solve healthcare's inappropriate care crisis.
As featured in this year's Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Journal, we examine the emerging sparks beginning to define the dimensions of a new healthcare industry.
Momentum has been gathering behind alternative provider network offerings, especially tiered networks as local employers seek relief from rising premiums while still wanting to maintain a broad range of options.