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Practicing Wisely

How measurement and monitoring will wake physicians up to their dangerous, unnecessary, (and unintentional) prescribing habits.

Global Head, Health Services, Oliver Wyman

Even for those who work in healthcare, finding a good doctor's hard. Measures of physician appropriateness will transform care delivery.

Principal, Oliver Wyman
Global Head, Health Services, Oliver Wyman
Engagement Manager, Health & Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman

Nuclear stress tests expose patients to toxic radiation levels. We found 18 percent of physicians order them over 75 percent of the time.

Medical Director, CARDS, Providence St. Joseph Health
Principal, Oliver Wyman
Senior Consultant, Oliver Wyman
Consultant, Oliver Wyman

20 percent of care is unnecessary. Peer physician assessment of practice patterns is helping solve healthcare's inappropriate care crisis.

Engagement Manager, Oliver Wyman
Partner and Chief Medical Officer, Health & Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman

Physicians are best positioned to curtail the $265 billion wasted annually on unneeded care.

Global Head, Health Services, Oliver Wyman
Professor of Surgery and Health Policy, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Engagement Manager, Oliver Wyman

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Transparency into peer practices may curb care overuse. But just prescribing fewer antibiotics isn't a simple solution.

Partner and Chief Medical Officer, Health & Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman
Engagement Manager, Oliver Wyman

Dr. Makary, Advisor to Oliver Wyman's Practicing Wisely®, was recognized alongside 84 others for his industry contributions, breakthrough studies, and national efforts.

Dr. Marty Makary summarizes four key takeaways following his Alliance of Community Health Plans keynote address on unnecessary care delivery.

Professor of Surgery and Health Policy, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Chief Medical Officer and Director, Clinical Innovation, Alliance of Community Health Plans

In light of Patient Safety Awareness Week, we asked real people to share their experiences with appropriate and inappropriate care. Read through our collection of hand-written stories.

Oliver Wyman talks tackling medical waste at this year's StartUp Health Festival.

Global Head, Health Services, Oliver Wyman

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