Proceedings from de National Summit of Overuse, 2012. Organized by The Joint Commission and the American Medical Association-Convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI).
The National Summit on Overuse focused on overuse as a patient safetyand quality concern, and endorsed the need to reduce instances of overusein five specific areas: antibiotics for viral upper respiratory infections (URIs),over-transfusion of red blood cells (called appropriate blood managementfor purposes of the summit), tympanostomy tubes for middle ear effusion ofbrief duration, early-term non-medically indicated elective delivery, andelective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The summit was held onSeptember 24, 2012, in Chicago. The Joint Commission and the AmericanMedical Association-Convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI®) convened five multi-disciplinary work groups thateach summarized their efforts related to these issues and presented recommendations on interventions, practices, and methods aimed at reducing overuse in these clinical areas.
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