This was the first in a series of three webinars, produced in partnership with The Commonwealth Fund, focused on high-priority topics in system transformation for which there is substantial international innovation and a learning opportunity for both U.S. and non-U.S. audiences.

This webinar featured the latest evidence and experience on reducing low-value care from experts in Australia, Canada, and the United States. Health care researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders, both in the United States and around the world, are increasingly concerned with the overuse or misuse of health care resources. Many public and private initiatives are developing and testing strategies to ensure that patients are receiving care that is both high in quality and in value. This webinar explored current challenges in research and methods, models for reducing low-value care, and strategies for health care systems and payers.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Understand the current landscape of low-value care globally and especially in Australia, Canada, and the United States.
  • Understand the existing evidence-base for low-value care and identify current gaps in the evidence
  • Describe successful or emerging models for reducing low-value care.
  • Identify current challenges in implementing strategies to reduce low-value care in different health care settings.