Addressing Overuse of Health Services in Canada

Countries like Canada are facing the challenge of how to maximize value for money spent by maintaining or improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare in the face of shrinking or slow-growing budgets. Addressing the issue of overuse of health services that provide no added benefit, may cause harm, or are low-value, can result in improvements in patient safety and in appropriateness and quality of care, and in reduced waste in the system.