A couple weeks ago, I highlighted a Rosenbaum article in NEJM on "Metric Myopia" (do metrics pull attention to a few things while other issues go unattended). Blog here.
Let me quickly tie three articles together, from the last couple weeks.
- In NEJM April 20, Lisa Rosenbaum writes, "Metric Myopia - Trading Away our Clinical Judgement." Here.
- Pair that this week with an NEJM April 28 article, also by Lisa Rosenbaum, "Reassessing Quality Assessment - A Flawed System for Fixing a Flawed System." Here.
- And I'd make this a triple play, yet again in NEJM, by adding in Elizabeth Rourke's April 7 article, "Ten Years of Choosing Wisely to Reduce Low-Value Care," which in part argues that nominated topics are too often figureheads that are either low cost or rare or practiced by somebody else. Here.