A Multidisciplinary Approach to Eliminating Overuse of Inpatient Inherited Thrombophilia Tests
This project sought to address the overutilization of inherited thrombophilia testing in the hospital after a blood clot or stroke. At Jefferson Health’s three urban hospitals, these tests were frequently ordered, with charges of nearly $400,000 in 2019, yet no patients with a positive test had their clinical management definitively changed as a result. The project’s aim was to decrease test utilization at these hospitals by 75% by the end of 2020. Interventions were carried out in cycles and included a series of educational sessions and sharing of practice-level data, targeted at the highest utilizers.
Recommended CitationRhoades, MD, Ruben, "A Multidisciplinary Approach to Eliminating Overuse of Inpatient Inherited Thrombophilia Tests" (2021). Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety Capstone Presentations. Presentation 52.