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Low-Cost, High-Volume Health Services Contribute The Most To Unnecessary Health Spending

Overview of attention for article published in Health Affairs, October 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#20 of 4,722)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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73 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
twitter
300 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages
reddit
1 Redditor

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Readers on

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Title
Low-Cost, High-Volume Health Services Contribute The Most To Unnecessary Health Spending
Published in
Health Affairs, October 2017
DOI 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0385
Pubmed ID
Authors

John N. Mafi, Kyle Russell, Beth A. Bortz, Marcos Dachary, William A. Hazel, A. Mark Fendrick

Abstract

An analysis of data for 2014 about forty-four low-value health services in the Virginia All Payer Claims Database revealed more than $586 million in unnecessary costs. Among these low-value services, those that were low and very low cost ($538 or less per service) were delivered far more frequently than services that were high and very high cost ($539 or more). The combined costs of the former group were nearly twice those of the latter (65 percent versus 35 percent).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 9 23%
Researcher 8 20%
Unspecified 5 13%
Other 5 13%
Student > Master 4 10%
Other 9 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 33%
Unspecified 9 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 15%
Social Sciences 5 13%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 8%
Other 4 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 845. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 September 2018.
All research outputs
#4,297
of 11,913,947 outputs
Outputs from Health Affairs
#20
of 4,722 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#230
of 272,341 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Affairs
#4
of 81 outputs
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