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June 29, 2020

White paper: Overuse in U.S. hospitals

This paper explains the LIHI rankings for 13 low-value services in hospitals and analyzes patterns in hospital overuse.

By Judith Garber, Shannon Brownlee, and Vikas Saini

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Ranking and analysis of overuse in U.S. hospitals

Overuse, the provision of health care services for which the potential for harm exceeds the likely benefit to a patient, is prevalent in U.S. hospitals. This paper explains the LIHI rankings for 13 low-value services in hospitals and analyzes patterns in hospital overuse.

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Suggested Citation: Garber, J., Brownlee, S., Saini, V. Ranking and analysis of overuse in U.S. hospitals. Brookline, MA: The Lown Institute. 2020.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.46241/LI.TXYC1101