Low-Value Care in Outpatient Care

What is the extent of unnecessary care that is provided to patients in Switzerland?



OECD estimates show that about 20% of healthcare spending is wasteful or even harmful. Patients often receive services with questionable medical benefits.

Course of action

As part of a large-scale literature search and guideline evaluation, we identify a catalog of services and treatments that are questionable from a medical point of view (low-value care). Based on this, we quantify the extent of overuse in the amublant area in Switzerland.

This project contributes to the following SDGs

  • 3: Good health and well-being