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Value Principles

Center for Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care

Everything we do ties back to one or more of our principles for high-value care.
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Patient First
  • Improve health consistent with patient preferences
  • Avoid harm
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Evidence-based Care
  • Base clinical decisions on best available evidence
  • Utilize diagnostic and therapeutic services with evidence of efficacy
  • Do not perform services with evidence of little or no effect
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Manage Long-Term
  • Avoid unnecessary care
  • Standardize efficient care pathways
  • Utilize least expensive therapies for desired outcomes
  • Manage entire episode of care to address condition

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