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2021’s Top Hospitals: Avoiding Overuse
Hundreds of thousands of unnecessary tests and procedures are performed by hospitals each year, putting patients at risk and wasting resources. As elective procedures begin to ramp back up, how can we keep patients safe from overtreatment?

The 2021 Avoiding Overuse results of the Lown Institute Hospitals Index will be released on May 4th. Be the first to hear the reactions of overuse experts and leaders from top performing hospitals.

• Which state had 94% of their hysterectomies meet criteria for overuse?
• How many coronary stents may have been placed unnecessarily in 2018?
• Which hospitals are the best at Avoiding Overuse in America?

The Lown Institute is a national expert on the topic of overuse and our Index is the only one to measure overuse of twelve hospital services including coronary stenting, vertebroplasty, knee arthroscopy, hysterectomy, and head imaging. We invite you to join us for this important event.


Dr. Rita Redberg
Cardiologist and professor at the UCSF School of Medicine
Editor of JAMA Internal Medicine

Dr. Mark Smith
Founding president and former CEO of the California Health Care Foundation
Clinical professor at the UCSF School of Medicine

Shannon Brownlee
Special advisor to the president, Lown Institute

Dr. Vikas Saini
President, Lown Institute

May 4, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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