Improving Value by Reducing Unnecessary Telemetry and Urinary Catheter Utilization in Hospitalized Patients

Overuse of hospital medicine resources is a pervasive issue that is linked to adverse outcomes and increased costs.1,2 Overutilization, defined as “the provision of medical services that are more likely to cause harm than good”,1 is increasingly recognized as a problem that both clinicians and healthcare systems have to contend with. The extent of overutilization is exemplified in a 2010…