ACP's High Value Care initiative aims to improve health, avoid harms, and eliminate wasteful practices.
The initiative addresses High Value Care broadly, offering learning resources for clinicians and medical educators, clinical guidelines, best practice advice, case studies and patient resources on a wide variety of related topics. Some learning opportunities even offer free CME and MOC.
Resources for Clinicians
The following free resources were created by ACP to help you implement High Value Care principles into your practice and focus on optimal diagnostic and treatment strategies, based upon considerations of value, effectiveness, and avoidance of overuse and misuse.
Resources for Medical Educators
These resources help medical educators teach the principles of High Value Care effectively and can also be used for faculty development.
- Curriculum for Residents
- Curriculum for Subspecialty Fellows
- Faculty Development
Highlighted High Value Care Paper
Diagnosis and Management of Acute Left-Sided Colonic Diverticulitis: A Clinical Guideline From the American College of Physicians (2022)
ACP releases a new Clinical Guideline suggesting clinicians use abdominal CT imaging for patients when there is diagnostic uncertainty in a patient with suspected acute left-sided colonic diverticulitis; manage most patients with acute left-sided colonic diverticulitis in an outpatient setting; initially manage select patients acute uncomplicated left-sided colonic diverticulitis without antibiotics.
High Value Care Committee
The High Value Care Committee (HVCC) develops recommendations and resources focused on High Value Care that assist physicians to provide the best possible care to their patients while simultaneously reducing unnecessary costs to the healthcare system. The HVCC was previously called the High Value Care Task Force.
Disclosures of Interest for all members and ACP staff are reported, discussed, and resolved at the start of each High Value Care Committee meeting and conference call.
Disclosures of Interest
- February 6, 2018 HVCC Disclosures of Interests
- November 13, 2017 HVCTF Disclosure of Interests
- March 30, 2017 HVCTF Disclosure of Interests
- September 6, 2016 HVCTF Disclosure of Interests
- May 6, 2016 HVCTF Disclosure of Interests
- February 8, 2016 HVCTF Disclosure of Interests
- September 8, 2015 HVCTF Disclosure of Interests
- February 23, 2015 HVCTF Disclosure of Interests