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High Value Care

ACP's High Value Care initiative aims to improve health, avoid harms, and eliminate wasteful practices.

An overview of the College's High Value Care initiative. More High Value Care Videos

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.

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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.

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Highlighted High Value Care Paper

Testosterone Treatment in Adult Men with Age-Related Low TestosteroneTestosterone Treatment in Adult Men with Age-Related Low Testosterone: A Clinical Guideline from the American College of Physicians (2020)

ACP developed this guideline to provide clinical recommendations based on the current evidence of the benefits and harms of testosterone treatment in adult men with age-related low testosterone. Clinical outcomes were evaluated by using the GRADE system and included sexual function, physical function, quality of life, energy and vitality, depression, cognition, serious adverse events, major adverse cardiovascular events, and other adverse events.

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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.