Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases: low value interventions

Denis Spelman, Adam W Jenney and David P Burgner
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 282-283. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01427

The challenge will be changing clinicians’ behaviour and practice so that the use of low value interventions decreases

In March 2015, the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) was one of 41 medical societies of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians to participate in the EVOLVE initiative, aimed at identifying five practices or interventions that were of low value or of limited usefulness.1 ASID members, including paediatricians, were surveyed and asked to short-list (and rank) suggested low value interventions (LVIs). From this survey emerged an overall short list that was circulated to respondents for further comment, and the final five LVIs were submitted to the ASID Council for endorsement.1

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  • Denis Spelman1
  • Adam W Jenney1
  • David P Burgner2

  • 1 The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC


Competing interests:

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