The following are resources meant for residency training programs, to assist with high-value care education.

I-CARE (Interactive Cost-Awareness Resident Exercise)

The Interactive Cost-Awareness Resident Exercise is a training activity, created at Yale University, comprised of a series of cases, each of which can be run at a morning report or noon conference.  Cases allow groups of trainees to attempt to make the diagnosis with all of the required testing and nothing extra.  Costs of the diagnostics are revealed at the end of the case. (original published article)

costs_of_care_logoCosts of Care

The Teaching Value Project is focused on the medical education of clinicians towards a goal of deflating medical costs. Providers can sign up for free and get access to great tools to learn more about ways to cut costs.  These modules were created by Costs of Care.

tt-hvcThe High Value Care

The High Value Care Curriculum from the ACP is an initiative focused on helping physicians provide optimal care for patients while reducing unnecessary costs to the healthcare system. ACP is “committed to reducing the unsustainable financial burdens to our healthcare system.”

ACP Guidelines / Clinical Recommendations

Costs of Health Care Curriculum, Do We Really Need It?

An excellent introductory presentation on the costs of health care and why high-value care education is important. Created  by Dr. Binay Eapen, Mount Carmel West Hospital, Columbus, OH.

Bayview CRAVE

Bayview CRAVE (Curriculum of Resident Activities for Value Education) is a set of modules designed to be used by a resident wards team during an inpatient rotation, with the goal of introducing high-value care concepts at the point of care. The curriculum aims to train young physicians to think critically about the diagnostic tests and treatments that they order, so as to provide the best care possible for our patients. PRO members are currently working with faculty to do a needs assessment and advise curriculum changes, with the aim to incorporate both inpatient and outpatient objectives. [Links to come!]