Benchmarking surgeons cuts overuse of Mohs surgery

US study aims to overcome the 'perverse incentive' of fee-for-service
Reuters Health

Giving surgeons feedback on how their performance compares with norms is effective in reducing overuse of Mohs micrographic surgery, a study suggests.

US researchers designed an audit-and-feedback intervention aimed at reducing extreme overuse of Mohs surgery by confidentially sharing stages-per-case performance data with individual surgeons benchmarked to their peers nationally for similar head and neck lesions.