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Table 3 De-adoption terms (n = 43) and frequency of their use within included citations

From: Towards understanding the de-adoption of low-value clinical practices: a scoping review

Terma Number (%) of 109 citationsb Number (%) of citations with term listed in title or abstract Relationship to the proposed conceptual framework References
Disinvest* 42 (39) 34 (31) Facilitate de-adoption [7, 8, 19, 20, 23, 42, 4681]
Sustain de-adoption
Decrease use 26 (24) 13 (12) Facilitate de-adoption [8, 2628, 31, 33, 35, 37, 80, 8299]
Evaluate de-adoption outcomes
Discontinu* 17 (16) 7 (6) Facilitate de-adoption [8, 18, 20, 23, 25, 28, 51, 56, 61, 63, 91, 94, 96, 100103]
Evaluate de-adoption outcomes
Abandon* 17 (16) 4 (4) Sustain de-adoption [31, 54, 58, 63, 65, 84, 86, 97, 98, 100, 101, 103108]
Reassess* 15 (14) 8 (7) Identify low-value practices [8, 18, 23, 46, 52, 58, 59, 68, 71, 80, 102, 108111]
Obsole* 13 (12) 6 (6) Identify low-value practices [19, 20, 49, 55, 57, 58, 68, 73, 76, 80, 108, 109, 112]
Medical reversal 12 (11) 7 (6) Identify low-value practices [4, 5, 7, 61, 83, 85, 107, 113117]
Contradict 11 (10) 3 (3) Identify low-value practices [5, 7, 24, 54, 65, 68, 85, 86, 104, 118, 119]
Re-invest 9 (8) 0 (0) Sustain de-adoption [8, 52, 54, 55, 68, 71, 73, 78, 80]
Withdraw* 8 (7) 8 (7) Facilitate de-adoption [2936]
Sustain de-adoption
Reduc* 8 (7) 1 (1) Evaluate de-adoption outcomes [31, 32, 3436, 120, 121]
Decline in use 7 (6) 0 (0) Evaluate de-adoption outcomes [96, 98, 99, 103, 120, 122, 123]
Health technology reassessment 5 (5) 4 (4) Identify low-value practices [52, 58, 59, 71, 110]
Change in use 4 (4) 2 (2) Evaluate de-adoption outcome [32, 118, 121, 124]
De-implement* 4 (4) 2 (2) Facilitate de-adoption [50, 65, 125, 126]
De-list 4 (4) 0 (0) Facilitate de-adoption [57, 68, 80, 109]
Sustain de-adoption
Low value practice/intervention 4 (4) 2 (2) Identify low-value practices [7, 70, 78, 127]
Change in practice 3 (3) 1 (1) Evaluate de-adoption outcome [36, 103, 118]
De-adopt* 3 (3) 2 (2) Facilitate de-adoption [18, 100, 128]
Evaluate de-adoption outcomes
De-commission 3 (3) 1 (1) Facilitate de-adoption [68, 72, 80]
Sustain de-adoption
Do not do 3 (3) 1 (1) Facilitate de-adoption [21, 22, 56]
Reallocation 3 (3) 0 (0) Sustain de-adoption [58, 73, 109]
Remov* 3 (3) 0 (0) Facilitate de-adoption [29, 33, 37]
Sustain de-adoption
Replace 3 (3) 0 (0) Facilitate de-adoption [4, 111, 114]
Sustain de-adoption
Refute 3 (3) 1 (1) Identify low-value practices [24, 83, 104]
Over use 3 (3) 0 (0) Identify low-value practices [37, 127, 129]
Stop* 3 (3) 1 (1) Facilitate de-adoption [35, 77, 124]
Inappropriate use 2 (2) 1 (1) Identify low-value practices [112, 129]
Relinquish* 2 (2) 1 (1) Facilitate de-adoption [97, 98]
Sustain de-adoption
Ineffective 2 (2) 1 (1) Identify low-value practices [19, 29]
Misuse 1 (1) 0 (0) Identify low-value practices [127]
Re-appraisal 1 (1) 0 (0) Identify low-value practices [79]
Re-prioritization 1 (1) 0 (0) Sustain de-adoption [79]
Substitutional re-investment 1 (1) 0 (0) Facilitate de-adoption [79]
Sustain de-adoption
Evidence-based reassessment 1 (1) 0 (0) Identify low-value practices [79]
Clinical redesign 1 (1) 0 (0) Facilitate de-adoption [79]
Disadoption 1 (1) 0 (0) Facilitate de-adoption [101]
Defunding 1 (1) 0 (0) Facilitate de-adoption [57]
Sustain de-adoption
Resource release 1 (1) 0 (0) Facilitate de-adoption [57]
Sustain de-adoption
Withdrawing from a service and redeploying resources 1 (1) 0 (0) Facilitate de-adoption [57]
Sustain de-adoption
Redeploy 1 (1) 1 (1) Facilitate de-adoption [68]
Sustain de-adoption
Reversal 1 (1) 0 (0) Identify low-value practices [96]
Facilitate de-adoption
Sustain de-adoption
Drop in use 1 (1) 0 (0) Facilitate de-adoption [31]
Evaluate de-adoption
  1. a*wildcard notation denotes multiple endings for a given term
  2. bPercentages do not total 100 owing to the appearance of multiple terms within individual citations