ArticleManaging Overutilization, Quality of Care, and Sustainable Health Care Outcomes in OmanAbri, Salim M. MD; West, Daniel J. Jr PhD; Spinelli, Robert J. DBAAuthor Information From the Physician and Healthcare Administration, Oman (Dr Abri) and the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa (Dr West and Mr Spinelli). Corresponding author: Robert J. Spinelli, DBA, the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources, University of Scranton, Sranton, PA (e-mail: [email protected]). The Health Care Manager: October 2006 - Volume 25 - Issue 4 - p 348-355 Buy Abstract The health care system in Oman is facing a major challenge in managing escalating health care costs. One of the reasons for the dramatic increase in health care cost is overutilization. This article explores the problem of overutilization in Oman and its effect on sustaining the quality of health care. A review of the literature is used to develop a comprehensive model in controlling overutilization that is more applicable to the health system in Oman. Efforts to control costs and increase quality are discussed for possible implementation. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.