How can physicians and patients have the important conversations necessary to ensure the right care is delivered at the right time? Choosing Wisely® aims to answer that question.
An initiative of the ABIM Foundation, Choosing Wisely is focused on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm.
To spark these conversations, leading specialty societies have created lists of “Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” — evidence-based recommendations that should be discussed to help make wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on a patients’ individual situation.
Consumer Reports is developing and disseminating materials for patients through large consumer groups to help patients engage their physicians in these conversations and ask questions about what tests and procedures are right for them.
More than 50 specialty societies have now joined the campaign, and 30+ societies will announce new lists in late 2013 and early 2014.
- Tomorrow at 9:30am: @ABIMfoundation EVP & COO, @WolfsonD, to speak about #choosingwisely at #IHI25Forum http://t.co/rs6hQJ44Z8 about 6 hours ago
- The #choosingwisely campaign site has grown to 80+ phys-patient & consumer lists; check out new search function: http://t.co/2wMCF3KGAK about 13 hours ago
- RT @dhjutsw1: Love ASCO's effort. #ChoosingWisely list of tests/Rx that many pts don’t need. Talk w/ your dr. abt what you read: http://t.c… about 14 hours ago
- Find out what @ASH_hematology said are the five things to question in new #hematology #choosingwisely list: http://t.co/IYszysmoRQ 03:31:35 PM December 06, 2013
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