Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation in partnership with Consumer Reports that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. Read more about the campaign.
- The Rhode Island Quality Institute and the ACEP Emergency Quality Network recently formed a statewide collaborative to implement Choosing Wisely recommendations about back pain across seven emergency departments with the goal of reducing imaging for non-traumatic back pain in low-risk patients by 30 percent by December 2017.
- AMDA — The Society for PA/LTC recently announced two new Choosing Wisely Champions: David Smith, MD, CMD, President of Geriatric Consultants of Central Texas, and Anuj Bhatnagar, MD, CMD, Associated Medical Director of Riverside PACE in Virginia.
- Get a “summer reading” roundup of recent media coverage of the Choosing Wisely campaign.