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Six Stewardship Innovations and Bright Ideas At Leading Teaching Hospitals Named Winners in Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Challenge

Costs of Care and ABIM Foundation also launch new interactive network aimed at advancing stewardship competencies in medical education and training Philadelphia, PA – Medical education teams at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Case Western Reserve University, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, the Medical College of Wisconsin, McGill…

You Probably Don’t Need These Five Tests or Treatments, Say Infectious Disease Experts

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), in partnership with the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign, has released a list of five tests or treatments that physicians and patients should question. The goal is to spark discussion about the need—or lack thereof—for many frequently ordered tests or treatments. The Choosing Wisely campaign is aimed at… Read more »

The AAO-HNSF Releases List of Common Tests and Treatments to Question as Part of the Choosing Wisely® Campaign

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) today released its second list of specific tests and treatments that are commonly ordered but not always necessary when treating disorders of the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck. The released list is part of the Choosing…

The American Society for Clinical Pathology Expands List of Commonly Used Tests and Treatments Physicians and Patients Should Question

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) today released a new list of recommendations for laboratory tests that are commonly ordered but not always appropriate in pathology and laboratory medicine as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation.

AOFAS Releases Choosing Wisely® List

Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists join campaign to support evidence-based actions ROSEMONT, Ill. – Sept. 17, 2014 — Making decisions about foot and ankle care is a process that should involve the patient and an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. To help encourage positive conversations in the exam room, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle… Read more »

ASTRO releases second list of five radiation oncology treatments to question, as part of national Choosing Wisely® campaign

Encourages more detailed conversations between physicians and patients San Francisco, September 14, 2014—The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today released its second list of five radiation oncology-specific treatments that are commonly ordered but may not always be appropriate, as part of the national Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The list… Read more »

APTA Releases Its Choosing Wisely® List of What To Question

Encourages patients to become active participants in their own health care  Alexandria, VA, September 15, 2014 – The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) today released “Five Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question.” The list was written as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign. It offers evidence-based ways… Read more »

Neurosurgeons Unveil Choosing Wisely® List, Identifying Five Unnecessary Tests or Procedures

Encourage physician and patient conversations about their treatment options Washington, DC – The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) today released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered, but not always necessary, in neurosurgery. As part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation,… Read more »