The ABIM Foundation has received a $4.2 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to continue advancing Choosing Wisely. The funding will expand the campaign to engage delivery systems, hospitals and medical groups to work with regional health organizations and physician-led groups.
The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to the causes and treatments of blood disorders, today named five additional commonly used tests, treatments, and procedures in hematology that might not always be necessary.
DARIEN, IL – Dec. 2, 2014 – Today the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) released a list of five common tests and treatments that are not always necessary in sleep medicine as part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation.
Costs of Care and the ABIM Foundation are launching the second annual Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Challenge to help identify the most promising innovations and bright ideas for teaching high-value care and stewardship to medical trainees.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced a second list of five tests and procedures that should be discussed to help make wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on a patient’s individual situation.
As Part of Campaign, The Academy Releases List of Five Commonly Used Treatment Approaches That Are Not Always Necessary or Advisable WASHINGTON DC (October 16, 2014) – The American Academy of Nursing (Academy), an organization dedicated to advancing health policy and practice, today released a list of common health care practices that are not always… Read more »
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) today released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) as part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
As in every field of medicine, there are certain tests and procedures that patients with liver disease and their physicians should discuss to ensure they are truly necessary and will improve care. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is proud to partner with the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign to identify… Read more »
One-in-five physicians are aware of Choosing Wisely® campaign Choosing Wisely expands to non-physician provider organizations with three new partners WASHINGTON, DC – Nearly three out of four U.S. physicians say the frequency with which doctors order unnecessary medical tests and procedures is a serious problem for America’s health care system—but just as many say that… Read more »
Bethesda, Md. – AABB today issued a list of five recommendations that will assist in the evaluation of the need for transfusions of blood and blood components. This list, which was developed as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign, highlights evidence-based recommendations that promote appropriate patient blood management. “If you look at the… Read more »
AMSSM aims to encourage physician and patient conversations by identifying five tests or procedures to question, highlighting potentially unnecessary—sometimes harmful—care in sports medicine. NEW ORLEANS, La. – The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) today released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in sports medicine… Read more »