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Dermatologists Identify Five Skin Health Treatments and Procedures That Consumers May Not Need

American Academy of Dermatology Participates in Choosing Wisely® and Encourages Patients to Start a Conversation with Their Dermatologist about Treatment Options SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Oct. 29, 2013) – The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) today released its list of specific treatments and procedures related to skin health and care that are not always necessary. The Academy… Read more »

When Less is More in Treating Childhood Rheumatic Diseases

ATLANTA – The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today announced its second list of five tests and treatments commonly used in rheumatology whose use should be questioned and discussed between rheumatologists and their patients. This list, focused solely on pediatric rheumatology, will help encourage dialogue between pediatric rheumatology patients, their parents and the rheumatologists who… Read more »

As Part of Choosing Wisely® Campaign, Endocrinologists Release List of Commonly Used Tests and Treatments to Question

List encourages physician and patient conversations by highlighting potentially unnecessary—sometimes harmful—care in endocrinology. Chevy Chase, MD and Jacksonville, FL–The Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in endocrinology as part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative… Read more »

Nation’s Emergency Physicians Announce List of Test and Procedures to Question as Part of Choosing Wisely Campaign

SEATTLE — Dedicated to reducing health care costs and improving patient care, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced a list of five tests and procedures that may not be cost effective in some situations and should prompt discussion with patients in order to both educate them and gain their agreement regarding avoidance… Read more »

As Part of Choosing Wisely® Campaign, American Society of Anesthesiologists releases list of commonly used tests and treatments to question

SAN FRANCISCO – October 12, 2013 – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in anesthesiology as part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support conversations between… Read more »

Back Pain? Make Sure You and Your Spine Specialist are “Choosing Wisely”

North American Spine Society Releases List of Common Spine Tests and Treatments to Question New Orleans, LA—During its 28th Annual Meeting, the North American Spine Society (NASS) today released a list of five specific tests and treatments that are commonly ordered but may not always be necessary in spine care. The list is part of… Read more »

American Academy of Family Physicians Releases Third Choosing Wisely® List, Identifies Five Medical Procedures Doctors Should Question

LEAWOOD, Kan. — As part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign, the American Academy of Family Physicians today released its third list of common tests and procedures that research suggests may be duplicative or unnecessary. Launched in April 2012, Choosing Wisely is a national effort that has brought together more than 50 medical specialty… Read more »

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

Atlanta, September 23, 2013 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today released its 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 identifies five targeted treatment options that ASTRO recommends… Read more »

APA Releases List of Common Uses of Psychiatric Medications to Question

ARLINGTON, Va. (September 20, 2013) — The American Psychiatric Association today released a list of specific uses of antipsychotic medications that are common, but potentially unnecessary and sometimes harmful, as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can prompt conversations between patients… Read more »

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Releases Choosing Wisely® List

Rosemont, Ill. – The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in orthopaedics as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support conversations between patients… Read more »

AMDA Releases List of Potentially Unnecessary Medical Tests, Procedures as Part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® Campaign

Columbia, MD — AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has partnered with the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign to encourage discussions among physicians, patients, and other health care stakeholders about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary or even cause harm. As part of this commitment, AMDA has developed a list… Read more »

American College of Surgeons and Commission on Cancer Release Lists of Commonly Used Tests and Treatments for Patients to Discuss With Their Surgeons

CHICAGO, IL (September 4, 2013):  The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Commission on Cancer (CoC) today released separate lists of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in surgery and surgical oncology as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The list from each… Read more »