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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 »

Helping Patients with Liver Disease Choose Wisely

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 »

Survey: Physicians Are Aware That Many Medical Tests and Procedures are Unnecessary, See Themselves As Solution

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 »

AABB Partners With the ABIM Foundation on Choosing Wisely Campaign; Issues List of Recommendations to Optimize Blood Use

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 »

As Part of Choosing Wisely® Campaign AMSSM Releases List of Commonly Used Sports Medicine Tests and Treatments to Question

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 »

As Part of Choosing Wisely® Campaign, SCAI Issues List of Tests and Treatments to Avoid

SCAI’s list will help patients and physicians work together to determine the best course of care. WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 31, 2014) – The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) today issued a list of five specific, evidence-based recommendations that should be avoided in the care of patients who have, or are at risk for,… Read more »

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases Second List of Commonly Used Tests and Treatments to Question

Group aims to encourage physician and patient conversations about five more tests, treatments and procedures. CHICAGO—The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in the care of children as part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The… Read more »

American Geriatrics Society Releases Second Choosing Wisely® List: Identifies 5 More Tests and Treatments that Older Patients and Providers Should Question

New York, NY, February 27 – The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today released a new list of five tests and treatments that older adults and their healthcare providers should question and discuss. The AGS is a partner in the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely®initiative, which encourages healthcare providers and their patients to discuss the benefits and… Read more »

ACOEM Releases Recommendations as Part of Choosing Wisely® Campaign

National initiative aims to encourage physician and patient conversations by identifying five tests or procedures to question, highlighting potentially unnecessary—sometimes harmful—care. Elk Grove Village, Illinois – The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) today released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in occupational and… Read more »

New Heart Rhythm Society Choosing Wisely® List Details Five Commonly Used Treatments and Procedures to Avoid

Group aims to encourage physician and patient conversations by identifying five treatments or procedures that should be brought into question and further discussed. Washington, DC – The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) today released its list of specific treatments and procedures related to heart rhythm disorders that are not always necessary. HRS developed the list as… Read more »