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 »
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 »
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 »
As part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, AAAAI identifies five more tests or procedures physicians and patients should question and discuss.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Critical Care Societies Collaborative issues list of clinical practices to question as part of Choosing Wisely® initiative.
Patients suffering from chronic pain should question certain tests and treatments CHICAGO – January 21, 2014 – Not prescribing opioids first or as a long-term therapy for chronic, non-cancer pain and avoiding MRIs, CTs and X-rays for low-back pain are among the tests and treatments identified by ASA that are commonly ordered but not always… Read more »
Choosing Wisely® campaign has identified over 220 tests and procedures that may not be necessary, could cause harm. PHILADELPHIA – As part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, more than a dozen leading medical specialty societies will release new lists of specific tests or procedures in early 2014 that they… Read more »