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 »
The ABIM Foundation announces new education modules, developed by Drexel University College of Medicine and nine medical specialty societies, to help physicians engage their patients in conversations about tests and procedures to question.
Group aims to encourage physician and patient conversations by identifying five tests or procedures to question, highlighting potentially unnecessary—sometimes harmful—practices in hematology WASHINGTON, December 4, 2013 – The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to the causes and treatments of blood disorders, today released a list of common hematology tests,… Read more »
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is proud to partner with the Choosing Wisely® campaign. Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, aims to spark patient-physician conversations by providing lists of “Things Physicians and Patients Should Question”. These lists, created by leading medical specialty societies, contain evidence-based recommendations on common, but often unnecessary… Read more »
Group aims to encourage physician and patient conversations by identifying five tests or procedures to question, highlighting potentially unnecessary—sometimes harmful—care in migraine and headache treatment. Scottsdale, AZ – The American Headache Society (AHS) today released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly performed but not always necessary in the treatment or migraine… Read more »
Group aims to encourage physician and patient conversations by identifying five tests or procedures to question, highlighting potentially unnecessary—sometimes harmful—care in gynecologic oncology. CHICAGO, IL – The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) today released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in gynecologic oncology as part of… Read more »
List provides immediate steps for physicians to improve quality and value in oncology care. ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today announced its second “Top Five” list of opportunities to improve the quality and value of cancer care. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), ASCO’s second Top Five list… Read more »
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 »
A list released today identified five commonly performed tests and procedures in pulmonary medicine that may not always be necessary. The list, part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign, was produced by a collaborative task force assembled by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). The Choosing Wisely… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »