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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 »

American Society of Hematology Releases List of Commonly Used Tests and Treatments to Question as Part of Choosing Wisely® Campaign

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 »

ASRM Joins Choosing Wisely Campaign and Contributes Recommendations on Testing for the Evaluation of Infertility

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 »

As Part of Choosing Wisely® Campaign American Headache Society Releases List of Commonly Used Tests and Treatments to Question

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 »

As Part of Choosing Wisely® Campaign, Society of Gynecologic Oncology Releases List of Commonly Used Tests and Treatments to Question

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 »

New ASCO Choosing Wisely® List Details Five Cancer Tests and Treatments Routinely Performed Despite Lack of Evidence

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 »

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 »