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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 »

Choosing Wisely Partners’ Announcement

The ABIM Foundation has joined with Consumer Reports and nine leading medical specialty societies to develop evidence-based lists of tests and procedures for patients and physicians to question as part of Choosing Wisely.

Choosing Wisely Announcement

The ABIM Foundation announces Choosing Wisely, a new effort aimed at increasing physicians’ awareness of their role as stewards of America’s health care resources and providing them with tools they can use to improve quality and reduce unnecessary spending.