AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) is proud to be a partner in the Choosing Wisely® campaign. AMDA, the national professional association of medical directors, attending physicians, and other professionals practicing long term care medicine, is dedicated to excellence in patient care. AMDA provides education, advocacy, information, and professional development to enable its 5,000-plus members to deliver quality long term care.
AMDA and its members are committed to practicing quality person-centered care that considers individuals’ need, choices, preferences, financial resources, spiritual beliefs, and other issues in care. Such care involves physicians and patients (and their families) working together to make individualized, informed, and wise choices regarding diagnostic tests, treatments, and procedures. AMDA believes that the physicians and other interdisciplinary team leaders are important allies for patients and families, and the need is great for the providers, patients, and families to work as partners in decision-making regarding care planning and end-of-life decision making. AMDA understands that elders and their families need support, guidance, information, and compassion as they face frailty, illness, loss of independence, and even death. AMDA is committed to providing excellent, appropriate, and cost-effective care and to ensuring that patients have the best possible quality of life that includes dignity, respect, compassion, and choice.