American College of Rheumatology

As the largest professional medical society devoted to the field of rheumatology, the American College of Rheumatology is proud to be a partner in the Choosing Wisely® campaign. Over 50 million Americans — including nearly 300,000 children — suffer from the painful, disabling and sometimes fatal effects of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. As care leaders, rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals play a uniquely vital role in guiding patients toward the most effective care. The American College of Rheumatology helps ensure patient access to appropriate and timely care, participates in the formulation of public health policy, develops clinical practice guidelines that increase quality of care for patients with rheumatic disease, and provides premier educational and practice improvement opportunities to health care providers. Participating in the Choosing Wisely campaign is an important extension of these and other American College of Rheumatology efforts to ensure optimal care for patients with rheumatic disease.