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Health care systems should be optimistic that interventions designed to reduce unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures recommended by specialty societies as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign can produce meaningful results for their organizations, according to new research published in The Milbank Quarterly. “The Impact of Choosing Wisely Interventions on Low-value Medical… Read more »

April 2021 Learning Network Resources

Trust in Healthcare Quinn SC, et alt. Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in BIPOC Communities — Toward Trustworthiness, Partnership, and Reciprocity. NEJM. March 2021“A primary path toward trust and confidence is relationship building. In too many situations and circumstances, BIPOC communities are asked to ‘help us solve the problems in your community.’ Long-standing and reciprocal relationships between… Read more »

Choosing Wisely: When to Question Tests, Procedures or Treatment for Pediatric Surgery

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as part of the national Choosing Wisely® campaign, has developed a new list of medical tests, treatments and procedures that may be over-utilized and not necessary in many cases — this time focusing on pediatric surgery. Choosing Wisely, an evidence-based resource to avoid unnecessary care, provides recommendations about situations in which… Read more »

New Choosing Wisely Recommendations From AAPCOID and PIDS

The American Academy of Pediatrics – Committee on Infectious Diseases and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society released recommendations to protect hospitalized children from the effects of antibiotic resistance.

AOTA Offers Choosing Wisely List of Practices to Question

In its continuing mission to help occupational therapy practitioners provide the highest quality care to clients, the American Occupational Therapy Association announces its recommendations for quality, evidence-based occupational therapy services.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology Expands List of Commonly Used Tests Physicians and Patients Should Question

Expanded Recommendations Part of Choosing Wisely Campaign Chicago/Oct. 18, 2017—ASCP released a new list of recommendations for laboratory tests that are commonly ordered but not always appropriate in pathology and laboratory medicine as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The new list of five targeted, evidence-based recommendations expands ASCP’s… Read more »