ICER Baseline Reports

In 2014, the ABIM Foundation, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provided funding to the
Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) to provide brief analyses on several specialty societies’ Choosing Wisely recommendations around commonly overused tests and treatments.

Each of the reports, entitled “Choosing Wisely® Recommendation Analysis: Prioritizing Opportunities for Reducing Inappropriate Care,” explore current practice variation and costs, and examine the sociological forces that contribute to the overuse use of the tests and treatments. Each report also includes a summary rating of the extent and harms of overuse, the difficulty of practice change, and the potential for savings.

Baseline reports are available for recommendations around: