LEAWOOD, Kan. — As part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign, the American Academy of Family Physicians today released its third list of common tests and procedures that research suggests may be duplicative or unnecessary. Launched in April 2012, Choosing Wisely is a national effort that has brought together more than 50 medical specialty… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Group aims to encourage physician and patient conversations by identifying five tests or procedures to question, highlighting potentially unnecessary—sometimes harmful—care in general internal medicine.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Physician organizations identify more than 150 potentially unnecessary medical tests and treatments commonly performed in U.S. to be released as latest installment of Choosing Wisely® campaign.
Article notes impact of ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® Campaign
ABIM Foundation awards grants to advance Choosing Wisely® campaign in local and regional areas in US.
The Choosing Wisely® campaign releases an additional 18 lists of tests or procedures to question, highlighting potentially unnecessary— sometimes harmful— care provided in the United States.
Nine leading physician specialty societies have identified specific tests or procedures that they say are commonly used but not always necessary in their respective fields.
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.
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.