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.