Monthly Archives: December 2011
The ABIM Foundation has joined with nine medical specialty societies to develop evidence-based lists of tests and procedures for patients and physicians to discuss and question. The goal of Choosing Wisely is to help physicians, patients and other stakeholders avoid unnecessary and in some cases harmful interventions and reduce the ever-expanding cost of health care. Each participating specialty society will identify five tests or procedures whose use should be questioned. The lists will be announced in April 2012. The lists are modeled after the National Physicians Alliance project “Five Things You Can Do in Your Practice,” which was funded by the ABIM Foundation. Consumer Reports will also be participating in the campaign. One page factsheet here. Press Release here. Website here.