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Monthly Archives: December, 2011

Putting the Charter into Practice Grantee: Johns Hopkins Bayview

This is the fourth in a series of posts written by the ABIM’s Foundation’s Putting the Charter into Practice grantees, which describes their motivation to pursue projects related to stewardship of resources. Based on past experiences, both my co-investigator, Marc Larochelle, and I had an interest in improving stewardship of health care resources. Our paths [...]

Choosing Wisely

Today the ABIM Foundation announced the launch of the Choosing Wisely campaign. The goal of the initiative is to encourage conversations between physicians and patients about the overuse or misuse of tests and procedures that offer little benefit and may sometimes inflict harm.

Putting the Charter into Practice Grantee: University of Minnesota’s Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

This is the third in a series of posts written by the ABIM Foundation’s Putting the Charter into Practice grantees, which describes their motivation to pursue projects related to stewardship of resources. When you ask people why they want to be doctors, nearly every answer includes a variation on the theme “to help people.”  From [...]

Exploring What Works to Improve Care: Hold the Money, Pass the Praise

On November 18th, the American Board of Internal Medicine, through a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the ABIM Foundation, conducted a conference entitled, “Physician Level Assessment and Recognition: What Works?” The basis of the conference was a yet-to-be-published systematic literature review that compares the efficacy [...]

Putting the Charter into Practice Grantee: National Physicians Alliance

This is the second in a series of posts written by the ABIM Foundation’s Putting the Charter into Practice grantees, which describes their motivation to pursue projects related to stewardship of resources. I’ve been interested in good stewardship as long as I can remember. It must be connected to the admonishments of my parents not [...]