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Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Recommended Reading: August 25 – 31

This past week yielded several articles on wise decision-making in health care. Below is an early edition of Recommended Reading as we head in to the holiday weekend: A Chicago Tribune story spotlights Costs of Care’s “Teaching Value” curriculum, aimed at making residents aware of health care costs and how they impact patients. This project [...]

Recommended Reading August 20 – 24

This week’s Recommended Reading features a call for wise health care decision-making, and also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Physician Charter: In a recent Annals of Internal Medicine commentary, Drs. Christine Cassel, Virginia Hood and Werner Bauer reflect on the 10th anniversary of the Physician Charter.  The authors discuss the impact of the Charter, [...]

Recommended Reading: August 13 –17

For some, August is packed with vacations and back-to-school preparations, but that has not stopped the flow of articles on medical professionalism! Check out the latest pieces in this week’s Recommended Reading: • According to some observers from outside the medical profession, medical professionalism articles and discussions are not adequately engaging the non-physician community. This [...]

Impressions of 2012 ABIM Foundation Forum: Room with a View

The ABIM Foundation recently held its annual Forum: Choosing Wisely in an Era of Limited Resources with a group of 140 diverse participants, including: consumers, family caregivers, individuals with chronic conditions, physician leaders, medical educators, residents and students, practicing physicians, payers, purchasers, researchers, journal editors and policymakers. 

Recommended Reading: August 6 – 10

The 2012 ABIM Foundation Forum, “Choosing Wisely in an Era of Limited Resources” took place July 28 – 31. This week’s Recommended Reading includes a New England Journal of Medicine article based on the Forum’s keynote address, the Kimball Lecture, as well as pieces related to the Choosing Wisely® campaign. 2012 ABIM Foundation Forum Kimball [...]

Knowing the Cost: A Prescription for Choosing Wisely®

Still fresh from the recent ABIM Foundation Forum, I stumbled across a striking example of the need to integrate the principles of the Choosing Wisely campaign into our daily medical practice.  I stopped by the drugstore after work and while waiting in line for a prescription, saw a man who appeared to be upset as [...]