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Monthly Archives: January, 2013
The ABIM Foundation’s “Putting the Charter into Practice” grant program is focused on advancing stewardship in health care delivery systems. In 2011, we awarded five grants of $20,000 each, and we’ve been excited to see the tremendous return on this investment.
The newest Recommended Reading post is a round-up of the latest Choosing Wisely® mentions: In “Doing Better by Doing Less: Approaches to Tackle Overuse of Services,” Robert Berenson and Elizabeth Docteur provide an overview of approaches to address unnecessary tests and procedures — including recommendations in the Choosing Wisely campaign — and offer suggestions for further [...]
Over the past year I’ve written much about the Choosing Wisely® campaign, but a recent personal experience serves as the inspiration for this post.
At the recent annual meeting of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Fred Hafferty of the Mayo Clinic and I gave a presentation on the effect systems have on the professional behaviors of clinicians. I asked the 100 or so attendees if they thought intrinsic (i.e., personal satisfaction and mastery) or extrinsic (i.e., payment) motivators [...]
The articles featured in this week’s Recommended Reading focus on identifying and addressing unprofessional behavior among physicians: Researchers recently presented vignettes of unprofessional online behavior to state medical boards to assess the likelihood that these behaviors would result in a state board investigation. Four of the vignettes had a high rate of consensus that the [...]
Several professional organizations, regional collaboratives and health systems/hospitals are asking how they should approach the implementation of the Choosing Wisely® campaign recommendations.
The first Recommended Reading of 2013 features the latest articles addressing the problems of waste and overuse: In an Archives of Internal Medicine editorial, the authors assert that “there is much work to be done to overcome the bias toward overtreatment.” They cite the Choosing Wisely® campaign as an important step in reducing unnecessary tests [...]