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Recommended Reading: September 29 – October 5
Written by Amy Cunningham on October 9, 2012
The latest installment of Recommended Reading features mentions of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign, as well as our work in team-based care.
- In a JAMA commentary, ABIM and ABIM Foundation President and CEO Christine K. Cassel, ABIM Foundation Trustee Robert Wachter, and Mark Graber of RTI International argue that diagnostic errors must be addressed as a key part of assuring health care quality and safety. They also note that “costs related to diagnostic testing are increasing faster than any other component of health care expenditures,” and cite Choosing Wisely as one effort to address unnecessary diagnostic tests and procedures.
- A British Medical Journal piece on unnecessary care states, “A newly launched movement led by prominent doctors is challenging the basic assumption in U.S. healthcare that more is better.” Choosing Wisely is among several efforts mentioned that aim to reduce unnecessary tests and procedures.
- Participants from the Best Practices Innovation Collaborative of the IOM Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care released a discussion paper, “Core Principles & Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care.” In the paper, the authors cite findings that emerged from the ABIM Foundation’s team-based care initiative, including economic barriers to team-based care.
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