In April 2012, the ABIM Foundation, Consumer Reports and nine courageous medical specialty societies launched the Choosing Wisely®campaign by announcing lists of tests and procedures that were prone to overuse and should be discussed between physicians and patients. Today, I’m proud to share that 17 societies are releasing new lists, totaling 90 new things that [...]
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.
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 [...]