Many experts believe that the delivery of healthcare in the U.S. contains too much duplication and waste, and sometimes comes at an unnecessary increased risk to the patient. Patients need better information about what care they truly need, and they need to be able to talk with their physicians to get that information.
The Choosing Wisely campaign is a national initiative sponsored by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and supported by over 70 Specialty Medicine Societies. Since the Choosing Wisely campaign was launched in 2012, leading medical specialty societies have identified tests or procedures commonly used in their field, whose necessity should be questioned and discussed. The resulting lists of "Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" (http://www.choosingwisely.org/doctor-patient-lists/) will spark discussion about the need – or lack thereof – for many frequently ordered tests or treatments.
To learn more about the Choosing Wisely initiative, visit www.choosingwisely.org
Goal number of Physicians and Consumers to Learn About Choosing Wisely
Goal: 1,700 Goal: 800,000Actual: 1,700 Actual: 800, 000
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