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October 09, 2019
Patient-centered practice infrastructure was associated with better care quality only among physicians who scored well on their Maintenance of Certification exam.
September 19, 2019
The promise of high-quality, affordable care aligning with the individual needs of patients remains elusive. Increasingly, the missing ingredient seems obvious: trust.
September 10, 2019
Relationships in healthcare are important and trust is crucial to those relationships. However, it has been on the decline in the United States. We speak with the executive vice president of the ABIM Foundation and representatives from the 8 winning organizations of the foundation's Trust Practice Challenge about the programs they implemented to rebuild trust.
August 09, 2019
Mistrust in healthcare can have big repercussions and can perpetuate ongoing health disparities. Here are 5 things about medical mistrust.
June 12, 2019
Working together to reduce low-value care, stakeholders can help eliminate wasteful spending and deliver on their goal to improve the health of Americans by delivering higher-quality care at lower cost.
November 12, 2018
This letter argues that an editorial published in the August 2018 issue provides an unduly limited perspective of the impact of Choosing Wisely.
February 14, 2018
The FDA on Wednesday cleared the sale of the first blood test to evaluate concussion in adults. The agency said a blood test could help avoid unnecessary computed tomography scans of the head, because most patients evaluated for concussion do not have detectable intracranial lesions.
January 23, 2017
Initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Choosing Wisely® is a campaign that has seen participation by a number of different national medical organizations to promote conversations between clinicians and patients to ensure adequate, evidence-based care.
July 18, 2016
Drug prices have developed into the fastest growing segment of healthcare costs and are a significant burden on the patient's wallet, in addition to the cost of healthcare services. An Education Session at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology discussed potential solutions to ease this problem.
December 08, 2015
Members from the American Society of Hematology (ASH)'s Choosing Wisely Task Force presented 5 recommendations on Monday, December 7, 2015, at the 57th annual meeting of ASH, in Orlando, Florida.
March 13, 2015
The study, published in JAMA Oncology, found that low risk breast and prostate cancer patients received unnecessary imaging overall, with a higher rate observed in the North East region of the country.
January 09, 2015
Although a core set of quality measures has not yet been established in the area of medical oncology, the panelists note that programs such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative and the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely initiative have been valuable in terms of measuring and reporting outcomes, thus helping to improve patient care.
December 04, 2014
The American Society of Hematology has added 5 more recommendations to it's Choosing Wisely list, which was published in the journal Blood,
February 25, 2013
The Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine, is focused on encouraging physicians, patients, and other healthcare stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm. Just this week, the leaders behind this initiative added a number of do's and don'ts to their growing list.
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