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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Choosing Wisely: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question


Both the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) recently released their respective lists of Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.  The lists were created as part of the Choosing Wisely Campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, that recognizes the importance of improving care and eliminating unnecessary tests and procedures. 

These lists provide specific, evidence-based recommendations that can assist physicians and patients when deciding on appropriate care based on individual needs.  Both the AGS the AAHPM surveyed their members and consulted external experts to create their respective lists. 

For more information on how the lists were created and to see the full list of their recommendations, please click on the following links:

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care (AAHPM): Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

American Geriatrics Society (AGS): Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

2 comments:

loki thor said...
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Allison Musante said...

In Clinical Geriatrics, Dr. Barney Spivack, MD, comments on the new endeavor of the Choosing Wisely campaign and how physicians and their patients can take advantage of the resources that it offers. Read Dr. Spivack's commentary here: www.clinicalgeriatrics.com/articles/Making-Wise-Healthcare-Decisions-Five-Things-Physicians-and-Patients-Should-Question.

What do you think about the new Choosing Wisely campaign? Do you think it will be successful?