Over 50 specialty societies have joined the Choosing Wisely ® campaign and have released evidence-based recommendations of “Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.” These recommendations have launched a national discussion questioning the need for many frequently ordered tests and treatments and have encouraged physicians and patients to have conversations about the most appropriate care for the individual patient. Share these lists with your peers and with the practices and systems with which you work. For a full list of recommendations, go to our searchable site at http://www.choosingwisely.org/doctor-patient-lists/. Patient resources are available at http://consumerhealthchoices.org/campaigns/choosing-wisely/.
With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the ABIM Foundation has awarded grants to seven national specialty societies, five state medical associations and ten regional health collaboratives to further help physicians and patients engage in conversations aimed at reducing unnecessary tests and procedures. The grant from RWJF also provided support for the ABIM Foundation to share best practices through a Choosing Wisely Learning Network, and additional funding for Consumer Reports’ efforts to educate consumers about the Choosing Wisely lists.
Organizations that have a strategic Choosing Wisely plan and board support are invited to join the Choosing Wisely learning network. The learning network includes six webinars per year, affinity groups centered on engaging specific audiences, a virtual space for shared resources and a list serve of recent peer-reviewed and popular media journal articles. For more information, contact Kelly Rand at .