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2014-09-17 08:24:52

Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists join campaign to support evidence-based actions ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Making decisions about foot and ankle care is a process that should involve the patient and an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. To help encourage positive conversations in the exam room, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) has released a list of five tests/procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary. The...

2014-09-15 08:30:00

APTA Releases Its Choosing Wisely® List, Encourages Patients To Become Active Participants In Their Own Health Care ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) today released "Five Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question." The list was written as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation's Choosing Wisely(®) campaign. It offers evidence-based ways to support conversations between patients...

2014-01-28 16:25:34

Critical Care Societies Collaborative issues list of clinical practices to question as part of Choosing Wisely® initiative ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) -- as part of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) -- has identified five routine critical care practices that should be questioned because they may not always be necessary and could, in fact, be harmful. Its efforts support Choosing Wisely®, an...

2014-01-22 23:01:55

Choosing Wisely® Content Now Made Available to Millions of iTriage Consumers NEW YORK and DENVER (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Consumer Reports and iTriage®, a market leader in consumer health care technology, today announced a partnership to make the ABIM Foundation’s “Choosing Wisely” initiative available to millions of iTriage consumers across the country. "Choosing Wisely" decision aids will be available on iTriage’s web and mobile platforms to help patients...

2013-12-19 23:04:42

Choosing Wisely® initiative urges patients to question physicians about which lab tests are necessary Chicago (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 A new online toolkit puts resources in the hands of pathologists and medical laboratory scientists to promote conversations between physicians and patients about which diagnostic tests are appropriate. The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) unveiled the toolkit during a symposium, “Choosing Wisely®: How California Pathologists Can...

2013-11-19 23:23:44

ASCP, CSP Collaborate to Help Reduce Inappropriate Testing Chicago (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Launching a grassroots effort to reduce inappropriate or over-utilized lab testing and improve the quality and safety of medicine, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is collaborating with the California Society of Pathologists (CSP) to present a Choosing Wisely® symposium at CSP’s 2013 Annual Meeting on Dec. 7, 2013. “Choosing Wisely: How California Pathologists Can...


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Annals of Internal Medicine
2012-05-07 07:34:57

Annals of Internal Medicine is an academic medical journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It was founded in 1927. It has been published biweekly (on the first and third Tuesday of each month) since 1988. The current editor is Christine Laine (as of May 2012). Its archives back to 1993 are available on the journal’s website in text formats. PDF formats are accessible back to 1999. Some material over six months old is open-access, and all material is provided free to...

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