Annette M Langer-Gould, Wayne E Anderson, Melissa J Armstrong, Adam B Cohen, Matthew A Eccher, Donald J Iverson, Sonja B Potrebic, Amanda Becker, Rod Larson, Alicia Gedan, Thomas S D Getchius, Gary S Gronseth
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)'s Top Five Recommendations in the Choosing Wisely campaign promoting high-value neurologic medicine and physician-patient communication. The AAN published its Top Five Recommendations in February 2013 in collaboration with the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation and Consumer Reports. METHODS: A Choosing Wisely Working Group of 10 AAN members was formed to oversee the process and craft the evidence-based recommendations...
September 10, 2013: Neurology
Lisa K Hicks, Harriet Bering, Kenneth R Carson, Judith Kleinerman, Vishal Kukreti, Alice Ma, Brigitta U Mueller, Sarah H O'Brien, Marcelo Pasquini, Ravindra Sarode, Lawrence Solberg, Adam E Haynes, Mark A Crowther
Choosing Wisely® is a medical stewardship and quality improvement initiative led by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation in collaboration with leading medical societies in the United States. The ASH is an active participant in the Choosing Wisely® project. Using an iterative process and an evidence-based method, ASH has identified 5 tests and treatments that in some circumstances are not well supported by evidence and which in certain cases involve a risk of adverse events and financial costs with low likelihood of benefit...
December 5, 2013: Blood
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