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Updates From the Field
April 2018

24c45a45-9151-4fff-b93a-d6be96f4e9ba.png  Latest updates from Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely at the Right Time

Gregory Blommel, MD, Medical Director of Quality and Outcomes at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, has pinpointed the exact moment that can determine success in the push to decrease utilization per the CW recommendations.

The "Top 12" Recommendations That Are Reducing Overuse

ABIM Foundation staff identified a “Top 12” list of Choosing Wisely recommendations that drove the largest decrease in unnecessary tests and procedures. See which ones made the list.

Helping Patients Take Care of Themselves

At his Family Medicine practice in Michigan, Dr. Gregg Stefanek, asks prospective patients to attend a 30-minute orientation during which he introduces them to the “more is not always better” philosophy of the Choosing Wisely campaign.

Beyond High Prices: Five Reasons to Continue Addressing Overuse

Daniel Wolfson responds to recent JAMA piece that minimizes the effect of overutilization on high health care spending in the U.S.

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