The American Society of Hematology has added 5 more recommendations to it's Choosing Wisely list, which was published in the journal Blood,
Developed as part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, the ASH Choosing Wisely list provides 10 evidence-based recommendations in an effort to prompt conversations between patients and physicians about the necessity and potential harm of certain practices. The first five recommendations were released in 2013 and highlighted in a manuscript published in Blood after months of careful data analysis and review, as well as input from the Society's membership, using the most current evidence about management and treatment options. The list was recently updated to include five additional commonly used tests, treatments, and procedures in hematology that physicians and patients should question in certain circumstances. These new practices to question are highlighted in a new manuscript published in Blood in December 2014, which further describes the methods in development of the list and the evidentiary basis of the recommendations.
Link to the news on the ASH website: http://bit.ly/1I4EX5h