• Center on Health Equity and Access
  • Clinical
  • Health Care Cost
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Insurance
  • Policy
  • Technology
  • Value-Based Care

New Campaign Seeks to Curb Unnecessary Healthcare Services

Article

With the cost of medically unnecessary care estimated to be in the billions of dollars, a new campaign is setting out to change the medical profession’s and society’s usage of healthcare.

Choosing Wisely, a campaign developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation in partnership with Consumer Reports and 9 medical societies, seeks to get patients and doctors and others in the medical profession to think and talk about overuse or misuse of healthcare resources.

During the multi-year campaign, each specialty society will target 5 common tests or procedures that each designates needs discussion or should be questioned. The parameters used to narrow the options include limiting the 5 to the specialty’s purview and control; frequency and/or cost of the procedures; and having evidence supporting each recommended target. The societies will announce their self-developed lists in April of next year.

Read more at: http://tinyurl.com/7ocofh5

Source: Healthcare Finance News

Related Videos
Leslie Fish, PharmD.
Ronesh Sinha, MD
Adam Colborn, JD
Beau Raymond, MD
Judith Alberto, MHA, RPh, BCOP, director of clinical initiatives, Community Oncology Alliance
Yuqian Liu, PharmD
Jenny Craven, PharmaD, BCPS
Kimberly Westrich, MA
Mila Felder, MD, FACEP, emergency physician and vice president for Well-Being for All Teammates, Advocate Health
Sarah Bajorek, PhD, BCACP, MBA.
Related Content
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences
AJMC®
All rights reserved.