AAOS Releases Choosing Wisely® List

Joins campaign to support evidence-based actions

Making decisions about which tests, procedures, or protocols to perform is a process that involves both the patient and the physician. But some physicians understandably struggle to talk about appropriate tests and treatments with their patients—and many patients demand care they might not need.

To foster conversations between patients and physicians about what care is really necessary, the AAOS recently released a list of five specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary. The effort is part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, an organization established to advance medical professionalism into clinical practice.

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