The "choosing Wisely" initiative to reduce low value care: Has endocrinology been wise enough?

Ajay Sood, David C. Aron

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Abstract

The challenges of practicing medicine manifest at multiple levels from the clinician-patient interaction to society. Among these are excess health care costs related to overuse and use of low-value care, services which do not provide benefits worth the cost. Physicians have a role as stewards of finite resources. The Choosing Wisely initiative seeks to address this issue and involves multiple professional societies. We describe the recommendations of the Endocrine Society and others as they apply to the practicing endocrinologist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-40
Number of pages8
JournalExpert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • choosing wisely
  • low-value care
  • overuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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