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.
- choosing wisely
- low-value care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism