Each week, the Alliance scours the blogospherefor the news affecting the home care industry. Here are highlights from this week:
Not All Procedures Are Created Equal: Top Five to Avoid
The Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation in partnership with Consumer Reports… is an attempt to alert both doctors and patients to problematic and commonly overused medical tests, procedures and treatments.
It took an elegantly simple approach: By working through professional organizations representing medical specialties, Choosing Wisely asked doctors to identify “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.”
The idea was that doctors and their patients could agree on tests and treatments that are supported by evidence, that don’t duplicate what others do, that are “truly necessary” and “free from harm” — and avoid the rest.
Among the 18 new lists released last week are recommendations from geriatricians and palliative care specialists, which may…
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