Search Tag: Choosing Wisely

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Is That MRI Really Necessary?

2015 15 Dec

While Choosing Wisely and similar initiatives around the world target referring physicians to think about whether an imaging test is the appropriate choice, patients also need to talk to their doctors about it, according to neurologist Brian Callaghan, MD, MS. Callaghan, Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Michigan, and colleagues, recently... Read more

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Reducing Low-Value Imaging - More Intervention Needed?

2015 12 Oct

Researchers analysed use of seven low-value clinical services in Choosing Wisely campaign and found notable declines in two services: the use of imaging for headaches and cardiac imaging in low risk patients. Their findings are reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.One way to minimise healthcare costs is to reduce the use of unnecessary medical procedures... Read more

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BIR Response to AMRC 'Choosing Wisely' Initiative

2015 28 May

The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) supports the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges work programme on the “Choosing Wisely” initiative to encourage doctors to consider the value of treatments and avoid “over medicalising” patients. The BIR agrees that, for a range of reasons inappropriate clinical interventions are made which are not evidence based... Read more

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Regional Behaviours May Contribute To Inappropriate Imaging

2015 12 Mar

A study published online in JAMA Oncology has found an association between high rates of inappropriate imaging for breast cancer and prostate cancer, diseases for which specialist physicians do not overlap. The revelation suggests that regional infrastructure and culture may contribute to the sometimes inappropriate utilisation of healthcare resources,... Read more

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#RSNA14: Choosing Wisely: 82 Imaging Tests Now on List

2014 03 Dec

When the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation began the Choosing Wisely® initiative in 2012, eight other specialty medical societies, including the American College of Radiology, joined the move to reduce overuse of tests and procedures. Media interest was high, noted David C. Levin, MD, from Thomas Jefferson University, speaking at the Radiological... Read more


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