Choosing Wisely®

An Initiative of the ABIM Foundation

A campaign to encourage physician and patient conversations about overuse and misuse of tests and procedures to help make smart care choices.

Choosing Wisely®

2013 ABIM Foundation Forum

Purpose vs. Payment: Motivating Change In Health Care

The Forum will explore how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation drives clinicians to improve quality, and how organizations and payment policies can support clinician motivation.

2013 ABIM Foundation Forum

Putting Quality Into Practice

Physicians in their own voices

A video compilation of real-world success stories in which physicians describe activities that have reinvigorated their love of medicine while improving patient care.

Putting Quality Into Practice

Renewing Professionalism

A Challenge to the Health Care Community

Our video series features the varying perspectives of nationally known health care leaders on core issues of medical professionalism.

Renewing Professionalism

The Physician Charter

Medical Professionalism in the New Millenium

The Physician Charter identifies three fundamental principles that underlie professionalism in the 21st century: the primacy of patient welfare, patient autonomy and social justice.

The Physician Charter
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New Choosing Wisely® lists include recommendations from:

Visit ChoosingWisely.org for additional recommendations from more than 50 specialty societies.

PROFESSIONALISM IN PRACTICE

ABIM Foundation grantee American Society of Echocardiography created a Choosing Wisely® smart-phone app to assist doctors in deciding when to use cardiovascular ultrasound, matching treatment scenarios with suggestions where tests are "appropriate," "inappropriate" or "rarely appropriate" for patient symptoms and providing plain language suggestions to aid with patient communication. Learn more about the grantees.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

In a new post on The Medical Professionalism Blog, Daniel Wolfson responds to a recent JAMA Internal Medicine article criticizing the methodology behind the Choosing Wisely® lists.