The Choosing Wisely Campaign was initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation in April of 2012. Since then over 50 medical specialty societies in the United States have developed lists of five items to assist physicians and patients in having conversations about smart and effective care; choosing care that is supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests, free from harm and truly necessary.
The MMC Physician-Hospital Organization, with the support of MaineHealth, started this program in June 2013 to reach all of the hospitals and physicians in the system.
Chossing Wisely website: http://www.choosingwisely.org/
View a printable version with more information about the campaign (.pdf)
Contact info: A. Jan Berlin, MD firstname.lastname@example.org