Choosing Wisely Champions program announced

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AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, the American Geriatrics Society and the American Academy of Nursing are among 20 organizations have been named part of the Choosing Wisely Champions program, a national initiative to help recognize clinicians who are leading efforts to reduce overuse and waste in medicine.

Members of the new component of the Choosing Wisely campaign will identify clinicians, or teams of clinicians, whose work in their respective specialties represents significant contributions to advancing the goals of the Choosing Wisely campaign by encouraging conversations about avoiding unnecessary care. These contributions could include creating an intervention to implement Choosing Wisely in their clinical practice, local initiatives to educate colleagues or playing a leadership role in developing society recommendations. The societies will recognize champions in a variety of ways, including at annual meetings and through society publications and speaking opportunities.

More than 70 medical specialty societies are partners in the Choosing Wisely campaign, launched in 2012 by the ABIM Foundation to encourage conversations between patients and clinicians about what care truly is necessary.

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