Choose Wisely

Choosing Wisely®

“The Choosing Wisely campaign provides hospitalists and their patients with a critical opportunity to begin a conversation about medical tests and procedures that are frequently performed but may not improve outcomes

In the coming year, we encourage hospitalists to adopt the recommendations of the Choosing Wisely campaign through education, advocacy and outreach to further promote excellence in the practice of hospital medicine.”

SHM President Shaun D. Frost, MD, SFHM.

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Related Resources

SHM's Choosing Wisely Press Release

Choosing Wisely Website

"Preventing Infections in the Hospital: Watch out for these two practices"

Choosing Wisely Campaign Initiatives Grounded in Tenets of Hospital Medicine
Larry Beresford
Published: Mar 01, 2013
Sponsored by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, the campaign's mission to encourage better decision-making, improve healthcare quality, and decrease costs were also part of the initial motivation to develop hospital medicine

Ten Clinical Decisions to Eliminate Wasteful Healthcare Spending
Larry Beresford
Published: Mar 01, 2013
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign lists unnecessary treatments deemed not beneficial, and potentially harmful, to patients

The Society of Hospital Medicine's "Choosing Wisely" Recommendations for Hospitalists
Larry Beresford
Published: Feb 21, 2013
10 common medications, tests, or treatments that doctors and patients should think twice about before deciding to pursue

Shaun Frost: Society of Hospital Medicine Supports the Choosing Wisely Campaign (CWC)
Shaun Frost, MD, SFHM
Published: Nov 01, 2012
The ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely Campaign seeks to increase awareness about medical practices

SHM's free educational webinar on Choosing Wisely®
Presenter: Dr. John Bulger, Geisinger Health System
Recorded: Oct 02, 2013
Webinar Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the ABIM Choosing Wisely® Campaign and SHM's involvement
  • Review the methodology that SHM used to develop the adult and pediatric lists
  • Discuss how SHM is disseminating the recommendations
  • Review SHM's upcoming Case Study Competition and how you can participate