"Choosing Wisely Campaign": U.S. Emergency Physicians Announce Second List of Tests and Procedures That Deserve A Second Look

October 27, 2014 6:19 PM

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"Choosing Wisely Campaign": U.S. Emergency Physicians Announce Second List of Tests and Procedures That Deserve A Second Look

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced a second list of five tests and procedures that should be discussed with patients seeking care in an emergency department who require further diagnostic evaluation. The goal is to help patients make smart decisions about the most appropriate testing based on a patient’s individual situation. In the end, the goal is twofold–reducing health care costs, but ultimately improving patient care.

These recommendations were announced at the annual ACEP meeting in Chicago, and are part of ACEP’s participation in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign.

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