Dear VEP Providers,
Below is a link to the updated ACEP “Choosing Wisely” list of 10 recommendations. The recommendations are based on input from an expert panel of emergency physicians and the ACEP Board of Directors. The goal is to present evidence-based recommendations to providers about tests and procedures that may not be cost effective in some situations. When appropriate, you should consider discussing these recommendations with your patients in order to both educate them and gain their agreement regarding avoidance of such tests and procedures.
“Choosing Wisely” is a multi-year effort of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation to avoid care when harm may outweigh benefits. More than 80 medical specialty societies and consumer groups are participating along with ACEP.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.
Rob Wyman, MD
Vice President of Quality