Note to users: The section "Articles in Press" contains peer reviewed and accepted articles to be published in this journal. When the final article is assigned to an. Nationally Accredited Continuing Education Courses for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists. This Journal feature begins with a case vignette that includes a therapeutic recommendation. A discussion of the clinical problem and . Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates are implementing tough new guidelines for determining whether to cover emergency room visits by their policyholders.
Nurses influence quality, cost, and waste through a number of mechanisms, such as engaging in practices that are evidence-based, contributing to decisions about the need for tests and treatments, and observing or contributing to system waste and inefficiency. Concern for adverse health effects resulting from exposure to environmental toxins and medications used to treat disease affects all members of the population, and information available to the public and physicians regarding the diagnosis and management of poisoning can be confusing and conflicted.
ASCO is further committed to addressing the fundamental policy issues related to the rising cost of cancer care at the national level. From heart attack and stroke, to severe respiratory insufficiency, overwhelming infection, burns and gunshot wounds, the SCCM recognizes the unique needs of the critically ill patient of any age—infant to adult—and strives to secure the highest quality care for all patients facing life-threatening conditions.
Participating clinician groups are asked to create a list of practices that are overused, following these guidelines:. Our board certified specialists include clinical geneticists as well as directors of clinical biochemical, cytogenetic, and molecular genetics laboratories.
As the professional medical society for the specialty of Preventive Medicine and physicians dedicated to prevention, ACPM supports evidence- and systems-based approaches to improving health and health care. Recommendations that are based on specific medical evidence should be discussed between physicians and their patients to help make wise decisions about appropriate care. Founded in , IDSA represents more than 10, infectious diseases physicians and scientists devoted to patient care, prevention, population health, education and research in the area of infectious disease ID.
Pediatric Care Online is continually updated and regularly enhanced, such as when new policies and recommendations are published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The NPA creates research and education programs that promote health and foster active engagement of physicians with their communities.
Academy members believe that palliative care providers and organizations, including hospices, will be essential to the success of any efforts designed to enhance health care quality, coordination and efficiency, particularly for high-need, high-cost patients with serious illness.
Nurses can contribute to a national effort to help patients, clinicians and systems make wise choices about health care. As the leading multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the art, science, and practice of reproductive medicine worldwide, ASRM attempts to educate both the public and its members about the best practices in the field and views this campaign as consistent with its goals. As the first cardiovascular subspecialty organization to develop and promote appropriate use criteria for cardiac imaging, ASNC understands the imperative of providing a patient-centered approach to imaging.
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ASTRO has been developing and refining our quality improvement and safety programs for a number of years, and they have had a significant and positive impact on the value of cancer patient care. Note to users: The section "Articles in Press" contains peer reviewed and accepted articles to be published in this journal. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies. Achieving this goal requires that clinicians, scientists and patients work together to determine appropriate, patient-centered treatments.
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As the largest global organization for cardiovascular ultrasound imaging, ASE is comprised of over 17, physicians, sonographers, nurses and scientists. The American Epilepsy Society believes in the importance of engaging patients and providers in conversations that empower patients and lead to improved care.
The process should be thoroughly documented and publicly available upon request. Through the shared experience of its members, SCMR contributes to improving the knowledge of health care providers and the health awareness of patients around the world, leading to more effective health services delivery. They can help physicians to diagnose, stage and assess the effectiveness of a treatment, allowing highly targeted, personalized treatments to be directed precisely at problem areas and helping patients receive the most effective and most cost-effective treatment sooner.
The Society believes that patient-centeredness can help eliminate unnecessary or redundant testing through individualized treatment approaches and supports the aims of Choosing Wisely.
The SABM founders realized that blood management ought to be the standard of care, and that blood transfusion should be viewed as the alternative. Through evidence-based practice, responsible stewardship of resources, cross-specialty collaboration and coalition work with consumers, we seek to make our health care system as safe, responsive and effective as possible.
ACNM creates standards for midwifery, provides professional resources for practicing CNMs and CMs, reviews research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, and works with organizations, state and federal agencies, and members of Congress to advance the well-being of women and infants through the practice of midwifery.
AAEM: American Academy of Emergency Medicine
The Society pursues its mission through a variety of activities, including development of evidence-based guidelines, educating clinicians and the public, and advancing public policy that supports high-quality, patient-centered health care.Nationally Accredited Continuing Education Courses for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists.
Advancing a national dialogue around avoiding unnecessary medical tests and treatments. Our members care for patients of all ages with serious infections, including meningitis, pandemic influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, surgical infections, immunocompromised cancer or transplant patients who have life threatening infections caused by uncommon or drug-resistant microorganisms, HIV and AIDS patients, and new and emerging infections, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome MERS , and Ebola.
Midwifery services include primary care; gynecologic and family planning services; preconception care; care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period; care of the normal newborn during the first 28 days of life; and treatment of male partners for sexually transmitted infections. There should be generally-accepted evidence to support each recommendation. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it fosters the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and formulation of health policy.
The American College of Medical Toxicology ACMT is an association of physicians with recognized expertise in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of human poisoning and other adverse health effects due to medications, occupational and environmental toxins, and biological agents.
By publicizing the overutilized or unnecessary tests, treatments and practices unique to each specialty, we believe that the Choosing Wisely campaign will go a long way towards supporting primary care quality improvement, improving patient care practices and outcomes, and maximizing use of limited health care resources.
Participating in the Choosing Wisely campaign is an important extension of these and other American College of Rheumatology efforts to ensure optimal care for patients with rheumatic disease. Quality of Care and the Outcomes Management Movement.
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ASE believes that highlighting the proper application of appropriate use AUC guidelines will enable referring physicians and their patients to make more informed decisions, and enable a more cost-effective use of health care resources. The College believes that the efforts of the Choosing Wisely campaign will directly contribute to these goals.
The continuing debate on quality of care uses a language foreign to many physicians. Over 50 million Americans — including nearly , children — suffer from the painful, disabling and sometimes fatal effects of arthritis and rheumatic diseases.
With a membership of more than 17, physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: Care provided in this fashion encourages both doctors and patients to choose wisely when it comes to diagnostic tests, treatments and procedures.
ASN is a not-for-profit organization of nearly 14, physicians, scientists and other health professionals dedicated to leading the fight against kidney disease.
ACMG looks forward to working with the broader medical community to find ways to improve the use and ordering of genetic and genomic tests. Studies have demonstrated that high-quality palliative care and hospice care not only improve quality of life and patient and family satisfaction, but achieve these outcomes at a lower cost than usual care, by helping patients to better understand and address their needs, choose the most effective interventions, and avoid unnecessary or unwanted hospitalizations and interventions.
Such care involves physicians and patients and their families working together to make individualized, informed, and wise choices regarding diagnostic tests, treatments, and procedures. Health care expenses are crippling families, businesses and governments.
ASFA represents a broad range of professionals involved in: The society is on the forefront of the education, research, and guideline development for the appropriate and safe use of antibiotics, as well as clinical practices that reduce healthcare-associated infections, optimize patient safety, control costs, and reduce resistance to antimicrobials. Accordingly, ASH ensures that the practice of hematology is characterized by high professional standards, reliance on evidence and promotion of awareness and appreciation of the contribution of hematologists to the health care system.