The Choosing Wisely Campaign
ASCP is proud to join the ABIM Foundation in the Choosing Wisely campaign for appropriate test utilization. ASCP is one of 37 medical societies in the Choosing Wisely campaign and is the only one representing pathologists.
Pathologists and laboratory professionals play a critical leadership role in promoting and managing the delivery and use of healthcare resources—and initiating these conversations about appropriate care with clinicians and patients. Choosing Wisely is about doing the right thing for patients and avoiding care that could harm them. ASCP is a major proponent of patient-centered care and evidence-based medicine.
As part of its ongoing efforts to collaborate in the interest of patients, ASCP will focus on appropriate test utilization for the next several years.
Read more about ASCP’s involvement with Choosing Wisely.
Visit www.choosingwisely.org to learn more.
Choosing Wisely and ASCP in the Media
"New Prescription for Better Health Care: Less is More" - HuffingtonPost.com
"Lab tests before surgery: When you need them—and when you don't"-- Consumer Reports
"When Less is More for Patients in Laboratory Testing" - American Journal of Clinical Pathology
"Choosing Tests Wisely Turns U.S. Medicine Inside Out" - Critical Values
"Pathologists and Laboratory Professionals: Choosing Tests Wisely" - Clinical Lab Products
ASCP eNews Brief
ASCP Executive Vice President Dr. E. Blair Holladay was interviewed
by the AP and explained two of the five tests that ASCP recommends
physicians and patients question as part of the Choosing Wisely
Click to view the video