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Choosing wisely infectious disease

N Jung, H Koop, R Riessen, J-C Galle, B Jany, E Märker-Hermann
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October 2016: Der Internist
N Jung, H Koop, R Riessen, J-C Galle, B Jany, E Märker-Herrmann
The "choosing wisely" recommendations of the German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM) and its specialist societies address diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, which are of particular medical importance but applied too often or too rarely in clinical practice. The aim is to further improve treatment of patients. Important topics of overuse and insufficient treatment related to the diagnostics, therapy, prevention and exclusion of infectious diseases could be identified. These topics not only play an important role in the discipline of infectious diseases but are also relevant for other internal medical disciplines...
June 2016: Der Internist
Daniel J Morgan, Lindsay D Croft, Valerie Deloney, Kyle J Popovich, Chris Crnich, Arjun Srinivasan, Neil O Fishman, Kristina Bryant, Sara E Cosgrove, Surbhi Leekha
OBJECTIVE To identify Choosing Wisely items for the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. METHODS The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) elicited potential items from a hospital epidemiology listserv, SHEA committee members, and a SHEA-Infectious Diseases Society of America compendium with SHEA Research Network members ranking items by Delphi method voting. The SHEA Guidelines Committee reviewed the top 10 items for appropriateness for Choosing Wisely. Five final recommendations were approved via individual member vote by committees and the SHEA Board...
July 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Derek R MacFadden, Wayne L Gold, Ibrahim Al-Busaidi, Jeffrey D Craig, Dan Petrescu, Ilana S Saltzman, Jerome A Leis
BACKGROUND: Rising costs present a major threat to the sustainability of health care delivery. Resource stewardship is increasingly becoming an expected competency of physicians. The Choosing Wisely framework was used to introduce resource stewardship at a national educational retreat for infectious disease and microbiology residents. METHODS: During the 2014 Annual Canadian Infectious Disease and Microbiology Resident Retreat in Toronto, Ontario, infectious disease (n=50) and microbiology (n=17) residents representing 11 Canadian universities from six provinces, were invited to participate in a modified Delphi panel...
September 2015: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
Norma Jung, Clara Lehmann, Gerd Fätkenheuer
PURPOSE: "Choosing Wisely" is a growing international campaign aiming on practice changes to improve patient health through avoidance of unnecessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Our objective was to give an overview on recommendations related to diagnostic and therapeutic issues in infectious diseases from the "Top Five" lists of different medical societies and countries. METHODS: 11 countries featuring specific interest in "Choosing Wisely" met in 2014 to learn from each other about their specific campaigns...
June 2016: Infection
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