AAFP issues 3rd set of recommendations in Choosing Wisely campaign

09/25/2013 | AAFP News Now

The AAFP's third list of recommendations in the Choosing Wisely campaign covers routine prostate cancer screening, physical exams prior to prescribing contraceptives, antibiotics for ear infections, voiding cystourethrogram for febrile urinary tract infections and scoliosis screening for adolescents. More than 50 groups have identified more than 160 tests and procedures physicians should question, but the AAFP, which released its list during its 2013 Scientific Assembly, is the only one to issue recommendations in all three phases of the program. "These Choosing Wisely lists can help our members identify treatments and procedures that may be unnecessary or duplicative," said AAFP President-elect Reid Blackwelder, M.D.

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