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Turkish Society of Internal Medicine choosing wisely project

Published:March 07, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2020.03.001
      Choosing Wisely® is a health initiative campaign that was established by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures in 2012 [ ], and then involved several other societies in the field of healthcare [ ]. Choosing wisely depends on the principle of determining excessive procedures and unnecessary practices for patient care and optimizing them for the benefit of the patient. As a slogan used by different associations 'Less is more' aims the most valuable care, that is less costly but more beneficial and safe care for the patient [
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      ]. The Turkish Society of Internal Medicine (TSIM) has been working with the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) within the frame of the Choosing Wisely Project since January 2017 [ ]. In this study, the first aim was to raise awareness at a national level about the Choosing Wisely Initiative of ABIM and Choosing Wisely Project of EFIM. Second aim was to determine the top five list of the priorities in the field of internal medicine in Turkey.
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