Published: 4 April 2018
Author(s): Romain Bonnet, Matthieu Laurencet, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Omar Kherad
Issue: April 2018
Section: Letter to Editor

In 2010, The Choosing Wisely campaign, launched by the American Board of Internal Medicine sought to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures [1]. The idea emerged of creating “top 5” lists of low-value health care activities as a way to confront rising medical costs and encourage cost-conscious care [2]. The initial goal was not necessarily to reduce costs but rather to tackle the erroneous assumption that more care is always better according to a quality and safety perspective.

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