The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is pleased to participate in the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® Campaign. Choosing Wisely aims to promote conversations between providers and patients by helping patients choose care that is:
- Supported by evidence
- Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received
- Free from harm
- Truly necessary
In response to this challenge, national organizations representing medical specialists to identified tests or procedures commonly used in their field, whose necessity should be questioned and discussed. The resulting lists, compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s Health Policy, Patient Safety, and Quality and Performance Measurement Committees, of “Things Providers and Patients Should Question” will spark conversations about the necessity of frequently ordered tests or treatments.
The Choosing Wisely campaign is consistent with ASPS’s commitment to providing quality care to plastic surgery patients and assisting them in making the most informed decisions about procedures. The Society continuously works to improve evidence-based clinical guidelines, quality measures, and quality improvement programs in order to better serve patients and to ensure their surgical goals are met.