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Physicians must accept that change is uncomfortable, recognizing the pain of giving up an old idea or practice as medical knowledge evolves around us. We need to remain flexible in our thinking if we are to meet our goal of doing our best when caring for every patient.
EBM is the integration of the best available evidence with clinical expertise and the individual patient's values, preferences, and unique circumstances. Despite the success of this approach, misconceptions and barriers remain.
This year’s collection of studies addresses actions to consider avoiding in clinical practice based on highly rated POEMs from 2017. Topics include musculoskeletal conditions, respiratory disease, infections, and cardiovascular disease prevention, among others.
In 2016, the USPSTF updated 14 previous recommendation statements and added a new recommendation on screening for autism spectrum disorder. Several updated recommendations are notable for having significant changes.
Review this collection of recommendations on how to avoid overdiagnosis and overtreatment, and save patients from interventions that may be more expensive, ineffective, or harmful.
Initiatives such as Choosing Wisely and updating services such as POEMs let us decide what's best to do based on unbiased, updated information.
If you're looking for concise lists of tips to change clinical practice for the better, consult this list of top POEMs for Choosing Wisely.
These POEMs were rated highly according to their potential to reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment, consistent with the focus of the Choosing Wisely campaign.
There are dangers in the early adoption of treatment modalities without repeated verification in the literature.
Recommendations from the USPSTF are intended to guide the clinical preventive services provided by primary care clinicians in the outpatient setting, or referable from that setting. We highlight the new and updated USPSTF recommendations from 2014.