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Research Letter
Less Is More
February 2016

Frequency of Attending Physician–Led Discussion of Test-Ordering Principles During Teaching Rounds

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
  • 2School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Aurora

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(2):261-262. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6979

High-value care is essential for patients and sustainable health care. In 2012, the American Board of Internal Medicine launched its Choosing Wisely campaign to help physicians more thoughtfully consider diagnostic testing. The American College of Physicians published 5 questions physicians should ask before ordering tests.1 Because educators are encouraged to teach these principles to trainees, we sought to quantify how frequently attending physicians lead their discussion.24

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