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Top 5 ED Procedures to Avoid
Health Leaders Media

Nearly 200 emergency clinicians at six Partners Healthcare hospitals near Boston have developed a list of five overused, low-value services—an alternative to the “Choosing Wisely” campaign’s list. The difference: Partners’ list was built with a consensus of doctors and mid-level practitioners on the front lines of emergency room care.

“The point was not so much to critique Choosing Wisely, which hadn’t started when we began this project,” explains Jeremiah Schuur, MD, Vice Chair of Patient Safety and Quality at Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine.

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