In 2014, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation conducted a survey to determine physician views on overuse of medical services in the US that showed 75 percent of the responding physicians indicated that frequency of use of unnecessary tests and procedures is a significant problem. The survey also highlights that greater than 50 percent of the overutilization of the unnecessary testing is probably being performed at the urging of the patient. In the latest installment of the video blog “Dr. Daly Discusses…,” COLA’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Daly discusses the ABIM foundation’s program to combat overutilization of testing and procedures called “Choosing Wisely.”

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