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Choosing Wisely Recommendations
In September 2013, the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in general internal medicine as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support conversations between patients and physicians about what care is really necessary. These recommendations were reviewed and revised as of February 2017.