The mission of Choosing Wisely is to promote conversations between clinicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is evidence-based, reduces cost, avoids harm, and is truly necessary. It is a multi-year effort led by the ABIM Foundation to support and engage physicians in being better stewards of finite health care resources. As part of Choosing Wisely, ASH and ASPHO have partnered to develop evidence-based, pediatric-focused recommendations to prompt conversations between patients and clinicians about the necessity and potential harm of certain procedures and practices.
Please identify tests or procedures commonly used in your field whose necessity should be questioned and discussed. Once you click “Done” you will have the option to complete the survey again to add new items. You are encouraged to submit as many items as you think relevant to pediatric hematology.
Be mindful that Choosing Wisely is about what procedures NOT
to do. For example, “Don’t transfuse more than the minimum number of red blood cell (RBC) units necessary to relieve symptoms of anemia or to return a patient to a safe hemoglobin range (7 to 8 g/dL in stable, non-cardiac in-patients).” Please see the existing ASH Choosing Wisely lists for additional examples.