Rheumatologists play a unique and vital role in guiding their patients toward the most effective rheumatology care. To that end, the ACR has joined the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, Consumer Reports, and numerous other leading medical societies as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign. The ACR has created two lists – one for adult rheumatology and one for pediatric rheumatology – each with five things rheumatologists could do to reduce health care costs while also improving quality of care.
These lists include things that are:
Through this and other work, the ACR ensures that rheumatologists’ voices are heard when high-quality, high-value care is being defined for people with rheumatic disease.
The ACR’s Five Things lists were developed by two working groups with significant ACR member input and final ACR Board of Directors approval.
Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question - Adult
Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question - Pediatric
When Less is More in Treating Rheumatic Diseases - Press Release