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EVOLVE: The Australian Rheumatology Association's "top five' list of investigations and interventions doctors and patients should question

Kathleen Morrisroe, Ayano Nakayama, Jason Soon, Mark Arnold, Les Barnsley, Claire Barrett, Peter M Brooks, Stephen Hall, Patrick Hanrahan, Pravin Hissaria, Graeme Jones, Veera S Katikireddi, Helen Keen, Rodger Laurent, Mandana Nikpour, Katherine Poulsen, Philip Robinson, Muriel Soden, Nigel Wood, Nicola Cook Show all

INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The EVOLVE (evaluating evidence, enhancing efficiencies) initiative aims to drive safer, higher-quality patient care through identifying and reducing low-value practices. AIMS: To determine the Australian Rheumatology Association's (ARA) 'top five' list of low-value practices. METHODS: A working group comprising 19 rheumatologists and three trainees compiled a preliminary list. Items were retained if there was strong evidence of low value and there was high or increasing clinical use and/or increasing cost. All ARA members (356 rheumatologists and 72 trainees) were invited to indicate their 'top five' list from a list of 12-items through SurveyMonkey in December 2015 (reminder Fe..

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