Choosing Wisely

If you have not visited choosingwisely.com there are some new recomendations for hematologists. There is even a movie.

 

Choosing Wisely Recommendations for Hematologists
Don’t image for suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) without moderate or high pretest probability of PE (from the American College of Radiology)
Don’t routinely order thrombophilia testing on patients undergoing a routine infertility evaluation (from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine)
Don’t perform repetitive complete blood count and chemistry testing in the face of clinical and lab stability (from the Society for Hospital Medicine – Adult Hospital Medicine)
Don’t transfuse red blood cells for iron deficiency without hemodynamic instability (from the American Association of Blood Banks)
Avoid using PET or PET–CT scanning as part of routine follow-up care to monitor for a cancer recurrence in asymptomatic patients who have finished initial treatment to eliminate the cancer unless there is high-level evidence that such imaging will change the outcome (from the American Society of Clinical Oncology)
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