How Can Medical Education Address Rising Health-Care Costs? Share Your Ideas

April 18, 2013

The biggest driver of health-care cost is the physician’s pen. Although physicians are routinely being asked to manage expensive resources, traditional medical training offers few opportunities to learn how to deliver the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost.

To help address this gap in medical education, ABIM Foundation and Costs of Care recently kicked off the Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Competition to identify the most promising innovations and bright ideas that can be successfully implemented on a larger scale. Do you have an idea on how to incorporate resource management into medical education and training? Submit your entry by June 15, 2013. Winners will be featured at a meeting at the ABIM Foundation this November.

This competition builds on the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign which strives to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about the overuse of tests and procedures. Since the launch of this initiative in December 2011, AGA has been actively involved in developing resources to support physician efforts to help patients make smart and effective care choices. View AGA’s Choosing Wisely list of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.”

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