Blog Category: Letters from the Foundation

Revisiting the Aims of Choosing Wisely

It seems like Choosing Wisely has been in the news lately, particularly in The New York Times. Reading two recent articles, you get the impression that Choosing Wisely has done little to make a difference in reducing the overuse of tests and treatments.

A Casualty of Incidentaloma

This story could be told by many. You undergo an imaging test for a particular medical reason and then, lo and behold, another condition is discovered.

Stepping Stones to Greater Trust

In health care, we must address what one speaker called “lazy proxies” if we truly want to build trust.

Transparency and Public Reporting

The combination of transparent public reporting and sharing of best practices epitomizes an environment of reciprocal trust.

Developing Relationships and Connections

Relationships are the core of trust and without them medical students, resident and practicing physicians have less humanistic qualities, including compassion and communication skills.