Last updated: June 2019
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) is proud to have joined with other specialty groups in releasing lists of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.” The Foundation’s newest recommendations are items six through 10.
This initiative, led by the ABIM Foundation, aims to spark conversations about appropriate care between physicians and patients.
The AAO-HNSF‘s lists of recommendations were carefully selected after a review of the current evidence that included AAO-HNSF clinical practice guidelines. Each list includes language communicating when a particular test or treatment may be appropriate based on clinical evidence and guidelines. Consumer Reports, along with a coalition of consumer partner organizations, is also a part of the Choosing Wisely effort and is working with many of the societies to help patients understand the tests and treatments that are right for them.