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Special Report From the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management: The Choosing Wisely Campaign

Burns, Carolyn D. MD*; Brown, James P. MHA, CCP, LP; Corwin, Howard L. MD; Gross, Irwin MD§; Ozawa, Sherri J. RN; Shander, Aryeh MD

doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004415
Blood Management

Over 7 years ago, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIM) created the national Choosing Wisely campaign with the purpose of encouraging active dialogue between health care providers and patients, focusing on appropriateness, quality care, and resource management. This special communication from the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) serves to highlight the society’s recent participation in the Choosing Wisely campaign, encouraging sensible dialogue between clinicians and our patients with the intent to promote patient-centered, evidence-based care. The article addresses the rationale and supportive data for the 5 SABM Choosing Wisely recommendations.

From *Independent Patient Blood Management (PBM) Physician Consultant, Louisville, Kentucky

Perfusion Services, Northshore University Health System, Evanston, Illinois

Critical Care Medicine, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania

§Independent Patient Blood Management (PBM) Physician Consultant, Brunswick, Maine

Institute for Patient Blood Management and Patient/Family Engagement, Englewood Health, Englewood, New Jersey

Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine, TeamHealth Research Institute, Englewood Health, Englewood, New Jersey.

Published ahead of print 8 January 2019.

Accepted for publication August 1, 2019.

Funding: None.

Conflicts of Interest: See Disclosures at the end of the article.

Reprints will not be available from the authors.

Address correspondence to Carolyn D. Burns, MD, Independent Patient Blood Management (PBM) Physician Consultant, 301 Pepperbush Rd, Louisville, KY 40207. Address e-mail to

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