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Comparing levels of evidence between Choosing Wisely and Essential Evidence Plus
  1. Joseph R Yancey1,
  2. Kenneth W Lin2
  1. 1Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
  2. 2Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joseph R Yancey, Defense Health Agency Consortium, 7700 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA; yancer60{at}gmail.com

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Although there has been increasing emphasis on the use of evidence to guide medical practice, using primary research studies to answer questions at the point-of-care is too time-consuming for most primary care physicians. Instead, physicians generally rely on secondary sources of evidence-based medicine from trusted curators.

The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign is an example of a secondary source of evidence focused on common medical practices that clinicians and patients should rethink in light of poor evidence …

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