Background.: The need to promote the appropriateness of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures increased in the recent years in the world and in Italy. Scientific societies participated from the beginning in defining modes and tools to support the members in the “translation” of this need in the clinical practice, for example defining lists of the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with the highest risk of inappropriateness. The most relevant projects at international and national levels were, respectively, Choosing wisely e Slow Medicine. SIPMeL is supporting Slow Medicine and presented at 2015 SIPMel National Congress the list of the 5 procedures with the highest risk of inappropriateness in Laboratory Medicine. Methods.: In 2015 a survey has been carried out among the members of the Group of study Endocrinology-Metabolic diseases that were asked to vote (score 1–10) the five procedures with the highest risk of inappropriateness supporting their score with a short comment and essential references. Results.: The final list was obtained from the sum of the scores and includes: (1) optimal assessment of thyroid function; (2) optimal diagnostics of Cushing syndrome; (3) optimal diagnostics of pheocromocytoma; (4) optimal diagnostics for autoimmune thyroid disease; (5) assessment of 25 (OH) vitamin D. Conclusions.: The top five procedures have been presented at 2015 SIPMel National Congress and will be available in the Society website. We propose that also the other SIPMel groups of study prepare similar list and make them available within the Society and profession in a similar way.

Choosing wisely: la lista del gruppo di studio Endocrinologia e Malattie del Metabolismo della Società Italiana di Patologia Clinica e Medicina di Laboratorio

FERRARI, ANNA;CARUSO, BEATRICE;COCCO, CLAUDIO;
2016-01-01

Abstract

Background.: The need to promote the appropriateness of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures increased in the recent years in the world and in Italy. Scientific societies participated from the beginning in defining modes and tools to support the members in the “translation” of this need in the clinical practice, for example defining lists of the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with the highest risk of inappropriateness. The most relevant projects at international and national levels were, respectively, Choosing wisely e Slow Medicine. SIPMeL is supporting Slow Medicine and presented at 2015 SIPMel National Congress the list of the 5 procedures with the highest risk of inappropriateness in Laboratory Medicine. Methods.: In 2015 a survey has been carried out among the members of the Group of study Endocrinology-Metabolic diseases that were asked to vote (score 1–10) the five procedures with the highest risk of inappropriateness supporting their score with a short comment and essential references. Results.: The final list was obtained from the sum of the scores and includes: (1) optimal assessment of thyroid function; (2) optimal diagnostics of Cushing syndrome; (3) optimal diagnostics of pheocromocytoma; (4) optimal diagnostics for autoimmune thyroid disease; (5) assessment of 25 (OH) vitamin D. Conclusions.: The top five procedures have been presented at 2015 SIPMel National Congress and will be available in the Society website. We propose that also the other SIPMel groups of study prepare similar list and make them available within the Society and profession in a similar way.
Choosing Wisely; Endocrinology; List; Metabolic diseases; Slow Medicine
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