Providers for Responsible Ordering (PRO) is a group of healthcare providers who aim to promote high-value care and create a culture that minimizes unnecessary or potentially-harmful diagnostic tests and interventions.
I pledge to provide my patients with all of the care that they need and none that they do not, thereby protecting them from unnecessary diagnostic tests and treatments. Accordingly:
I will order diagnostic tests only after considering how they will change management or prognosis.
For all interventions and treatment choices, I will consider the additional suffering and the potential for medical and financial harm, along with any expected benefits.
I will incorporate the patient’s goals and values into my ordering decisions, through a process of shared decision-making.
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