Gordon D. Schiff, MD; Stephen A. Martin, MD, EdM; David H. Eidelman, MD; Lynn A. Volk, MHS; Elise Ruan, BS; Christine Cassel, MD; William Galanter, MD; Mark Johnson, MD, MS; Annemarie Jutel, PhD; Kurt Kroenke, MD; Bruce L. Lambert, PhD; Joel Lexchin, MSc, MD; Sara Myers, BA; Alexa Miller, MA; Stuart Mushlin, MD; Lisa Sanders, MD; Aziz Sheikh, MD
Note: Drs. Martin, Eidelman, Cassel, Galanter, Johnson, Jutel, Kroenke, Lambert, Lexchin, Mushlin, Sanders, and Sheikh and Ms. Myers are members of an expert panel assembled for collaborative development of conservative diagnosis principles.
Disclaimer: The funding source had no role in the design or conduct of the study; collection, analysis, or interpretation of the data; or preparation or review of the manuscript. The findings and conclusions in this commentary are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Acknowledgment: The authors thank Ami Karlage for editorial support and Andrea Lim for manuscript support.
Grant Support: From the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
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Corresponding Author: Gordon D. Schiff, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, 3rd Floor, Room 03-02-2N, Boston, MA 02120; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Author Addresses: Dr. Schiff: Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, 3rd Floor, Room 03-02-2N, Boston, MA 02120.
Dr. Martin: Barre Family Health Center, 151 Worcester Road, Barre, MA 01005.
Dr. Eidelman: McGill University, 3605 Rue de la Montagne, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2M1, Canada.
Ms. Volk: Partners HealthCare, 399 Revolution Drive, Somerville, MA 02145.
Ms. Ruan: Tufts University, 2 Hawthorne Place, Boston, MA 02114.
Dr. Cassel: 64 Lodge Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506.
Dr. Galanter: Section of Academic Internal Medicine, 840 S. Wood, 440D, Chicago, IL 60612. Dr. Johnson: Department of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital, 330 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Prof. Jutel: Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Kelburn, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.
Dr. Kroenke: Regenstrief Institute, 1101 West 10th Street, RF 221, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Dr. Lambert: Northwestern University, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive, 15th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611.
Dr. Lexchin: York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada.
Ms. Myers: 2783 Lancashire Road, Apartment 10, Cleveland, OH 44106.
Ms. Miller: 201 Dromara Road, Guilford, CT 06437.
Dr. Mushlin: Brigham Circle Medical Associates, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115.
Dr. Sanders: St. Raphael's Hospital, 1450 Chapel Street, Room M423E, New Haven, CT 06511.
Dr. Sheikh: Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, United Kingdom.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: G.D. Schiff, S.A. Martin, D.H. Eidelman, L.A. Volk, E. Ruan, S. Myers.
Drafting of the article: G.D. Schiff, S.A. Martin, D.H. Eidelman, L.A. Volk, E. Ruan, C. Cassel, W. Galanter, M. Johnson, A. Jutel, K. Kroenke, B.L. Lambert, J. Lexchin, S. Myers, A. Miller, S. Mushlin, L. Sanders, A. Sheikh.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: G.D. Schiff, S.A. Martin, D.H. Eidelman, L.A. Volk, E. Ruan, C. Cassel, W. Galanter, M. Johnson, A. Jutel, K. Kroenke, B.L. Lambert, J. Lexchin, S. Myers, A. Miller, S. Mushlin, L. Sanders, A. Sheikh.
Final approval of the article: G.D. Schiff, S.A. Martin, D.H. Eidelman, L.A. Volk, E. Ruan, C. Cassel, W. Galanter, M. Johnson, A. Jutel, K. Kroenke, B.L. Lambert, J. Lexchin, S. Myers, A. Miller, S. Mushlin, L. Sanders, A. Sheikh.
Obtaining of funding: G.D. Schiff, L.A. Volk.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: L.A. Volk, E. Ruan, S. Myers.
Schiff GD, Martin SA, Eidelman DH, Volk LA, Ruan E, Cassel C, et al. Ten Principles for More Conservative, Care-Full Diagnosis. Ann Intern Med. ;169:643–645. doi: 10.7326/M18-1468
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