News and Commentary Stewardship of Health Care Resources Through Medical Education and Training

With rising health care costs, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and increasing concern about the effects of unnecessary medical care, there has been more interest in the role of physicians in stewardship of health care resources.However, a major barrier to engaging physicians as stewards of resources is the lack of education and training that they receive on this topic. The ABIM Foundation and the Macy Foundation convened medical educators, students, residents, and other stakeholders for a meeting on “Advancing the Competency of Stewarding Healthcare Resources in Medical Education and Training.” Daniel Wolfson and Leslie Tucker wrote about the meeting and winners from the Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely competition in the latest Health Affairs GrantWatch blog.

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