ISDE
International Society of Doctors for the Environment – ISDE Italian section


released: 1 July 2023
last updated: 1 July 2023

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How this list was created

The ISDE Young Working Group has formulated a set of proposed practices within General Medicine that are deemed susceptible to inappropriateness while exerting a substantial environmental impact, as envisioned within the Green Choosing Wisely Italy initiative. The coordinator of Choosing Wisely Italy has contributed to the development of this document.


released: 1 April 2015
last updated: 1 April 2021

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How this list was created

A restricted working group, appointed by the Executive Committee of ISDE-Italian, drafted a proposal for 9 at risk of inappropriate practices: into account the special nature and purpose of institutional ISDE, some have turned to the role of the doctor, other for citizens . After extensive discussion were selected 5 Practices at risk of appropriateness, which, even after consultation and suggestions of the responsible of the project “Doing more does not mean do better”, have been definitively approved by the National Executive Board of Italy section of ISDE. Recommendations 3 and 5 were revised in October 2018. The recommendations were all revised in April 2021.

About this society:

ISDE (International Society of Doctors for the Environment) is an international association: its members, not only medical doctors, intend to defend the environment and protect the health, in the belief that environment-health is inseparable. The main activities of ISDE include: information, training, health education, lobbying towards decision makers, advocacy of citizens’ requests, policy directives and Good Practices. The Italian section, ISDE-Italy, has national headquarters in Arezzo. For more details: www.isde.org; www.isde.it