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Posted January 13, 2016

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Choosing Wisely Campaign

Encouraging patient and doctor conversations

In 2012 the Advancing Medical Professionalism to Improve Health Care (ABIM Foundation) launched a Choosing Wisely® campaign.  The goal of the Choosing Wisely® campaign is to encourage physician and patient conversations about avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures.

Choosing Wisely centers around discussions between providers and patients informed by the evidence-based recommendations of “Things Providers and Patients Should Question.” More than 70 specialty society partners have released recommendations with the intention of facilitating wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on a patients’ individual situation.

Consumer Reports is a partner in this effort and works with specialty societies to create patient-friendly materials to educate patients about what care is best for them and the right questions to ask their physicians. Through a coalition of consumer groups like AARP and the National Partnership for Women and Families, Consumer Reports is ensuring patients get the information they need just when they need it.

For more information on how you can Choose Wisely, please visit their website at:  http://www.choosingwisely.org/

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