The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation has partnered with Consumer Reports on the Choosing Wisely® campaign. The campaign encourages physicians and patients to have collaborative conversations about the appropriate use of tests and procedures. The goal is to help patients make informed choices about treatment options and to reduce waste.
Nearly 70 leading provider organizations have created lists of evidence-based recommendations to help guide these discussions. The recommendations help determine a treatment plan appropriate for the patient’s unique situation. It is important that patients understand not only the potential benefits of any treatment, but also any associated risks.
To learn more, visit Excellus BCBS Choosing Wisely
We endorse the mission of the Choosing Wisely campaign (PDF) and encourage physicians to explore the many resources available at Consumer Health Choices and Consumer Health Choices Catalog.
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