Choosing Wisely: A resource to promote conversations between physicians & patients by helping patients choose care
When it comes to health care, patients play a vital role and need to be informed and able to talk to their physician about the care they need or are about to receive. To that end, there is a resource that has been created by ABIM, which is an organization of medical professionals whose aim is to improve health care through the advancement of medical professionalism. The resource is called Choosing Wisely and the aim of the resource is to promote conversations between physicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is:
- Supported by evidence
- Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received
- Free from harm
- Truly necessary
The site points out that the recommendations made by the site should not be used to establish coverage decisions or exclusions. These recommendations are meant to spur conversation about what is appropriate and necessary treatment.
If you are interested in another resource that is based on the best evidence to help consumers made more informed decisions, this resource could be one to check out. You can find the website by clicking on the link below: