Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation in partnership with Consumer Reports that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. Read more about the campaign.

Latest news:

  • Five years after initiating work to redesign continuous cardiac telemetry ordering, Christiana Care Health System has sustained ordering levels that reflect evidence-based guidelines.
  • “Unnecessary Care in Canada”, a new report released by Choosing Wisely Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that 30 percent of selected medical tests, treatments and procedures in Canada are potentially unwarranted – leading to more than 1 million unneeded tests and treatments every year.
  • For the American Board of Pathology (ABP), the Choosing Wisely recommendations from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) are an opportunity to recognize physicians who have been working to advance the campaign and reduce overutilization.
  • Consumer Reports is launching a nationwide search to recruit and recognize Choosing Wisely Patient Champions—everyday people who encourage conversations between patients and clinicians with the goal of making sure everyone’s care is as safe as possible.