Additional Materials for Patients

These downloadable resources can be used by clinicians to educate patients about Choosing Wisely. Several of these items can be posted or placed in waiting or exam rooms, or given to patients as handouts. If you have any questions about the materials below, send us an email.

“5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Get Any Test, Treatment or Procedure”

“Do you really need that medical test or treatment? The answer may be no.”

 

Materials By Topic

Antibiotics (for adults)

“Antibiotics: Will They Help You or Hurt You?”

“5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor Before You Take Antibiotics”

“Have a sore throat, cough, or runny nose? You probably don’t need antibiotics.”

 

Antibiotics (for children)

“5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor Before You Take Antibiotics”

“Think Your Child Needs Antibiotics? Think Again.”

“Have a sore throat, cough, or runny nose? You probably don’t need antibiotics.”

 

Back Pain

“5 Ways to be Smart About Back Pain”

“Does your lower back hurt? You probably don’t need an MRI, CT scan or X-ray.”

 

Headaches

“Do you get headaches? You probably don’t need a CT scan or MRI.”

 

Older Adults

“5 Health Tests and Vaccines Most People Should Get As They Age”

“Getting the Right Care to Stay Healthy as You Age”

 

Opioids

“Avoid Opioids for Most Long-Term Pain”

“Do you have ongoing pain that is not from cancer or a terminal illness? If so, you probably don’t need an opioid pain reliever.”

 

Pediatrics

“Getting the Right Care to Keep Your Children Healthy”

 

Prostate Cancer

“Tests and Treatments for Prostate Cancer: The Latest Advice For Men”