Choosing Wisely® is part of a multi-year effort of the ABIM Foundation to help physicians be better stewards of finite health care resources. These resources highlight the important issues driving the campaign.

Choosing Wisely Survey Report
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the ABIM Foundation commissioned PerryUndem Research/Communication to conduct a national survey of physicians. The purpose of the survey was to gauge physicians’ attitudes toward the problem of unnecessary tests and procedures in the health care system, views on the causes of the problem, and their perspectives on various solutions. Learn more about the results in the summary research report. Full topline results and information on the methodology are also available.
Updates from the Field
Updates from the Field is a monthly newsletter that highlights stories of best practices, accomplishments and implementation of the Choosing Wisely campaign at sites across the country. Previous editions are available on the archive; subscribe to receive regular updates in your inbox.
Physician Communication Modules
This series of scenario-based communication education modules helps physicians engage their patients in conversations about tests and procedures to question. The scenarios address areas such as patient requests for an MRI for back pain, antibiotics for sinusitis, CT scans for head trauma in children and pre-operative stress tests, and provide specific recommendations on how physicians can engage their patients in conversations about the risks and benefits of these tests or treatments.
Choosing Wisely One-Pager
This one-page summary gives a brief overview of Choosing Wisely and the importance for patients and physicians to work together to make wise choices. The paper also describes the core components of the campaign and lists Choosing Wisely partners to date.
The ABIM Foundation’s Medical Professionalism Blog
The Medical Professionalism Blog was created to stimulate conversations and highlight best practices related to medical professionalism. Topics focus on new research, innovative ideas and thought-provoking commentaries.
Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter (2002)
Authored by the ABIM Foundation in partnership with the American College of Physicians Foundation and the European Federation of Internal Medicine, and endorsed by over 130 organizations, the Physician Charter articulates professional commitments of physicians and health care professionals.
The “Top 5″ Lists in Primary Care
This paper, authored by the Good Stewardship Working Group of the National Physicians Alliance, was published in Archives of Internal Medicine as part of the "Less is More" Series. The project aimed to develop a list of the top 5 activities in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics where the quality of care could be improved.
“Top 5″ Lists Tops 5 Billion
In response to the National Physicians Alliance “Top 5” lists, research published in Archives of Internal Medicine found a cost savings of more than $5 billion could be realized if the recommendations were put into practice.