A range of heart tests are frequently overused across a variety of health care situations.
For some groups of women, a Pap test isn’t needed at all and for many others, the test is needed less often.
Lower back pain is common and so is overuse of an imaging test that often won’t help.
Less usually is best when it comes to imaging for bad headaches. The tests rarely help diagnose or manage the problem and bring risks.
Donald Ford, MD, FAAFP, Vice President, Medical Operations at Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, provides an overview on the impact the campaign is having at his institution.
Advice from Consumer Reports about how to make the most productive use of a few minutes with your doctor.
This video from Consumer Reports provides patients with questions to ask their clinician to avoid unneeded care.
What is the Choosing Wisely campaign? It’s a way for physicians and patients to talk about how to avoid wasteful medical care.
Physicians from the University of Nebraska Medical Center discuss what Choosing Wisely is and what it means for patients and doctors.
Learn ways to relieve sinus congestion and pain without using antibiotics.
If you have heart disease or are at risk for it, an EKG or exercise stress test can be lifesaving. But in other cases, the tests are usually not a good idea.
This video from the National Physicians Alliance helps providers better communicate with their patients.
Dana Frank, MD, believes physicians should know the costs of health care procedures and reevaluate before ordering unnecessary medical tests and procedures.
Eva Hersh, MD explains the need to shift the default sentiment of “doing everything for everybody” in health care to doing only those things known to be effective.