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Patient Safety Toolkit

Avoiding Unnecessary Care

Choosing Wisely

What is Choosing Wisely?

Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about the overuse of health care services and help patients make smart and effective care choices. Specialty societies and Consumer Reports have joined the campaign to provide these patient-friendly resources.

Tierney Anderson

Using Choosing Wisely to overcome a personal misdiagnosis
By Tierney Anderson, marketing communications coordinator

A patient handout by Choosing Wisely helped me to deal with a severe headache without going to the hospital. I was surprised to learn that if I had called my doctor and requested an appointment or a test like a CT scan or MRI, I might have created a new type of "headache" for myself... Read Tierney's blog.

Deciding when you need these tests – and when you don't

Using caution when taking antibiotics

Consumer Reports has launched a new antibiotics hub on its website. Some of the materials are posted here.

Choosing Wisely - Antibiotics

Treating sinusitis


Treating common conditions

Making better choices

Delivering your baby

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