Choosing WiselyDo you send employees or job candidates to the doctor? The Choosing Wisely initiative in partnership with Consumer Reports Health and the ABIM Foundation has created a handout to help employers consider whether they should be sending employees in for care regarding their productivity at work.

In summary, here are some recommendations for employers to follow:

  • X-rays rarely show if an employee can do the job.
  • X-rays don’t help to diagnose plantar fasciitis.
  • Don’t ask doctors to order sleep studies for employees with ongoing fatigue or insomnia.
  • Ask doctors not to prescribe opioid pain relievers to employees in safety-sensitive jobs.

To review these guidelines in detail download the handout here.

To learn more about Choosing Wisely and their resources visit www.consumerhealthchoices.org.

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