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