Choosing Wisely Campaign

What Is Choosing Wisely?

Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation to help health care providers and patients engage in conversations about the overuse of tests and procedures and support provider efforts to help patients make smart and effective care choices. To spark these conversations, national medical specialty societies have created evidence-based lists of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.” By early 2014, more than 30 specialty societies will have announced their lists. To engage patients in these important conversations, the ABIM Foundation has partnered with Consumer Reports to provide patient-centered resources.

To find your specialty list and associated patient-materials, click here.

Visit the OMA Choosing Wisely website or contact Program Coordinator Cassandra Dictus at cassandra@theOMA.org to find out more about the campaign.

OMA Choosing Wisely Campaign Handout (PDF) Poster: Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor (PDF)
Example clinical recommendation
list (more than 60 medical specialtiy societies have produced such lists)
(PDF)
Example patient handout (there are more than 50 different topics in English and Spanish) (PDF)
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