Choosing Wisely

This program received support from the Foundation between 2012 and 2018.

Reducing the use of unnecessary tests and treatments in U.S. health care.

Choosing Wisely is working to advance dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures.

An initiative of the ABIM Foundation in partnership with Consumer Reports, it encourages physicians and patients to discuss which medical tests and procedures may be unnecessary for their condition, and in some instances, may cause harm.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides funding to advance the campaign and its expansion to medical specialty societies, regional health improvement collaboratives, physician organizations and delivery systems, and for patient education and outreach.

Since the campaign launched in April 2012, more than 60 medical specialty societies have created lists of tests or procedures they say are overused or inappropriate in their specialty, and that clinicians and patients should discuss.

Choosing Wisely

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