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What Is Choosing Wisely?

Choosing Wisely is a health initiative which aims to promote conversations between doctors and patients by helping you choose care that is supported by evidence, free from harm, not duplicating other tests and procedures already received, and truly necessary for your care.

The Choosing Wisely lists are created by national medical specialty societies. They represent specific, evidence-based recommendations for doctors and patients to discuss. The patient list includes over 120 topics which provide information on which tests, procedures, management, and treatment options are appropriate care. View available topics.

Topics range from the common cold and infections, such as urinary tract infections or sinus issues, to allergies, hives, back pain, asthma, diabetes, cancer, and more. 

Benefits of Choosing Wisely

Using these lists can help you save time and money, increase awareness about your options, reduce confusion or frustration, have a sense of comfort, and help you and your doctor choose the best care possible for your health.