Physicians often struggle with decisions about prescribing tests and procedures as a way of covering all possible bases.
Valley Health Plan has partnered with Consumer Reports Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation to promote wise choices by clinicians in order to improve health care outcomes, provide patient-centered care that avoids unnecessary and even harmful interventions, and reduce the rapidly-expanding costs of the health care system. The ABIM Foundation has joined with more than 60 medical specialty societies to help physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders think and talk about overuse of health care resources in the United States.
Visit www.choosingwisely.org/ to learn more about the campaign.
You can also visit consumerhealthchoices.org/vhp/ to view fact sheets and resources dedicated to our Members.