Choosing Wisely® - A Resource for Better Doctor/Patient Communication
VHP has partnered with Consumer Reports and Choosing Wisely® in recognition that patients need better information about what care they truly need in order to have conversations with their providers. Choosing Wisely® aims to promote conversations between providers and patients by helping patients choose care that is supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, free from harm, and truly necessary.
Choosing Wisely® recommendations should not be used to establish coverage decisions or exclusions. Rather, they are meant to spur conversation about what is appropriate and necessary treatment. As each patient situation is unique, providers and patients should use the recommendations as guidelines to determine an appropriate treatment plan together.
VHP members can visit consumerhealthchoices.org/vhp/ to view patient-friendly fact sheets and resources to help them prepare for health care discussions prior to their visit.