Choosing Wisely©

Resource: Choosing Wisely ©

The UAW Trust collaborated with The Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) to promote Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIMF) in partnership with Consumer Reports and more than thirty national organizations representing medical specialists. The program 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.

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5 Questions to Ask You Doctor Before Any Test, Treatment, or Procedure Use these questions when talking to your doctor to make sure you end up with the right amount of care - not too much and not too little.
5 Questions to ask Your Doctor Before You Take Antibiotics Use these five questions when talking to your doctor to make sure you only use antibiotics for the right reasons--and at the right time.
Antibiotics: When You Need Them and When You Don’t
Learn about when and how to use antibiotics to help you and your loved ones avoid drug resistance.
Cancer Tests and Treatments Some cancer tests, treatments, and procedures are not only unnecessary, they can even prove harmful. Here are five tests and treatments to question.
Colonoscopy Learn about when you need a colonoscopy, and when you might not.
Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis What you need to know about drugs that treat rheumatoid arthritis.
5 Physical Therapy Treatments The American Physical Therapy Association's list of five common treatments that are usually not helpful. 
Imaging Tests for Early Prostate Cancer Risks from tests may be greater than the benefits - here's what you need to know.
Kidney Disease Four important tests and treatments you should carefully discuss with your family and doctor if you have chronic kidney disease. 
Painkiller Choices with Kidney or Heart Problems If you need a painkiller but suffer from high blood pressure, heart failure, or kidney disease, it’s best to steer clear of some commonly used pain relievers -- ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib. Learn why.