Choose Wisely aims to help create a culture where patients and health professionals can have valuable, informed conversations about a patient’s care – avoiding unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.
Sometimes, more care is not better – and unnecessary interventions not only fail to improve a patient’s care… they can even cause harm.
Choosing Wisely promotes the four questions all patients should ask their health professional to help them Choose Wisely.:
- Do I really need to have this test, treatment or procedure?
- What are the risks?
- Are there simpler, safer options?
- What happens if I do nothing?