Watchdog Group Applauds Choosing Wisely Campaign for Empowering Consumers and Reducing Unnecessary Care

The watchdog group, HealthNewsReview.org, is featuring a blog post that applauds the Choosing Wisely campaign, its efforts to empower patients and its impact on reducing unnecessary care. The blog highlights several features of the campaign that were analyzed for effectiveness and features examples of real-life instances where tools or techniques offered through Choosing Wisely had a direct impact on the health of specific communities. “In the end, Choosing Wisely is all about asking better, more vital questions,” says Alan Cassels, a drug policy researcher at the University of Victoria and author of the blog post. “The fact that specialists are questioning what they do – and patients are encouraged to more deeply question that newest drug, test or treatment – should give journalists more ammunition to ask deeper questions as they work to engage everyone about health and healthcare.”

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