Choosing Wisely: Health care resources from Consumer Reports

Choosing Wisely® is part of a joint national initiative between the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation and long-trusted advocacy leader Consumer Reports. The program’s goal is to help improve patients’ conversations with their physicians so that consumers can feel confident they’re getting the right care at the right time.  

Not sure if you really need a certain medical test? Looking for tips on how to initiate cost conversations with your doctor? Choosing Wisely® resources can help you navigate these discussions and more—plus guide you through other health care decisions.

These articles and tip sheets offer info and recommendations from dozens of trusted medical sources and the reliable knowledge of Consumer Reports.

Tip sheets

What you need to know about doctor-patient relationships [PDF]
Tips on communicating with your doctor [PDF]
What may surprise you about preventive care [PDF]
Ten ways to reduce your drug costs [PDF]
Coping with serious illness [PDF]
Living life to the fullest: Building healthy habits [PDF]
Asking questions about medical tests [PDF]
Asking questions about imaging tests [PDF]

Articles

More equals better? Not when it comes to your health [PDF]
Three health care treatments you may not need [PDF]
Four things that would surprise you about health care [PDF]
Three reasons to take a notepad to your next doctor visit [PDF]
Caring for others: Tips to help you and your loved ones [PDF]
Getting the most out of your preventive care [PDF]