Why Choosing Wisely is relevant

Choosing Wisely is designed to improve physician-patient communication and help stem the use of unnecessary care that contributes to the high cost of health care. According to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, more money is spent per capita on health care in the U.S. than in any other developed country. Plus, health care spending is expected to account for 19.8 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product by 2020 if current spending trends remain unchanged.

 

checkmark  A sample of Choosing Wisely recommendations

checkmark  MMA’s goals for its Choosing Wisely campaign

checkmark  The MMA Choosing Wisely Advisory Committee

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