Choosing Wisely - patients and providers working together to reduce health care waste

M4A is working with Maine Quality Counts to bring Choosing Wisely to Maine! This initiative is a collaborative effort between patients and providers aimed at reducing health care waste due to unnecessary tests and procedures that can actually cause patient's harm. Check out the amazing list of recommendations for patients related to specific health care issues and find out more at www.choosingwisely.org or click here for more info.

Click here to watch the Choosing Wisely Learning Network Consumer Engagement webinar.

Click here to watch a Choosing Wisely video on "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question."

Click here to listen to Noah Nesin of Choosing Wisely with Don Cookson on WZON’s morning pulse.

Some of their resources include: 

Know what to say to your doctor:

· Choosing Wisely: When to Say Whoa! to Doctors

· Tips on communicating with your doctor

· What you need to know about doctor-patient relationships

Be a smarter patient:

· It’s All About ME!

· What doctors wish their patients knew

· Too much treatment?

· The real cost of care

And videos like “Talking With Your Doctor” with tips from doctors themselves on how to get the answers you need.