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Category: Choosing Wisely Campaign

First Statewide Report Issued on Choosing Wisely Recommendations

From the National Business Coalition on Health: The first statewide report in the nation to measure Choosing Wisely® recommendations finds that patients in Washington state may be exposed to care that they don’t need—and potential harm. The report, Less Waste, Less Harm: Choosing Wisely in Washington State , offers county-by-county results for nine different Choosing Wisely recommendations. The results are based upon claims data representing 3.3 million lives in Washington state and was... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Saturday, September 27, 2014 | 0 comments

Employee Wellness Programs Can Reduce Health Costs, Hospital Admissions

From the National Business Coalition on Health : According to a report on PepsiCo's Healthy Living wellness program published in Health Affairs, employee participation in BOTH disease and lifestyle-management workplace wellness programs resulted in a cost reduction of $160 per month and a 66% decline in hospital admissions. The disease-management program alone helped employees cut health costs by $136 each month. Employees that only participated in the lifestyle-management initiative did... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Saturday, January 18, 2014 | 0 comments

More Physician Groups Release Lists of Tests and Procedures We May Not Need

On February 21, 2013,  the Choosing Wisely® campaign released an additional 18 lists of tests or procedures to question, highlighting potentially unnecessary — sometimes harmful — care provided in the United States.   More than 130 tests and procedures to question have been released as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign, which aims to spark conversations between patients and physicians about what care is really necessary.   Each specialty society... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, March 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Survey Shows Increase in Consumerism

From the National Business Coalition on Health: Patients are morphing into health care consumers with growing use of technology for medical shopping and health engagement, according to a survey conducted by Altarum, the health services research organization. Virtually all (99%) of U.S. health citizens want to play a role in medical decisions about their care. However, consumers vary in just how much of that responsibility they want to assume: - 35% want to make the final decision with... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | 0 comments


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