Wisconsin Collaborative for Quality Healthcare

2013 News

WCHQ focuses on 10 Choosing Wisely recommendations

August 8, 2013

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) received a two-year grant from the ABIM Foundation, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to advance the Choosing Wisely campaign in Wisconsin.

The Choosing Wisely campaign encourages physicians and patients to discuss medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary and, in some cases, cause harm. More than 25 specialty societies have created lists of tests/procedures that they consider overused or inappropriate.

As part of the campaign, grantees will focus on at least 5 recommendations of when not to perform tests and procedures. With assistance from the WCHQ Choosing Wisely Advisory Committee, a multi-stakeholder body including representatives from Wisconsin healthcare provider and purchaser organizations, we have selected 10 recommendations to advance over the next two years. Download WCHQ's list of Choosing Wisely recommendations, which identifies specific tests/procedures to avoid and provides rationale from the specialty societies.

In addition, we are pleased to share our first Choosing Wisely campaign flyer, "5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Get Any Test, Treatment, or Procedure." The flyer features WCHQ's logo, along with those of our campaign partners: the ABIM Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Consumer Reports. Feel free to use this flyer throughout your organization. Download WCHQ's Choosing Wisely flyer

If you would like additional information about Choosing Wisely in Wisconsin or wish to arrange a meeting between our campaign representatives and members of your organization, please contact Mary Riordan, director of member engagement, at 608-826-6854 or mriordan@wchq.org.

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