Tag: Evidence Based Consumer

Blog Posts (6)

March 5, 2015

An app for Choosing Wisely

In my earlier posts about the Choosing Wisely campaign I noted the difficulty of using CW’s information when one is actually in the doctor’s office.  I wondered if one should arrive at the appointment with all the relevant CW lists printed out beforehand, and if that would make one look weird, or like a “problem […]
March 5, 2015

An app for Choosing Wisely

In my earlier posts about the Choosing Wisely campaign I noted the difficulty of using CW’s information when one is actually in the doctor’s office.  I wondered if one should arrive at the appointment with all the relevant CW lists printed out beforehand, and if that would make one look weird, or like a “problem […]
February 15, 2015

Stop Blaming Patients, Guys!

First, a shout-out to an absolutely terrific blog by health economist Aaron E Carroll:  The Incidental Economist http://theincidentaleconomist.com/ Under the rubric, “We have to stop blaming patients for overtesting and overtreating,” he reports on a study on “Patient Demands [sic] for Cancer Tests and Treatment.”  Bottom line:  a clinically inappropriate modality was requested only 1% […]
February 15, 2015

Stop Blaming Patients, Guys!

First, a shout-out to an absolutely terrific blog by health economist Aaron E Carroll:  The Incidental Economist http://theincidentaleconomist.com/ Under the rubric, “We have to stop blaming patients for overtesting and overtreating,” he reports on a study on “Patient Demands [sic] for Cancer Tests and Treatment.”  Bottom line:  a clinically inappropriate modality was requested only 1% […]
December 19, 2014

More thoughts on Choosing Wisely

The Choosing Wisely campaign is at both very modern and very old-fashioned. Modern in that it embraces the reality of the patient as an internet-savvy consumer who is no longer totally dependent on the physician for information. But in many ways, Choosing Wisely still lives in the world of dear old Dr. Welby, but without […]
November 5, 2014

Two Cheers for CHOOSING WISELY

The Choosing Wisely campaign is one of the most exciting experiments in healthcare in quite a while. If it lives up to its potential, Choosing Wisely (CW) could prevent some of the harm caused by unnecessary tests and treatments, while helping to bring down medical costs. But the real challenge to the campaign is whether […]