Five Years of Reducing Overuse of Medical Services With Choosing Wisely

Laura Joszt

Overuse of medical services has been a costly issue in US healthcare for decades. Now in its fifth year, the Choosing Wisely initiative from ABIM Foundation seeks to increase conversations between physicians and patients to help them make wise decisions about appropriate care and reduce the use of low-value services.

In a set of interviews, Daniel Wolfson, of the ABIM Foundation, and Lisa Hicks, MD, the chair of the American Society of Hematology's Choosing Wisely Task Force, discuss the progress made in the last 5 years.

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