Choosing Wisely: Helping Physicians and Patients Make Smart Decisions About Their Care

Cassel, C.K., Guest, J.A.
Submitted: April, 2012

While the United States grapples with the challenge of health care costs that contribute to high rates of poor-quality care, burdens to business competitiveness, and looming government deficits, clearly there are areas in which health care spending does not add to the health of individuals and communities. The polarizing political environment makes it difficult to conduct rational public discussions about this issue, but clinicians and consumers can change the nature of this deb