Background: The Choosing Wisely™ campaign encourages physicians to avoid low-value care. Although widely lauded, no study has examined its impact on clinical decisions made in primary care settings. Methods: We compared clinical decisions made for 5 Choosing Wisely recommendations over two 6-month time periods before and after the campaign launch and an educational intervention to promote it at 3 primary care residency clinics. Results: The rate of recommendations adherence was high (93.2%) at baseline but did significantly increase to 96.5% after the launch. These findings suggest primary care physicians respond to training and publicity in low-value care, though further research is needed. Conclusion: Given that even small decreases of physician test ordering can produce large cost savings, the Choosing Wisely project may help achieve the health care triple aim.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Family Practice