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The Choosing Wisely Initiative

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“There are efforts going on at health care institutions all over the U.S. to manage the tension between climbing costs and excellent medical care. One effort we’ve covered on this program is the Choosing Wisely campaign. It’s a joint effort involving consumer reports and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Richard Baron is the board president and CEO,” says host Barbara Lewis.

Dr. Baron: Lots of times a doctor may assume that a patient wants a treatment, but if a patient fully understood what was involved in the treatment they might prefer to not have it…