Choosing Wisely with Consumer Reports Health

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) has joined with Choosing Wisely®, a campaign of Consumer Reports, to provide resources for consumers and physicians to engage in important conversations about the overuse or misuse of medical tests and procedures that provide unnecessary and potentially harmful medical care.

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Top Choosing Wisely Resources

Care at the End of Life for Advanced Cancer Patients (ASCO)
Although it is hard to accept, the best thing for you may be to stop treatment for the cancer.

Feeding Tubes for People with Alzheimer’s (AGS, AAHPM)
Feeding tubes sometimes do more harm than good. Here’s why.

Implanted Heart Devices at the End of Life (AAHPM)
An ICD helps the heart beat normally. But if you are near death, those shocks can make things worse.

Palliative Care (AAHPM)
With palliative care, you can get physical, emotional, and spiritual support at any stage of a serious illness.

Medicines to Treat Cancer (ASCO)
Drugs used to treat cancer can also cause harm, and some are very expensive. Here’s what to discuss with your doctor.

Related Information From Choosing Wisely

Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections in Older People (AGS)
Many older people get antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections when they don’t need it.

Antibiotics for People with Catheters
When they’re overused—and when they’re needed.

Treating Disruptive Behavior in People with Dementia
Antipsychotic medicines are usually not the best choice.

Medicines to Treat Cancer
For nausea, for advanced-breast cancer and for targeted therapy.