The Florida Health Care Coalition Campaign

Getting to Better Care and Improved Outcomes: Helping Employees to Choose Wisely

Welcome

Welcome to Florida Health Care Coalition’s (FLHCC) Choosing Wisely resource site. Together with Consumer Reports and Choosing Wisely, FLHCC will continue to lead the charge for better quality health care for our communities. In order for consumers and providers to make Florida the best place to receive health care, we must stay informed, utilizing the most current information available.

The Choosing Wisely Initiative is intended to spark conversation between patients and providers about overly-used medical tests, treatments, and procedures to ensure the right care is delivered at the right time.

As a partner in Choosing Wisely, Consumer Reports supports this effort by creating patient-friendly materials that can be downloaded and printed for reference before planning a physician visit. As a campaign partner, FLHCC will engage its members and the community by providing useful information generated by this initiative.

Together we can make a difference and get to better care and outcomes!

View this video for more information about Choosing Wisely.

For more information, contact info@flhcc.org or visit www.flhcc.org.

For Employees and Patients

 

When and How to Question a Pre-Op Test

Discuss These Specific Pre-Op Tests With Your Doctor

Hospital Survival Guide

Advice for caregivers

Antibiotics

Doctor-Patient Relationship

End of Life Care

Why Some Tests Might Be Unnecessary and Even Harmful

Working With Your Doctor to Avoid Needless Tests

Learn More About the Pros and Cons of These Tests

What Doctors Have to Say About Screening Tests

Free Enrollment Assistance Tools

To assist consumers trying to use or shopping for health overage, Consumer Reports has created these materials.

These handouts and worksheets explain key health insurance terms, and clarify how those terms apply to the insured person.

 

 

By Condition

Adult Vaccines

Artery and Vein Problems

Asthma and Allergy

Back Pain

Cancers:

Breast Cancer

Lung Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Prostate Cancer

End of Life Care

Cancer Management:

Doctor – Patient Relationship

Managing Side Effects

Medicines to Treat Cancer

Preventing Infections

Scans

Cardiovascular:

Heart disease

Echocardiogram (Cardiovascular)

Stress Testing (Cardiovascular)

Imaging (Cardiovascular)

Colonoscopy

Diabetes

Musculoskeletal (Neck & Back)

Opioids and Pain

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Women’s Health

For Physicians

What the ACP Says About Screening Tests