The Franklin County Cooperative Campaign

Be a Smarter Healthcare Consumer

Welcome

Do you know how to identify high quality healthcare for you and your family?

Do I need an MRI or CT scan to help treat my back pain? Will antibiotics help me recover faster from sinusitis? Do I need to take my child to the Emergency Department for a bad cough? What happens if I do nothing?

The answers may surprise you!

Getting good quality healthcare is important. It can help you stay healthy and recover faster. High quality care is safe, timely, personalized, and based on the latest medical research.

franklin1Not all healthcare is high quality. More care does not necessarily make you better. In fact, it can be harmful. So deciding what high quality is is important for your health.

Being an informed and prepared patient can help you get the quality care you need. Learning about your condition and knowing what questions to ask will help you have important conversations with your doctors about the right care for you.

The Franklin County Cooperative Employee Benefits Program has partnered with the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus and Consumer Reports to bring you Consumer Health Choices. The goal of Consumer Health Choices is to provide you with tools and information to help you prepare for discussions with your doctors. Using these can help you find safe, quality healthcare when you need it.

Click on the tabs at the left for tips on talking with your doctor and information about common tests and treatments.

For more information, contact us at Benefits@franklincountyohio.gov

Choosing Wisely: Tests

Choosing Wisely helps doctors and patients together avoid needless and even harmful procedures.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Choosing Wisely: Drugs

Choosing Wisely helps doctors and patients together avoid needless and even harmful procedures.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Choosing Wisely: Procedures

Choosing Wisely helps doctors and patients together avoid needless and even harmful procedures.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Choosing Wisely: Imaging

Choosing Wisely helps doctors and patients together avoid needless and even harmful procedures.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Informes en español

La mayoría de nuestros informes sobre fármacos, pruebas y tratamientos están disponibles en español. Hemos reunido a todos los informes en un solo sitio.

From Choosing Wisely

Consumer Health Choices videos

Our video collection reinforces the messages from Choosing Wisely and Best Buy Drugs. You can watch them here, share them, or view the entire collection.

 

Participating Specialists

National organizations representing medical specialists are working with the ABIM Foundation to help physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders think and talk about overuse of health care resources in the United States.

AAAA&I: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
AACT: American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
AAD: American Academy of Dermatology
AAFP: American Academy of Family Physicians
AAHPM: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
AAN: American Academy of Neurology
AAO: American Academy of Ophthalmology
AAOS: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
AAO-HNS: American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
AAP: American Academy of Pediatrics
AAPMR: The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
AABB: American Association of Blood Banks
AACE: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
AANS: American Association of Neurological Surgeons
AASLD: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
AAPOS: American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
ACC: American College of Cardiology
ACCP: American College of Chest Physicians
ACEP: American College of Emergency Physicians
ACMT: American College of Medical Toxicology
ACOG: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOEM: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
ACP: American College of Physicians
ACR: American College of Radiology
ACR: American College of Rheumatology
ACS: American College of Surgeons
AGA: American Gastroenterological Association
AGS: American Geriatrics Society
AHS: American Headache Society
AMDA: AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine
AMSSM: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
APA: American Psychiatric Association
ASA: American Society of Anesthesiologists
ASCO: American Society of Clinical Oncology
ASCP: American Society for Clinical Pathology
ASCRS: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
ASE: American Society of Echocardiography
ASH: American Society of Hematology
ASN: American Society of Nephrology
ASNC: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
ASRO: American Society for Radiation Oncology
ASRM: American Society for Reproductive Medicine
ATS: American Thoracic Society
AUA: American Urological Association
CoC: Commission on Cancer
ES: Endocrine Society
HRS: Heart Rhythm Society
NPA: National Physicians Alliance
NASS: North American Spine Society
SCAI: Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
SCCT: Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
SCMR: Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
SCCM: Society of Critical Care Medicine
SGIM: Society of General Internal Medicine
SGO: Society of Gynecologic Oncology
SHM: Society of Hospital Medicine
SMFM: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
SNMMI: Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
STS: Society of Thoracic Surgeons
SVM: Society for Vascular Medicine