The Pacific Business Group on Health Campaign

Making Wise Healthcare Choices Together


The Pacific Business Group on Health is focused on the Triple Aim of improving the quality of health care and the health of populations while moderating costs. The national Choosing Wisely® initiative, created by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation in collaboration with Consumer Reports, helps advance the Triple Aim by bringing attention to opportunities for better care, and ultimately a better patient experience. The Choosing Wisely campaign is supported by purchasers, providers, and consumers to help patients make better decisions about healthcare and use of medical services, and with over 70 medical specialty societies participating, we have selected a sample of easy to understand materials that purchasers and interested stakeholders can include in their employee health promotion communications.

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Preventive Screening/Testing

In Depth: Medical tests before surgery

Five Questions to Ask About Medical Tests Before Surgery

Chest X-rays Before Surgery

Echocardiogram Before Surgery

Heart Imaging Tests Before Surgery

Heart Stress Tests Before Chest Surgery

Heart Tests Before Surgery (ASNC)

Lab Tests Before Surgery

Medical Tests Before Eye Surgery

Stress Tests Before Surgery

Tests Before Heart Surgery

Need a Chest X-ray Before Surgery?

Screening Tests: When you need them and when you don’t

Tests and Treatments Your Employees May Not Need

Medical Tests Before Surgery

Treatments and Tests for Seniors: Advice for caregivers


Screening Tests for Brain Aneurysms

Imaging Tests for Headaches

CT Scans for Children with Head Injuries

Brain Scans for Head Injuries

“Proceed with Caution When it Comes to CT Scans”


Cancer Tests and Treatments: Five tests and treatments to question


Screening Tests for Ovarian Cancer

Imaging Tests for Early Prostate Cancer

Imaging and Blood Tests in Early Breast Cancer

PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer: Before you have the tests, discuss the pros and cons with your doctor

Tests and Treatments for Prostate Cancer: The latest advice for men


Imaging Tests for Heart Disease

Imaging Tests After a Heart Procedure

Stress Tests for Chest Pain

Stress Tests After Procedures

Stress Tests After a Stent Procedure

CMR Tests for Chest Pain and Cardiac Screening

EKGs and Exercise Stress Tests

Clogged Neck Arteries: When you need a screening test, and when you don’t

Women’s Health Screening

Pelvic Exams, Pap Tests and Oral Contraceptives

Pap Tests

Imaging Tests for Ovarian Cysts

Other Screening and Testing

Imaging Tests for Back Pain: You probably do not need an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI

Vitamin D Tests

Lyme Disease Tests

Alzheimer’s Disease Testing

Spirometry for Asthma

Allergy Tests

Bone-Density Tests

Gene Expression Test Aims to Reduce Antibiotic Overuse


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


Antibiotics for Swimmer’s Ear

How Often Do You Need a Pap Test?

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Informes en Español

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