Informed patients making smarter choices

Welcome to our collaboration with Consumer Reports

Rainier Health Network is proud to join the Choosing Wisely campaign to help people make smart decisions about their health care. Choosing Wisely provides fact sheets and evidence-based recommendations on medical tests and procedures that are intended to spark meaningful conversations between patients and their caregivers, helping avoid those that may be unnecessary or, in some instances, could actually cause harm.

Being an active part of the healthcare team is critical, and we hope that the resources here help you become an informed and empowered patient or caregiver.

The Choosing Wisely campaign was developed by the ABIM Foundation, in collaboration with national medical specialty societies and Consumer Reports. The ABIM Foundation’s mission is to advance medical professionalism into clinical policy and practice. In addition to the Choosing Wisely campaign materials, Consumer Reports has also compiled resources on hospital safety, money saving guidelines and advice for caregivers—just to name a few.

For more information about Rainier Health Network, visit our website.

Understanding Your Choices, Communicating Your Preferences

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Choosing Wisely Health Guides for Patients and their Families


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

The links at left will lead you through our collection of brochures.

Choosing Wisely: Tests

Choosing Wisely: Imaging

Choosing Wisely: Drugs

Choosing Wisely: Procedures

Medical Conditions

Choosing Wisely Video Collection

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.

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