The Partnership Campaign

Helping you make informed choices about your healthcare

Welcome

Consumer Reports imageWhen it comes to medical tests and treatments, more is not always better. Although a number of them are commonly prescribed, many are frequently overused and unnecessary. That’s why your 1199SEIU Benefit Funds are helping you access information from Consumer Reports and the ABIM Foundation on Consumer Health Choices – trusted sources of expert analysis and reporting – to assist you in making sound healthcare decisions for yourself and your family as well as help stretch valuable benefit dollars.

Being informed – knowing how, where and when to access medical care – can help you protect your health, avoid hassles and recover from illness faster. Click on the tabs to the left for helpful resources, including lists of tests and procedures that may be overused, questions to ask your physician, and brochures and videos that explain appropriate care recommended by medical specialty societies.

 

 

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. The contents of this website, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images, and other material (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new healthcare regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

 

Tests and Treatments

High Value Care reports

Put your health-care money where it matters.

High Value Care is a series initiated by the American College of Physicians. These are consumer-friendly versions of reports first published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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

 

Choosing Wisely reports

Do you really need that test? You might be surprised.

Choosing Wisely helps doctors and patients together avoid needless and even harmful procedures. The ABIM Foundation and medical specialty groups have created lists of avoidable procedures. Consumer Reports has in turn created these patient-oriented reports.

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

Drugs and Supplements

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs is a public education project that provides free guidance on the safety, effectiveness and cost of drugs. Best Buy Drug Reportscombine an expert review of the scientific evidence with pricing information. And ourMoney Saving Guides will help you navigate the world of drugs – to save money when you buy them, to talk to your doctor about your treatment options and choices, and to take drugs more safely and wisely.

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

 

Best Buy Drugs reports

Money Saving Guides

From Consumer Reports magazine

Doctors and Hospitals

These special reports from Consumer Reports magazine address important issues confronting health-care consumers and their families.

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

Consumer Health Choices videos

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

 

About this project

Patients can be safer, save money, avoid hassles and get better sooner if they know how and where to shop for their medical care.

That’s why Consumer Reports is collaborating with employers, unions, associations, coalitions, medical groups, and health-care advocates to distribute the best available information about doctors, hospitals, treatments, drugs and preventive health strategies.

With this information in hand, millions of Americans can make smarter decisions for themselves and their families.