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Caring for Others: Tips to Help You and Your Loved Ones

When caring for someone, it’s important to build a relationship with his or her doctor.

Choosing Wisely: New Resources and New Information for Your Health

The Choosing Wisely campaign is a national effort to promote discussions between patients and physicians.

Four Things that Would Surprise You About Health Care

These four facts about your health and the care you receive may surprise you.

Getting the Most Out of Your Preventive Care

Getting the most out of preventive care is about knowing what tests and screenings are right for your age.

More Equals Better? Not When it Comes to Your Health

Patients who receive the most aggressive medical care don’t necessarily live longer or enjoy a better quality of life.

New Resources for You and Your Family’s Health

It’s important to be prepared with the right information before you talk with your doctor.

Three Health Care Treatments You May Not Need

Specialty societies have created lists of tests and treatments they say are performed too often and are not always necessary. Here are three from those lists.

Three Reasons to Take a Notepad to Your Next Doctor Visit

Here are three reasons why you should take a notepad to your next office visit.

Tip sheets from Consumer Reports

Asking Questions About Imaging Tests

You should question some uses of imaging tests, because sometimes they’re not needed.

Asking Questions About Medical Tests

What sorts of questions should you ask when your doctor orders a test?

Building Healthy Habits

There are always things you can change in your day-to-day life that can help alleviate your ailments.

Communicating With Your Doctor

Here are some pointers for improved doctor-patient communication.

Coping With Serious Illness

For people with serious long-term illnesses, navigating the health-care system can be daunting.

Doctor-Patient Relationships

One big step toward improving the doctor-patient relationship: understanding where your doctor’s coming from.

Preventive Care

Make sure you’re up-to-date on the preventive services you need.

Ten Ways to Reduce Your Drug Costs

The first step in reducing your drug costs is to enlist your doctor in the effort.

Tests and Treatments


From the Choosing Wisely campaign

Advice for Caregivers: Treatments and Tests for Seniors

Some tests and treatments won’t help older adults. They may even be harmful, especially near the end of life.

Allergy Tests (AAAAI)

If you don’t have symptoms or a medical evaluation that points to allergy, think twice about skin or blood tests.

Alzheimer’s Disease Testing (SNMMI)

If you’re having memory problems, your doctor should look for other causes before ordering a brain scan.

Antibiotic Treatment in the Hospital (SHEA)

The CDC is urging hospitals to cut back on the use of antibiotics when they are not needed. Here’s what you should know.

Antibiotics for Ear Infections in Children (AAFP)

In most cases of middle ear infection, antibiotics are not needed. Here’s what to do instead.

Antibiotics for People With Catheters (AUA)

Almost all people who have catheters have some bacteria in their urine. But that doesn’t mean they all need antibiotics.

Antibiotics for Pink Eye (AAO)

Antibiotic eye drops or ointments don’t usually help with conjunctivitis. In fact, they can do more harm than good.

Antibiotics for Respiratory Illness in Adults (IDSA)

Antibiotics don’t help most respiratory infections. Here’s when you need antibiotics, and when you don’t.

Antibiotics for Respiratory Illness in Children (AAP)

Most of the time, children don’t need antibiotics for sore throat, cough or runny nose.

Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections in Older People (AGS)

Many older people get antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections when they don’t need it.

Antibiotics for Your Skin (AAD)

Some skin problems don’t stem from infections at all. So treating them with antibiotics can do more harm than good.

Antibiotics: When You Need Them and When You Don’t

When and how to use antibiotics to help you and your loved ones avoid drug resistance.

Antibiotics: Will They Help You or Hurt You?

Do you really need antibiotics? They can help you. But they also can harm you.

Antipsychotic Drugs for People with Dementia (AGS)

Powerful antipsychotic drugs should not be the first choice for people with dementia. Here’s why.

Artery and Vein Problems (SVS)

Vascular surgeons have listed four overused operations that are intended to treat vein and artery problems. If your doctor orders one of these, you should ask why.

Ask Your Doctor: Do I Need This Cancer Test or Treatment? (ASCO)

You may not need some common forms of imaging, screening tests, monitoring and drug therapy for cancer.

Avoid Opioids for Most Long-Term Pain

In this guide you can read what the experts say about using opioids.

Back Pain Tests and Treatments (AAPM&R)

Some tests and treatments for back pain may not be right for you. That’s why it is important to talk to your doctor.

Bed Rest for Lower-Back Pain (NASS)

Studies show that staying in bed longer than 48 hours won’t help with lower-back pain.

Blood Tests for Miscarriage Risk (SMFM)

Blood tests for thrombophilia often are not needed, even if you have had a pregnancy problem.

Blood Tests in the Hospital (SHM)

In the hospital, if your blood test results stay the same after a day or two, you may not need them again.

Blood Transfusions for Anemia in the Hospital (ASH)

Anemia is usually not urgent. Usually you don’t need a lot of blood. Or you may not need any blood at all.

Bone-Density Tests (AAFP)

If you’re not at higher risk for weak bones, you should think twice about the bone-density test. Here’s why.

Brain Scans for Head Injuries (AMSSM)

Brain scans are usually not helpful for a concussion.

Breast Biopsy (CoC)

In contrast with surgical or “open” biopsy, a needle biopsy is easier on the body.

Cancer Tests and Treatments (ASCO)

Some tests, treatments, and procedures are not only unnecessary, they can even prove harmful.

Cardiac Imaging Stress Tests (ASNC)

In some cases, especially in healthy people without chest pain, you should be cautious about the tests.

Care at the End of Life for Advanced Cancer Patients (ASCO)

Although it is hard to accept, the best thing for you may be to stop treatment for the cancer.

Carotid Artery Surgery (AAN)

Having some blockage in a carotid artery doesn’t automatically mean you should have artery-clearing surgery.

Cervical Cancer Screening (ASCCP)

Young women with an abnormal Pap test don’t always need to be treated right away.

Chest X-rays Before Surgery (ACR)

If you don’t have signs or symptoms of heart or lung disease, think twice about having a pre-operative X-ray.

Chiropractic Spinal Care for Lower-Back Pain (ACA)

Most people with lower-back pain won’t need these: imaging tests; regular use of lumbar supports; or passive physical therapies.

Cholesterol Drugs for People Over 75 (AMDA)

If you are age 75 or older and you haven’t had symptoms of heart disease, statins may be a bad idea.

Choosing Wisely: Antibiotics (Video)

Antibiotics can help with some infections, but they’re not right for every situation.

Clogged Neck Arteries (AAFP)

Do you need a screening test for clogged neck arteries?

CMR Tests for Chest Pain and Cardiac Screening (SCMR)

CMR is an imaging test for heart disease. But it may not be the best test for you.

Colonoscopy (AGA)

Even a very good test can be done too often.

CT Scans for Children With Head Injuries (AAP)

For children with head injuries, a CT scan often is not needed.

CT Scans in the Emergency Department (ACEP)

They may not be needed as often as you think.

CT Scans to Find Lung Cancer in Smokers (CHEST/ATS)

The CT scan, used to look for early signs of lung cancer, is not useful for many smokers.

Dental Fillings That Contain Mercury (ACMT, AACT)

It’s not necessary to replace fillings that contain mercury.

Diabetes Tests and Treatments

If you have diabetes, when do you need to test your own glucose levels, and when do you need to take medication?

Dietary Supplements to Prevent Heart Disease or Cancer (ACPM)

Research shows that most people don’t benefit from taking supplements to prevent heart disease or cancer.

Do You Need a CT Scan for a Head Injury? (ACEP)

A health history and physical exam can help the doctor decide if you need a Computerized Tomography (CT) scan.

Drugs for Migraine Headaches (AAN)

Think twice about treating migraine attacks with opioids or butalbital.

Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis (ACR)

The older, “non-biologic” drugs are a better first choice for treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Drugs to Prevent Infection During Chemotherapy (ASCO)

When do you need CSFs? When don’t you need them?

Early Delivery (ACOG, AAFP)

To hurry a baby’s birth can increase the risk of serious problems for both you and your baby.

Echocardiogram Before Surgery (ASE)

If you’re having surgery, you may wonder if you need an echocardiogram first.

Echocardiography After Valve Surgery (STS)

Sometimes the echocardiogram imaging test is done very soon after heart valve surgery, while you are still in the hospital. Usually that’s not useful.

Echocardiography for Heart Valve Disease (ACC)

When do you need an echocardiogram?

EKGs and Exercise Stress Tests (AAFP)

EKGs or exercise stress tests usually aren’t necessary for people without symptoms.

Feeding Tubes for People With Alzheimer’s (AGS, AAHPM)

Feeding tubes sometimes do more harm than good. Here’s why.

Five Physical Therapy Treatments You Probably Don’t Need (APTA)

Five common physical therapy treatments can lead to harm, more tests, and greater costs.

Getting the Right Care to Keep Your Children Healthy

Parents have more choices than ever about medical tests and treatments for their kids. But which ones are right for your child—and which ones might do more harm than good?

Getting the Right Care to Stay Healthy as You Age

Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common tests and treatments for older adults. It’s based on advice from medical experts and Consumer Reports.

Health Checkups (SGIM)

You probably don’t need that yearly checkup. In fact, it can do more harm than good.

Heart Imaging Before Surgery (ACC)

If you’re having surgery, you may wonder if you need a heart imaging test first to make sure it is safe.

Heart Imaging Tests Before Surgery (ASNC)

If you don’t have heart problems, you probably don’t need a heart test before an operation.

Heart Stress Tests Before Chest Surgery (STS)

Stress tests usually aren’t helpful if you don’t have heart problems.

HIV: When You Need CD4 Tests (HIVMA)

If your treatment for HIV is working well, you usually need the CD4 count less often, if at all. Here’s why.

Home Apnea Monitors for SIDs (AAP)

Home apnea monitors give little or no protection from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Home Oxygen After a Hospital Stay (CHEST/ATS)

Many people who use long-term home oxygen therapy don’t need it.

Hospital Hazards (AAN)

The American Academy of Nursing has identified four hospital practices that are usually unnecessary and may harm you.

Imaging and Blood Tests in Early Breast Cancer (ASCO)

When do cancer experts recommend imaging tests and tumor marker tests?

Imaging for Hearing Problems (AAO-HNSF)

For tinnitus or sudden hearing loss, imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs can be unnecessary, costly, or even harmful.

Imaging Tests After a Heart Procedure (ACC)

If you’ve had bypass surgery or a stent inserted to open a blocked artery, do you need regular imaging tests?

Imaging Tests for Back Pain (AAFP)

It seems like getting an X-ray, CT scan or MRI to find the cause would be a good idea.

Imaging Tests for Colorectal Cancer (SSO)

Imaging tests for colorectal cancer use radiation, may be costly, and may not change how you are treated. Your doctor should only order tests if they are needed.

Imaging Tests for Early Prostate Cancer (ASCO)

It’s not always a good idea to get all the tests that are available. You may not need them.

Imaging Tests for Headaches (ACR)

Many with severe headaches want a CT scan or MRI to see if they have a tumor or other serious problem.

Imaging Tests for Heart Disease (ACC)

If you are a healthy person without symptoms, you should think twice about having these tests.

Imaging Tests for Lower-Back Pain (NASS)

You may think you need an X-ray, MRI or CT scan to find out what is causing your back pain. But these imaging tests usually don’t help.

Imaging Tests for Melanoma (SSO)

Imaging tests usually don’t help if you have early-stage skin cancer. Here’s why.

Imaging Tests for Ovarian Cysts (ACR)

Repetitive ultrasound exams may not be necessary.

Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy (AAAAI)

Some people receive the treatment even though they don’t need it.

Implanted Heart Devices at the End of Life (AAHPM)

An ICD helps the heart beat normally. But if you are near death, those shocks can make things worse.

Kidney Disease (ASN)

Here are four important tests and treatments you should carefully discuss with your family and doctor

Lab Tests Before Surgery (ASCP)

Most healthy people don’t need blood or urine tests done before surgery, especially low-risk surgery. Here’s why.

Lyme Disease Tests (ACR)

There are two blood tests for Lyme disease, but usually you don’t need them. Here’s why.

Making Smart Decisions About Genetic Testing (ACMG)

Sometimes a genetic test is not the best way to find an inherited condition or disease risk.

Managing Side Effects of Cancer and its Treatments (AAN)

Some methods used to manage symptoms and side effects do not work. And some proven methods are often overlooked.

Medical Tests Before Eye Surgery (AAO)

Most people don’t need to have their blood tested or their heart checked before they have eye surgery. Here’s why.

Medical Tests Before Surgery

Often, pre-operative tests are not necessary. It is not a good idea to get them just because you’re having surgery.

Medicines to Relieve Chronic Pain (ASA)

Opioids (narcotics) usually are not the best way to treat long-term pain like arthritis, back pain or headaches.

Medicines to Treat Cancer (ASCO)

Drugs used to treat cancer can also cause harm, and some are very expensive. Here’s what to discuss with your doctor.

Monitoring Your Baby’s Heartbeat During Labor (AAN)

During labor and birth, the type of fetal heart rate monitoring called IA, for intermittent auscultation, is often the better choice.

Neck and Back Pain: When You Need Tests (AANEM)

If the symptoms are severe or continue for a while, you may need an electrodiagnostic test.

Oral Antibiotics for Ear Infections (AAO-HNSF)

Sometimes antibiotic eardrops are safer and more effective than oral antibiotics.

Overactive Bladder and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (AUGS)

Here’s what women should know about tests and treatments for these conditions.

Painkiller Choices With Kidney or Heart Problems (ASN)

If you suffer from high blood pressure, heart failure, or kidney disease, steer clear of some pain relievers.

Palliative Care (AAHPM)

With palliative care, you can get physical, emotional, and spiritual support at any stage of a serious illness.

Pap Tests (AAFP)

Many teenage girls and some women have the test when they don’t need it. Here’s why.

Pelvic Exams and Pap Tests Before Contraceptives (AAFP)

You usually don’t need a Pap test and pelvic exam before getting birth control pills.

PET Scans After Cancer Treatment (ASCO)

If you’ve been treated for cancer, you may not need PET scans to check for a return of the cancer.

Preventing Infections in the Hospital (SHM)

Watch out for two overused hospital medical practices, urinary catheters and ulcer drugs.

Preventing Seizures After an Ischemic Stroke (AANS, CNS)

Anti-seizure medicine is not usually necessary after an ischemic stroke.

PSA Test for Prostate Cancer (AAFP)

The PSA screening test is widely used, but often is not needed.

PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer (AUA)

The PSA test is the only available screening test for prostate cancer, but it can have serious risks.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Radiation for Cancer (ASTRO)

Radiation therapy can help treat cancer and the painful symptoms from tumors. But it’s not always needed.

Radiation Therapy for Breast and Gynecologic Cancers (ASTRO)

When it comes to radiation therapy, sometimes less is more. Use this advice to start a conversation with your doctor about the benefits and risks.

Radiation Therapy for Cancer (ASTRO)

Here is advice for talking with your doctor about whether to use radiation as part of cancer treatment.

Screening Tests for Brain Aneurysms (AANS)

Screening healthy people for weak areas in the brain’s blood vessels can do more harm than good.

Screening Tests for Ovarian Cancer (SGO)

Ultrasound and the CA-125 blood test are not useful for screening low-risk women for ovarian cancer.

Screening Tests: When You Need Them, When You Don’t

It’s important to know which tests you need, and how often you need them.

Sentinel Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer (CoC, NAPBC)

If you have breast cancer, there is a newer, simpler surgery to check your lymph nodes.

Sleeping Pills for Children With Insomnia (AASM)

Sleep drugs aren’t made for children. There are no prescription drugs approved in the U.S. to treat childhood insomnia.

Sleeping Pills for Insomnia (AASM)

Sleeping pills are often not the best option for insomnia. Here’s what you need to know.

Sleeping Pills for Insomnia and Anxiety in Older People (AGS)

Older adults usually should try other non-drug treatments first, for insomnia and anxiety.

Spirometry for Asthma (AAAAI)

Many people who need the test don’t receive it.

Stable Heart Disease (SCAI)

You may not need an angiogram if your heart disease is stable. Here’s why.

Stress Tests After a Stent Procedure (SCAI)

Stress tests usually aren’t helpful after a stent procedure, unless you have symptoms of heart disease.

Stress Tests Before Surgery (SVM)

If you’re having surgery, you will probably not need a heart stress test beforehand if you are healthy, active, and feeling well, or if you’re having minor surgery.

Stress Tests for Chest Pain (ASNC)

If you’re at low risk for having a heart problem, even if you have symptoms, you usually don’t need this imaging test.

Supplements for Osteoarthritis (AAOS)

The popular supplements glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate do not help relieve arthritic knees.

Taking Medicines Safely (ASHP)

It is more precise to measure medicines in milliliters, instead of using a kitchen spoon.

Testing After Heart Procedures (ASNC)

Unless you’re experiencing symptoms, this test usually isn’t helpful in the first few years after heart bypass surgery or a stent procedure.

Testosterone for Erection Problems (AUA)

Unless you have other symptoms of low testosterone, you should think twice about the treatment. Here’s why.

Tests and Treatments Employees May Not Need (ACOEM)

Employers should consider these guidelines when sending workers or job candidates to the doctor.

Tests and Treatments for Prostate Cancer

It can be hard to know which tests and treatments to get for prostate cancer. This report pulls together the latest advice from experts.

Tests and Treatments for Women with Breast Cancer (ASBS)

If your doctor recommends one of these five procedures, ask if it’s really necessary. And ask about the risks and costs.

Tests Before Heart Surgery (STS)

Before heart surgery, you probably don’t need a breathing test or carotid ultrasound test, unless you have breathing problems or symptoms.

Treating Acute Blood Clots (ASH)

If you have a deep blood clot, you probably don’t need a device called an IVC filter. They don’t work better than blood-thinning drugs.

Treating Blocked Leg Arteries (SVM)

Most people with Peripheral Artery Disease won’t benefit from surgery or angioplasty.

Treating Heartburn and GERD (AGA)

In most cases of heartburn a PPI isn’t necessary.

Treating Low-Risk Prostate Cancer (ASTRO)

If you have prostate cancer, but it poses a low risk to you, consider “watchful waiting.”

Treating Plantar Fasciitis (AOFAS)

Some doctors recommend surgery. But that can lead to complications, and it doesn’t always work.

Treating Sinusitis (AAAAI)

Millions of people are prescribed antibiotics each year for sinusitis.

Treating Sinusitis (AAFP)

Millions of people are prescribed antibiotics each year for sinusitis.

Treating Sleep Problems (APA)

If you have insomnia, antipsychotic drugs should not be the first choice of treatment.

Treatments and Tests Your Baby May Not Need in the Hospital (AAP)

Here are some common tests and treatments a premature baby may not need.

Unnecessary Treatments in the Emergency Room (ACEP)

Three procedures commonly used in the emergency room are unnecessary in many cases.

Urinary Tract Infections in Older People (AGS, AMDA)

Older adults are often tested for UTIs. But if you don’t have symptoms, the tests are not very useful.

Using Opioids Safely After Surgery (AUA)

If you need opioids after surgery, it is important to talk to your doctor about how to use them safely.

Vision Care for Children (AAPOS)

There are several common vision tests and procedures that many children do not need.

Vitamin D Tests (ASCP)

Doctors often order a blood test to measure your vitamin D, but the results are unlikely to change their advice.

When It’s Hard to Get Pregnant (ASRM)

Some fertility tests are not usually needed. For example, most couples don’t need laparoscopies or post-coital tests.

When You Need a CT Scan to Check for a Blood Clot in Your Lungs (ACEP)

If you have most of the signs and risk factors for a blood clot in your lungs, it may be wise to have a CT scan. If not, you may receive a D-dimer blood test first.

Which Dental Treatments Are Right for You? (ADA)

Here are some facts about common dental treatments. Ask your dentist which treatments are best for you and your family.

Whole-Body Scans to Screen for Cancer (ACPM)

No medical society recommends whole-body scans. There is no evidence that they are a good screening tool.

Why the Doctor May Not Order a CT Scan for Kidney Stones (ACEP)

For most people, a urine test, blood test and health history are all that’s needed to diagnose kidney stones.

From the High Value Care campaign

Adult Vaccines: Protect Yourself and Your Family (ACP)

Here’s how to protect yourself, your loved ones, and others by learning all you can about vaccines.

Imaging Tests for Back Pain (ACP)

It seems like getting an X-ray, CT scan or MRI to find the cause would be a good idea.

Take Control of Your Health (ACP)

Use this guide to talk with your doctor about keeping your body healthy, getting preventive care, and choosing a healthy lifestyle.

Type 2 Diabetes Drugs (ACP)

The best drug choice usually isn’t one of the newer, heavily advertised ones.

Upper Endoscopy for GERD (ACP)

People with heartburn often undergo a procedure called endoscopy to see if GERD is the cause.

Vaccines for Adults (Poster)

Some vaccines are advised for all adults. Other vaccines are advised for only some adults.

Where To Go for Healthcare When You Need It (ACP)

Where should you go for care when urgent medical issues arise?

Your Health: Fact Not Fiction (poster)

Guidelines for high value care and better health, and what it means to be an engaged patient.

Drugs and Supplements

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs — Combining effectiveness, safety and  pricing information.

Best Drugs for Less

Find Best Buy Drugs that are less expensive, as effective and as safe as some pricey, brand-name drugs.

Five Questions to Ask About a New Drug (poster)

Make sure you understand the drug, why you’re taking it, what to expect, and what to watch out for.

Prescription Painkillers: 5 Surprising Facts

How did these dangerously addictive pills turn into the most prescribed drugs in America?

Money Saving Guides — Navigating the world of drugs

Generic Drugs

The big difference is that generics usually cost less than brand-name drugs.

Getting the Best Price

There are things you can do to save money on drugs—and sometimes a lot of money.

Managing Multiple Medicines

The best way to make sure you are taking the right drugs is to review all your drugs with your doctors periodically.

Medication Formularies

Using your plan’s formulary will help you save money on your drugs.

Off-Label Drug Use

One in five prescriptions in the U.S. is for a use not approved by the FDA.

Prescription Assistance Programs

Do you need help paying for prescription drugs? You may qualify for a Prescription Assistance Program (PAP).

Reading Labels

Both the label and the information sheet tell you important safety information.

Side Effects

Tell your doctor about any previous unpleasant side effects, allergies, or bad reactions.

Splitting Pills

Many doctors and health authorities are advising this strategy with more and more medicines.

Starting a New Drug

Every time you get a new drug, make sure you understand why you are taking it and how to take it.

Taking Your Medication as Directed

If you skip doses, take less than the full dose, or stop too soon, the drug may not work properly. Taking too much of a drug can also harm you.

Special Reports — From Consumer Reports magazine

10 Over-the-Counter Drugs to Avoid During Pregnancy

We’ve identified 10 common ingredients used in OTC drugs that are risky for pregnant women, as well as safer alternatives.

Doctors and Hospitals

10 Over-the-Counter Drugs to Avoid During Pregnancy

We’ve identified 10 common ingredients used in OTC drugs that are risky for pregnant women, as well as safer alternatives.

9 Great Health Articles Worth Reading Again

A special compilation of highlights of our recent work in health at Consumer Reports.

America’s Antibiotic Crisis

Consumer Reports has joined the fight to keep a unique and life-saving product working: antibiotics.

Cancer Tests and Treatments

When you need that cancer screening test — and when you don’t.

Dr. Who?

The next ‘doctor’ you see might be a nurse practitioner. Here’s a guide to who you can expect to see in a white coat, and how they can help you.

Healing Hearts

Cardiac care is a money-making machine that too often favors profit over science.

Medical Homes

Patient-centered medical homes seek to provide comprehensive, continuous, well-coordinated care to patients.

What Doctors Wish Their Patients Knew

How to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship.

What to Reject When You’re Expecting

Here are 10 procedures to think twice about during your pregnancy.

Hospital Survival Guide: Before Admission

Planning for a hospital visit can lead to better care and faster care. So use that time to take these steps.

Hospital Survival Guide: Checkin

Besides taking care of financial and insurance questions, make sure you take these five steps at your hospital check-in.

Hospital Survival Guide: Checkout

Six steps to help you get the right follow-up care and avoid being readmitted soon to the hospital.

Hospital Survival Guide: Checkout Checklist

Reduce your chance of being re-admitted to the hospital by following these steps when you check out.

Hospital Survival Guide: During Your Stay

These eight steps can help improve hospital-patient safety.

California: How Does Your Doctor Compare? (2014)

In this special report for California residents, patients rate 170 physician groups.

California: How Does Your Doctor Compare? (2015)

In this 2015 report for California residents, patients rate more than 170 physician groups.

Massachusetts: How Does Your Doctor Compare?

A special report for Massachusetts residents. Patients rate 487 adult, family and pediatric practices.

Minnesota: How Does Your Doctor Compare?

This special report for Minnesota residents provides exclusive Ratings of 552 doctors’ offices statewide.

Wisconsin: How Does Your Doctor Compare?

This special report for Wisconsin residents rates 19 medical groups across the state on key measures of care.