The Pacific Business Group on Health Campaign

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Welcome

Pacific Business Group on Health is focused on the Triple Aim of improving quality and health care 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 to make better decisions about healthcare and use of medical services.  With over XX medical specialty societies participating, we have selected a sample of easy to understand materials that purchasers and interested stakeholders can include on their websites and employee health promotion portals by linking HERE, or to the individual tools listed below:

Five questions to ask your doctor

  • Poster

Appropriate use of antibiotics

  • Think Your Child Needs Antibiotics? “Think Again”
  • The Rise of Superbugs
  • 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before you Take Antibiotics

Maternity care, which includes education about the risks of C-section deliveries and early inductions

  • What to Reject When you are Expecting

Prescription Drugs and Dietary Supplements

  • How To Save on Prescription Drugs
  • Big Price Differences in Generic Drugs
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Which Drug Is Best
  • Beating Insomnia
  • Choosing a Statin drug
  • Do you need an antidepressant?
  • Medicines to Relieve Chronic Pain: When you need opioids (narcotics) — and when you don’t
  • Dietary Supplements to Prevent Heart Disease or Cancer: They don’t help, and some can be harmful, and

Cancer care

  • Ask Your Doctor: Do I Need This Cancer Test or Treatment?
  • Radiation Therapy for Cancer: Less may be better
  • Whole-Body Scans to Screen for Cancer: They won’t help find cancer, and may do more harm than good

Avoiding infection and complications while in the hospital

  • How Not to Get Sick(er) in the Hospital

Advanced care and end of life

  • A Beautiful Death (article and video)
  • Palliative and Hospice Care: Comfort during a serious illness or the final months of life.

Other specialty- or condition-specific information, click here