The Rainier Health Network Campaign

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.

Explore the tabs at the left for more information on how you can take charge of your own healthcare.

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

Tests

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

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

Imaging

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

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

Drugs

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

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

Procedures

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

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

En español

La mayoría de nuestros informes sobre fármacos, pruebas y tratamientos están disponibles en español. Hemos reunido a todos los informes en un solo sitio.

Videos

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