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5 Questions to Help You Choose Wisely

Initiate informed conversations with your provider to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures

Why NOT MRIs for low back pain?
Lower Back Pain
Why NOT antibiotics?
Lower Back Pain

Increasing health care value through conversation

Lehigh Valley Physician Hospital Organization (LVPHO) helps patients get the right care at the right time and place.

Quality health care requires a relationship between a physician and his or her patient. Physicians can recommend tests, treatments and/or medications, but ultimately patients decide what care they receive.

What is Choosing Wisely®?
• A nationally recognized program
• Initiated by a desire to promote conversations between patients and providers
• Helps patients choose care that is supported by evidence, not duplicative of what’s already been done, free from harm, and truly necessary

As patients and physicians begin talking about the need and value of specific tests and procedures, an understanding develops that can have a substantial impact on reducing waste in the U.S. health care system.

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