Dyan Walsh, from Eastern Area Agency on Aging was in for our Senior Spotlight this week to tell us about the new Choose Wisely initiative.
The Choose Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation and was released by the Consumer Reports Health.
The initiative is to educate people into asking your doctor these five questions before you get any test, treatment, or procedure.
1.) Do I really need this test or procedure?
2.) What are the risks?
3.) Are there simpler, safer options?
4.) What happens if I don’t do anything?
5.) How much does it cost?
By asking these five questions you can make an informed decision on if the test, procedure, or treatment your doctor is suggesting is right for you.
If you would like more information on the Choose Wisely initiative or if you have any questions about it you can call Eastern Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-432-7812.