Care Network

Choosing Wisely®

With healthcare costs continuing to rise, both patients and health care providers are becoming more aware of the cost of care. St. Luke’s Care Network suggests Choosing Wisely® to help identify opportunities to improve both the quality of care and the efficiency of care. Choosing Wisely® was launched in 2012 by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation to promote conversations between clinicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is:

  • Supported by evidence
  • Not duplicative of other tests or procedures
  • Free from harm
  • Truly necessary

The following Choosing Wisely ® recommendations align with the St. Luke’s Care Network clinical protocols. For more information and the full list of Choosing Wisely ® recommendations, visit the Choosing Wisely ® website:

  • Antibiotic Use with Children
  • Choosing Wisely Back Pain - ER
  • Imaging tests for lower-back pain
  • Medicines to relieve chronic pain
  • Palliative Care
  • PSA tests for prostate cancer
  • Treating heartburn and GERD
  • Vitamin D tests