CHOOSING WISELY

Increasing administrative responsibilities—due to regulatory pressures and evolving payment and care-delivery models—reduce the amount of time physicians spend delivering direct patient care. When both physicians and patients understand how to make wise treatment decisions—such as choosing care that is supported by evidence, is not duplicative, has the lowest possible risk for harm, and is truly necessary—patient care and physician satisfaction will improve. When patients are informed about how tests, treatments, and procedures are selected and involving them in the decision-making process of their care, patients can feel more satisfied. In turn, physicians will also be more satisfied when they are able to make treatment decisions for patients that they believe are best rather than those that will protect them from malpractice claims.  Through this activity, residents will identify an opportunity, put into steps into their practice that will help make positive changes for their panel of patients.

Goals & Objectives