Choosing wisely--the politics and economics of labeling low-value services

N Engl J Med. 2014 Feb 13;370(7):589-92. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1314965. Epub 2014 Jan 22.


More than 40 medical specialties have identified "Choosing Wisely" lists of five overused or low-value services. But these services vary widely in potential impact on care and spending, and specialty societies often name other specialties' services as low value.

MeSH terms

  • Cost Savings
  • Humans
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care*
  • Societies, Medical
  • Specialty Boards*
  • United States
  • Unnecessary Procedures*