Choosing Wisely aims to promote conversations between clinicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, free from harm, and truly necessary.

In response to this challenge, national organizations representing medical specialists asked their providers to “choose wisely” by identifying tests or procedures commonly used in their field whose necessity should be questioned and discussed. The resulting lists of “Things Providers and Patients Should Question” are intended to spark discussion about the need—or lack thereof—for many frequently ordered tests or treatments.

For providers, a suite of communication education modules was created to help them engage in these conversations with their patients. A growing library of video resources also provides diverse perspectives on the campaign’s impact and challenges.

What’s New

Version 1.4

Updated core framework for stability and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

dmcottrell01 ,


While I am one who turns off notifications for as many apps as possible, I think this app would benefit from a notifications feature. The challenge of Choosing Wisely as a clinically useful tool is I never know when something new is posted. I wouldn’t mind Notifications feature for this purpose

PacificRy ,

Very helpful

The app seems like a great resource for patients to make smart decisions. It's a good step to empowering patients in such an immensely complicated subject. I like that the articles are searchable, but I'd also like to see them organized or grouped together somehow for browsing. Overall though, great app.

jen!ya ,


This app seems more applicable for clinicians. There is a similar app called Making Healthy Choices, which seems more applicable for patients. Be aware that some of recommendations are controversial, so you should do your own due dilligence.


ABIM Foundation
42.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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