Business Case for Employers
One in every three dollars spent on healthcare in the U.S. is estimated to be for low-value health care services, resulting in a system that is wasting as much as $760 billion to $935 billion annually.1 This includes care that is clinically unnecessary, duplicative, or delivered in costly setting.
Just 12 percent of U.S. adults, regardless of education level, have proficient health literacy, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This means that over 77 million people have difficulty with common health tasks such as participating in care decisions. Choosing Wisely offers simple, patient-friendly resources to help people better understand their care options and effectively advocate for themselves.2