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Choosing Wisely aims for an equal doctor-patient relationship. Patients are being urged to take more control of decisions about the care and treatments they receive, by being less passive, and having more input.
The approach could help reduce the number of unnecessary tests and treatments, resulting in shorter waiting times for patients with a genuine need. This could include patients demanding antibiotics for colds and sore throats but it could also involve serious diseases such as cancer, where patients might feel under pressure to accept invasive treatment which could leave them with a worse quality of life.
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