As part of the choosing wisely campaign the NPS has suggested patients ask their doctor the following 5 questions before they get any test, treatment or procedure.
1. DO I REALLY NEED THIS TEST OR PROCEDURE?
2. WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
3. ARE THERE SIMPLER, SAFER OPTIONS?
4. WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T DO ANYTHING?
5. WHAT ARE THE COSTS?