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Choosing Wisely in Washington

Did you know that 45% of Washington's Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection received a prescription for antibiotics—despite the fact that most of these illnesses were likely caused by viruses, which are not affected by antibiotics? 

Learn more about our study into potentially unnecessary or "low-value" care provided to Washington's Medicare population by reviewing the results and methods.

If you have additional questions or comments, please contact:

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John Vassall, MD
Physician Executive,
Quality & Safety Initiatives
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206-288-2524
800-949-7536, ext. 2524
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