As health systems across the country shift their attention and efforts to improving quality care while reducing its overall cost, it is important that clinicians are able to walk patients through the potential benefits and costs—both physical and financial—of certain tests, procedures, treatments or screenings. Having an open, honest conversation about the care provided to patients isn’t always easy. While a patient may believe they need a certain test or medical procedure, their physician may view it as unnecessary or be concerned that the procedure itself could pose a potential risk.

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