Unnecessary Care in Canada: a CIHI & CWC Joint Report Released

A new report Unnecessary Care in Canada, released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Choosing Wisely Canada, finds that up to 30% of selected medical tests, treatments and procedures in Canada are potentially unnecessary and that Canadians have more than one million potentially unnecessary medical tests and treatments every year. The report, released today […]

Ontario Clinicians Deliver Quality Care by Reducing Unnecessary Care: New Report

When it comes to medical tests and procedures, less can sometimes be better. According to a new report released this week, Ontario health care providers are successfully working to provide and improve quality care by reducing unnecessary care to patients across Ontario. Released by Health Quality Ontario and Choosing Wisely Canada, the report, Spotlight on […]

The Royal College’s 2017 ASPIRE Courses: Quebec City & Ottawa

We are pleased to announce the next offerings of the Royal College’s ASPIRE faculty development certificate program, developed in partnership with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Choosing Wisely Canada. Two workshops will be held on: May 29 – 31, in Quebec City at Université Laval  (French) November 28 – December 1, in Ottawa (English) ASPIRE is an […]

An energizing National Meeting 2017

This year’s Choosing Wisely Canada National Meeting was held on Monday, February 27, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta, hosted by Choosing Wisely Alberta. In attendance were over 300 representatives from all campaign stakeholders across Canada including clinicians, patient representatives, leaders from national organizations, as well as provincial and territorial Choosing Wisely campaigns. Keynote speakers included Dr. […]

2017 Choosing Wisely National Meeting Abstract Book Released

Wondering what others in the Choosing Wisely community are up to? The second annual Choosing Wisely Canada National Meeting included a call for abstracts to highlight efforts from coast to coast associated with the campaign. We received over 80 abstracts showcasing leading clinicians’ work around implementation of campaign recommendations, deprescribing interventions, measurement of unnecessary care, […]

Launching ARTIC Choosing Wisely: An Idea Worth Spreading Webinar Series

The Joint Centres for Transformative Healthcare Innovation (Joint Centres) and Choosing Wisely Canada are creating a new stream of webinars in which participating Joint Centres’ sites will share their learning experiences from implementing ARTIC Choosing Wisely: An Idea Worth Spreading in both hospital and primary care based settings. The platform aims to nurture and sustain a […]

Welcome Choosing Wisely Newfoundland and Labrador (Choosing Wisely NL)

Choosing Wisely Canada is proud to announce the release of Choosing Wisely Newfoundland and Labrador, known as Choosing Wisely NL. Choosing Wisely NL officially launched on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at a news conference at the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. Organizations collaborating to initiate Choosing Wisely NL include: Translational and Personalized Medicine Initiative (TPMI), the […]

Five New Things Emergency Physicians Should Question Released

The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) has released an additional set of five Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations to encourage clinicians and patients to have conversations about tests and treatments that are overused in the emergency department. The five new recommendations include: Don’t order CT head scans in adult patients with simple syncope in the […]