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 […]

The College of Family Physicians of Canada releases a new Choosing Wisely Canada™ toolkit

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and its Patient Education Committee, in collaboration with its key partners, developed new resources to help educate patients about preventive care. The new toolkit supports family physicians as they engage in proactive discussions with their patients about appropriate testing and treatment. This initiative is a positive step […]

‘Choosing Wisely: An Idea Worth Spreading’, from North York General Hospital, announced at InnovationEX 2016 as ARTIC Project Winner

Thursday, April 7th Choosing Wisely: An Idea Worth Spreading, from North York General Hospital, was announced at InnovationEX 2016, Markham Stouffville Hospital, as one of the projects that will receive ARTIC funding for contributing to the theme of Improved Quality through Reducing Unnecessary Care, the 2015 call for project proposals. The goal of the Choosing […]

SickKids Department of Pediatrics has created its own Choosing Wisely list

The Department of Pediatrics at Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital has created its own Choosing Wisely list, specific to a tertiary care children’s hospital. The list was developed involving clinicians and trainees at the organization, and the final five recommendations were chosen using a scoring system considering expected value, ease of implementation and measurement. A physician […]

Advancing Safety for Patients in Residency (ASPIRE) Workshop: May 10-13, 2016, Ottawa

Are you a resident, physician, or faculty interested in patient safety and quality improvement education? ASPIRE is co-hosted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Choosing Wisely Canada. ASPIRE educational sessions are delivered by well-respected quality and patient safety health care professionals and educators from across Canada, and […]