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 […]

March 30th National Choosing Wisely Canada Conference: Sold Out!

Thank you to all those that registered, and we look forward to seeing you March 30th. Should you wish to be put on our wait list please email us at Our March 30th conference will be an opportunity for Choosing Wisely Canada, and all of our partners, to come together and celebrate our successes […]

10 Million Challenge

Choosing Wisely Canada is launching the 10 Million Challenge, a Canada-wide collective action initiative to help prevent 10 million unnecessary tests and treatments by the year 2020. Its purpose is to mobilize the healthcare provider community to put the Choosing Wisely recommendations into practice, and make a valuable contribution towards reducing waste and potential harm […]

STARS: Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship

On Saturday November 14th Choosing Wisely Canada hosted its very first national student leadership conference. The STARS (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship) or ESPOIRS (Étudiants sensibilisés pour l’optimisation de l’intendance des ressources en santé ) Leadership Summit was a great success with two students from each of Canada’s 17 medical schools in attendance. […]

Doc Mike Evans Video: Do More Screening Tests Lead to Better Health?

Dr. Mike Evans from the College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC) has created one of his famous ‘White Board Videos’ for Choosing Wisely Canada regarding overuse/appropriate use of health care in Canada, titled Do More Screening Tests Lead to Better Health?. This video focuses on a number of common screening tests that are overused or […]