Patient Engagement: More is Not Always Better

We recognize that talking to patients about not performing tests, treatments, and procedures in a world that intrinsically believes ‘more is better’ in any context is no easy feat. As part of our effort to encourage this dialogue, Choosing Wisely Canada has created posters (link), videos, and a patient facing website to help socialize the More is Not Always Better concept in terms of health care.

Canada Health Infoway Data Impact Winners Announced

Earlier this year the Data Impact Challenge by Canada Health Infoway invited those interested, and who had authorized access to Canadian health care data sets, to tackle challenging health policy and health care questions. Many of these questions pertained to Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations either directly or indirectly, and Dr. Wendy Levinson and Dr. Sacha […]

Fall Socities’ Recommendations Update

The Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society, Canadian Headache Society, and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada have released lists of recommendations this Fall bringing the number of societies that have released up to 32 and our total recommendations up to 165.

STARS Program One of Six Awarded ABIMF Funding

We are delighted to announce that our Choosing Wisely Canada STARS (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship) program was one of the six proposals to receive an ABIMF Putting Stewardship into Medical Education and Training grant.

New Choosing Wisely Canada Recommendations

Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations will be released by the following societies this fall: Association of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Disease Canada – released September 4, 2015 Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society – to be released September 2015 Canadian Headache Society – to be released October 2015 The new Lists of recommendations will be added to our website and to […]

Choosing Wisely International

Choosing Wisely is now spreading worldwide. With the funding support of the Commonwealth Fund and Canadian Institutes of Health Research, we have been able to organize two annual international round tables in Europe. Bringing 18 different countries together to discuss their Choosing Wisely campaigns and experience.