Choosing Wisely Canada STARS (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship) will engage medical students across the country. In partnership with the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) and the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ), a Choosing Wisely list of “Six Things Medical Students Should Question” is being developed.
Choosing Wisely Canada’s efforts to create a more efficient and responsive health care system across the country received kudos in a report released last Friday by Health Canada.
Newly published articles on the Choosing Wisely campaign
Congratulations to two of Choosing Wisely Canada’s medical students, Billy Silverstein and Elliot Lass, who were awarded Best Poster at the American Geriatrics Society Conference International Poster Session in Washington DC on May 16th. Their poster outlined preliminary results from 291 surveys they distributed to patients at Family Health Team clinics in the Greater Toronto […]
Over the course of 7 months ending March 5th, CMAJ ran 12 True/False questions related to Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations. Overall, an average of 70% of participants answered the questions correctly. However, as the table below shows, on two of the questions – both dealing with the ordering of imaging tests – the percentage of […]
Our latest installment in CMAJ’s Decisions, Cardiac testing in an asymptomatic 42-year-old man, can be found online and happens to be co-authored by two of Choosing Wisely Canada’s team members Dr. Sacha Bhatia, Evaluation lead, and Ciara Pendrith, MSc, Research Associate.
Expect to see Choosing Wisely at: Canadian Anesthesiologists Society (CAS) Annual Meeting by Webinar –June 21st – Ottawa, ON St. Michael’s Hospital Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds – June 22nd – Toronto ,ON Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists/ Canadian Association of Pathologists (CSCC/CAP)Annual Meeting – June 22nd – Montreal, QC
Canada Health Infoway’s Data Impact Challenge was officially launched on May 12th
A sad farewell and big thank you to our Vice-Chair of Choosing Wisely Canada and the Director of Quality Initiatives at the CMA
Choosing Wisely Canada’s First Birthday: A Year in Review