The Choosing Wisely Canada Team will be spending a lot of time on the road this Fall. Expect to see us presenting and/or exhibiting at a number of events near you!
Thanks to the help of the Choosing Wisely Canada summer students, we now have a very thorough Wikipedia page, outlining the campaign in its entirety complete with sections like: motivation, history, challenges, impact.
Globe & Mail: When Health Care Becomes Unnecessary Care by Andre Picard CMAJ: More Hospitals Choosing Wisely by Lauren Vogel CMAJ: Choosing Wisely Around the World by Lauren Vogel Toronto Star: Why That Medical Test Might Not Be Necessary by Wendy Levinson & the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
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