The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in the UK is championing Choosing Wisely principles to emphasize to physicians and the importance of high value medical care and the optimization of national resources.
Browsing our recommendations and patient materials just got a whole lot easier. We are pleased to announce the release of a Choosing Wisely Canada mobile app, available on Android and Apple platforms.
We are pleased to share a list of important articles published on the topics of overuse in the health care system and the Choosing Wisely movement in the second half of 2014.
Test yourself on when specific tests, treatments or procedures may or may not be necessary at www.cmaj.ca
North York General Hospital’s VP, Medical and Academic Affairs, and Director, Strategy and Diagnostics, describe their approach to implementation of the Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations and patient and family engagement.
With 102 physician recommendations and 25 patient education pamphlets released to date, our focus is beginning to shift to implementation. In an effort to bring together health care delivery systems from across the country who have initiated grassroots projects focused on implementing the physician recommendations, we have introduced the Early Adopters Collaborative.
Dr. Wendy Levinson, Chair of Choosing Wisely Canada, has been appointed to the rank of Officer of the Order of Canada.
In case you missed it, a second Wave of Choosing Wisely Canada launched successfully on October 29, 2014, with the release of 61 new physician recommendations and 15 new patient pamphlets.
Sleeping pills don’t provide enough extra sleep for older Canadians to warrant the risk of deadly side effects — and doctors and patients alike should think twice about their use.
The Canadian Medical Protective Association describes Choosing Wisely Canada in an article for Canadian physicians on striking the balance between their obligation to use health care resources responsibly while also providing safe care.