It has been just three months since the official launch of Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) and, with the support of various partners, the momentum continues to grow.
Dr. Danielle Martin lists Choosing Wisely Canada as one of ‘Three Ideas to Improve Health Care’.
We are pleased to announce that the Wave 2 launch of Choosing Wisely Canada has been confirmed for Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
Yesterday, in their release entitled, “Doing right by our patients by Choosing Wisely”, Dr. Donna McRitchie of North York General Hospital (NYGH) publicly announced their strong support for Choosing Wisely Canada and their plans to implement the campaign’s mandate.
Dr. Wendy Levinson sat alongside a group of primary partners of Choosing Wisely Canada to introduce a campaign focused on helping physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, and helping physicians and patients make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.
In a first for Canada, nine national medical organizations today released lists of 40 tests, treatments and procedures that patients do not need in all circumstances as part of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign.
On April 2, 2014, the Wave 1 launch of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign will take place in Ottawa, Ontario, in the form of a press conference.