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Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments, and make smart and effective care choices.

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Unnecessary Care in Canada: CIHI and CWC Joint Report Released

A report released by Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Choosing Wisely Canada found up to 30% of the tests, treatments, and procedures associated with 8 selected Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations were potentially unnecessary. This report also details success stories — from national and facility-level organizations as well as from individual clinicians across the country — of using the recommendations to identify and reduce unnecessary care.

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