Choosing Wisely Ontario (CWO) is a campaign organized by a steering committee that includes clinicians, administrators, and patient advisors.

The current areas of focus for CWO are:

  • Preoperative testing prior to low-risk surgeries
  • Red blood cell¬†transfusions
  • Urinary catheter use
  • Benzodiazepines in hospital
  • Proton pump inhibitors in primary care
  • Appropriate prescribing in the long-term care setting
  • Antibiotics prescribing

Among the change strategies being implemented are:

  • Physician education
  • Patient education
  • Audit and feedback
  • Process changes

To get involved, contact: