Choosing Wisely Saskatchewan (CWSK) launched in May 2017 and coordinates provincial efforts through collaboration with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Appropriateness of Care Program, the Saskatchewan Medical Association, the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine, the Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians, patient partners, family advisors, and other health system partners.

The current areas of focus for CWSK are:

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Opioid stewardship
  • Using blood wisely
  • Imaging for lower back
  • Reducing unnecessary lab tests
  • Advanced care conversations

The change strategies in this region have quality improvement methodology at its core and are implemented with:

  • Physician education
  • Patient education
  • Grassroots / point of care initiatives
  • Provincial implementation

For more information or to get involved, contact:

Angie Palen, CWSK Coordinator at: