Unnecessary Medical Travel in Canada’s North

Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
6 Mar 2024

12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET

Unnecessary Medical Travel in Canada’s North

6 Mar 2024

12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET

In rural and remote communities, geographical barriers and limited access to specialized services often result in patients travelling far distances for inpatient and outpatient care. Ensuring the necessity of every test and treatment is of utmost importance in these locales because low-value care, in addition being clinically inappropriate, impose financial burdens and causes time away from one’s family, work, and community.

Join Choosing Wisely Talks on March 6 at 12 PM ET for a discussion on delivering high-value care as close to home as appropriate. Speakers will share practical guidance for improving referrals, minimizing unnecessary medical travel, and bringing investigations closer to where patients live.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Sarah Cook, Family Physician and Choosing Wisely Northwest Territories (NWT) Clinical Lead
  • Mary Clare Burton, Coordinator of Choosing Wisely NWT and Quality Improvement Specialist