Pre-Operative Testing for Low-Risk Surgery in Alberta: From Drivers of Behaviour to Behaviour Change

Series: De/Implement
14 Dec 2022

12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET

Pre-Operative Testing for Low-Risk Surgery in Alberta: From Drivers of Behaviour to Behaviour Change

14 Dec 2022

12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET

Despite Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations, pre-operative tests like chest x-rays and electrocardiographs are frequently ordered for patients undergoing low-risk surgeries. This can result in further unnecessary testing and overall health care waste.

Join the De/Implement series on December 14 at 12 p.m. ET to learn about factors influencing current pre-operative testing practices in Alberta. Yamile Jasaui, Research Associate at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary will also describe a future trial to reduce pre-operative test ordering in the province.