Medication prescribing is one of the most common activities in clinical practice. However, the issue of overuse and inappropriate prescribing poses significant challenges in health care. Inappropriate prescribing can result in adverse events, create shortages in the drug supply, and harm the environment.

Given that over one-third of Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations focus on medications, ensuring their appropriate use is crucial for improving patient care, reducing harm, and optimizing health care resource utilization.

Choosing Wisely Canada offers a comprehensive suite of tools, resources, and campaigns that can help clinicians make changes and improve their medication prescribing across practice settings.