2023 Choosing Wisely Canada Abstract Book
Showcasing innovative approaches and initiatives on reducing low-value care in practice.
Choosing Wisely International Series in BMJ
A series in the BMJ highlights evidence-based approaches to reduce overuse associated with Choosing Wisely recommendations.
Reduce Unnecessary Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
Practice pointer featured in the BMJ on deprescribing for long-term PPI use.
Reducing Routine Inpatient Blood Testing
Practice pointer featured in the BMJ on reducing repetitive or routine blood work that does not add value to patient care.
PEER Simplified Chronic Pain Guideline
A clinical practice tool to support the management of chronic pain, including low back, osteoarthritic, and neuropathic pain in primary care.
Improving Healthcare Value: Lessons Learned From the First Decade of Choosing Wisely®
Dr. Wendy Levinson and Dr. Jerome Leis share approaches needed to tackle broader system-wide challenges that drive low-value care.
Unnecessary CT Scans for Pediatric Concussions
This article featured Canadian Family Physician provides practical guidance on avoiding CT scans for minor head injuries in pediatric populations.
Do Not Routinely Test for Vitamin D
Practice pointer featured in the BMJ about avoiding routine testing for vitamin D in asymptomatic individuals.
Diagnosing Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
An article featured in Canadian Family Physician on the importance of pulmonary function testing for asthma and COPD.
Going Against the Status Quo in Screening
An article featured in the Canadian Family Physician on improving teaching in preventive health care.
Discussing What Matters Most
Practice pointer featured in the BMJ about eliciting patients’ goals and preferences to improve the quality of care for those with serious illnesses.
Avoiding Antipsychotics as First-Line Treatment for People with Dementia
Practice pointer featured in the BMJ on non-medication interventions to treat neuropsychiatric symptoms.