Recommendations and Resources, by Specialty

Developed by professional societies representing different clinical specialties in Canada, these recommendations identify tests and treatments commonly used in each specialty that are not supported by evidence, and could expose patients to harm.

These recommendations are not intended to be used to establish payment and coverage decisions. Rather, they are meant to spur conversation about what is appropriate and necessary treatment. As each patient situation is unique, clinicians and patients could use the Choosing Wisely Canada materials to determine an appropriate treatment plan together.

Recommendations and Resources, by Specialty

View All Recommendations

Since the launch of Choosing Wisely Canada in April 2014, 400 recommendations have been published across a large number of clinical specialties. Get access to all recommendations in a single document.

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Medical Professional Society Handbook

The Medical Professional Society Handbook guides professional societies through the engagement process in Choosing Wisely Canada. The handbook provides a detailed overview of developing a recommendation list, communication tools to promote a list, going beyond the list by putting recommendations into practice and useful resources.

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