Dr. Danielle Martin, Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Information, lists Choosing Wisely Canada as one of Three Ideas to Improve Health Care. “[Choosing Wisely Canada] is about trying to help people to identify whether or not proposed health care interventions are actually likely to do more harm than good,” says Dr. Martin.
We are pleased to announce that the Wave 2 launch of Choosing Wisely Canada has been confirmed for Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Participating specialty societies include:
- Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
- Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists
- Canadian Association of Pathologists
- Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology
- Canadian Hematology Society
- Canadian Society for Surgical Oncology
- Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine
- Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism
- Canadian Society of Nephrology
- Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians
- Canadian Urological Association
- Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada
Note: Under the leadership of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), the Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists, Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology and Canadian Society for Surgical Oncology will submit a joint list
Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.
Yesterday, in their release entitled, “Doing right by our patients by Choosing Wisely”, Dr. Donna McRitchie of North York General Hospital (NYGH) publicly announced their strong support for Choosing Wisely Canada and their plans to implement the campaign’s mandate. As a lead early adopter of Choosing Wisely Canada, NYGH physicians, hospital staff and patients will begin engaging in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures in the coming months. To help spread the Choosing Wisely Canada word, screensavers featuring the campaign’s logo, web address and Twitter handle will be featured on all computers throughout NYGH during the month of June. It’s exciting to see groups moving to implementation so soon after the April 2 launch!