Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help physicians and patients
engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

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CWC goes mobile

We are pleased to announce the release of a Choosing Wisely Canada mobile app, available on Android and Apple platforms. The strength of this bilingual app is its searchability. All recommendations and patient pamphlets have been categorized by keywords for ease of use and efficiency. Visit the Google Play or Apple App store to download the CWC app today.

Choosing Wisely in the literature

A number of important articles have been published on the topics of overuse in the health care system and the Choosing Wisely movement over the past few months. We are eager to share a number of citations that may be of interest to you.

  • Bhatia RS, Levinson W, Lee DS. Low value cardiac testing and Choosing Wisely. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Colla CH, Morden NE, Sequist TD, Schpero WL, Rosenthal MB. Choosing Wisely: Prevalence and Correlates of Low-Value Health Care Services in the United States. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Fenton JJ, Franks P, Feldman MD, Jerant A, Henry SG, Paterniti DA, Kravitz RL. Impact of Patient Requests on Provider-Perceived Visit Difficulty in Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Harvey EJ. Choosing wisely (and carefully) Canada. Can J Surg. 2014 Jun;57(3):149, 151.
  • Hudzik B, Hudzik M, Polonski L. Choosing wisely: Avoiding too much medicine. Can Fam Physician. 2014 Oct;60(10):873-6.
  • Levinson W, Kallewaard M, Bhatia RS, Wolfson D, Shortt S, Kerr EA; On behalf of the Choosing Wisely International Working Group. ‘Choosing Wisely’: a growing international campaign. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Siemens DR, Finelli A. Choosing Wisely Canada: It’s our turn. Can Urol Assoc J. 2014 Jul;8 (7-8): E580-1.
  • Wolfson D, Santa J, Slass L. Engaging physicians and consumers in conversations about treatment overuse and waste: a short history of the choosing wisely campaign. Acad Med. 2014 Jul;89(7): 990-5.

CMAJ tests your knowledge

Interested in testing yourself on when specific tests, treatments or procedures may or may not be necessary? Wonder how your answer compares to your colleagues from across the country?

As part of their commitment to educate physicians about Choosing Wisely Canada, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) has formatted recommendations from the first wave of Choosing Wisely Canada into a true-false quiz series. Twelve quizzes will be featured on the CMAJ homepage over an 8-month period. Visit to test your knowledge.

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