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Recent News

49 New Recommendations to Release June 2

On June 2 at 10:00am EDT, 49 new Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations will be released by 10 specialty societies including:

  • Emergency Medicine
    Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians
  • Hospital Medicine
    Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Nuclear Medicine
    Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine
  • Paediatric Surgery
    Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons
  • Psychiatry
    Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry
    Canadian Psychiatric Association
  • Spine
    Canadian Spine Society
  • Transfusion Medicine (releasing 5 additional items)
    Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery
    Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery

The recommendations, which include tests, treatments or procedures commonly used in each specialty that are not supported by evidence, and/or could expose patients to unnecessary harm, will release in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians’ 2015 Annual Conference.

We hope that you will participate in the release by communicating the recommendations with your communities on and around June 2. All recommendations will be posted to Join the conversation on Twitter @ChooseWiselyCA and Facebook. Don’t forget to use our hashtags, #choosingwisely, #talkwithyourdoc, #docs4talk.

Some Patients Will Surprise You: Risks and Benefits Support Informed Decision-Making

A big thank you to Dr. Sam Campbell, Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Charles V. Keating Emergency & Trauma, for bringing this article to our attention and DoctorsNS for providing us with a copy for the website. Some Patients Will Surprise You: Risks and Benefits Support Informed Decision-Making is a commentary piece from the DoctorsNS December-January Newsletter written by Dr. Rick Gibson, Cole Harbour Family Medicine and District Department Chief of Family Medicine. The article details Dr. Gibson’s experience discussing the risks, benefits, and outcomes of potential courses of treatment with patients. Find it under the CWC Resources section of our website.

Choosing Wisely Canada Releases Brand Book

Choosing Wisely Canada is pleased to announce the release of its new Brand Book!

This document is intended  to serve the many organizations and individuals implementing CWC at the grassroots level. Please find the Brand Book under the ‘Resources‘ section of our website  and read on to find out more about using our brand within your given health care environment. We hope you find the information provided useful.

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