About the Material
Choosing Wisely Canada uses plain language and patient-friendly materials to complement the lists of “Five Things Clinicians and Patients Should Question.”
These patient materials are being disseminated broadly through a variety of channels. The materials are meant to help patients learn about the tests and treatments in question, when they are necessary and when they are not, and what patients can do to improve their health.
Choosing Wisely Canada has launched a patient facing campaign entitled, More Is Not Always Better, to:
- Promote the message that in medicine as it is in life, “more is not always better”
- Educate patients about when they might need a particular test or treatment, and when they don’t
- Encourage patients to talk with their doctor about unnecessary care.