Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) is a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, and to help physicians and patients make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.
Unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures do not add value to care. In fact, they take away from care by potentially exposing patients to harm, leading to more testing to investigate false positives and contributing to stress for patients. And of course unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures put increased strain on the resources of our health care system.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada has participated in this campaign and have developed conjointly with the Canadian Medical Association a list of 11 Things Physicians and Patients Should Question. Click here to view this list.
For more information on this campaign, visit: http://www.choosingwiselycanada.org/