Choosing Wisely Canada Perspective: Dr. Roger Süss on Antibiotic Use

Family Medicine Recommendation #10: Do not use antibiotics in adults and children with uncomplicated acute otitis media. Choosing Wisely Canada: What shared decision making strategies or tools have you implemented in your practice around this recommendation? Dr. Roger Süss: I use a delayed prescription for antibiotics. This is based on a conversation with patients to introduce the Read More

March is Pharmacists Awareness Month

March is Pharmacists Awareness Month

Pharmacists play an integral role in patient care by providing safe and effective medication management. Each March, Pharmacists Awareness Month recognizes the important contributions pharmacists make to Canada’s health care system. Choosing Wisely Canada worked with the Canadian Pharmacists Association to develop six Choosing Wisely recommendations that encourage healthy conversations between pharmacists and patients. Here Read More

Choosing Wisely Manitoba Advisory Committee

Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures to make smart and effective choices to ensure high quality care. To deepen our efforts to ensure that patients and the public voices are heard in all aspects of the campaign, we are looking for Read More

Diving into Overuse in Hospitals Webinar Series

As part of the Diving into Overuse in Hospitals campaign, the Ontario Hospital Association, in partnership with Choosing Wisely Canada and Health Quality Ontario, will be hosting a three-part webinar series to support hospitals that may be looking to start or advance their local Choosing Wisely efforts. These interactive webinars will give participants an opportunity Read More

Diving into Overuse in Hospitals

Diving into Overuse in Hospitals

Did you know that up to 30% of tests and treatments in many clinical areas are potentially unnecessary according to a 2017 report from the Canadian Institute of Health Information and Choosing Wisely Canada? Choosing Wisely Manitoba is a proud supporter of the Diving into Overuse in Hospitals campaign, led by Choosing Wisely Canada. Diving Read More