Choosing Wisely Canada is Celebrating Five Years!

April 2, 2019 marks five year since the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign officially launched. The campaign was established to raise awareness about the harms of unnecessary tests and treatments in health care by encouraging conversations between clinicians and patients. Five years later, Choosing Wisely Canada has grown considerably thanks to dedicated clinicians, patients, and partners from Read More

Earn Continuing Professional Development Credits for Choosing Wisely Activities

CPD Opportunities for Primary Care Providers Pearls™ When you complete a Pearls ™ exercise that includes a specific question and literature search involving any one of the Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations you earn 6  Mainpro+ credits. Linking to Learning Exercises When you participate in a Linking Learning to Assessment exercise that reflects improvement in practice Read More

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