Call for Participants – Choosing Wisely Manitoba Patient 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 patient advisors to participate in our Choosing Wisely Manitoba Advisory Committee.
Engaging in healthy conversations
In health care we tend to think that more is better, but this can often result in unnecessary tests and treatments. Engaging in healthy conversations with your physician is an important way to be better informed about your health and your care. It’s okay to ask questions of your doctor to make sure that tests and treatment will benefit your health and care:
Do I really need this test, treatment or procedure?
What are the downsides?
Are there simpler safer options?
What happens if I do nothing?
Choosing Wisely Manitoba aims to support physicians and patients, helping you to make smart and effective choices about your health. Ensuring that every test, treatment and procedure is evidence-based is key to choosing wisely.
Learn more at Choosing Wisely Canada.