Health Services across Australia are Championing the Choosing Wisely initiative to improve the safety and quality of health care for hospital patients. The implementation of projects to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures for both inpatients and outpatients are helping to drive improvements in patient care and hospital efficiences.
For example, hospitals are bringing together champions of quality evidence-based care - from specialist units, general medicine, nurses and medical trainees - under the Choosing Wisely umbrella.
Participation as a Choosing Wisely health service member provides a range of opportunities:
- Promotion as a Choosing Wisely Champion
- Connections to a growing network of engaged clinicians and health services
- Connections to health professional colleges, societies and associations
- Being part of a forum that shares ideas and supports learning
- Potential to jointly apply for funding
- Access to relevant resources
- Development of resources
- Collaboration on evaluation of impact.
Download the brochure for more information. If you’d like to become a Choosing Wisely Australia Champion Health Service, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The health services championing Choosing Wisely in Australia
- Presentation: NUTS: No unnecessary tests at Eastern Health by Janet Steele - Project Manager (Choosing Wisely Australia 2017 National Meeting)
- Video: 'No Unnecessary Tests' (NUTs) aims to scale up a successful and proven project at Eastern Health's Box Hill Emergency Department with a focus on reducing unnecessary tests. In 2016, Eastern Health produced a short video to be shown at a Healthcare forum in Sweden about the NUTS campaign.
Royal Perth Hospital
Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service