Choosing Wisely Update - Autumn 2015

27 May 2015

Choosing Wisely Australia® launches
There was a sense that history was being made as the nation's most influential healthcare leaders gathered in Sydney to launch Choosing Wisely Australia. They were there to see Australia's peak medical bodies release details of the unnecessary and sometimes harmful tests, treatments and procedures they want people to avoid. Read more here

What the experts are saying
Among the panel of experts assembled to discuss the initiative and share insights from the perspective of their own speciality, there was a consensus that everyone was contributing to something important. Find out what some of them had to say

The lists of recommendations
Participating medical colleges and societies have developed lists of low value tests, treatments and procedures that clinicians and consumers should question. Their recommendations are based on expert advice and the best available evidence.
Find out what they are

Media interest in Choosing Wisely Australia
Strong media interest in Choosing Wisely Australia, even weeks before the launch, demonstrated just how important the initiative is regarded by both the health sector and the general community. Find out what the media said

More organisations coming on board
Choosing Wisely Australia is a growing movement. Many more organisations will join Choosing Wisely Australia as part of Wave II. Find out who is coming on board.

Last reviewed 28 May 2015