Choosing Wisely Australia in the news Read articles and mentions of Choosing Wisely Australia® in the news. Follow us on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus Latest news mention Tackling unnecessary healthcare: the latest news from Croakey 28 Feb 2019 Choosing Wisely Australia 2018 Report - Conversations for change Read More Other mentions Choosing Wisley: driving a culture shift away from unnecessary healthcare VicDoc article: Driving a culture shift away from unnecessary healthcare Weekend Sunrise: How many Australians are having surgery they don't need? Weekend Sunrise panel discussion Croakey - Choosing Wisely in Australia: broadening the conversation to reduce low-value healthcare Article by Dr Lynn Weekes AM, Chief Executive, NPS MedicineWise Older Australians encouraged to ask more questions around surgical recommendations Research shows that patients aged over 70 run a high risk of postoperative complications. In fact, 20% will experience complications within five days of surgery, 10% will require critical care admission and, sadly, 5% will pass away within 30 days. With this in mind, there isn’t a more important time to take charge of our healthcare. Croakey - Online - What does it take to stop people with dementia being given too much medicine? Dementia patients and over prescribing was highlighted at the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting 2017.