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 Weekend Sunrise: How many Australians are having surgery they don't need? 17 Feb 2018 Weekend Sunrise panel discussion Read More Other mentions 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. Croakey - Online - How one major health service is slashing pathology tests A Queensland Government health service’s success in reducing unnecessary pathology testing will be among a number of programs showcased at the first Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting. Croakey - Online - Showcasing groundbreaking work from the Choosing Wisely front lines At the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting in Melbourne, hospital and health services from across Australia showcased their efforts to cut down on unnecessary medical procedures that can cause harm to patients and add to health costs.