Resources

Resources

5 questions to ask your doctor or healthcare provider

 

Some tests, treatments, and procedures provide little benefit. And in some cases, they may even cause harm.
Use the 5 questions to make sure you end up with the right amount of care — not too much and not too little. Read the 5 questions.

 

Australia’s health services champion Choosing Wisely

 

Health services are leading the implementation of Choosing Wisely Australia through clinician-led initiatives. 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.

For Choosing Wisely to have an impact on healthcare service delivery, it is vital that health services are championing the initiative at a local level. From Primary Health Networks and Local Health Districts, to hospitals and primary care practices, Choosing Wisely Australia encourages health services to engage in reducing unnecessary tests, treatments or procedures that are prevalent in their particular settings.

Member benefits

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 choosingwisely@nps.org.au

 
Choosing Wisely Australia resources for consumers and carers

Resources for consumers & carers about healthcare tests, treatments & procedures.

Choosing Wisely Australia® consumer resources list
Choosing Wisely Australia resources for clinicians

Resources for health professionals about tests, treatments & procedures.

Choosing Wisely Australia® clinician resources list
Choosing Wisely Australia resources for colleges, societies and supporters

Resources for colleges, societies & supporters. Includes a kit to assist with communicating about Choosing Wisely Australia.

Choosing Wisely Australia® organisational resources list
Choosing Wisely Australia translated resources

Translated information about tests & treatments in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Spanish & Vietnamese.

Find Choosing Wisely Australia® translated resources
Choosing Wisely Australia videos

Videos about the Choosing Wisely campaign.

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Last reviewed 01 March 2016

Choosing Wisely Australia members and supportersSlide Show