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Choosing Wisely Australia videos

Keep updated with interviews, case studies and news clips from the Choosing Wisely Australia® initiative.

Recent Choosing Wisely videos

in the news and out and about

Starts at 60 Banter with Dr Justin Coleman

Dr Justin Coleman talks about how to get the right amount of healthcare.

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ABC News 24 Interview with Dr Robyn Lindner

The latest recommendations released by Choosing Wisely Australia.

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The word on the street

Interviews about interactions between health professionals & consumers

Do you ask your doctor many questions?

"Feeling comfortable with asking the right questions"

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Choosing Wisely Australia: The word on the street

"Choosing Wisely is all about encouraging good conversations about the most appropriate use of tests, treatments and procedures"

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Choosing Wisely Australia: The word on the street (extended)

"Choosing Wisely is all about encouraging good conversations about the most appropriate use of tests, treatments and procedures."

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Next wave event

Release of college, society and association recommendations in March 2016

The Next Wave – The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Professor John Slavotinek talks about the progress the college has made since it signed on 12 months ago.

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The Next Wave – Consumers

Members and supporters talk about what Choosing Wisely Australia means for consumers.

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The Next Wave – Healthcare providers

Lists of recommendations are great but implementation at healthcare services is integral.

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The Next Wave – Australasian College of Dermatologists

Dr Hanna Kuchel talks about why the college got involved in Choosing Wisely Australia.

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The Next Wave – The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Dr Clayton Barnes talks about why the college got involved in Choosing Wisely Australia.

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The Next Wave – Colleges, societies and associations

Members talk about why their organisation decided to get involved in Choosing Wisely Australia.

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The Next Wave event – March 2016

On 16 March 2016, fourteen peak healthcare colleges, societies and associations came together to announce 61 Choosing Wisely Australia recommendations.

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Inaugural launch

Choosing Wisely Australia is launched with 6 founding members & 26 recommendations

Choosing Wisely Launch Event Video (short)

Choosing Wisely launches in Australia. Check out what happened at the launch on the 29th April 2015.

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Choosing Wisely Launch Event Video (Long)

Choosing Wisely launches in Australia. Check out what happened at the launch on the 29th April 2015.

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Dean of the Faculty of Radiology, Dr Gr

"We don't want our patients on a treadmill for something that wasn't right at the start."

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NPS MedicineWise CEO, Dr Lynn Weekes

"We're part of a global movement - a culture shift making better use of finite resources."

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Consumers Health Forum CEO, Ms Leanne Wells

"We're debunking some of the myths in the system."

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Royal Australian College of General Practitioners President, Dr Frank Jones

"As GPs we have a unique opportunity to change patients' habits."

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Other Choosing Wisely videos

Tumbleweed' - Find the right questions to ask your doctor (with captions)

Do you find that you can never remember the right questions to ask your doctor?

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Stethoscope - We're listening

You can find the right questions to ask at Choosing Wisely

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Old v New (with captions)

Times have changed. It's OK to ask questions when you visit your doctor or health professional.

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Tumbleweed' - Find the right questions to ask your doctor

Do you find that you can never remember the right questions to ask your doctor?

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Old v New

Times have changed. It's OK to ask questions when you visit your doctor or health professional.

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Choosing Wisely - 'unofficial' film clip

A parody of the infectious Pharrell Williams song 'Happy.' If you choose wisely it will make you happy.

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It's OK to ask questions

Australians are being encouraged to ask questions of their doctors and other healthcare providers about any tests, treatments and procedures being recommended to them.

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