Our members and supporters network is comprised of health professional colleges, societies and associations, champion health services and consumer organisations. These featured stories showcase how Choosing Wisely principles are implemented by our members and supporters to improve the safety and quality of healthcare for Australians.
Reducing low-value care in bronchiolitis at the Royal Children’s Hospital
In our first Choosing Wisely project, The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) aimed to reduce low-value care in bronchiolitis, a viral chest infection which leads to the highest number of hospital admissions in infants during winter.
Reducing risks for patients with intravenous cannulas at Sunshine Coast University Hospital
A nurse and medical led quality project at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital emergency department (ED) to reduce antecubital fossa (ACF) inserted cannulas is delivering big benefits for patients.
Opioid Wisely: reducing ‘over-supply’ of opioids at hospital discharge
With the prescribing rates of opioids in Australia continuing to rise, the team from the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) in Western Australia have developed a new guideline and discharge form to support best-practice Choosing Wisely principles in opioid prescribing.
Engaging young doctors to help drive change
During the past two years Eastern Health has been implementing its No Unnecessary Tests (NUTS) program, which has strong alignment with the principles of Choosing Wisely Australia. The NUTS philosophy is that patients should receive investigations that will benefit clinical decision-making.
Clinical case studies to promote recommendations
As part of Choosing Wisely Australia’s clinical educational activities, members are being encouraged to develop case studies that demonstrate the application of specific recommendations for use in their usual teaching modules.
06 Mar 2019
5 questions to ask your doctor or healthcare provider
28 May 2019
Conversation Starter Kit
25 Jan 2020
Hospital Implementation Toolkit
06 Mar 2019
Patient and Public Engagement in Choosing Wisely
28 May 2019
Stewardship Toolkit for Clinical Educators
27 Feb 2020
Choosing Wisely in General Practice
07 Feb 2020
The “Choicies” Awards Kit
29 Jun 2020
Choosing Wisely slide deck
Stewardship toolkit for clinical educators
The Health Resource Stewardship for Clinical educators contains educational material about the Choosing Wisely initiative for use in universities, hospitals and health professional colleges
5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider to make sure you end up with the right amount of care.