Featured Stories

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.

01 Sep 2020

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.

19 Aug 2020

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.

06 Aug 2020

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.

25 Jun 2020

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.

05 May 2020

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.

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

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5 Questions

5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider to make sure you end up with the right amount of care.

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