Health professionals

Choosing Wisely is creating a cultural shift towards health professionals and consumers engaging in conversations about what care is truly needed – what is helpful and what is not. The right choice should be based on the best available evidence and discussion between consumers and clinicians. We are here to encourage and support clinicians, consumers and organisations who are committed to embedding Choosing Wisely recommendations and principles into practice.

Geelong GP helps patients to ask questions
05 May 2020 | Media centre

Geelong GP helps patients to ask questions

Dr Deb Harley is a general practitioner in a large Geelong practice and is a keen supporter of the Choosing Wisely initiative. Read about how she implements Choosing Wisely at her practice and encourages her patients to have important conversations about their health

Clinical case studies to promote recommendations
05 May 2020 | Media centre

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.

Choosing Wisely resource addresses patient opioid knowledge gap
18 Jun 2020 | Media centre

Choosing Wisely resource addresses patient opioid knowledge gap

A recent scientific paper published in the ANZ Journal of Surgery found that patients are not provided with sufficient information when discharged from a hospital with opioids—but a Choosing Wisely resource for use in hospitals is helping address this patient knowledge gap.

Downloadable slide deck for Choosing Wisely Australia
29 Jun 2020 | Media centre

Downloadable slide deck for Choosing Wisely Australia

A slide deck for Choosing Wisely Australia advocates who are presenting on the initiative at meetings or events.

Pandemic guidance for health professionals
24 Jun 2020 | Media centre

Pandemic guidance for health professionals

The Choosing Wisely principles have been a pillar during Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Our health system has come together for a common goal and purpose to manage the pandemic. Health professionals have had to be stewards of our finite health resources. Multidisciplinary teams have united to adopt an evidence-based, patient-centred approach. As a result, our health system has adapted in ways and with urgency unseen before. To assist clinicians and consumers to access reliable information about the pandemic we’ve developed specific pandemic guidance, which is based on current evidence and will continue to be update as evidence evolves over time.

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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Recommendations

Australia's peak colleges, societies and associations have developed lists of recommendations of the tests, treatments, and procedures that healthcare providers and consumers should question. Each recommendation is based on the best available evidence.

Lists of recommendations