Health services

Health services across Australia are championing the Choosing Wisely initiprinceative to improve the safety and quality of health care for hospital patients. The implementation of projects to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures for both inpatients and outpatients are helping to drive improvements in patient care. 

​​Armadale Kalamunda Group

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Austin Health

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Presentation
Reducing coagulation studies ordered at Austin Health by Asmara Jammali-Blasi - Choosing Wisely Project Manager (Choosing Wisely Australia 2017 National Meeting)

Bendigo Health

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Cabrini Health

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Canberra Health Services

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Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS)

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Darling Downs Health

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Eastern Health

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VIDEO
NUTS: No unnecessary tests at Eastern Health by​ Janet Steele - Project Manager ​(Choosing Wisely Australia 2017 National Meeting)​
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'No Unnecessary Tests' (NUTs) Aims to scale up a successful and proven project at Eastern Health's Box Hill Emergency Department with a focus on reducing unnecessary tests. In 2016, Eastern Health produced a short video to be shown at a Healthcare forum in Sweden about the NUTS campaign.
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Drowning in data: the argument for no unnecessary tests Explores how Eastern Health identifies the likely hotspots of unnecessary testing, their underlying causes and the use of a four-step approach they designed to change clinical practice on a theoretical framework.
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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.

East Metropolitan Health Service

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Gold Coast Health

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Presentation
Managing the demand and improving the quality use of pathology testing at Gold Coast Health by Therese Kelly - Choosing Wisely Pathology Project Manager (Choosing Wisely Australia 2017 National Meeting)

Goulburn Valley Health

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Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

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Joondalup Health Campus

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Launceston General Hospital

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Mackay Hospital and Health Service

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Mercy Health

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Metro South Hospital and Health Service

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Monash Health

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Presentation
Disseminating, disinvesting and reducing low value care: The Monash Health experience by Angela Melder - Manager, Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (Choosing Wisely Australia 2017 National Meeting)

Northern Health

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Peninsula Health

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Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH)

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VIDEO
Working to reduce duplicate or unnecessary care: Are we "Choosing Wisely"? Jessica Toleman - Clinical Lead on implementing the Choosing Wisely Australia program in the hospital environment

Royal Hobart Hospital

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Royal Perth Bentley Group

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Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group

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Implementation of Choosing Wisely Australia initiatives at Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Hospital by Dr Matthew Anstey, Intensive Care and Emergency Physician / Chair of the Choosing Wisely Australia Advisory Group (Choosing Wisely Australia 2017 National Meeting)

St John of God Midland Hospital

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South Metropolitan Health Service

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St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

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Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

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Choose Wisely Choose Co-Design Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) recognises that for many people hospital is just one part of their healthcare journey, so helping consumers ask questions about their care and promoting broader collaboration with consumers is vital.

Swan Hill District Health

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The Prince Charles Hospital

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The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

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Townsville Hospital and Health Service

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Western Australia Country Health Service

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Western Health

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West Gippsland Healthcare Group

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West Moreton Health

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Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

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Women’s and Children’s Health Network

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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. 

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