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Choosing Wisely Update - April 2019

Read about our latest report, promotional activities in Victorian health services, new members and new resources.

Insights and achievements in latest Choosing Wisely Australia report

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Conversations for change is the latest report on the implementation of the Choosing Wisely initiative in Australia.

The report features insights from health professionals, researchers and consumer health advocates who are committed to the long-term sustainability of the initiative and its potential for a widespread culture change around the use of unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures among Australian healthcare providers and consumers.

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BCV Collaboration hosts Choosing Wisely Week

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Health Services participating in Choosing Wisely through the Better Care Victoria Scaling Collaboration dedicated a week in March to raising awareness of the initiative among staff and consumers and showcasing their efforts as part of the collaboration.

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Recognition for RBWH Emergency and Trauma Team

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The outstanding efforts of the Emergency and Trauma Centre’s Choosing Wisely Team at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) has been recognised with the first Choosing Wisely Champions Awards, after implementing a range of projects to reduce unnecessary healthcare for patients and improve clinical efficiencies.

2019 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting: 30 May, Melbourne

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We’d love you to join us at this year’s Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting and share in valuable insights and discussions about addressing low-value and unnecessary healthcare.

Register at an Early Bird rate (until Thusrday 18 April) and view the program

Preventing Overdiagnosis 2019: 4–7 December, Sydney

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You might also be interested in Wiser Healthcare’s Preventing Overdiagnosis conference to be held in December.

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New resources for clinicians and consumers

A range of new resources are available from NPS MedicineWise and Choosing Wisely Australia to support healthcare providers and consumers in their diagnosis and decision making.

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New resources for clinicians and consumers

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A range of new resources are available from NPS MedicineWise and Choosing Wisely Australia to support healthcare providers and consumers in their diagnosis and decision making.

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New articles on Choosing Wisely

  • Last month, MJA InSight featured an article about lessons learned from the implementation of Choosing Wisely in Australian hospitals. Read the article
  • The Commonwealth Fund, an American foundation working to promote a high-performing health care system, has also published an article showcasing examples from countries implementing Choosing Wisely. Read it here

Implementation toolkit

The Choosing Wisely implementation toolkit provides guidance on planning and carrying out an effective Choosing Wisely project for your health service.

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Choosing Wisely Australia translated resources

Explore the translated versions of the 5 questions you should consider asking your doctor or other healthcare provider.

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