"It's a ground breaking initiative with the potential to educate clinicians and patients," Wells says. "The National Prescribing Service are coordinating the campaign."
She says there's a list of 27 procedures and medications that can often provide no or limited benefit to the patient and in some cases can lead to harm.
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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.