ABC - Radio interview - Health Report with Norman Swan
On the Health Report, Dr Norman Swan interviews Associate Professor Sally McCarthy, Immediate Past President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine on their list of recommendations under Choosing Wisely Australia.
Choosing Wisely is a global project that aims to let consumers and doctors know about tests and procedures which add little or no value - and it's an initiative that's come to Australia.
Their first report is about emergency departments - the gateway to hospitals, and some would say expensive versions of general practice for a significant percentage of their work.
The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine has issued six things people should question in EDs and one of the people involved with gathering the evidence to support them was Associate Professor Sally McCarthy, immediate past president of the College.
The Choosing Wisely implementation toolkit provides guidance on planning and carrying out an effective Choosing Wisely project for your health service.
Choosing Wisely Australia translated resources
Explore the translated versions of the 5 questions you should consider asking your doctor or other healthcare provider.