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Croakey - Blog - Q&A: What can we learn from the US Choosing Wisely campaign to cut down unnecessary tests, treatment?

Daniel Wolfson, who has been instrumental in the Choosing Wisely campaign in the US, looks back on its role, on what makes the campaign unique and why and how it works.

The second in a series of posts that Croakey is running on the ground-breaking Choosing Wisely campaign, which will launch in Australia on 29 April. The campaign focuses on cutting down the numbers of unnecessary medical tests and treatment and has been successful in the USA and Canada in reducing non-evidenced based interventions.

This article – submitted by the campaign – features a Q&A with Daniel Wolfson, who has been instrumental in the campaign in the US. He looks back on its role, on what makes the campaign unique and why and how it works.

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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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