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Our media releases promote the latest news from Choosing Wisely Australia and our members and supporters. For media: if you have an enquiry, please contact the media team - 0419618 365

13 Aug 2020

Are you Choosing Wisely during the pandemic? New podcast episode out today

Evidence-based information and a health-profession led response have been critical in managing the COVID-19 pandemic thus far, according to Dr Simon Judkins, an emergency physician working in Victoria at Austin Hospital – part of the Choosing Wisely Australia Champion Health Service network.

08 Jul 2020

Keep asking questions to get the right health care

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s especially important keep talking to your doctor about how you can look after your own health. This is the new pandemic advice released today by Choosing Wisely Australia, which is urging people to make sure they get the best, evidence-based health care.

08 Jul 2020

Continuing evidence-based care: Choosing Wisely releases pandemic guidance

Choosing Wisely Australia has today released specific pandemic guidance, based on current evidence, to support health professionals as stewards of our finite health resources.

18 Jun 2020

Choosing Wisely resource addresses patient opioid knowledge gap

A recent scientific paper published in the ANZ Journal of Surgery found that patients are not provided with sufficient information when discharged from a hospital with opioids—but a Choosing Wisely resource for use in hospitals is helping address this patient knowledge gap.

05 May 2020

Geelong GP helps patients to ask questions

Dr Deb Harley is a general practitioner in a large Geelong practice and is a keen supporter of the Choosing Wisely initiative. Read about how she implements Choosing Wisely at her practice and encourages her patients to have important conversations about their health

Stewardship toolkit for clinical educators

The Health Resource Stewardship for Clinical educators contains educational material about the Choosing Wisely initiative for use in universities, hospitals and health professional colleges

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5 Questions

5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider to make sure you end up with the right amount of care.

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