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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.
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.
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.
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
Clinical case studies to promote recommendations
As part of Choosing Wisely Australia’s clinical educational activities, members are being encouraged to develop case studies that demonstrate the application of specific recommendations for use in their usual teaching modules.
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
5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider to make sure you end up with the right amount of care.