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29 Jul 2021

Don’t take antibiotics ‘just in case’ to prevent urinary tract infections in children: new advice

Antibiotics shouldn’t be given to children as a preventative measure to try to avoid another urinary tract infection (UTI) for kids who have already had one infection, as it’s unlikely to prevent another UTI and also contributes to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance

10 Jun 2021

Choosing Wisely Member News - June 2021

Brief updates on new Choosing Wisely Members, new recommendations and upcoming events

20 May 2021

Changing the conversation in our health system to empower consumers to choose wisely

The importance of trust and the critical role of health professionals taking the time to listen to and learn from consumers have been central themes of the 2021 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting which took place on Wednesday 19 May as a fully virtual event.

29 Apr 2021

Changing the conversation in our health system to empower consumers to choose wisely - Join us at the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting

With the theme Empowering consumers to choose wisely, the upcoming 2021 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting will offer a platform for Choosing Wisely members and supporters, consumer advocates, health services and other healthcare influencers to engage and be champions in our health system so that people only receive care that is evidence-based and truly needed.

16 Apr 2021

Are you exercising less during COVID? Keeping moving is key when it comes to lower back pain

Working from home is the new reality for many office workers since the COVID-19 pandemic started, and many people may be moving less. Choosing Wisely Australia is reminding people with low back pain that motion is lotion, and less is often more when it comes to medical interventions.

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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