Consumers and carers

Choosing Wisely - 'unofficial' film clip

A parody of the infectious Pharrell Williams song 'Happy.' If you choose wisely it will make you happy.

Choosing Wisely Song

Singing:

It might seem crazy, what I’m about to say
Less is more, can often be the best way
There are test treatments and procedures you don’t really need
While some are very useful, some at best mislead.

(Now we’re choosing wisely)
Body scans, annual exams
Can do more harm than good
(We’re choosing wisely)
Imaging for minor things
May not give you the truth
(We’re choosing wisely)
Antibiotics for a cold
Will do nothing but make you ill
(We’re choosing wisely)
A routine screen for many things
Is often overkill

You tell me you’re worried
You got this and that (yeah)
Well I truly care
So don’t hold it back (yeah)
But from what I can see
You’ll be just fine (yeah)
You don’t need that test
Let’s not waste our time

Here’s why!
(Choosing wisely)
Body scans, annual exams
Can do more harm than good
(We’re choosing wisely)
Imaging for minor things
May not give you the truth
(We’re choosing wisely)
Antibiotics for a cold
Will do nothing but make you ill
(We’re choosing wisely)
A routine screen for many things
Is often overkill

Hey, c’mon, uh
(Wisely)
We wanna keep you
Free from harm
(Wisely)
That test result can
Cause alarm
(Wisely)
That treatment makes you
Feel run down
(Wisely)
That drug could spin you
Round and round
(Wisely, wisely, wisely, wisely)
I said I want to keep you
Free from harm
(Wisely, wisely, wisely, wisely)
For that procedure
You’ll wear a hospital gown
(Wisely, wisely, wisely, wisely)
Doing nothing can be
Your lucky charm
(Wisely, wisely, wisely, wisely)
I wanna give you-
Let me tell you now

Body scans, annual exams
Can do more harm than good
(We’re choosing wisely)
Imaging for minor things
May not give you the truth
(We’re choosing wisely)
Antibiotics for a cold
Will do nothing but make you ill
(We’re choosing wisely)
A routine screen for many things
Is often overkill
(Now we’re choosing wisely)
Body scans and annual exams
Can do more harm than good
(We’re choosing wisely)
Imaging for minor things
May not give you the truth
(We’re choosing wisely)
Antibiotics for a cold
Will do nothing but make you ill
(We’re choosing wisely)
A routine screen for many things
Is often overkill

(Wisely, wisely, wisely, wisely)
Free from harm
Do the right thing
(Wisely, wisely, wisely, wisely)
Free from harm
That dose is too high
(Wisely, wisely, wisely, wisely)
Free from harm
Use common sense
(Wisely, wisely, wisely, wisely)
Free from harm
I said check this out

(Wisely)
Body scans, annual exams
Can do more harm than good
(We’re choosing wisely)
Imaging for minor things
May not give you the truth
(We’re choosing wisely)
Antibiotics for a cold
Will do nothing but make you ill
(We’re choosing wisely)
A routine screen for many things
Is often overkill

(Now we’re choosing wisely)
Body scans, annual exams
Can do more harm than good
(We’re choosing wisely)
Imaging for minor things
May not give you the truth
(We’re choosing wisely)
Antibiotics for a cold
Will do nothing but make you ill
(We’re choosing wisely)
A routine screen for many things
Is often overkill

Ha, c’mon!

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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