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Choosing Wisely Australia® and St Vincent’s Hospital are committed to delivering best practice health outcomes to patients, by eliminating unnecessary health care.

Choosing Wisely Australia


The NPS MedicineWise is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that enables better decisions about medicines, medical tests and other health technologies. It receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

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Phone: 9231 2540

Carl de Gruchy Library
Ground floor, Clinical Sciences Building
29 Regent Street, Fitzroy, Vic, 3065

Hours: 8.45 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday

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What is Choosing Wisely?

Choosing Wisely is an evidence based health educational campaign which identifies over 500 tests and procedures that are at risk of being over prescribed. In 2002, Medical professionalism in the new millennium: a Physician Charter, was published (Project of the ABIM Foundation, 2002) stating that physicians have a responsibility to promote health equity when some health resources are scarce, as a practical way of achieving distributive justice. 

In discussion with clinicians and patients, medical specialist societies were invited to make five to ten recommendations for preventing overuse of a treatment in their field. This information was then disseminated by the medical societies and made available to health professionals. 

With acknowledgement to: 29/9/19


Electronic articles available via St Vincent's Hospital Library


Jenny Fitzgerald, Research Librarian

Carl de Gruchy Library, Fitzroy Campus


T: 03 9231 2541 

Interested in creating a current awareness Alert for Choosing Wisely articles in your speciality? Please contact the Library for more information



Last updated: 29 Aug 2019