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Choosing Wisely: Home

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

What is Choosing Wisely Australia?

Choosing Wisely Australia® is part of a global healthcare initiative to improve the safety and quality of healthcare.

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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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choosing_Wisely 29/9/19

 

Choosing Wisely@St Vincent’s​

For more detail about Choosing Wisely at St Vincent's contact: svhm.continuousimprovementteam@svha.org.au 

 

 

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