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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.

Choosing Wisely@St Vincent’s​

Contact Vicky Jones (Continuous Improvement Coach) for more detail about Choosing Wisely at St Vincent's: victoria.jones@svhm.org.au

 

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Choosing Wisely Australia

What is Choosing Wisely Australia?

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

  • Keep up to date with CWA news and events    https://www.choosingwisely.org.au/news-events
  • Choosing Wisely NewsletterSubscribe: https://www.choosingwisely.org.au/register
  • 5 Questions to Ask  About Using Opioids For Back Pain or Osteoarthritis

https://www.nps.org.au/assets/5-questions-to-ask-about-using-opioids-for-back-pain-and-OA-final-resource.pdf

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Choosing Wisely Websites

Library Services during COVID-19

The Carl de Gruchy Library is currently operating a remote service (online library)

Staff members are available to assist you Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm.   For more information visit our FAQ page or email: library.svhmlibrary@svha.org.au

Need Help or found a broken link?

Email:   library.svhmlibrary@svha.org.au

Phone: 9231 2540

Carl de Gruchy Library
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29 Regent Street, Fitzroy, Vic, 3065

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

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

 

E-articles available via Carl de Gruchy Library

Australian focus

Blood tests

ED & ICU

Knee Surgery

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Oncology

Rhinology

Other 

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St Vincent's Hospital Library staff (Melbourne) can set up a current awareness Alert in order for staff to automatically receive the latest articles on a particular topic. Please contact the Library for more information.