Choosing Wisely Canada
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Today, we are proud to release our list of Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations.
Visit the Choosing Wisely Canada website (http://www.choosingwiselycanada.org/) for a campaign overview and the recommendation lists from all participating specialty societies.
Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, and to help physicians and patients make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care. Physician specialist societies have developed lists of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question”; tests, treatments and procedures for which there is strong evidence that their use may be unnecessary, does not add value for patients or may even cause harm.
The CAP-ACP is one of twelve specialty societies participating in the Wave 2 release of Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations on Wednesday October 29, 2014. After careful consideration of the latest evidence, expert opinions and research, our list of recommendations was developed in conjunction with the Canadian Leadership Council on Laboratory Medicine Laboratory (CLCLM) Utilization Subcommittee, under the joint leadership of the President of the CAP-ACP and the President of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC). The joint committee solicited review and input on these recommendations from the various subspecialty groups in laboratory medicine.