An important conversation about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures in healthcare
Choosing Wisely Australia is part of a global campaign encouraging clinicians, consumers and healthcare stakeholders to have conversations about tests, treatments and procedures where evidence shows they provide no benefit or in some cases cause harm.
The initiative is led by Australia’s peak medical colleges, professional societies and associations who participate by developing and disseminating lists of evidence-based recommendations for tests, treatments and procedures thought to be overused or misused and that healthcare providers and consumers should question and discuss together. NPS MedicineWise facilitates Choosing Wisely Australia.
Members and supporters
Since launching in 2015, Choosing Wisely Australia has attracted
interest across the healthcare profession and among national and state-based
consumer advisers, including:
health professional societies, associations and 80% of
medical colleges in Australia
a national network of health services championing the
initiative in hospitals
a growing network
of consumer advocates.
Champion Health Services
A growing number of health services are leading the implementation of Choosing Wisely
Australia through clinician-led initiatives. Health services and hospitals
around Australia are bringing together clinical and consumer champions of
quality evidence-based care – from specialist units, general medicine, nurses
and medical trainees – under the Choosing Wisely umbrella, to become Choosing Wisely Australia
Champion Health Services.
promotion as a Choosing Wisely Champion
connections to a growing network of engaged clinicians and health
connections to health professional colleges, societies and associations
being part of a forum that shares ideas and supports learning.
The Choosing Wisely Australia Advisory
Group is the primary consultative group and advisory body for Choosing Wisely
Australia and actively guides strategic development, implementation and
evaluation of its activities.