25 Sep 2020 | Health Quality & Safety Commission
More than 40 New Zealand pharmacists have worked together to develop new Choosing Wisely pharmacy recommendations.
Choosing Wisely is a global initiative promoting a culture where low value and inappropriate clinical interventions are avoided, and patients and health professionals have well-informed conversations about their treatment options, leading to better decisions and outcomes.
Initially the group of New Zealand pharmacists reviewed recommendations from other pharmacy groups world-wide. They then narrowed them down to the ones they believe work in a New Zealand context and would have the most impact.
The new recommendations for pharmacists include:
More information about the rationale for these recommendations, including how they were developed, is available on the Choosing Wisely website.