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The Choosing Wisely campaign seeks to reduce harm from unnecessary and low-value tests and treatment.

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Choosing Wisely 2019 forum date announced

Choosing Wisely Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission
27 November 2018

The Choosing Wisely forum Continuing the Conversation will be held at Te Wharewaka in Wellington on Friday 10 May, 2019.

Choosing Wisely facilitator Sue Ineson says the forum provides an opportunity for health professionals to learn more about how to develop and extend their Choosing Wisely work, and to hear from consumers.

'We will also be assisting consumers to attend the meeting to repeat last year’s commentary from consumers on all sessions. Feedback on last year’s forum noted that the consumer presence was key to adding value.'

She says there are some exciting keynote speakers lined up.

'Speakers include Prof Tammy Hoffman from the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, Queensland, who will be talking about shared decision making; and Associate Prof Sue Crengle from Otago University’s Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, who will discuss Choosing Wisely and equity. We have also confirmed Dr Robyn Lindner from Choosing Wisely in Australia, who will discuss successfully implementing the campaign, and evaluation.

'A call for abstracts for presentations from those involved in Choosing Wisely work in New Zealand to fit our themes will be made soon.'

Sue Ineson says there will also be a repeat of the last year’s popular special interest groups aimed at a wide range of health professionals, including Choosing Wisely 101 for those just learning about this work.

Choosing Wisely supports reducing unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures in health care. The campaign is gaining momentum in New Zealand. It is in place in 15 district health boards, and is supported by a number of primary health organisations and general practices. Thirty-one medical colleges, specialty societies and health practitioners’ associations are now linked to the campaign. More than 154 lists of tests, treatments and procedures that should be questioned have been developed, along with 45 patient resources. 

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The Health Quality & Safety Commission is a partner of the Choosing Wisely campaign.