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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 forum announced

Choosing Wisely Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission
14 December 2017

When it comes to medical tests, treatments or procedures: More isn’t always better

The Council of Medical Colleges is running a forum in Wellington for those already using Choosing Wisely in their practice, and those who would like to but don’t quite know where to start.

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

When: Friday, 2 March, 2018 9.00am–5.00pm

Where: Oceania Room, Te Papa, Wellington

More details will be available soon on the Choosing Wisely website. To register interest in the forum, email

There will be a variety of sessions with time for attendees to ask questions, share their experiences and interact and learn from each other. Speakers will talk about how to get started, incorporating Choosing Wisely into education, integration of Choosing Wisely and Health Pathways, working with consumers and motivating staff.

If you would like to introduce Choosing Wisely to your practice, this is a must-attend event.

About Choosing Wisely

More isn’t always better when it comes to medical tests, treatments and procedures. Unnecessary interventions are stressful, and potentially expose patients to harm, leading to more testing to investigate false positives.

The Choosing Wisely campaign is gathering momentum in New Zealand; and is in place in 14 DHBs and growing. Twenty-five medical colleges, specialty societies and health practitioners’ associations are now linked to Choosing Wisely. Over 129 lists of tests, treatments and procedures that should be questioned have been developed. Find out more at