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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.choosingwisely.org.nz.