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Kia āta kōwhiri Choosing Wisely

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

Topic 1

Q1: All of the above
Q2: $47,000
Q3: 12.9 percent
Q4: Right 4

Topic 2

Q1: True
Q2: All of the above

Topic 3

Q1: True
Q2: Some effective falls prevention programmes have not used these tools

Topic 4

Q1: In all of the above settings
Q2: 50 percent
Q3: A consistent approach to care planning and individualised interventions

Topic 5

Q1: May have been aware that staff had asked them to request help, but felt that asking for help was bothering staff
Q2: True
Q3: Adjusted to the height that will be safe for the individual
Q4: One-third of injurious falls and 45 percent of all falls

Topic 6

Q1: 14 percent
Q2: All answers apply
Q3: All answers apply
Q4: Documentation is in place should the person need further treatment or support later, AND the possibility of a delayed diagnosis when injuries are not immediately apparent or are revealed by later investigation
Q5: Regulatory environment

Topic 7

Q1: Given trends in increasing longevity and comorbidities, rates of fragility fracture will increase
Q2: Seek support, preserve perspective, and increase independence
Q3: All of the above
Q4: Is important because people who had a fracture after the age of 50 may not have received assessment and intervention for osteoporosis
Q5: Mrs Jones, who has been in a walking group for the last 40 years and whose weight is normal

Topic 8

Q1: Increased
Q2: True
Q3: C, D and E
Q4: Ensure that night sedation is prescribed and persuade Mr Smith that it is safe and wise to take it

Topic 9

Q1: High challenge balance training and 3+ hours per week of intervention
Q2: Extending the base of support while standing
Q3: Discuss the recommendations in this factsheet with him, and suggest participation in a Tai Chi or group exercise class
Q4: Regularly attend a falls prevention exercise class at the local community centre
Q5: Around 30 minutes a day on three days each week for six months, and continue the exercises

Topic 10

Q2: A straightforward concept that needs only be measured by condition-specific indicators and overall mortality
Q3: Set an ambitious transformational goal so there is room to move if the goal proves unattainable

Published: 16 Feb 2022 Modified: 16 Feb 2022