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The Council of Medical Colleges (CMC) previously facilitated the Choosing Wisely campaign in New Zealand, as part of its commitment to improving the quality of care for all consumers.

This information is not being actively updated. For information on the history of the campaign please contact

Tests, treatments and procedures health professionals should question

This section provides recommendations about tests, treatments, and procedures developed by Australasian and New Zealand Colleges and specialist societies that healthcare professionals and patients and consumers should question. Each recommendation is based on the best available evidence. Some also give resources to assist health professionals.

They are not prescriptive but are intended as guidance to start a conversation about what is appropriate and necessary. As each situation is unique, healthcare professionals and patients should use the recommendations to collaboratively formulate their own appropriate healthcare plan together. In the patient section of the website there are resources that may be helpful for your patients.

Recommendations and resources