April 2, 2019 marks five years since the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign officially launched. The campaign was established to raise awareness about the harms of unnecessary tests and treatments in health care by encouraging conversations between clinicians and patients. Five years later, Choosing Wisely Canada has grown considerably thanks to dedicated clinicians, patients, and partners from coast-to-coast.
To celebrate this year’s anniversary, Choosing Wisely Canada has released a report on the campaign’s efforts to reduce overuse in health care. This report highlights what the campaign has accomplished to date, and how we can continue this momentum in the future.
To read the report, please visit: www.choosingwiselycanada.org/perspective/cwc-five-years