'Choosing Wisely': a growing international campaign.

Levinson, Wendy; Kallewaard, Marjon; Bhatia, R Sacha; Wolfson, Daniel; Shortt, Sam; Rodondi, Nicolas; Kerr, Eve A (2015). 'Choosing Wisely': a growing international campaign. BMJ Quality and Safety, 24(2), pp. 167-174. BMJ Publ. Group 10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003821

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Much attention has been paid to the inappropriate underuse of tests and treatments but until recently little attention has focused on the overuse that does not add value for patients and may even cause harm. Choosing Wisely is a campaign to engage physicians and patients in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. The campaign began in the United States in 2012, in Canada in 2014 and now many countries around the world are adapting the campaign and implementing it. This article describes the present status of Choosing Wisely programs in 12 countries. It articulates key elements, a set of five principles, and describes the challenges countries face in the early phases of Choosing Wisely. These countries plan to continue collaboration including developing metrics to measure overuse.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine > Centre of Competence for General Internal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Rodondi, Nicolas

ISSN:

2044-5415

Publisher:

BMJ Publ. Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jacques Donzé

Date Deposited:

25 May 2016 09:41

Last Modified:

10 Nov 2016 10:12

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003821

PubMed ID:

25552584

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Healthcare, quality improvement, patient safety

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.82649

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/82649

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