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Choosing Wisely Australia

Choosing Wisely Australia challenges the way we think about health care, questioning the notion 'more is always better'.

Choosing Wisely Australia is an initiative which brings the medical community together to improve the quality of healthcare through considering tests, treatments, and procedures where evidence shows they provide no benefit or, in some cases, lead to harm.

It is led by Australia’s medical colleges and professional societies, and facilitated by NPS MedicineWise.

To date, five medical colleges have committed to the Australian programme:

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Last reviewed: April 2015

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists: tests, treatments and procedures clinicians and consumers should question

Recommendations from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists on imaging for ankle trauma, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, low back pain, whole breast radiation therapy, prostate cancer, bone metastases, brain radiation therapy & locoregional therapy.

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Tests, treatments & procedures to question | Choosing Wisely Australia

Find out which tests, treatments or procedures clinicians & consumers should question, as recommended by Australia's peak health professional colleges & societies.

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The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia: tests, treatments and procedures clinicians and consumers should question

Recommendations from The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia on urinary tract infections, PSA testing, vitamin D deficiency screening, serum tumor marker tests & hyperlipidaemia.

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Antibiotic resources for consumers

Consumers & carers can find resources about antibiotics here.

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Type 2 Diabetes

How often should you monitor your blood glucose levels if you have type 2 diabetes? Download a factsheet about self-monitoring & managing diabetes.

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Choosing Wisely Australia videos

Keep updated with interviews, case studies and news clips from the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative.

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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners: tests, treatments and procedures clinicians and consumers should question

Recommendations from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), cardiovascular risk assessment, blood glucose self-monitoring & benzodiazepines, self-monitoring of blood glucose, proton pump inhibitor therapy, screening for vascular disease, colonoscopy, bronchitis, Pap smears, otitis media & thyroid tests.

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Video: The Pick Up by ONEWAY PICTURES

NPS MedicineWise and Tropfest have partnered to encourage creative individuals or groups to help spread a vital health message to Australians that, through misuse and overuse, antibiotics are losing their power. This film is by Vincent Zimbardi and Steve Callen of Oneway Pictures.

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Low back pain

Read and download a fact sheet on managing low back pain here.

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Choosing Wisely Australia videos

Keep updated with interviews, case studies and news clips from the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative.

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