Choosing Wisely Australia is an initiative of NPS MedicineWise in partnership with Australia's health professional colleges, societies and associations. The campaign is enabling clinicians, consumers and healthcare stakeholders to start important conversations about tests, treatments and procedures where evidence shows they provide no benefit, or in some cases, lead to harm.
It brings together Australia’s health professional bodies, health services, clinicians and other healthcare providers, researchers, consumer advocates, consumers and the media in a national dialogue to shift the culture around low-value and unnecessary healthcare.
Mission and vision
The core focus of the Choosing Wisely movement is to encourage health professionals and patients to have candid conversations about available and appropriate health management options, with the long-term goal of ensuring fewer people undergo healthcare they don’t need.
How Choosing Wisely can help
They support consumers in choosing healthcare, encouraging them to engage in shared decisions about their care – that is evidence-based, truly necessary, doesn’t duplicate care and avoids harm.
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