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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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Radiology tests & treatments: 6 recommendations from Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)

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.

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General practice tests & treatments: 5 recommendations from Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Recommendations from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), cardiovascular risk assessment, blood glucose self-monitoring & benzodiazepines.

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Emergency medicine tests & treatments: 6 recommendations from Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)

Recommendations from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine on CT scans for head injury & renal colic, end-of-life care, cervical spine (neck) imaging & coagulation studies.

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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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Immunology & allergy tests & treatments: 5 recommendations from Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA)

Recommendations from the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy on infant feeding, anaphylaxis, allergy testing, immunotherapy & food allergy.

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Pathology tests & treatments: 5 recommendations from Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)

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

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