Choosing Wisely Alberta
Reducing tests, treatments and procedures identified as being of low or no value for patient care.
Choosing Wisely Alberta (CWA) is part of a larger Canadian movement (Choosing Wisely Canada) to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.
About Choosing Wisely Alberta
Learn more about the Choosing Wisely program, get the latest news, meet our partners, or get involved!
Choosing Wisely Alberta priority topics
Five priority topics to improve quality of care, patient satisfaction and efficient use of health care resources; Low Back Pain Demonstration Project, Chronic Headaches, Minor Head Trauma, Blood Transfusion and Vitamin D Testing.
Choosing Wisely Alberta Resources
Using evidence based lists, talking with the public and physicians, and looking at environmental data from the Physician Learning Program, Choosing Wisely Alberta has developed the following resources to assist physicians in preventing unnecessary testing.
General Choosing Wisely Resources
Find general resources from Choosing Wisely, including Choosing Wisely Alberta faculty resources and the contents of the "Physician Bag: More Is Not Always Better," campaign such as posters, pamphlets and patient video.
Choosing Wisely Alberta News
Now available: First set of toolkits to help you Choose Wisely in your practice
May 26, 2016
Choosing Wisely Canada has launched its first suite of Implementation Toolkits: User-generated, ‘how-to’ guides created by Canadian clinicians who successfully implemented a Choosing Wisely recommendation in their setting and achieved significant impact. They are intended to provide enough information to get started. You can adapt it to your own clinical setting, based on local circumstances and the ingenuity of your team!
Doctor Mike Evans asks "Do More Screening Tests Lead to Better Health?"
April 28, 2016
Watch as Dr. Mike Evans from the College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC) presents "Do More Screening Tests Lead to Better Health?". In his white board video Dr. Evans focuses on a number of common but perhaps unnecessary screening tests that could be low-value care for much of the population.
Patient with lower-back pain? Changes to screening coming Aug 1
July 16, 2015
Click to learn the new requirements for lower-back pain screening.
Changes to Vitamin D testing coming April 1
March 9, 2015
As of April 1, 2015, Vitamin D testing it will no longer be available for screening of healthy patients. It will be provided only in the presence of other clinical indicators/conditions.
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