Choosing Wisely Canada inspires and engages health-care professionals to take leadership in reducing unnecessary tests, treatments, and procedures by providing them with simple tools and resources that make it easier to choose wisely. It is part of a global movement that began in the United States in 2012 and now spans 20 countries across five continents.
Unnecessary care in Canada
Canadians have more than 1 million potentially unnecessary medical tests and treatments every year. Unnecessary tests and procedures do not add value to care and can potentially harm patients, while contributing to longer wait times and wasting health system resources. To learn more, read the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report on unnecessary care in Canada.
To learn more about Choosing Wisely New Brunswick, visit www.choosingwiselynb.ca.