The provincial voice for reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in health care. 

Unnecessary Care

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 our patients, while contributing to longer wait times and wasting health system resources. (See report.)


Unnecessary testing:

Unnecessary treatment:

Choosing Wisely New Brunswick Priority Projects

Antibiotic Wisely Appropriate use of sleeping pills
Anti 2 BSH hospitals
Imaging for low back pain Preoperative testing prior to low-risk surgeries
Back3 preop high 1
Appropriate use of antipsychotics Opioid Wisely
antipsychotics med Opioid Wisely



CWNB is led by the New Brunswick Medical Society and works collaboratively with Réseau de santé Vitalité, Horizon Health Network, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick, New Brunswick College of Family Physicians, Centre de formation médicale Nouveau-Brunswick, Department of Health, and the New Brunswick Pharmacists' Association.

To get involved, contact Andie McDonald, Choosing Wisely Campaign Manager, New Brunswick Medical Society.