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.)
|Antibiotic Wisely||Appropriate use of sleeping pills|
|Imaging for low back pain||Preoperative testing prior to low-risk surgeries|
|Appropriate use of antipsychotics||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 Julie Atkinson, Choosing Wisely Project Manager, New Brunswick Medical Society.