The 18 Countries that have implemented Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely campaign aims to create conversations between clinicians and patients about appropriate care and overuse. It has now spread globally and inspired over a dozen countries to develop initiatives of their own based on these ideals. Choosing Wisely’s influence can now be found in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand,… Continue reading The 18 Countries that have implemented Choosing Wisely

AN INTERVIEW WITH: DR ASEEM MALHOTRA

On Friday, I headed to London for the day to meet with Dr. Aseem Malhotra. He is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist and serves on the AoMRC Choosing Wisely steering group. I wanted to talk to Aseem about why explain how and why a US initiative is going to stop doctors from using interventions with no… Continue reading AN INTERVIEW WITH: DR ASEEM MALHOTRA

AN INTERVIEW WITH: DR SIMON FLACK

This morning I had the pleasure of interviewing Simon Flack, a GP at Bournemouth Medical service and an advocate of Choosing Wisely. I spoke to Simon about Choosing Wisely and whether the initiative can get doctors to stop using the interventions with no benefit. Do you think the Choosing Wisely initiative will work in the… Continue reading AN INTERVIEW WITH: DR SIMON FLACK

Treatments doctors say you don’t need

As part of my research into Choosing Wisely I have been looking into some treatments that doctors say we do not need. The advice, drawn up by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, features on a list of 40 treatments that bring little or no benefit to patients. Medical experts from 11 different specialties were asked… Continue reading Treatments doctors say you don’t need

An Idea: Choosing Wisely App!

While I was interviewing Sarah, an avid supporter of Choosing Wisely, she told me it was hard to remember the questions that patients were told to ask their doctors and nurses. Now the American Board of Internal Medicine distributes business sized cards to hand out to patients for this reason. Sarah who used to live… Continue reading An Idea: Choosing Wisely App!