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Choosing Wisely Australia

The Choosing Wisely Australia website is now hosted by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care as part of the redesign of the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology program.

The Choosing Wisely website enables clinicians, consumers and healthcare stakeholders to start important conversations about tests, treatments and procedures where evidence shows they provide no benefit, or in some cases, lead to harm. The website challenges the way we think about health care, questioning the notion 'more is always better'.

It brings together Australia’s health professional bodies, health services, clinicians and other healthcare providers, researchers, consumer advocates, consumers and the media in a national dialogue to shift the culture around low-value and unnecessary healthcare.

How Choosing Wisely can help

The Choosing Wisely website supports consumers in choosing healthcare, encouraging them to engage in shared decisions about their care – that is evidence-based, truly necessary, doesn’t duplicate care and avoids harm.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Choosing Wisely Australia.

Last reviewed: January 2023

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