Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help care providers and patients engage in conversations about tests, treatments and procedures.
When it comes to your health, sometimes LESS is more. Click here for Four Questions to ask your doctor:
- Do I really need this test, treatment or procedure?
- What are the downsides?
- Are there simpler, safer options?
- What happens if I do nothing?
Do you think you need antibiotics? Antibiotics don’t help most viral respiratory infections, and they can even be harmful. Click here for questions to ask your doctor, and click here for more information about treating colds, flu and other respiratory illnesses.
Do you have lower back pain? X-rays may not be needed. Click here to see when imaging tests may be required. Click here for information on how to treat lower back pain.
Do you have a serious illness? Click here for questions to ask your doctor and click here for some tips for when it's time to talk about a serious illness.
For more information about a range of health topics, please visit the Choosing Wisely Canada website.
Bluewater Health Choosing Wisely Media Releases:
Bluewater Health Achieves Choosing Wisely Designation
Bluewater Health Hosted Regional Orthopedic Symposium