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Evidence to Improve Care

Choosing Wisely Canada

Choosing Wisely Canada is a national campaign that helps patients and providers have conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. These discussions help clinicians and patients make informed choices and help ensure high quality care. Unnecessary tests can be potentially harmful to patients, adding stress and leading to even more tests to uncover answers to false-positive results. Unnecessary tests also put increased strain on our health system resources.

As part of this campaign, Health Quality Ontario has developed rigorous, evidence-based reviews of tests, treatments and procedures that may be overused. Choosing Wisely Canada has made recommendations based on the evidence provided by Health Quality Ontario. These recommendations are available on the Choosing Wisely Canada website.

If you have a question about Choosing Wisely Canada or want to learn more about how to get involved, please contact us at

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