Choosing Wisely

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Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, and to make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.

Chair: Dr. Sacha Bhatia, Toronto, ON


 

Recommendations

As a partner in this campaign, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) has released a list of Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question and has endorsed a number of patient pamphlets to help promote appropriateness in cardiovascular care:
ECG (Electrocardiogram): When you need it – and when you don’t

Heart tests before surgery: When you need an imaging test – and when you don’t

Echocardiogram: When you need it—and when you don’t

 

Publications of Interest

Cardiac testing in an asymptomatic 42-year-old man, Bhatia et al., 2015

Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Choosing Wisely Canada: The road to creating a list of Five ThingsPhysicians and Patients Should Question, 2014

Choosing Cardiovascular Care Wisely, Talajic, 2013