The Choosing Wisely Australia® campaign has today released 61 recommendations of tests, treatments and procedures that may not be necessary and could cause harm to Australian patients. The media statement explains:
The 61 recommendations are being released today by the next wave of 14 Australian colleges, societies and associations who have united to join the initiative. They represent a broad spectrum of health care providers, including surgeons, nurses, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, infectious disease specialists, haematologists, endocrinologists, physiotherapists, hospital pharmacists, palliative care specialists, intensivists and general practitioners. The initiative is health profession-led and facilitated by NPS MedicineWise.
Full details are available on the website.