Choosing Wisely Canada

CRA Identifies Five Practices, Therapies or Procedures Physicians and Patients Should Question

The Canadian Rheumatology Association members are dedicated to provide the highest quality of evidence based care in diagnosing, treating and managing rheumatic diseases.  As such, the CRA has joined with Choosing Wisely Canada and other Canadian medical societies to identify 5 practises, therapies or procedures that they see are overused and not adding value, and where there is literature to support its disuse.  These are not prescriptive lists, but are meant to empower providers and patients to make wise choices in an effort to curb unnecessary testing and waste.

Since the launch of Choosing Wisely Canada in April 2014, over 250 recommendations have been published across a large number of clinical specialties. Review  all Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations in a single document and an overview of how these Choosing Wisely recommendations apply to Rheumatologists.

5 Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

Choosing Wisely PowerPoint Slide Deck Available!

Thank you for your interest in Choosing Wisely.  If you plan to present Choosing Wisely at your local centre, the CRA has a PPT slide deck available.  If you are interested in using the PPT slide deck, please submit a Choosing Wisely Presentation Request Form

Slide Deck

CWC goes mobile

We are pleased to announce the release of a Choosing Wisely Canada mobile app, available on Android and Apple platforms. The strength of this bilingual app is its searchability. All recommendations and patient pamphlets have been categorized by keywords for ease of use and efficiency. Visit the Google Play or Apple App store to download the CWC app today.