The Choosing Wisely campaign began in 2012 as an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Following this beginning, similar initiatives developed in Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and now Australia.
Choosing Wisely Australia is led by Australia’s medical colleges and societies and facilitated by NPS MedicineWise. The goal of Choosing Wisely Australia is to start conversations between consumers and clinicians about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, enhancing the quality of care and, where appropriate, reducing unnecessary care.
In early 2015 the first group of Australian medical colleges to participate in the campaign launched their lists of the top 5 ‘overused or unnecessary’ tests and procedures. These can be viewed at the Choosing Wisely website.
ANZICS and CICM have together agreed to be part of the second round of participating Colleges/Societies and have established a Joint Working Party to develop a short list of tests and procedures common to intensive care which may be deemed to be overused. The Working Party has narrowed the list down to 12 items and we now invite all the Fellows of CICM and the Members of ANZICS to participate in choosing the final list of 5.
To view the list and make your vote, please go to the online survey below at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/choosing-wisely or below.
Please note – ONLY FOR ANZICS MEMBERS OR CICM FELLOWS
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