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Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team

Choosing Wisely Canada

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

Unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures do not add value to care. In fact, they take away from care by potentially exposing patients to harm, leading to more testing to investigate false positives and contributing to stress for patients. And of course unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures put increased strain on the resources of our health care system. To learn more, go to

The educational whiteboard video below has been developed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), in partnership with the Dr. Mike Evans Health Lab and Choosing Wisely Canada.

» Get more resources on the College of Family Physicians of Canada website