Choosing Wisely NZ supports reducing unnecessary tests, treatment and procedures in healthcare.
Just because test and treatments are available it does not mean we should all use them. Some tests, treatments and procedures have side effects – some cause harm.
Find out more below ~

Why choose wisely?

Canadian expert Dr Mike Evans explains why not all testing brings benefits – and the questions every patient should ask. Annual physical checks do not necessarily apply in New Zealand – do discuss what screening tests are right for you with your health professional.

Choosing wisely in action.

Do you find that you can never remember the right questions to ask your doctor?

About us

Choosing Wisely New Zealand is health professional led, patient focussed, and here to promote quality care, through better decisions. It is multi professional – engaging doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives and other health professional groups – as part of an international community of Choosing Wisely initiatives taking place around the world

Choosing Wisely is a global initiative that has been implemented in a number of countries, including USA, Canada, the UK, Australia and some of Europe.

The campaign aims to promote a culture where low value and inappropriate clinical interventions are avoided, and patients and health professionals have well-informed conversations around their treatment options, leading to better decisions and outcomes.