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Responsible use of antibiotics saves lives – International Infection Prevention Week 2020

It’s International Infection Prevention Week 2020 and the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) and the Choosing Wisely campaign are sending a reminder that the responsible use of antibiotics is critical to people’s health. Choosing Wisely is an international campaign that aims to reduce unnecessary tests and treatments to ensure high-quality health care by […]

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The Choosing Wisely campaign is consulting on Choosing Wisely recommendations for Pharmacy in NZ

What is Choosing Wisely? The Choosing Wisely 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. Choosing Wisely encourages consumers and health professionals to discuss whether a particular test, treatment or […]

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Choosing Wisely means Choosing Equity research report

The report Choosing Wisely means Choosing Equity recommends a number of changes to make the Choosing Wisely campaign more effective for Māori. The research was undertaken by Anna Adcock, and commissioned by Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA) in partnership with Choosing Wisely which is a campaign facilitated in NZ by the Council of […]

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