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Choosing Wisely

Using a systems approach to tackle obesity: insights from the UK

This is the first of a series of articles covering the CEIPS Seminar Series, monthly seminars that showcase systems approaches and complex public health interventions. This article originally appeared on the CEIPS blog and has been reproduced here with permission. It is written by Rebecca Zosel, public health practitioner, advocate and consultant, who tweets from […]

Seeing stars: time to cut through the breakfast 'cereal spin', plus the launch of #ChoosingWisely

Jane Martin, Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition, writes: What do the phrases ‘source of fibre’, ‘69% wholegrain’, ‘no artificial flavours’ and ‘iron man fuel’ suggest to you? Healthy? A nutritious way to start the day? Think again. When you see these sorts of statements on popular breakfast cereals there’s a high chance you’re […]

MBS/PBS/over-the-counter reviews as Opposition calls for focus on Choosing Wisely, Medical Homes

Catherine King writes: The Vision for a Sustainable Health System launched in April by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) proposes a major overhaul of the existing structure of general practice payments, replacing Practice Incentive Payments (PIPs) and Service Incentive Payments (SIPs) with what the college is calling Practitioner and Practice Support Payments. […]

A list of five things to change the conversation about low value health care

In this fourth article in our Choosing Wisely series, Dr Lynn Weekes  AM, CEO of NPS MedicineWise looks at how lists of five things can really change the conversation about low value health care and waste when the right people are part of the conversation.  Given the organisations involved, this initiative will have much to […]

Q&A: What can we learn from the US Choosing Wisely campaign to cut down unnecessary tests, treatment?

  Daniel Wolfson:Three years into Choosing Wisely we can point to a number of ways the campaign is making a difference. For example, more than 70 medical specialty societies have shown tremendous leadership by joining Choosing Wisely and publishing lists of tests, treatments and procedures they say are being overused or wasteful. That is unprecedented […]