Choosing Wisely Saskatchewan is part of a larger national campaign, Choosing Wisely Canada, which is aimed at helping clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments, and make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.
From 2017 to 2020, the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council coordinated the regional Choosing Wisely Saskatchewan launch and worked in collaboration with the provincial Appropriateness of Care Program and the Appropriateness of Care Network. The Saskatchewan Health Quality Council also collaborated with the Saskatchewan Medical Association, the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine, patient and family advisors, and other health system partners to raise the profile of the campaign provincially. In partnership with the provincial Appropriateness of Care Program, two Choosing Wisely Canada topics were targeted in the province: pre-operative testing and low back imaging.
Choosing Wisely Saskatchewan is now a part of the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Clinical Excellence portfolio. For a current contact, please visit the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Choosing Wisely Saskatchewan page.