ALL
Health Information and Tools > Health A-Z >  Choosing Wisely
Facebook Tweet Email Share

Main Content

Choosing Wisely Canada

Choosing Wisely

​​​When it comes to healthcare, more is not always better. In fact, getting tests or treatments you don’t need could hurt you. The results of the tests could be wrong, causing you to get more tests and have more stress.

Before you have a test or treatment, talk with your doctor about whether you really need it.

To help you and your doctor decide what healthcare you need, ask these questions:

  • Do I really need this test or treatment?
  • What problems could the test or treatment cause?
  • Are there simpler, safer options?
  • What happens if I do nothing?

Get the healthcare that’s right for you. To learn more, go to Choosing Wisely Canada. If you’re interested in watching some videos about choosing healthcare wisely, go to the Choosing Wisely YouTube channel.

Current as of: July 10, 2018

Author: Choosing Wisely Canada