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Choosing Wisely

St. Joe's is Choosing Wisely

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has been designated as a Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital for successfully completing:

Diving into Overuse in Hospitals: Level 1

Hospitals that have achieved this designation have demonstrated their commitment to reducing unnecessary tests and treatments at their hospital. 

Choosing Wisely Canada is a national campaign aimed at encouraging physicians and patients to engage in healthy conversations about their healthcare. When it comes to your health, more medical tests, treatments and procedures are not always better. In fact, sometimes they are unnecessary and could do more harm than good. Choosing Wisely Canada focuses on areas where evidence overwhelmingly shows that a test, treatment or procedure provides little to no benefit to a patient, and encourages physicians and patients to have a healthy conversation about the topic.

St. Joe's has adopted Choosing Wisely Canada's recommendations that are applicable to the healthcare our hospital provides including, palliative care, kidney and urinary care, imaging testing, preoperative testing and vitamin D testing, just to name a few.

Choosing Wisely encourages our patients at St. Joe's to engage in conversations with their physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers. Committed to ensuring high-quality, compassionate care for our patients we hope by participating in this initiative St. Joe’s will assist our patients and healthcare providers in making informed, effective choices together.

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