A digital magazine exploring the overuse phenomenon and what people are doing about it.
A toolkit on reducing repetitive, “routine” blood tests in hospitals. St Michael's Hospital in Toronto achieved a 22.3% decrease in routine blood testing across three hospital wards.
Three new toolkits to help physicians learn about and teach resource stewardship developed in partnership with Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and Choosing Wisely Canada.
A toolkit on reducing free thyroid hormone testing. At Women's College Hospital, free thyroid hormone testing was reduced by 54% using the approach in this toolkit.
A toolkit for de-prescribing benzodiazepines and other sedative hypnotics in primary care. It's based on the shared decision-making approach of the EMPOWER cluster randomized trial where 27% of patients discontinued BSH.
A toolkit for reducing unnecessary ED lab testing. North York General Hospital in Ontario achieved a 23% reduction in lab testing over 2 years using the approach in this toolkit.
Developed by Ontario's Anesthesiologists, this implementation guide was created to support anesthesiology departments in implementing the Canadian Anesthesiology Society's CWC recommendations.
A toolkit for appropriate use of urinary catheters in hospitals. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre reduced inappropriate catheterization by 50% using the approach in this toolkit.
A toolkit for reducing unnecessary red blood cell transfusions in hospitals. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Lakeridge Health in Ontario reduced transfusion rates by 31% using the approach in this toolkit.
A toolkit for reducing unnecessary visits and investigations in pre-operative clinics. North York General Hospital achieved a sustained 30-40% reduction preoperative assessments and investigations using the approach in this toolkit.
A toolkit for deprescribing proton pump inhibitors in EMR-enabled primary care settings. The Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team deprescribed PPIs in 26% of assessed patients using the approach in this toolkit.
A toolkit for reducing inappropriate use of antipsychotics in long-term care. Alberta's LTC facilities reduced antipsychotic use by 30% based on the approach in this toolkit.