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Choosing Wisely at SickKids

It has been estimated that, in North America, 20-30% per cent of the tests and therapies currently requested and prescribed are likely unnecessary, add no value to care, and may even cause harm. That's why SickKids has participated in Choosing Wisely Canada, a campaign to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments, since 2016.

SickKids has produced a total of 10 recommendations that are specific to paediatric hospital patients. The recommendations developed are based on best-practices and evidence of overuse or potential harm to patients.

SickKids is the first paediatric hospital to be designated a Level 3 Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital for implementing at least 10 recommendations and demonstrating our deep commitment through organizational leadership, culture change and mentorship.



Learn more about our ongoing implementation activities.

Further Reading

Learn more about Choosing Wisely at SickKids by viewing the resources available below.  For more information on Choosing Wisely Canada visit choosingwiselycanada.org.