7th June 2019, Volume 132 Number 1496

Belinda J Loring, Sue Ineson, Derek Sherwood, David Tipene-Leach

Overtreatment and unnecessary care, and the consequences for patient safety and health system sustainability, are issues of increasing concern.1 Choosing Wisely is an international campaign that aims to promote a…

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Belinda J Loring, Consultant Public Health Physician, Council of Medical Colleges, Wellington;
Sue Ineson, Choosing Wisely Facilitator, Council of Medical Colleges, Wellington;
Derek Sherwood, Council of Medical Colleges, Wellington;
David Tipene-Leach, Research Professor, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Health Sciences, Eastern Institute of Technology.

Acknowledgements

Anna Adcock, Research Fellow, Centre for Women’s Health Research, Victoria University, Wellington. 

Correspondence

Dr Belinda J Loring, Consultant Public Health Physician, Council of Medical Colleges, Wellington.

Correspondence Email

belinda.loring@cmc.org.nz

Competing Interests

Dr Sherwood reports affiliation with Choosing Wisely NZ during the conduct of the study; personal fees from Nelson Marlborough District Health Board outside the submitted work. Sue Ineson is contracted by the Council of Medical Colleges to facilitate Choosing Wisely In NZ.

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