16th December 2016, Volume 129 Number 1447

Deborah Read, Derek Sherwood, Sue Ineson, for the Council of Medical Colleges

Shared decision-making between health professionals and patients as to what care is necessary is the focus of the Choosing Wisely New Zealand campaign, launched this month by the Council of…

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Deborah Read, Public Health Medicine Specialist/Associate Professor, Massey University, Wellington; Derek Sherwood, Ophthalmologist, Nelson-Marlborough District Health Board, Nelson; Sue Ineson, Executive Director, Council of Medical Colleges, Wellington.

Correspondence

Deborah Read, Council of Medical Colleges, PO Box 25110, Wellington 6011.

Correspondence Email

enquiries@cmc.org.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

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