Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia

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Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia

Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia is a division of Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC). Choosing Wisely Canada is the national voice for reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in Canada. Unnecessary tests and treatments expose patients to potential harm, consume precious health care resources and contribute to the climate crisis.

The focus and driving force of the Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia (CWNS) campaign is to improve the quality of care for all patients and reduce the potential for harm. Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia has identified that the number of available tests and treatments keep growing, but many are only useful in specific circumstances. Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia are reviewing the research and identifying which medical tests and treatments are overused in the local context.

Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia coordinates provincial efforts through collaboration with Doctors Nova Scotia, IWK Health, Nova Scotia Health, Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine, Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians, Worker’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, and student and patient representatives.

Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia team

  • Dr. Katie Gardner, Clinical Lead
  • Tanya Hilliard, Project Coordinator
  • Dara Liu and Marissa MacInnis, Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship (STARS)



For more information about Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia, or to learn about how to become involved, email: