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In Brief
March 31, 2016
New Partnership report measures use of low-value cancer-related tests and procedures
Quality and Sustainability in Cancer ControlQuality & Sustainability in Cancer Control: A System Performance Spotlight Report, a new report from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, measures how current oncology practices compare to cancer-related recommendations established by Choosing Wisely Canada – a campaign that aims to help physicians and patients talk about potentially unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. Read more here.
Data call builds new linkages; opportunities for analysis
The Partnership's Data Integration team worked alongside provincial partners to help identify, link and mine data sources for the information needed in the Quality & Sustainability in Cancer Control report. Hear from partners about how this led to greater analytic capacity and how these data linkages could be used in the future. Watch here.
Monitoring Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations matters
Choosing Wisely Canada At its core, Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign about building awareness that “more is not always better” when it comes to health care. Here are some quick tips from Choosing Wisely Canada for health care providers who must manage conversations about potentially unnecessary tests, treatments or procedures. Read more here.
10 tests and treatments physicians and patients should question in cancer prevention and care
Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question. Dr. Geoff Porter, a Halifax-based surgical oncologist and the Partnership's Expert Lead in Clinical Care, offers an at-a-glance view of the Choosing Wisely Canada cancer-related recommendations. Read more here.
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