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Choosing Wisely Recommendations for Family Physicians

The Physician Learning Program and Choosing Wisely Alberta, supported by the AMA, have developed an innovative initiative addressing a problem across the health system; too many tests, procedures and treatments done when they have low value.

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Building Capacity

Developing a Data Dashboard for Calgary Anesthetists

Health administrative data dashboards have the potential to provide clinicians with timely information that can positively affect their practice. PLP is helping Calgary Anesthetists develop a continual practice feedback system using Tableau.

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Sepsis in the Emergency Department

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Recommendation: Administration of effective intravenous antimicrobials within the first hour of recognition of septic shock (grade 1B) and severe sepsis without septic shock (grade 1C) as the goal of therapy.

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Featured Data Story

Antipsychotic and sedative use in seniors admitted to Calgary hospitalists

Calgary Hospitalists reduce their use of antipsychotics and sedatives in seniors following education and data with feedback sessions.

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Data Story

Don’t repeat Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scans more often than every 2 years

17% (62,525) were done less than two years apart

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Tranexamic acid (TXA) use during Anesthesia for total joint replacements in Calgary

Does the use of intravenous tranexamic acid (TXA) by Calgary anesthesiologists during total knee and hip replacement procedures affect blood transfusion rates in the 72 hours following surgery?

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February 27, 2017

Choosing Wisely Canada National Meeting - hosted by Choosing Wisely Alberta

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