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Choosing Wisely Alberta

Choosing Wisely Alberta Priority Topics

The following five priority topics aim to improve quality of care, patient satisfaction and efficient use of health care resources

Low Back Pain Demonstration Project

  • Key Message: Don’t do imaging for lower-back pain unless red flags are present. (Imaging)
    • A Physician Bag

Chronic headaches

  • Key Message: Don’t do imaging for uncomplicated headache unless red flags are present.(Imaging)

Minor Head trauma

  • Key Message: Don’t do imaging for minor head trauma unless red flags are present.
    • Patient Handout

Blood transfusion

  • Key Message: Don’t transfuse red blood cells for arbitrary hemoglobin or hematocrit thresholds in the absence of symptoms, active coronary disease, heart failure or stroke.
    • Patient Handout

Vitamin D testing

  • Key Message: Don’t routinely measure Vitamin D in low risk adults. (Lab)

See all 102 Choosing Wisely Canada topics

Looking for more information? Email choosingwisely@albertadoctors.org.