CIHI and Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) are working together to report on patients receiving unnecessary tests and procedures every year in Canada, across 8 out of 200+ CWC recommendations. Choosing Wisely Canada is a national, clinician-led campaign that aims to reduce potentially unnecessary care by encouraging patient–provider conversations. 

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