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Choosing Wisely Canada: screening in primary care

Project ID: 2017-013/2018 0950 009 000
Type of Response: Research project
Knowledge User: Choosing Wisely Canada
ICES Scientist: Sacha Bhatia
Summary: Physician ordering of tests and procedures has increased significantly in recent years, and an examination of this is critical to ensuring the sustainability of the healthcare system. The purpose of the request is to determine the utilization of selected Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations, focusing on low-value prescriptions. The information will be used to establish baseline utilization rates related to prescribing and ultimately to develop indicators related to overprescribing.