Birth is the most common reason that Canadian women are hospitalized each year.
Dr. Wendy Levinson is Chair of Choosing Wisely Canada, www.choosingwisely.ca and an expert with EvidenceNetwork.ca.
Unnecessary care could be a prescription drug, a diagnostic test or a medical procedure that does not improve a patient's health outcomes and is not backed by the best available evidence. It may also involve risks and harmful side-effects. In other words, this is medical care that offers no value to patients and strains health care resources.
04/26/2017 04:02 EDT
What if I told you that almost one third of medical care in Canada is unnecessary and that over testing and treatment is on the rise? Doctors across the country are taking note and sounding the alarm on potential risks.
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