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The campaign “Doing more does not mean doing better - CHOOSING WISELY ITALY”, promoted by Slow Medicine, aims to help physicians, other health professionals, patients and citizens engage in conversations about tests, treatments and procedures at risk of inappropriateness in Italy, for informed and shared choices.

The campaign is based on the responsibility of physicians and other health professionals and on the participation of patients and citizens, and is implemented through:

  • the recommendations of Italian professional societies and associations about tests, treatments and procedures that have been shown by the currently available evidence not to provide any meaningful benefit to most patients for whom they are commonly ordered but on the contrary may cause patient harm
  • improvement of the dialogue and the relationship of physicians and other health professionals with patients and citizens, for wise and shared decision making
  • information, education and training of physicians and other health professionals
  • development of patient-friendly material about overused tests, treatments and procedures for patients and citizens
  • communication campaigns to the patients and the public

Download the PDF version of the campaign on april 2016

Download the PDF version of the Starter Kit for a Choosing Wisely campaign NEW


Principles of Italian Choosing Wisely campaign

The Italian Choosing Wisely campaign has followed from its launch and will follow in future these principles:

  1. The campaign must be clinician-led (as opposed to payer/government led). This is important to building and sustaining the trust of clinicians and patients.
  2. Key messages in the campaign must emphasize quality of care and harm prevention, rather than cost reduction.
  3. The campaign must be patient-focused and involve efforts to engage patients in the process, as communication between clinicians and patients is central to Choosing Wisely. Patients, or groups representing patients’ interests, should be engaged in the development and/or implementation of the campaign. Read more ...

Rome 2016

3rd International Roundtable on Choosing Wisely - May 11-12-13, 2016 - Rome Italy
Meeting of the Italian network of the campaign “Doing more does not mean doing better - Choosing Wisely Italy“ with international referents of Choosing Wisely – May 10, 2016 – Rome Italy