Choosing Wisely: Resource Stewardship Education in Canadian Medical Schools

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Anastasiya Muntyanu
Danusha Jebanesan
Peter Kuling



Resource stewardship has important implications in terms of healthcare costs as well as patient safety. Currently, there is limited formal teaching in the undergraduate curriculum in Canadian medical schools that addresses this topic. Recently, Choosing Wisely Canada has launched a student campaign to integrate Choosing Wisely concepts into the curriculum, hoping to challenge medical students into thinking about value-based healthcare and patient safety. This article intends to highlight need for resource stewardship education, including associated test costs and its impact on the healthcare system. The strategies currently being implemented at the University of Ottawa will also be discussed. 


L’intendance des ressources a d’importantes répercussions sur les coûts liés aux soins de santé, ainsi que sur la sécurité des patients. À l’heure actuelle, le curriculum de premier cycle des écoles de médecine canadiennes comporte peu d’enseignement formel à ce sujet. Récemment, Choisir avec soin (version francophone de « Choosing Wisely Canada ») a lancé une campagne étudiante pour intégrer les concepts de Choisir avec soin au curriculum, dans l’espoir d’encourager les étudiants en médecine à réfléchir aux soins de santé et à la sécurité des patients fondés sur la valeur. Cet article cherche à souligner l’importance de la formation sur l’intendance des ressources, incluant les coûts associés aux examens et leur impact sur le système de soins de santé. Les stratégies mises en œuvre à l’Université d’Ottawa à l’heure actuelle seront également présentées. 

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