Spotted at the doctor's office: government-funded propaganda tacitly encouraging patients to decline medical care. [ID: a binder sitting on a desk with a flyer from the group Choosing Wisely Canada, that says, "Four Questions To Ask Your Doctor: 1) Do I really need this test, treatment or procedure? 2) What are the downsides? 3) Are there simpler, safer options? 4) What happens if I do nothing?" /ID]
Per their website, Choosing Wisely Canada was founded by "a small team from the University of Toronto, Canadian Medical Association and St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto)." They receive financial support from ABIM Foundation, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Canadian Medical Association, Diagnostic Services Manitoba, Government of Alberta, Government of Canada, Government of New Brunswick, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Government of Nova Scotia, Government of Nunavut, Government of Ontario, Government of Prince Edward Island, Government of Saskatchewan, Government of Yukon, Health Quality Ontario, Medical Society of Prince Edward Island, Quebec Medical Association, Saskatchewan Medical Association, St. Michael's Hospital, The Commonwealth Fund, and University of Toronto.
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