Choosing Wisely

D3. Choosing Wisely
D3.1 Describe when screening tests are important and why some commonly ordered tests may not be indicated
D3.2 Be able to list the proper screening guidelines, correct age to start and stop, and interval for screening for mammograms, Pap smears, bone mineral density tests, lipid levels and glucose levels
D3.3 Explain when an X-ray is indicated for back pain and when it is not
D3.4 Describe the judicious use of antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections


Choosing Wisely Family Medicine

Choosing Wisely Canada. Eleven Things Physicians and Patients Should Question. Available at

Video: Mike Evans - Do More Screening Tests Lead to Better Health? Choosing Wisely

Evans M [Video]. Do More Screening Tests Lead to Better Health? Choosing Wisely. YouTube. Published on 12 Nov 2015. Available at

Adult Health Checkup

Ridley J, Ischayek A, Dubey V, Iglar K. Adult health checkup: Update on the Preventive Care Checklist Form©. Canadian Family Physician. 2016;62(4):307-313.