First Do No Harm: a guide to choosing wisely in general practice

About First Do No Harm

Introduction

Introduction

First do no harm: A guide to choosing wisely in general practice is an evidence-based resource with a primary focus on reducing patient harms and avoiding low-value care. This online, ‘living’ resource will provide both general practitioners (GPs) and patients with information on:

  • overused tests
  • overdiagnosed and overtreated conditions
  • interventions with insufficient evidence.

Importantly, First do no harm is designed to enable positive and constructive conversations between GPs and patients, providing information and tools to assist in shared decision making. First do no harm will help empower patients to make informed and balanced decisions about their health, including information they should consider asking their GP.

Reviewed November 2022

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