Quality of Care NL/Choosing Wisely NL (QCNL/CWNL) is a collaborative effort between the leading healthcare entities in Newfoundland and Labrador: we work to ensure the right treatments get to the right patients at the right time.

Our work is driven not only by the strategic direction of our partners, but also by the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, through a public, patient-centered priority setting process.

Our partnership with Choosing Wisely Canada builds upon established national guidelines and recommendations that cross all disciplines to support the reduction of low-value healthcare, particularly where harms outweigh benefits.

As a research initiative, QCNL/CWNL drives evidence-based health care practice and efficient use of resources. We encourage physicians and patients to discuss and determine the best course of treatment together by educating, raising awareness, and providing tools to guide those conversations.

We strive to be innovative in our approach and work closely with all of our partners, aligning our efforts to find the best solutions for providing the best healthcare possible to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Current Campaign

Antibiotic Use

The dangers of antibiotics overuse are obvious: we expose ourselves to more risk of harmful side effects and they encourage the growth of resistant bacteria which become more…

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News and Events

QCNL in the News: “Yes We Scan,” But Should We?

February 12, 2018

In Newfoundland and Labrador, we do CT scans at a higher rate than anywhere else in Canada: about 219 per 1000 people, or 47% higher than the national…

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QCNL/CWNL in the News: Choosing CT Scans Wisely

February 12, 2018

“To scan or not to scan, that is the question.” The Evening Telegram’s Sam McNeish sat down with QCNL/CWNL’s clinical director, Dr. Patrick Parfrey to discuss the high…

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QCNL in the News: Dr. Natalie Bridger Talks Antibiotics

November 30, 2017

Dr. Natalie Bridger, who you may remember as the face of last year’s Antibiotics Awareness¬†campaign, is back in the Evening Telegram this week; she sat down with Sam…

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