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[Event Report] The 55th Breakfast Meeting “Choosing Wisely: Worldwide campaign to promote wise choice in healthcare.”

[Event Report] The 55th Breakfast Meeting “Choosing Wisely: Worldwide campaign to promote wise choice in healthcare.”

Choosing Wisely: Worldwide campaign to promote wise choice in healthcare.

*Please note that this event was held only in Japanese

HGPI hosted a Breakfast Meeting featuring Dr. Yasuharu Tokuda, a head of the Choosing Wisely Japan, to discuss about “Choosing Wisely,” a campaign in which self-driven medical doctors aim to adjust overmedication.


“Choosing Wisely” is a campaign in which self-driven medical doctors aim to adjust overmedication. It was started in 2011 by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation and the movement has rapidly spread to 17 countries, including Japan. By revising unnecessary medical tests and prescribed medications, it is expected to reduce healthcare cost as well as to improve quality of healthcare.

Dr. Tokuda presented the latest campaign of Choosing Wisely, including those in US and Canada, as well as the approach being tried in Japan.

His speech is available on the Youtube in the following. (*Please note that this event was held only in Japanese )


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■Speaker: Dr.Yasuharu Tokuda
Head, Choosing Wisely Japan
Consultant, Headquarter JCHO (Japan Community Healthcare organization)

■Date: September 14 (Mon.) 8:00-9:15am (Doors open 7:45)
Head, Choosing Wisely Japan
Consultant, Headquarter JCHO (Japan Community Healthcare organization)

■Venue
 EGG JAPAN (10th floor, Shin-marunouchi Building, 1-5-1 Marunouchi,     Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6510)

■Participation fee
 3,000 JPN Yen
* 2,500 JPN Yen for studets (Please bring student card with you)
**Free for idividual supporting member 

Reference book (Written and edited by Dr. Yasuharu Tokuda)
  Polypharmacy in Japan (Unofficial English translation)
  Choosing wisely in Japan

Exhibition date:2015-09-14

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