Choosing Wisely Canada

Annual Choosing Wisely Canada National Meetings

2019 Choosing Wisely Alberta Grants Competition Results

Applicant Name

Dr. Daniel J. Niven, MD MSc PhD FRCPC

Depts. of Critical Care Medicine, Medicine and Community Health Science

University of Calgary

 

Title of Project

REDUCE (RED blood cell Utilization in Critical carE)

Integrated knowledge translation initiative to reduce unnecessary red blood cell (RBC) transfusions among non-bleeding critically ill patients in Alberta.

 

Amount Awarded

$99,631

Applicant Name

Dr. Kerri Novak MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of Calgary

 

Title of Project

Can we improve the use of gastroscopy to investigate dyspepsia in otherwise healthy adults in Alberta? Sharing Choosing Wisely Canada guidelines, current practice patterns and
resources to optimize appropriate use

 

Amount Awarded

$95,631

The two projects below will run in a separate but complementary manner.

 

Applicant Name

Dr. Anshula Ambasta MD MPH FRCPC Division of General Internal Medicine Department of Medicine

University of Calgary

 

Title of Project

Optimization of routine laboratory test utilization on inpatient medical units

 

Amount Awarded

$50,000

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

Applicant Name

Dr. Narmin Kassam MD MHPE FACP FRCPC

Deputy Clinical Department Head Medicine, Edmonton Zone

Alberta Health Services

 

Title of Project

The Effectiveness of a Sequenced Multicomponent Intervention: Reducing Urea Utilization and Laboratory Test Order Frequency on Alberta Medicine Hospital Wards

 

Amount Awarded

$50,000

Choosing Wisely Alberta Partners