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Table 1 Principles guiding CAHNSO Choosing Wisely Canada list*

From: Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Choosing Wisely Campaign: imaging for patients with hoarseness, fine needle aspiration for neck mass, and ultrasound for odynophagia

Common disease process, investigation or test
Within the scope of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery, specifically within head and neck oncology, but recommendations are not limited to this subspecialty and may be helpful for all physicians seeing these patients
The inappropriate or excessive use of health care resource is not helpful to patients or may expose patients to harm or stress
Each list item has to be well supported by evidence
  1. *Adapted and modified from Choosing Wisely Canada [1]