Better care. Better decision-making. Better use of resources. 

The RACP is encouraging physicians to implement ​the Evolve Top 5 Recommendations in their work and health services. The Evolve Top 5 ​Recommendations are also available through Choosing Wisely in Australia and New Zealand.

Evolve Top 5 List Development

All RACP specialty societies are invited to develop their Top 5 List of low-value practices. The Evolve Top 5 List development process is rigorous and robust. To develop an Evolve Top 5 List, a specialty requires a:

  • Lead Fellow: Acting as an Evolve Clinical Champion and the primary point of contact with RACP
  • Working Party: Small group of specialty members that drive the evidence review and Evolve Top 5 List development
  • Membership Body: Provides feedback throughout the Evolve Top 5 List development process and actively engaged in implementation of the final Evolve Top 5 List.  

There are three steps involved in developing a specialty's Evolve Top 5 List​: 

  1. Development of an initial list of low-value practices in your specialty;
  2. Refinement of the initial list through research and data analysis, and seeking feedback from the specialty's membership; and
  3. Finalisation of the ​Evolve Top 5 List using pre-determined criteria and membership feedback to identify the final Top 5 low-value practices.
More information on Evolve Top 5 List development