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Issue 63: Using Antibiotics Wisely
November 6, 2018
“Tis the season!”

...No, not the one where Jolly Old St. Nick comes down the chimney, but the one where viral respiratory infections run rampant through our communities. So it is timely that Choosing Wisely Canada has launched their latest campaign: Using Antibiotics Wisely .

The overuse of antibiotics is a major contributor to antibiotic resistance and is threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases.

Using Antibiotics Wisely improves patient outcomes, reduces side effects and antimicrobial resistance and optimizes resource utilization. There are over 20 Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations that encourage judicious antibiotic use, created by over 15 national specialty societies. Check out our Quick Links section to see them for yourself!

Of particular interest to primary care are additional resources available in the Using Antibiotics Wisely section of the Choosing Wisely website:
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