Choosing Wisely Through Primary Care


Patient Resources for Using Antibiotics Wisely are now available in:
• Simplified Chinese
• Punjabi
• Spanish

CFPC/Choosing Wisely Canada Toolkit

Our multimedia-friendly toolkit equips health care providers with user-friendly videos, printable posters for their clinics, and printable infographics designed to facilitate informed discussions and give patients resources they can take home.


Using a Linking Learning to Practice exercise to document how a tool has had an impact on your practice can earn you five Mainpro+ certified credits! There is no maximum on the number of exercises you can submit. Click here to learn more.

Using Antibiotics Wisely

New Toolkit: The Cold Standard – A Toolkit for Using Antibiotics Wisely for the Management of Respiratory Tract Infections in Primary Care.

The Cold Standard (PDF)
The Cold Standard 

New Resources: Using Antibiotics Wisely in Long Term Care poster and practice statements aim to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use for asymptomatic bacteriuria in LTC. 

Reflect before you collect poster (PDF)
Reflect before you collect poster
UTI Practice Statements (PDF)
UTI Practice Statements

In response to members’ feedback, selected Using Antibiotics Wisely patient resources are now available in Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.  

 Antibiotics: Sorry (English) (PDF)
 Antibiotics: Sorry (Simplified Chinese) (PDF)
Antibiotics: Sorry
Antibiotics: Sorry (Spanish) (PDF) 
Antibiotics: Three questions to ask your health care provider (English) (PDF) 
Antibiotics: Three questions to ask your health care provider (Simplified Chinese) (PDF) 
Antibiotics: Three questions to ask your health care provider (Punjabi) (PDF)
Antibiotics: Three questions to ask your health care provider (Spanish) (PDF) 
 Antibiotics: Delayed prescription (English) (PDF)
Delayed Prescription EN
Antibiotics: Delayed prescription (Simplified Chinese) (PDF)
Antibiotics: Delayed prescription (Punjabi) (PDF) 
Antibiotics: Delayed prescription (Spanish) (PDF) 

The translation of selected Using Antibiotics Wisely patient resources into languages other than English and French represents a pilot initiative of the CFPC. The CFPC has attempted to ensure the original materials in English have been translated accurately; in the event that there is any inconsistency between the English and other translated versions, the English version shall prevail.

Antibiotics: Rx Files – Viral Infection Prescription (PDF)

You can also integrate the Viral Prescription Pad and Delayed Prescription Pad in your existing EMR. The e-forms and accompanying instructions were co-developed by OntarioMD and Choosing Wisely Canada in collaboration. For any questions related to these materials, please contact: [email protected]

Key Practice Statements (PDF)

Opioid Wisely

Opioid Wisely
office poster
The CFPC released two new family medicine–specific recommendations as part of Choosing Wisely Canada’s new campaign Opioid Wisely. For more information on the campaign, and to read the complete list of recommendations, please visit
Updated Family Medicine Recommendations
Thirteen Things Physicians and
Patients Should Question

(View Opioid specific recommendations)

For additional information please visit our project website.

Do More Screening Tests Lead to Better Health?

Whiteboard Video
This 10-minute educational video focuses on a number of common screening tests (vitamin D malabsorption, mammography, thyroid testing, etc.) to help inform dialogue between family physicians and their patients on appropriate testing. 


Rethinking the annual physical
exam and screening tests
 Is more testing better?
Six tests to rethink
Combines Infographics 1 and 2 for complete picture (PDF)



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