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Guidance Documents

On occasion, we create guidance documents meant for clinicians or the general public that are separate from our health technology assessments and quality standards.

Health Quality Ontario, in partnership with Public Health Ontario and in collaboration with clinical experts, patients, and caregivers across the province, is developing guidance documents for Lyme disease.

These guidance documents address tick bite management and the diagnosis and treatment of early localized Lyme disease. They focus on care for people in primary care and emergency/urgent care settings.

Thank you for your comments and feedback. The consultation period has now ended.

The two documents below are in draft form. Please check back here in a few months for the finalized guides and for a variety of other resources related to this standard.

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Public Fact Sheet

If you are seeking information about Lyme disease: know how to avoid getting a tick bite and when to seek care

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Clinical Guidance

If you are a health care professional: learn about management and investigation of early localized Lyme Disease, based on the best available evidence

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