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Opioid Wisely

Opioid Wisely campaign

The opioid crisis is having devastating consequences for individuals, families and communities across Canada.

Health Quality Ontario is a proud supporter of the new Opioid Wisely campaign.

The campaign is led by Choosing Wisely Canada and supported by over 30 organizations representing doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, other health professionals, as well as patients and their families.

The goal of Opioid Wisely is to raise awareness around the importance of clinician-patient conversations to reduce harms associated with opioid prescribing.

Central to the campaign is a set of 15 speciality-specific health care recommendations for when the use of opioids should not be first-line therapy, along with a suite of patient resources.

A comprehensive list of all available pain management resources for clinicians in Ontario can also be found here.


Learn more about the guidance developed to support health care professionals and patients on when to use opioids.

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MyPractice: Primary Care

Are you a family doctor practicing in Ontario? Sign up to receive your confidential report to learn about your opioid prescribing patterns compared with others in your region and across the province.

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Helping patients manage pain is complex. To help navigate this challenging landscape and support providers across the health system, tools and resources are being offered through a connected effort of health groups across Ontario.

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Learn more about META:PHI, a first-of-its-kind research project helping people struggling with opioid and alcohol addiction.

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