Report: Potentially Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing in Canadian Primary Care

In April 2022 CPCSSN released a report on potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections in Canadian primary care. The report represents a collaboration between CPCSSN and Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC). CWC is the national voice for reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in Canada. The CWC campaigns for healthcare providers and their organizations to … Read more

Work in Progress on Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance

CPCSSN is currently studying antibiotic use and misuse in the context of the growing global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) issue. One of our ongoing projects aims to combine a prescribing app and feedback platform developed by the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) to create a new antimicrobial stewardship tool. This tool will be tested … Read more

June 2021 BC-PHCRN Update

Catch up on the latest updates from the BC-PHCRN. Click here for information regarding CPCSSN’s partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Innovation Support Unit on a COVID Immunization Preparedness Primary Care Clinic Toolkit, the SPOR PIHCI Network’s online seminar series, BC-PHCRN’s involvement in SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test summer clinical trials conducted at the University … Read more

Chronic Conditions in Canadian Primary Care Report

In May 2021 CPCSSN released a report on the prevalence of common chronic conditions seen in Canadian primary care. The results confirm that chronic conditions constitute an appreciable burden on Canadian health care systems. Further, the report reveals a sex disparity in primary care service trends, with more adult females than adult males using these … Read more