Common Traffic Injury Guideline (CTI)

On November 23, 2011, the Ministry of Finance and Finaicial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) issued a Request for Proposals (No.: OSS_00267175) for consulting services for the development of a new treatment protocol for the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of traffic injuries. 


Côté and colleagues were awarded the grant. The project ran from July 2012 to December 2014 with the final report submitted to FSCO on January 31, 2015. The knowledge transfer of activities are expected to conclude on December 31, 2015. Dr. Pierre 


The project had two main objectives: 1) to develop a new protocol to be used by insurers and health care providers for the treatment of the full range of traffic injuries resulting from automobile collisions; and 2) to develop a clinical prediction rule to screen for patients who may be at higher risk for developing chronic pain and disability. 

From 2012 to 2014, we conducted 43 systematic reviews and developed 22 care pathways for the management of common traffic injuries. We aim to publish all systematic reviews. The care pathways were included in the final report and will be released publically by FSCO at their own discretion.


The project was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Finance – Financial Services Commission of Ontario OSS_00267175. Côté P (PI). Development of a Minor Injury Treatment Protocol; 2012-2014. ($2,800,000).



Final Report

The final report, entitled "Enabling recovery from common traffic injuries: A focus on the injured person" is now available online via the FSCO website. Click here to view it online. 




The UOIT-CMCC Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation has published:

  • 29 peer-reviewed articles;

  • 4 manuscripts are in progress;

  • 41 government reports have been created; and 

  • 8 conference posters/presentations 

OPTIMa Reviews & Guidelines
A complete list of journal references featuring the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) collaboration conducted at the UOIT–CMCC Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation can be found HERE.


Click on the titles below to read our published peer-reviewed articles (29)

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