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Options for hip replacement: Evidence from CADTH's Rapid Response Service
Options for hip replacement: Evidence from CADTH’s
Rapid Response Service

In 2009-2010 in Canada, 13,068 patients underwent hip replacement. Canada’s health technology assessment (HTA) organizations provide Canadians with independent, evidence-based information on drugs and other health technologies. HTA allows decision-makers to balance the potential benefits of new drugs, devices, or ...

Posted: June 2, 2014|Evidence Matters|0 comments

Inspired lives
Inspired lives

A diagnosis of cancer istraumatic for individuals andtheir families. Imagine ascenario in which both parentsget crushing news they willface the fight of their lives, atthe same time. The Ryalls livewith this reality, and have found inspiration in their children. Francis ...

Posted: May 31, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Individual commitment to a group effort
Individual commitment to a group effort

Karim Mamdani The time before and after we enter into a new fiscal year is, traditionally, a very hectic time for everyone at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) and, likely, for everyone working in acute and ...

Posted: May 30, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Supporting the quest to live fully
Supporting the quest to live fully

Contending with severe allergies and asthma for decades now, Pat Schmidt is a regular at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, visiting outpatient clinics as often as every two weeks.  Here, she receives specialized care to control her symptoms, but, if ...

Posted: May 4, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Tips on conducting a workplace investigation
Tips on conducting a workplace investigation

Stephanie Young, BLG. Workplace investigations are often necessary when resolving workplace disputes or employees’ complaints.  An investigation that is timely, thorough and properly conducted can help employers get to the bottom of a dispute, address employee morale issues, and mitigate ...

Posted: May 3, 2014|Legal Update|0 comments

Canadians need more healthcare and less politics
Canadians need more healthcare and less politics

It’s the end of an era. The 2004 Canadian Health Accord has expired and along with it we say goodbye to the Health Council of Canada – which was established as an oversight body, to assess and share progress (or lack ...

Posted: May 1, 2014|Editor's Note|0 comments

A geriatrician can help aging loved ones
A geriatrician can help aging loved ones

Bart Mindszenthy When my mother was sliding deeper into her years and what eventually was diagnosed as a form of dementia, we were at a loss as to what to do. My parent’s family doctor was doing all he knew how ...

Posted: April 15, 2014|Caregiver|0 comments

Demands for improvements to safety in home care
Demands for improvements to safety in home care

Home care is big business in Canada and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Currently, one out of every six seniors receives home care services. According to the Canadian Ministry of Employment and Social Development, the number of people 65 ...

Posted: April 11, 2014|Patient Safety|0 comments

Self-monitoring of blood glucose in Type 2 Diabetes
Self-monitoring of blood glucose in Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a growing epidemic with significant implications for Canadians and the Canadian health care system. One aspect of diabetes management that has recently come under scrutiny is the practice of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG). The test ...

Posted: April 9, 2014|Evidence Matters|0 comments

St. Mary’s Lean journey promising, requires time and focus
St. Mary’s Lean journey promising, requires time
and focus

In early 2011, St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener began a journey of continuous quality improvement using Lean methodologies – one of the first Ontario hospitals to do so. In launching Lean, we set an ambitious goal of identifying and completing ...

Posted: April 7, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

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