Wait gain: Canadians are waiting longer for some procedures

By Riley Denver Let’s face it — no one likes to wait. This is especially true when you or a loved one can’t receive...

New patient experience tool provides insights to help improve care

We are asked to take surveys all the time and the appreciation and use of consumer data is higher than it has ever been. ...

EMRs: International context on Canada plugging in

The influence of technology on modern healthcare can’t be underestimated. Patient care has been improved by the application of new techniques to diagnose or treat...

Putting the focus on patients

How many Canadians had a good experience from the care they were provided? How often did doctors and nurses listen carefully to the patient?...

A snapshot of injury data available for Canada

Trauma and the emergency department (ED) are inexorably linked. Many sufferers of trauma – particularly the most serious traumas – will be treated at...

Moving towards different health care funding models

The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible value. In...

Going inside Canada’s one-stop health care data shop

Health and healthcare are always a major point of interest for Canadians. How many family doctors are there in Canada? What’s the wait time...

Examining the “weekend effect” at Canadian hospitals

Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a recent...

Leaving the hospital against medical advice

Each year, thousands of patients leave Canadian hospitals against the advice of their care team. Many of these patients will be readmitted within a...

Medication Reconciliation: There to keep you safe

When it comes to health promotion and prevention, few things can keep you safer than proper medication management. For patients, this includes ensuring you always...

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