Choosing Wisely Canada: Diving into overuse in hospitals

By Tai Huynh This month, Choosing Wisely Canada, the national voice for reducing tests and treatments in health care, is launching a new campaign, Diving into...

Breast cancer screening: new emphasis on shared decision-making between women and their doctors

An updated guideline on screening for breast cancer emphasizes shared decision-making between women and their doctors, supporting women to make an informed decision based...

Home is where the health is

  By Dr. Zayna Khayat Many years ago, when you asked someone what image comes to mind when they think of healthcare, they might have said...

Report indicates Ontario spends less than necessary to benefit its people

When it comes to spending on health and health care, Ontario falls short of what’s needed to meet people’s care needs. That’s the view of...

Drug checking expands in Vancouver

By Carrie Stefanson People who use drugs now have additional tools to check them for toxicity. Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has partnered with PHS Community...

Improving medication management through communication and collaboration

By Nareh Tahmasian When it comes to medication error, transitioning from one healthcare setting to another is a particularly high-risk period for many patients. Whether...

Federal government risks ignoring existing provincial drug insurance plans in push for national program

New study from the Fraser Institute Despite widespread misperceptions, every province already provides prescription drug coverage to help Canadians—particularly seniors and lower-income Canadians—pay for pharmaceuticals,...

First-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia

Charter written by and for people living with dementia On September 5th, the Alzheimer Society of Canada launched the first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for...

Ontario expands hospital donation performance reporting

Trillium Gift of Life Network, the government agency responsible for organ and tissue donation and transplant, has developed a new metric to measure Ontario...

Where people live before hospitalization important for discharge planning

Forty per cent of older adults who leave hospital are discharged to home care or a long-term care facility, which, combined with where they...

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