Ending hallway healthcare

By Marie Sanderson Maureen Coleman always looked forward to her 6:00 a.m. swim every day. On one early morning, her swimming buddy noticed she looked...

Paramedics in six provinces to provide palliative care in the home

New training for paramedics will increase access to palliative care in the home for patients and families, where they want it The Canadian Partnership Against...

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...

A new model for primary care

As Interim Radiologist-in-Chief for the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI), Dr. Heidi Schmidt is accustomed to the informal consultations that take place daily...

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...

Ontario’s health care system under increased strain

Many parts of Ontario's health care system are under increased strain, according to Measuring Up 2018, Health Quality Ontario's 12th yearly report on the performance...

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...

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