Health Council of Canada releases final report on healthcare renewal

March 21st, 2014

Progress report 2003-2013: Highlights of health care reform Click here to download the full PDF

CANADA – One of the most well-educated countries

March 18th, 2014

Download the full PDF here. The rate of tertiary education attainment in Canada has increased by 11 percentage points since 2000, with 51% of its adult population holding a tertiary qualification in 2011, the highest rate among OECD countries. By comparsion, the average for the OECD countries was 32% in 2011. Whereas in 2000, men [...]

Thomas theorem

March 18th, 2014

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Thomas theorem is a theory of sociology which was formulated in 1928 by W. I. Thomas and D. S. Thomas (1863–1947): “ If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.[1] ” In other words, the interpretation of a situation causes the action. This interpretation is not objective. Actions are affected by [...]

What patients and families can do to enhance safety

March 10th, 2014

Patient Safety What patients and families can do to enhance safety. Be Involved in Your Health Care: Provide an accurant and complete health history to the health care team. Participate in all decisions about your treatment. Use your correct legal name when identifying yourself at registration or admission. What you should know? You should understand [...]

Capital Spending in Healthcare: a Missed Opportunity for Improvement?

March 10th, 2014

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Building Today: infrastructure projects in Ontario

March 10th, 2014

Working with all levels of government, Ontario is building our communities – our schools, hospitals, roads and bridges. This website provides information on more than 1,200 completed or soon to be completed infrastructure projects in your area and across the province, including: highways, roads, and bridges schools, colleges and universities hospitals community centers and recreation [...]

Dr. Arya Sharma takes the challenge of obesity to the public. KT with an edge.

March 10th, 2014

Palliative Care Training Courses – McGill Teaching Hospitals

March 7th, 2014

Palliative Care Training Courses for volunteers are given twice a year, in the fall and the spring at one of the following McGill Teaching Hospitals, St. Mary’s Hospital, MUHC (Montreal General Hospital), Jewish General Hospital and Mount Sinai. These workshops are open to anyone interested in becoming a volunteer in Palliative Care as well as [...]

Unlocking creativity – A strategy for developement and peace in Northern Ireland by Sir Ken Robinson

March 7th, 2014

Northern Ireland is going through a social and economic revolution. The replacement of traditional industries by a knowledge-based economy is part of an international movement that is transforming work patterns and the nature of skills required by our employees. We can be rightly proud of our role as a world leader in the previous industrial [...]

The Canadian Adverse Events Study: The Incidence of Adverse Events Among Hospital Patients in Canada

March 7th, 2014

Baker, G.R, P.G. Norton, V. Flintoft et al. 2004. “The Canadian Adverse Events Study: The Incidence of Adverse Events Among Hospital Patients in Canada.” CMAJ 170(11): 1678-1686.