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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Longwoods eLetter August 16, 2011

Quote “Ever since that ER visit when I was 16, I have believed that the care I and my family receive (rightly) depends on a partnership with the medical community – I do my part and you do yours. If I say nothing: 1) when I am uncomfortable with what is happening; 2) when I […]

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Edmonton Obesity Staging System [EOSS] offers clinicians a useful approach to identify obese individuals at elevated risk of mortality who may benefit from more attention to weight management.

Read more here: EOSS APNM Kuk et al 2011

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Saturday, August 13th, 2011
Emergency dept. visits during an Olympic gold medal broadcast.

Open Medicine, Vol 5, No 2 (2011) Home > Vol 5, No 2 (2011) > Redelmeier RESEARCH Emergency department visits during an Olympic gold medal television broadcast DONALD A REDELMEIER, MARIAN J VERMEULEN ABSTRACT Background: Practice pattern variations are often attributed to physician decision-making with no accounting for patient preferences. Objective: To test whether a mass media […]

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Thursday, August 11th, 2011
End of Summer Reading 2011

From Longwoods.com These Issues and selected books published by Longwoods.com are freely available. Healthcare Quarterly | Vol. 14 Special Issue | May 2011 Child Health in Canada Issue 2: Child and Youth Mental Health Healthcare Quarterly | Vol. 14 Special Issue | October 2010 Child Health in Canada Issue 1: Child Health in Canada Healthcare […]

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
Longwoods eLetter August 9, 2011 – Depressed and Alone???

Quote “…oncologists fail up to 90 percent of the time to respond to emotional cues from their patients.” More. Essays Experiencing patient safety first hand by Hugh MacLeod, President and CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Depressed and Alone at Work by Neil Seeman Off the Cuff “…if you talk off-the-record to surgeons about […]

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Monday, August 8th, 2011
How to treat the scourge of modern medicine—bad bedside manner

From Toronto Life, print edition.  Click here for the full article By Jan Wong When I was pregnant and working as a foreign correspondent in Beijing, my obstetrician suggested an amniocentesis test for Down’s syndrome. Afterwards, I was told to call in three weeks for the results, by which time I could already feel the […]

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
ehealthrecord.info Vol. 8 No. 16, August 3, 2011

Fact and Stats Women are more likely than men to use the Internet to search for health information, according to a data brief by US Centers for Disease Control Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. The report was based on data from the 2009 National Health Interview Survey, which collected data from 27,731 U.S. adults. […]

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Longwoods eLetter August 2, 2011- Organizing Primary Care

Quote “. . . while many boards have concentrated on advocating on behalf of their hospitals during this period of transition, not enough attention has been paid to rethinking and restructuring hospital governance to better meet the challenges of change.” Mark Hundert looks at governance. Essays In Pursuit of a National Nursing Report Card by […]

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Issues in the Governance of Canadian Hospitals, Part 1: Structure and Process

by Mark Hundert and Robert Crawford Abstract [This article was originally published in Healthcare Quarterly, Volume 6, Number 1.] Writing in this journal in 1998, Brunelle et al. described a transformed healthcare system in which hospital trustees had become “advocates and champions of the constantly escalating needs of their individual hospitals” (Brunelle et al. 1998). […]

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