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Archive for May, 2016
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
Prescription for Partnership: How New Models of Collaboration in Health Care Can Make Outcomes a Priority

The OCC encourages greater public/private collaboration through a commissioning approach The second report within our Health Transformation Initiative, Prescription for Partnership, points to the need for health care stakeholders, both public and private, to put patients first. This report takes a closer look at the role commissioning can play in re-orienting a system that too often [...]

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Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
The depression epidemic plaguing doctors

In Their Own Words: An Analysis of the Experiences of Medical Interns Participating in a Prospective Cohort Study of Depression. Mata, Douglas A. MD, MPH; Ramos, Marco A. MPhil, MSEd; Kim, Michelle M. MD, PhD; Guille, Constance MD, MS; Sen, Srijan MD, PhD Published Ahead-of-Print –  Read more here Abstract Purpose: To compare the subjective [...]

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
What countries produce Canada’s International Medical Graduates?

What countries produce Canada’s International Medical Graduates? Recently released counts of active physicians in Canada shows that almost one out of every four doctors (24%) received their medical degree from another country. The highest proportion of international medical graduates (IMGs) occurs in Saskatchewan (54%) and Newfoundland (41%). For decades, these two provinces have relied heavily [...]

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Friday, May 20th, 2016
World Health Statistics Monitoring Health for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda integrate all three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) recognizing that eradicating poverty and inequality, creating inclusive economic growth and preserving the planet are inextricably linked. Health is centrally positioned within the 2030 Agenda, with one comprehensive goal (SDG 3) and its 13 [...]

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence

From the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. For over 25 years, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) has provided national leadership to advance solutions that will reduce the harms of alcohol and drugs on individuals and their families. Part of our unique role involves bringing people and knowledge together to effect changes in policy, practice and programs, and make [...]

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Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Aging at Home

Healthcare Papers 10.1 introduces essay Aging at Home: Integrating Community-Based Care for Older Persons. Commentary focuses on accountability and integrated care. http://www.longwoods.com/publications/healthcarepapers/624

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Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Frailty and Aging

Healthcare Quarterly 10.3 has a focus on integrating health services in reference to the frail and aging. LHINs have developed a commitment to teamwork and joint problem solving that helps them to learn from each other and from their communities, and to develop joint knowledge dissemination strategies. http://www.longwoods.com/publications/healthcare-quarterly/492

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