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As the Canadian population continues to age, there is an increase in the prevalence of multiple chronic illnesses within the aging population. These co-morbidities, in conjunction with sub-specialist prescribers, lead to patients taking many medications. The Canadian...Read More
It is a unique human trait to expect improvement and progress in all aspects of life including healthcare. Progress of this kind can be commonly achieved in one of two ways 1. Through an understanding of the scientific basis the constituent processes/parts 2. Through...Read More
eConsultBASE™ (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation) is a secure web-based tool that allows physicians and nurse practitioners timely access to specialist advice on behalf of their patients. Physicians and nurse practitioners submit a clinical question...Read More
To ensure that "the [breast clinic] team can respond in a timely manner to service or information requests," the team undertook a rigorous process analysis based on the LEAN method. Cartographic analysis demonstrated an opportunity for optimization of services and a...Read More
In Canada, 17% of Canadians are diagnosed with chronic pain and 37% of visits to Family Practices involve chronic pain issues. There has been a 242% increase in opioid prescriptions for pain over the last 20 years with a similar rise in opioid addiction. There has...Read More
Hand hygiene is important in minimizing the risk of transmission of disease. At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, we observe 4 moments for hand hygiene as outlined in the Ontario Just Clean Your Hands initiative in inpatient settings, achieving an overall hospital...Read More
Publicly funded outpatient physiotherapy services are a primary care service i.e. clients can access this service by referring themselves, however most are referred from another primary care provider. In the past all clients were called and given an appointment as per...Read More
This practice was recognized as a LEADing practice by Canada Health Infoway as part of the “Knowing is Better” education campaign, in partnership with Accreditation Canada Located in Oriliia, the Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT) stives to optimize overall patient...Read More
Journey to Wellness is a program that allows youth to talk about suicide in a safe and supportive environment. It provides youths with the skills they need to help themselves when they are feeling down or when their friends are feeling down. The program has helped...Read More
This clinic has a fully paperless Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. The EMR is available to all staff and contains all information about patients' visits, interactions, or referrals The system can be used to search and compile statistical data. Forms,...Read More
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