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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) represents a considerable burden to our health care system requiring life-long treatments and complex care. Nova Scotia has some of the highest rates of IBD in Canada; with a large majority of patients being managed by the Division of...Read More
Complex medical treatments that work well for healthier individuals almost certainly have less benefit for those who are vulnerable to the adverse effects of medical and surgical treatments due to frailty, with fewer years of life to experience treatment benefit if it...Read More
Collaborative Emergency Centres (CECs) provide access to urgent and emergent care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. CECs are intended to match the level of service offered with the needs of the community and help create stability and consumer confidence...Read More
The Bone Health Project was initiated in 2009 with the support of a grant from the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The goal of the project was to identify those children at risk for fractures related to osteoporosis when admitted to hospital and to develop a handling...Read More
In 2006, we redesigned the provincial sleep laboratory and increased the number of monthly tests from 140 per month to 500 per month with only a 31 % increase in operating cost. This has led to a marked reduction in wait times. The Medicine regional database was...Read More
As part of its overarching responsibility to its population, Vieille-Capitale Health and Social Services Centre (CSSS) has been working in partnership for over seven years with the medical clinics in its territory to improve access to and the continuity of medical...Read More
In May 2003, CSSS du Cœur-de-l’Île was designated the regional centre for hip and knee replacement. This practice was put in place to ensure that best clinical practices for hip and knee replacement were being used in the CSSS. Our objective was to increase the volume...Read More
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Medicine Program developed a comprehensive, near real-time database for capturing information on all internal medicine used by patients across four hospital sites. The data set includes comprehensive demographic and diagnostic...Read More
South Shore Health has implemented a post-operative infection surveillance data collection process so that no post-operative infection that occurs within 30 days of a surgical procedure is missed. The comprehensive surveillance program provides quality data for...Read More
The development of the mass casualty procedure at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has been ongoing for years. However, a critical component missing from the plan was that it had never been tested until the Agence de santé et des services sociaux de Montréal...Read More
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