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Improved outcomes and patient satisfaction using intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) evaluation and minimal access surgery. This technology allows exceedingly accurate determination of parathyroid hormone levels. This allows instantaneous determination of patient...Read More
In 2006, TEGH embarked on an overhauling of the complaint process to move to a more responsive model. In the new process, complaint resolution is the responsibility of the Manager of the patient care area where the incident occurred (or in some cases the Physician...Read More
This initiative aims to improve quality of life for older adults and reduce their risks of functional decline while they are patients in the hospital by providing training, structure, and support for volunteers. MAUVE (Maximizing Aging Using Volunteer Engagement) is...Read More
This practice emerged from a desire to maintain structures for concerted action in an institution with recurring major outbreaks. The practice introduced at the Institut consists of two components: 1) earliest possible detection and control of any potential outbreak...Read More
The Medicine and Specialized Geriatric Patient Service Group (PSG) is committed to providing optimal care to the patients it serves. The goal of the Hospitalist Program is to provide a patient/family centred model of quality care, from admission to discharge, using an...Read More
The Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) implemented the Post Discharge Phone Call (PDPC) Program in 2007/08 as a pilot project. In 2010, the program was adopted as a standard of care for discharged patients. This unique program’s primary aim is to improve...Read More
Mount Sinai Hospital MSH performs an annual audit of its compliance with legal requirements and standards set out in statute. Legal Counsel reviews the legislative framework and analyzes for any changes or updates, and then consults with all Business Units to review...Read More
The Guidelines Applied in Practice (GAP) initiative provides a regional systematic approach for identifying and ensuring all patients hospitalized with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) are receiving best practice guidelines upon discharge from hospital. Safety research...Read More
The GAP tool is structured as a patient self-care management tool. It is written in patient-friendly terms and provides the patient and family with a plan of care to be shared with their family physician post discharge. It is a simple but effective tool that is used...Read More
Providence Healthcare includes a rehabilitation Hospital with inpatient and outpatient programs, offering rehabilitation programs for stroke and neurological conditions, hip fractures and lower limb amputations, and for the complex geriatric conditions associated with...Read More
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