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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
Family carers are a particularly vulnerable group at high risk for developing psychological and physical problems closely associated with the stress and burden of providing care (carer burden). The Reitman CARERS Program was designed specifically to actively support...Read More
To improve patient experience and treatment for thyroid cancer all the necessary diagnosis and treatment options are centralized into single site and have integrated services. This allows patients to access all required treatments quickly and typically receive...Read More
The Écho-Santé newsletter was established in 2006 at the Jeunes-du-Monde school in the Limoilou area by a health committee composed of the nurse, dental hygienist, physical education teacher, and daycare specialist at the time. The health committee’s general...Read More
A number of studies demonstrate that the father helps form the child’s personality by assuming a role that is both different from and complementary to the mother’s role. Consequently, the father’s role provokes a more rapid awakening, greater sociability and a better...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
A large portion of the care administered to a client is delivered with the help of a medication and/or a medical instrument. At Sainte-Justine UHC, we provide care and assure the safety of patients ranging from 500g to adult weight, which is a considerable challenge...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
photoVOICE, an effective and well-researched grassroots group methodology typically used in the community to promote social change, was brought into a hospital setting for the first time in January 2010 to amplify the patient's voice. Over the course of the previous...Read More
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