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Editorials / BY: Rona E. Cheifetz, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS March 2018
... for breast cancer of 88%,[ 1 ] while an American source notes that patients with stage I disease are currently felt to have a life ... Brenda Lau, and Alan Nichol use their experience in Fraser Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority to address some of the ...
President's Comment / BY: Eric Cadesky, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP June 2018
... I’m at work so late. If I leave before dictating all my notes and returning all my calls, then I feel guilty about letting my patients ... right. That practising medicine should be good for our health too. That we need to channel our frustrations. That now is the ...
MDs To Be / BY: Justin Burton, MSc, UBC Medicine, Class of 2018 January/February 2018
... by boat from Iquitos in northeastern Peru. The CSSC provides health care and support services to approximately 15 000 predominantly ... and fecal smear), nor did I understand the various shorthand notes and synonyms for Spanish descriptions. These would soon become second ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Elizabeth Taylor, MD, FRCSC June 2018
... examination,[ 3 ] while the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) notes that miscarriages can cause considerable distress.[ 4 ] Although ...
COHP / BY: Charuka Maheswaran, MD May 2018
... to lack running water than other Canadians.[ 3 ] Boyd notes that the “disparity between water quality on and off reserve in Canada ... as they see fit.[ 4 ] Because of the Canada Labour Code, Health Canada has installed water treatment systems for their employees (sent ...
News&Notes December 2017
... of Bri­tish Columbia is on the cusp of great change. Rural health care has met the information technology age and things are about to get ... This article has been peer reviewed. News&Notes Special report: Rural echocardiography in northern BC: What’s next? ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Damon Ramsey, MD December 2017
... the terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) can be used interchangeably, we have used the term EHR ... prescription data but would be granted access to clinician notes about musculoskeletal issues. This kind of personalized access ...
News January/February 2017
A recent study by UBC medical researchers examined the health care costs associated with lumpectomy patients requiring reoperations. A ... targets, and report cards provided to surgeons. Dr Baliski notes that, in Canada, 23% of women require additional procedures, ranging from ...
News / BY: Laura McLean March 2017
The American Medical Association notes that there are over 48 000 genetic tests currently available for health risk screening or diagnostic purposes, and the number is rising. Genetic ... of genetic testing for individuals seeking life and health insurance. The Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness (CCGF), a group ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Elena Terekhova, MD, PhD June 2017
... used telehealth services are those associated with mental health, cardiology, diabetes, genetics, oncology, neurology, and ... for bronchitis.[ 10 ] As well, the BC Ministry of Health notes that the fragmented, unmanaged approach to the expansion of telemedicine ...