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Clinical Articles / BY: Colin Mar, MD, FRCPC January/February 2018
... with screening of RR 0.80 to 0.82.[ 6-8 ] These studies may, however, underestimate the current effectiveness of screening given their ... become clinically apparent before the patient’s death. The issue then is one of results that precipitate overtreatment. The measurement of ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Courtney Young, MBA, MD, FRCPC December 2017
... attention was focused on how QI could favorably affect the issue of medical errors. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was the catalyst ... often navigate multiple care interfaces and consequently may experience fragmented care and poor outcomes.[ 5 ] This is particularly ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Alister Frayne, MD, December 2015
... developed. Often dubbed “walk-in care,” such a system may address the issue of timely access but often fails to offer continuity of care and does not ...
President's Comment / BY: William Cunningham, MD, November 2013
... For physicians set to retire in the next couple of years, it may make sense to forgo the expense and time-consuming learning curve of ... typed emergency record the very next morning? In this issue of the BCMJ you can read more about this topic and about some BC ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Alison Granger-Brown, MA, December 2012
... and increase motivation for change—something that may be sustained after release from prison. Women in BC’s federal ... education for UBC medical students and residents   In 2006 the Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education (CCPHE) was ... 25 ]  Infant safety has not been reported as an issue in numerous countries where prison infant and mother health initiatives ...
COHP / BY: Kathleen Cadenhead, MD, October 2011
... legumes, and tofu) as well as iron-fortified cereal may also be introduced at this time. Iron from meat sources is better absorbed ... mackerel, swordfish, and tuna. 7. Is sodium really an issue? Yes. Eating a low-sodium diet has been shown to help prevent high ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Stacy L. Elliott, MD, November 2011
... to ED.[ 5 ] The risk of ED, particularly in a younger man, may be re­duced by modifying these risk factors (e.g., increasing exercise and ... of relationship therapy or treatment of the psychosocial issue (i.e., mindfulness for anxiety and arousal difficulties), which may or ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Sandi Culo, BScOT, MD, FRCPC, October 2011
... and safety are often needed. The older person in question may ignore medical advice, refuse facility placement, experience exploitation, ... If you suspect abuse or neglect, be forthright about the issue. Many older adults will feel a sense of relief rather than anger.  ...
Clinical Articles / BY: S.E. Lord, MD, April 2010
... every day. Further reductions in the incidence of PT may depend on more sophisticated insights into the determinants of PT. ... of an in-depth evaluation of a complex public health issue. In future, data on socioeconomic risks can be used to focus education ...
News July/August 2010
... in BC over a 4-year period. Published in the June issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the UBC study examined all deliveries in BC ... system. The researchers suggest potential reasons may include the differences in practitioners’ responses to similar medical ...