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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: Constantin Shuster, MD June 2018
... risks for morbidity and mortality. Patient dissatisfaction may arise from the perception that the readmission was preventable.[ 6 , 7 ... a concerted effort should be made to address this issue with the help of those working at all levels of the health care system, ...
Special Feature / BY: Kashmira Suraliwalla July/August 2017
... and Doctors of BC will ensure adequate communication on this issue. There being no further questions, the motion to accept the audited ... white guys. They did give us a very nice lunch, though. You may wonder, “How did things evolve to me being so passionate about the ...
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 ...
MDs To Be / BY: Ahmad Al-Sarraf, MD, FRCPC, September 2014
Maintaining healthy vision is an important health issue. For many, loss of vision is associated with loss of health, ... According to the National Coalition for Vision Health's 2009 report on the state of vision health in Canada, visual impairment is ... noted that the high mortality due to the comorbid conditions may partly explain why age-related macular degeneration and diabetic ...
Letters June 2014
... Of interest to you might be an article published in the May 2009 issue of the  Journal of the American College of Surgeons .[ 1 ] It is the ...
News&Notes / BY: Jay Draper July/August 2013
...   Dr John O’Brien-Bell requested an update on the issue of noise. He first raised the issue at last year’s meeting, and a ... this policy, noting that members were not consulted and may have objections. Dr Ross explained that the BCMA was not involved in the ...
MDs To Be / BY: Katie Wiskar, BSc, October 2012
... whole foods.  In addition to overall diet, the issue of workplace nutrition has recently received some attention. Physicians ... ubiquity of inadequate nutrition among physicians, as they may result in decreased quality of patient care and medical error.  As a ...
Interviews / BY: Jay Draper January/February 2012
... for in those circumstances where it is a direct one-on-one issue or conflict. And yet now that I’m here, I see so many things that the ... thoughts? Members who aren’t involved in the BCMA may wonder what goes on here, and they can be assured that this place is full ...