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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 ...
Editorials / BY: Roger Y. Wong, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCAHS April 2017
In Part 1 of this two-part theme issue we discussed the value of comprehensive geriatric assessment and how this ... the complexity of a patient’s clinical presentation, may not apply when dealing with the four Ds. Examples of disease-disease ... actual drug-drug interactions in older people is vast. In 2015, the American Geriatrics Society published the updated Beers criteria for ...
Clinical Articles / BY: W.D. Robertson, MB, BChir, FRCPC July/August 2017
... assurance. Vancouver Island implementation In May 2016, the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) established a ... to the drugs required for assisted death has not been an issue. Prescribers and pharmacists have worked closely to ensure effective ...
Premise / BY: Martin C. Wale, BM BS, FRCPath, MBA March 2017
... additional supports (training, simulation experience, etc.) may be required to maintain currency in the context of service requirements. Where collection of data is an issue, this should be raised in that conversation.  —Martin C. Wale, BM ...
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 ...
Billing Tips / BY: Keith J. White, MD May 2016
... WorkSafe BC, patient-pay) is not selected, and some EMRs may default to billing MSP. If an inaccurate payment method is selected it ... go to  www.gov.bc.ca/laboratoryservices . In the next issue of the  BCMJ  we will provide examples of circumstances under which ...
Premise / BY: Romayne Gallagher, MD January/February 2016
... withdrawing life-sustaining therapy[ 1,2 ] suggest people may be confused about their right to make life-determining decisions when they ... The author is currently guest editing a theme issue on palliative care that she hopes to publish in the  BCMJ  later this ...
Point Counterpoint / BY: Will Offley, RN December 2016
... are not the same thing. There are many ways an individual may be infected with influenza despite having had the annual vaccination. As an ... and in the absence of an outbreak.”[ 12 ] Also at issue is the practical matter of wearing masks. It appears that coercion is at ...
News / BY: H. Douglas Cooper, MD, May 2015
... ISBN 978-0-465-05474-9. Hardback, 364 pages. $32. You may already be familiar with this book but, if not, I urge you to become so. ... into three sections. The first section deals with the issue of who is in charge of health care information. Here Topol comes down ...
Letters / BY: John Stewart, MBBS, July/August 2015
... am puzzled by the full-page advertorial that appeared in the May issue of the  BCMJ  [2015;57:152]. First, what does the neologism ...