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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, ...
Editorials / BY: Rona E. Cheifetz, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS March 2018
... this way. With more coordinated and targeted therapy, it may also be possible to reduce treatment sequelae. Already women can be ... of these concerns and complementing Part 1 of this theme issue, which dealt with diagnosis, Part 2 focuses on initial breast cancer ...
Editorials / BY: Rona E. Cheifetz, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS January/February 2018
... results of these tests. This first in a two-part theme issue dedicated to breast cancer focuses on issues in diagnosis. In the first ... primary care providers and surgeons in different centres may face in organizing investigations. In the third article , Dr ...
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 ...
COHP / BY: Tania Morrison, MHSc, RD June 2017
... going without food.[ 1 ] Research shows that families may use strategies such as delaying payments for bills or rent or terminating ... impact food insecurity as they cannot address the issue of poverty.[ 4,6,7 ] Physicians can support their patients to ...
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 ...
Letters / BY: Mary Donlevy, MD April 2017
I do not believe this is only an issue of us providing better care for the dying [“Medical assistance in ... with dignity until life naturally ends,”  BCMJ  2016;59:49 ]. Although I agree that we need to study how to do this better. ... or other scenarios. If they die naturally, their loved ones may be at work, in another city, or sleeping. The issue of autonomy is what ...
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: 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 ...
Obituaries / BY: Susan Bond January/February 2017
... association with the College and was a real firebrand on the issue of medical ethics. The ideals of the Hippocratic oath were his ... 2017 at the Kimberley Elks Club. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund, PO Box 100, Kimberley, BC, ...