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ICU Management

Study: Four Predictors Indicate Mortality Risk in Elderly Patients

2016 20 Sep

Four risk factors comprise an easy-to-remember, objective, and practical Risk Scale that has been developed by a group of Canadian researchers to predict mortality risk at time of ICU admission in patients aged over 80. The researchers hope that following validation the Risk Scale can be used to inform decision-making in these patients, and thus close... Read more

Health Management

ClinicalConnect Portal: Improving Patient Care and Efficiency

2016 05 Jan

Beginning in 1996, hospitals in the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada area started coming together to form Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), a family of seven hospitals, a cancer centre and an urgent care centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and South Central Ontario, Canada. HHS is the second largest hospital group in Ontario, and serves... Read more

ICU Management

ICU Volume 15 - Issue 4 - 2015

2015 31 Dec

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a Canadian Critical Care Knowledge Translation Network (aC3KTion Net)

2015 31 Dec

A Quality Improvement InitiativeThe Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) defines knowledge translation (KT) as:“a dynamicand iterative process that includes the synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen... Read more

IMAGING Management

Canada Safe Imaging To Address Radiation Safety

2015 30 Nov

Canada is the latest country to set up an initiative to address radiation safety, with the announcement of Canada Safe Imaging. A coalition of key stakeholders is working on the formal launch of Canada Safe Imaging in the coming months, to address the need for a national strategy and action plan relating to radiation safety for medical imaging care... Read more

ICU Management

Canadian Guidelines on DVT Released

2015 01 Oct

A panel of experts (InterEPID) has released a new Canadian guideline for the diagnosis and management of blood clots, specifically iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT), in the groin and thigh. The guideline, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), was developed by a team of haematologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Appropriateness of Spinal Imaging Use in Canada

2013 17 May

A recently published study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research looks at the appropriateness of spinal imaging in Canada, against a background of increasing costs of diagnostic imaging, and the need to find efficiencies. An estimated 50–80 percent of the adult population will experience spine related complaints such as low back pain... Read more

Cardiology Management

GE Healthcare Supports Canadian Heart Patients at Home

2013 07 May

Albertans living with heart failure will have their conditions monitore from home as part of a new home health care pilot project in Alberta, Canada,  a collaboration between the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, GE Healthcare and GE Canada.Canadian provinces are exploring new models of care to address issues around capacity for aging... Read more

ICU Management

Organ Donation Shortfall at Large General Hospitals in Ontario

2013 03 Apr

Organ donation in Ontario is significantly less common at large general hospitals than at hospitals with clinical programs for transplant recipients, which points to missed opportunities to optimize organ donation, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). To understand whether organ donation rates differed between... Read more

IMAGING Management

The Job Market for Radiologists in Canada

2013 15 Mar

AuthorProf. David KoffChair, Department of RadiologyMcMaster UniversityChief of Diagnostic ImagingHamilton Health SciencesHamilton, CanadaEditorial Board MemberIMAGING ManagementThere are 2100 radiologists in Canada. Approximately 90 residents graduate each year in Canada. The number of Canadian Resident Matching Service (CarMS) spots in the country... Read more

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