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Jan 172014

Success in Alberta: Report on Quality of Care for Hip and Knee Replacement Patients

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The quality of care for hip and knee replacement patients in Alberta has been fundamentally transformed over the past decade. Today, patients are getting quicker access to consultation and surgery, having better results from their surgery, getting home from hospital sooner, and experiencing fewer complications after surgery. We are also doing ...

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Jan 172014

The Benefits of Next Available Surgeon

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Next Available Surgeon queuing is designed to smooth patient demand for care across many physicians. Incoming referrals are pooled and attached to the next available surgeon that is appropriate for the patient. The benefits are more predictable wait times, less variation between the shortest and longest waiters, and fewer “shocks” when one ...

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Jan 042014

Keeping Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution

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It is perhaps not surprising to learn that fitness goals continue to dominate the list of most popular New Year’s resolutions. Anyone who visits a gym in January knows the frustration of waiting for your favourite piece of equipment as the freshly committed flock to the gym with the good intention of losing those extra 10 or 20 pounds. ...

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Linda Woodhouse on Improving Healthcare Delivery
Jan 032014

Linda Woodhouse on Improving Healthcare Delivery

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CBC’s Doug Dirks interviews Linda Woodhouse, Scientific Director for the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network, on improving healthcare delivery in Alberta. She explains how the public health system is being transformed using collaborative models of care, team-based funding models and evidence-based planning. Listen to the ...

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Jan 032014

OpEd: Let’s not have Groundhog Day in health care

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Re: “Why this surgeon is opting out of medicare,” Dr. Robert Hollinshead, Opinion, Dec. 20. Is it Groundhog Day in Alberta? We Albertans seem doomed to wake every day to the same thorny and emotional debate: public health care versus private health care. Read the full article published in the Calgary Herald. Share:

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