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Feb 112014

‘Optimal’ Waiting Time: Why 14 Weeks?

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Waiting time for hip and knee replacements is a hot topic in Alberta and across the country. The quality of care for hip and knee replacement patients in Alberta has been fundamentally transformed over the past decade, including improved access to care for hip and knee replacement patients. In Alberta, we are currently in year three of a ...

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Feb 102014

Capturing the Patient Experience

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A new type of researcher has been added to the research community in Alberta. Patient and Community Engagement Researchers, or PACERs, have been actively engaged in qualitative research over the past year exploring patient-centric issues relating to Alberta’s health system. The first wave of studies have been published, revealing ...

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Feb 052014

Alberta Researchers Win Grants to Improve Arthritis Care

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Alberta-based research teams have won two grants to conduct research aimed at improving health care services for arthritis sufferers in the province. One team will design a central intake system for people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis that will reduce their wait for care and ensure they are referred initially to the right care ...

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