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Nov 262014

Referring to a Hip and Knee Clinic in Alberta

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Across the province hip and knee joint replacement clinics have agreed on the basic information required on a referral so the requirement is the same regardless of where the referral is sent. This prevents the patient from getting unnecessary testing such as a MRI and allows the hip and knee clinics to triage all the referrals based on the ...

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Nov 172014

It Isn’t Always What You Think: Comparing Adverse Events in Hip Replacement

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The lack of consistency in reporting patient outcomes and defining adverse events makes it difficult to compare the effectiveness and safety of the two most common hip replacement procedures: total hip replacement and hip resurfacing. Learn about the challenges of comparing the procedures and the value of joint replacement registries in this ...

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Investigating Patient Safety Events
Nov 122014

Investigating Patient Safety Events

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Interested in learning practical approaches for investigating and managing patient safety events? The University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education, in partnership with the Health Quality Council and W21C, is offering a two course series starting in February 2015. Register for both and receive a Certificate in Managing Patient ...

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Leveraging the Alberta Data Advantage
Nov 072014

Leveraging the Alberta Data Advantage

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I recently purchased a vehicle. That transaction is still at the forefront of my mind as I have spent a lot of time reflecting back on my decision making process. First, consider the complexity of the decision being made. I had to integrate my set of preferences, needs and wants with a set of constraints (e.g. budget) and available features ...

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