Thursday, November 24, 2011

Health at a Glance 2011: OECD Indicator

"QUALITY AND ACCESS TO CARE
Canada’s survival rates for breast and colorectal cancer are among the highest in the OECD. Canada also
does well in primary care, preventing costly hospital admissions from chronic conditions such as asthma
and uncontrolled diabetes. High in-hospital adverse events and long waiting times are a concern."

See CTV article as well.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Software to help improve the care of people with dementia

"Portrait consists of interactive multimedia presentations that contain brief biographical and personal information relevant to a particular person with dementia. This helps busy care staff working with that individual to learn about his or her past in a relatively short time, and enables them to improve the quality of care they deliver."


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Who is a nurse and who isn’t

Nova Scotia’s nurses change uniform to solve identity crisis

Isn't a hospital worker a hospital worker?



Friday, July 22, 2011

Hospital health care is far riskier than flying?

GENEVA—Millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care and going into hospital is far riskier than flying, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.

Reassuring, isn't it?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Robbie’s Law

Robbie’s Law to give families the right to get the truth about medical negligence

THE family of a Welsh schoolboy who died as a result of medical negligence has been credited with inspiring the UK Government to introduce a duty on healthcare providers to be honest with patients and their families when things go wrong.Patients’ rights campaigners said the so-called Duty of Candour should be known as “Robbie’s Law” in honour of 10-year-old Robbie Powell who was killed in 1990 by a treatable condition that doctors missed.The UK Government this week committed itself to the legal duty in its response to the NHS Future Forum report which sets out how the health service in England will be modernised in the future.

BRICK by BRICK
Maybe, just maybe, justice?
In the distant future?







Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ontario companies doing business with hospitals may become subject to access-to-information requests

The Ontario Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010, which became law on December 8, 2010

For residents of Ontario; Bill 31, Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004, has received Royal assent and the offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioner may be able to assist in the retrieval of records from units such as hospitals.

Why is “Bill 31” so ineffective?

A clue?

Advice: Shred documents before Public Sector Accountability Act comes into effect?


A current example of openness?


WOW .... At least this big problem has been solved!

Hasn't it?




Monday, April 11, 2011

How to use a defibrillator

Clive James from St John Ambulance shows BBC Breakfast how to use a defibrillator.

He says the devices are not just for doctors and can be found widely in public places like supermarkets, airports and train stations.


Click Here

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Regional Clinical Services Road Map


Blogs, such as this one with its links, could be a ready source of public input!

How are(n't) health services delivered in this or any other region?

.Pearls Before Swine
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There isn't any flaw in this plan, is there?
Tunnel vision, I hope not!

Clinical Services Roadmap On the web



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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Pathologist stripped of his medical licence

A perfect, sad, example of the effectiveness of the current system of self regulation that serves the medical profession?

A regulatory body that consistently looked the other way?



Sunday, January 23, 2011

Medical records at the click of a mouse

Patients check laboratory results, review prescriptions, see ultrasound images and connect with physicians.

Now we need a definition for the word "patient" when used in this context.
parent?
doctor?
nurse?
pharmacist?
insurance agent?
neighbor?
..............?
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Friday, January 21, 2011

Father criticises lack of inquiry into son’s death

THE father of Robbie Powell, who died more than two decades ago as a result of medical negligence, yesterday criticised the First Minister for failing to hold a public inquiry into the death.

I don't think that this outcome was unexpected.
Sad to see, though!




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