Charles Wright

Dr. Wright, the 2002 recipient of the Emmett Hall Memorial Foundation Award for research and service to the Canadian health care system, is now consultant in medical affairs, program planning and evaluation. His earlier career was in clinical and academic surgery as Professor of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan, then 12 years as medical VP and director of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver.  He has published over 100 papers in various aspects of surgery, medical administration and the health care system.  In the 1980s Dr. Wright chaired the Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance Commission.

As consultant he has worked with multiple health system agencies in Canada and abroad, including hospitals, regional authorities, ministries of health and consulting companies.  Dr. Wright was Scientific Officer of the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation 1997-2006, and chair of the examination test committee of the Medical Council of Canada 1996-2006.  Currently he is a member of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee, the board quality of care committees at Cancer Care Ontario and the University Health Network in Toronto. He was recently appointed a Councilor with the Health Council of Canada.

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Commentaries by Dr. Charles Wright:

When is it ok for doctors to let someone die? // Quand est-il acceptable pour un médecin de laisser une personne mourir?
Screening mammography // La mammographie de dépistage
When health services harm more than help
Reducing the harm caused by screening mammography // Réduire les torts causés par les mammographies de dépistage

Podcasts with Dr. Charles Wright:

Is CPR overused? When is it ok for doctors to let someone die?, with Charles Wright






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