Medical errors too common

Medical errors too common

We have all been there: it is 3am and your partner, child, sibling or parent becomes ill suddenly and needs medical care. Will they be safe? The on-going Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System is shedding new light on the employment history of an Ontario nurse […]

More not always better for prescriptions

More not always better for prescriptions

Canadians are living longer than ever, and we are also taking more medications than ever before. And this can make us sicker, not healthier. A report released last week by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that one in four seniors in Canada are taking 10 or more medications. That’s a total of 1.6 […]

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The Changing Media Landscape

The Changing Media Landscape

How EvidenceNetwork.ca Works with the Media

How EvidenceNetwork.ca Works with the Media

Four strategies for turning local healthcare innovation into routine practice everywhere

Four strategies for turning local healthcare innovation into routine practice everywhere

What started as pilot project by two frustrated doctors is evolving into standard practice as more jurisdictions, including the Ontario government, get on board.  Dr. Clare Liddy and Dr. Erin Keely share their story – and their lessons learned along the way. Dr. Clare Liddy is a Tier 2 Chair, Associate Professor and Clinical Investigator […]

Making our pan-Canadian health organizations ‘Fit for Purpose’

Making our pan-Canadian health organizations ‘Fit for Purpose’

Canadian Medicare would not exist without the actions of the federal government. But in recent years, there has been an atrophy of the imagination about Ottawa’s role in health policy, as if federal transfer payments to the provinces and territories were the beginning and the end of everything.  Last week, we submitted a report to […]

Ending Homelessness in Canada

Dr. Jino Distasio of the University of Winnipeg discusses the systemic problems that contribute to homelessness in Canada — and the local and national efforts required to stop the revolving door of homelessness.   Photo Credit: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

When a new mom has disturbing and uncontrolled thoughts about hurting her baby, help is available

When a new mom has disturbing and uncontrolled thoughts about hurting her baby, help is available

Postpartum OCD is frequently misdiagnosed and misunderstood – but it is treatable   In January, a new mother in California became part of a viral Facebook post that described her baby’s four-month postpartum checkup. As a result of the thoughts she shared with her health care providers, the police were called and she was escorted […]

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