By Tara Kiran Emergency department, emergency visits, family doctors, health complaints
Canadians have the highest rates of emergency room visits among high income countries You’re getting home after a long day at work and the cough that has been bugging you just doesn’t seem to be letting up. Your muscles ache, you’ve got chills and you hear a slight wheeze when you breathe out. What […]
By Alan Katz and Jennifer Enns emergency care, Emergency department, emergency room, wait times, Waiting for care, x-rays
New study sheds light on an old problem A version of this commentary appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press and the Huffington Post Emergency departments in Canada are very busy places. Every year, Canadians make about 16 million visits to emergency rooms and more than one million Canadians are admitted to hospital through emergency departments. Given […]
By Robert McMurtry Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute., Cardiac Care Network, community care, continuity of care, Emergency department, emergency room, nurses, overcrowding, physicians, Sunnybrook Health Centre
Overcrowded EDs, stressed staff and concerns about patient safety are problems witnessed more often than any health care professional would wish. How to prevent this chaos?