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"Decentralization of the healthcare delivery system . . .will shift significant resources from tertiary care facilities to primary and community care institutions and home healthcare.” Mehran Anvari predicting the future in 2007.


Behavioural Economics Explains Why Ontario Doctors Are So Livid by Steven Lewis

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An audit released last month by the Medical Services Commission in British Columbia found “significant evidence” of extra-billing at the two clinics which are owned by the same company. Based on a review of 468 cases, 205 were discovered to involve almost $492,000 in illegal charges. The clinics – the Specialist Referral Clinic and Cambie Surgeries Corp. — were given 30 days to stop the practice which expired last Friday. Dr. Brian Day, president and CEO of both clinics, had already vowed to fight any injunction in the courts and he now has his wish. This and more news at

An editorial published in both the Canadian Medical Association Journal and Canadian Pharmacists Journal this week calls for “major changes” in how governments respond to potential drug shortages including taking decisive action to bind manufacturers to “a mandatory reporting system for impending shortages.” These news items taken from

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Teaching Others to Lead Change - Lessons Learned in Changing Healthcare

What is C. difficile?
Health Canada signs off on new drug to fight C. difficile
Mother's C. diff case a learning experience

Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education - Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday September 14, 2012

Healthcare Quarterly
Engaging the Head and Heart: Leading Change

Frameworks and Primary Healthcare Policy

Nursing Leadership
Principles of Strengths-Based Nursing Leadership for Strengths-Based Nursing Care: A New Paradigm for Nursing and Healthcare for the 21st Century

Healthcare Policy
Mining the Management Literature for Insights into Implementing Evidence-Based Change in Healthcare

Electronic Healthcare
Computer-Based Risk Assessment: Evaluating Use in Primary Care

World Health and Population
The Thai–Australian Alliance: Developing a Rural Health Management Curriculum by Participatory Action Research



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