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When it comes to health, your zip code matters more than your genetic code.” Dr. Tony Iton – The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships 2013 @forbes 2013
Healthcare Quarterly Vol. 14 Special Issue, Social Determinants, Child Health in Canada, 2012 


The cost and challenges to launch and publish a scholarly journal by W. Anton Hart 

Off the Cuff

Congrats . .
The Canadian College of Health Services journal is now published by Sage from its headquarters in Thousand Oaks California. Sage Publications is an independent publishing company owned by Sara Miller McCune. It counts more than 1,500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC. Sage’s publishing program includes more than 700 journals.

“The Sounds of Silence” punctuating the everyday communications of a clinical team

A woman in England has been declared dead three times and once woke up in the morgue, all because of faulty communication among the three major parts of the brain (the reptile, mammal and primate parts).

High Performing Healthcare Systems: delivering quality by design. (In Portuguese for Brazil and other markets.)

Word of the week: Nidus - In medicine, any structure that resembles a nest in appearance or function. From the Latin for 'nest.' A nidus is a breeding place where bacteria, parasites, and other agents of a disease lodge and develop.

According to CIHI’s OurHealthSystem
It costs an average of $5,335 to stay in at a Canadian Hospital during 2011 to 2012.
Lowest:                Quebec $4,728
Average:              Nova Scotia, $5,384
Highest:               Yukon $7,394
Hospital at Home not cheaper than in-hospital care
Impact of Adverse Events on Hospital Disposition in Community-Dwelling Seniors Admitted to Acute Care
Alternative Level of Care: Canada's Hospital Beds, the Evidence and Options

Healthcare Quarterly - subscribe to these and other articles on Ethics in Healthcare

Last week in Canadian Health History
May 25, 1989:    Dr. Jamie Astaphan takes the stand at the Dubin Inquiry  into drug use in amateur sport.
May 28, 2003:    Ontario vows to spend $720 Million in SARS related costs
May 29, 1832:    Quebec establishes a quarantine station on Grosse Isle
May 29, 1934:    last of Dionne Quintuplets is delivered by Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe.
May 29, 1990:    Abortion legal at all stages of pregnancy when physical or mental health of mother is endangered. Bill C-43
May 30, 1996:    Alberta agrees to ban extra-billing at private clinics.
May 30, 2006:    Toronto General Hospital receives a $37 Million from Peter Munk.
May 31, 1877:    Canadian Medical degrees now recognized by Britain.
May 31, 1970:    2,500 employees at Quebec private hospitals go on strike.
May 31, 2006:    Smoking banned in all Ontario and Quebec non-ventilated work and public places

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