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Senior pedestrians (those aged 65 or older) have the highest risk of being killed in a traffic crash.” For more information to bring to the dinner table see this Transport Canada report.


Shortening the Queue by Jumping it by Paul Faguy

Off the Cuff

Dr. Duckett on Jumping the Queue (The latest news): The original video presentation

Wait List Management: a library of resources.

Canadian Healthcare Supply Chain from Revolution to Evolution: Peter Goodhand

Captured Fugitives - Office of Inspector General U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General - December 11, 2012. Healthcare Fraud in the USA.

Summaries of Allegations - Ontario College of Pharmacists  -  December 10, 2012. Alleged Healthcare Fraud in Canada.

How Does eHealth Support an Integrated Healthcare System? R. Girard presents eHealth in Manitoba [slide deck].

Pick up a hard copy of Lessons Learned in Changing Healthcare by Paul Batalden for only $20.00. Cash and carry at Breakfast with the Chiefs on December 12

Peggy Leatt, PhD
Sixteen years ago today (it's December 11, 2012) Peggy Leatt approved our plan for the journal Hospital Quarterly. She simply said: “Looks Great.” That also meant she would begin her tenure as editor in chief. Peggy quickly assembled an editorial advisory board with many of its members still serving us in that role today. Her position unofficially transformed into a larger function that included the continued development of new journals, a letters programs, healthcare rounds, our monthly early morning breakfast briefings and ‘e’ services that were all designed to contribute to “better health.” We are indebted to Peggy for applying brilliance, subtlety in effecting change and unwavering support for an unknown publishing house with nothing more than an idea and some feeble research on foolscap. With one small suggestion that research was finessed and turned into a document of consequence. She was and is our protagonist and intellectual powerhouse with high standards and -- not the least of it -- an academic with a penchant for taking risks.  We will have several related announcements in the coming weeks. Look for them. Add your comments, write

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Healthcare Quarterly
Developing a Physician Engagement Agreement at The Ottawa Hospital: A Collaborative Approach

Reflections on Leadership in Healthcare: The Past 50 Years
Nursing Leadership
Healthcare Policy
World Health and Population




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  • Dr. Marc Ruel to Chief of Cardiac Surgery, The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Howard Alper reappointed as Chair of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Mandy Spencer to Director on the board of The Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Kenora, ON
  • Dr. Alison Bested to BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre as the inaugural medical director of the Complex Chronic Diseases Program, Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. Wee-Shian Chan to Head, Department of Medicine;  Lead, Obstetric General Internal Medicine Group; and Clinician, Obstetric General Internal Medicine for BC Women’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
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