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... roughly half of Ontarians aren’t able to see their doctor on the same day that they call.
By Hedieh Javaheri and Nirusan Rajakulendran


Want Improved Healthcare Performance? Treat Canadian Doctors Like Finnish Teachers

By Steven Lewis (Essays, 2013)

... few Canadian doctors ... think and act like Finnish teachers. For that to be the norm, we, the public, will have to choose them wisely, educate them rigorously, expect much from them, provide them with superb working conditions, trust them, and celebrate their achievements.

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Healthcare collapse predicted in Canada

Want more family doctors? Change how they work and get paid, says B.C. researcher

Managing work-related mental health conditions in family medicine

Montreal politician faces backlash after venting online about doctor wearing 'a veil'

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Healthcare Quarterly Volume 21, Number 4
Special Focus on Building Effective Primary Care Systems 
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CFHI Patient Stories: Lower dose of antipsychotics tells a story of good care becoming better care

Province-wide expansion of program helps improve lives of NB seniors living with dementia. Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics (CFHI)

The best hospital in the world – The Mayo Clinic. Number 7 - Toronto General Hospital.

Essays on Family Doctors from the Longwoods Archives:

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - Registration to Open Soon
8.00 am to 9.00 am: Join us for breakfast at 7.30am
Arden Krystal, President and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre,
Dr. Brendan Carr, President & CEO, William Osler Health System
Modrated by: Will Falk

Topic: Health System Reform and Lessons from BC
Location: Toronto, ON
Sponsors: CFHI, Medtronic, Deloitte, All Scripts and SickKids

Speakers in 2019 include:
  • Barbara Collins, President & CEO, Humber River Hospital
  • Bernard Lord, CEO, Medavie
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Healthcare Quarterly Vol. 21, No. 4, 2019

A Quality Improvement Strategy for Family Practice
Grace Moe, Kristy (Hao) Wang and Soudarat Kousonsavath

Five Alberta family practices were the first of their kind to pursue Accreditation Canada’s Primary Care Accreditation in 2013–2015. This study examines the impact of accreditation as a quality improvement strategy for community-based/fee-for-service family practices. Costs and human resources burdens aside, clinics saw benefits in accreditation-incented QI initiatives and formal recognition of clinic excellence, albeit antecedent.


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  • Wendy Hansson to President and CEO, Sault Area Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
  • Jane de Lacy to Associate Vice President Clinical Operations, William Osler Health System, Brampton, ON
  • Connie Fleese to Director Clinical Information Services, Halton Healthcare, Oakville, ON
  • Barry Burke to Business Development, Canada Health Infoway, Toronto, ON
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  • Gary Bloch to Senior Fellow, Wellesley Institute, Toronto, ON
  • Paula McArthur to Senior Manager, Victorian Order of Nurses, Ottawa, ON
  • Diane Brennan to Board, Island Health, Victoria, BC
  • Peter Imperioli to Associate Director, Systems, Medical Education, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • Thomas Jones to Clinical Director, Safe Harbour Family Treatment Homes, Markham, ON
  • Todd Duhamel to Acting Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • Patrick D. Smith to head the Centre of Excellence on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and Related Mental Health Conditions, The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Ottawa, ON
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