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"The auditor general also found patients with complex needs didn't receive transitional care at home within 24 hours, as required. In the year ending March 31, 2014, 47 per cent of patients in 14 CCACs weren't seen within a day after being released from hospital." Ontario must shape up homecare system, auditor general says. Read the full report here.


Transitioning to Value-Based Healthcare - Michael Decter interviews Omar Ishrak, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic.

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A Town Hall: Politics & Prescriptions: Should Canada Have a National Drug Plan? with Dr. Danielle Martin, Helen Stevenson, and Dr. Merrilee Fullerton. - 7 p.m. Tonight, Toronto, ON

University of Alberta team identifies diabetes 'dimmer switch'

Blood seeping from the walls, killer doctors: ICU hallucinations haunt a staggering number of patients

Most people will be misdiagnosed in their lifetime: report

Public largely ignorant of damage alcohol can cause unborn babies, says report

CodePlus: Physical Design Components for an Elder Friendly Hospital - Belinda Parke and Kathleen Friesen

Kiefer Sutherland narrates CBC'S Keeping Canada Alive, an unprecedented and powerful 24-hour snapshot of Canada's healthcare system

After hiking TB drug price from $500 a bottle to $10,800, company agrees to return rights to non-profit

CEO who raised price of 62-year-old pill $735 calls journalist a ‘moron’ for asking why

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