The following is a review of developments affecting health care in CanadaThe information is updated the first week of every month - so ... make this a regular stop in your information gathering activities.
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Healthcare in Canada - May 2002
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) analysed chronic care needs in Ontario, by studying data from the province's 140 continuing care facilities from 1997 to 2001, they compared newly admitted patients to those already in the system. They found new patients tended to have more health problems, with more diagnoses per patient and that patients entering Ontario's chronic care hospitals are sicker, more depressed and less mobile than in the past. A national program for tracking information about chronic-care patients was initiated by CIHI in April.
The Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS), which in three years has trained 350 surgeons, is developing a two-way tele-mentoring/tele-robotics link to teach remote surgeons advanced techniques. The project will help increase the availability of minimally invasive surgery in rural areas, reducing the need to transport surgery patients long distances to urban centres. CMAS, with the help of $1 million from the Canada Health Infostructure Partnerships Program, will install telecommunications and tele-robotic surgery equipment in Yellowknife, Chicoutimi, Que., and North Bay, Ont.
Healthcare in Canada - April 2002
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