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7 papers 0 to 25 followers A small collection of articles to promote Read and SHIRP to Physicians who enter practice in Saskatchewan through SIPPA.
By Valerie Moore SHIRP offers a subset of University of Saskatchewan resources to all healthcare practitioners in the province free of charge
Amber A P Bacenas, Chelsey A Ricketts, Jonathan Berkowitz, Nadine R Caron
INTRODUCTION: We sought to assess awareness of, exposure to and interest in general practitioner (GP) surgery and enhanced surgical skills (ESS) among family practice residents in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. METHODS: We distributed a survey to all family practice residents at 4 universities in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The survey assessed demographic information, awareness of and exposure to GP surgery or ESS during training, and interest in pursuing formal ESS training...
2015: Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
Lauren Vogel
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August 11, 2015: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
Gabe Lafond, Charlene R A Haver, Valerie McLeod, Sharon Clarke, Beth Horsburgh, Katherine M McLeod
RATIONALE: In Canada, Aboriginal people, particularly First Nations experience significant health disparities and a lower health status compared with the non-Aboriginal population. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the demographic and clinical characteristics of First Nations patients admitted to hospitals in Saskatchewan, and the acute care services used by First Nations compared with non-First Nations, specifically hospital length of stay...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
O Oluwole, S P Kirychuk, J A Lawson, C Karunanayake, D W Cockcroft, P J Willson, A Senthilselvan, D C Rennie
Current knowledge regarding the association between indoor mold exposures and asthma is still limited. The objective of this case-control study was to investigate the relationship between objectively measured indoor mold levels and current asthma among school-aged children. Parents completed a questionnaire survey of health history and home environmental conditions. Asthma cases had a history of doctor diagnosed asthma or current wheeze without a cold in the past 12 months. Controls were age and sex-matched to cases...
April 24, 2016: Indoor Air
Obeyaa Ampofo-Addo, Haizhen Mou, Rose Olfert, Donna Goodridge
INTRODUCTION: Residents of Saskatchewan, particularly those in rural communities, have less access to family physician services than people in other parts of the country. This is partly due to the difficulty of attracting and retaining physicians. The objective of this study was to understand the major factors that influence the location decisions of family physicians in Saskatchewan. METHODS: We employed a mixed-methods approach, including a questionnaire survey of family physicians and interviews with individuals from stakeholder health agencies...
2016: Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
John Moraros, Mark Lemstra, Chijioke Nwankwo
PURPOSE: Lean is a widely used quality improvement methodology initially developed and used in the automotive and manufacturing industries but recently expanded to the healthcare sector. This systematic literature review seeks to independently assess the effect of Lean or Lean interventions on worker and patient satisfaction, health and process outcomes, and financial costs. DATA SOURCES: We conducted a systematic literature review of Medline, PubMed, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Web of Science, ABI/Inform, ERIC, EMBASE and SCOPUS...
April 2016: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Betty Mutwiri, Christine Witt, Christina Denysek, Susan Halferdahl, Katherine M McLeod
The Saskatchewan Leadership Program (SLP) was developed based on the LEADS framework and aligned with Lean management to build leadership renewal and sustainability conducive to transformational change in the Saskatchewan health system. This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of the SLP, including experiences and lessons learned.
January 2016: Healthcare Management Forum
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