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Online patient reviews of EDs and urgent care centers inform care delivery

The internet has changed how consumers experience health care. People now search the Internet for information on a particular health problem they may be having, for example. In fact, 6 in 10 people said they turned to the Internet...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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Hotly anticipated since The Cannabis Act (C-45) paved the way for the legalization of recreational marijuana products, the second act began with the government’s recent release of draft regulations for cannabis...

source: CMAJ

A prominent Nova Scotia doctor is calling on the government to bring some health-care decision-making back to Cape Breton. The province amalgamated nine regional health authorities into a single body in 2015 with four geographic zones.

source: CBC News

A revamped emergency department helped Georgian Bay General Hospital handle an influx of patients over the holiday season. While the hospital’s emergency room is used to dealing with 117 visitors per day, the facility saw an average...

source: Simcoe.com via Midland Mirror

A long-term care patient who occupied an emergency department bed in a Halifax hospital for roughly two weeks “isn’t a new problem,” says Chris Parsons. “There’s been no significant increase in the number of long-term care beds in the province...

source: The Chronicle Herald

The social media post was terse, likely written in haste, but it captured the frustration, desperation and anger of a doctor struggling to do what she trained for, under conditions that conspired against her. There is “nothing short of a crisis in our (Cape Breton)...

source: The Chronicle Herald

In Canada, health care may be portable across the provinces, but health records are not. An editorial published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal calls for a national electronic health record for all Canadians. It also suggested that it's time for health care to...

source: CBC News

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