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As you know, COA delivers COA Dispatch direct to your inbox each Tuesday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the COA Dispatch news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


Study: Medical residents yield to doctors' orders even when they're wrong — and patients suffer
National Post
It was, says Dylan Bould, the kind of case a doctor never forgets. As a junior resident in anesthesiology, he watched a senior trainee and supervising physician prepare to administer an anesthetic to a new mother suffering a serious blood infection. Dr. Bould says he was certain in his mind the woman could not tolerate the drug at that dose, but said nothing about his concerns.
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Long wait for hip replacement surgery in NS
Global News
It is a sign of the changing age of our population. More and more people are in need of hip replacements. With the increasing volume of people requiring the surgery, the wait times for the operation increases as well. Bill Buckley of Middle Sackville grunts as he struggles to push himself up from the kitchen table. He needs both his hips replaced and is faced with a long and grueling wait.
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Winnipegger takes to Twitter over poor Seven Oaks ER wait experience
CBC News
One Winnipeg woman was so disgusted by what she was witnessing in the Seven Oaks emergency room waiting area that she took to Twitter to vent her frustrations. It turns out her experience may not have been all that unique. "I tweeted for my own sanity, but it took on a life of its own," said Lisa Wevinger (@MsBehavior).
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Ottawa Hospital sharply reduces wait times for hip and knee replacements
Ottawa Citizen
Not long ago, patients needing hip replacements at The Ottawa Hospital faced the longest waits in the province. The wait for those who needed new knees wasn't much shorter. But that has changed dramatically in the past six months, according to the latest data posted to the government of Ontario's wait times website.
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On peut soigner des ligaments du genou déchirés sans opérer
Le Matin
On croit tomber, la jambe se tord, un «crac» retentit. On ne chute pas à coup sûr mais le genou «flotte» et se dérobe. A ski, une telle sensation est souvent le signe que les ligaments sont atteints. C’est ce qui a éloigné la skieuse Lindsey Vonn de la compétition durant près de deux ans. Chaque année en Suisse, selon l’assurance-accidents, près de 4400 personnes se déchirent le ligament croisé antérieur du genou (LCA). Le traitement? De la physiothérapie, des exercices à domicile et, parfois, une opération.
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