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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.


Toronto doctor smacks down U.S. senators' myths about Canadian health care
Toronto Star
Danielle Martin's cellphone has been vibrating non-stop. That's because the Toronto doctor's name has been trending on social media ever since her bold appearance before a U.S. Senate subcommittee where, according to the Los Angeles Times, she set one "smug" senator straight about the myths and misunderstandings surrounding Canada's health system.
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Some patients may benefit from hip resurfacing over replacement
Washington University in St. Louis
When a person loses mobility because of arthritis, surgeons can replace the faulty hip joint with a new one. A new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that a different procedure called hip resurfacing may be a better option for some patients, particularly those who are young and active.
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Canadian invention to clean hospital rooms may save 10,000 lives a year
CTV News
It's being called a silent epidemic, killing about 8 – 10,000 Canadians each year. Hospital rooms that aren't able to get completely clean between patients are responsible for people getting what are called hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA, C. difficile and E. coli among other infections. And it isn't a small problem, it affects about five per cent of patients. But Canadians may just have the solution.
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New smartphone app could reduce wait times for patients
Global News
A Halifax doctor is working on a new app to reduce waiting times for hip and knee replacement patients. Dr. Michael Dunbar is an orthopaedic surgeon who is dissatisfied with the province's long waiting times. "We see a lot of patients waiting a long time to see us and a lot of patients, when they get here, are often told they didn't need to see us," he said.
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Les médecins ne sont pas trop payés
La Presse
À l'aube d'une campagne électorale et à la suite du dépôt du budget provincial, le contrôle des dépenses en santé est revenu à l'ordre du jour. Le salaire des médecins occupe depuis quelques jours une part significative de l'espace médiatique et plusieurs ont fait un rapport de cause à effet entre cette rémunération et les problèmes d'accessibilité.
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