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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.


Winnipeg doctor disciplined for sending patients to ER
CBC News
In a rare move, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) has disciplined a doctor for sending patients to the emergency room without examining them himself — a practice the CPSM says can contribute to long waits in the ER. Dr. Leonard Elia Lockman was censured by the CPSM at the beginning of May because he sent 10 patients to the St. Boniface ER without properly assessing how sick they were.
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A (really) inside look at hip reshaping surgery
CBC News
As baby boomers try to stay active, more and more are pursuing surgery as a means of maintaining mobility. Last year there were 59,946 knee replacements and 49,503 hip replacements requiring hospitalization in Canada, and many more surgeries for less extensive surgeries. Jeff Crawford went in for day surgery to reshape his hip earlier this month, and he let CBC Ottawa come along to chronicle the experience.
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Woman demands reimbursement from Peterborough hospital for wait time
CBC News
An Ontario woman wants to be reimbursed for waiting nearly 90 minutes for an injection she says would take a minute. Leslie Ellins, a financial planner from Buckhorn, ON, claims four patients were scheduled to see the same doctor at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on April 14. Ellins says she was made to wait while the doctor and his staff took a lunch break, but says the final straw was being asked to pay $25 for a cortisone injection that had previously been offered for free.
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N.B. doctors sound alarm on overcrowding in hospitals
CTV News
A group of New Brunswick doctors is sounding the alarm about overcrowding in the province's hospitals, saying the situation has evolved into a full-blown crisis. Dr. Pam Mansfield says that's the only word to describe what's happening at her hospital and others, especially given developments this past winter and spring. "I don't want to use the word crisis loosely," she said.
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L'orthopédie en vedette au Petit musée BMP
Journal le Guide
Le Petit musée BMP présente dès le mois de mai — et pour le reste de l'année — une exposition inédite sur l'histoire de l'orthopédie au centre hospitalier de Cowansville. L'exposition met l'emphase sur les bienfaits de ces chirurgies, qui améliorent la vie des gens de façon significative, tout en rendant hommage aux employés, à l'équipe médicale, au personnel infirmier et aux bénévoles du réseau de la santé qui offrent des soins indispensables à la population de Brome-Missisquoi.
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