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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.


Canadian doctors missing glaring signs of sepsis
National Post
New warnings are being sounded that doctors are missing signs of sepsis, a potentially catastrophic condition that hospitalizes tens of thousands of Canadians a year, killing up to a third of them. A review by the body that defends doctors accused of malpractice identified 327 cases involving sepsis — including 204 deaths — that closed between 2009 and 2013.
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The COA Mourns the Loss of Dr. Carroll A. Laurin
COA
Dr. Laurin was director of the orthopedic programs at the University of Montreal and at McGill University. Part of his legacy will ensure that research is a living part of the training of future orthopedic surgeons in both Universities. He was responsible for the medical aspect of the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976 and was a member of the Medical Section of the Central Committee of the Olympic Games. He was President of the Canadian Orthopedic Association.
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Showing surgeons 'massive' cost of disposable supplies leads to big savings for hospitals
National Post
During brain operations at Toronto Western Hospital, neurosurgeons used to squirt fibrin glue — a special coagulating substance — to quickly staunch routine bleeding. The cost of that squirt: $364. Now, except in emergencies, doctors simply apply pressure for five minutes to get similar results. It takes slightly longer, but it's free.
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Winnipeg : une attente de 37 jours pour les soins à domicile
Radio-Canada
Les Winnipégois doivent attendre en moyenne 37 jours pour obtenir des soins de santé à domicile, conclut le vérificateur général du Manitoba, Norm Ricard, dans un rapport. Ces programmes provinciaux sont censés aider les personnes âgées et celles qui se rétablissent d'une maladie pour qu'elles vivent de façon autonome à la maison au lieu d'être à l'hôpital ou dans un foyer de soins prolongés.
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'Zombie report' on health-care innovation in Canada gets new life
Globe and Mail
David Naylor, head of an expert panel for the federal government that saw its months of work on health-care innovation quietly buried last week by way of a recent afternoon release, is not ready to concede its death just yet.
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