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With 2013 coming to a close, COA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a very safe and happy holiday season.

As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide COA Dispatch subscribers with a look at the most-read news stories. That means, over the next two weeks, we'll count down the Top 20 articles for the year!

Your regular news publication will resume on Tuesday January 7, 2014.

L'année 2013 tire à sa fin, et l'ACO saisit cette opportunité pour souhaiter à ses membres, partenaires et autres professionnels de l'industrie, de joyeuses fêtes de fin d'année.

En jetant un regard rétrospectif sur l'année écoulée, nous souhaitons offrir aux abonnés de 'Dépêche de l'ACO' l'opportunité de passer en revue nos articles phares en 2013. En d'autres termes, au cours des deux prochaines semaines, nous allons vous proposer les 20 meilleurs articles de l'année !

La publication de votre bulletin d'informations reprendra normalement le mardi 7 janvier 2014.





20. Study: Number of specialized doctors who are unemployed growing
Toronto Star
Oct. 15, 2013: Heart surgeons, radiation oncologists and eye doctors are among a growing number of specialized physicians who can’t find work in Canada despite long wait times for surgeries and appointments. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons is warning the crisis may lead to another round of brain drain, and a more recent phenomenon called "brain waste," that describes what happens when new specialists work several part-time jobs, none of which allows them to practice the full spectrum of skills they are trained to perform.
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19. B.C. residents healthiest in Canada, despite the province spending less on medical care
The Vancouver Sun
May 28, 2013: British Columbians can take pride in being the Swedes of Canada, boasting the best lifestyle habits and health status in the country. That's one of the findings of a Conference Board of Canada report titled Paving the Road to Higher Performance: Benchmarking Provincial Health Systems. The report accords B.C. an A grade, "on the strength of having the healthiest population in Canada."
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18. Toronto doctors say no to free samples from drug firms
Toronto Star
Oct. 29, 2013: Dr. Nav Persaud took the unusual step on Monday evening of emptying a cabinet full of drugs into two garbage bags. The drugs in question were free samples that pharmaceutical reps had given to a family practice clinic at St. Michael's Hospital for distribution to patients. "We decided as a group that it would be better for patients and better for trainees if we stopped distributing pharmaceutical samples," explained Persaud, who led the charge.
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17. Un chirurgien affirme que des demandes pour éviter la liste d'attente sont courantes
Radio-Canada
Jan. 15, 2013: Un spécialiste de la chirurgie du genou, à Calgary, affirme qu'il est courant que des patients tentent d'utiliser leurs relations afin d'éviter la liste d'attente dans le système de santé albertain. Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi, de l'Acute Knee Injury Clinic, a témoigné devant la Commission Vertes sur le favoritisme pour accéder aux soins de santé. Selon lui, les tentatives pour éviter la file d'attente sont monnaie courante, car le système de santé ne fonctionne pas bien.
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16. Hospitals struggling to keep up with need for hip and knee replacement surgeries
Toronto Star
Mar. 26, 2013: Hip and knee replacements in Canada are rising at a rate that is outpacing the ability of hospitals to keep up with demand, according to a report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. An aging population, rising rates of obesity and osteoarthritis, and improvements in surgical practice and technology that make more people candidates for the procedure are all contributing to the rising need for joint replacement surgeries.
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15. Énoncé de position de l’ACO sur le sous-emploi des diplômés en orthopédie
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Oct. 22, 2013: L'Association Canadienne d'Orthopédie (ACO) admet que le chômage élevé chez les diplômés en orthopédie est un grave problème pour la profession et sa capacité à servir la société en général. Elle estime en outre tout à fait inacceptable qu'une telle situation perdure.
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14. Money a major obstacle to improving surgery waits
The Daily Kamloops News
July 5, 2013: A Health Council of Canada progress report showing longer surgical wait lists reaffirms that the system needs to do better, Interior Health's medical director for surgery said. Dr. Andy Hamilton said the health authority is working on patient flow, finding efficiencies and managing surgical wait lists. Without more money, it's a difficult goal to achieve.
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13. B.C. First Nation poised to build luxury private hospital to serve medical tourists and wealthy Canadians
National Post
Oct. 3, 2013: A Kelowna, B.C., First Nation is poised to build a 100-bed luxury private hospital serving medical tourists and the wealthy, becoming the first Canadian band to seek profit in private health care. The chief of the Westbank First Nation wouldn't comment on the proposed facility until the deal is ready to move forward.
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12. The public cost of health-care waiting lists
The Globe and Mail
Mar. 12, 2013: This story will sound all too familiar to the many Canadians suffering from what our health care system labels "non-urgent" maladies. Last year, a family member was diagnosed with spinal ailments that have worsened to the point where his mobility is severely impaired and he is in constant pain. After nine frustrating months trying to get an appointment, a spinal neurologist recently confirmed the need for surgery and my relative was placed on a waiting list.
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11. Report: Changes needed to reduce fatigue of Canada's medical residents
CTV News
Aug. 2, 2013: For doctors-in-training, long hours and a lack of sleep have long been considered rites of passage into the world of medicine. Now, in the largest Canadian study of its kind, researchers have found the gruelling schedules of medical residents can pose a major risk to their health. The National Steering Committee on Resident Duty Hours has just released the first comprehensive report on how much fatigue is too much for doctors who have completed medical school and are now training in hospital residence programs under the supervision of experienced physicians.
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