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10. Cecil H. Rorabeck accède à la présidence du Collège royal
The Bone & Joint Journal
Mar. 5, 2013: Cecil H. Rorabeck, OC, MD, FRCSC, est devenu le 42e président du Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada dans le cadre d'une cérémonie qui a eu lieu à Ottawa (Ontario), le 22 février dernier. Chirurgien orthopédiste et formateur ayant reçu de nombreuses distinctions, passionné par l'aide humanitaire, le Dr Rorabeck est reconnu dans le monde entier pour avoir fait progresser les arthroplasties de la hanche et du genou. « Les soins de santé traversent une période difficile, mais prometteuse, a déclaré le Dr Rorabeck. À titre de président, je veux aider le Collège royal à trouver des façons pratiques d'améliorer les soins aux patients et de faire avancer la formation tant au Canada qu'à l'étranger. »
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9. Boomers duty-bound to reduce health-care footprint
London Free Press
Mar. 5, 2013: During a routine physical in my family doctor's office a few years ago, he and I got to chatting about various men's health issues. We talked about the importance of more frequent physical exams as we age, common maladies such as high blood pressure and enlarged prostate glands, and the importance of regular exercise. And at that point, he made a comment that seemed startling but, upon reflection, intuitively sensible. Most men, he said, incur 90 per cent of all the health-care expenses they'll incur in their lives within their last year or so.
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8. Researchers: Routine hospital operations producing more waste than a family of four in a week
Canada.com
June 7, 2013: Operations to replace worn out knees in Canada are generating nearly half a million kilograms of surgical waste every year, according to a new study that says more needs to be done to "green" the nation's ORs. After conducting a waste audit of five knee replacements performed by a single surgeon in February 2010, researchers from Western University in London, ON, found that the average surgical waste per surgery was 13.3 kilograms.
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7. The Canadian medical profession is facing major upheaval
The Globe and Mail
Oct. 3, 2013: I don't think there's ever been a greater time for our profession to shine than right now, Louis Francescutti, the new president of the Canadian Medical Association, said at the outset of his inaugural address at the 146th annual meeting of the CMA. There are 78,000 doctors in Canada; that is more than there ever has been, in raw numbers and per capita. Physician income has climbed steadily in recent years; in some parts of the profession, gross income is up 30 per cent over the past decade.
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6. Canadian health care is far from universal
Ottawa Citizen
Sept. 24, 2013: Here's a disturbing reality. Health care in Canada isn't as good as you think it is. How much you pay for the drugs you need depends on where you live. You'll wait a lot longer for a knee replacement or cataract surgery if you live in some provinces than in others. The same goes for getting a doctor's appointment.
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5. Doctors: Canadian healthcare needs structural changes or else
Metro News
June 18, 2013: Programs to curb hospital wait times have had little effect on five key trouble spots said a physicians group as it issued a report saying "progress has stalled" for Canada's health care system. "Not only has there been no progress over the last year in wait times in any of the five priority areas," said Dr. Chris Simpson, a Kingston, ON, cardiologist and chair of the Wait Time Alliance, "in many instances Canadians are waiting longer now than they were two years ago."
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4. Ottawans lured to NY hospital for hip, knee replacements
CBC News
Oct. 1, 2013: A hospital in upstate New York is marketing speedy knee and hip replacements to patients in Ottawa. The Alice Hyde Medical Centre is hoping to capitalize on wait times for knee and hip replacements in Ottawa, which is more than 220 days on average. The centre is located in Malone, New York, about a two-hour drive southeast of Ottawa.
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3. How to loosen up hospital wait times? Here's what medical specialists recommend
Ottawa Citizen
Aug. 20, 2013: The Wait Time Alliance, which represents physicians in more than a dozen medical specialties across Canada, has pondered this complicated question. The group found some answers in a report from the Organization for Economic Development, which looked at what other industrialized countries were doing to untangle wait-time knots. Here were three of the findings.
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2. Cecil H. Rorabeck becomes new Royal College President
The Bone & Joint Journal
Mar. 5, 2013: Cecil H. Rorabeck, OC, MD, FRCSC, recently became the 42nd president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada at a ceremony held in Ottawa, ON. A highly-decorated orthopaedic surgeon and educator with a passion for humanitarian aid, Dr. Rorabeck is recognized worldwide for his groundbreaking work in hip and knee replacement surgeries. "These are challenging times in health care, but exciting as well," said Dr. Rorabeck. "As President, I want to help the Royal College forge practical solutions to improve patient care and advance training across Canada, but also worldwide."
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1. If specialists can't find jobs, the health system needs radical surgery
The Globe and Mail
Oct. 22, 2013: It was only a decade ago that headlines in Canada were filled with pessimism about the nation's critical doctor shortage. Wait times for specialists were increasing, doctors were leaving for the U.S. and patients couldn't find a family doctor. Yet, a recent study from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada notes that now, one in six new health specialists cannot find work.
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