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How would your orthopaedic department benefit from additional funding?
Create a team of walkers for the 2013 Hip Hip Hooray! and you decide how funds will be invested into your own community. Hip Hip Hooray! is a fun walk for bone and joint health whereby participants count their steps to raise money through the use of a pedometer between Oct. 16-20, 2013. Participating is easy, to learn more about how your orthopaedic department and/or clinic can benefit, click here.
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Que ferait votre service d'orthopédie d'un apport de fonds supplémentaire?
Formez une équipe de marcheurs à l'occasion de la campagne Hip Hip Hourra! 2013, et c'est vous qui déciderez de la façon dont les fonds recueillis seront investis dans votre collectivité. Hip Hip Hourra! est une marche amusante pour la santé des os et articulations. Du 16 au 20 octobre 2013, les participants compteront leurs pas à l'aide d'un podomètre en vue de recueillir des fonds. Pour savoir de quelle façon votre service ou cabinet d'orthopédie pourrait aussi bénéficier de tels fonds, cliquez ici.
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Didn't attend the COA 2013 Annual Meeting? Catch up on what you missed through the COA Live Learning Center
If you missed the Annual Meeting this year, there's still time to access the valuable content that was presented at the event. The COA Live Learning Center connects you to recordings of our most informative educational sessions so you can experience the latest industry education.

If you're a COA member, you can take full advantage of your membership with complimentary session recordings until November 13, 2013. Not a COA member? You can purchase recordings for only $99!

Visit the COA Live Learning Center now to experience content from our 2013 Annual Meeting.

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Vous avez manqué la Réunion annuelle 2013 de l'ACO? Rattrapez-vous grâce au COA Live Learning Center!

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OMeGA Medical Grants Association accepting applications
OMeGA Medical Grants Association is accepting applications for 2013-2014 residency/core competency innovation grants through Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 5pm CDT. Grants up to $20,000 are intended to encourage a program's creativity and innovative thinking to enhance the education experience while promoting the six core competencies:

• Patient care
• Medical knowledge
• Practice-based learning and improvement
• Interpersonal and communication skills
• Professionalism
• Systems-based practice

Click here to learn more. Register in the OMeGA Residency GLM (Grant Lifecycle Manager) to start the process now. Visit or e-mail for more information.

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 In the News / Dans les nouvelles

CMA calls for national review of physician supply, demand
Employment challenges for new physicians took centre stage at the Canadian Medical Association's general meeting, as doctors called for a national health care resources strategy to better meet emerging needs across the country. "A comprehensive national prediction model is needed to anticipate the needs of the Canadian population," said Dr. Jesse Pasternak, chair of the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents' health human resources committee.
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Canadian doctors to identify questionable — and possibly harmful — tests and procedures
Canada's doctors will begin compiling lists of questionable or worthless tests and procedures that offer little benefit, and possible harm, in a move some doctors say could lead to a "sea change" in patient care. At the annual general meeting of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) in Calgary, delegates voted overwhelmingly to strike a working group to come up with a list of tests, interventions and procedures in every specialty of medicine "for which benefits have generally not been shown to exceed the risks."
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Nouveaux pouvoirs aux pharmaciens : Une facture de 100 millions $ pour l'État
Les nouveaux pouvoirs octroyés aux pharmaciens vont coûter quelque 100 millions $ par année à l'ensemble des contribuables. L'évaluation provient de l'ex-ministre de la Santé, Yves Bolduc, le père de la loi 41, qui donne aux pharmaciens le pouvoir de prescrire et ajuster certains médicaments à compter du 3 septembre.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    How to loosen up hospital wait times? Here's what medical specialists recommend (Ottawa Citizen)
Swiss blend of public and private health care results in lower wait times, less cost than Canada (The Nelson Daily)
Healthcare costs plateaued in 2012 but set to rise (Benefits Canada)

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Rapport Vertes : Des Albertains ont eu un accès préférentiel à des soins de santé
Des Albertains ont effectivement eu un accès préférentiel aux soins de santé, a conclu le commissaire John Vertes dans le rapport incluant 12 recommandations, au terme d'une enquête qui a duré plusieurs mois. Le juge à la retraite a toutefois estimé non-fondées les allégations selon lesquelles des gens riches et avec de bons réseaux échappaient habituellement à la file d'attente pour être soignés plus rapidement.
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Pharmaciens : Qui paiera pour les nouveaux actes médicaux?
Les Québécois pourraient bientôt devoir payer de leur poche pour consulter un pharmacien. C'est du moins la menace brandie par les pharmaciens propriétaires, qui craignent voir apparaître une brèche au principe de la gratuité des soins de santé, si Québec ne clarifie pas les règles du jeu d'ici le 3 septembre.

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Healthcare costs plateaued in 2012 but set to rise
Benefits Canada
The increase in the cost of employer-sponsored health and dental benefits plateaued in 2012, but expenses are expected to swell again due to the prevalence of high-cost specialty drugs and the aging of the population, according to a survey. A Towers Watson study shows that for active employees, the overall employer healthcare spend increased just 2.1 per cent in 2012, down from 2.7 per cent the previous year and far below the double-digit increases seen not so long ago.

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Health officials turn sights on reducing wait times for CT scans
Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa hospitals have some "astonishingly excellent" numbers when it comes to wait times, says Ontario's minister of health and long-term care. "But there are some that are not good enough," Deb Matthews said in an interview. Hospitals in Ottawa worked hard for a year to clear out a backlog of MRI scans that was the worst in the province. That problem is almost licked.

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