- How FOAM is revolutionizing medical education
The Internet has given rise to FOAM—free open access medical education—and more and more doctors and students are turning to blogs and podcasts for information. Should we be worried?The Score: 0
- Why are kids waiting so long for mental health services?
Underfunding and fragmentation of children's mental health services mean families can wait 18 months and longer before finding help for their children.The Score: 0
- In health care, do the people in power reflect the people they serve?
WIth the current emphasis on patient-centred care, one would expect hospital boards in Ontario—and those of the LHINs—to look like the communities they serve. But they don't.The Score: 0
- In Ontario, do walk-in clinics complement—or compete with—primary care?
They duplicate service and offer little in the way of doctor-patient relationship. But for some Ontario patients, walk-in clinics are a critical option.The Score: 0
- Medical students who don't match through CaRMS: "It's like a scarlet letter"
The number of Canadian medical graduates who go unmatched for residencies has been rising year over year. Why is this happening and what needs to change?The Score: 0
- Are "happiness buttons" good for health care?
A lot of energy is poured into measuring patient experience, typically through long surveys. Can a simple button make the whole enterprise easier?The Score: 0
- Can Canada curb its too-high drug prices?
Changes to the way the PMPRB sets prices on brand-name medication may mean big savings for Canadians who take prescriptions drugsThe Score: 0
- Who are Ontario's personal support workers?
PSWs care for some of the most vulnerable people in the province. Yet there is still a lot that we don't know about them.The Score: 0
- Why patients pay taxes on medical marijuana—and have trouble getting it covered by insurance
More than 100,000 Canadians have prescriptions for medical cannabis, but most pay for it out of pocket. They also pay sales tax on it, and the government's proposing they pay even more.The Score: 0
- Why Canada needs more genetic counsellors
Genetic testing is more and more common—and more and more complex. We need qualified people to guide us through the implications and the results. But in Canada, we only train a handful of genetic counsellors each year.The Score: 0
- Four for four: Candidates for CMA president on responding to the feds' proposed tax changes
In the final installment of Healthy Debate's exclusive "Four for four" series, candidates for CMA president discuss the federal government's proposed tax changes on incorporated businesses.The Score: 0