- Why do people have to wait 12 years for an ethnic nursing home?
Ethnic nursing homes offer residents familiarity and comfort and have even been shown to offer better quality of care. So why aren't there more of them?The Score: 0
- Direct Funding means freedom for many people with disabilities. Is it accessible enough?
Direct Funding allows people to hire and manage their own staff, giving them control over their schedules and lives. But the wait list is as long as a year.The Score: 0
- Is it ethical for doctors to ask their own patients for research consent?
The traditional way of obtaining informed consent can be cumbersome and hinder enrollment. A new model is simpler—and some even say more ethical.The Score: 0
- Why can't you access your health record online?
The technology is available for patients to securely see their health records online. But despite the many benefits, most Canadians don't have access yet.The Score: 0
- Uninsured patients in Ontario: People get sicker, the system pays more
There are an estimated half-million people in Ontario who do not have access to OHIP, mostly for reasons tied to their immigration status. Why is the system set up this way? And what does it end up costing us?The Score: 0
- Drug access navigators are a lifeline for cancer patients. But are they also a sign of a broken system?
More and more drug access navigators are being hired by hospitals to help get cancer patients the medicines they need. There's no question that they help patients immensely, but what does that say about our health care system?The Score: 0
- How patients are changing health care accreditation
Patients are increasingly involved in the accreditation of health care organizations, including, most recently, as members of evaluation teams. Here's a look at what kind of difference they can make.The Score: 0
- Early intervention in schizophrenia saves lives. But are enough people receiving it?
The concept of early intervention helped turn schizophrenia into an illness people can recover from, and the evidence about its outcomes is increasingly strong. But too many people aren't accessing it quickly enough.The Score: 0
- 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