Keeping patients out of the hospital is a priority – but does this negatively impact their caregivers?

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  • Ihor Petelycky says:

    Much of the caregiver distress is due to lack of information and effective communication with the healthcare system, social and community services. Caregivers are a shadow support system that in many cases are the ones with the most complete understanding of a patient’s challenges and needs. Let’s work toward making their job easier.

  • Reham Abdelhalim says:

    A very insightful article. Well done.

  • James Fleming says:

    I found this article both insightful and relevant given my “caregiving” responsibilities with my late fiancé. You’ve done a good job in pointing to a lot of variables!

    • Sara Shearkhani says:

      Thanks James; it means a lot coming from you with a deep personal experience.


Sara Shearkhani


Sara Shearkhani is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation of University of Toronto.

Walter Wodchis


Walter Wodchis is a professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at University of Toronto, and the Research Chair in Implementation and Evaluation Science at Trillium Health Partners’ Institute for Better Health (IBH).

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