Jeremy Petch, Emily Latourell & Andreas Laupacis

Dr. Jeremy Petch is a research coordinator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital.  He holds a PhD in Philosophy from York University and a graduate diploma from the Ontario Training Centre in Health Service and Policy Research, specializing in biomedial ethics and health policy.  His doctoral work focused on the intersection of ethics, law and public policy in the regulation of genetic screening technologies.  Jeremy was previously a research associate at the Institute for Work and Health, where he researched the health of the Long Term Care workforce, geographical variation in workplace injury, and the health of very young workers.  Follow Jeremy on Twitter @JeremyPetch Emily Latourell is a MBA student at McMaster University. Dr. Andreas Laupacis is the Executive Director of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital and a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a general internist whose interest in health care is driven by his experiences as a consumer, practitioner, researcher and involvement in health care governance. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Health Quality Ontario and a Board Member at Cancer Care Ontario. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Policy and Citizen Engagement. He is convinced that the health care system would be better if there is more informed input from citizens. Follow him on Twitter @AndreasLaupacis

Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author

Improving the appropriateness of diagnostic tests

The number of diagnostic imaging tests performed on Canadian patients has been increasing rapidly in recent years. Although the cost of each test is small, the aggregate costs add up quickly. The costs have become sufficiently large that both doctors and the government have raised questions about whether all the tests that are being performed…