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Tarek Loubani's and John Greyson's freedom is our freedom: an OM editorial by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Two Canadians, Dr. Tarek Loubani and Professor John Greyson, were arrested on August 16th in Cairo, Egypt. They remain in prison, without formal charges. They are 9 da ... Read on »
Media release: Defining hospitalist physicians using clinical practice data by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Defining hospitalist physicians using clinical practice data: a sy ... Read on »
Opening medicine by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you’re on our Facebook group (and if you’re not, you should get on right away ), or following this blog, or even if you ever read the daily newspaper, you’ll have ... Read on »
Help bring Dr. Loubani home by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Dear Open Medicine community, if you've been watching the news you'll have seen that Foreign Affairs has just confirmed that two Canadians were arrested in Cairo ... Read on »
Curing what ails us by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Who will champion the CMA’s health policy recommendations? The Canadian Medical Association, which has lately been taking a far more social determinants-focused ... Read on »
Synchronizing research into HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The latest issue of Open Medicine is not our usual research paper or comment piece. This week, we are proud to feature the proceedings of the Afri-Can Forum, which ... Read on »
Open access and academic freedom by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This week The Guardian has an insightful piece on the risks and rewards of open access publishing for academic freedom. It's a thoughtful take on it all and worth re ... Read on »
Obesity, disease and the social determinants of health by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy With the American Medical Association’s recent decision to reclassify obesity as a disease (it was previously "a condition"), the Canadian Medical Association may we ... Read on »
Overstating the case by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Andre Picard has a great piece in today's Globe and Mail. It's summed up pretty well in the headline, " Take news of cancer 'breakthrough' with a big grain of salt " ... Read on »
Media release: Herpes zoster as a marker of underlying malignancy by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Herpes zoster as a marker of underlying malignancy Today, Open ... Read on »
Media release: Probiotics vs. C.difficile and diarrhea—a systematic review by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Probiotics for the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea an ... Read on »
Good night Dr. Morgentaler by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Henry Morgentaler died this morning, at home, at 90. Dr. Morgentaler has had a Tommy Douglas-scale influence on health policy in Canada. Beginning in 1967 when h ... Read on »
How to Fix Canada's Health Care System by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Therese Stukel and David Henry, two lead authors on this week's OM paper , argue on the Huffington Post blog that Canada's health care system requires urgent reform, ... Read on »
Making an impact: the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Open Medicine has just signed onto a brand-new, worldwide declaration called the San Francisco Declaration On Research Assessment , or DORA for short. The declaratio ... Read on »
Improving chronic disease management by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Providing better care for patients with chronic disease requires well-connected networks , each consisting of a primary care provider, specialists, and hospitals. Id ... Read on »
Media release: Multispecialty physician networks in Ontario by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Multispecialty physician networks in Ontario This week, Open M ... Read on »
The Canadian Medical Association: From Profit to Equity by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy   The recent annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association was remarkable for a number of reasons. Most notably, for its explicit focus on health equity and ... Read on »
Dr. Frances Kelsey and Thalidomide: Standing up for evidence based medicine by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy July 24 marked Dr. Frances Kelsey’s 98th birthday. Dr. Kelsey is a true medical hero from North America (‘North America’ is more befitting as I consider her a true C ... Read on »
Why I had to interrupt the Minister: Don't cut refugee health care by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When Minister Diane Finley spoke in London on Thursday, I stood up and interrupted her in the name of my fellow physicians and our refugee patients who have long ... Read on »