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2012-06-27 17:45:21

Taxpayers could save millions of dollars if hospitals and provincial governments harmonized their prescription drug plans, new research suggests. Hospitals in Canada manage their formularies — the list of generic and brand-name drugs they dispense — independently. Yet many patients are discharged on medications they will have to purchase through publicly funded drug benefits programs. Dr. Chaim Bell, a physician and researcher at St. Michael's Hospital and scientist at the...

2012-04-25 00:07:12

Some ophthamologists charge 8 times more than others A new study has found huge variations in what ophthalmologists charge for a device used in one of the most common surgeries in Ontario. While universal insurance covers the cost of cataract surgery and implanting an artificial lens, some ophthalmologists charge extra for implanting a special lens deemed not "medically necessary" or for related tests. This would include lenses that correct refractive issues such as farsightedness....

2011-05-31 15:36:16

Research shows wait times for private clinics may be shorter than the public system but quality of patient care may be suffering Private health clinics across Canada providing weight-loss surgeries are offering much shorter wait times but at a hefty cost and at the expense of quality patient care, according to a new study led by St. Michael's Hospital physician Dr. Chaim Bell. "The private clinics in Canada offer adjustable gastric banding surgery "“ a weight-loss procedure that...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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