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  • Radiotherapy wait times for patients with a diagnosis of invasive cancer, 1992-2000 

    Johnston, G. M., V. L. MacGarvie, D. Elliott, R. A. D. Dewar, et al. 2004. "Radiotherapy wait times for patients with a diagnosis of invasive cancer, 1992-2000." Clinical and Investigative Medicine 27(3): 142-156.
    Purpose: To study the wait times for cancer patients from the time of diagnosis to consultation with a radiation oncologist (T1), from consultation to radiotherapy (T2) and from diagnosis to radiotherapy (T3) in the ...
  • Raising the "glass ceiling" for ethnic minority women in health care management 

    Kumar, R., and G. Johnston. 1999. "Raising the "glass ceiling" for ethnic minority women in health care management." The Journal of health administration education 17(2): 97-109.
    Ethnic minority women are well represented in the work force and in the health care system in general, but do not have a similar level of representation in the management sector. This paper explores three strategies for ...
  • Toward population-based indicators of quality end-of-life care - Testing stakeholder agreement 

    Grunfeld, Eva, Robin Urquhart, Eric Mykhalovskiy, Amy Folkes, et al. 2008. "Toward population-based indicators of quality end-of-life care - Testing stakeholder agreement." Cancer 112(10): 2301-2308.
    BACKGROUND. Quality indicators (QIs) are tools designed to measure and improve quality of care. The objective of this study was to assess stakeholder acceptability of QIs of end-of-life (EOL) care that potentially were ...
  • Towards using administrative databases to measure population-based indicators of quality of end-of-life care: testing the methodology 

    Grunfeld, Eva, Lynn Lethbridge, Ron Dewar, Beverley Lawson, et al. 2006. "Towards using administrative databases to measure population-based indicators of quality of end-of-life care: testing the methodology." Palliative medicine 20(8): 769-777.
    This study is concerned with methods to measure population-based indicators of quality end-of-life care. Using a retrospective cohort approach, we assessed the feasibility, validity and reliability of using administrative ...
  • Trends in the place of death of cancer patients, 1992-1997 

    Burge, F., B. Lawson, and G. Johnston. 2003. "Trends in the place of death of cancer patients, 1992-1997." Canadian Medical Association journal 168(3): 265-270.
    Background: Although many patients with cancer would prefer to die at home, most die in hospital. We carried out a study to describe the yearly trends in the place of death between 1992 and 1997 and to determine predictors ...
  • Trends in the referral of the elderly to a comprehensive palliative care program 

    Johnston, G., F. Burge, and B. Lawson. 2002. "Trends in the referral of the elderly to a comprehensive palliative care program." Journal of palliative care 18(3): 210-210.
    No abstract available.
  • Using Vital Statistics Death Data for Hospice Palliative Care Planning: An Example from Nova Scotia, Canada 

    Johnston, Grace, Alison Zwaagstra, David Henderson, and Lynn Lethbridge. 2010. "Using Vital Statistics Death Data for Hospice Palliative Care Planning: An Example from Nova Scotia, Canada." Journal of palliative care 26(3): 235-235.
    No abstract available.
  • Variation in delivery of palliative radiotherapy to persons dying of cancer in Nova Scotia, 1994 to 1998 

    Johnston, GM, CJ Boyd, P. Joseph, and M. MacIntyre. 2001. "Variation in delivery of palliative radiotherapy to persons dying of cancer in Nova Scotia, 1994 to 1998." Journal of Clinical Oncology 19(14): 3323-3332.
    Purpose: To examine sociodemographic and clinical variables associated with provision of palliative radiotherapy (RT) to persons dying of cancer. Methods: The Novel Scotia Cancer Registry was used to identify 9,978 adults ...
  • Variation in the use of palliative radiotherapy at end of life: examining demographic, clinical, health service, and geographic factors in a population-based study 

    Lavergne, M. R., G. M. Johnston, J. Gao, T. J. Dummer, et al. 2011. "Variation in the use of palliative radiotherapy at end of life: examining demographic, clinical, health service, and geographic factors in a population-based study." Palliative medicine 25(2): 101-110.
    Palliative radiotherapy (PRT) can improve quality of life for people dying of cancer. Variation in the delivery of PRT by factors unrelated to need may indicate that not all patients who may benefit from PRT receive it. ...
  • Where a cancer patient dies: The effect of rural residency 

    Burge, FI, B. Lawson, and G. Johnston. 2005. "Where a cancer patient dies: The effect of rural residency." Journal of Rural Health 21(3): 233-238.
    Context: Surveys indicate 50% to 80% of cancer patients would choose to die at home if possible, although far fewer actually do. In Nova Scotia (NS), cancer deaths occurring out-of-hospital increased from 19.8% in 1992 ...