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Population prevalence of high dose paracetamol in dispensed paracetamol/opioid prescription combinations: an observational study
BACKGROUND: Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is generally considered a safe medication, but is associated with hepatotoxicity at doses above doses of 4.0 g/day, and even below this daily dose in certain populations. METHODS: ...
Grace Johnston (Draft Profile)
Sub-Saharan Africa's HIV pandemic
Longitudinal studies and household surveys suggest that sub-Saharan Africa's (SSA's) HIV/AIDS crisis is not a pandemic of the poor but rather one of inequalities, where wealthier individuals are more likely to be infected ...
Towards using administrative databases to measure population-based indicators of quality of end-of-life care: testing the methodology
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 ...
Impact of comorbidity and healthcare utilization on colorectal cancer stage at diagnosis: literature review
Purpose Individuals diagnosed with cancer close to death have low access to enrollment in palliative care programs. The purpose of this literature review was to assess the usefulness of pre- diagnostic comorbidity and ...
Radiotherapy wait times for patients with a diagnosis of invasive cancer, 1992-2000
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 ...
Effectiveness of letters to Cape Breton women who have not had a recent Pap smear
Nova Scotia, and especially Cape Breton, has high cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates. Letters were sent to 15,691 unscreened and 6,995 under-screened women from Cape Breton Island encouraging them to obtain a ...
Interprofessional learning modules at Dalhousie University
Interprofessional education has been advocated to improve teamwork in the health sector. This paper reports on the first two years of operational experience by a School of Health Services Administration (SHSA) with ...
Analytic framework for clinician provision of end-of-life care
Four dimensions for the provision of end-of-life care by clinicians were identified from a review and synthesis of the Canadian family physician and palliative care literatures. These dimensions are: clinician-patient ...
Diabetes and Palliative Care
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