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Mythbusters is a series of articles that summarize the best available evidence to challenge widely held beliefs about issues in Canadian healthcare. They were developed from 1998 to 2013. Note, that information was current as of the published date.

 

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01 / Jun / 2003
Myth: The cost of dying is an increasing strain on the healthcare system
Care in the last year of life is not so much “spending on the dying” as it is just providing regular medical care for people who have serious health problems.
01 / Sep / 2002
Myth: Bigger is always better when it comes to hospital mergers
While the intuitive appeal of “bigger is better” in hospital mergers is powerful, it’s clear the empirical evidence is weak and the potential for negative outcomes significant.

ACE project focuses on assessing, preventing and managing delirium

In assessing delirium, Osler achieved screening rates of more than 90 percent, with nurses administering the CAM tool. Detection of delirium was accurate more than 80 percent of the time.

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