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New program getting resident physicians up to speed on quality improvement, patient safety in Saskatoon Health Region

“Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.” – Hippocrates, 460-370 BC With its Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Training program, Saskatoon Health Region is equipping resident physicians to both do good and prevent harm. This new program orients residents to the objectives of quality improvement, with a big emphasis […]
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Faster attention for patients with stroke symptoms in Regina Qu’Appelle

People with stroke-like symptoms – who have been assessed and referred to Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s Stroke Prevention Clinic for preventative follow up – are now seen by the clinic within an average of three to four days post-referral, rather than the previous six to eight. “We’re providing timely care in a more efficient way […]