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Health Studies
Anna Walsh

HLTB03H3Y: Foundations in Health Department of Health Studies University of Toronto at Scarborough Winter 2011 Instructor: Anna Walsh. Term: Winter 2011: Wednesdays 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Lecture Room: Room HW216. E-mail: [email protected] March 30, 2011 Pharmaceutical Industry and Research Ethics. Chs. 22 and 23. Current Events: Risk-benefit analysis done when going to the physician and being prescribed pharmaceuticals Most patients are getting priority procedures on time and medically recommended wait times Wait times for procedures are shorter in the largest provinces (BC, ONT, and QC) 98% of all Cdns who needed cancer radiation treatment received it in a clinically recommended time frame 98% in NS and 100% in Manitoba Cataract surgery 83% ppl received it on time; 48% in Alberta and 98% in New Brunswick Better wait times reported for hip replacement than knees o 84% for hips with PEI at 90% o Best place for knee placement is 93% Bypass surgery in prescribed wait times Problems with diagnostic scans and waiting longer for MRIs than CT scans In Ont. Increasing patient access to certain cancer drugs o Policy change comes after 35 year old woman fighting to get a certain drug perceptin o Insurance only paid for the drug when tumour for breast cancer was only one cm whereas hers was a cm. o Jill Federal govt has created MS monitoring system in response to Paolo Zambonis controversial treatment which targets blood flow in the brain and cardiovascular problems MS affects ppl in the ages 20-40 o Collect clinical and demographic information in Cda o Monitor symptoms o Effective therapies o Understanding of Paolo Zambonis treatment o Need to have data to support the theory and efficiency of the treatment o Need to properly replicate that treatment findings 1
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