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Low adherence to controller medications and the preventable burden of asthma

Low adherence to controller therapies is an important contributor to the fact that asthma remains uncontrolled in a large proportion of patients—despite the fact that for most patients, effective and inexpensive controller therapies are readily available.

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Steve Kanters and Logan Trenaman
C2E2 Students receive CIHR Doctoral Awards

Steve Kanters (left) has received a CIHR Doctoral Research Award under the Drug Safety and Effectiveness priority announcement and Logan Trenaman was given a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award (CGS-D), also through CIHR.

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C2E2 will be the hub for national health economics research program in chronic respiratory diseases

C2E2 scientist Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi is chosen as the leader of the Health Economics Platform of the recently-established Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN).

 

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People in Profile: Tania Conte

Meet Tania — every small step taken has opened up a brighter future.

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Evaluating Canada’s 48-hour hip surgery benchmark, comparing patient outcomes after different surgery wait-times

Comparing patient outcomes after different surgery wait-times.

A new Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded study will identify if patients benefited from having hip fracture surgery within 48-hours of admission, the national benchmark adopted by Canada’s health ministers in 2005. The study, led by VCHRI researchers Dr. Boris Sobolev and Dr. Pierre Guy, seeks to provide evidence for the changes in hospital care that are required to prioritize access to the procedure.

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Low health literacy tied to high morbidity and mortality rates

Dr. Iraj Poureslami, VCHRI researcher and associate member of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation

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Rethinking the future of health care in Canada

A new book, Health Care Federalism in Canada, provides an up-to-date analysis of the current health care policy. From the book's review: "Now that Ottawa has left health care to the provinces, what is the future for Canadian health care in a decentralized federal context? 

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Asthma’s drain on the workplace

Uncontrolled asthma is not only a burden for sufferers – it’s also a drain on Canadian productivity, even when the people who struggle with it show up for work.

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