Tag Archives: University of Toronto

A New Quality Improvement Manual (HQIP) Plus an Investigation Into Online Repositories of Quality Improvement (BMJ Quality and Safety / BMJ / King’s Fund)

Summary Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has produced a guide to the main twelve quality improvement (QI) methods. Section headings comprise: Introduction: Purpose. Definition of ‘quality’. Good governance. Regulation, accreditation and inspection. Patient involvement in quality improvement. Collaboration for quality … Continue reading

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International Variations in Cancer Referrals and Cancer Survival (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary An international survey of 2795 GPs across six countries indicates that patients with possible cancer in the UK are less likely to be referred immediately for tests or to specialists, compared with comparable countries. UK cancer survival rates are … Continue reading

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Latrepirdine for Alzheimer’s Disease: Systematic Review (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)

Summary This systematic review investigated the potential of Latrepirdine as a disease-modifying intervention for Alzheimer’s Disease. The evidence suggests, so far, that Latrepirdine has no beneficial effect on cognition and / or function in patients. The authors of this review … Continue reading

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Lancet Seminar on Parkinson’s Disease (Lancet / Advances in Integrative Medicine / Translational Proteomics / Parkinson’s UK / BBC News)

Summary Coinciding with Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2015 (April 20th – 26th 2015), the following Lancet review / seminar covers the clinical features, risk factors, pathology, genetics, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Full Text Link (Note: This article requires … Continue reading

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Physical Inactivity and Obesity Compared as Causes of Mortality (BBC News / American Journal of Clinical Nutrition / Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

Summary A 12-year study involving more than 300,000 people suggests that lack of exercise could be responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity in Europe. It is estimated that 676,000 deaths per year are attributable to inactivity, compared with … Continue reading

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Quality Improvement in Health Care: Animation / Video (IHI / University of Toronto)

Summary The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has released an entertaining and inspirational animated whiteboard video which introduces the concept of Quality Improvement (QI). This animation clarifies the rationale and application of QI approaches in health care. “IHI collaborated with … Continue reading

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Reducing Antipsychotic Prescribing for BPSD (BMJ / JAMA / JAMA Psychiatry / BJCP)

Summary This BMJ “Change page” article discusses the potential harms associated with use of antipsychotics in people with dementia, and covers guidelines recommending restrictions in their use. Risperidone is the antipsychotic recommended for use in the treatment of aggression associated … Continue reading

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