Patterns of Physician Retirement and Pre-Retirement Activity: A Population-Based Cohort Study

Lindsay Hedden, M. Ruth Lavergne, Kimberlyn M. McGrail, Michael R. Law, Lucy Cheng, Megan A. Ahuja and Morris L. Barer

CMAJ December 11, 2017 189 (49) E1517-E1523; DOI:


Syncope and Presyncope as a Presenting Symptom or Discharge Diagnosis in the Emergency Department: An Administrative Data Validation Study

Staples JA, Vadeanu C, Gu B, Erdelyi S, Chan H, Brubacher JR.

Can J Cardiol. 2017 Dec;33(12):1729-1732. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2017.08.026. Epub 2017 Sep 11.

Airway Diseases and Health Literacy (HL) Measurement Tools: A Systematic Review to Inform Respiratory Research and Practice

Shum J, Poureslami I, Wiebe D, Doyle-Waters MM, Nimmon L, FitzGerald JM; Canadian Airways Health Literacy Study Group.

Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Oct 27. pii: S0738-3991(17)30587-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2017.10.011



To identify and evaluate asthma/COPD measurement tools that assess any of the five health literacy (HL) domains: (1) access, (2) understand, (3) evaluate, (4) communicate, and (5) use, as well as numeracy.


People in profile: Asif Raza Khowaja

Meet Asif–award-winning maternal health researcher who is inspired by his son.

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Helmet Regulation in Vietnam: Impact on Health, Equity, and Medical Impoverishment

Olson Z, Staples JA, Mock C, Nguyen NP, Bachani AM, Nugent R, Verguet S. Helmet regulation in Vietnam: impact on health, equity and medical impoverishment. In: Mock CN, Nugent R, Kobusingye O, Smith KR. (eds.) Injury prevention and Environmental health. Disease control priorities. Vol. 7.  3rd ed. Washington, DC: The World Bank; 2017. p. 213-221.

Mortality by Timing of Hip Fracture Surgery - Factors and Relationships at Play

Katie Jane Sheehan, PhD, Boris Sobolev, PhD, and Pierre Guy, MD

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017;99:e106(1-9). DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.17.00069

Margaret McGregor Appointed Board Member for Vancouver Coastal Health

A health authority board of directors helps ensure that British Columbians receive the best possible care in an efficient, well-managed public health-care system. Boards are responsible for the governance and management of health services in the province. They work with health authority leadership to establish the organization’s overall vision and ensure there is appropriate community consultation. Boards also regularly review the organization's long-term plans, look at significant issues affecting the organization and evaluate results.

Innovation in Healthcare: Lines of Sight to Policy and Practice

Dr. Noseworthy’s lecture will address learning healthcare systems seeking to achieve elevated levels of performance. Key characteristics of high performance will be posed, and their line of sight discussed from innovation, research evidence and measurement to effective actions in clinical policy and practice. Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) in Alberta will be used as exemplars. Current day observations and suggestions will be offered for three policy issues needing attention in the Canadian healthcare system: primary health care, waste and affordability.