UBC study: Reduce hospital readmissions to lower health care costs
Finding ways to lower readmission rates for patients discharged from hospital could reduce unnecessary health-care spending and improve patient care, according to UBC research.
Jan 28, 2016
South African healthcare workers face greater risk for TB, HIV
A large study of South African healthcare workers reveals major gaps in workplace protection against tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis.
Feb 14, 2014
Unpaid and invisible: Canada’s young caregivers
When Kai Bighorn was in high school, he spent more time counting pills for his dad than doing “normal teenage things.”
Nov 1, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
Ongoing relationship with care provider key for patients with a chronic condition: UBC study
People with a chronic condition such as diabetes or arthritis may find themselves taking on a more active role in maintaining or improving their own health if there is an […]
Apr 28, 2011
Long-term use of anti-anxiety drugs continues in B.C. despite known health risks: UBC study
Drugs to treat anxiety and sleep disorders are still being prescribed for extended periods to British Columbian patients – and increasingly so for baby boomers – despite warnings against long-term use, according to a University of British Columbia study.
May 20, 2010