Reta French

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BACKGROUND End-of-life (EOL) discussions remain difficult in non-terminal patients as death is often perceived as a taboo and uncertainty. However, the call for proper EOL discussions has recently received public attention and media coverage. Evidence also reveals that non-terminal patients are more satisfied with health-care encounters when EOL has been(More)
A two-hospital system reported widely disparate Cesarean section rates in its component institutions. Statistical analysis determined that the apparent discrepancy was due primarily to patient-related factors. When risk-adjusted, both hospitals' rates were indistinguishable from expected rates. Reporting Cesarean section rates without appropriate risk(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the knowledge and perceptions of fourth-year medical students regarding the new models of primary health care (PHC) and to ascertain whether that knowledge influenced their decisions to pursue careers in family medicine. DESIGN Qualitative study using semistructured interviews. SETTING The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry(More)
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