Saskatchewan successfully implementing best practices

Ehman, Amy Jo
April 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/10/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 8, p1072
Academic Journal
The article reports that Saskatchewan in Canada is successfully implementing best practices in the treatment of diabetes and coronary artery disease. It is mentioned that there is an increase in the number of patients receiving the recommended drugs in the province and a decrease in the waiting time to see the physician. Saskatchewan Medical Association is also recommending the provincial government to increase the fees of physicians who follow best practice guidelines and document the results.


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