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August 22, 2000 / le 22 août 2000

CMAJ 2000; 163(4)

Highlights of this issue

Despite alarmist headlines claiming a crisis in health care in British Columbia, Samuel Sheps and colleagues report that changes in overall health care use by elderly people have been small in the last 2 decades (page 397). Noralou Roos discusses this and other gaps between media reports and the facts (page 411).

(Graphic courtesy of Hugh Malcolm)

Smoking during pregnancy

  Editorial • Éditorial
381 Of genes and stars
383 Des gènes et des étoiles

387 Letters • Correspondance [PDF]
Instructions to correspondents

  Research • Recherche
393 Necrotizing fasciitis in children in eastern Ontario: a case-control study
T. Hsieh, L.M. Samson, M. Jabbour, M.H. Osmond
397 Hospital downsizing and trends in health care use among elderly people in British Columbia
S.B. Sheps, R.J. Reid, M.L. Barer, H. Krueger, K.M. McGrail, B. Green, R.G. Evans, C. Hertzman
403 When should hypertension be treated? The different perspectives of Canadian family physicians and patients
F.A. McAlister, A.M. O'Connor, G. Wells, S.A. Grover, A. Laupacis

  Commentary • Commentaire
411 The disconnect between the data and the headlines
N.P. Roos
412 Variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease and the Quebec blood supply
M. Germain, F. Décary, J. Chiavetta, M. Goldman
414 New guidelines for barbiturate-containing analgesics: Don't start, and help stop!
W. McLean

  Review • Synthèse
417 Rheumatology: 7. Basics of therapy
S.H.K. Huang
425 Drug-resistant tuberculosis
R. Long
429 Capturing zebras: what to do with a reportable case
S.M. Wright, C. Kouroukis

The Left Atrium • De l'Oreille Gauche
  • The Left Atrium is on vacation

432 News and analysis • Nouvelles et analyses [PDF]

483 Deaths • Nécrologie

  Heart & Soul • Gens de cœur
484 East meets West in busy Edmonton practice
H. Kent

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