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August 21, 2001
August 21, 2001 / le 21 août 2001
CMAJ  2001:165(4)

In this issue, Marko Simunovic and colleagues report on waiting times for care among patients treated by surgeons affiliated with regional cancer centres in Ontario (page 421), and John Sampalis and coworkers discuss the impact of waiting times on the quality of life of patients awaiting coronary artery bypass grafting (page 429).

Highlights of this issue


   •  Editorial
   •  Letters
   •  Research
   •  Commentary
   •  Review
   •  The Left Atrium
   •  News
   •  Deaths
   •  Heart & Soul





  Editorial • Éditorial
389 Harm reduction: closing the distance
391 La réduction des dommages : refermer l'écart

395 Letters • Correspondance
Instructions to correspondents
  • Total hip replacement: need far exceeds supply — D. Hunter, D. Robertson [HTML / PDF]
  • Cisapride and the Vanessa Young inquest — W. Arnott [HTML / PDF]
  • The accidental cell phone user — E.J. Therien [HTML / PDF]
  • Corticosteroids and avascular necrosis of the femoral head — A. Knight [HTML / PDF]; response: M.D. McKee et al [HTML / PDF]
  • The ethics of anonymous chart reviews — J. Kaczorowski, J. Sellors [HTML / PDF]; response: J. Lemelin, et al [HTML / PDF]
  • Capping off an era [Correction]
  • ORs closed after Aspergillus discovered at Royal Vic [Correction]

  Research • Rechèrche
405 Unsafe injection practices in a cohort of injection drug users in Vancouver: Could safer injecting rooms help?
E. Wood, M.W. Tyndall, P.M. Spittal, K. Li, T. Kerr, R.S. Hogg, J.S.G. Montaner, M.V. O'Shaughnessy, M.T. Schechter
415 Hospital utilization and costs in a cohort of injection drug users
A. Palepu, M.W. Tyndall, H. Leon, J. Muller, M.V. O'Shaughnessy, M.T. Schechter, A.H. Anis
421 A snapshot of waiting times for cancer surgery provided by surgeons affiliated with regional cancer centres in Ontario
M. Simunovic, A. Gagliardi, D. McCready, A. Coates, M. Levine, D. DePetrillo
429 Impact of waiting time on the quality of life of patients awaiting coronary artery bypass grafting
J. Sampalis, S. Boukas, M. Liberman, T. Reid, G. Dupuis
  Research Letter • Exposé de recherche
434 Challenges in family practice related to informed and shared decision-making: a survey of preceptors of medical students
W. Godolphin, A. Towle, R. McKendry

  Commentary • Commentaire
436 Safe injection facilities in Canada: Is it time?
T. Kerr, A. Palepu
438 Informed and shared decision-making: the crux of patient-centred care
W.W. Weston
439 No mere theory: Olli Miettinen's "The modern scientific physician"
J. Hoey, A.M. Todkill
441 The modern scientific physician: 1. Can practice be science?
O.S. Miettinen
443 Science misapplied: mandatory addiction screening and treatment for welfare recipients in Ontario
P.B. Berger

  Review • Synthèse
445 Transmission and postexposure management of bloodborne virus infections in the health care setting: Where are we now?
B.W. Moloughney

454 The Left Atrium • De l'oreille gauche [HTML]
  • Almost as good as it gets (A.M. Viens reviews Joseph Heath's The Efficient Society) [PDF]
  • A. Healey mourns a classmate and friend [PDF]
  • S. Telenko on jade treasures [PDF]
  • S. Gupta warms up the stethoscope [PDF]

461 News • Nouvelles
  • New triage system cuts prisoner visits to ERs, reduces threats against staff [HTML / PDF]
  • McGill students combine poetry, prose in remembering "their cadavers" [HTML / PDF]
  • Direct-to-consumer prescription drug ads getting bolder [HTML / PDF]
  • Drug advisory: famotidine (Pepcid) [HTML / PDF]
  • Chile bans asbestos, others to follow? [HTML / PDF]
  • Quebec clears way for use of aerial pesticides to combat West Nile virus [HTML / PDF]
  • Asthma research claims life of test participant [HTML / PDF]
  • Conference Report: Putting patient safety on the health care agenda [HTML / PDF]
  • Internet a prime venue for snake-oil sales of "health products" [HTML / PDF]
  • Pulse: Almost 1 in 2 Canadians says health system needs major surgery [HTML / PDF]
  • On the Net: Dissecting on the Internet [HTML / PDF]
  • Universities becoming a breeding ground for businesses [HTML / PDF]
  • Clinical Update: Economy-class syndrome? [HTML / PDF]
  • Public Health: Accidental falls from heights [HTML / PDF]

511 Deaths • Nécrologie
  Heart & Soul • Gens de cœur
512 An activist in practice and politics
A. Silversides

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