Reading time:4minutes To help organizations develop policies that meet the needs of patients and health-care professionals, a team of researchers put forward recommendations to respond to biased patients.
Reading time:3minutes A policy regulating the use of complementary or alternative medicine states the higher the potential risk to the patient for a particular treatment, the higher the level of evidence required.
Reading time:16minutes CPSO’s mandate is to regulate physicians in the public interest, but there are good reasons within our role as an advocate for quality patient care to be concerned when patients target physicians with abuse.
Reading time:5minutes Effective September 1, 2021, the CPSO Discipline Committee became the Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal (OPSDT) — a move that better signals its neutrality and independence from the College.
Reading time:10minutes For many people with terminal and life-threatening illnesses, there’s no place like home. We interview several doctors who dedicate themselves to making their patient’s last wish come true.
Reading time:5minutes As an office of ‘last resort,’ the Patient Ombudsman only deals with complaints that patients or their families have already tried to resolve somewhere else. Since COVID-19, the office has never been busier.
Reading time:2minutes Following the Medical Council of Canada’s decision to discontinue one of its qualifying examinations, CPSO Council passed, in principle, a registration policy to address the new landscape.
Reading time:2minutes A survey of 2,100 Canadian physicians found most intend to keep virtual care as a component of their post-pandemic practice — nearly a quarter expect to increase its use, while 4 in 10 expect it to remain the same.
Reading time:2minutes CPSO’s adoption of a process that allows us to flag low-risk issues of concern to physicians appears to correlate with a reduction in the number of investigations being conducted.