More PR From the Health Quality Council of Alberta

Just before Christmas the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) released the Continuity of Patient Care Study. It’s a disturbing report.

Disturbing, because it uses the case of Greg Price, a 31-year-old cancer patient, to highlight problems with patient flow. Greg died after 59 weeks of multiple hand-off’s, poor communications, and excessive delays. This makes for difficult reading.

Greg’s father is quoted as saying: “We believe he died prematurely because of multiple gaps and failures in the so called system of healthcare in Alberta . . . The healthcare system should provide continuous, collaborative . . .care.”  <Read Entire Story>

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