Choosing Wisely Talks | Care Close to Home: What Rural and Remote Communities Can Teach Us About Using Health care Resources Wisely

Add to Calendar 2020-11-4 12:00:00 2020-11-4 13:00:00 America/Toronto Choosing Wisely Talks | Care Close to Home: What Rural and Remote Communities Can Teach Us About Using Health care Resources Wisely COVID-19 has demonstrated that providing care closer to home is long overdue. Rural and remote clinicians and patients have to make challenging prioritization decisions around where, when and why to access resources given limited capacity and medical travel considerations. In November’s Choosing Wisely Talks, we hear from experts in rural medicine on the re-organization of care for in-person and virtual visits. Experts will discuss creative approaches to optimize care outside the walls of the clinician’s office or hospitals. Event Link: https://choosingwiselycanada.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsde2grDIqEtLeLjU2BlaqaZXAq3GfZjeC Register in advance! Details in event descripton info@choosingwiselycanada.org

This month, we’re talking appropriateness in rural medicine. COVID-19 has demonstrated that providing care closer to home is long overdue. For populations in rural and remote communities, there are unique challenges including prioritization decisions around where, when, and why to access resources given limited capacity and medical travel considerations. What can we learn from these approaches in the context of COVID-19 related cancellation of surgeries and backlogs in services? And what impact has COVID-19 had on access to care for rural and remote communities?

In November’s Choosing Wisely Talks, we hear from Dr. Sarah Cook, a family physician in Yellowknife and Co-Clinical Champion of the Choosing Wisely Northwest Territories campaign. Dr. Sarita Verma, Dean, President, and CEO of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, will provide commentary and reflections following the presentation.

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