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St. Michael’s Family Health Team wins award for unique approach to patient engagement

Creating the best care experiences means considering all elements of a patient’s time in our care and working together with them to understand and improve the quality of the care they receive. St. Michael's Hospital’s Academic Family Health Team was recently honoured by the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario for doing just that.
Oct 25 / 2019

Forty per cent of people did not visit a family doctor after being released from prison, finds study analyzing 2010 Ontario data

About 60 per cent of people who were in Ontario’s prison system were seen by a family doctor in the two years after being released from prison compared to 85 per cent of people in the general population, according to a new study published today in Canadian Family Physician.
Oct 15 / 2019

Kawartha Lakes and Alliston joins DFCM as new clerkship training sites

University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine medical students will soon be able to learn from doctors and health professionals at Ross Memorial Hospital in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Stevenson Memorial Hospital in the community of Alliston in the Town of New Tecumseth.
Oct 9 / 2019

Distributing essential medicines for free resulted in a 44 per cent increase in adherence, some improved health outcomes: study

A new study out of St. Michael’s Hospital’s MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions found that distributing essential medicines at no charge to patients resulted in a 44 per cent increase in people taking their medications.
Oct 8 / 2019