Health-care fix needs innovative thinking

Another means of relieving the pressure on the emergency room physician would be the introduction of physician assistants to the province’s health care system similar to what exists in New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba…more.

They might not be doctors, but these health-care professionals say they could be doing more

Kevin Dickson, for instance, is a physician assistant in the emergency department at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton.

The role is considered a “physician extender,” sort of akin to a lifelong medical school resident. Working under the supervision of a doctor, the physician assistant takes on tasks and patients as delegated by his or her supervisor. They can also write prescriptions…more.

PAs can reduce wait times for orthopedic surgeries in New Brunswick

Letter to the Editor: N.B. to spend $3 million on improving wait times for orthopedic surgeries. Published February 13, 2018 for The Canadian Press and featured on the Canadian Healthcare Network – http://www.canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca/healthcaremanagers/news/n-b-to-spend-3-million-on-improving-wait-times-for-orthopedic-surgeries-36119?utm_source=EmailMarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Healthcare_Newsletter_Thursday…more.

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