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From its founding in 1968 with David Sackett as its first Department Chair, CE&B has grown, diversified, and established an international reputation through the rigour and impact of its research and education programs. While famed for its roots in evidence-based medicine and clinical trials, the department’s strengths now add up to much more than the CE&B name suggests. Continued

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Deborah Cook receives the 2015 Elizabeth J. Latimer Prize

Dr. Deborah Cook received the 2015 Elizabeth J. Latimer Prize in Palliative Care. This award is given to one whose work continues to pave the way for continued growth and improvement of end-of-life care in the region. More ►

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Thomas Agoritsas research holds promise to revolutionize shared decision-making in the doctor's office

Traditional decision aids to help patient-doctor discussions have drawbacks, but a new electronic model developed by McMaster researchers (lead author Thomas Agoritsas) holds promise of revolutionizing shared decision-making in the doctor's office with the touch of an electronic tablet More ►

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Dr. John You is the lead author of the study about end-of-life discussions.

The most important barriers to discussions with seriously ill hospitalized patients and their families about goals of care have been outlined by a research team led by Dr. John You; paper published in JAMA. More ►

Dr. Andrew Costa is the first holder of the new Schlegel Chair in Clinical Epidemiology and Aging more ► The Globe and Mail and The Record published Dr. Gordon Guyatts' piece on activity-based hospital funding where Canada is warned to tread cautiously. more ►
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Meta-analysis led by HRM PhD student, Nathan Evaniew, may change the practice of minimally invasive disc surgery more ►

CE&B researchers awarded new Canada Research Chairs | Guillaume Paré, Mohit Bhandari, Sarah McDonald more ►

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