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Transforming Health System Performance from a Scientist-marathoner’s Perspective



Kerry Kuluski, in interview with Ross Upshur, discusses her undertakings in her journey from being a social worker to a scientist. Her goal is to improve health system performance for people with multimorbidity and their caregivers. This is a fascinating talk as it explains how looking at data sets and trying to analyze them is not the only way to meet the needs of people, especially the ones who are “stuck in transition”.  She also draws interesting parallels between marathon training and grant writing! Continue reading Transforming Health System Performance from a Scientist-marathoner’s Perspective


Lessons from Elderly Care in the UK



Jon Glasby in interview with Ross Upshur, discusses his research focused on understanding and responding to “inappropriate” emergency hospital admissions of older people.

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Why is it so difficult to access care for patients with multimorbidity?



Julia Ho in interview with Ross Upshur talks about her recent article “It’s a fight to get anything you need”—accessing care in the community from the perspectives of people with multimorbidity, published in  Continue reading Why is it so difficult to access care for patients with multimorbidity?


The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 2



Ross Upshur further examines evidence from a scientific, philosophical and ethical viewpoint in the second part of the podcast “Concept of Evidence in Healthcare”. Throughout the discussion, he presents practical Continue reading The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 2


The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 1



Ross Upshur explores a very important concept in modern healthcare: “The Concept of Evidence” in this and the next podcast. He talks about evidence and what it means to base decision on evidence. He would also Continue reading The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 1


Polypharmacy – Part 2



Ross Upshur discusses the problems with polypharmacy and looks at some proposed solutions to the problem in the second part of the two podcasts on the subject.

 

 


Polypharmacy – Part 1



Ross Upshur is examining the issues related to medications use, polypharmacy and deprescribing in patients with multiple chronic conditions in this and the next podcast. He examines some of the issues that arise in clinical practice and tries to explain the phenomenon. In the second podcast he looks at some proposed solutions to the problem.


An Introduction to Complexity



Ross Upshur discusses how the care of patients with multiple concurrent chronic conditions and social determinants pose substantial challenges for both primary care providers and health systems and how his research lead to the creation and implementation of an inter-professional model of care to address the issue.