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First, an interview with Dr. Sacha Bhatia, cardiologist at Women’s College Hospital and UHN in Toronto and Director of the Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care. In a CMAJ research article (open access), Dr. Bhatia and colleagues found that preoperative ECG and chest radiography were performed more frequently than suggested in guidelines. Using routine health records for 1.5 million people, the authors found considerable variation in rates across institutions, which was not explained by patient- or institution-level factors.

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