Bonnie Larson is Family Physician at Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) Health Centre
Recently I called the emergency department from my outreach clinic in an urban shelter. Near the end of the day, the nurse mentioned that one of the clients staying there, a young aboriginal woman I will call Ms. Rain, was supposed to follow up on an abnormal lab result from a few days earlier. As I looked the patient up on the ancient clinic laptop, I thought about the promise I had made to my daughter that morning to try to be home by suppertime. I willed the computer to load the results a little faster so I could get home to my family.
The February 17th issue summary podcast is presented by Dr. Kirsten Patrick, deputy editor, and Dr. Matthew Stanbrook, deputy editor.
Dr. Patrick and Dr. Stanbrook discuss the following:
Adverse outcomes among patients co-prescribed clarithromycin and statins
Cost-effectiveness of screening for hepatitis C
Sofosbuvir to treat hepatitis C
Unsanctioned travel restrictions related to Ebola
Caring for Aboriginal patients
Alicia Priest (1953-2015) on living with ALS
Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, Instacast, or your favourite aggregator. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page. Our podcasts are also released on cmaj.ca and here on the blogs.