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Posted: 05/24/2013 8:36 AM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 05/24/2013 8:58 AM | Updates
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority will be in Ottawa Tuesday to meet with MPs and tell them about the success of two healthcare improvement projects.
One project increased the use of home dialysis by 28 per cent since its implementation in 2007, saving the provincial health system $3.2 million. Manitoba has the highest prevalence of dialysis use in Canada and the WRHA encourages patients to use the home dialysis service provided by the Manitoba Renal Program because it provides patients with better outcomes and reduces costs.
Home dialysis was declining as a preferred option in Manitoba before the project, led by Dan Skwarchuk, executive director of Health Integration and Innovation at the WRHA, developed evidence-informed intervention strategies.
Another WRHA improvement project reduced the use of antipsychotic medication by seniors in a personal care home by 10 per cent, saving $10,000. The pilot program was able to achieve this without any increase in behavioural symptoms or rise in the use of personal restraints.
Updated on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8:58 AM CDT: Corrects typo in headline, corrects capitalization in Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
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