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Anesthesiology


Preoperative Testing for Low Risk Patients Preoperative diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests have little value for asymptomatic patients under-going low-risk non-cardiac surgeries. PLP examined the use of pre-op testing in Alberta to determine the frequency at which it occurs and to identify possible areas where it can be reduced or eliminated.

Family Medicine


Clinical Queries: Atypical Antipsychotics in the Elderly Participants received information on the provincial trends for prescribing atypical antipsychotics in seniors and also a snapshot of the prescribing patterns in their own elderly patients.

Diagnostic Imaging for Uncomplicated Headache Diagnostic imaging is not indicated in low risk headache patients with no red flags. The project aims to determine the incidence of diagnostic imaging for low-risk headache patients seen by primary care physicians.

Preoperative Testing for Low Risk Patients Preoperative diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests have little value for asymptomatic patients under-going low-risk non-cardiac surgeries. PLP examined the use of pre-op testing in Alberta to determine the frequency at which it occurs and to identify possible areas where it can be reduced or eliminated.

General Surgery


Preoperative Testing for Low Risk Patients Preoperative diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests have little value for asymptomatic patients under-going low-risk non-cardiac surgeries. PLP examined the use of pre-op testing in Alberta to determine the frequency at which it occurs and to identify possible areas where it can be reduced or eliminated.

Geriatric Medicine


Antipsychotic and sedative medication use in seniors admitted to Calgary hospitalists Calgary zone hospitalists partnered with the Physician Learning Program to examine prescribing practices and determine if facilitated educational sessions could result in increased adherence to the principles of deprescribing and appropriate use of antipsychotics and sedatives in seniors.

Clinical Queries: Atypical Antipsychotics in the Elderly Participants received information on the provincial trends for prescribing atypical antipsychotics in seniors and also a snapshot of the prescribing patterns in their own elderly patients.

Hospital Medicine


Antipsychotic and sedative medication use in seniors admitted to Calgary hospitalists Calgary zone hospitalists partnered with the Physician Learning Program to examine prescribing practices and determine if facilitated educational sessions could result in increased adherence to the principles of deprescribing and appropriate use of antipsychotics and sedatives in seniors.

Internal Medicine


Preoperative Testing for Low Risk Patients Preoperative diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests have little value for asymptomatic patients under-going low-risk non-cardiac surgeries. PLP examined the use of pre-op testing in Alberta to determine the frequency at which it occurs and to identify possible areas where it can be reduced or eliminated.

Neurology


Diagnostic Imaging for Uncomplicated Headache Diagnostic imaging is not indicated in low risk headache patients with no red flags. The project aims to determine the incidence of diagnostic imaging for low-risk headache patients seen by primary care physicians.

Ophthalmology


Preoperative Testing for Low Risk Patients Preoperative diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests have little value for asymptomatic patients under-going low-risk non-cardiac surgeries. PLP examined the use of pre-op testing in Alberta to determine the frequency at which it occurs and to identify possible areas where it can be reduced or eliminated.

Orthopedics


Preoperative Testing for Low Risk Patients Preoperative diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests have little value for asymptomatic patients under-going low-risk non-cardiac surgeries. PLP examined the use of pre-op testing in Alberta to determine the frequency at which it occurs and to identify possible areas where it can be reduced or eliminated.

Psychiatry


Antipsychotic and sedative medication use in seniors admitted to Calgary hospitalists Calgary zone hospitalists partnered with the Physician Learning Program to examine prescribing practices and determine if facilitated educational sessions could result in increased adherence to the principles of deprescribing and appropriate use of antipsychotics and sedatives in seniors.

Clinical Queries: Atypical Antipsychotics in the Elderly Participants received information on the provincial trends for prescribing atypical antipsychotics in seniors and also a snapshot of the prescribing patterns in their own elderly patients.

Urology


Preoperative Testing for Low Risk Patients Preoperative diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests have little value for asymptomatic patients under-going low-risk non-cardiac surgeries. PLP examined the use of pre-op testing in Alberta to determine the frequency at which it occurs and to identify possible areas where it can be reduced or eliminated.