Kyle Malkoske, the head medical physicist in the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program in Barrie, Ontario, is the lead author for the recently published technical quality control guidelines for radiation treatment centres (J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2018 Mar; 19(2): 44–47). The guidelines are intended to "outline the performance objectives that equipment should meet in order to [...]
About Giulio DiDiodatoI am an intensivist at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario. When I am not practicing clinical medicine, I support and conduct applied health services research as the hospital's Chief Research Scientist. I completed my medical school at McMaster University, and completed clinical fellowships in critical care medicine and infectious diseases. I completed a MSc degree in Biochemistry at the University of Guelph before entering medical school, and since starting my clinical practice, went back to school to complete my MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and my PhD in the Health Research Program at McMaster University. My main research interests are in program evaluation using novel methodological approaches. I also have a keen interest in expanding the role that community hospitals should play in applied health services research in the province. In Ontario, community hospitals provide care for over 65% of the province's medical and surgical patients, yet our community hospitals generate a tiny footprint in the health services research landscape. This needs to change if we want to maximize the value of the health care we provide to our patients. This blog will be dedicated to highlighting some of the research that is being carried out by our community hospital-based researchers around the province.
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