Sep 3, 2012 | 8:56White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Dr. Brian Warriner Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Dr. Brian Warriner Sep 3, 2012 | 8:56Last March St. Paul's and Vancouver General Hospital made the decision to cancel some elective surgery due to the drug shortage. It turned out to be a false alarm. But as Dr. Brian Warriner -- head of the Department of Anesthesiology - told us, it was also a warning of what the future might hold.
Sep 3, 2012 | 6:24White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Mario Bedard Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Mario Bedard Sep 3, 2012 | 6:24Often, protecting patients from those risks is the job of the hospital pharmacist. That's no easy task. Right now, The Ottawa Hospital lists more than one hundred drugs in short supply. Brian asked Mario Bedard -- head of the hospital's pharmacy -- what he does when he's told a drug is in short supply.
Dec 30, 2011 | 26:50White Coat Black Art Dr. Jeffrey Brenner: The hotspot guru - full interview Audio
White Coat Black Art Dr. Jeffrey Brenner: The hotspot guru - full interview Dec 30, 2011 | 26:50This week we told you about "hot spotting": using data to find out who is using the health care system the most, and then targeting care to those spots to help people get healthy, and bring costs to the system down. We looked at a Canadian hot spot in Saskatoon, but we also talked to the U.S. doctor who coined the phrase and who first mined the data. Dr. Jeffrey Brenner spoke to Brian about how he found the hotspots and the kind of disruptive change it takes to cool them down. Click here for our full interview with Dr. Jeffrey Brenner.