Canada’s health-care system has a data problem, experts say. And it puts patients at risk – CBC

‘It’s not good to be flying blind,’ says one doctor pushing for change

Nov 17, 2022

Greg Price died of complications after testicular cancer surgery, but a review of his case found missed faxes, follow-ups and botched data-sharing ultimately cost the vibrant 31-year-old Alberta man his life.

All the missteps in his case meant it took 407 days from his first complaint for Price — an engineer, pilot, and athlete — to be diagnosed with cancer. He died three months after his doctor said he should see a specialist, and while he was being passed between multiple doctors, his health data often was not.

Now, his sister, Teri Price, says too little has changed in medical information-sharing in the decade since her brother’s death. This, despite a review of his case — the 2013 Alberta Continuity of Patient Care Study — that recommended life-saving changes to the health-care system to avoid more experiences like his.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/health-data-canada-sharing-information-1.6652770

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