Alan Katz
Alan Katz is an expert advisor with and a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He is also the Associate Director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, where he serves as the Director of Research.

Entries by Alan Katz

How Long Is Too Long To Wait In An Emergency Room?

(16) Comments | Posted April 21, 2017 | 11:13 AM

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Emergency departments in Canada are very busy places. Every year, Canadians make about 16 million visits to emergency rooms and more than one million Canadians are admitted to hospital through emergency departments.

Given how complex it is to assess, treat and admit...

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Want a Cancer Screening? You May Be Denied

(5) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 5:14 PM

Over the last few weeks there has been much debate in the media about the recommendations to limit population screening for two cancers. First came the U.S. recommendation to stop routine mammography screening for breast cancer in women aged 40 to 49. This week saw another U.S. recommendation:...

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