Department of Family Medicine presents:
General practitioners can evaluate the material, social and health dimensions of patient’s social status
Dr. Bernard Burnand, MD MPH,
Professor and Physician in Chief, Health Care Evaluation Unit, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP) Lausanne, Switzerland
Social inequalities in health are found worldwide and have consequences on morbidity and mortality. To mitigate the consequences of social inequalities on health, family physicians should detect patients suffering from those social inequalities, and adjust their medical interventions. Therefore, family physicians need to know their patient social status, and to recognize deprived patients. However, little is known about how family physicians perceive deprivation and its influence on handling care management. Our study has shown that Swiss family physicians can perceive the various dimensions of patient social status, although heterogeneously, according partly to their own characteristics.
Thursday September 26, 2013
From: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Department of Family Medicine
5858 ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, 3rd floor, suite 300
BRING YOUR LUNCH! There will be light refreshments.
Please RSVP to research [dot] fammed [at] mcgill [dot] ca or (514) 399-9109
There is no parking on site and parking is limited in the area.
Taxis and public transport are advised.
Bernard Burnand was trained as a general internist in Switzerland and received additional training in classical and clinical epidemiology at Yale University, U.S.A. He is currently Head of the Health Care Evaluation Unit, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, at the University of Lausanne, as well as Director of the Clinical Epidemiology Centre at the Hospices / CHUV. Bernard Burnand is involved in several national and international R & D projects regarding the methodological aspects of the development, the evaluation and the implementation of appropriateness criteria, clinical practice guidelines and evidence based health care approaches. He has also been involved in R & D activities dealing with the issues of over- and underuse of medical care, as well as with the development of quality of care indicators. Beyond R & D activities, Bernard Burnand is also involved in teaching activities (clinical epidemiology, health services research, evidence-based health care) and in service activities at the local, national and international level. For instance, he is coordinating the efforts aimed at developing a Francophone Cochrane Network in the framework of the Cochrane Collaboration.
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