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Jul 2018
The annual direct health-care costs are estimated to be CAD $2 billion due to falls, with older adults accounting for nearly half of these costs. In 2012, the average cost for a serious injurious fall was estimated to be CAD $31,000  when compared to a patient with no falls treated for similar diagnosis. This reflected direct and indirect in-patient costs of 34 days in the hospital with nursing care and excluded physician billing.
Jul 2018
As a known risk factor for cancer, stroke,  heart and lung diseases in Canada, the health and economic costs associated with tobacco use are estimated to be $17 billion annually, including $4.4 billion in direct health-care costs1. In 2015, approximately 3.9 million Canadians, fifteen years of age and older were smokers, and the majority were considering quitting and have made quit attempts2. In Ontario alone, about 13,000 people die annually from diseases caused by smoking.
Jul 2018
Parkview Manor is a 34-resident Long-Term Care (LTC) Home located in Chesley, in the South West Local Health Integration Network, Ontario, Canada. As part of their LTC Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (BPSO) designation activities, they implemented five RNAO Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) over three years
Jul 2018
The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,  is one of the largest LTC homes, with 200 beds for community members alongside 250 beds for veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War. Throughout its 119- year history, the Perley Rideau, as it is popularly known, has evolved continually to meet the needs of the people it serves.
Jul 2018
Approximately 1.53 million Ontarians are living with diabetes and between 16,600 and 27,600 may develop a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU).1 The direct healthcare costs for DFU are between $320 to $400 million and indirect costs are between $35 to $60 million.1 Offloading devices (devices that relieve pressure) have demonstrated substantial cost savings. An offloading device can cost between $100 (removable cast walker) to $1,500 (total contact casting), as opposed to $70,000 per amputation. The estimated cost savings for Ontario is between $48 to $75 million per year due to saved limbs.