June 2016 • Juin 2016

Can J Surg 2016;59(3)

Editorial • Éditorial

Continuous quality improvement in orthopedic surgery: changes and implications with health system funding reform
P.E. Beaulé, D.M. Roffey, S. Poitras

Amélioration continue de la qualité en chirurgie orthopédique: modifications et répercussions de la réforme du financement du système de santé
P.E. Beaulé, D.M. Roffey, S. Poitras

Research • Recherche

Trends in brain-dead organ donor characteristics: a 13-year analysis
M. Hassanain, E. Simoneau, S.A. Doi, M. Aljiffry, A. Aloraini, A. Madkhali, P. Metrakos

Recommendations for surgical safety checklist use in Canadian children’s hospitals
E.D. Skarsgard

Making the transition from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery to chest tube with fibrinolytics for empyema in children: Any change in outcomes?
M.H. Livingston, S. Colozza, K.N. Vogt, N. Merritt, A. Bütter

The impact of adverse events on health care costs for older adults undergoing nonelective abdominal surgery
J.G. Bailey, P.J.B. Davis, A.R. Levy, M. Molinari, P.M. Johnson

Creation of the sole regional laser lead extraction program serving Atlantic Canada: initial experience
K.J. Williams, S. O’Keefe, J.-F. Légaré

Temporal trends in the use of diagnostic imaging for inpatients with pancreatic conditions: How much ionizing radiation are we using?
A.K. Bressan, J.-F. Ouellet, D. Tanyingoh, E. Dixon, G.G. Kaplan, S.C. Grondin, R.P. Myers, R. Mohamed, C.G. Ball

Understanding the complexities of shared decision-making in cancer: a qualitative study of the perspectives of patients undergoing colorectal surgery
D.H. Hirpara, M.C. Cleghorn, S. Sockalingam, F.A. Quereshy

Traumatic spinal injuries in children at a single level 1 pediatric trauma centre: report of a 23- year experience
C. Kim, M. Vassilyadi, J.K. Forbes, N.W.P. Moroz, A. Camacho, P.J. Moroz

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Clinical importance of bilateral disease in patients with papillary thyroid cancer
S.E. Moore, K. Kasaian, S. Jones, A. Melck, S.M. Wiseman

Online Correspondence • correspondance en ligne

GPs with enhanced surgical skills: a questionable solution for remote surgical services
R. Friesen