Patients First by Terrence J Montague
Closing the Health Care Gap in Canada

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PATIENTS FIRST

CLOSING THE HEALTH CARE GAP IN CANADA

"This book is a must read for those who are interested in our health care system and who want to make it better. Dr. Montague provides an interesting overview of his journey through hospital wards, clinical trials, patient registries, patient health management and chronic disease management programs. Drawing on his diverse and unique background, he gives an important history of the past, analysis of the present and a glimpse of our future."

--David Johnstone, MD

President, Canadian Cardiovascular Society

"Based on significant practice and research experience in the public, private and academic worlds, over many regions of Canada, Dr. Montague reveals to the reader, consumer, decision maker and patient an evolving and, until now, largely overlooked dimension in optimizing care and outcome. This optimization is important not only within the context of an individual's care, but within the scope of an entire practice, community or even nation."

--Ross Tsuyuki, PharmD

Director, The Epidemiology Coordinating and

Research Centre, University of Alberta

"Listen to Dr. Montague. He well understands both the problem and the solution, which is to pull out all the stops and to put patients first. He advocates patient health management to close the many care gaps. This will result in improved health for millions of Canadians and then, if we do it right, by emphasizing research and evidence-based health care and not merely budgets, our health care system will become more cost effective and our population healthier and more productive."

--Mark Poznansky, PhD

President, Robarts Research Institute
 

About Terrence J Montague

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\Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Dr. Terrence Montague graduated from Dalhousie University with a doctorate in Medicine. He is one of Canada’s pre-eminent experts in disease management and health outcome research.Dr. Montague is currently vice president of Patient Health at Merck Frosst Canada, one of the country’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Montague was Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiology at the University of Alberta. He has occupied a number of academic positions at the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia and Dalhousie University, and served on the editorial boards of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, the American Journal of Noninvasive Cardiology, Chest, and HealthCare Papers. He has published more than 300 academic papers and presentations.Dr. Montague served with the Canadian Forces Medical Services in various roles in the Regular and Primary Reserve army in Canada and overseas, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.Currently, Dr. Montague is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and, a member for life of the Royal Canadian Regiment Association.
 
Published March 19, 2010 by Wiley. 192 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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