The BC government is implementing its Hospital at Home program across BC over the next few months to provide acute care services to patients in their own homes. The program allows eligible patients requiring hospital care to be “admitted” to hospital, but to receive that care at home from an interdisciplinary team led by a most responsible practitioner with hospital admitting privileges.
Hospital at Home is intended to provide care that is equivalent to the care provided in a hospital. It will allow a subset of acutely ill patients to choose an alternative to traditional inpatient treatment when appropriate and desired by both the patient and physician.
Effective 1 November 2020, two new fees are available to bill for Hospital at Home services: a Hospital at Home visit fee and a Hospital at Home FP Conference with Allied Care Provider and/or Physician. Detailed information is available at www.doctorsofbc.ca/news/update-new-hospital-home-fees.
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of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the following citation style, which is the now nearly universally
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About the ICMJE and citation styles
The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.
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