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David Urbach
Surgeon-in-Chief, Women's College Hospital. Health Services Researcher. Supporter of quality and sustainability of surgical services in Canada.
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David Urbach Oct 3
Replying to @drlesleybarron
Transplant, OB, etc
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David Urbach Oct 3
Replying to @drlesleybarron
You do not need to convince me!!!
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David Urbach Oct 3
Replying to @drlesleybarron
Single entry models!
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David Urbach Oct 3
Replying to @drlesleybarron
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David Urbach Oct 3
I don’t think this can be fixed by educating primary care docs. Surgeon teams have to organize this internally to make sure that referrals are fairly allocated within their groups. Ultimately this means team-based “citizen” surgical care, rather than siloed “hero” surgeons...
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David Urbach Oct 3
Women surgeons get pigeon-holed into less desirable areas of practice within clinical groups. If primary care referrals go into a central intake queue, and the referrals are distributed fairly, then the gap can be reduced. Single-entry models.
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David Urbach Oct 2
Congratulations—this paper clearly identifies what the problem is and what it isn’t. Specialist referral systems must be re-engineered so they are fair.
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David Urbach Oct 2
Fix=single entry models. Each patient goes to next available surgeon regardless of gender/age/ethnicity. Also reduces wait times & improves quality and system integration.
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David Urbach Sep 1
Are Departments of also obsessed with "...devising ways to marginally extend the lives of the very sick...like the trench warfare of WWI: little real progress in taking enemy territory but enormous economic and human cost in trying to do so"?
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David Urbach Aug 26
Replying to @UofT_dlsph
MSc 1999! I owe my career to my outstanding graduate training in the U of T “Department of Health Administration”
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David Urbach Aug 7
Even if surgical safety checklists don’t actually prevent deaths, they have many benefits for perioperative staff, and foster strong and resilient clinical teams
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David Urbach Jul 13
As doctors we dedicated our young adult lives to learning medicine, and struggling to retain the humanity of our patients and ourselves in the face of institutionalized health care. Basch Unbound—The House of God and Fiction as Resistance at 40
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David Urbach Jun 23
Replying to @DrTonyEskander
Intimidation can definitely make some people respond out of fear. The problem is that same fear prevents teams from addressing safety problems in the future. The only response is zero tolerance for intimidation and disruption. Those of us in leadership must take responsibility
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David Urbach Jun 23
"But they're such a good technical surgeon" is not a thing. Disruptive behaviour doesn't just corrupt healthy teams,. It is bad patient care. Coworker Reports of Unprofessional Behavior by Surgeons and Surgical Complications in Their Patients
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David Urbach Jun 20
thank you for being a great ambassador for and anesthetist This is a hospital that cares about all people New program for gender-reassignment surgery
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David Urbach Jun 18
Congratulations to the entire surgical team led by for creating this unique program ! Toronto hospital says surgery program will help trans patients 'live true lives'
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David Urbach Jun 15
A very thoughtful essay by on a challenge still faced by women surgeons in too many places Call Me by My Name: Doctor : Annals of Surgery
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David Urbach May 17
AWESOME!!
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David Urbach May 5
So nice to celebrate all the talented women and men whose contributions make exceptional. Thank you and looking forward to another year of great accomplishments!
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David Urbach Apr 19
is fortunate to have as our Chair. Very proud.
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