The 4th annual Primary Health Care Research Day was held on May 17, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scoita. This year was the largest Research Day yet, with over 110 attendees.
Dr. Fred Burge, Co-Lead of CoR-PHC, is being recognized by the Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians with a lifetime achievement award for his immense contribution to primary care research and dedication to lifelong learning. His passion for providing dignified palliative care to his patients is the foundation upon which he has built his career.
In collaboration with researchers from Ontario’s Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research in British Columbia, Dalhousie Medical School researchers Dr. Fred Burge and Beverley Lawson looked at patterns of health care among almost 60,000 cancer patients in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and British Columbia during their last six months of life.