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Measuring COPD in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 2, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Health , Seniors



Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is among the most common chronic diseases in New Brunswick, impacting a person’s ability to breathe and, as a result, their participation in daily social, work, and school activities. COPD has been estimated to affect 24,800-57,000 New Brunswickers over age 35 – and while this large range of numbers indicates just how widespread the disease is, it also poses a problem for healthcare planners and policy makers. After all, strategies to...

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NB-IRDT Expands Service Offering Through MEKTU

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: January 25, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Seniors , Health


It’s one thing to implement a program – it’s a whole other matter to determine if the program works and how it can be improved. This is where MEKTU comes in. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Transfer Unit (MEKTU) is the new program evaluation unit in NB-IRDT, currently supporting healthy aging in Canada through program evaluation of the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project. A $75 million agreement between the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick,...

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End of life literature review for pandemic response

NB-IRDT

Posted: June 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Health , Seniors



NB-IRDT research analyst Jeff Gaudet was one of several Moncton-based researchers who produced a rapid-response literature review examining issues, concerns, best practices, and recommendations for end of life care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lead author was Marc-Andre Gaudet, an Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) researcher. The report was produced to support Vitalité Health Network's pandemic response team prepare for end of life needs of New Brunswick patients. Read the report

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