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B.C. Health Ministry launches review over medical response in patient’s death (Dr. Jim Christenson, PHC)

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks in Vancouver's West End on Tuesday, June 26. (Photo courtesy of CTV News)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks in Vancouver's West End on Tuesday, June 26. (Photo courtesy of CTV News)

British Columbia’s health minister has ordered a review of the emergency medical response for a patient who died last November in the Lower Mainland.

In a statement, Adrian Dix says he has asked two independent experts to look for improvements that will benefit patients, first responders and the health system as a whole.

The ministry says the review will be led by Dr. Jim Christenson, an emergency physician at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, and he will be joined by Dr. Michael Feldman, the paramedic services medical director at Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine in Ontario.

It says the physicians will have the co-operation of Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health, Emergency Health Services and the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Read the full story on the National Post, the Vancouver Sun, and CTV News.

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