CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

87% increase in hip and knee replacements in Canada

87% increase in hip and knee replacements in Canada: "Canada’s orthopaedic surgeons are performing significantly more hip and knee replacements than they were 10 years ago, according to a report released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). In 2004–2005, 58,714 patients received hip or knee replacements in Canada, an 87% increase over a 10-year period (from 31,463 hip or knee replacements in 1994–1995), and a 10% increase from the previous year (53,517 procedures in 2003–2004)."

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