David Wild

Medical Writer

David Wild is a freelance medical journalist based in Toronto. For over a decade, he has reported on all aspects of healthcare and medicine - from clinical trials to policy issues, and from anesthesia to oncology. His current interest is the microbiome, a rapidly-evolving area of research with exciting clinical potential. 

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Most Recent Articles by David Wild

More Clarity Needed on Recordings of Medical Encounters, Policy Experts Say

More Clarity Needed on Recordings of Medical Encounters, Policy Experts Say

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The law is inconsistent, with patient encounter recordings being allowed in certain situations and illegal in others.

Clarity and Definition Needed for Shared Decision Making, Say Experts

Clarity and Definition Needed for Shared Decision Making, Say Experts

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Shared decision making has the potential to advance a more patient-centered, value-based health system, as well as engage patients and reduce costs of care.

Would Device-Specific ICD-9 Codes Shed Light on Safety?

Would Device-Specific ICD-9 Codes Shed Light on Safety?

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The current post-approval process also does not provide the FDA with a picture of how often a device is used, but having device-specific ICD codes would change that.

WHO Resolution Important Step Forward in Battling Sepsis, Experts Say

WHO Resolution Important Step Forward in Battling Sepsis, Experts Say

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The WHO resolution, with its implicit recognition of sepsis as a major threat to patient safety and global health, has the potential to save millions of lives.

Schools' Social Mission Critical for Societal Health Equity

Schools' Social Mission Critical for Societal Health Equity

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A growing body of research has detailed the social determinants of health that have led to current and widely documented health disparities.

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