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Fall 2009, Vol. 23, No. 3


Improving Long-term Respiratory Care in Ontario, Canada


1. People with Spinal Cord Injuries & Disease who Use Respiratory Supports. Version 1 — August 2008. Ontario SCI Solutions Alliance.

2. Chronic Ventilation Strategy Task Force Final Report June 30, 2006. Ontario Ministry of Health & Long term Care

3. SPECIAL REPORT: Integrated Health System for Chronic Disease Management: Lessons Learned From France. Stuart M, Weinrich M. Protecting the most vulnerable: home mechanical ... Hill NS, Goldberg AI, et al. Mechanical ventilation beyond the intensive care. (CHEST 2004; 125:695–703)

4. An External Review of the Provincial Respiratory Outreach Program (PROP) 2009. British Columbia Ministry of Health

5. "Ventilator User’s Perspectives on Important Elements of Health-Related Quality of Life. A Canadian Qualitative Study. ” Brooks, Brooks, King, Tonack, Simson, Gould, Goldstein. 2002

6. Also reviewed in "Tech Talk.” Total Access, Winter 2002, Vol. 4. No 2, p.34

7. User perspectives on issues that influence the quality of daily life of ventilator-assisted individuals with neuromuscular disorders. Brooks, King, Tonack, Simson, Gould, Goldstein. Canadian Respiratory Journal. Vol. 11(8), Nov/Dec 2004. Pages 547-554

8. Consumer-directed personal assistance and ‘care’: perspectives Perspectives of workers and ventilator-users, Gibson B.E., Brooks, D., Dematteo, D., King A. (2009) Disability and Society, 24 (3)

9. International Ventilator Users Network,

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