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Updated Low Back Pain Guideline 3rd edition now available!

The Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the 3rd edition of the Toward Optimized Practice (TOP) Guideline Evidence-Informed Primary Care Management of Low Back Pain has now been posted on the TOP ( and IHE websites ( The new edition has also been added to the Canadian Medical Association Infobase (
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Health minister eyes changes to how Alberta doctors are paid

Health Minister and Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman addressed a packed room and large online audience of health leaders Monday at the IHE / O’Brien Institute Policy Forum - Physicians as Stewards of Public Resources - saying Alberta's system for paying doctors is overly expensive and outdated.
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