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A new unding model or hospitals was proposed by Ontario HealthMinister Deb Matthews on Mon-day. Eective April 1, the HealthBased Allocation Model will takeactors such as quality o servicesand demographic inormation intoconsideration when determin-ing hospitals’ budgets. As a result,unding or small towns and slow-growing regions will be diverted toaging and ast-growing regions.The previous budgeting modelgave hospitals xed amounts o money, and the autonomy to de-cide how the money would beused. According to Raisa Deber,a proessor in the department o health policy, management andevaluation at the University o To-ronto, it gave hospitals incentivesto be as cost eective as possible,but it also gave them the incentiveto do less.But i hospitals were asked to al-locate unds according to servicesused, Deber stated small commu-nities will encounter some prob-lems because they would be dis-couraged rom unding servicesdeemed essential but inrequently used.The HBAM is an eort to ad-dress the incentives issues. “Whatthey are trying to do is to balancethe incentives so that hospitalsare encouraged to be as eectiveas they can so that you encouragemore eective care,” she said.
Bernie MacDonald, a ormer city councillor, has long lobbied or theestablishment o a satellite policestation in the Fleming neighbour-hood—to no avail. Though Satur-day’s violence rekindled interestin the project, Joe Swan, Ward 3councillor, dismissed the idea thatincreased police presence alone would curtail civil disobedience.“It’s not about the number or lo-cation o police ocers, it’s aboutgiving them the power and author-ity to disperse crowds,” he said.News o Saturday’s riot—thelargest in London’s history—maderont-page news across the nationthis past weekend. Now that theshock—though not the concern—has largely dissipated, city councilhas been taking steps to preventthe incident’s recurrence in theneighbourhood. According to Swan, city ocialshave been collecting inormationrom both the police and FanshaweCollege. London’s Town and GownCommittee will also be holding aspecial meeting to address the is-sues presented by Saturday’s riot.“[The satellite station] would just add cost when you need thepower and authority o control. You’ve got to dene the situationand the problem correctly, other- wise you’ll spend a lot o money and nothing will happen,” Swansaid.To remedy the situation, Swansaid Fanshawe should providemore on-campus housing or stu-dents, and more preventive en-orcement measures should beundertaken.The bottom line, according toSwan, was saety. “Let’s ocus onthe incident and let’s x that, butlet’s [also] keep in mind that thereare lots o good kids in London who are looking orward to a goodeducation [...] and we’re glad tohave them here.”
Two Western proessors have cre-ated a clever new educational tool,the DeskCAT.“[The new tool] can be easily carried into the classroom or labo-ratory and help explain the imag-ing principles o computed tomog-raphy,” Jerry Battista, DeskCATco-developer, explained. Com-puted tomography is more com-monly known as CT scanning. Anordinary CT or CAT scanner is largeenough to ll a room, making it im-practical or teaching purposes.Currently, scanners are only available with permission romhospitals in non-clinical hours,and classes can still be stopped oremergencies, explained Battista, who is the chair o the departmento medical biophysics at the Schu-lich School o Medicine and Den-tistry. The requent unavailability o CAT scanners can result in alarge gap in time between lecturesand hands-on experience withone. “The gap makes it harder toconnect theory with experiment,”Battista said.DeskCAT was developed by Battista and Kevin Jordan rom theLondon Health Sciences Centre’sLondon regional cancer programto bridge the gap between theory and hands-on experience. Themathematical theory is quite dry and students quickly lose interest.DeskCAT oers interactive experi-mental learning that complementsthe theory,” Battista explained. With the DeskCAT, students cansee rst-hand how a CAT scanner works. There’s no threat o radia-tion to students, either. Instead o aliving body and X-ray radiation, theDeskCAT uses a transparent modeland visible light, so students cansee what invisible X-rays act like ina real, ull-size CAT scanner.
In response to the Fleming Driveriot that took place this past Sat-urday, some Westerners are trying to clean up students’ reputations. A group o students is organizing amass garbage collecting event to-night on campus.Members o Connection, agroup that meets regularly withchaplain Mike Wagenman, had al-ready been organizing a campusclean-up beore the riot, but de-cided to shit the ocus o the eventin light o the incident.“Since January, we had plannedto do a garbage clean-up around Western, and it just so hap-pened to all on this week,” Kim-berley Gauld, one o three stu-dents organizing the group, said.The group decided to involve otherstudents at the university in hopeso sending the opposite message tothe community that the St. Patrick’sDay debacle did. The group hopesto bring 1,000 students out to theevent, in contrast to the 1,000 stu-dents involved in the riot.“The [Fleming riot] gave kindo a bad rap to students in Lon-don, so we decided to expand ourlittle group and see i other people wanted to get involved, to dem-onstrate that students do care,”Savannah Saarloos, another orga-nizer o the event, said.
Students interested in cleaning up campus can meet on Concrete Beach at 6 p.m. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided.
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