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already stretched thin. It may be more                            Gilbert Tang MD MBA                                                                 gizes for the error and any inconven-
beneficial to have a dedicated research                           Cardiac surgery resident (PGY-4),                                                   ience it may have caused.
                                                                  University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
group that can travel to different re-
gions to train community and univer-                              Competing interests: None declared.
sity groups. A hub-and-spoke model,                                                                                                                   REFERENCE
with local leading universities training                                                                                                              1.     Silversides A. Fault/no fault, part 3: vested interests
                                                                                                                                                             and the silence of suffering patients cited as obsta-
smaller groups in their region, may be                            REFERENCES                                                                                 cles to system change. CMAJ 2008;179:515-17.
more sustainable. Third, what is the                              1.      MacDonald N, Kabakyenga J. Microresearch: bor-
                                                                          rowing from the microfinance experience [edito-
broader impact of these microresearch                                     rial]. CMAJ 2008;179:399.
projects? Although the goal of microre-
search is to produce a local impact in                                                                                                                In the recent article on the approach to
local communities, the differences in                                                                                                                 the management of mild to moderate
community demographics may be such                                Corrections                                                                         dementia,1 the affiliation for coauthor
that it may not be possible to share data                                                                                                             Anne Carswell should have read
from one local area to develop best                               An article in the Sept. 9, 2008, issue                                              “School of Occupational Therapy, Dal-
practices in another community. This                              about the prospects for no-fault insur-                                             housie University, Halifax, NS.”
may be the Achilles heel for funding                              ance for Canadian patients1 contained
microresearch: most large foundations                             incorrect numbers for the Canadian
will see that these research projects will                        Medical Protective Association’s an-                                                REFERENCE
not have a broad impact, whereas re-                              nual settlements in medical liability                                               1.     Hogan DB, Bailey P, Black S, et al. Diagnosis and
                                                                                                                                                             treatment of dementia: 4. Approach to manage-
search projects on malaria and tubercu-                           cases. From 2002 to 2006, the annual                                                       ment of mild to moderate dementia. CMAJ 2008;
losis will. Nonetheless, I applaud the                            number of legal actions settled ranged                                                     179:787-93.
editorialists’ article and their idea.                            between 372 and 448. CMAJ apolo-                                                    DOI:10.1503/cmaj.081558

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