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American Spelling Usage


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American Spelling Usage

The Healthwise® Knowledgebase currently uses American spelling for some content. The B.C. Ministry of Health Services, Healthwise Incorporated and health professionals in British Columbia continue to review and modify the Knowledgebase to reflect Canadian clinical practice, services, and spelling conventions.

When using the search function, please keep this in mind as some terms may still reflect American spelling. For example, a search for "orthopaedist" will return no matches for the enquiry; whereas using the American spelling "orthopedist" returns several matches.

Tip: Use the Alpha list in the Knowledgebase to assist you if your search results in No Matches. Using the above example, select "O" and then "OR" in the Alpha list and scroll down until you reach Orthopedic. For a full listing of the topics available, you now have the spelling that you can enter into the search filed.


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