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Ontario Stroke Evaluation Report 2014: On Target for Stroke Prevention and Care

Hall R, Khan F, O'Callaghan C, Kapral MK, Cullen A, Levi J, Wu J, Fang J, Bayley M. November 2014

This report documents progress made in the provision of stroke care in Ontario from 2003/04 to 2012/13.

Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (HOBIC): Acute Care and Home Care in Ontario 2013

Wodchis WP, Ma X, Mondor L, White P, Purdy I, Iron K, Jeffs L, de Nobrega P, McGillis Hall L. June 2014

The HOBIC program's third annual report focuses on measures in acute care and home care settings in Ontario.

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Journal Articles

Primary care physician characteristics associated with cancer screening: A retrospective cohort study in Ontario, Canada

Lofters AK, Ng R, Lobb R. Cancer Medicine. 2014; Nov 27 [Epub ahead of print].

 

Trends in short and long-term survival among out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients alive at hospital arrival

Wong M, Morrison L, Qiu F, Austin PC. Cheskes S, Dorian P, Scales D, Tu J, Verbeek P, Wijeysunder H, Ko D. Circulation. 2014; Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print].

Impact of a prescription monitoring program on the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescriptions for monitored drugs

Gomes T, Juurlink D, Yao Z, Camacho X, Paterson M, Singh S, Dhalla I, Sproule B, Mamdani M. CMAJ Open. 2014; Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print].

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At a Glance

NOVEMBER 2014

  • Virtual ward care does not improve health outcomes in high-risk patients
  • Beta-agonists and inhaled corticosteroids more effective in managing COPD than beta-agonists alone
  • Immigrant seniors less likely to be hospitalized than those born in Canada
  • Process improvement program yields uneven results in Ontario EDs
  • Common antibiotic plus blood pressure-lowering drugs increases risk of sudden death

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