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Atlases & Reports

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.

Ontario Stroke Report Cards 2014

Hall R, Linkewich B, Khan F, Wu D, Lumsden J, Martin C, Morrison K, Moore P, Kelloway L, Kapral MK, O'Callaghan C, Bayley M. June 2014

Produced annually since 2011, the Ontario Stroke Report Cards grade progress in the delivery of stroke care provincially and for each of Ontario’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).

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Journal Articles

Proton pump inhibitors and hospitalization with hypomagnesemia: a population-based case-control study

Zipursky J, Macdonald EM, Hollands S, Gomes T, Mamdani MM, Paterson JM, Lathia N, Juurlink DN for The Canadian Drug Safety and Effectiveness Research Network. PLOS Medicine. 2014; Sep 30 [Epub ahead of print].

Combination long-acting beta-agonists and inhaled corticosteroids versus long-acting beta-agonists alone in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Gershon AS, Campitelli MA, Croxford R, Stanbrook MB, To T, Upshur R, Stephenson A, Stukel TA. JAMA. 2014; Sep 17 [Epub ahead of print].

WHO essential medicines policies and use in developing and transitional countries: an analysis of reported policy implementation and medicines use surveys

Holloway KA, Henry D. PLOS Medicine. 2014; Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print].

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At a Glance


  • Ontario physicians more likely than general population to register for organ donation
  • Testosterone replacement therapy in older men has tripled in 15 years
  • Physician payment incentives do little to improve Ontario’s cancer screening rate
  • Heart failure patients have worse outcomes at hospitals with low admission rates
  • Increasing the number of psychiatrists may not improve patient access to psychiatric care

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