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Atlases & Reports

Variations in Quality Indicators Across Ontario Physician Networks

Stukel TA, Croxford R, Rahman F, Bierman AS, Glazier RH. June 2016.

This report investigates the effectiveness of a comprehensive set of quality indicators on the performance of Ontario multispecialty physician networks.

Ontario and LHIN 2014/15 Stroke Report Cards and Progress Reports: Active knowledge exchange to drive system integration and stroke best practices

Ontario Stroke Network's Stroke Evaluation Quality Committee - Knowledge Translation and Implementation Subcommittee. June 2016.

The stroke report cards and progress reports provide a concise mechanism for communicating stroke care performance in the province.

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Journal Articles

Survival and surgical interventions for children with trisomy 13 and 18

Nelson KE, Rosella LC, Mahant S, Guttmann A. JAMA. 2016; Jul 26 [Epub ahead of print].

Incident opioid drug use and adverse respiratory outcomes among older adults with COPD

Vozoris NT, Wang X, Fischer HD, Bell CM, O'Donnell DE, Austin PC, Stephenson AL, Gill SS, Rochon PA. Eur Respir J. 2016; Jul 14 [Epub ahead of print].

Underutilization of ambulatory ECG monitoring after stroke and transient ischemic attack: missed opportunities for atrial fibrillation detection

Edwards JD, Kapral MK, Fang J, Saposnik G, Gladstone DJ. Stroke. 2016; Jul 12 [Epub ahead of print].

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At a Glance

JUNE 2016

  • Half of all patients dying in Ontario receive some form of palliative care, usually in hospital
  • ICES research video series: Chaim Bell on hospital visits by primary care physicians
  • Introducing our newest satellite site: ICES McMaster
  • One in 30 Ontario women require vaginal mesh revision or removal surgery after treatment for stress urinary incontinence
  • 2014/15 Ontario Stroke Report Cards
  • New ICES report: Variations in quality indicators across Ontario physician networks
  • New study shows gaps in the delivery of publicly funded mental health services to HIV-positive patients with depression
  • Hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection is associated with substantial health care costs

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Data and Discovery

July 2016

The impact of unhealthy behaviours on population health in Ontario

Examines a program of research led by Dr. Doug Manuel that addresses the following questions:

  • How is the health of Ontarians affected by unhealthy behaviours?
  • How healthy could Ontarians be if we improved our healthy living?
  • How much health care is devoted to treating illness from unhealthy living?
  • Has our health improved and, if so, have we seen a reduction in health care use attributable to unhealthy behaviours?

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