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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

Impact of a mass media mental health campaign on psychiatric emergency department visits

Cheng J, Benassi P, de Oliveira C, Zaheer J, Collins M, Kurdyak P. Can J Public Health. 2016; 107(3):e303-11.

How reliable are administrative data for capturing stroke patients and their care?

Porter J, Mondor L, Kapral MK, Fang J, Hall RE. Cerebrovasc Dis Extra. 2016; 6(3):96-106. Epub 2016 Oct 18.

Phase-specific and lifetime costs of cancer care in Ontario, Canada

de Oliveira C, Pataky R, Bremner KE, Rangrej J, Chan KKW, Cheung WY, Hoch JS, Peacock S, Krahn MD. BMC Cancer. 2016; 16(809). Epub 2016 Oct 18.

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At a Glance

September 2016

  • People with COPD & asthma at higher risk of severe illness [infographic]
  • ICES chief science officer Astrid Guttmann on barriers to newborn jaundice screening [video]
  • MRIs in first trimester of pregnancy not associated with increased risk to fetus
  • Standard pertussis vaccine effective for a few years but immunity wanes substantially over time
  • Traffic crash during pregnancy increases cerebral palsy risk to unborn child
  • Printed educational messages fail to increase use of thiazides as first-line medication for hypertension in primary care
  • Substance-related and addictive disorders among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Varenicline and risk of self-harm

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Data and Discovery

October 2016

Patient follow-up care after discharge from Ontario's emergency departments

Dr. Clare Atzema describes follow-up care patterns of Ontarians discharged from the emergency department and presents potential solutions to ensure continuity between emergency and primary care.

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