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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

Changes in characteristics and practice patterns of Ontario psychiatrists: implications for access to psychiatrists

Kurdyak P, Zaheer J, Cheng J, Rudoler D, Mulsant B. Can J Psychiatry. 2016; Aug 22 [Epub ahead of print].

Ambient temperature and the risk of renal colic: a population-based study of the impact of demographics and comorbidity

Ordon M, Welk B, Li Q, Wang J, Lavigne E, Yagouti A, Copes R, Cakmak S, Chen H. J Endourol. 2016; Aug 19 [Epub ahead of print].

First post-operative urinary kidney injury biomarkers and association with the duration of AKI in the TRIBE-AKI cohort

Coca SG, Nadkarni GN, Garg AX, Koyner J, Thiessen-Philbrook H, McArthur E, Shlipak MG, Parikh CR. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0161098.

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At a Glance

JULY 2016

  • Study of one million patients shows link between type 2 diabetes and many types of cancer
  • Home blood pressure monitoring may be driving unnecessary visits to ER
  • Concussion triples adult suicide risk, with rates highest following weekend concussions
  • Researchers find unexpected association between younger donor age, female sex and transfusion outcomes
  • New opioid use in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associated with increased risk of death
  • Study casts doubt on clinical significance of gadolinium brain deposits
  • First issue of Data and Discovery now available
  • Poorer children with diabetes have more adverse events using insulin pumps despite 24-hour support
  • Age, dementia, and long-term care residence are predictors of lower oral anticoagulant use for secondary stroke prevention
  • Older recipient age and female sex associated with increased fracture risk in kidney transplant recipients

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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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