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Atlases & Reports

Ontario and LHIN 2013/14 Stroke Report Cards and Progress Reports: Driving knowledge exchange and implementing stroke best practices

Ontario Stroke Network’s Stroke Evaluation Quality Committee – Knowledge Translation and Accountability Subcommittee.

In this year’s report, for the first time, a progress report is also included for each LHIN.

The Mental Health of Children and Youth in Ontario: A Baseline Scorecard

MHASEF Research Team. March 2015

This report describes the state of child and youth mental health and health system performance in Ontario in 2013/14 using ICES health administrative data, population-based survey data and school-level education data.

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Journal Articles

Variability in Antibiotic Use Across Nursing Homes and the Risk of Antibiotic-Related Adverse Outcomes for Individual Residents

Daneman N, Bronskill SE, Gruneir A, Newman A, Fischer HD, Rochon PA, Anderson GM, Bell CM. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2015; June 29.

Repeat colonoscopy after a colonoscopy with a negative result in Ontario: a population-based cohort study

Hol L, Sutradhar R, Gu S, Baxter NN, Rabeneck L, Tinmouth JM, Paszat LF, the investigators of the Ontario Cancer Screening Research Network. CMAJ Open. 2015; 3(2):E244-50.

Validation of infant immunization billing codes in administrative data

Schwartz KL, Tu K, Wing L, Campitelli MA, Crowcroft NS, Deeks SL, Wilson SE, Wilson K, Gemmill I, Kwong JC. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015; Jun 15 [Epub ahead of print].

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At a Glance

June 2015

  • Too many unnecessary tests performed before low-risk surgical procedures in Ontario
  • Some immigrants and refugees at higher risk of psychotic disorders compared to the general Ontario population
  • Carrying a boy increases a pregnant woman’s risk of developing gestational diabetes
  • Patients prescribed warfarin in the ED have higher frequency of long-term use than those prescribed the drug by a primary care provider
  • Balance of primary care and specialist physician services required for HIV patients

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