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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

Effectiveness of pertussis vaccination and duration of immunity

Schwartz KL, Kwong JC, Deeks SL, Campitelli MA, Jamieson FB, Marchand-Austin A, Stukel TA, Rosella L, Daneman N, Bolotin S, Drews SJ, Rilkoff H, Crowcroft NS. CMAJ. 2016: Sep 26 [Epub ahead of print].

Varenicline and risk of self-harm: a nested case-control study

Tadrous M, Martins D, Yao Z, Mamdani MM, Juurlink DN, Gomes T, Antoniou T. PLoS One. 2016; 11(9):e0163681.

Prognostic impact of SPECT-MPI after renal transplantation

Abuzeid W, Iwanochko RM, Wang X, Kim SJ, Husain M, Lee DS. J Nucl Cardiol. 2016 ;Sep 23 [Epub ahead of print].

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At a Glance

AUGUST 2016

  • Higher health care costs for Ontarians living with chronic pain
  • Gastric cancer patients receive different treatment depending on region
  • More psychiatrists will not improve access to mental health care in Ontario, study suggests
  • Study reveals ethnic differences in mental health severity when hospitalized
  • Unhealthy habits cost Canadians six years of life
  • New analysis looks at who is receiving high-strength opioids in Ontario
  • New study sheds light on long-term survival of children with trisomy 13 and 18
  • Many women heading to ER for postpartum mood disorders
  • Young medically-complex patients need less acute care after discharge if follow-up happens quickly
  • Babies born to diabetic moms more at risk for birth anomalies; study findings support folic acid supplements

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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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