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Medical Practice Variations

Editors: Johnson A, Stukel TA.

This special volume on medical practice variations, edited by ICES scientists Thérèse Stukel and Ana Johnson, is part of a six-volume Springer series on health services research.

A $4.9 Billion Decrease in Health Care Expenditure: The Ten-Year Impact of Improving Smoking, Alcohol, Diet and Physical Activity in Ontario

Manuel DG, Perez R, Bennett C, Laporte A, Wilton AS, Gandhi S, Yates EA, Henry DA.

This report estimates the impact of smoking, alcohol, diet and physical activity on total health care costs and costs related to hospital care, community care and prescription drugs in Ontario.

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Journal Articles

Temporal trends in the use of investigations after stroke or transient ischemic attack

Ng VT, Bayoumi AM, Fang J, Burton KR, Stamplecoski M, Edwards JD, Kapral MK. Med Care. 2016; 54(5):430-4.

The association between multimorbidity and hospitalization is modified by individual demographics and physician continuity of care: a retrospective cohort study

Gruneir A, Bronskill SE, Maxwell CJ, Bai YQ, Kone AJ, Thavorn K, Petrosyan Y, Calzavara A, Wodchis WP. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016; 16(1):154.

Mortality over 12 years of follow-up in people admitted to provincial custody in Ontario: a retrospective cohort study

Kouyoumdjian FG, Kiefer L, Wobeser W, Gonzalez A, Hwang SW. CMAJ Open. 2016; 4(2):E153-61.

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At a Glance

APRIL 2016

Introducing a new look for our At a Glance newsletter with a more visual focus.

  • Statins shown to be safe in generic form for high-risk coronary patients 
  • Ontarians' unhealthy behaviours cost $89.4 billion between 2004 and 2013
  • Adult prescriptions for ADHD drugs more than doubled in five years, but access uneven across Canada
  • Poor contraceptive practices are leading to pregnancies in users of isotretinoin, a drug that causes birth defects
  • Breast cancer patients receiving Herceptin treatment should be monitored for heart damage at any age
  • Women with schizophrenia less likely to use acute mental health services during pregnancy and after delivery
  • Dementia patients with multiple physicians or in long-term care at risk of medication conflict

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