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Atlases & Reports

Brain Disorders in Ontario: Prevalence, Incidence and Costs from Health Administrative Data

Ng R, Maxwell CJ, Yates EA, Nylen K, Antflick J, Jetté N, Bronskill SE.

This report contains profiles of 13 brain disorders, including estimates of their prevalence and incidence in Ontario and costs associated with one year of provincial health system use.

Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (HOBIC): Acute Care in Ontario 2014

Wodchis WP, Mondor L, Li Q, White P, Purdy I, Iron K, Jeffs L, de Nobrega P, McGillis Hall L.

The HOBIC program's fourth annual report focuses on measures in the acute care setting in Ontario.

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Journal Articles

Using the concept of ideal cardiovascular health to measure population health: a review

Maclagan LC, Tu JV. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2015; 30(5):518-524.

Regional variation in the use of surgery in Ontario

Feinberg AE, Porter J, Saskin R, Rangrej J, Urbach DR. CMAJ Open. 2015; 3(3):E310-6.

Outcomes of daytime procedures performed by attending surgeons after night work

Govindarajan A, Urbach DR, Kumar M, Li Q, Murray BJ, Juurlink D, Kennedy E, Gagliardi A, Sutradhar R, Baxter NN. N Engl J Med. 2015; 373(9):845-53.

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At a Glance

July/August 2015

  • ICES/OBI study examines the impact of 13 brain disorders in Ontario
  • Prenatal screening rates in Ontario vary significantly based on where women live and who provides their care
  • Residents of car-dependent neighbourhoods 70% more likely to be obese than those living in “walker’s paradise”
  • Residents of nursing homes with high antibiotic use are at higher risk of antibiotic-related adverse events
  • Repeat colonoscopies overused, especially in patients at low risk for colorectal cancer

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