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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

The effect of pay for performance in the emergency department on patient waiting times and quality of care in Ontario, Canada: a difference-in-differences analysis

Vermeulen MJ, Stukel TA, Boozary AS, Guttmann A, Schull MJ. Ann Emerg Med. 2015; Jul 25 [Epub ahead of print].

Prevalence of individuals experiencing the effects of stroke in Canada: trends and projections

Krueger H, Koot J, Hall RE, O'Callaghan C, Bayley M, Corbett D. Stroke. 2015; 46(8):2226-31. Epub 2015 Jul 23.

Utilization of cardiac computed tomography angiography and outpatient invasive coronary angiography in Ontario, Canada

Roifman I, Rezai MR, Wijeysundera HC, Chow BJW, Wright GA, Tu JV. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2015; Jul 22 [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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