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Atlases & Reports

Ontario Stroke Evaluation Report 2016: A Focus on Stroke Rehabilitation

Hall RE, French E, Khan F, Zhou L, Linkewich B, Willems D, Huffman S, Sooley D, Pagliuso S, O'Callaghan C, Levi J, Bayley M. November 2016.

The 2016 Ontario Stroke Evaluation Report documents improvements made in the provision of stroke rehabilitative care from 2011/12 to 2014/15.

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.

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Journal Articles

Antiepileptic drugs and hyponatremia in older adults: two population-based cohort studies

Gandhi S, McArthur E, Mamdani MM, Hackam DG, McLachlan RS, Weir MA, Burneo JG, Garg AX. Epilepsia. 2016 Nov 29 [Epub ahead of print].

Does primary care model effect healthcare at the end of life? A population-based retrospective cohort study

Howard M, Chalifoux M, Tanuseputro P. J Palliat Med. 2016; Nov 28 [Epub ahead of print].

The median hazard ratio: a useful measure of variance and general contextual effects in multilevel survival analysis

Austin PC, Wagner P, Merlo J. Stat Med. 2016; Nov 25 [Epub ahead of print].

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At a Glance

November 2016

  • Risk of death from heart disease or cancer rises with either high or low HDL cholesterol
  • No worse outcomes seen after limit set on reimbursed diabetes test strips
  • ICES research video series: Tara Kiran on barriers to primary care reform for vulnerable patients
  • Gap closing on male, female life expectancy in Canada
  • More than 600 Ontarians died of opioid-related causes in 2013 with wide variation across the province
  • Study finds risk of hemorrhage with combination of two common statins and stroke prevention drug
  • Ontario Stroke Evaluation Report 2016: A Focus on Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Variability in antibiotic use across Ontario acute care hospitals
  • Recent temporal changes in atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases in Ontario: clinical and health systems impact
  • Predictors of and trends in high-intensity end-of-life care among children with cancer: a population-based study using health services data
  • Prevalence, recurrence, and incidence of current depressive symptoms among people living with HIV in Ontario, Canada: results from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study

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Data and Discovery

October 2016

Patient follow-up care after discharge from Ontario's emergency departments

Dr. Clare Atzema describes follow-up care patterns of Ontarians discharged from the emergency department and presents potential solutions to ensure continuity between emergency and primary care.

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