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ICES publications on 2003 SARS outbreak

  • Woodward G, Stukel T, Schull M Gunraj N Laupacis, Utilization of Ontario’s Health System During the 2003 SARS Outbreak: An ICES Investigative Report. Toronto: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; 2004.
  • Lee J, Holden L, Fung K, Danjoux C, Chow E, Gillies C. Impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome on patient access to palliative radiation therapy. Support Cancer Ther. 2005; 2(2):109-13. DOI:
  • Stukel MJ, Schull TA Vermeulen MJ, Alter DA. Study design to determine the effects of widespread restrictions on hospital utilization to control an outbreak of SARS in Toronto, Canada. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2006; 6(3):285-92. DOI:
  • Schull MJ, Stukel TA, Vermeulen MJ, Guttmann A, Zwarenstein M. Surge capacity associated with restrictions on nonurgent hospital utilization and expected admissions during an influenza pandemic: lessons from the Toronto severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak. Acad Emerg Med. 2006;13(11):1228-31. DOI:
  • Schull MJ. Hospital surge capacity: if you can't always get what you want, can you get what you need? Ann Emerg Med. 2006; 48(4):389-90. DOI:
  • Schull MJ, Stukel TA, Vermeulen MJ, Zwarenstein M, Alter DA, Manuel DG, Guttmann A, Laupacis A, Schwartz B. Effect of widespread restrictions on the use of hospital services during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome. CMAJ. 2007; 176 (13):1827-1832. DOI:
  • Stukel TA, Schull MJ, Guttmann A, Alter DA, Li P, Vermeulen MJ, Manuel DG, Zwarenstein M. Health impact of hospital restrictions on seriously ill hospitalized patients: lessons from the Toronto SARS outbreak. Med Care. 2008; 46(9):991-7. DOI:
  • Schull MJ, Stukel TA, Zwarenstein M, Guttmann A, Alter DA Manuel DG. ICES report: Five policy recommendations from Toronto's SARS outbreak to improve the safety and efficacy of restrictions on hospital admissions to manage infectious disease outbreaks. Healthc Q. 2009; 2(1):30-32. DOI: