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Atlases & Reports

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Ontario, 1996/97 to 2014/15

Gershon AS, Mecredy G, Ratnasingham S. October 2017.

This study describes persons with COPD by age, sex and income level for Ontario's 14 Local Health Integration Networks from April 2014 to March 2015.

Envisioning a Data Science Strategy for ICES

Stukel TA, Austin PC, Azimaee M, Bronskill SE, Guttmann A, Paterson JM, Schull MJ, Sutradhar R, Victor JC. September 2017.

This report provides an overview of big data analytics and the rapidly developing field of data science.

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Journal Articles

Impact of restricting diagnostic imaging reimbursement for uncomplicated back pain in Ontario: a population-based interrupted time-series analysis

Fine B, Schultz SE, White L, Henry D. CMAJ Open. 2017; Oct 17 [Epub ahead of print].

Comparative safety of direct oral anticoagulants and warfarin in venous thromboembolism: multicentre, population based, observational study

Jun M, Lix LM, Durand M, Dahl M, Paterson JM, Dormuth CR, Ernst P, Yao S, Renoux C, Tamim H, Wu C, Mahmud SM, Hemmelgarn BR; Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES) Investigators. BMJ. 2017; 359:j4323. Epub 2017 Oct 17.

False positive newborn screening for cystic fibrosis and health care use

Hayeems RZ, Miller FA, Vermeulen M, Potter BK, Chakraborty P, Davies C, Carroll JC, Ratjen F, Guttmann A. Pediatrics. 2017; Oct 12 [Epub ahead of print].

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At a Glance

September 2017

  • Higher use of home care for Ontarians with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • H1N1 infection increased risk of premature births for pregnant women with pre-existing medical conditions
  • The shrinking health advantage: unintentional injuries among children and youth from immigrant families
  • The risk of mycobacterial infections associated with inhaled corticosteroid use
  • Mental health services use trends in Canadian Veterans: a population-based retrospective cohort study in Ontario

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