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At a Glance is a monthly e-newsletter highlighting key findings of recent ICES research. At a Glance was redesigned in April 2016 to better share our work visually through infographics, videos and news stories. Subscribe to At a Glance.

  • July 2018

    • Health Care Cost of Smoking in Ontario, 2003 to 2041
    Infographics / Quote Graphics
    • Beyond the grey tsunami: a cross-sectional population-based study of multimorbidity in Ontario
    • Association of frailty and long‐term survival in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting
    • Place of care trajectories in the last two weeks of life: a population-based cohort study of Ontario decedents
    • Diabetes transition care and adverse events: a population-based cohort study in Ontario, Canada
      ICES in the News
      • Development and validation of a cardiovascular disease risk prediction model using population health surveys: the Cardiovascular Disease Population Risk Tool (CVDPoRT)
      • Sex differences in outcomes of heart failure in an ambulatory, population-based cohort from 2009 to 2013
      • Adverse effect of long work hours on incident diabetes in 7065 Ontario workers followed for 12 years
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      • The characteristics and outcomes of patients who make an emergency department visit for hypertension after use of a home or pharmacy blood pressure device
      • Case mix, patterns of care, and inpatient outcomes among Ontario kidney transplant centers: a population-based study
      • Thiazide diuretic dose and risk of kidney stones in older adults: a retrospective cohort study
      • Second-generation anti-depressants and risk of new-onset seizures in the elderly
      • Prenatal biochemical screening and long term risk of maternal cardiovascular disease: population based cohort study
    • June 2018

      Remembering Jack Tu
      • High-risk medications often re-prescribed after potentially serious drug effects
      • People with schizophrenia spectrum disorders account for more than 1 in 10 suicide deaths in Ontario
      • Women's risk of blood clots may be doubled in the six weeks following an abortion
        ICES in the News
        • Sex ratios at birth among second generation mothers of South Asian ethnicity in Ontario, Canada
        • Reporting and evaluating wait times for urgent hip fracture surgery in Ontario, Canada
        • Association of cataract surgery with traffic crashes
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        • The Mental Health of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario: Lessons from Administrative Health Data
        • Maternal and infant outcomes associated with lithium use in pregnancy
        • Family physician remuneration schemes and specialist referrals: quasi‐experimental evidence from Ontario, Canada
        • Serotonergic antidepressant use and morbidity and mortality among older adults with COPD
        • Evaluating the early impacts of delisting of high strength opioid on patterns of prescribing in Ontario
        • How are physicians delivering palliative care? A population-based retrospective cohort study describing the mix of generalist and specialist palliative care models in the last year of life
        • Hepatitis C testing, status and treatment among marginalized people who use drugs in an inner city setting: an observational cohort study
      • May 2018

        September 2018 IPDLN Conference in Banff
        • Food insecurity more than doubles the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
        • Happiness linked to future health care costs
        • People with diabetes at increased risk for preventable complications after cancer diagnosis
        • Study identifies red flags for frontline providers when treating infants with bronchiolitis
          ICES in the News
          • Rates of whooping cough in Ontario much higher than previously thought
          • Nearly a quarter of all Ontarians newly prescribed opioids received a daily dose exceeding clinical guidelines
          • Study finds no link between HPV vaccination and risk of autoimmune disorders
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          • A population-based study of the risk of osteoporosis and fracture with dutasteride and finasteride
          • Unlocking First Nations health information through data linkage
          • Neighbourhood socioeconomic position and risks of major chronic diseases and all-cause mortality: a quasi-experimental study
          • Benchmarking time to initiation of end-of-life homecare nursing: a population-based cancer cohort study in regions across Canada
          • Factors associated with imaging in patients with early breast cancer after initial treatment
          • Association of clinical and economic outcomes with permanent pacemaker implantation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement
        • April 2018

          Early bird registration and confirmed keynote speakers: 2018 IPDLN Conference
          • Low income, mental health needs put teens at higher risk for diabetes complications as adults
          • Ontario Stroke Evaluation Report 2018
            ICES in the News
            • Opioids linked to 1 in 6 deaths among young adults in Ontario
            ICES Research Video Series
            • Li Bai on diabetes, hypertension risk and exposure to ultrafine particles
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            • The use of electronic consultations is associated with lower specialist referral rates: a cross-sectional study using population-based health administrative data
            • Associations between neighborhood walkability and incident and ongoing asthma in children
            • Derivation and validation of a generalizable preoperative frailty index using population-based health administrative data
            • Refugee maternal and perinatal health in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective population-based study
            • Youth mental health services utilization rates after a large-scale social media campaign: population-based interrupted time-series analysis
            • Association between quality domains and health care spending across physician networks
          • March 2018

            Early bird registration open: 2018 IPDLN Conference
            • Supportive housing program for clients with severe mental illness could save funding dollars
            • Generic clopidogrel is as effective as Plavix for treating unstable angina or heart attack
            • High unmet needs for mental health care among major ethnic groups in Ontario
            • Almost all Ontarians accumulate multiple chronic conditions over their lifetime
              ICES in the News
              • More people rely on Ontario's catastrophic drug plan as medication costs rise
              • Early psychosis programs significantly reduce patient mortality, study finds
              Mental Health and Addictions System Performance in Ontario: Report and Launch Symposium
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              • Solid organ transplantation in patients with preexisting malignancies in remission: a propensity score matched cohort study
              • Gabapentin dose and the 30-day risk of altered mental status in older adults: a retrospective population-based study
              • Comparison of opioid prescribing among cancer and non-cancer patients aged 18-64: analysis using administrative data
              • Causes of death in rheumatoid arthritis: how do they compare to the general population?
            • February 2018

              • People who receive physician visits at home in last year of life are less likely to die in hospital
              • 3 in 4 Ontarians hospitalized for psychiatric care are admitted involuntarily
                ICES in the News
                • Single fathers at increased risk of premature death, perhaps due to unhealthy lifestyle
                • Childhood cancer survivors found to be at higher risk of mental illness
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                • Patterns of methadone maintenance treatment provision in Ontario: Policy success or pendulum excess?
                • Health services burden of undiagnosed and overdiagnosed COPD
                • T-cell receptor excision circle levels and safety of paediatric immunization: a population-based self-controlled case series analysis
                • Association between newborn metabolic profiles and pediatric kidney disease
                • Association of polypharmacy with survival, complications and healthcare resource use after elective non-cardiac surgery: a population-based cohort study
                • Increasing incidence and prevalence of World Health Organization groups 1 to 4 pulmonary hypertension: a population-based cohort study in Ontario, Canada
                • Assessing covariate balance when using the generalized propensity score with quantitative or continuous exposures
              • January 2018

                Call for abstracts: IPDLN 2018 Conference
                • Diabetes risk in childhood cancer survivors: a population-based study
                • Association between handover of anesthesia care and adverse postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing major surgery
                  ICES in the News
                  • Acute myocardial infarction after laboratory-confirmed influenza infection
                  • Effect of air quality alerts on human health: a regression discontinuity analysis in Toronto, Canada
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                  • Temporal trends in mental health service utilization across outpatient and acute care sectors: a population-based study from 2006 to 2014
                  • The economic burden of cancer care in Canada: a population-based cost study
                  • Elevated incidence of atrial fibrillation and stroke in patients with atrial flutter – a population-based study
                  • The relation between food insecurity and mental health care service utilization in Ontario
                  • Intergenerational abortion tendency between mothers and teenage daughters: population based cohort study
                  • The impact of diabetes on breast cancer treatments and outcomes: a population-based study
                  • Predictors of specialized pediatric palliative care involvement and impact on patterns of end-of-life care in children with cancer