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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.

  • October 2019

    Infographics
    • Influenza vaccine effectiveness in preventing hospitalizations in older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Association between physician intensity of antibiotic prescribing and the prescription of benzodiazepines, opioids and proton-pump inhibitors to nursing home residents: a population-based observational study
    • Cardiovascular consequences of obstructive sleep apnea in women: a historical cohort study
    ICES in the News
    • Prevalence of inappropriateness of parenteral vitamin B12 administration in Ontario, Canada
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    • One-year home-time and mortality after thrombolysis compared with nontreated patients in a propensity-matched analysis
    • Prescription synthetic oral cannabinoid use among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a population-based cohort study
    • Time trends in opioid prescribing among Ontario long-term care residents: a repeated cross-sectional study
    • Association of early-stage breast cancer and subsequent chemotherapy with risk of atrial fibrillation
    • An opioid prescription for men undergoing minor urologic surgery is associated with an increased risk of new persistent opioid use
    • Emergency department use in people who experience imprisonment in Ontario, Canada
    • Data variability across Canadian administrative health databases: differences in content, coding, and completeness
  • September 2019

    Infographics
    • Risks of preoperative anemia in women undergoing elective hysterectomy and myomectomy
    • Sex-specific differences in end-of-life burdensome interventions and antibiotic therapy in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    • Chronic physical conditions and risk for perinatal mental illness: a population-based retrospective cohort study
    • Physician availability in long-term care and resident hospital transfer: a retrospective cohort study
    ICES in the News
    • Population-based secular trends in lower extremity amputation for diabetes and peripheral artery disease
    • Opioid prescribing after surgery in the United States, Canada and Sweden
    • Sex differences in long‐term survival after major cardiac surgery: a population‐based cohort study
    • Trends in the use of cardiac imaging for patients with heart failure in Canada
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    • Days spent at home in the last 6 months of life: a quality indicator of end of life care in patients with hematologic malignancies
    • Trends in use of medical imaging in US health care systems and in Ontario, Canada, 2000-2016
    • Ambient air pollution and the risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke: a population-based cohort study
    • Incidence of hospitalizations and emergency department visits for herpes zoster in immunocompromised and immunocompetent adults in Ontario, Canada, 2002-2016
    • Understanding those overdue for cancer screening by five years or more: a retrospective cohort study in Ontario, Canada
    • Impact of the 2016 policy change on the delivery of Medscheck services in Ontario: an interrupted time-series analysis
    • The impact of hospital harm on length of stay, costs of care and length of person-centred episodes of care: a retrospective cohort study
  • August 2019

    Infographics
    • High-performing physicians are more likely to participate in a research study: findings from a quality improvement study
    • Prevalence of inappropriateness of parenteral vitamin B12 administration in Ontario Canada
    • Association of mirabegron with the risk of arrhythmia in adult patients 66 years or older—a population-based cohort study
    • Antipsychotic initiation among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ontario: a population-based cohort study
    ICES in the News
    • Association of primary care continuity with outcomes following transition to adult care for adolescents with severe mental illness
    • A 15-year population-based investigation of sexual assault cases across the province of Ontario, Canada, 2002–2016
    • Health outcomes of young children born to mothers who received 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccination during pregnancy: retrospective cohort study
    • Rates of emergency department visits attributable to alcohol use in Ontario from 2003 to 2016: a retrospective population-level study
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    • End-of-life care in individuals with respiratory diseases: a population study comparing the dying experience between those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer
    • Regional variation of premature mortality in Ontario, Canada: a spatial analysis
    • The time-varying effect of radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for DCIS
    • The impact of the long-term care homes act and public reporting on physical restraint and potentially inappropriate antipsychotic use in Ontario's long-term care homes
    • Can administrative data improve the performance of cancer clinical trial economic analyses?
    • Comparison of outcomes in elective endovascular aortic repair vs open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • July 2019

    Infographics
    • Changing rates of self-harm and mental disorders by sex in youths presenting to Ontario emergency departments: repeated cross-sectional study
    • Same-day discharge after elective percutaneous coronary interventions in Ontario, Canada
    • Management of sleep disorders in community-dwelling older women and men at the time of diagnosis
    • The risk of cardiovascular events on cannabis’ highest day
    ICES in the News
    • Interaction between neighborhood walkability and traffic-related air pollution on hypertension and diabetes: the CANHEART cohort
    • Introduction of anti-TNF therapy has not yielded expected declines in hospitalisation and intestinal resection rates in inflammatory bowel diseases: a population-based interrupted time series study
    • Geographic Variation in Primary Care Need, Service Use and Providers in Ontario, 2015/16
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    • Risk of hospitalization for serious adverse gastrointestinal events associated with sodium polystyrene sulfonate use in patients of advanced age
    • Primary care performance of alternatively licenced physicians in Ontario, Canada: a cross-sectional study using administrative data
    • Adherence to predefined dietary patterns and risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the Canadian adult population
    • The urine culturing cascade: variation in nursing home urine culturing and association with antibiotic use and C. difficile infection
    • A challenge to all. A primer on inter-country differences of high-need, high-cost patients
    • Suicide and self-harm in recent immigrants in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study
  • June 2019

    Infographics
    • Naloxone Distribution Across Ontario
    • Neighborhood material deprivation is associated with childhood asthma development
    • End-of-career practice patterns of primary care physicians in Ontario
    • Quality of primary care among individuals receiving treatment for opioid use disorder
    ICES Research Video
    • Recent trends in child and youth emergency department visits because of pedestrian motor vehicle collisions by socioeconomic status in Ontario, Canada
    ICES in the News
    • Association between statin use and risk of dementia after a concussion
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    • Low-value diagnostic imaging use in the pediatric emergency department in the United States and Canada
    • Suicide in Canadian veterans living in Ontario: a retrospective cohort study linking routinely collected data
    • Ethnic differences in prediabetes incidence among immigrants to Canada: a population-based cohort study
    • The primary care and other health system use of home care patients: a retrospective cohort analysis
    • A population profile of older adults with prescription encounters with nurse practitioners and family physicians in Ontario: a descriptive retrospective cohort study
    • Derivation and external validation of a scoring system for predicting fracture risk after ischemic stroke in a Canadian cohort
  • May 2019

    Infographics
    • Do-not-resuscitate and do-not-hospitalize orders in nursing homes: Who gets them and do they make a difference?
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and risk of acute kidney injury and hyperkalemia in older adults: a population-based study
    ICES in the News
    • Recent trends in child and youth emergency department visits because of pedestrian motor vehicle collisions by socioeconomic status in Ontario, Canada
    • Canada-wide health database to launch with federal funding
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    • Infective endocarditis hospitalizations and antibiotic prophylaxis rates before and after the 2007 American Heart Association guidelines revision
    • Trends in site of death and health care utilization at the end of life: a population-based cohort study
    • Cancer diagnosis and risk of suicide after accounting for prediagnosis psychiatric care: a matched‐cohort study of patients with incident solid‐organ malignancies
    • Predictors and variability of antibiotic prescribing amongst family physicians
    • The impact of the adoption of a patient rostering model on primary care access and continuity of care in urban family practices in Ontario, Canada
    • Comparing the high-dimensional propensity score for use with administrative data with propensity scores derived from high-quality clinical data
  • April 2019

    Infographics
    • Homelessness at discharge and its impact on psychiatric readmission and physician follow-up: a population-based cohort study
    • Glucose screening in pregnancy and future risk of cardiovascular disease in women: a retrospective, population-based study
    Video
    • Differences in HbA1C at the time of diabetes diagnosis in the adult population of Ontario, Canada
    • Incidence of heart failure among immigrants to Ontario, Canada: a CANHEART immigrant study
    ICES in the News
    • Do incentive payments reward the wrong providers? A study of primary care reform in Ontario, Canada
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    • The effect of adopting pediatric protocols in adolescents and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in pediatric vs adult centers: an IMPACT Cohort study
    • Patient-reported symptoms following mastectomy alone or lumpectomy plus radiation for early stage breast cancer: a cohort study
    • Impact of delisting high-strength opioid formulations from a public drug benefit formulary on opioid utilization in Ontario, Canada
    • Days at home in the last 6 months of life: a patient-determined quality indicator for cancer care
    • Periodic health visits by primary care practice model, a population-based study using health administrative data
  • March 2019

    Infographics
    • Addressing Gaps in the Health Care Services Used by Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario
    • Closed for business? Using a mixture model to explore the supply of psychiatric care for new patients
    • Association of duration of surgery with postoperative delirium among patients receiving hip fracture repair
    • Colorectal and breast cancer screening status for people in Ontario provincial correctional facilities
    Video
    • Exploring spatial variation in registration for deceased organ donation in Ontario, Canada
    ICES in the News
    • The impact of psychiatric utilisation prior to cancer diagnosis on survival of solid organ malignancies
    • Rural-urban differences in stroke risk factors, incidence, and mortality in people with and without prior stroke: the CANHEART Stroke Study
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    • Comparison of readmission and death among patients with cardiac disease in Northern vs Southern Ontario
    • Community-based specialist palliative care teams and health system costs at end of life: a retrospective matched cohort study
    • Equity and impact: Ontario’s infant rotavirus immunization program five years following implementation. A population-based cohort study
    • Evaluation of the fentanyl patch-for-patch program in Ontario, Canada
    • The association between insulin initiation and adverse outcomes after hospital discharge in older adults: a population-based cohort study
  • February 2019

    Infographics
    • Social licence and the general public’s attitudes toward research based on linked administrative health data, a qualitative study
    • Do doctors who order more routine medical tests diagnose more cancers? A population-based study from Ontario, Canada
    • Injection of opioids linked to increase in bacterial heart infections
    • Cause-specific mortality among HIV-infected people in Ontario, 1995–2014: a population-based retrospective cohort study
    • Association of surgical intervention for adhesive small-bowel obstruction with the risk of recurrence
    ICES in the News
    • How using your Ontario health card creates system change
    • Infertility treatment and risk of severe maternal morbidity: a propensity score-matched cohort study
    • Association of transvaginal mesh complications with the risk of new-onset depression or self-harm in women with a midurethral sling
    • Inflammatory bowel disease and new-onset psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and post-partum: a population based cohort study
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    • The risk of heart failure and other cardiovascular hospitalizations after early stage breast cancer: a matched cohort study
    • One-year survival and admission to hospital for cardiovascular events among older residents of long-term care facilities who were prescribed intensive- and moderate-dose statins
    • Healthcare utilization costs of emerging adults with mood and anxiety disorders in an early intervention treatment program compared to a matched cohort
    • Survival and health care use after feeding tube placement in children with neurologic impairment
    • Disparities in breast cancer diagnosis for immigrant women in Ontario and BC: results from the CanIMPACT study
  • January 2019

    Infographics
    • Early initiation of palliative care is associated with reduced late-life acute-hospital use: a population-based retrospective cohort study
    • Cervical cancer screening access for women who experience imprisonment in Ontario, Canada
    • Effect of early physician follow-up on mortality and subsequent hospital admissions after emergency care for heart failure: a retrospective cohort study
    • Appropriate treatment receipt after breast-conserving surgery
    ICES in the News
    • Death and readmissions after hospital discharge during the December holiday period: cohort study
    • Incidence of cirrhosis in young birth cohorts in Canada from 1997 to 2016: a retrospective population-based study
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    • Evaluating the impact of prescribed versus nonprescribed benzodiazepine use in methadone maintenance therapy: results from a population-based retrospective cohort study
    • Overweight and obesity in preschool aged children and risk of mental health service utilization
    • Young stroke survivors with no early recurrence at high long‐term risk of adverse outcomes
    • Covariate-adjusted survival analyses in propensity-score matched samples: imputing potential time-to-event outcomes
    • A population-based study of the frequency and predictors of induced abortion among women with schizophrenia
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