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At a Glance

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.

  • December 2006

    • ACE inhibitors associated with reduced risk of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
    • Continuity of physician care is not likely to reduce the volume of lab tests
    • Recommendations for establishing an Ontario Citizens' Council to guide drug policy
    • Restrictions on elective hospital admissions may be insufficient to meet demand in pandemic
    • ICES Primary Care Atlas most comprehensive report of its kind in Ontario
  • November 2006

    • ICES study shows ED waiting times and crowding not affected by patients with minor ailments
    • Addition of diagnostic imaging equipment in rural areas improves local health care
    • PPIs do not raise risk of hospitalization for C. difficile in elderly patients taking antibiotics
    • Many elderly diabetes patients not receiving recommended drugs
    • Study compares treatment outcomes for achalasia patients
  • October 2006

    • Joint replacement surgery wait times impacted by patients’ willingness to have procedure
    • Women newly-diagnosed with diabetes are more likely to have a history of breast cancer
    • Analysis reveals important lessons about cross-provincial drug plan research
    • Initial, confidential CABG report cards had biggest impact on reducing mortality rates
    • ICES report examines the burden of asthma in the under 40 population
  • September 2006

    • Different form of heart failure found to be common and deadly
    • Local availability of rheumatologists affects specialist utilization by arthritis patients
    • Study shows no significant difference among ACE inhibitors for heart attack patients
    • ICES report examines state of primary care services for specific patient populations
    • Mortality of patients on life support does not differ by hospital volume
  • July/August 2006

    • Significant proportion of Ontario cancer patients have poor quality end-of-life care
    • Clinical trials that use acronyms are cited more often
    • Study identifies performance measures for emergency department care for children
    • ICES report presents in-depth look at primary care across the life-cycle
    • Landmark report examines influence of geography on heart disease patients across Canada
  • June 2006

    • Study shows wide disparities in effectiveness of anti-smoking laws across Canada
    • Mental health care use is unequal between socioeconomic groups
    • Women and low income earners more likely to have dangerous colorectal cancer complications
    • Wait times not growing, but inequities still exist, ICES report shows
    • Physician prescribing patterns are improving for diabetes patients with hypertension
  • May 2006

    • SSRI antidepressants associated with increased risk of suicide in first month of therapy
    • Women with diabetes may have increased risk of breast cancer
    • Ontario's universal influenza program having a positive impact on vaccination rates
    • ICES report shows Ontario's health information is in need of urgent upgrades
    • Prescribing of Alzheimer's drugs varies among Canadian family physicians despite guidelines
  • April 2006

    • Common antibiotic can cause potentially fatal blood sugar abnormalities
    • Spironolactone often prescribed to inappropriate heart failure patients
    • Low-risk chest pain patients may not benefit from electrocardiographic monitoring
    • New cervical cancer treatment recommendations have changed practice in Ontario
    • Pregestational diabetes becoming more common in Ontariowomen
  • March 2006

    • Increases in cardiac tests outpacing growth of heart disease
    • Immunizations not up-to-date in many Ontario two-year-olds
    • Statins may help to protect heart disease patients against sepsis
    • Ontarians with depression have equitable access to mental health services
    • Acne patients in lower income groups less likely to be referred to dermatologists
  • February 2006

    • ICES report provides in-depth look at physician services in rural and Northern Ontario
    • Traditional risk factors more influential than SES in explaining differences in heart attack mortality
    • Adults with disabilities from childhood require improved processes of care
    • Blood sugar control better for persons with diabetes who receive specialist care
    • Suicidal individuals without depression require better contact with mental health professionals
  • January 2006

    • Paper discusses current challenges facing diagnostic imaging sector
    • More people with diabetes negates gains from reduced cardiovascular complications
    • Metabolic problems increase risk of pregnancy complications
    • Rural family medicine programs growing, but curriculums not adhering to guidelines
    • Women may require more information for stroke care decision-making
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