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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 2009

    • Influenza vaccine safe for patients with myasthenia gravis
    • Less than half of Ontarians with depression see a doctor for treatment: POWER Study
    • Study identifies hospital markers linked to improved survival rates for heart attack patients
    • Youth with diabetes likely to be hospitalized while transitioning to adult care
    • One in four Ontario hospitals change cardiac care policies after public report cards released
  • November 2009

    • Risk of abnormally slow heart rate twice as high in those taking drugs to slow dementia
    • Study examines patterns of gynaecological cancer care in Ontario
    • Blood pressure at hospital discharge a predictor of mortality in patients with heart failure
    • Suboptimal medication adherence linked to increased mortality in patients with stents
    • Study sets targets to make Ontario Canada's healthiest province
  • October 2009

    • More educated patients have better access to specialist health care in Ontario
    • Antipsychotic dispensing rates linked to increased risk of death for nursing home residents
    • Patients with acute kidney injury more likely to need dialysis within five years
    • POWER Study: Fewer than half of women with abnormal Pap tests receive follow-up care
    • Study confirms sex bias in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator use
  • September 2009

    • Popular diabetes medications have different rates of heart failure and death
    • Mild glucose intolerance in pregnancy may signal increased cardiovascular risk in later life
    • Study finds 50% increase in inflammatory bowel disease in Ontario children in past decade
    • Risk factors for cardiovascular disease on the rise among Canada's young and poor
    • Diabetic seniors taking antipsychotic drugs at higher risk of hospitalization for hyperglycemia
  • July/August 2009

    • Canadian spending on heart drugs doubles to more than $5 billion a year
    • Ontario women live longer but are sicker: Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-based Report (POWER) study
    • Household income influences risk of death in infants with complex medical conditions
    • Physician visits made by asthma sufferers exposed to air pollution linked to income level
    • Hip and knee replacement surgery saves the health system money
  • June 2009

    • Heart attack patients not prioritized properly in Ontario emergency departments
    • Study forecasts considerable increase in Ontarians needing dialysis services
    • Primary care reform not solving healthcare access for the poor and chronically ill
    • Mortality and hospitalization rates for cardiovascular diseases declining steadily in Canada
    • Administrative data tool reveals more Ontario children being diagnosed with diabetes
  • May 2009

    • Highly educated Ontarians have better access to psychiatric care
    • Drug for enlarged prostate can cause complications after cataract surgery
    • Serious adverse events linked to use of dementia drug in older adults
    • Even mild blood sugar-level abnormalities during pregnancy increase type 2 diabetes risk
    • Many patients who undergo incomplete colonoscopies receive suboptimal follow-up
  • April 2009

    • Ontario achieves modest gains with universal influenza immunization program
    • Anesthesia consultation before surgery reduces hospital stay
    • Diabetic patients with heart disease receive more benefit from paclitaxel-eluting stents
    • Statin therapy associated with reduced mortality at five years in heart failure patients
    • Wealthier heart attack survivors more likely to make needed lifestyle changes
  • March 2009

    • Wealthy Ontarians have better access to MRI scans
    • Diabetes testing more common but its effectiveness questioned
    • Risk of eye infection low after cataract surgery
    • Audit finds major improvements in stroke care in Ontario
    • Study questions use of expensive patient transfer resources for routine, non-urgent trips
  • February 2009

    • Acid suppressants increase heart attack risk for patients taking popular cardiac drug
    • Study measures impact of recurring hospitalizations for heart failure on mortality
    • Cardiac rehabilitation services provide significant survival benefit to committed users
    • Study finds a 10-year decline in Ontario hospitalizations for traumatic brain injury
    • Electronic archiving systems have little impact on the frequency of duplicate diagnostic imaging
  • January 2009

    • Study probes effectiveness of colonoscopy in identifying some colon cancers
    • Residential environment has little effect on birthweight of children of recent immigrants
    • Depression associated with significantly higher use of health services by heart attack survivors
    • Health care utilization in Ontario increases significantly among older age groups
    • Study identifies Canadians at greatest risk for colonoscopy complications
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