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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 2011

    • Almost one in five methadone patients filling prescriptions for other opioids
    • Multiple factors influence choice of cardiac procedures across Ontario hospitals
    • Older drivers taking antidepressants with other drugs at higher risk of car crashes
    • ICES study examines health system use of frail Ontario seniors
    • Drug combination may lead to hyperkalaemia in the elderly
  • November 2011

    • One in six residents of Ontario long-term care homes receives nine or more medications
    • Regulatory agency warnings reduced pediatric desmopressin prescribing rates
    • One-third of Ontarians hospitalized for depression not receiving recommended followup care
    • Stroke prevention clinic referrals linked to significantly lower patient mortality
    • Congenital heart defects more prevalent in children of lower socioeconomic status
  • October 2011

    • Tamoxifen use linked to increased diabetes risk in breast cancer survivors
    • Drug-eluting stents reduce need for revascularization in treatment of SVG disease
    • Poor health status outranks socioeconomic status as greater predictor of ED use
    • Low-income girls in Ontario least likely to complete HPV vaccine regimen
    • Antibiotic use common among residents of Ontario nursing homes
  • September 2011

    • Emergency department triage of heart attack patients improved in Ontario
    • One in four Ontario adults will be diagnosed with COPD: study
    • Few Ontario women with gestational diabetes receive followup testing for type 2 diabetes
    • Many seniors fail to renew prescriptions after discharge from hospital
    • Cholinesterase inhibitors not linked to postsurgery complications in seniors with dementia
  • August 2011

    • Study raises doubts about value of heart ultrasound before elective surgery
    • Ontario’s recent immigrants safer drivers than long-term residents: study
    • Canada’s nonwhite ethnic groups at higher risk for Type 2 diabetes than white counterparts
    • ED wait times associated with higher rates of mortality and hospital admission in Ontario
    • Bronchodilators linked to bladder dysfunction in patients with COPD
  • June/July 2011

    • Lower risk of death in COPD patients taking long-acting beta-agonists
    • End-of-life care for lung cancer patients differs in Ontario and the United States
    • Less than half of patients with multiple sclerosis continually adhere to drug therapies
    • Improving system efficiency by implementing stroke best practices
    • Myocardial perfusion imaging predicts cardiovascular outcomes
  • May 2011

    • One in 25 patients have complications after implanted cardioverter-defibrillator replacement
    • Statin use before major elective surgery may prevent kidney injury in older patients
    • Patients with incidental abdominal aneurysms not receiving appropriate follow-up
    • Ontario women with depression less likely to seek screening for breast, cervical cancer
    • Assessment tools track symptoms and performance status for end-of-life cancer care
  • April 2011

    • Study compares use of certain cholesterol-lowering drugs in the U.S. and Canada
    • Adults with developmental disabilities and psychiatric issues more frequent ED visitors
    • Incidence of upper GI cancers rising dramatically in Ontario
    • Health promotion program effective in reducing heart disease hospitalizations in Ontario
    • Excessive doses of opioids prescribed for nonmalignant pain linked to increased risk of death
  • March 2011

    • Heart attack patients with depression less likely to receive priority care in emergency rooms
    • Long-term use of osteoporosis drugs linked to rare fractures of the thigh bone
    • Painkiller prescribing rates and outcomes vary among Ontario family physicians
    • Study finds significant variation in rates of lung cancer incidence and surgical care in Ontario
    • Majority of colonoscopy-related adverse events detectable within 14 days of procedure
  • February 2011

    • Low-income Ontarians being prescribed opioids in contravention of guidelines
    • Universal access to health care not enough to ensure Canadians get and stay healthy
    • Understanding future risk of diabetes mellitus for women with gestational diabetes mellitus
    • New online tool predicts probability of death from stroke
    • More than one in four Ontario babies delivered by caesarean section: POWER Study
  • January 2011

    • Most Ontarians have geographic access to primary and urgent care [Clarification]
    • Children from low-income neighbourhoods more likely to undergo surgery for bowel disease
    • Macrolide antibiotics pose a risk for seniors being treated for hypertension
    • Infectious diseases kill nearly 5,000 Ontarians annually: OAHPP/ICES study
    • Rheumatoid arthritis patients treated by specialists more likely to receive early drug therapy
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