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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 2012

    • No elevated risk of heart disease for those who became ill during Walkerton E. coli outbreak
    • Patients with mental illness have shorter ED wait times during crowded periods
    • Study offers more complete picture of physician compensation in Ontario
    • International prescribing rates vary among elderly patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    • Concurrent mother-baby admission to ICU carries high mortality risk
  • November 2012

    • Increased OxyContin dispensing in Canada after U.S. launch of tamper-resistant formulation
    • Study examines appropriate use of angioplasty and bypass surgery in Ontario
    • Prostate removal linked to a 5% risk of subsequent urinary incontinence surgery
    • Most seniors on warfarin therapy for atrial fibrillation stop treatment within five years
    • Cataract surgery in Ontario expected to double by 2036
  • October 2012

    • People with schizophrenia more likely to die of heart attack, less likely to receive cardiac care
    • Mental illness and addictions costing Ontarians years of life: ICES/PHO study
    • Only a third of children with asthma seen in an Ontario ED seek follow-up care
    • Physician warnings for medically unfit drivers decrease road crashes
    • Risk of developing diabetes higher in less walkable Toronto neighbourhoods
  • September 2012

    • Work environment with no job control may put women at risk of diabetes
    • Incidence of heart failure declining among Ontario seniors but prognosis remains poor
    • Cost of adverse drug reactions among elderly Ontarians exceeds $13 million annually
    • Ontario hospitals reduce C. difficile infection rate after public reporting introduced
    • Common antibiotics pose a rare risk of severe liver injury in older patients
  • July/August 2012

    • Provinces, hospitals could save millions by harmonizing drug buying: study
    • Physician incentive payments have limited impact on care provided to diabetes patients
    • Fewer than half of severely injured car crash occupants triaged to a trauma centre
    • Demand for dialysis increases three-fold following cardiac and vascular surgeries
    • Two drugs used to treat eye disease don’t increase risk of stroke or heart attack
  • June 2012

    • New decision-support tool helps ED physicians predict risk of death in heart failure patients
    • Influenza vaccine coverage very low for Ontario children under age two
    • Antidepressant exposure linked to form of glaucoma in older adults
    • Better safe than sorry not always true when it comes to diagnoses
    • Richest and poorest people in Toronto hospitalized for different reasons
  • May 2012

    • Postpartum maternal prescribing of codeine not a major risk to newborns
    • Common cholesterol medication may impair renal function in elderly patients
    • Less than half of Ontario patients newly diagnosed with asthma receive lung function test
    • More than two-thirds of Ontarians with diabetes live in major urban centres
    • Antidepressant-beta blocker pairing does not pose increased risk for bradycardia in seniors
  • April 2012

    • Study examines the impact of unhealthy habits on life expectancy of Ontarians
    • Immigrants have increased risk of preeclampsia in pregnancy
    • Many patients with chronic kidney disease have fistulas created outside recommended time
    • Landmark study finds Ontario’s Métis population more prone to diabetes
    • Antipsychotic use among seniors linked to increased risk of high blood sugar
  • March 2012

    • Patients prescribed painkillers after minor surgery may become chronic users
    • Antibiotic and dementia drug combination not linked to increased cardiac events in seniors
    • Kidney donors at no greater risk of heart disease than non-donors
    • Primary care models vary in their care for Ontario’s poor and sick
    • Higher-spending hospitals in Ontario have better patient outcomes
  • February 2012

    • Study examines effect of government policies on payments to Ontario physicians
    • Stroke patients treated with tPA progress through inpatient rehabilitation more rapidly
    • Dementia drug does not increase risk of adverse pulmonary outcomes in seniors with COPD
    • Women more likely to experience complications after ICD implantation
    • Funding and safety warnings have significant effect on ESA use in cancer patients
  • January 2012

    • Serious reactions to measles, mumps and rubella vaccine uncommon: study
    • Majority of asthma sufferers have active disease with lengthy periods of remission
    • Preoperative consultation rates vary widely among Ontario hospitals
    • Stroke patients receiving more inpatient services have reduced mortality from pneumonia
    • Transitions between health care settings present risks for older adults
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