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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.

  • November 2018

    • Many Ontario youths not receiving timely follow-up after first emergency visit for psychotic disorder
    • Blood lithium monitoring practices in a population-based sample of older adults
    • Prevalence of severe maternal morbidity and factors associated with maternal mortality in Ontario, Canada
    ICES Research Video Trailer
    • Mortality and chronic disease risk associated with poor life satisfaction: a population-based cohort study
    ICES in the News
    • Cancer in First Nations People in Ontario: Incidence, Mortality, Survival and Prevalence
    • Maternal intellectual or developmental disability and newborn discharge to protective services
    • Screening for a new primary cancer in patients with existing metastatic cancer: a retrospective cohort study
    • Mental health outcomes after major trauma in Ontario: a population-based analysis
    • Comparative risk of harm associated with trazodone or atypical antipsychotic use in older adults with dementia
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    • Pilot study of the ability to probabilistically link clinical trial patients to administrative data and determine long-term outcomes
    • Describing the process of ethical conduct of research in an Ontario-wide First Nations diabetes research project
    • Patient engagement in a trial testing a new strategy of acute heart failure care
    • Generational patterns of asthma incidence among immigrants to Canada over two decades: a population-based cohort study
    • Influence of surgical procedures and general anesthesia on child development before primary school entry among matched sibling pairs
    • Regional variation in healthcare spending and mortality among senior high-cost healthcare users in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective matched cohort study
    • High health care costs among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: a population based study
  • October 2018

    • Comparison of prescribing practices for older adults treated by female versus male physicians: a retrospective cohort study
    • Reducing repeat imaging in hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgical cancer care through shared diagnostic imaging repositories
    • Frequency and impact of prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use among patients with hypertension, heart failure, or chronic kidney disease
    • Access to health care and medical health services use for Canadian military families posted to Ontario: a retrospective cohort study
    ICES Research Video
    • Variation in the health outcomes associated with frailty among home care clients: relevance of caregiver distress and client sex
    ICES in the News
    • Use of the emergency department as a first point of contact for mental health care by immigrant youth in Canada: a population-based study
    • Influenza vaccine effectiveness in preventing influenza-associated hospitalizations during pregnancy: a multi-country retrospective test negative design study, 2010-2016
    • Physician characteristics associated with ordering 4 low-value screening tests in primary care
    • Emergency department volume and outcomes for patients after chest pain assessment
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    • Propensity-score matching with competing risks in survival analysis
    • Increased risk of traffic injury after a cerebrovascular event
    • Estimating the incidence of first-episode psychosis using population-based health administrative data to inform early psychosis intervention services
    • Association of cataract surgical outcomes with late surgeon career stages: a population-based cohort study
  • September 2018

    • Initial cholinesterase inhibitor therapy dose and serious events in older women and men
    • Traumatic brain injury as an independent risk factor for problem gambling: a matched case-control study
      ICES in the News
      • Landscape of Prescription Stimulant Use
      • Emergency department use and enrollment in a medical home providing after-hours care
      • Identification and management of frailty in the primary care setting
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      • Are we making a difference in primary care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities?
      • Antipsychotic drug dispensing in older adults with parkinsonism
      • Low-dose trazodone, benzodiazepines and fall-related injuries in nursing homes: a matched-cohort study
      • Variation in the health outcomes associated with frailty among home care clients: relevance of caregiver distress and client sex
      • Trends in mental health service utilisation in immigrant youth in Ontario, Canada, 1996–2012: a population-based longitudinal cohort study
      • Sleep apnea increases the risk of new hospitalized atrial fibrillation: a historical cohort study
    • August 2018

      • Geographic Variation in Primary Care Need, Service Use and Providers in Ontario, 2015/16
      • Food insecurity status and mortality among adults in Ontario, Canada
      • Association between statin use and cardiovascular events after carotid artery revascularization
      • Rapid repeat pregnancy among women with intellectual and developmental disabilities: a population-based cohort study
        ICES in the News
        • Contributions of prescribed and non-prescribed opioids to opioid related deaths: a population based cohort study in Ontario, Canada
        • Pregabalin and the risk for opioid-related death: a nested case-control study
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        • Characteristics of nurse practitioner practice in family health teams in Ontario, Canada
        • Medical costs of delayed hip fracture surgery
        • Patterns of mortality among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ontario 
        • Narcolepsy and adjuvanted pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 vaccines – multi-country assessment
        • Unmet need for mental health services among people screened but not admitted to an early psychosis intervention program
        • A matched case-control study to assess the association between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and thrombotic microangiopathy
      • July 2018

        • Health Care Cost of Smoking in Ontario, 2003 to 2041
        Infographics / Quote Graphics
        • Beyond the grey tsunami: a cross-sectional population-based study of multimorbidity in Ontario
        • Association of frailty and long‐term survival in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting
        • Place of care trajectories in the last two weeks of life: a population-based cohort study of Ontario decedents
        • Diabetes transition care and adverse events: a population-based cohort study in Ontario, Canada
          ICES in the News
          • Development and validation of a cardiovascular disease risk prediction model using population health surveys: the Cardiovascular Disease Population Risk Tool (CVDPoRT)
          • Sex differences in outcomes of heart failure in an ambulatory, population-based cohort from 2009 to 2013
          • Adverse effect of long work hours on incident diabetes in 7065 Ontario workers followed for 12 years
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          • The characteristics and outcomes of patients who make an emergency department visit for hypertension after use of a home or pharmacy blood pressure device
          • Case mix, patterns of care, and inpatient outcomes among Ontario kidney transplant centers: a population-based study
          • Thiazide diuretic dose and risk of kidney stones in older adults: a retrospective cohort study
          • Second-generation anti-depressants and risk of new-onset seizures in the elderly
          • Prenatal biochemical screening and long term risk of maternal cardiovascular disease: population based cohort study
        • June 2018

          Remembering Jack Tu
          • High-risk medications often re-prescribed after potentially serious drug effects
          • People with schizophrenia spectrum disorders account for more than 1 in 10 suicide deaths in Ontario
          • Women's risk of blood clots may be doubled in the six weeks following an abortion
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            • Sex ratios at birth among second generation mothers of South Asian ethnicity in Ontario, Canada
            • Reporting and evaluating wait times for urgent hip fracture surgery in Ontario, Canada
            • Association of cataract surgery with traffic crashes
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            • The Mental Health of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario: Lessons from Administrative Health Data
            • Maternal and infant outcomes associated with lithium use in pregnancy
            • Family physician remuneration schemes and specialist referrals: quasi‐experimental evidence from Ontario, Canada
            • Serotonergic antidepressant use and morbidity and mortality among older adults with COPD
            • Evaluating the early impacts of delisting of high strength opioid on patterns of prescribing in Ontario
            • How are physicians delivering palliative care? A population-based retrospective cohort study describing the mix of generalist and specialist palliative care models in the last year of life
            • Hepatitis C testing, status and treatment among marginalized people who use drugs in an inner city setting: an observational cohort study
          • May 2018

            September 2018 IPDLN Conference in Banff
            • Food insecurity more than doubles the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
            • Happiness linked to future health care costs
            • People with diabetes at increased risk for preventable complications after cancer diagnosis
            • Study identifies red flags for frontline providers when treating infants with bronchiolitis
              ICES in the News
              • Rates of whooping cough in Ontario much higher than previously thought
              • Nearly a quarter of all Ontarians newly prescribed opioids received a daily dose exceeding clinical guidelines
              • Study finds no link between HPV vaccination and risk of autoimmune disorders
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              • A population-based study of the risk of osteoporosis and fracture with dutasteride and finasteride
              • Unlocking First Nations health information through data linkage
              • Neighbourhood socioeconomic position and risks of major chronic diseases and all-cause mortality: a quasi-experimental study
              • Benchmarking time to initiation of end-of-life homecare nursing: a population-based cancer cohort study in regions across Canada
              • Factors associated with imaging in patients with early breast cancer after initial treatment
              • Association of clinical and economic outcomes with permanent pacemaker implantation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement
            • April 2018

              Early bird registration and confirmed keynote speakers: 2018 IPDLN Conference
              • Low income, mental health needs put teens at higher risk for diabetes complications as adults
              • Ontario Stroke Evaluation Report 2018
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                • Opioids linked to 1 in 6 deaths among young adults in Ontario
                ICES Research Video Series
                • Li Bai on diabetes, hypertension risk and exposure to ultrafine particles
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                • The use of electronic consultations is associated with lower specialist referral rates: a cross-sectional study using population-based health administrative data
                • Associations between neighborhood walkability and incident and ongoing asthma in children
                • Derivation and validation of a generalizable preoperative frailty index using population-based health administrative data
                • Refugee maternal and perinatal health in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective population-based study
                • Youth mental health services utilization rates after a large-scale social media campaign: population-based interrupted time-series analysis
                • Association between quality domains and health care spending across physician networks
              • March 2018

                Early bird registration open: 2018 IPDLN Conference
                • Supportive housing program for clients with severe mental illness could save funding dollars
                • Generic clopidogrel is as effective as Plavix for treating unstable angina or heart attack
                • High unmet needs for mental health care among major ethnic groups in Ontario
                • Almost all Ontarians accumulate multiple chronic conditions over their lifetime
                  ICES in the News
                  • More people rely on Ontario's catastrophic drug plan as medication costs rise
                  • Early psychosis programs significantly reduce patient mortality, study finds
                  Mental Health and Addictions System Performance in Ontario: Report and Launch Symposium
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                  • Solid organ transplantation in patients with preexisting malignancies in remission: a propensity score matched cohort study
                  • Gabapentin dose and the 30-day risk of altered mental status in older adults: a retrospective population-based study
                  • Comparison of opioid prescribing among cancer and non-cancer patients aged 18-64: analysis using administrative data
                  • Causes of death in rheumatoid arthritis: how do they compare to the general population?
                • February 2018

                  • People who receive physician visits at home in last year of life are less likely to die in hospital
                  • 3 in 4 Ontarians hospitalized for psychiatric care are admitted involuntarily
                    ICES in the News
                    • Single fathers at increased risk of premature death, perhaps due to unhealthy lifestyle
                    • Childhood cancer survivors found to be at higher risk of mental illness
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                    • Patterns of methadone maintenance treatment provision in Ontario: Policy success or pendulum excess?
                    • Health services burden of undiagnosed and overdiagnosed COPD
                    • T-cell receptor excision circle levels and safety of paediatric immunization: a population-based self-controlled case series analysis
                    • Association between newborn metabolic profiles and pediatric kidney disease
                    • Association of polypharmacy with survival, complications and healthcare resource use after elective non-cardiac surgery: a population-based cohort study
                    • Increasing incidence and prevalence of World Health Organization groups 1 to 4 pulmonary hypertension: a population-based cohort study in Ontario, Canada
                    • Assessing covariate balance when using the generalized propensity score with quantitative or continuous exposures
                  • January 2018

                    Call for abstracts: IPDLN 2018 Conference
                    • Diabetes risk in childhood cancer survivors: a population-based study
                    • Association between handover of anesthesia care and adverse postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing major surgery
                      ICES in the News
                      • Acute myocardial infarction after laboratory-confirmed influenza infection
                      • Effect of air quality alerts on human health: a regression discontinuity analysis in Toronto, Canada
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                      • Temporal trends in mental health service utilization across outpatient and acute care sectors: a population-based study from 2006 to 2014
                      • The economic burden of cancer care in Canada: a population-based cost study
                      • Elevated incidence of atrial fibrillation and stroke in patients with atrial flutter – a population-based study
                      • The relation between food insecurity and mental health care service utilization in Ontario
                      • Intergenerational abortion tendency between mothers and teenage daughters: population based cohort study
                      • The impact of diabetes on breast cancer treatments and outcomes: a population-based study
                      • Predictors of specialized pediatric palliative care involvement and impact on patterns of end-of-life care in children with cancer