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  • February 2014

    • Rates of thyroid cancer diagnosis vary four-fold across Ontario’s health planning regions
    • Adults with chronic kidney disease at increased risk for bone fracture
    • Lower surgeon volumes linked to greater risk of postsurgery hospitalization in patients with Crohn’s disease
    • Heart rate at hospital discharge a predictor of mortality in patients with chronic heart failure
    • Women with schizophrenia at higher risk for pre-term birth and pregnancy complications
  • September 2014

    • Ontario physicians more likely than general population to register for organ donation
    • Testosterone replacement therapy in older men has tripled in 15 years
    • Physician payment incentives do little to improve Ontario’s cancer screening rate
    • Heart failure patients have worse outcomes at hospitals with low admission rates
    • Increasing the number of psychiatrists may not improve patient access to psychiatric care
  • October 2014

    • One in 200 Ontarians have inflammatory bowel disease; rate among world's highest
    • No difference in risk of adverse gastrointestinal events with two eye drugs
    • Few patients with bladder cancer referred to a medical oncologist prior to surgery
    • Long-term proton pump inhibitor therapy linked to hospitalization for low blood magnesium
    • Babies born in Canada to immigrant mothers have lower risk of cerebral palsy
  • December 2014

    • Ontario regulatory interventions significantly reduce prescriptions for potentially misused drugs
    • Women with bipolar disorder nearly twice as likely to deliver preterm babies
    • Canadian-educated doctors more likely to screen patients for cancer
    • Survival rates improving for patients arriving at the emergency department after cardiac arrest
    • Kidney donors more likely to be diagnosed with gestational hypertension or preeclampsia
  • April 2014

    • Cost of home care services for Ontarians with colorectal cancer averages $2,180 annually
    • Wait times to see specialists in Ontario longer than physician and patient surveys report
    • Incidence of diabetes in pregnancy doubled over 14-year period in Ontario
    • Cost of treating patients varies seven-fold among Ontario’s heart failure clinics
    • Surgical safety checklists have not improved patient outcomes in Ontario
  • June 2014

    • Four unhealthy habits land Ontarians in hospital more than 900,000 days a year
    • Higher strength statins linked to moderately increased risk of diabetes
    • Prompt follow-up care after ICD procedure associated with significant reduction in death
    • Cervical cancer screening may offer little benefit to women before age 30
    • One in six adults receiving care at Ontario diabetes education centres do not have diabetes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • April 2010

    • Study finds many patients with stable angina improve with medicines alone
    • At least one in 10 adults suffers from COPD but mortality rate declining
    • One-quarter of Ontario nursing home residents visit the ED at least once in six months
    • Ontario immigrants' duration of residence directly related to likelihood of preterm births
    • With better palliative care, fewer emergency department visits possible for cancer patients
  • March 2010

    • Popular antidepressant blocks life-saving benefits of tamoxifen in breast cancer patients
    • Major complications after ICD implantation linked to increased mortality risk
    • Urological infections a concern for men undergoing TRUS-guided prostate biopsy
    • Simple tool identifies patients who may need closer monitoring after leaving hospital
    • Off-label use of Avastin to treat macular degeneration mushrooming in Ontario
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • December 2005

    • Certain pregnancy complications may increase the risk of heart disease in women
    • Use of CT and MRI scans increased at a greater rate in non-cancer patients
    • Depression during hospitalization for coronary syndromes can impact mortality rates
    • Study highlights important differences in heart failure care between the U.S. and Ontario
    • Elderly have increased use of EDs during flu outbreaks
  • September 2005

    • ICES report outlines latest trends in Ontario primary care services
    • Antipsychotics increase risk of movement disorders in dementia patients
    • Various statins equally effective for preventing recurrent heart attacks or death in the elderly
    • Study demonstrates which groups are more likely to get colorectal cancer screening
    • Obese people at greater risk for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • March 2005

    • Internationally trained doctors provide same level of heart attack care as Canadian physicians
    • U.S. cancer centers of excellence have lower surgical mortality, but same long-term survival rates
    • Diabetic patients with poor blood sugar control could be better managed
    • Aging "baby boomers" will increase need for life support in ICUs
    • Clinical trials of Alzheimer’s drug do not adequately represent patients taking it
  • Februrary 2005

    • Blueprint for children’s health services needed in Ontario
    • SSRIs do not increase risk of digoxin toxicity
    • Minorities under represented in clinical trials
    • Surgeon specialty and volume impacts outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer
    • Single data source could help improve heart attack care in Canada
  • January 2005

    • Potentially inappropriate drugs for seniors available through ODB
    • Alcohol-related hospitalizations highest in low-income, middle-aged individuals
    • Study shows new benefit of statins in heart failure patients
    • Diabetics who manage glucose levels effectively are not as diligent with other conditions
    • Elderly colorectal cancer patients have worse outcomes following surgery
  • November 2004

    • Study provides insights into non-invasive cardiac testing in Ontario
    • Higher income people more likely to receive colorectal cancer tests
    • Little evidence available to support the use of atypical antipsychotics to treat dementia
    • Flu outbreaks account for nearly 25% of ED overcrowding
    • Antihypertensive medications do not increase risk of type 2 diabetes
  • September 2004

    • Access to specialists improves treatment for arthritis patients
    • Colonoscopy does not detect all colon cancers
    • Socioeconomic status affects common childhood surgeries
    • Study shows wide variation in cardiac arrest outcomes across Canada
    • Atypical antipsychotic drugs not associated with increased risk of stroke in elderly
  • July/August 2004

    • Spironolactone use can lead to increased hospitalizations and deaths from high potassium
    • More hospital beds filled by patients requiring life support
    • More detailed cardiac procedure data needed
    • Low number of Ontarians screened for colorectal cancer
    • Certain maternal factors cause developmental disorders in young children
  • April 2004

    • Privacy concerns hinder the development of useful medical registries needed to improve care
    • Infant hospitalizations impacted by family’s health
    • Patients at high risk for stroke are being under treated in Ontario
    • Study shows striking variation in the use of end-of-life care in U.S. hospitals
    • Rectal cancer patients treated at high-volume hospitals have better outcomes
  • March 2004

    • Nearly one quarter of hospital patients experienced an adverse event after discharge
    • Consumer expectations vs. health system sustainability: can a balance be achieved?
    • Obesity and asthma unrelated in children
    • Thousands more Ontarians should be screened for colorectal cancer
    • ALLHAT trial shows that physicians’ prescribing patterns change in response to new evidence
  • January 2004

    • New approach needed for drug evaluation in Canada
    • Chest pain patients in higher SES neighbourhoods have shorter ambulance transport times
    • Elderly men in the U.S. are receiving excessive screening for prostate cancer
    • Heart failure index can help doctors predict risk of death
    • Dementia patients use more resources, but in a similar pattern to patients without dementia
  • September 2008

    • No increase in cardiovascular risk detected for kidney donors in years following donation
    • Seriously ill hospitalized patients unaffected by SARS restrictions in Toronto
    • Flexible sigmoidoscopy of limited benefit in screening for cancers of the proximal colon
    • Mechanically ventilated patients benefit from early tracheostomy
    • Study shows epidural anaesthesia only slightly improves postoperative survival
  • March 2008

    • Scientists estimate expected survival time for patients suffering from heart failure
    • Study suggests women with vulvar cancer may not be receiving optimal care
    • Heart attack survivors who don’t fill prescriptions have increased risk of one-year mortality
    • Drug history profiles based solely on provincial drug benefit claims likely to be incomplete
    • Prescription cost-sharing adversely affects children’s use of asthma medication
  • January 2008

    • Over one in 10 elderly hypertensive Ontarians being prescribed beta blockers as initial therapy
    • Low colorectal cancer detection rates support the need for an organized screening program
    • Elderly COPD patients benefit significantly from combined generalist and specialist care
    • Long-term statin use may be associated with decreased risk of bleeding in warfarin users
    • Study reveals inequities among Ontario ICD recipients
  • February 2008

    • Physicians reluctant to report patients who are medically unfit to drive
    • Women with diabetes experience higher mortality rates following breast cancer
    • Study examines anticoagulation control and hospitalization in elderly patients
    • Benefit of long-term cholinesterase inhibitor use for dementia patients questioned
    • Value of cardiac troponin testing confirmed as a predictor of mortality in heart failure patients
  • May 2008

    • Rise in prevalence of hypertension partly explained by decline in mortality
    • Children of immigrants more likely to be immunized than children of non-immigrants
    • Study finds risk of serious assault spikes with alcohol sales
    • Some ACE inhibitors less beneficial in treating elderly patients with congestive heart failure
    • Study describes indicators of aggressive end-of-life care among lung cancer patients
  • December 2008

    • Hernia surgery wait times increase risk for infants and young children
    • Universal access to chicken pox vaccine reduces burden on Ontario’s health care system
    • Increasing access to antiplatelet drug improves cardiovascular outcomes
    • Study finds significant regional variation in rates of diagnostic imaging across Ontario
    • New cancer surgery atlas maps variations in patterns of care in Ontario
  • October 2008

    • Warfarin underused by patients at high risk for stroke
    • Statin use in elderly patients linked to higher risk of delirium after surgery
    • Attendance at diabetes education centres associated with access to regular primary care
    • Study finds disparities in access to diagnostic imaging services among elderly Ontarians
    • Surgeon's specialty a factor in repeat surgeries for women with ovarian cancer
  • July/August 2013

    • Diabetes-related mortality rates plummet in Canada and the UK since mid-1990s
    • Commonly coprescribed statins and antibiotics linked to muscle loss, kidney failure in seniors
    • Low-income heart attack survivors less likely to engage in life-extending exercise
    • Trends and inequities persist after launch of colorectal cancer screening program
    • Four in five Ontario patients visiting an orthopedic surgeon do not receive surgery
  • February 2013

    • Heart failure clinics associated with decreased mortality but increased rehospitalizations
    • ED treatment often substituted for primary care for persons with spinal cord injuries
    • Older men at greater risk of hospitalization and death after starting new antipsychotic drugs
    • Higher income patients only marginally advantaged in post-hospitalization stroke care
    • Screening tool identifies symptoms most likely to result in ED visits for cancer patients
  • January 2013

    • Postmenopausal survivors of breast cancer more likely to develop diabetes
    • Fewer Ontarians with diabetes getting necessary eye exams despite public funding
    • Younger adults at greater risk of recurrent gall bladder inflammation than elderly
    • Initiatives needed to improve outcomes, decrease costs for children with medical complexity
    • Health costs associated with obesity modest in isolation but significant with other risk factors
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