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  • September 2017

    • Higher use of home care for Ontarians with intellectual and developmental disabilities
    • H1N1 infection increased risk of premature births for pregnant women with pre-existing medical conditions
    • The shrinking health advantage: unintentional injuries among children and youth from immigrant families
    • The risk of mycobacterial infections associated with inhaled corticosteroid use
    • Mental health services use trends in Canadian Veterans: a population-based retrospective cohort study in Ontario
    ICES in the News
    • Refugee children and youth at higher risk of unintentional injury compared with non-refugee immigrants
    • Ontarians with schizophrenia die eight years younger than those without
    • Half of young adults with autism have a psychiatric diagnosis
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    • The direct healthcare costs associated with psychological distress and major depression: a population-based cohort study in Ontario, Canada 
    • Low medical morbidity and mortality after acute courses of electroconvulsive therapy in a population-based sample
    • Performance of a postnatal metabolic gestational age algorithm: a retrospective validation study among ethnic subgroups in Canada
    • Performance of a postnatal metabolic gestational age algorithm: a retrospective validation study among ethnic subgroups in Canada
    • Has province-wide symptom screening changed opioid prescribing rates in older patients with cancer?
    • Cervical cancer screening among women from Muslim-majority countries in Ontario, Canada
    • Impact of injectable furosemide hospital shortage on congestive heart failure outcomes: a time series analysis
    • Estimating the prevalence of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Higher surgeon and hospital volume improves long-term survival after radical cystectomy

    Kulkarni GS, Urbach DR, Austin PC, Fleshner NE, Laupacis A. Cancer. 2013; 119(19):3546-54. Epub 2013 Jul 9.

  • The burden of mental health and addiction in Ontario

    Ratnasingham S, Cairney J, Manson H, Rehm J, Lin E, Kurdyak P. Can J Psychiatry. 2013; 58(9):529-37.

  • The implications of regional variations in Medicare spending. Part 2: health outcomes and satisfaction with care

    Fisher ES, Wennberg DE, Stukel TA, Gottlieb DJ, Lucas FL, Pinder EL. Ann Intern Med. 2003; 138(4):288-98.

  • December 2017

    • Supply of Ontario physicians providing comprehensive care lower than thought
    • Highlighting our data partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: A population-based study of postpartum mental health service use by immigrant women in Ontario, Canada
    • Highlighting our data partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: Impact of immigration status on cancer outcomes in Ontario, Canada
    ICES research video series
    • Laura Rosella on creating a new population risk tool for predicting high-cost users of health care
    ICES in the News
    • Cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric events following varenicline use for smoking cessation
    • Financial incentives did not increase psychiatric follow-up care
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    • The role of mental health and addiction among high-cost patients: a population-based study
    • Association of atrial fibrillation and oral anticoagulant use with perioperative outcomes after major noncardiac surgery
    • Melanoma patterns of care in Ontario: a call for a strategic alignment of multidisciplinary care
    • The relationship between cardiologist care and clinical outcomes in patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation
    • Population-based study to determine the health system costs of using the 21-gene assay
    • Perioperative chemotherapy for bladder cancer in the general population: Are practice patterns finally changing?
    • Does access to end-of-life homecare nursing differ by province and community size? 
    • Using newborn screening analytes to identify cases of neonatal sepsis
  • Association of socioeconomic status and receipt of colorectal investigations: a population-based retrospective cohort study

    Singh SM, Paszat LF, Li C, He J, Vinden C, Rabeneck L. CMAJ. 2004; 171(5):461-5.

  • Surgeon specialty and operative mortality with lung resection

    Goodney PP, Lucas FL, Stukel TA, Birkmeyer JD. Ann Surg. 2005; 241(1):179-84.

  • Endoscopic follow-up of positive fecal occult blood testing observed in the Ontario FOBT project

    Paszat L, Rabeneck L, Kiefer L, Mai V, Ritvo P, Sullivan T. Can J Gastroenterol. 2007; 21(6):379-82.

  • Assessing the volume-outcome hypothesis and region-level quality improvement interventions: pancreas cancer surgery in two Canadian provinces

    Simunovic M, Urbach D, Major D, Sutradhar R, Baxter N, To T, Brown A, Davis D, Levine M. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010; 17(10):2537-44. Epub 2010 Jul 13.

  • Benchmarking time to initiation of end-of-life homecare nursing: a population-based cancer cohort study in regions across Canada

    Seow H, Qureshi D, Barbera L, McGrail K, Lawson B, Burge F, Sutradhar R. BMC Palliat Care. 2018; 17:70. Epub 2018 May 4.

  • The impact of the Choosing Wisely Campaign in urology

    Welk B, Winick-Ng J, McClure JA, Lorenzo AJ, Kulkarni G, Ordon M. Urology. 2018; 116:81-6. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

  • Misclassification of hospital volume in surgical volume-outcome analyses of persons aged 65 years and older: potential limitations of medicare data

    Baxter NN, Urbach D. Evid Based Surg. 2003; 1(1):49-55.

  • The association between visiting a primary care provider and the uptake of periodic mammograms as women get older

    Sutradhar R, Gu S, Glazier RH, Paszat LF; Ontario Cancer Screening Research Network. J Med Screen. 2016; 23(2):83-8. Epub 2015 Sep 9.

  • Reporting trends and prognostic significance of lymphovascular invasion in muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma: a population-based study

    Berman DM, Kawashima A, Peng Y, Mackillop WJ, Siemens DR, Booth CM. Int J Urol. 2015; 22(2):163-70. Epub 2014 Sep 4.

  • A systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between childhood infections and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

    Hwee J, Tait C, Sung L, Kwong JC, Sutradhar R, Pole JD. Br J Cancer. 2018; 118(1):127-37. Epub 2017 Oct 24.

  • Negative predictive value of preoperative computed tomography in determining pathologic local invasion, nodal disease, and abdominal metastases in gastric cancer

    Kagedan DJ, Frankul F, El-Sedfy A, McGregor C, Elmi M, Zagorski B, Dixon ME, Mahar AL, Vasilevska-Ristovska J, Helyer L, Rowsell C, Swallow CJ, Law CH, Coburn NG. Curr Oncol. 2016; 23(4):273-9.

  • Do diagnostic and procedure codes within population-based, administrative datasets accurately identify patients with rectal cancer?

    Musselman RP, Gomes T, Rothwell DM, Auer RC, Moloo H, Boushey RP, van Walraven C. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019; 23(2):367-76. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

  • Improved keratinocyte carcinoma outcomes with annual dermatology assessment after solid organ transplantation: population-based cohort study

    Chan AW, Fung K, Austin PC, Kim SJ, Singer LG, Baxter NN, Alhusayen R, Rochon PA. Am J Transplant. 2019; 19(2):522-31. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

  • A population-based study on NIFTP incidence and survival: Is NIFTP really a "benign" disease?

    Eskander A, Hall SF, Manduch M, Griffiths R, Irish JC. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019; 26(5):1376-84. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

  • August 2019

    • High-performing physicians are more likely to participate in a research study: findings from a quality improvement study
    • Prevalence of inappropriateness of parenteral vitamin B12 administration in Ontario Canada
    • Association of mirabegron with the risk of arrhythmia in adult patients 66 years or older—a population-based cohort study
    • Antipsychotic initiation among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ontario: a population-based cohort study
    ICES in the News
    • Association of primary care continuity with outcomes following transition to adult care for adolescents with severe mental illness
    • A 15-year population-based investigation of sexual assault cases across the province of Ontario, Canada, 2002–2016
    • Health outcomes of young children born to mothers who received 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccination during pregnancy: retrospective cohort study
    • Rates of emergency department visits attributable to alcohol use in Ontario from 2003 to 2016: a retrospective population-level study
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    • End-of-life care in individuals with respiratory diseases: a population study comparing the dying experience between those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer
    • Regional variation of premature mortality in Ontario, Canada: a spatial analysis
    • The time-varying effect of radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for DCIS
    • The impact of the long-term care homes act and public reporting on physical restraint and potentially inappropriate antipsychotic use in Ontario's long-term care homes
    • Can administrative data improve the performance of cancer clinical trial economic analyses?
    • Comparison of outcomes in elective endovascular aortic repair vs open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • December 2019

    • First Nations and Diabetes in Ontario
    • Validation study of health administrative data algorithms to identify individuals experiencing homelessness and estimate population prevalence of homelessness in Ontario, Canada
    • Association of baclofen with encephalopathy in patients with chronic kidney disease
    • Long-term mortality in mothers of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome: a population-based parallel-cohort study in England and Ontario, Canada
    • Rates of recognized pregnancy in women with disabilities in Ontario, Canada
    • Dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: health care use and cost in the last year of life
    ICES in the News
    • Long-term mental health outcomes in mothers and siblings of children with cancer: a population-based matched cohort study
    • Effect of asthma exacerbation during pregnancy in women with asthma: a population-based cohort study
    • Cross-Canada differences in early-stage breast cancer treatment and acute-care use
    • Population impact of generic valsartan recall
    • Trends of intentional drug overdose among youth: a population-based cohort study
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    • Interfacility patient sharing and clostridioides difficile infection incidence in the Ontario hospital system: a 13-year cohort study
    • The impact of air pollution on the incidence of diabetes and survival among prevalent diabetes cases
    • Comparison of cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes among practicing physicians vs the general population in Ontario, Canada
    • Real-world risk of cardiovascular outcomes associated with hypertriglyceridemia among individuals with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and potential eligibility for emerging therapies
    • Avoidable mortality rates decrease but inequity gaps widen for marginalized neighborhoods: a population-based analysis in Ontario, Canada from 1993 to 2014
  • Symptom trajectories and predictors of severe symptoms in pancreatic adenocarcinoma at the end-of-life: a population based analysis of 2,538 patients

    Hammad A, Davis LE, Mahar AL, Bubis LD,  Zhao H, Earle CC, Barbera L, Hallet J, Coburn NG. HPB (Oxford). 2019; 21(12):1744-52. Epub 2019 Jul 10. DOI: 10.1016/j.hpb.2019.04.016.

  • Use and overuse of diagnostic neck ultrasound in Ontario: retrospective population-based cohort study

    Hall SF, Griffiths R. Can Fam Physician. 2020; 66(2):e62-8. Epub 2020 Feb 1.

  • April 2020

    • Geographic access to stroke care services in rural communities in Ontario, Canada
    • Association of immigrant and refugee status with risk factors for exposure to violent assault among youths and young adults in Canada
    • Physician-based availability of psychotherapy in Ontario: a population-based retrospective cohort study
      ICES in the News
      • Association between road traffic noise and incidence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension in Toronto, Canada: a population‐based cohort study
      • Increased risk of dementia among overactive bladder patients treated with an anticholinergic medication compared to a beta-3 agonist: a population-based cohort study
      • Canada and COVID-19: learning from SARS
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      • Increasing complexity of new nursing home residents in Ontario, Canada: a serial cross-sectional study
      • Intra-provincial variation in publicly funded mental health and addictions “services” use among Canadian Armed Forces families posted across Ontario
      • Benefits of high-volume medical oncology care for noncurable pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a population-based analysis
      • Assessing the impact of early identification of patients appropriate for palliative care on resource use and costs in the final month of life
      • Characterizing risk of type 2 diabetes in First Nations people living in First Nations communities in Ontario: a population-based analysis using cross-sectional survey data
      • Health system costs for cancer medications and radiation treatment in Ontario for the 4 most common cancers: a retrospective cohort study
      • Does physician compensation for declaration of involuntary status increase the likelihood of involuntary admission? A population-level cross-sectional linked administrative database study
      • Association of primary care involvement with death or hospitalizations for patients starting dialysis
    • Effect of centralization on complex surgical care: a population-based case study of radical cystectomy

      Siemens DR, Visram K, Wei X, Booth C. Can Urol Assoc J. 2020 14(4):91-6. Epub 2019 Oct 18. DOI:

    • June 2020

      • Mood disorders in late life: a population-based analysis of prevalence, risk factors, and consequences in community-dwelling older adults in Ontario
      • Implementation of a physician incentive program for 18-month developmental screening in Ontario, Canada
      • Interventions supporting long term adherence and decreasing cardiovascular events after myocardial infarction (ISLAND): pragmatic randomised controlled trial
      ICES in the News
      • COVID-19 Laboratory Testing in Ontario: Patterns of Testing and Characteristics of Individuals Tested, as of April 30, 2020
      • Risk of hospitalization with hemorrhage among older adults taking clarithromycin vs azithromycin and direct oral anticoagulants
      • ICES’ new three-year strategic plan now available
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      • After-hours incentives and emergency department visits: evidence from Ontario
      • Identifying drugs with disease-modifying potential in Parkinson's disease using artificial intelligence and pharmacoepidemiology
      • In-hospital patient harm across linguistic groups: a retrospective cohort study of home care recipients
      • Healthcare costs and resource utilization associated with treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
      • Cancer staging in individuals with a severe psychiatric illness: a cross-sectional study using population-based cancer registry data
      • Treatment patterns and outcomes in adolescents and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma in pediatric versus adult centers: an IMPACT cohort study
      • The impact of different antibiotic treatment regimens on mortality in Mycobacterium avium complex pulmonary disease (MAC-PD): a population-based cohort study
      • Association between the regional variation in premature mortality and immigration in Ontario, Canada
    • The impact of ductal carcinoma in situ on health services utilization

      Paszat L, Sutradhar R, Rakovitch E. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020; 182(1):159–68. Epub 2020 May 8. DOI:

    • Infections and the development of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a population-based study

      Hwee J, Sutradhar R, Kwong JC, Sung L, Cheng S, Pole JD. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2020; 29(6):538-45. Epub 2020 Feb 4. DOI:

    • Change in treatment modality and trends in survival among stage I non-small cell lung cancer patients: a population-based study

      Akhtar-Danesh GG, Finley C, Seow HY, Shakeel S, Akhtar-Danesh N. J Thorac Dis. 2020; 12(9):4670-9. Epub 2020 Aug 1. DOI:

    • High-dose opioid prescribing and opioid-related hospitalization: a population-based study

      Spooner L, Fernandes K, Martins D, Juurlink D, Mamdani M, Paterson JM, Singh S, Gomes T. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0167479.

    • High-density lipoprotein cholesterol and cause-specific mortality in individuals without prior cardiovascular conditions: the CANHEART Study

      Ko DT, Alter DA, Guo H, Koh M, Lau G, Austin PC, Booth GL, Hogg W, Jackevicius CA, Lee DS, Wijeysundera HC, Wilkins JT, Tu JV. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016; 68(19):2073-83. Epub 2016 Oct 31.

    • March 2017

      • Use of medications of questionable benefit at the end of life in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
      • Risk of firearm injuries among children and youth of immigrant families
      • Early non-persistence with dabigatran and rivaroxaban in patients with atrial fibrillation
      Research video
      • Moira Kapral on risks of swallowing problems after stroke
      ICES in the News
      • Relationship between cardiac rehabilitation participation and health service expenditures within a universal health care system
      • Association of the timing of pregnancy with survival in women with breast cancer
      • Socioeconomic gradients in all-cause, premature and avoidable mortality among immigrants and long-term residents  
      • Failure of fertility therapy and subsequent adverse cardiovascular events
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      • Association between cardiovascular risk factors and aortic stenosis: the CANHEART aortic stenosis study
      • Infants born to opioid-dependent women in Ontario, 2002-2014
      • Mortality and costs of patients with community-onset Clostridium difficile infection identified using ED visits and hospital admissions
      • The relationship between therapeutic self-care and adverse events for home care clients in Ontario, Canada
      • Impact of unrestricted access to pregabalin on the use of opioids and other CNS-active medications
    • July 2016

      • Study of one million patients shows link between type 2 diabetes and many types of cancer
      • Home blood pressure monitoring may be driving unnecessary visits to ER
      • Concussion triples adult suicide risk, with rates highest following weekend concussions
      • Researchers find unexpected association between younger donor age, female sex and transfusion outcomes
      • New opioid use in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associated with increased risk of death
      • Study casts doubt on clinical significance of gadolinium brain deposits
      • First issue of Data and Discovery now available
      • Poorer children with diabetes have more adverse events using insulin pumps despite 24-hour support
      • Age, dementia, and long-term care residence are predictors of lower oral anticoagulant use for secondary stroke prevention
      • Older recipient age and female sex associated with increased fracture risk in kidney transplant recipients
    • ICES–Métis Nation of Ontario Reports on Chronic Diseases

      Diabetes: Shah BR, Cauch-Dudek K, Wu CF. Cardiovascular Disease: Atzema CL, Kapral M, Klein-Geltink J, Asllani E. Cancer: Klein-Geltink J, Saskin R, Manno M, Urbach DR, Henry DA. Repiratory Disease: Klein-Geltink J, Khan S, Cascagnette P, Gershon G, To T, Crighton E, Henry DA, Pigeau L, MacQuarrie J, Allard Y, Burns B.  March 2012

    • Waiting Lists for Radiation Therapy in Ontario

      Bondy S, Slaughter P, Przybysz R, Benk V, Hodgson D, Iscoe N, Paszat L, Laupacis A, Glazer D, Li C, Tucker W. December 2002

    • Variations in Quality Indicators Across Ontario Physician Networks

      Stukel TA, Croxford R, Rahman F, Bierman AS, Glazier RH. June 2016.

    • Cause-deleted health-adjusted life expectancy of Canadians with selected chronic conditions

      Manuel DG, Luo W, Ugnat AM, Mao Y. Chronic Dis Can. 2003; 24(4):108-15.

    • June 2017

      • The Mental Health of Children and Youth in Ontario: 2017 Scorecard
      • Two-thirds of Ontario hip fracture procedures are performed after hours
      • Playlist: ICES Mental Health & Addictions Research Symposium 2017
      ICES in the News
      • A 1980 letter on the risk of opioid addiction
      • Ontario and LHIN 2015/16 Stroke Report Cards and Progress Reports: Setting the Bar Higher
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      • Influences on the start, selection and duration of treatment with antibiotics in long-term care facilities
      • The impact of opioid medications on subsequent fractures in discharged emergency department patients with peripheral vertigo
      • Impact of immigration status on cancer outcomes in Ontario, Canada
      • Implementation and utilisation of telepsychiatry in Ontario: a population-based study
      • Impact of the publication of appropriate use criteria on utilization rates of myocardial perfusion imaging studies in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study
      • Adverse cardiac events associated with incident opioid drug use among older adults with COPD
      • Critical care at the end of life: a population-level cohort study of cost and outcomes
    • Preventing overdiagnosis: how to stop harming the healthy

      Moynihan R, Doust J, Henry D. BMJ. 2012; 344:e3502.

    • 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
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        • 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