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  • Comparative effectiveness of angiotensin-receptor blockers for preventing macrovascular disease in patients with diabetes: a population-based cohort study

    Antoniou T, Camacho X, Yao Z, Gomes T, Juurlink DN, Mamdani MM. CMAJ. 2013; 185(12):1035-41. Epub 2013 Jul 8.

  • Impact of a provincial quality-improvement program on primary health care in Ontario: a population-based controlled before-and-after study

    Green ME, Harris SB, Webster-Bogaert S, Han H, Kotecha J, Kopp A, Ho MM, Birtwhistle RV, Glazier RH. CMAJ Open. 2017; 5(2):E281-9.

  • Utilization and outcomes of HbA1c testing: a population-based study

    Woodward G, van Walraven C, Hux JE. CMAJ. 2006; 174(3):327-9.

  • Blood Glucose Test Strip Use: Patterns, Costs and Potential Cost Reduction Associated with Reduced Testing

    Gomes T, Juurlink DN, Shah BR, Paterson JM, Mamdani MM. December 2009

  • December 2007

    • Thiazolidinedione therapy poses risks to older patients with diabetes
    • Colorectal cancer screening rates are low across Ontarioregions
    • Study suggests similar hip fracture rates in older women using different bisphosphonates
    • Ontario home care services are being used by those who most need them
    • Ontario emergency departments should examine pediatric asthma management strategies
  • November 2007

    • Study examines the effects of age, gender and disease on defibrillator recipients
    • Recent immigrant mothers experience higher risk of low birthweight infants
    • Parents of asthmatic children are reliable reporters of emergency department visits
    • ICES Atlas investigates the diabetes epidemic and Toronto neighbourhoods
    • Elderly patients becoming chronic sleeping pill users following hospitalization
  • April 2007

    • Diabetes increases risk of hip fracture in the elderly by 20%
    • Ontario EDs miss diagnosing 1 in 20 ruptured brain aneurysms
    • Study shows impact of antidepressant warnings on prescribing trends
    • Avoidable mortality reduced during first 25 years of universal health insurance
    • Better anticoagulation control has health benefits for entire elderly population
  • March 2007

    • Ophthalmologists who perform more cataract surgeries have better patient outcomes
    • Study examines upper GI bleeding following COX-2 inhibitor use in Ontarioversus B.C.
    • Calcium channel blockers may improve patient outcomes following stroke
    • Parkinson’s patients still receiving older, typical antipsychotics, despite recommendations
    • People with diabetes are being under treated for coronary risk
  • 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
  • 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
  • December 2015

    • New ICES atlas examines head and neck cancer surgery in Ontario
    • Physician-diagnosed migraine associated with increased risk of deliberate self-harm
    • Less than half of eligible Ontarians get all recommended screening tests for cancer, diabetes and heart disease
    • Study of pregnancy complications finds refugee women in Ontario have higher rates of HIV
    • Rural seniors underuse preventive diagnostic services for acute myocardial infarction
  • September 2015

    • South Asian men and black women and men show greatest decline in heart health over past decade in Ontario
    • Hunger in Ontario leads to poorer health, higher health costs
    • Pay-for-performance program shows modest improvement in ED wait times
    • Chickenpox immunization program has led to drop in physician and ED visits
    • Being diagnosed with diabetes late in life associated with higher risk of dementia
  • April 2015

    • Suicide-risk study identifies new opportunity for prevention
    • Ontario’s Métis population has significantly higher rate of cardiovascular disease
    • New primary care models appear to improve quality of care for asthma patients
    • Women with diabetes more likely to be diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer
    • Health care during the last month of life costs an average of $14,000 per patient in Ontario
  • March 2014

    • Study finds girls with mental illness three times more likely to become pregnant
    • Educational toolkit fails to improve quality of care in patients with diabetes
    • Study identifies additional features of sleep apnea that predict cardiovascular events
    • Number of Ontario patients with rheumatoid arthritis more than doubled in 15 years
    • About 3% of patients not on painkillers before surgery still using them 90 days after surgery
  • July/August 2014

    • One in eight deaths in young adults related to opioid use: Ontario study
    • People with chronic illness seek more services for mental illness
    • Physician payment type influences the level of care received by patients with diabetes
    • Specialist in-home palliative care results in less use of acute care late in life
    • Rate of immediate breast reconstruction after therapeutic mastectomy unchanged in 10 years
  • 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
  • May 2014

    • Pregnant drivers at greater risk of a serious car crash in second trimester
    • Ontario Métis have higher prevalence of asthma and COPD than general population
    • Immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa at greatest risk for pregnancy complications
    • For women with diabetes, low mammogram rates independent of socioeconomic status
    • Benzodiazepine use linked to adverse respiratory outcomes in seniors with COPD
  • 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
  • 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
  • October 2010

    • Regionalization of pancreatic cancer surgery linked to mortality drop in Ontario but not Quebec
    • Diabetes in pregnancy associated with higher rates of complications: POWER Study
    • Young adults with colorectal cancer at increased risk of death 10 years after diagnosis
    • Headache the most common reason for CT brain scan
    • Increased wait times for long-term care but faster placement for Ontario seniors most in need
  • July/August 2010

    • Asthma sufferers at higher risk for other diseases that require medical care
    • Two-thirds of radiology patients in Ontario not receiving follow-up CT or MRI scans
    • Adults with newly diagnosed diabetes at increased risk for serious liver disease
    • Interaction of antibiotic and common heart drugs putting seniors in hospital
    • Ontarians with rheumatoid arthritis not receiving timely specialist care: POWER Study
  • June 2010

    • Lack of primary care physicians putting Ontario's children at risk
    • Risk-factor control edges out new therapies as source of CHD mortality decline
    • Diabetes cases in Canada to increase by almost two million between 2007 and 2017
    • Adverse outcomes from joint replacement surgery not linked to provider volumes
    • Heart failure patients discharged from ED at higher risk of early death than hospitalized patients
  • May 2010

    • Anti-smoking legislation has proven positive impact on health of Ontarians
    • Despite aging population, fewer Ontarians being admitted to hospital with stroke or TIA
    • Common blood thinner dangerous when combined with popular antibiotic
    • Study compares cardiovascular risk profiles of Canada's major ethnic groups
    • Recent immigrants at higher risk of developing diabetes
  • January 2010

    • Deaths related to narcotic pain relievers have doubled since 1991 in Ontario
    • Women's lower rates of surgery after stroke explained by differences in disease severity
    • Low-income Ontarians with diabetes have higher early death rates
    • Cost of blood glucose test strips to top $500 million in Ontario by 2013
    • Many Canadians feel their health care needs are not being met
  • November 2006

    • ICES study shows ED waiting times and crowding not affected by patients with minor ailments
    • Addition of diagnostic imaging equipment in rural areas improves local health care
    • PPIs do not raise risk of hospitalization for C. difficile in elderly patients taking antibiotics
    • Many elderly diabetes patients not receiving recommended drugs
    • Study compares treatment outcomes for achalasia patients
  • 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
  • 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
  • February 2006

    • ICES report provides in-depth look at physician services in rural and Northern Ontario
    • Traditional risk factors more influential than SES in explaining differences in heart attack mortality
    • Adults with disabilities from childhood require improved processes of care
    • Blood sugar control better for persons with diabetes who receive specialist care
    • Suicidal individuals without depression require better contact with mental health professionals
  • 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 2006

    • Paper discusses current challenges facing diagnostic imaging sector
    • More people with diabetes negates gains from reduced cardiovascular complications
    • Metabolic problems increase risk of pregnancy complications
    • Rural family medicine programs growing, but curriculums not adhering to guidelines
    • Women may require more information for stroke care decision-making
  • December 2009

    • Influenza vaccine safe for patients with myasthenia gravis
    • Less than half of Ontarians with depression see a doctor for treatment: POWER Study
    • Study identifies hospital markers linked to improved survival rates for heart attack patients
    • Youth with diabetes likely to be hospitalized while transitioning to adult care
    • One in four Ontario hospitals change cardiac care policies after public report cards released
  • September 2009

    • Popular diabetes medications have different rates of heart failure and death
    • Mild glucose intolerance in pregnancy may signal increased cardiovascular risk in later life
    • Study finds 50% increase in inflammatory bowel disease in Ontario children in past decade
    • Risk factors for cardiovascular disease on the rise among Canada's young and poor
    • Diabetic seniors taking antipsychotic drugs at higher risk of hospitalization for hyperglycemia
  • June 2009

    • Heart attack patients not prioritized properly in Ontario emergency departments
    • Study forecasts considerable increase in Ontarians needing dialysis services
    • Primary care reform not solving healthcare access for the poor and chronically ill
    • Mortality and hospitalization rates for cardiovascular diseases declining steadily in Canada
    • Administrative data tool reveals more Ontario children being diagnosed with diabetes
  • May 2009

    • Highly educated Ontarians have better access to psychiatric care
    • Drug for enlarged prostate can cause complications after cataract surgery
    • Serious adverse events linked to use of dementia drug in older adults
    • Even mild blood sugar-level abnormalities during pregnancy increase type 2 diabetes risk
    • Many patients who undergo incomplete colonoscopies receive suboptimal follow-up
  • March 2009

    • Wealthy Ontarians have better access to MRI scans
    • Diabetes testing more common but its effectiveness questioned
    • Risk of eye infection low after cataract surgery
    • Audit finds major improvements in stroke care in Ontario
    • Study questions use of expensive patient transfer resources for routine, non-urgent trips
  • November 2005

    • Short-acting beta-blockers associated with less cardiac protection for surgery patients
    • Outcomes improving for colorectal cancer surgery patients
    • Social policy changes should better evaluate potential health effects
    • Breast cancer screening less likely in women with diabetes
    • Newer atypical antispychotics can also cause parkinsonism
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