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  • 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
  • May 2005

    • New cholesterol guidelines will cost health care system millions in unnecessary prescriptions
    • Hospital type and delays to surgery impact outcomes for hip fracture patients
    • More neighbourhood fast-food restaurants associated with more heart disease and deaths
    • Certain Ontarians with diabetes still experience high complication rates, despite overall decline
    • Dementia drugs may cause increased prescribing of incontinence medications to the elderly
  • April 2005

    • ICES report identifies how long Ontarians are waiting for key health services
    • Drug therapy as good as costly invasive cardiac procedures for elderly heart attack patients
    • Hospital admissisons in Ontario show consistency and predictability
    • Pediatric hernia surgeries best done by pediatric surgeons or high volume general surgeons
    • Diabetes-related dialysis needs are growing in Ontario
  • 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
  • December 2003

    • Heart disease drug expenditures soar in Canada
    • Lower income people with diabetes suffering excessive hospitalizations
    • Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) do not cause acute pancreatitis in the elderly
    • High-volume surgeons improve outcomes for patients undergoing certain high-risk procedures
    • Certain patient characteristics can predict risk of stroke or death after carotid endarterectomy
  • February 2004

    • Isolating patients for infection control may have unintended consequences
    • Diabetes impacts both quality and length of life
    • Migraines a major cause of frequent emergency department visits
    • Achieving Canadian benchmarks for hospital cardiac care would save lives
    • Parkinson’s patients hospitalized more often for certain conditions
  • July/August 2003

    • Standardized data collection is a prerequisite to managing access to MRI services
    • Estrogen replacement therapy use dropped dramatically after landmark study
    • Treatment by cardiologists does improve outcomes for heart failure patients
    • Implantable defibrillators can prevent sudden cardiac death better than medications alone
    • Diabetes increases the risk of developing and dying from infectious diseases
  • June 2008

    • Antipsychotic drugs prescribed for elderly patients with dementia may be dangerous
    • Earlier predictions seriously underestimate the prevalence of hypertension by 2025
    • Women with gestational diabetes at increased risk for cardiovascular disease after pregnancy
    • Distinct age and sex differences evident in medicinal self-poisonings
    • Study finds further opportunities to prevent hospital deaths following CAGB surgery
  • July/August 2008

    • More family physicians needed to reduce visits to Ontario's emergency departments
    • Study identifies hospital and patient variables associated with early vs. late stroke fatalities
    • Ethnic minorities with diabetes less likely to receive eye examinations in Ontario
    • Indications for and results of CT and MRI scans in Ontario examined
    • Many elderly Ontarians with atherosclerosis not receiving necessary statin therapy
  • 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
  • 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
  • June 2013

    • Rates of diabetes among Chinese Canadians increased 15-fold in 10 years
    • Two common COPD drugs have similar increased risk of cardiovascular events
    • Implementation of integrated stroke care system leads to improved outcomes and care
    • Formalizing existing provider networks may lead to improved Ontario health care system
    • Study finds seasonal influenza vaccination effective in young children
  • Use of vascular risk-modifying medications for diabetic patients differs between physician specialties

    Shah BR, Hux JE, Laupacis A, Zinman B, Booth GL. Diabet Med. 2006; 23(10):1117-23.

  • Motor vehicle crashes in diabetic patients with tight glycemic control: a population-based case control analysis

    Redelmeier DA, Kenshole AB, Ray JG. PLoS Med. 2009; 6(12):e1000192. Epub 2009 Dec 8.

  • Diabetics can be identified in an electronic medical record using laboratory tests and prescriptions

    Tu K, Manuel D, Lam K, Kavanagh D, Mitiku T, Guo H. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011; 64(4):431-5. Epub 2010 Jul 17.

  • The influence of measurement error on calibration, discrimination, and overall estimation of a risk prediction model

    Rosella LC, Corey P, Stukel TA, Mustard C, Hux J, Manuel DG. Popul Health Metr. 2012; 10:20. Epub 2012 Nov 1.

  • Association between metformin therapy and mortality after breast cancer: a population-based study

    Lega IC, Austin PC, Gruneir A, Goodwin PJ, Rochon PA, Lipscombe LL. Diabetes Care. 2013; 36(10):3018-26. Epub 2013 Apr 30.

  • Metformin and breast cancer stage at diagnosis: a population-based study

    Lega IC, Fung K, Austin PC, Lipscombe LL. Curr Oncol. 2017; 24(2):e85-91. Epub 2017 Apr 27.

  • Describing the process of ethical conduct of research in an Ontario-wide First Nations diabetes research project

    Walker JD, Rowe R, Jones CR. CMAJ. 2018; 190:S19-20. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

  • Effect of an educational toolkit on quality of care: a pragmatic cluster randomized trial

    Shah BR, Bhattacharyya O, Yu CH, Mamdani MM, Parsons JA, Straus SE, Zwarenstein M. PLoS Med. 2014; 11(2):e1001588.

  • Modelling preventive effectiveness to estimate the equity tipping point: at what coverage can individual preventive interventions reduce socioeconomic disparities in diabetes risk?

    Manuel DG, Ho TH, Harper S, Anderson GM, Lynch J, Rosella LC. Chronic Dis Inj Can. 2014; 34(2-3):94-102.

  • Cardiovascular risk factors and events in Iranian immigrants versus other immigrants from the Middle East

    Sharifi F, Shah BR. J Immigr Minor Health. 2019; 21(4):788-92. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

  • Integrating population-wide laboratory testing data with audit and feedback reports for Ontario physicians

    Campitelli MA, Kumar M, Greenberg A; ICES/HQO Ontario Laboratory Information System Working Group. Healthc Q. 2018; 21(2):6-9. Epub 2018 Jul 1. DOI:

  • Trends in risk factors for cardiovascular disease in Canada: temporal, socio-demographic and geographic factors

    Lee DS, Chiu M, Manuel DG, Tu K, Wang X, Austin PC, Mattern MY, Mitiku TF, Svenson LW, Putnam W, Flanagan WM, Tu JV; Canadian Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Team,CMAJ. 2009; 181(3-4):e55-66. Epub 2009 Jul 20.

  • Disparities in receipt of screening tests for cancer, diabetes and high cholesterol in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study using area-based methods

    Borkhoff CM, Saskin R, Rabeneck L, Baxter NN, Liu Y, Tinmouth J, Paszat LF. Can J Public Health. 2013; 104(4):e284-90.

  • Association of a blood glucose test strip quantity-limit policy with patient outcomes: a population-based study

    Gomes T, Martins D, Tadrous M, Paterson JM, Shah BR, Tu JV, Juurlink DN, Chu A, Mamdani MM. JAMA Intern Med. 2017; 177(1):61-6. Epub 2016 Nov 7.

  • December 2016

    • Rise in single father-led households, while single fathers less likely than single mothers to access mental health care despite similar need
    • $2.1 billion to treat Ontarians with psychotic disorders in single year, with costs growing with age
    • ICES research video series: Jack Tu on big data study on 20-year trends in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
    • Canadians with traumatic brain injury more likely to be federally incarcerated
    • Opioid prescribing declines following release of national guidelines for physicians, but rates of overdose-related hospital visits continue to climb
    • Health care for children with diabetes mellitus from low-income families in Ontario and California: a population-based cohort study
    • Risk of fractures after stroke: results from the Ontario Stroke Registry
    • Primary care physician volume and quality of diabetes care: a population-based cohort study
    • Peripheral nerve blockade for primary total knee arthroplasty: a population-based cohort study of outcomes and resource utilization
  • 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
  • Turning 65 in Ontario: the impact of public drug benefit coverage on hospitalizations for acute and chronic disease

    Hux JE, Kopp A, Mamdani MM. Healthcare Policy. 2006; 1(3):87-98.

  • 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
    • 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
        ICES in the News
        • Opioids linked to 1 in 6 deaths among young adults in Ontario
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        • 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
      • 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
        • June 2015

          • Too many unnecessary tests performed before low-risk surgical procedures in Ontario
          • Some immigrants and refugees at higher risk of psychotic disorders compared to the general Ontario population
          • Carrying a boy increases a pregnant woman’s risk of developing gestational diabetes
          • Patients prescribed warfarin in the ED have higher frequency of long-term use than those prescribed the drug by a primary care provider
          • Balance of primary care and specialist physician services required for HIV patients
        • May 2016

          • How long are Ontarians waiting in the emergency department to be admitted to intensive care?
          • ICES research video series: Doug Manuel on unhealthy behaviour costs
          • Obesity rising in less walkable Ontario neighbourhoods; highly walkable areas see drop in diabetes
          • Study finds high death rate among people who are or have been incarcerated
          • Ontario rotavirus hospitalizations drop 71% after launch of infant vaccine program
          • Ontarians waiting too long to see specialists for arthritis care
          • Maternal and infant health at increased risk if mother has an intellectual or developmental disability
        • Did changing primary care delivery models change performance? A population based study using health administrative data

          Jaakkimainen RL, Barnsley J, Klein-Geltink J, Kopp A, Glazier RH. BMC Fam Pract. 2011; 12:44.

        • Association between metformin use and risk of prostate cancer and its grade

          Margel D, Urbach D, Lipscombe LL, Bell CM, Kulkarni G, Austin PC, Fleshner N. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013; 105(15):1123-31. Epub 2013 Jul 13.

        • Insulin pump use and discontinuation in children and teens: a population-based cohort study in Ontario, Canada

          Shulman R, Stukel TA, Miller FA, Newman A, Daneman D, Guttmann A. Pediatr Diabetes. 2017; 18(1):33-44. Epub 2016 Jan 8.