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  • 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
  • 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
  • February 2012

    • Study examines effect of government policies on payments to Ontario physicians
    • Stroke patients treated with tPA progress through inpatient rehabilitation more rapidly
    • Dementia drug does not increase risk of adverse pulmonary outcomes in seniors with COPD
    • Women more likely to experience complications after ICD implantation
    • Funding and safety warnings have significant effect on ESA use in cancer patients
  • January 2012

    • Serious reactions to measles, mumps and rubella vaccine uncommon: study
    • Majority of asthma sufferers have active disease with lengthy periods of remission
    • Preoperative consultation rates vary widely among Ontario hospitals
    • Stroke patients receiving more inpatient services have reduced mortality from pneumonia
    • Transitions between health care settings present risks for older adults
  • March 2015

    • Family physicians and psychiatrists among the most common specialties caring for Ontarians with HIV
    • Combining neuraxial and general anesthesia leads to no reduction in medical complications following surgery
    • Risk of ischemic stroke highest during first 30 days of warfarin therapy
    • ICES report examines the burden of mental illness and addictions on Ontario children and youth
    • Repeated performance assessments improve predictions for cancer patient risk of death
  • November 2011

    • One in six residents of Ontario long-term care homes receives nine or more medications
    • Regulatory agency warnings reduced pediatric desmopressin prescribing rates
    • One-third of Ontarians hospitalized for depression not receiving recommended followup care
    • Stroke prevention clinic referrals linked to significantly lower patient mortality
    • Congenital heart defects more prevalent in children of lower socioeconomic status
  • February 2011

    • Low-income Ontarians being prescribed opioids in contravention of guidelines
    • Universal access to health care not enough to ensure Canadians get and stay healthy
    • Understanding future risk of diabetes mellitus for women with gestational diabetes mellitus
    • New online tool predicts probability of death from stroke
    • More than one in four Ontario babies delivered by caesarean section: POWER Study
  • 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
  • November 2010

    • After heart failure, outpatients better off if they see both their family doctor and a specialist
    • Higher stroke case fatality in patients admitted to hospital on weekends
    • Rural living associated with higher pediatric appendectomy rates in Ontario
    • Proportion of Ontario seniors taking more than 10 medications triples in 10 years
    • Acid suppressants not linked to increased risk of postoperative pneumonia in the elderly
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • October 2005

    • ICES report identifies most at-risk group for injuries in Ontario
    • Heart failure patients at highest risk of death are least likely to get drug treatment
    • Some stroke outcomes are worse for women than for men
    • Study outlines what attracts urban- and rural-raised family physicians to rural practice
    • Antipsychotic use in the elderly up 35%, but costs up 749%
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ascertainment of chronic diseases using population health data: a comparison of health administrative data and patient self-report

    Muggah E, Graves E, Bennett C, Manuel DG. BMC Public Health. 2013; 13:16. Epub 2013 Jan 9.

  • Statin use and survival outcomes in elderly patients with heart failure

    Ray JG, Gong Y, Sykora K, Tu JV. Arch Intern Med. 2005; 165(1):62-7.

  • Impact of adverse events on prescribing warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation: matched pair analysis

    Choudhry NK, Anderson GM, Laupacis A, Ross-Degnan D, Normand SL, Soumerai SB. BMJ. 2006; 332(7534):141-5. Epub 2006 Jan 10.

  • Choice of time-scale in time-to-event analysis: evaluating age-dependent associations

    Vyas MV, Fang J, Kapral MK, Austin PC. Ann Epidemiol. 2021; 62:69-76. Epub 2021 Jun 23. DOI:

  • Prescribing of oral anticoagulants in the emergency department and subsequent long-term use by older adults with atrial fibrillation

    Atzema CL, Jackevicius CA, Chong A, Dorian P, Ivers NM, Parkash R, Austin PC. CMAJ. 2019; 191(49):E1345-54. Epub 2019 Dec 9. DOI:

  • Using phase-based costing of real-world data to inform decision-analytic models for atrial fibrillation

    Tawfik A, Wodchis WP, Pechlivanoglou P, Hoch J, Husereau D, Krahn M. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2016; 14(3):313-22. Epub 2016 Feb 29.

  • Levothyroxine dose and risk of atrial fibrillation: a nested case-control study

    Gong IY, Atzema CL, Lega IC, Austin PC, Na Y, Rochon PA, Lipscombe LL. Am Heart J. 2021; 232:47-56. Epub 2020 Oct 3. DOI:

  • Multidisciplinary quality improvement initiative to optimize acute neurovascular imaging for transient ischemic attack or minor stroke

    Kapoor A, Verma A, Kim IJ, Kujbid N, Si K, Casaubon LK, Kapral MK, Fang J, Symons S, Swartz RH, Yu AYX. CJEM. 2021; 23(6):820-7. Epub 2021 Sep 13. DOI:

  • Association between operator specialty and outcomes after carotid artery revascularization

    Hussain MA, Mamdani M, Tu JV, Saposnik G, Salata K, Bhatt DL, Verma S, Al-Omran M. J Vasc Surg. 2018; 67(2):478-89.e6. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

  • Comparison of readmission and death among cardiac patients in northern vs southern Ontario

    Donio P, Freitas C, Austin PC, Ross H, Abdel-Qadir H, Wijeysundera H, Tu K, Cram P, Liu P, Abrams H, Udell J, Mak S, Farkouh M, Tu J, Wang X, Tobe S, Lee D. Can J Cardiol. 2018; 34(10):S36.

  • 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
  • May 2017

    • Emergency department as a first contact for mental health problems in children and youth
    • High rate of acute care use among people who use drugs
    • Low rate of cancer screening among transplant patients at heightened risk of cancer
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    • Influence of environmental temperature on gestational diabetes risk
    • High rate of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for seniors in Ontario
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