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  • May 2007

    • Many nursing homes prescribe antipsychotic drugs to residents who don't need them
    • Growth of cardiac technology in Ontario is outpacing scientific evidence
    • Satellite haemodialysis units are effective for service delivery in rural Ontario
    • Study explores depression, gender and income levels in recent Canadian immigrants
    • Significant regional variation exists across Ontariofor anti-reflux surgery to treat GERD
  • March 2012

    • Patients prescribed painkillers after minor surgery may become chronic users
    • Antibiotic and dementia drug combination not linked to increased cardiac events in seniors
    • Kidney donors at no greater risk of heart disease than non-donors
    • Primary care models vary in their care for Ontario’s poor and sick
    • Higher-spending hospitals in Ontario have better patient outcomes
  • 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
  • January 2015

    • Only one-third of Ontario pharmacies participate in smoking cessation program
    • No change in proportion of spinal cord injury patients assessed by a urologist in a decade
    • Prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis nearly tripled in Ontario in 20 years
    • Increased number of Ontario children and youth being treated for concussion
    • Salivary gland cancer surgery rates in Ontario vary significantly by health region
  • October 2015

    • Study shows “healthy immigrant” effect in rates of major cardiovascular events in Ontario
    • No increase in adverse outcomes for elective day surgery when doctor worked night before
    • Study establishes risk of death during chronic opioid therapy, men at much higher risk than women
    • Air pollution exposure leads to increased health service use by people with chronic illness
    • Source region plays a role in type and intensity of mental health services accessed by immigrants
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • March 2016

    • Suicide risk threefold higher after concussion; rates highest following weekend concussions
    • Lower income Ontario seniors less likely to access newly approved blood thinner
    • Emergency visits by Ontario youth for mental health and addictions increased by 32% over six years
    • Even moderate changes in air temperature can lead to increase in deaths
    • Significant rise in gallbladder disease surgery among children in 20-year period
  • January 2016

    • Quality of mental health services varies across Ontario: ICES/HQO report
    • Fast food “swamps” linked to high obesity rates when healthier choices crowded out
    • Safe injection facilities would be cost-effective in Toronto and Ottawa
    • Use of common antibiotic increases risk for tendon rupture and aortic aneurysm
    • Many Ontarians with dementia do not get rehabilitative care following hip fracture surgery
  • February 2016

    • Five per cent of Ontario residents account for 65% of health care costs
    • Adults prescriptions for ADHD drugs more than doubled in five years, but access uneven across Canada
    • Patients of female doctors more likely to get cancer screening, less likely to be hospitalized
    • Unnecessary blood tests common prior to low-risk surgery, with high variation between hospitals
    • Threefold risk of death from cancer after solid organ transplant
  • September 2011

    • Emergency department triage of heart attack patients improved in Ontario
    • One in four Ontario adults will be diagnosed with COPD: study
    • Few Ontario women with gestational diabetes receive followup testing for type 2 diabetes
    • Many seniors fail to renew prescriptions after discharge from hospital
    • Cholinesterase inhibitors not linked to postsurgery complications in seniors with dementia
  • 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
  • May 2011

    • One in 25 patients have complications after implanted cardioverter-defibrillator replacement
    • Statin use before major elective surgery may prevent kidney injury in older patients
    • Patients with incidental abdominal aneurysms not receiving appropriate follow-up
    • Ontario women with depression less likely to seek screening for breast, cervical cancer
    • Assessment tools track symptoms and performance status for end-of-life cancer care
  • January 2011

    • Most Ontarians have geographic access to primary and urgent care [Clarification]
    • Children from low-income neighbourhoods more likely to undergo surgery for bowel disease
    • Macrolide antibiotics pose a risk for seniors being treated for hypertension
    • Infectious diseases kill nearly 5,000 Ontarians annually: OAHPP/ICES study
    • Rheumatoid arthritis patients treated by specialists more likely to receive early drug therapy
  • 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
  • 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
  • February 2010

    • Ultrasound use soars for pregnant women, even in low-risk pregnancies
    • Older patients with refractory depression may not be getting the treatment they need
    • Low-risk patients do not benefit from cardiac stress testing before major surgery
    • Physicians in non-fee-for-service practice models benefit most from primary care reforms
    • One in three Ontarians at risk of being diagnosed with asthma
  • 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
  • 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 2009

    • Canadian spending on heart drugs doubles to more than $5 billion a year
    • Ontario women live longer but are sicker: Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-based Report (POWER) study
    • Household income influences risk of death in infants with complex medical conditions
    • Physician visits made by asthma sufferers exposed to air pollution linked to income level
    • Hip and knee replacement surgery saves the health system money
  • 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
  • April 2009

    • Ontario achieves modest gains with universal influenza immunization program
    • Anesthesia consultation before surgery reduces hospital stay
    • Diabetic patients with heart disease receive more benefit from paclitaxel-eluting stents
    • Statin therapy associated with reduced mortality at five years in heart failure patients
    • Wealthier heart attack survivors more likely to make needed lifestyle changes
  • June 2005

    • Ontario facing critical shortage of neurosurgery specialists
    • Stopping warfarin therapy after major trauma may increase risk of blood clots in the elderly
    • Introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy has lowered incidence of severe gallstone disease
    • Alternative funding arrangements (AFAs) have not led to big changes in ED physician workforce
    • Socioeconomic status not associated with mortality in elderly pneumonia patients
  • 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
  • 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
  • June 2003

    • Pre-operative chest X-ray and ECG are often unnecessary
    • New baby in home increases risk of iron poisoning in young children
    • Low screening rates for diabetic eye disease may be due to changes in OHIP coverage
    • Surgery in high-volume hospitals prevents few post-operative deaths
    • ICES Cardiovascular Atlas provides stimulus for improvement
  • 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
  • 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
  • October 2013

    • Half of uterine cancer patients in Ontario wait longer than recommended six weeks for surgery
    • Better selection criteria needed for patients with stable angina who undergo angiograms
    • Cancer and chronic disease screening lowest in disadvantaged neighbourhoods
    • Risk of dying one year after hospitalization in Ontario fell sharply between 1994 and 2009
    • Drug prescribing significantly influenced by clinical evidence and policy changes
  • 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
  • Hospital procedure volume and teaching status do not influence treatment and outcome measures of rectal cancer surgery in a large general population

    Simunovic M, To T, Baxter N, Balshem A, Ross E, Cohen Z, McLeod R, Engstrom P, Sigurdson E. J Gastrointest Surg. 2000; 4(3):324-30.

  • Development of an algorithm to identify preoperative medical consultations using administrative data

    Wijeysundera DN, Austin PC, Hux JE, Beattie WS, Buckley DN, Laupacis A. Med Care. 2009; 47(12):1258-64.

  • Utilization of preoperative imaging in uterine cancer patients

    Gien LT, Barbera L, Kupets R, Saskin R, Paszat L. Gynecol Oncol. 2009; 115(2):226-30. Epub 2009 Aug 15.

  • Association between ACE inhibitors and acute pancreatitis in the elderly

    Cheng RM, Mamdani M, Jackevicius CA, Tu K. Ann Pharmacother. 2003; 37(7-8):994-8.

  • Patterns of care for the initial management of cervical cancer in Ontario

    Elit L, Schultz S, Prysbysz R, Barbera L, Saskin R, Gunraj N, Wilton A, Urbach D, Simunovic M. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2009; 30(5):493-6.

  • Postoperative pneumonia in elderly patients receiving acid suppressants: a retrospective cohort analysis

    Redelmeier DA, McAlister FA, Kandel CE, Lu H, Daneman N. BMJ. 2010; 340:c2608.

  • Preoperative statin use and postoperative acute kidney injury

    Brunelli SM, Waikar SS, Bateman BT, Chang TI, Lii J, Garg AX, Winkelmayer WC, Choudry NK. Am J Med. 2012; 125(12):1195-1204. Epub 2012 Oct 10.
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