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ICES-Institute for clinical evaluative sciences

Health System Planning & Evaluation Research Program

Program Lead: Susan Bronskill
Program Coordinator:

Clinically trained health services researchers join with experts in statistics, economics, finance and policy analysis to study a broad array of issues, including pay-for-performance and public reporting; end-of-life health care spending; the development of physician networks and integrated care initiatives and transitions in care. Program scientists examine service quality in emergency departments, long-term care, pediatric facilities and chronic care hospitals and for high needs populations across the age spectrum.

Announcements & Events

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Recent Publications

Recent ICES Grants


Collaborations with the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health to support the development of quality based procedures for children, support policy development around transition to adult care for youth with chronic diseases and integrated health services.

The Health System Performance Network is led by HSPE Scientist Walter Wodchis and many other HSPE Scientists (S Bronskill, A Grunier, E Cohen, A Guttmann) are leading work in this network around health system performance for various populations with high healthcare needs.

Health System Performance Network

Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health 


CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, McMaster University

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Award

    2018: Presented to Dr. Louise Rose by the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. The annual award recognizes the importance of mentors in developing Canada’s next generation of critical care researchers. Dr. Rose was recognized for her contribution to the promotion of critical care research among Canadian fellows, graduate and post-graduate students, young investigators, research coordinators and allied healthcare providers.

  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2017

    2017: Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw was selected by Clarivate Analytics as one the most highly cited researchers of 2017. This annual list identifies researchers who have published a high number of papers that rank within the top 1% of most-cited works in their field during its year of publication.

  • Physician Research Award for Scientific Accomplishment

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Astrid Guttmann by the SickKids Department of Paediatrics. This award recognizes a physician within 10−20 years of appointment at an academic health sciences centre who has generated impactful research in a field of study.

Trainee Success

Sumit Gupta (supervisor Astrid Guttmann):

2013 Academy Health Child Health Student Scholarship

Tetyana Kenzerska (supervisor Andrea Gershon):

Best oral presentation. Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Research Day. Section: Management of Acute and Chronic Diseases, May 1, 2013

The 3rd Annual Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) Poster Competition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 18, 2013. Obstructive sleep apnea and long-term adverse outcomes: which set of factors is better in prediction of a cardio-vascular events development?

ICES Scientists