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Brain Disorders in Ontario: Prevalence, Incidence and Costs from Health Administrative Data


This report is the result of a collaboration between ICES and the Ontario Brain Institute. 

Using population-based health administrative databases for Ontario, the investigators developed profiles for 13 brain disorders, including benign brain tumour, primary malignant brain tumour, cerebral palsy, dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease), epilepsy, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, parkinsonism (including Parkinson’s disease), schizophrenia, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, stroke and transient ischemic attack, and traumatic brain injury.   

For each brain disorder population, the report describes sociodemographic characteristics, provides estimates of prevalence and incidence over time, and presents an overview of costs associated with one year of provincial health system use.



Ng R, Maxwell CJ, Yates EA, Nylen K, Antflick J, Jetté N, Bronskill SE. July 2015

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