Bibliography

The Johns Hopkins ACG® System Bibliography provides links to more than 900 papers and reports from across the globe detailing various studies utilizing the ACG System in a variety of locations, populations, and innovative applications.

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Estimates and predictors of health care costs of esophageal adenocarcinoma: a population-based cohort study

Background Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) incidence is increasing rapidly. Esophageal cancer has the second lowest 5-year survival rate of people diagnosed with cancer in Canada. Given […]

Assessing the Impact of Body Mass Index Information on the Performance of Risk Adjustment Models in Predicting Health Care Costs and Utilization

Abstract BACKGROUND: Using electronic health records (EHRs) for population risk stratification has gained attention in recent years. Compared with insurance claims, EHRs offer novel data […]

Primary care utilization in people who experience imprisonment in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective cohort study

Abstract Background Access to primary care is an important determinant of health, and data are sparse on primary care utilization for people who experience imprisonment. […]

Association between method of pelvic organ prolapse repair involving the vaginal apex and re-operation: a population-based, retrospective cohort study

Abstract Introduction and hypothesis Vaginal apical suspension is essential for the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). We aim to evaluate whether the method […]

First Use of a Population Health Management Strategy in Dutch Primary Health Care

Abstract Introduction: Recently, in Dutch health care the focus is shifting from a disease oriented approach to a more population based approach. Since in The […]

Comparing Five Comorbidity Indices to Predict Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Abstract Background: Several different indices summarize patient comorbidity using health care data. An accurate index can be used to describe the risk profile of patients, […]

Are we making a difference in primary care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities?

Abstract Objectives. To examine the impact of the dissemination of guidelines to physicians and of a population-level health communication intervention on the percentage of adults […]

Albuminuria, Reduced Kidney Function, and the Risk of ST‐ and non–ST‐segment–elevation myocardial infarction

Abstract Background Chronic kidney disease is a recognized independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but whether the risks of ST‐segment–elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non–ST‐segment–elevation […]

Examination of Health System Resources and Costs Associated With Transitioning Cancer Survivors to Primary Care: A Propensity-Score–Matched Cohort Study

Background: Transitioning low-risk cancer survivors back to their primary care provider (PCP) has been shown to be safe but the effect on health system resources […]

Indianapolis Provider’s Use Of Wraparound Services Associated With Reduced Hospitalizations And Emergency Department Visits

ABSTRACT Recent changes to US reimbursement policies are increasingly holding providers financially accountable for patients’ health. Providing nonmedical services in conjunction with primary care—known as […]

Respiratory health service utilization of children with neuromuscular disease

Abstract Objectives To quantify health service utilization including assessment, monitoring, and treatment of respiratory complications of children with neuromuscular disease (NMD), identifying practice variation and […]

Assessing Markers From Ambulatory Laboratory Tests for Predicting High-Risk Patients

ABSTRACT Objectives: This exploratory study used outpatient laboratory test results from electronic health records (EHRs) for patient risk assessment and evaluated whether risk markers based on […]

Home Palliative Service Utilization and Care Trajectory Among Ontario Residents Dying on Chronic Dialysis

Background: Many patients who receive chronic hemodialysis have a limited life expectancy comparable to that of patients with metastatic cancer. However, patterns of home palliative […]

Is case-mix adjustment in primary care at the mercy of coding quality? Yes … and no

BACKGROUND:  Primary care clinicians know that case-mix varies between different physician practices and geographical areas. Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is now able to quantify […]

Apples and Oranges: Four Definitions of Multiple Chronic Conditions and their Relationship to 30-Day Hospital Readmission

Health Innovation Program, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health from The Wisconsin Partnership Program, and the Community–Academic Partnerships core of the […]

A case-mix classification system for explaining healthcare costs using administrative data in Italy

Abstract Background The Italian National Health Service (NHS) provides universal coverage to all citizens, granting primary and hospital care with a copayment system for outpatient […]

Defining and Assessing Geriatric Risk Factors and Associated Health Care Utilization Among Older Adults Using Claims and Electronic Health Records

Abstract Background: Using electronic health records (EHRs), in addition to claims, to systematically identify patients with factors associated with adverse outcomes (geriatric risk) among older […]

Risk of rhabdomyolysis from 5‐α reductase inhibitors

Abstract Purpose: A recent regulatory warning and case reports have described the development of muscle complications with the use of 5‐α reductase inhibitors (5ARIs). We […]

Evaluating the Impact of Prescription Fill Rates on Risk Stratification Model Performance

Risk adjustment models are traditionally derived from administrative claims. Prescription fill rates—extracted by comparing electronic health record prescriptions and pharmacy claims fills —represent a novel […]

Variation in Access to Kidney Transplantation across Renal Programs in Ontario, Canada

In the United States kidney transplant rates vary significantly across end-stage renal disease (ESRD) networks. We conducted a population-based cohort study to determine whether there […]

Comparing Population-based Risk-stratification Model Performance Using Demographic, Diagnosis and Medication Data Extracted From Outpatient Electronic Health Records Versus Administrative Claims.

Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Center for Population Health Information Technology, Baltimore, MD HealthPartners, Health Informatics Division, Bloomington, […]

The Association of Frailty With Outcomes and Resource Use After Emergency General Surgery: A Population-Based Cohort Study

BACKGROUND: Older patients undergoing emergency general surgery (EGS) experience high rates of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Studies focused primarily on elective surgery indicate that frailty […]

Apples and Oranges: Four Definitions of Multiple Chronic Conditions and their Relationship to 30-Day Hospital Readmission

OBJECTIVES: To determine the extent of agreement between four commonly used definitions of multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) and compare each definition’s ability to predict 30-day […]

Association of the Hospital Volume of Frail Surgical Patients Cared for with Outcomes after Elective, Major Noncardiac Surgery

Background: Frailty is a risk factor for adverse postoperative outcomes. Hospitals that perform higher volumes of surgery have better outcomes than low-volume providers. We hypothesized […]

Association of Suicidality and Depression With 5α-Reductase Inhibitors

IMPORTANCE There have been concerns raised by patients and regulatory agencies regarding serious psychiatric adverse effects associated with 5α-reductase inhibitors. OBJECTIVE To determine if there […]

Exploring the Johns Hopkins Aggregated Diagnosis Groups in administrative data as a measure of child health

This study explored the utility of the Johns Hopkins Aggregated Diagnostic Groups (ADGs) as a noncategorical measure of child health in administrative health data. Canadian […]

Comprehensive preventive care assessments for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities-Part 1: How do we know if it’s happening?

Objective To determine how to best measure the provision of comprehensive preventive care assessment to adults with IDD. Design Cross-sectional. Setting Ontario. Participants Adults with […]

Case Study: Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership: A model for transformation

Abstract To address the challenging health care needs of the population served by an urban academic medical center, we developed the Johns Hopkins Community Health […]

High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Cause-Specific Mortality in Individuals Without Previous Cardiovascular Conditions

BACKGROUND The prognostic importance of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) as a specific risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease has been challenged by recent clinical trials […]

Genetics Consultation Rates Following a Diagnosis of High-Grade Serous Ovarian Carcinoma in the Canadian Province of Ontario

Objective: In 2001, the province of Ontario expanded cancer genetic testing eligibility to include all women with high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSC) of the ovary, […]

Does increased medication use among seniors increase risk of hospitalization and emergency department visits?

Working Paper 150004. Toronto, ON, Canada: Canadian Centre for Health Economics. Canadian Centre for Health Economics, Toronto, ON, Canada Objective: to examine the extent of […]

Outcomes of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease diagnosed with or without pulmonary function testing

Background: A small number of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) receive pulmonary function testing around the time of diagnosis. Because omitting testing increases […]

The uptake of active surveillance for the management of prostate cancer: A population-based analysis

Introduction: Active surveillance (AS) is a strategy for the management of low-risk prostate cancer (PCa). However, few studies have assessed the uptake of AS at […]

Uptake of the Periodic Health Exam Among Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from 2003 to 2015

Background: Over the past decade, annual heath exams have been de-emphasized for the general population but emphasized for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). […]

Post-acute pathways among hip fracture patients: a system-level analysis

Background: Hip fractures among older adults are one of the leading causes of hospitalization and result in significant morbidity, mortality, and health care use. Guidelines […]

New Summary Measures of Population Health and Well-Being for Implementation by Health Plans and Accountable Care Organizations

Thomas E. Kottke, MD, MSPH; Jason M. Gallagher, MBA; Sachin Rauri, MS; Juliana O. Tillema, MPA; Nicolaas P. Pronk, PhD, FACSM; Susan M. Knudson, MA […]

Association of frailty and 1-year postoperative mortality following major elective noncardiac surgery: a population-based cohort study

JAMA Surg. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, […]

Adjusted Clinical Groups Method (ACG) to allocate resources according to the disease burden of each health center

Santelices C E, Muñoz P F, Muñiz P, Rojas J. BACKGROUND: Health care must be provided with strong primary health care models, emphasizing prevention and a […]

A comprehensive assessment of family physician gender and quality of care: a cross-sectional analysis in Ontario, Canada

Med Care 54:277-286. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada; Monash University, Clayton, […]

Adjusted Clinical Groups Method (ACG) to allocate resources according to the disease burden of each health center

Santelices C E, Muñoz P F, Muñiz P, Rojas J. BACKGROUND: Health care must be provided with strong primary health care models, emphasizing prevention and a […]

Impact of case mix severity on quality improvement in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) in the Maryland Multi-Payor Program

J Am Board Fam Med 29:116-125. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD, USA; Department […]

Achieving weight loss and hypertension control among obese adults: a US multidisciplinary group practice observational study

Am J Hypertens University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA; Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System , Pittsburgh, PA, USA; University […]

Macrolide antibiotics and the risk of ventricular arrhythmia in older adults

CMAJ Western University, London, ON, Canada; London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Western, London, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Many […]

The patient-centered medical home and associations with health care quality and utilization: a 5-year cohort study

Ann Intern Med 164:395-405. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA BACKGROUND: Effects of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) are unclear. Previous studies had […]

Effect of attribution length on the use and cost of health care for a pediatric Medicaid Accountable Care Organization

JAMA Pediatr 170:148-154. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA IMPORTANCE: Little is known about the effect of pediatric accountable care organizations (ACOs) […]

Comorbidity burden and health services use in community-living older adults with diabetes mellitus: a retrospective cohort study

Can J Diabetes 40:35-42. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; McMaster […]

Relation between primary care physician supply and diabetes care and outcomes: a cross-sectional study

Background: Higher primary care physician supply is associated with lower mortality due to heart disease, cancer and stroke, but its relation to diabetes care and […]

Rehabilitation of Older Adults with Dementia After Hip Fracture

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of postoperative rehabilitation on the outcomes of older adults with dementia who experienced hip fracture. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: […]

Primary care physician panel size and quality of care: a population-based study in Ontario, Canada

Ann Fam Med 14:26-33. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, […]

Association between metformin use and mortality after cervical cancer in older women with diabetes

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 25:507-512. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute of […]

Geriatric conditions in patients undergoing defibrillator implantation for prevention of sudden cardiac death: prevalence and impact on mortality

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 9:23-30. Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD, USA; Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA; University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA; […]

Multimorbidity and its patterns according to immigrant origin. A nationwide register-based study in Norway

PLoS One 10:e0145233. University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Norwegian Centre for Minority Health Research, Oslo, Norway; Aragón Health Sciences Institute (IACS), Zaragoza, Spain; Carlos III […]

Outcomes among patients discharged from the emergency department with a diagnosis of peripheral vertigo

Ann Neurol 79:32-41. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronot, ON, Canada; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the […]

Pain among older adults from a gender perspective: findings from the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care (SNAC-Blekinge)

Scand J Public Health Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden; Lund University, Lund, Sweden; Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pain is common in […]

Removal or revision of vaginal mesh used for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence

JAMA Surg :1-9. Western University, London, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, London, ON, Canada; Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar IMPORTANCE: Synthetic mesh slings […]

Women are less likely to be admitted for inpatient rehabilitation after hypoxic-ischemic brain injury

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 96:e17-e18. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada Objective(s): To investigate demographic and acute care clinical determinants  of admission to inpatient rehabilitation […]

Determinants of delayed discharge from acute care among patients with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 96:e15. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada Objective(s): To describe key demographic and acute care characteristics  of patients admitted with a […]

Change in functional outcomes during inpatient rehabilitation for patients with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 96:e18. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada Objective(s): To investigate determinants of change in functional outcomes during inpatient rehabilitation (IR) among […]

Trends and determinants of prescription drug use during pregnancy and postpartum in British Columbia, 2002-2011: a population-based cohort study

PLoS One 10:e0128312. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada PURPOSE: To describe trends, patterns, and determinants of prescription drug use during pregnancy and postpartum. […]

Prescription stimulant use and hospitalization for psychosis or mania: a population-based study

J Clin Psychopharmacol 35:667-671. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada Small […]

Association between age, gender and multimorbidity level and receiving home health care: a population-based Swedish study

BMC Res Notes 8:714. Lyckeby Primary Healthcare Centre and Blekinge Centre of Competence, Lyckeby, Sweden; University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark BACKGROUND: Home health care […]

Association of anxiety and depression with hypertension control: a US multidisciplinary group practice observational study

J Hypertens 33:221-2222. University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA; Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Pittsburgh, PA, USA; University of […]

The Ontario MedsCheck Diabetes pharmacist medication review service: a descriptive analysis of service recipients between 2010-2014 using administrative claims data

Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics Conference, November 2015, Toronto, ON, Canada. A MedsCheck Diabetes (MCD) consultation is a pharmacist-led medication review service funded by the […]

A data-driven approach towards patient identification for telehealth programs

2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data :2551-2559. Robert Bosch (US), Palo Alto, CA, USA Telehealth provides an opportunity to reduce healthcare costs through remote […]

Creating meaningful composite scores for primary care

2015 North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, October 2015, Cancun, Mexico. Context: Composite scores (CSs) provide a global measure of quality. CS development […]

Effect of socioeconomic status on hepatocellular carcinoma incidence and stage at diagnosis, a population-based cohort study

Liver Int. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Ontario Institute for Cancer […]

The temporal risk of heart failure associated with adjuvant trastuzumab in breast cancer patients: a population study

J Natl Cancer Inst 108:10. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; […]

Sex disparities in post-acute myocardial infarction pharmacologic treatment initiation and adherence: problem for young women

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 8:586-592. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada BACKGROUND: The prevalence of the use of secondary prevention cardiovascular medications is lower […]

Indication for pharmacological treatment is often lacking: a cross-sectional study on the quality of drug therapy among the elderly

BMC Geriatr 15:117. Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA; University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark BACKGROUND: Although the […]

Homecare after pediatric traumatic brain injury: what do they use and how much does it cost?

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 96:e38. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada Objective(s): To determine, by sex, the predictors, types, and direct cost of publicly funded […]

Improved Survival in Patients with Viral Hepatitis-Induced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Undergoing Recommended Abdominal Ultrasound Surveillance in Ontario: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study

PLoS One 10:e0138907. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Ontario Institute for Cancer Research/Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative  Sciences, Toronto, ON, […]

A population-based study evaluating family physicians’ HIV experience and care of people living with HIV in Ontario

Ann Fam Med 13:436-445. Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institute for […]

Evaluation of an innovative program to improve outcomes among military beneficiaries with diabetes

Nurs Econ 33:271-280. University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, USA; Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Bryan, TX, USA Patients with Type 2 Diabetes […]

Are family physicians comprehensively using electronic medical records such that the data can be used for secondary purposes?

A Canadian perspective. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 15:67. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; University Health […]

Is the association between physical activity and healthcare utilization affected by self-rated health and socio-economic factors?

BMC Public Health 15:737. Lund University, Malmö, Sweden BACKGROUND: Physical activity and healthcare utilization has negative association. However, there appears to be limited knowledge of […]

The origin of variation in primary care process and outcome indicators: patients, professionals, centers, and health districts

Medicine 94:e1314. Centro de Salud de Astrabudua (Primary Health Care Center of Astrabudua), Osakidetza (Basque Health Service), Erandio (Bizkaia), Spain; Primary Care Research Unit-Bizkaia, Osakidetza, […]

Ontario MedsCheck annual pharmacy medication review service: a comparison between initial and well established implementation periods

International Conference for Pharmacoepidemiology (ICPE) – August, 2015 Boston, MA, USA. Background: A MedsCheck Annual (MCA) consultation is a government-funded, medication review service in Ontario, […]

A descriptive analysis of the Ontario MedsCheck annual pharmacy medication review service

Canadian Pharmacists Journal 148:S27. OBJECTIVES: A MedsCheck Annual (MCA) consultation is a medication review service funded by the Ontario government for people taking three or […]

Evaluation of the Maryland Multi-Payor Patient Centered Medical Home Program

Final report. Columbia, MD: IMPAQ International. IMPAQ International, Columbia, MD, USA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA; University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA The Maryland […]

Putting your faith in data

Commissioning Success :34-36. No abstract. Article a PDF.

Factors associated with acute care use among nursing home residents dying of cancer: a population-based study

Int J Palliat Nurs 21:349-356. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Little is known about residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities who die of cancer. […]

The association between continuity of care and the overuse of medical procedures

JAMA Intern Med Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA Importance: Both the overuse of unnecessary medical procedures and poor continuity of care are thought to […]

Do pediatric patients who receive care across multiple health systems have higher levels of repeat testing?

Popul Health Manag. Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT, USA; University of Minnesota , Minneapolis, MN, USA; Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota , Minneapolis, […]

Diagnosis and treatment of incident hypertension among patients with diabetes: a U.S. multi-disciplinary group practice observational study

J Gen Intern Med 30:768-776. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA BACKGROUND: Early hypertension control reduces the risk of cardiovascular complications among patients with diabetes […]

Analysis of the influence of the process of care in primary health care on avoidable hospitalizations for heart failure

Aten Primaria 48:102-109. Published in Spanish. Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofía, Madrid, España; Unidad Docente Multiprofesional de Atención Familiar y Comunitaria; Madrid, España; Unidad Sistemas de […]

Incidence of severe hypoglycaemic episodes in patients with type 2 diabetes in the Basque country: impact on healthcare costs

BMC Health Serv Res 15:207. Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Barakaldo, Spain; Osakidetza, Basque Health Service, Erandio, Spain; University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain BACKGROUND: Hypoglycaemia […]

Variability in potentially preventable hospitalisations: an observational study of clinical practice patterns of general practitioners and care outcomes in the Basque Country (Spain)

BMJ Open 5:e007360. Osakidetza Basque Health Service, Erandio, Bizkaia, Spain; University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain OBJECTIVES: To explain the variability in the frequency of potentially […]

A population-based study comparing patterns of care delivery on the quality of care for persons living with HIV in Ontario

BMJ Open 5:e007428. Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical […]

Caring for dementia: a population-based study examining variations in guideline-consistent medical care

Alzheimers Dement 11:906-916. UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada BACKGROUND: Evidence indicates that early […]

Effect of specialized diagnostic assessment units on the time to diagnosis in screen-detected breast cancer patients

Br J Cancer 112:1744-1750. Queen’s University, 10 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON, Canada; Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada; Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON, Canada; University […]

Population profiling in Slough CCG

Windsor, UK: NHS Slough Clinical Commissioning Group. NHS Slough Clinical Commissioning Group, Windsor, UK As our population ages and the prevalence of long term conditions […]

Understanding geographic variation in health care costs in British Columbia

Vancouver, BC, Canada: University of British Columbia (doctoral dissertation). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Amidst concerns about escalating health spending, examining variation in […]

Metformin use is associated with lower cervical cancer specific mortality

Radiation Oncology 93:S10. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada Purpose/Objective(s): While meta-analysis has shown metformin use in diabetic patients […]

Children and youth with traumatic brain injury: Who uses homecare services, what do they use, and how much does it cost?

First International Conference on Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury, September 2015, Liverpool, UK. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada Objective: To determine, by sex, the predictors, […]

Association between the patient-centered medical home and healthcare utilization

Am J Manag Care 21:378-386. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA OBJECTIVES: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of primary care is being […]

Preventive counseling services during primary care visits: a comparison of health centers versus other physician offices

J Health Care Poor Underserved 26:519-535. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA We compared preventive counseling services provided by health centers versus other physician offices. […]

Risk of cardiovascular events and mortality among a population-based cohort of immigrants and long-term residents with diabetes: Are all immigrants healthier and if so, for how long?

Am Heart J 170:123-132. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada; Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; University […]

Predictors of opioid-related death during methadone therapy

J Subst Abuse Treat 57:30-35. University of Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; St. […]

Direct medical costs and source of cost differences across the spectrum of cognitive decline: A population-based study

Alzheimers Dement. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA; K Long Health Economics Consulting LLC, St. Paul, MN, USA; AbbVie, North Chicago, IL, USA BACKGROUND: Objective cost […]

Trends in relative survival in patients with a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in Ontario: a population-based retrospective cohort study

CMAJ Open 3:E208-E216. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Ontario Institute for Cancer Research/Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, […]

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