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Elective surgery wait time reduction in Canada: A synthesis of provincial initiatives.

Healthc Manage Forum 2020 Feb 5:840470419900646. Epub 2020 Feb 5.

Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0840470419900646DOI Listing
February 2020

A Canadian strategy for surgical quality improvement

Can J Surg 2019 12 1;62(6):E16-E18. Epub 2019 Dec 1.

From the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (Urbach, Wei, McLeod); the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (Karimuddin, Hameed); the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man. (Zabolotny); the Canadian Medical Protective Association, Ottawa, Ont. (Lefebvre); Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS (Walsh); McGill University, Montreal, Que. (Fata, Chaudhury); and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. (Cleary).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cjs.019318DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6877378PMC
December 2019

Phenotypic and genetic analysis of an adult cohort with extreme obesity.

Int J Obes (Lond) 2019 10 21;43(10):2057-2065. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41366-018-0209-8DOI Listing
October 2019

Sex-Based Disparities in the Hourly Earnings of Surgeons in the Fee-for-Service System in Ontario, Canada.

JAMA Surg 2019 Oct 2. Epub 2019 Oct 2.

Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2019.3769DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6777399PMC
October 2019

Is WHO's surgical safety checklist being hyped?

BMJ 2019 Aug 5;366:l4700. Epub 2019 Aug 5.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4700DOI Listing
August 2019

Long-term Risk of Thyroid Cancer After Initially Negative Thyroid Biopsy Results.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Jun;145(6):579-580

Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2019.0386DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6583029PMC
June 2019

Population-based outcomes of men with a single negative prostate biopsy: Importance of continued follow-up among older patients.

Urol Oncol 2019 05 13;37(5):298.e19-298.e27. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Surgical Oncology, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.urolonc.2019.01.030DOI Listing
May 2019

Decisional conflict in surgical patients: Should surgeons care?

Can J Surg 2019 03 22;62(3):1-3. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (Roy, Novak, McCabe, Schroeder); the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (Roy, Urbach, Okrainec); the Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (Urbach); and the Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (Okrainec).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503.cjs.003218DOI Listing
March 2019

Universal Measures of Support Are Needed: A Cross-Sectional Study of Health Literacy in Patients with Dupuytren's Disease.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2019 02;143(2):350e-358e

Toronto, Ontario, Canada From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, the Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, and the Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000005209DOI Listing
February 2019

Health Literacy Among Surgical Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

World J Surg 2019 01;43(1):96-106

Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00268-018-4754-zDOI Listing
January 2019

Virtual postoperative clinic: can we push virtual postoperative care further upstream?

BMJ Qual Saf 2019 01 31;28(1):7-9. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/bmjqs-2018-0
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2018-008697DOI Listing
January 2019

Improving access to health services in Canada.

Authors:
David R Urbach

Healthc Manage Forum 2018 Nov 20;31(6):256-260. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

1 Department of Surgery, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0840470418776995
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November 2018

Characteristics of Adrenal Masses in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis.

Dis Colon Rectum 2018 Jun;61(6):679-685

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DCR.0000000000001008DOI Listing
June 2018

The Checklist Paradox.

Authors:
David R Urbach

Ann Surg 2017 12;266(6):930-931

Department of Surgery, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002338DOI Listing
December 2017

Evolving trends in head and neck cancer epidemiology: Ontario, Canada 1993-2010.

Head Neck 2017 09 30;39(9):1770-1778. Epub 2017 May 30.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery/Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.24829DOI Listing
September 2017

Overview of surgery for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer in Ontario, 2003-2010.

Head Neck 2017 08 7;39(8):1559-1567. Epub 2017 Jun 7.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.24787DOI Listing
August 2017

Regionalization and Outcomes of Lung Cancer Surgery in Ontario, Canada.

J Clin Oncol 2017 Aug 6;35(24):2772-2780. Epub 2017 Jul 6.

Anna M. Bendzsak, Peter C. Austin, and David R. Urbach, University of Toronto; Nancy N. Baxter, St Michael's Hospital; Gail E. Darling, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2016.69.8076DOI Listing
August 2017

Delivering timely surgery in Canadian hospitals.

Authors:
David R Urbach

CMAJ 2017 07;189(27):E903-E904

Women's College Hospital; Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care; Toronto General Hospital Research Institute; Department of Surgery and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.170172DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5505756PMC
July 2017

Factors constraining patient engagement in implantable medical device discussions and decisions: interviews with physicians.

Int J Qual Health Care 2017 Apr;29(2):276-282

Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, M5G2C4, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzx013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5412024PMC
April 2017

Surgery and Surgical Consult Rates for Early Stage Lung Cancer in Ontario: A Population-Based Study.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Mar 7;103(3):906-910. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Division of Thoracic Surgery, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.09.025DOI Listing
March 2017

MEDICAL DEVICE RECALLS IN CANADA FROM 2005 TO 2015.

Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2017 Jan 18;33(6):708-714. Epub 2017 Sep 18.

Division of Support Systems and Outcomes,Toronto General Hospital Research Institute.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266462317000824DOI Listing
January 2017

Overview of major salivary gland cancer surgery in Ontario (2003-2010).

J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014 10;43:50. Epub 2014 Dec 10.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Ave., Rm 3-952, Toronto, M5G 2M9 ON Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40463-014-0050-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4269848PMC
December 2016

Association Between Online Physician Ratings and Cardiac Surgery Mortality.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2016 11 1;9(6):788-791. Epub 2016 Nov 1.

From the Department of Medicine (J.J.L., J.M., P.C., C.M.B.), Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation (D.R.U., C.M.B., P.C.), and Department of Surgery (D.R.U.), University of Toronto, ON, Canada; Division of Internal Medicine, Toronto General Hospital, Sinai Health System, University Health Network, ON, Canada (J.J.L., P.C.); Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada (D.R.U., C.M.B., P.C.); and Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada (C.M.B., P.C.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.116.003016DOI Listing
November 2016

Achalasia-Specific Quality of Life After Pneumatic Dilation or Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy With Partial Fundoplication: A Multicenter, Randomized Clinical Trial.

Am J Gastroenterol 2016 Nov 13;111(11):1536-1545. Epub 2016 Sep 13.

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2016.402DOI Listing
November 2016

The effect of the Ontario Bariatric Network on health services utilization after bariatric surgery: a retrospective cohort study.

CMAJ Open 2016 Jul-Sep;4(3):E489-E495. Epub 2016 Sep 14.

Department of Surgery (Elnahas, Jackson, Okrainec, Urbach), Department of Medicine (Bell) and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Elnahas, Austin, Bell, Urbach), University of Toronto; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (Austin, Urbach), Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20160042DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5047796PMC
September 2016

Appendectomy in mid and later life and risk of Parkinson's disease: A population-based study.

Mov Disord 2016 08 31;31(8):1243-7. Epub 2016 May 31.

The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mds.26670DOI Listing
August 2016

Overview of surgery for oral cavity cancer in Ontario.

Head Neck 2016 07 22;38(7):1113-8. Epub 2016 Mar 22.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.24141DOI Listing
July 2016

Adherence to guideline-recommended process measures for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in Ontario: Impact of surgeon and hospital volume.

Head Neck 2016 04 1;38 Suppl 1:E1987-92. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.24364DOI Listing
April 2016

Apples and oranges: Author response.

Can J Surg 2016 Apr;59(2):E5

From the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (Malik, Urbach); the Toronto General Research Institute, Toronto, Ont. (Malik, Urbach); the Department of Surgery, University Health Network, Toronto, Ont. (Urbach); the Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ont. (Bell); and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ont. (Malik, Stukel, Urbach).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4814280PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cjs.003416DOI Listing
April 2016

Recurrence of inguinal hernias repaired in a large hernia surgical specialty hospital and general hospitals in Ontario, Canada.

Can J Surg 2016 Feb;59(1):19-25

From the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (Malik, Urbach); the Toronto General Research Institute, Toronto, Ont. (Malik, Urbach); the Department of Surgery, University Health Network, Toronto, Ont. (Urbach); the Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ont. (Bell); and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ont. (Malik, Stukel, Urbach).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4734914PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cjs.003915DOI Listing
February 2016

Adoption of surgical safety checklists in Ontario, Canada: overpromised or underdelivered?

Healthc Q 2014 ;17(4):10-2

Surgeon and health services researcher at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12927/hcq.2015.24125DOI Listing
October 2015

Transfer of care of postsurgical patients from hospital to the community setting: cross-sectional survey of primary care physicians.

Am J Surg 2015 Oct 14;210(4):778-82. Epub 2015 May 14.

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Medicine, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.03.006DOI Listing
October 2015

Regional variation in the use of surgery in Ontario.

CMAJ Open 2015 Jul-Sep;3(3):E310-6. Epub 2015 Jul 17.

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. ; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20150014DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4593463PMC
October 2015

Pledging to Eliminate Low-Volume Surgery.

Authors:
David R Urbach

N Engl J Med 2015 Oct;373(15):1388-90

From the Department of Surgery and the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto; the Departments of Surgery and of Support, Systems, and Outcomes, University Health Network; and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences - all in Toronto.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1508472DOI Listing
October 2015

Outcomes of Daytime Procedures Performed by Attending Surgeons after Night Work.

N Engl J Med 2015 Aug;373(9):845-53

From the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (A. Govindarajan, D.R.U., M.K., Q.L., D.J., R.S., N.N.B.) and the Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital (A. Govindarajan, E.K.), Department of Surgery, University Health Network (D.R.U., A. Gagliardi), Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine (B.J.M.), Department of Surgery (N.N.B.), and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (N.N.B.), St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto - all in Toronto.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsa1415994DOI Listing
August 2015

Partial nephrectomy for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

BJU Int 2015 Jun 5;115(6):897-906. Epub 2015 Feb 5.

Institute of Health Policy, Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bju.12883DOI Listing
June 2015

A Revised Quality Measure for Surgical Care: More Alpha Testing for Perioperative β-Blockers?

JAMA 2015 Jun;313(23):2369-70

Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada3Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada5Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada6Department.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2015.0798DOI Listing
June 2015

Unintentional Discontinuation of Chronic Medications for Seniors in Nursing Homes: Evaluation of a National Medication Reconciliation Accreditation Requirement Using a Population-Based Cohort Study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2015 Jun;94(25):e899

From the Department of Medicine (NMS, EE, CMB), University of Toronto; Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (HDF, ASB, S Bronskill, MMM, PR, DRU, CFW, CMB); Keenan Research Centre (ASB, MMM), Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (ASB, S Bronskill, EE, PR, DRU, CMB); Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing (ASB), University of Toronto; Health Quality Ontario (S Brener); Department of Pharmacy (OF), University Health Network; Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (OF, MMM), University of Toronto; Division of General Internal Medicine (DL, CMB), Mount Sinai Hospital; Women's College Research Institute (PR), Women's College Hospital; and Department of Surgery (DRU), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000000899DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4504593PMC
June 2015

The challenge of quality improvement in surgical care.

Authors:
David R Urbach

JAMA Surg 2015 Mar;150(3):215

Department of Surgery, University Health Network, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada2Department of Surgery and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2908DOI Listing
March 2015

The impact of marketing language on patient preference for robot-assisted surgery.

Surg Innov 2015 Feb 5;22(1):15-9. Epub 2014 Jun 5.

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1553350614537562DOI Listing
February 2015

Volume-outcome associations in head and neck cancer treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Head Neck 2014 Dec 4;36(12):1820-34. Epub 2014 Feb 4.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.23498DOI Listing
December 2014

Is pathology necessary to predict mortality among men with prostate-cancer?

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2014 Dec 12;14:114. Epub 2014 Dec 12.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12911-014-0114-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4275978PMC
December 2014

SAGES research agenda in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery: updated results of a Delphi study.

Surg Endosc 2014 Oct 2;28(10):2763-71. Epub 2014 May 2.

Department of Surgery, Carolinas Healthcare System, 1025 Morehead Medical Dr., Suite 300, Charlotte, NC, 28204, USA,

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October 2014

Volume-outcome relationships for head and neck cancer surgery in a universal health care system.

Laryngoscope 2014 Sep 3;124(9):2081-8. Epub 2014 Jun 3.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.24704DOI Listing
September 2014

The Medicare readmission measure for surgical hospitalizations: awful or just not very good?

Authors:
David R Urbach

JAMA Surg 2014 Aug;149(8):765

Division of General Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada2Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada3Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Department of Surgery, Uni.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2014.50DOI Listing
August 2014

Improving quality through process change: a scoping review of process improvement tools in cancer surgery.

BMC Surg 2014 Jul 19;14:45. Epub 2014 Jul 19.

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2482-14-45DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4112620PMC
July 2014

Practice patterns in the management of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer in Ontario Canada 2000-2008.

J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014 Jul 24;43:29. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

Departments of Otolaryngology and Oncology, Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Queen's Cancer Research Institute, Queen's University, 10 Stuart St, 613 533 6000 ext 78535, Kingston K7L 3 N6, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40463-014-0029-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4746990PMC
July 2014

Extended-release nifedipine and the risk of intestinal obstruction: a population-based study.

BMJ Open 2014 Jul 24;4(7):e005377. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Applied Health Research Center, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005377DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4120301PMC
July 2014

Patients' preferences and trade-offs for the treatment of early stage hepatocellular carcinoma.

J Surg Res 2014 Jun 15;189(1):57-67. Epub 2014 Feb 15.

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2014.02.015DOI Listing
June 2014

Surgical safety checklists in Ontario, Canada. Author reply.

N Engl J Med 2014 06;370(24):2351; discussion 2351-2

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1404583DOI Listing
June 2014

A cost comparison of laparoscopic and open colon surgery in a publicly funded academic institution.

Surg Endosc 2014 Apr 21;28(4):1213-22. Epub 2013 Nov 21.

Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00464-013-3311-yDOI Listing
April 2014

Closing in on surgical practice variations.

Authors:
David R Urbach

Ann Surg 2014 Apr;259(4):628-9

From the Department of Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000000629DOI Listing
April 2014

Introduction of surgical safety checklists in Ontario, Canada.

N Engl J Med 2014 Mar;370(11):1029-38

From the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (D.R.U., A.G., R.S., A.S.W., N.N.B.), the Department of Surgery (D.R.U., A.G., N.N.B.) and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (D.R.U., N.N.B.), University of Toronto, the University Health Network (D.R.U.), Mount Sinai Hospital (A.G.), and Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital (N.N.B.) - all in Toronto.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsa1308261DOI Listing
March 2014

Impact of provider volume on operative mortality after radical cystectomy in a publicly funded healthcare system.

Can Urol Assoc J 2013 Nov-Dec;7(11-12):425-9

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; ; Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; ; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.361DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3876442PMC
January 2014

Trends and inequities in colorectal cancer screening participation in Ontario, Canada, 2005-2011.

Cancer Epidemiol 2013 Dec 20;37(6):946-56. Epub 2013 May 20.

Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2013.04.007DOI Listing
December 2013

Higher surgeon and hospital volume improves long-term survival after radical cystectomy.

Cancer 2013 Oct 9;119(19):3546-54. Epub 2013 Jul 9.

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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October 2013

Quality of narrative operative reports in pancreatic surgery.

Can J Surg 2013 Oct;56(5):E121-7

The Division of General Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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October 2013

Metformin use and all-cause and prostate cancer-specific mortality among men with diabetes.

J Clin Oncol 2013 Sep 5;31(25):3069-75. Epub 2013 Aug 5.

Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health, Toronto, Canada.

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September 2013

Linear-stapled gastrojejunostomy with transverse hand-sewn enterotomy closure significantly reduces strictures for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Obes Surg 2013 Aug;23(8):1302-8

Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M8Y 1E8.

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August 2013

Practice patterns for the management of hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer: a mixed methods analysis.

Ann Surg Oncol 2013 May 3;20(5):1567-74. Epub 2012 Nov 3.

Division of General Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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May 2013

Reducing elective general surgery cancellations at a Canadian hospital.

Can J Surg 2013 Apr;56(2):113-8

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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April 2013

Methodological approaches to population based research of screening procedures in the presence of selection bias and exposure measurement error: colonoscopy and colorectal cancer outcomes in Ontario.

BMC Med Res Methodol 2013 Apr 24;13:59. Epub 2013 Apr 24.

Division of Support, Systems and Outcomes, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada.

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April 2013

Identifying optimal postmarket surveillance strategies for medical and surgical devices: implications for policy, practice and research.

BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Mar 15;22(3):210-8. Epub 2013 Jan 15.

Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, Ontario, Canada.

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March 2013

Effect of colonoscopy on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality: an instrumental variable analysis.

Gastrointest Endosc 2012 Aug 31;76(2):355-64.e1. Epub 2012 May 31.

Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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August 2012

Volume-outcome relationships in the treatment of renal tumors.

J Urol 2012 Jun 11;187(6):1984-8. Epub 2012 Apr 11.

Urological Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA.

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June 2012

Robotically assisted laparoscopic myomectomy: a Canadian experience.

J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2012 Apr;34(4):353-358

Department of Gynecology, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto ON.

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April 2012

Research priorities in surgical simulation for the 21st century.

Am J Surg 2012 Jan;203(1):49-53

Department of General Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA.

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January 2012

How often are patients with diabetes or hypertension being treated with partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma? A population-based analysis.

BJU Int 2011 Dec 23;108(11):1806-12. Epub 2011 May 23.

Urological Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA.

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December 2011

The effect of age on the morbidity of kidney surgery.

J Urol 2011 Sep 23;186(3):811-6. Epub 2011 Jul 23.

Urological Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA.

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September 2011

Social disparities in the use of colonoscopy by primary care physicians in Ontario.

BMC Gastroenterol 2011 Sep 28;11:102. Epub 2011 Sep 28.

Clinical Decision Making & Health Care, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G2C4, Canada.

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September 2011

Association of ICU or hospital admission with unintentional discontinuation of medications for chronic diseases.

JAMA 2011 Aug;306(8):840-7

Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Keenan Research Centre in Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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August 2011

Postoperative disposition and health services use in elderly patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery: a population-based study.

Surgery 2011 May 11;149(5):705-12. Epub 2011 Mar 11.

Zane Cohen Digestive Diseases Clinical Research Center, Toronto, Canada.

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May 2011

Overview of lung cancer surgery in Ontario.

Ann Thorac Surg 2011 Feb;91(2):361-6

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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February 2011

Measuring processes of care in general surgery: assessment of technical and nontechnical skills.

Surg Innov 2010 Dec 25;17(4):332-9. Epub 2010 Aug 25.

Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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December 2010

The effect of regionalization on outcome in pulmonary lobectomy: a Canadian national study.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010 Oct;140(4):757-63

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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October 2010

An evaluation of the relationship between lymph node number and staging in pT3 colon cancer using population-based data.

Dis Colon Rectum 2010 Jan;53(1):65-70

Department of Surgery and Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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January 2010

Longer wait times increase overall mortality in patients with bladder cancer.

J Urol 2009 Oct 14;182(4):1318-24. Epub 2009 Aug 14.

Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.

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October 2009

Attitudes of patients and care providers toward a surgical site marking policy.

Surg Innov 2009 Sep 9;16(3):249-57. Epub 2009 Aug 9.

Division of Clinical Decision Making and Health Care, Toronto General Hospital, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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September 2009

Clinical librarian attendance at general surgery quality of care rounds (Morbidity and Mortality Conference).

Surg Innov 2009 Sep 27;16(3):266-9. Epub 2009 Aug 27.

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, and Toronto General Clinical Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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September 2009

Abdominal Surgery Impact Scale (ASIS) is responsive in assessing outcome following IPAA.

J Gastrointest Surg 2009 Apr 16;13(4):687-94. Epub 2009 Jan 16.

Dr. Zane Cohen Digestive Diseases Clinical Research Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, Room 449, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X5, Canada.

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April 2009