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Ambient Air Pollution and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

Environ Health Perspect 2019 08 26;127(8):87009. Epub 2019 Aug 26.

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/EHP4883DOI Listing
August 2019

Overweight and obesity in preschool aged children and risk of mental health service utilization.

Int J Obes (Lond) 2019 Jul 13;43(7):1325-1333. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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http://www.nature.com/articles/s41366-018-0280-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41366-018-0280-1DOI Listing
July 2019

Predictors and variability of antibiotic prescribing amongst family physicians.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2019 Jul;74(7):2098-2105

Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz112DOI Listing
July 2019

The role of cardiovascular disease in the relationship between air pollution and incident dementia: a population-based cohort study.

Int J Epidemiol 2019 Jul 25. Epub 2019 Jul 25.

Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyz154DOI Listing
July 2019

Temporal trends in severe obesity prevalence in children and youth from primary care electronic medical records in Ontario: a repeated cross-sectional study.

CMAJ Open 2019 Apr-Jun;7(2):E351-E359. Epub 2019 May 19.

Department of Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (Carsley), Public Health Ontario; Faculty of Medicine (Pope), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (Anderson), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.; Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research (Tremblay), Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont.; Department of Family and Community Medicine (Tu), University of Toronto; Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team (Tu), University Health Network; Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, Child Health Evaluative Sciences (Birken), the Hospital for Sick Children; Pediatric Outcomes Research Team, Division of Paediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children; Department of Pediatric Medicine (Birken), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://cmajopen.ca/lookup/doi/10.9778/cmajo.20180174
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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20180174DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6527435PMC
May 2019

Quality and continuity of information between primary care physicians and rheumatologists.

BMC Rheumatol 2019 24;3. Epub 2019 May 24.

1Sunnybrook Research Institute, Holland Bone and Joint Research Program, Toronto, Ontario Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41927-019-0067-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6533707PMC
May 2019

Use of physician billing claims to identify infections in children.

PLoS One 2018 12;13(11):e0207468. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6231686PMC
April 2019

Reliability of routinely collected anthropometric measurements in primary care.

BMC Med Res Methodol 2019 Apr 24;19(1):84. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12874-019-0726-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6480730PMC
April 2019

Time Trends of the Incidence, Prevalence, and Mortality of Parkinsonism.

Can J Neurol Sci 2019 Mar 28;46(2):184-191. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Public Health Ontario,Toronto, Ontario,Canada.

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https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S031716711
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cjn.2018.387DOI Listing
March 2019

Comparison of Readmission and Death Among Patients With Cardiac Disease in Northern vs Southern Ontario.

Can J Cardiol 2019 Mar;35(3):341-351

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; ICES, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.01.004DOI Listing
March 2019

Long-term exposure to air pollution and the incidence of multiple sclerosis: A population-based cohort study.

Environ Res 2018 10 22;166:437-443. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; Public Health Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada; Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.06.003DOI Listing
October 2018

Identifying diabetes cases from administrative data: a population-based validation study.

BMC Health Serv Res 2018 05 2;18(1):316. Epub 2018 May 2.

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, 4th Floor, 155 College St, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M6, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3148-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5932874PMC
May 2018

Examining growth monitoring practices for children in primary care.

Arch Dis Child 2018 Apr 26;103(4):406-407. Epub 2017 Oct 26.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2017-314016DOI Listing
April 2018

Temporal trends in multiple sclerosis prevalence and incidence in a large population.

Neurology 2018 04 16;90(16):e1435-e1441. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

From the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine (D.L.R., K.M.K.), Dalla Lana School of Public Health (H.C., R.C.), and Department of Family and Community Medicine (J.C.K., K.T.), University of Toronto; St. Michael's Hospital (D.L.R., P.G.), Toronto; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (D.L.R., H.C., A.S.W., J.C.K., A.K.), Toronto; Public Health Ontario (H.C., R.C.), Toronto; Departments of Internal Medicine and Community Health Sciences (R.A.M.), Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; and Toronto Western Family Health Team (K.T.), University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000005331DOI Listing
April 2018

Completeness and accuracy of anthropometric measurements in electronic medical records for children attending primary care.

J Innov Health Inform 2018 Mar 9;25(1):963. Epub 2018 Mar 9.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v25i1.963DOI Listing
March 2018

Infant feeding practices within a large electronic medical record database.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2018 01 2;18(1). Epub 2018 Jan 2.

Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Health Policy Management and Evaluation, Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1633-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5749017PMC
January 2018

Primary Care Screening and Comorbidity Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis in Ontario, Canada.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2017 10 22;69(10):1495-1503. Epub 2017 Aug 22.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.23178DOI Listing
October 2017

Differences in growth of Canadian children compared to the WHO 2006 Child Growth Standards.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2017 09 10;31(5):452-462. Epub 2017 Jul 10.

Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12377DOI Listing
September 2017

ADHD Treatment in Primary Care: Demographic Factors, Medication Trends, and Treatment Predictors.

Can J Psychiatry 2017 06 19;62(6):393-402. Epub 2017 Jan 19.

2 Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0706743716689055DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5455870PMC
June 2017

Using the Electronic Medical Record to Identify Patients at High Risk for Frequent Emergency Department Visits and High System Costs.

Am J Med 2017 May 5;130(5):601.e17-601.e22. Epub 2017 Jan 5.

Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario; OpenLab at University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario; University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.12.008DOI Listing
May 2017

Identifying individuals with physician-diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care electronic medical records: a retrospective chart abstraction study.

NPJ Prim Care Respir Med 2017 May 15;27(1):34. Epub 2017 May 15.

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M6, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41533-017-0035-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5435091PMC
May 2017

Regional variations in ambulatory care and incidence of cardiovascular events.

CMAJ 2017 Apr;189(13):E494-E501

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (J. Tu, Chu, Maclagan, Austin, Ko, Atzema, Booth, Bhatia, Lee, Jackevicius, Kapral, K. Tu, Wijeysundera, Alter, Udell, Manuel, Mondal), Toronto, Ont.; Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (J. Tu, Ko, Wijeysundera), Toronto, Ont.; University of Toronto (J. Tu, Chu, Austin, Ko, Cheung, Atzema, Booth, Bhatia, Lee, Jackevicius, Kapral, K. Tu, Wijeysundera, Alter, Udell, Manuel), Toronto, Ont.; Bruyère Research Institute (Johnston, Hogg), Ottawa, Ont.; University of Ottawa (Johnston, Hogg), Ottawa, Ont.; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Atzema), Toronto, Ont.; St. Michael's Hospital (Booth), Toronto, Ont.; Women's College Hospital Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care (Bhatia), Toronto, Ont.; University Health Network (Bhatia, Lee, Jackevicius, Kapral, K. Tu, Alter, Udell), Toronto, Ont.; Western University of Health Sciences (Jackevicius), Pomona, Calif.; Women's College Hospital (Udell), Toronto, Ont.; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Manuel), Ottawa, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.160823DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5378509PMC
April 2017

The Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team performance indicators for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a modified Delphi panel study.

CMAJ Open 2017 Apr;5(2):E315-E321

Affiliations: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (J. Tu, Maclagan, Ko, Atzema, Booth, K. Tu, Lee, Hall, Bhatia, Gershon, Chu); Schulich Heart Centre (J. Tu, Ko), Division of Emergency Medicine (Atzema), and Division of Nephrology (Tobe), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; University of Toronto (J. Tu, Ko, Atzema, Booth, K. Tu, Lee, Bierman, Hall, Bhatia, Gershon, Tobe, Liu, Chu); St. Michael's Hospital (Booth), Toronto, Ont.; Bruyère Research Institute (Johnston); University of Ottawa (Johnston), Ottawa, Ont.; University Health Network (K. Tu, Lee, Bhatia), Toronto, Ont.; Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (Bierman), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD; Women's College Hospital Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care (Bhatia), Toronto, Ont.; Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Tobe), Sudbury, Ont.; University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Liu); Statistics Canada (Sanmartin), Ottawa, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20160139DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5498313PMC
April 2017

Immunization information systems in Canada: Attributes, functionality, strengths and challenges. A Canadian Immunization Research Network study.

Can J Public Health 2017 03 1;107(6):e575-e582. Epub 2017 Mar 1.

Public Health Ontario, Toronto, ON; Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Services, Toronto, ON.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.107.5679DOI Listing
March 2017

Determining rates of overweight and obese status in children using electronic medical records: Cross-sectional study.

Can Fam Physician 2017 Feb;63(2):e114-e122

Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Senior Associate Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences in the SickKids Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children, Associate Professor in the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and Chief Science Officer at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5395409PMC
February 2017

Multiple sclerosis in Canada 2011 to 2031: results of a microsimulation modelling study of epidemiological and economic impacts.

Health Promot Chronic Dis Prev Can 2017 Feb;37(2):37-48

Population Health Surveillance and Clinical Prevention, British Columbia Ministry of Health, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5607528PMC
February 2017

Frequency of and variation in low-value care in primary care: a retrospective cohort study.

CMAJ Open 2017 Jan-Mar;5(1):E45-E51. Epub 2017 Jan 20.

Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (Pendrith, S. Bhatia), Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ont.; Queen's University School of Medicine (M. Bhatia), Kingston, Ont.; Department of Family and Community Medicine (Ivers, Tu, Wilson, Glazier), University of Toronto; Department of Family and Community Medicine (Ivers, Wilson), Women's College Hospital; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (Mecredy, Tu, Hawker, Jaglal, Glazier); Departments of Medicine (Hawker, Levinson, S. Bhatia) and Physical Therapy (Jaglal), University of Toronto; North York Family Health Team (Wintemute), North York General Hospital, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20160095DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5378544PMC
January 2017

Quality indicators for the detection and management of chronic kidney disease in primary care in Canada derived from a modified Delphi panel approach.

CMAJ Open 2017 Jan-Mar;5(1):E74-E81. Epub 2017 Jan 25.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (Tu, Young), Department of Family and Community Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Tu), University of Toronto; Centre for Effective Practice (Bevan); Faculty of Medicine (Hunter, Rogers), University of Toronto; Nephrology Program (Nesrallah), Humber River Hospital; Keenan Research Centre (Nesrallah), The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20160113DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5378542PMC
January 2017

Identifying Patients With Atrial Fibrillation in Administrative Data.

Can J Cardiol 2016 12 23;32(12):1561-1565. Epub 2016 Jun 23.

Division of Cardiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.06.006DOI Listing
December 2016

Cardiovascular Risk in Hypertension in Relation to Achieved Blood Pressure Using Automated Office Blood Pressure Measurement.

Hypertension 2016 10 15;68(4):866-72. Epub 2016 Aug 15.

From the Schulich Heart Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (M.G.M.), Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (K.T., J.M.P.), University Health Network-Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team (K.T.), Department of Medicine (M.G.M.), Department of Family and Community Medicine (K.T.), and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (K.T., J.M.P.), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Université de Montréal, and CRCHUM, Montreal, Canada (J.K.); the Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (J.K., L.D., J.M.P.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.116.07721DOI Listing
October 2016

Wait times to rheumatology care for patients with rheumatic diseases: a data linkage study of primary care electronic medical records and administrative data.

CMAJ Open 2016 Apr-Jun;4(2):E205-12. Epub 2016 May 11.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology (Widdifield, Bernatsky), McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Que.; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (Widdifield, Bernatsky), McGill University, Montréal, Que.; Department of Rheumatology (Thorne), Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ont.; Departments of Family and Community Medicine (Jaakkimainen, Ivers, Butt, Tu) and Rheumatology (Bombardier), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Department of Family Medicine (Paterson), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.; Department of Family and Community Medicine (Ivers), Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ont.; Department of Family Medicine (Butt), Scarborough Hospital, Toronto, Ont.; Patient representative (Lyddiatt), Ingersoll, Ont.; Patient representative (Hofstetter), Toronto, Ont.; Department of Rheumatology (Ahluwalia), William Osler Health Centre, Brampton, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20150116DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4933643PMC
July 2016

Refining hypertension surveillance to account for potentially misclassified cases.

PLoS One 2015 24;10(3):e0119186. Epub 2015 Mar 24.

Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4372561PMC
April 2016

Understanding Referral Patterns for Bone Mineral Density Testing among Family Physicians: A Qualitative Descriptive Study.

J Osteoporos 2016 19;2016:2937426. Epub 2016 Jan 19.

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1V7; Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2A2; Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 3M6; Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5; Women's College Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1B2.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2937426DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4745655PMC
February 2016

Canadian administrative health data can identify patients with myasthenia gravis.

Neuroepidemiology 2015 7;44(2):108-13. Epub 2015 Mar 7.

Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000375463DOI Listing
January 2016

Epidemiology of myasthenia gravis in Ontario, Canada.

Neuromuscul Disord 2016 Jan 27;26(1):41-6. Epub 2015 Oct 27.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nmd.2015.10.009DOI Listing
January 2016

Implementing growth monitoring recommendations.

CMAJ 2015 Dec;187(18):1391

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.1150073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4674412PMC
December 2015

Capture of osteoporosis and fracture information in an electronic medical record database from primary care.

AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2014 14;2014:240-8. Epub 2014 Nov 14.

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada ; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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September 2015

Thresholds for Diagnosing Hypertension Based on Automated Office Blood Pressure Measurements and Cardiovascular Risk.

Hypertension 2015 Sep 27;66(3):489-95. Epub 2015 Jul 27.

From the Schulich Heart Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (M.G.M.), Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (J.M.P., K.T.), University Health Network-Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team (K.T.), Department of Medicine (M.G.M.), Department of Family and Community Medicine (K.T.), and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (J.M.P., K.T.), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Université de Montréal, and CRCHUM, Montreal, Canada (J.K.); and the Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (J.M.P., J.K., L.D.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.115.05782DOI Listing
September 2015

A validation study of administrative data algorithms to identify patients with Parkinsonism with prevalence and incidence trends.

Neuroepidemiology 2014 16;43(1):28-37. Epub 2014 Oct 16.

Research Institute, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000365590DOI Listing
July 2015

Development and validation of an administrative data algorithm to estimate the disease burden and epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Ontario, Canada.

Mult Scler 2015 Jul 12;21(8):1045-54. Epub 2014 Nov 12.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada/University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1352458514556303DOI Listing
July 2015

The Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team (CANHEART): using big data to measure and improve cardiovascular health and healthcare services.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2015 Mar 3;8(2):204-12. Epub 2015 Feb 3.

From the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (J.V.T., A.C., L.R.D., D.T.K., G.L.B., K.T., L.C.M., H.G., P.C.A., W.H., M.K.K., H.C.W., C.L.A., A.S.G., D.A.A., D.S.L., C.A.J., R.S.B., J.A.U., M.R.R., T.A.S.); Division of Cardiology, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (J.V.T., D.T.K., H.C.W.); University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (J.V.T., A.C., D.T.K., G.L.B., K.T., P.C.A., M.K.K., H.C.W., C.L.A., A.S.G., D.A.A., D.S.L., C.A.J., R.S.B., J.A.U., T.A.S.); Division of Endocrinology, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (G.L.B.); Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (K.T.); Ottawa Research Group for Primary Health Care, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (W.H.); Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (W.H.); Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (M.K.K.); Division of Emergency Medicine (C.L.A.) and Division of Respirology (A.S.G.), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.A.A.); Division of Cardiology, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Joint Department of Medical Imaging, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.S.L.); College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA (C.A.J.); Women's College Hospital Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (R.S.B.); Cardiovascular Division, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (R.S.B., J.A.U.); and Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH (T.A.S.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.114.001416DOI Listing
March 2015

Identifying individuals with multiple sclerosis in an electronic medical record.

Mult Scler 2015 Feb 12;21(2):217-24. Epub 2014 Jun 12.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Toronto, Canada/University of Toronto, Canada/Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1352458514538334
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1352458514538334DOI Listing
February 2015

High-performance information search filters for CKD content in PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, and EMBASE.

Am J Kidney Dis 2015 Jan 22;65(1):26-32. Epub 2014 Jul 22.

Kidney Clinical Research Unit, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada; Division of Nephrology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada; Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.06.010DOI Listing
January 2015

Relationship between primary care physician visits and hospital/emergency use for uncomplicated hypertension, an ambulatory care-sensitive condition.

Can J Cardiol 2014 Dec 5;30(12):1640-8. Epub 2014 Oct 5.

Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2014.09.035DOI Listing
December 2014

Risk of Osteoporotic Fractures With Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers Versus Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Hypertensive Community-Dwelling Elderly.

J Bone Miner Res 2014 Nov;29(11):2483-8

Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Research Department, Toronto, Canada; Family and Community Medicine, The Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.2271DOI Listing
November 2014

Printed educational messages aimed at family practitioners fail to increase retinal screening among their patients with diabetes: a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN72772651].

Implement Sci 2014 Aug 6;9:87. Epub 2014 Aug 6.

Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, 1465 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4261896PMC
August 2014

Primary care physician visits by patients with incident hypertension.

Can J Cardiol 2014 Jun 31;30(6):653-60. Epub 2014 Mar 31.

Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2014.03.033DOI Listing
June 2014

The epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis in Ontario, Canada.

Arthritis Rheumatol 2014 Apr;66(4):786-93

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

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April 2014

Assessing the burden of hospitalized and community-care heart failure in Canada.

Can J Cardiol 2014 Mar 20;30(3):352-8. Epub 2013 Dec 20.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto; University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2013.12.013DOI Listing
March 2014

"My approach to this job is...one person at a time": Perceived discordance between population-level quality targets and patient-centred care.

Can Fam Physician 2014 Mar;60(3):258-66

Women's College Hospital, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 77 Grenville St, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON M5S 1B3.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3952764PMC
March 2014

EBM, CME and the EMR.

Evid Based Med 2014 Feb 6;19(1):1-3. Epub 2013 Mar 6.

Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, , Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/eb-2013-101231DOI Listing
February 2014

Assessing the validity of using administrative data to identify patients with epilepsy.

Epilepsia 2014 Feb 13;55(2):335-43. Epub 2014 Jan 13.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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February 2014

Waiting to see the specialist: patient and provider characteristics of wait times from primary to specialty care.

BMC Fam Pract 2014 Jan 25;15:16. Epub 2014 Jan 25.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Ave, G wing, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3912928PMC
January 2014

Hospitalization for uncomplicated hypertension: an ambulatory care sensitive condition.

Can J Cardiol 2013 Nov 2;29(11):1462-9. Epub 2013 Aug 2.

Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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November 2013

Validity of administrative data for identifying patients who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack using EMRALD as a reference standard.

Can J Cardiol 2013 Nov 26;29(11):1388-94. Epub 2013 Sep 26.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2013.07.676DOI Listing
November 2013

Effects of implementing electronic medical records on primary care billings and payments: a before-after study.

CMAJ Open 2013 Sep 17;1(3):E120-6. Epub 2013 Oct 17.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ont. ; Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. ; Department of Family and Community Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ont.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3985899PMC
September 2013

End-user support for a primary care electronic medical record: a qualitative case study of a vendor's perspective.

Inform Prim Care 2012 ;20(3):185-95

Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada, ON M5T 3M6, Canada.

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July 2013

User Manuals for a Primary Care Electronic Medical Record System: A Mixed Methods Study of User- and Vendor-Generated Documents.

IEEE Trans Prof Commun 2013 Jun;56(3):194-209

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, 155 College St., Toronto, ON M5T 3M6, Canada;

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4503406PMC
June 2013

Incidence, cardiovascular complications and mortality of hypertension by sex and ethnicity.

Heart 2013 May 12;99(10):715-21. Epub 2013 Feb 12.

Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4Z6.

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May 2013

The risk of hip fracture after initiating antihypertensive drugs in the elderly.

Arch Intern Med 2012 Dec;172(22):1739-44

Ellesmere Health Care Centre and The Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

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December 2012

Allocation techniques for balance at baseline in cluster randomized trials: a methodological review.

Trials 2012 Aug 1;13:120. Epub 2012 Aug 1.

Family Practice Health Centre, Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON, M5S1B2, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3503622PMC
August 2012

Understanding end-user support for health information technology: a theoretical framework.

Inform Prim Care 2011 ;19(3):169-72

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

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July 2012

Canadian provincial trends in antihypertensive drug prescriptions between 1996 and 2006.

Can J Cardiol 2011 Jul-Aug;27(4):461-7. Epub 2011 Jun 2.

Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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September 2011