Journal Articles


Sandra Marquis, Kimberlyn McGrail, Michael V Hayes. Using administrative data to examine variables affecting the mental health of siblings of children who have a developmental disability. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 2020.


Calvin Ke, Baiju R Shah, Thérèse A Stukel et. al. Excess Burden of Mental Illness and Hospitalization in Young-Onset Type 2 Diabetes. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2019.


Farah Rahman, Jun Guan, Richard H Glazier et. al. Association between quality domains and health care spending across physician networks. PLoS One. 2018


Stukel TA, Croxford R, Rahman F, Bierman AS, Glazier RH. Variations in Quality Indicators Across Ontario Physician Networks Toronto: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; 2016

Clark EG; Akbari A; Hiebert B; Hiremath S; Komenda P; Lok CE, et al. “Geographic and facility variation in initial use of non-tunneled catheters for incident maintenance hemodialysis patients.” BMC Nephrology. 17:20, 2016 Feb 27.


Platt J, Zhong T, Moineddin R, et al. Geographic Variation Immediate and Delayed Breast Reconstruction Utilization in Ontario, Canada and Plastic Surgeon Availability: A Population-Based Observational Study. World journal of surgery 2015;39:1909-21.


Corallo AN, Croxford R, Goodman DC, Bryan EL, Srivastava D, Stukel TA. A systematic review of medical practice variation in OECD countries. Health Policy, Available online 23 August 2013, ISSN 0168-8510


Chuah TK, Lee T, Wirtzfeld D, Pollett W. Management of primary rectal cancer by surgeons in Atlantic Canada: results of a regional survey. Canadian Journal of Surgery 2010 Dec;53(6):396-402.

Hanley, Gillian E. MA; Janssen, Patricia A. PhD; Greyson, Devon MLIS Regional Variation in the Cesarean Delivery and Assisted Vaginal Delivery Rates. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 115(6):1201-8, 2010 Jun.

Jarrell J. Annual repeat rates of laparoscopic surgery: a marker of practice variation. American Journal of Medical Quality 2010; 25(5):378-83.

Likosky DS, FitzGerald DC, Groom RC, Jones DK, Baker RA, Shann KG, et al. The effect of the perioperative blood transfusion and blood conservation in cardiac surgery Clinical Practice Guidelines of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists upon clinical practices. Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology 2010 Jun;42(2):114-21.

McDonald JT, Sherman A. Determinants of mammography use in rural and urban regions of Canada. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine 2010; 15(2):52-60.

Mohan S. Chen G. Campbell NR. Hemmelgarn BR. Regional variations in not treating diagnosed hypertension in Canada. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 26(8):409-13, 2010 Oct.

Rosychuk RJ, Voaklander DC, Klassen TP, Senthilselvan A, Marrie TJ, Rowe BH, et al. A population-based study of emergency department presentations for asthma in regions of Alberta. CJEM Canadian Journal of Emergency Medical Care 2010 Jul;12(4):339-46.

Stukel TA, Alter DA, Schull MJ, Ko DT, Li P. Association between hospital cardiac management and outcomes for acute myocardial infarction patients. Medical Care 2010 Feb;48(2):157-65.


Dunn, Sheila. Anderson, Geoffrey M. Bierman, Arlene S. POWER Study. Temporal and regional trends in IUD insertion: a population-based study in Ontario, Canada. Contraception. 80(5):469-73, 2009 Nov.

McColl, Ryan J. Brar, Balpreet. Ghali, William A. Dixon, Elijah. Hepatic resection in Canada: rates and geographic variation. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 52(6):E264-8, 2009 Dec.


Austin PC, Tu JV, Ko DT, Alter DA. Factors associated with the use of evidence-based therapies after discharge among elderly patients with myocardial infarction. CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal 2008 Oct 21;179(9):

Coburn, Natalie. Przybysz, Raymond. Barbera, Lisa. Hodgson, David. Sharir, Sharon. Laupacis, Andreas. Law, Calvin. CT, MRI and ultrasound scanning rates: evaluation of cancer diagnosis, staging and surveillance in Ontario. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 98(7):490-9, 2008 Dec 1.

Govindarajan, Anand. Tan, Jensen C C. Baxter, Nancy N. Coburn, Natalie G. Law, Calvin H L. Variations in surgical treatment and outcomes of patients with pancreatic cancer: a population-based study. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 15(1):175-85, 2008 Jan.

Hawker G, Guan J, Judge A, Dieppe P. Knee arthroscopy in England and Ontario: patterns of use, changes over time, and relationship to total knee replacement. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume 2008;90(11):2337-45.

Holloway CM, Saskin R, Paszat L. Geographic variation and physician specialization in the use of percutaneous biopsy for breast cancer diagnosis. Canadian Journal of Surgery 2008; 51(6):453

Ko DT, Donovan LR, Huynh T, Rinfret S, So DY, Love MP, et al. A survey of primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in Canadian hospitals. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2008 Nov;24(11):839-43.

Schwartz BI, Mansbach JM, Marion JG, Katzman DK, Forman SF. Variations in admission practices for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: a North American sample. Journal of Adolescent Health 2008 Nov;43(5):425-31.

Winquist B, Ogle K, Muhajarine N. Exploring physicians’ views and values in relation to maternal serum screening. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada: JOGC 2008 Jul;30(7):564-72.


Beukelman T, Guevara JP, Albert DA, Sherry DD, Burnham JM. Variation in the initial treatment of knee monoarthritis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a survey of pediatric rheumatologists in the United States and Canada. Journal of Rheumatology. 2007 Sept; 34(9);1918-24.

Chedeville G, Scuccimarri R, Duffy CM. Survey on the use of methotrexate by pediatric rheumatologists in Canada. Journal of Rheumatology 2007 Apr;34(4):818-22.

Holloway CM, Saskin R, Brackstone M, Paszat L. Variation in the use of percutaneous biopsy for diagnosis of breast abnormalities in Ontario. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2007; 14(10):2932

Keenan SP, Dodek P, Martin C, Priestap F, Norena M, Wong H, et al. Variation in length of intensive care unit stay after cardiac arrest: where you are is as important as who you are. Critical Care Medicine 2007 Mar;35(3):836-41.

Liu S, Heaman M, Sauve R, Liston R, Reyes F, Bartholomew S, et al. An analysis of antenatal hospitalization in Canada, 1991-2003. Maternal & Child Health Journal 2007 Mar;11(2):181-7.

Lougheed MD. Variability in asthma: symptom perception, care, and outcomes. Canadian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology 2007 Jan;85(1):149-54.

Sawka AM, Rotstein L, Brierley JD, Tsang RW, Thabane L, Gafni A, et al. Regional differences in opinions on adjuvant radioactive iodine treatment of thyroid carcinoma within Canada and the United States. Thyroid 2007 Dec;17(12):1235-42.

Shehata N, Wilson K, Mazer CD, Tomlinson G, Streiner D, Hebert P, et al. The proportion of variation in perioperative transfusion decisions in Canada attributable to the hospital. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 2007 Nov;54(11):902-7.


French J, McGahan C, Duncan G, Lengoc S, Soo J, Cannon J. How gender, age, and geography influence the utilization of radiation therapy in the management of malignant melanoma. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 2006;66:1056-63.

Lougheed, DM. Garvey, N. Chapman, KR. Cicutto, L. Dales, R. Day, AG. Hopman, WM. Lam, M. Sears, MR. Szpiro, K. To, T. Paterson, N. for the Ontario Respiratory Outcomes Research Network. The Ontario Asthma Regional Variation Study*: Emergency Department Visit Rates and the Relation to Hospitalization Rates. Chest. 129(4):909-17, 2006 Apr.

Nelson GS, Duggan MA, Nation JG. Controversy in colposcopic management: a Canadian survey. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada: JOGC 2006; 28(1):36-40.


Alter DA, Austin PC, Tu JV. Community factors, hospital characteristics and inter-regional outcome variations following acute myocardial infarction in Canada. The Canadian journal of cardiology 2005;21:247-55.

Baxter, Nancy M.D., Ph.D.; Goel, Vivek M.D.; Semple, John L. M.D. Utilization and regional variation of breast reconstruction in Canada. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 115(1):338-9, 2005 Jan.

Booth GL, Hux JE, Fang J, Chan BT. Time trends and geographic disparities in acute complications of diabetes in Ontario, Canada. Diabetes Care 2005 May;28(5):1045-50.

Haggerty J, Tudiver F, Brown JB, Herbert C, Ciampi A, Guibert R, et al. Patients’ anxiety and expectations: how they influence family physicians’ decisions to order cancer screening tests. Canadian Family Physician 2005 Dec;51:1658-9.

Peterson, Sandra. Shapiro, Evelyn. Roos, Noralou P. Regional variation in home care use in Manitoba. Canadian Journal on Aging. 24 Suppl 1:69-80, 2005.

Stukel TA, Lucas FL, Wennberg DE. Long-term outcomes of regional variations in intensity of invasive vs medical management of Medicare patients with acute myocardial infarction. JAMA 2005;293:1329-37.

Vanasse A, Dagenais P, Niyonsenga T, Gregoire JP, Courteau J, Hemiari A. Bone mineral density measurement and osteoporosis treatment after a fragility fracture in older adults: regional variation and determinants of use in Quebec. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2005;6:33.

Wadden N, Doyle GP. Breast cancer screening in Canada: a review. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal 2005; 56(5):271-5.



Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team

The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Journal articles, 1993-2016

Research atlases and reports, 1994-2015


The Evidence Network

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy: Research deliverables, 1991-2015

The University of British Columbia

Health Services and Policy Research


Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Hall R, Linkewich B, Khan F, et al. Ontario and LHIN 2013/14 Stroke Report Cards and Progress Report Cards: driving knowledge exchange and implementing stroke best practices. 2015

Kapral MK, Hall R, Stemplecoski M, et al. Registry of the Canadian Stroke Network: Report on the 2008/09 Ontario stroke audit. 2011

Access to Health Services in Ontario: ICES Atlas. 2nd ed. 2006

Arthritis and Related Conditions in Ontario: ICES Research Atlas. 2nd ed. 2004

Stukel TA, Croxford R, Rahman F, Bierman AS, Glazier RH. Variations in Quality Indicators Across Ontario Physician Networks. Toronto: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; 2016

Pulsus Group Inc. and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

CCORT Canadian Cardiovascular Atlas. 2006

UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

Morgan SG, Smolina K, Mooney D, Raymond C, Bowen M, Gorczynski C, et al. Canadian Rx Atlas, 3rd Edition. 3rd ed. 2013

Morgan S, Cunningham C, Hanley G, Mooney D. The British Columbia Medical and Hospital atlas. 2009

Morgan S, Cunningham C, Hanley G, Mooney D. The British Columbia Rx Atlas, 2nd ed. 2009

McGrail KM, Schaub P, Black CD. BC Health Atlas, 2nd Edition. 2nd ed. 2004