Ross Eg Upshur

Summary

Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Allocation techniques for balance at baseline in cluster randomized trials: a methodological review
    Noah M Ivers
    Family Practice Health Centre, Women s College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON, M5S1B2, Canada
    Trials 13:120. 2012
  2. pmc Canadian national surveys on pandemic influenza preparations: pre-pandemic and peri-pandemic findings
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:271. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Evidence and ethics in public health: the experience of SARS in Canada
    Ross E G Upshur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Canada Research Chair in Primary Care Research, University of Toronto
    N S W Public Health Bull 23:108-10. 2012
  4. pmc Feedback GAP: study protocol for a cluster-randomized trial of goal setting and action plans to increase the effectiveness of audit and feedback interventions in primary care
    Noah M Ivers
    Women s College Hospital Family Health Team, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto ON, M5 S 1B2, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:98. 2010
  5. pmc Public perceptions of quarantine: community-based telephone survey following an infectious disease outbreak
    C Shawn Tracy
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Public Health 9:470. 2009
  6. pmc Canadian survey on pandemic flu preparations
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:125. 2010
  7. pmc Access and use of human tissues from the developing world: ethical challenges and a way forward using a tissue trust
    Claudia I Emerson
    McLaughlin Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto, 101 College Street, Suite 406, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 12:2. 2011
  8. pmc Seasonality of primary care utilization for respiratory diseases in Ontario: a time-series analysis
    Rahim Moineddin
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 263 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 2W7, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:160. 2008
  9. pmc Trends in health services utilization, medication use, and health conditions among older adults: a 2-year retrospective chart review in a primary care practice
    Ketan Vegda
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Room E3 49, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:217. 2009
  10. pmc Priority setting: what constitutes success? A conceptual framework for successful priority setting
    Shannon L Sibbald
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:43. 2009

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  1. pmc Allocation techniques for balance at baseline in cluster randomized trials: a methodological review
    Noah M Ivers
    Family Practice Health Centre, Women s College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON, M5S1B2, Canada
    Trials 13:120. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Canadian national surveys on pandemic influenza preparations: pre-pandemic and peri-pandemic findings
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:271. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Evidence and ethics in public health: the experience of SARS in Canada
    Ross E G Upshur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Canada Research Chair in Primary Care Research, University of Toronto
    N S W Public Health Bull 23:108-10. 2012
    ..I outline a set of critical questions for the global public health community to discuss regarding the nature of the relationship between evidence-based public health practice and ethics...
  4. pmc Feedback GAP: study protocol for a cluster-randomized trial of goal setting and action plans to increase the effectiveness of audit and feedback interventions in primary care
    Noah M Ivers
    Women s College Hospital Family Health Team, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto ON, M5 S 1B2, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:98. 2010
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  5. pmc Public perceptions of quarantine: community-based telephone survey following an infectious disease outbreak
    C Shawn Tracy
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Public Health 9:470. 2009
    ..Concerns regarding infectious disease outbreaks (SARS, pandemic influenza) have intensified the need to understand public perceptions of quarantine and other social distancing measures...
  6. pmc Canadian survey on pandemic flu preparations
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:125. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc Access and use of human tissues from the developing world: ethical challenges and a way forward using a tissue trust
    Claudia I Emerson
    McLaughlin Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto, 101 College Street, Suite 406, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 12:2. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Seasonality of primary care utilization for respiratory diseases in Ontario: a time-series analysis
    Rahim Moineddin
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 263 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 2W7, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:160. 2008
    ....
  9. pmc Trends in health services utilization, medication use, and health conditions among older adults: a 2-year retrospective chart review in a primary care practice
    Ketan Vegda
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Room E3 49, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:217. 2009
    ....
  10. pmc Priority setting: what constitutes success? A conceptual framework for successful priority setting
    Shannon L Sibbald
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:43. 2009
    ..One way to approach this problem is to determine what all relevant stakeholders understand successful priority setting to mean. The goal of this research was to develop a conceptual framework for successful priority setting...
  11. pmc Evaluating priority setting success in healthcare: a pilot study
    Shannon L Sibbald
    School of Health Studies The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, N6A 5B9, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:131. 2010
    ..The evaluation process was designed to examine the procedural and substantive dimensions of priority setting using a multi-methods approach, including a staff survey, decision-maker interviews, and document analysis...
  12. pmc Measuring change in health status of older adults at the population level: the transition probability model
    Rahim Moineddin
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:306. 2010
    ..We sought to measure health services utilization and to investigate patterns in the transition of levels of utilization and outcomes associated with different levels of utilization...
  13. pmc From pharmaco-therapy to pharmaco-prevention: trends in prescribing to older adults in Ontario, Canada, 1997-2006
    Jana M Bajcar
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Room E3 49, Toronto, ON M4N3M5, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 11:75. 2010
    ..Despite these significant trends, little is known about population-level prescribing patterns to primary care patients aged 65+...
  14. pmc On pandemics and the duty to care: whose duty? who cares?
    Carly Ruderman
    Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Room E3 49, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 7:E5. 2006
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Making the grade: assuring trustworthiness in evidence
    Ross Upshur
    Joint Center for Bioethics, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
    Perspect Biol Med 52:264-75. 2009
    ..An agenda for examining trust and trustworthiness in the context of health research is proposed...
  16. pmc Taking tissue seriously means taking communities seriously
    Ross E G Upshur
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L4, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 8:11. 2007
    ..This often leads to the export of human tissue (defined broadly) from the developing to the developed world for analysis. These practices raise a number of important ethical issues that require attention...
  17. doi request reprint Health care service utilization among the elderly: findings from the Study to Understand the Chronic Condition Experience of the Elderly and the Disabled (SUCCEED project)
    Jason X Nie
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook Health Scineces Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:1044-9. 2008
    ..Most previous studies have examined only a single specific health care service or disease condition or have focused exclusively on economic variables. We aim to measure age-related change in health care utilization among the elderly...
  18. doi request reprint Global health ethics for students
    Andrew D Pinto
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Dev World Bioeth 9:1-10. 2009
    ..A review of major ethical issues is presented, how they pertain to students, and a framework is outlined to help guide students in their work...
  19. doi request reprint Utilization patterns of diagnostic imaging across the late life course: a population-based study in Ontario, Canada
    Li Wang
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 24:384-90. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the utilization patterns of outpatient diagnostic imaging services (X-ray, CT, and MRI) across the late life course (65 years and older)...
  20. doi request reprint Survival with tiotropium compared to long-acting Beta-2-agonists in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Andrea S Gershon
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    COPD 5:229-34. 2008
    ..This result suggests that tiotropium might also be associated with decreased mortality compared to no treatment at all. Randomized placebo-control trials are needed to confirm these findings...
  21. ncbi request reprint Temporal analysis of acute myocardial infarction in Ontario, Canada
    Linda Vrbova
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 21:841-5. 2005
    ..Evidence suggests that the incidence and mortality of AMI increase in the winter. Determining the strength and nature of seasonality patterns in relation to age and sex may be helpful in health care planning...
  22. ncbi request reprint A qualitative study of the duty to care in communicable disease outbreaks
    Cécile M Bensimon
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 65:2566-75. 2007
    ..It can also enhance the focus of our current expectations of HCPs' duty during epidemics. This can be achieved by informing regulatory bodies, collaborating with policy makers and engaging the public...
  23. pmc Grand challenges in global health: engaging civil society organizations in biomedical research in developing countries
    Anant Bhan
    Ethical, Social and Cultural Program for the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative, McLaughlin Rotman Centre for Global Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 4:e272. 2007
  24. pmc Is there a clinically significant seasonal component to hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation?
    Ross E G Upshur
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, E 349, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:5. 2004
    ..Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac dysrhythmia, particularly in the elderly. Recent studies have indicated a statistically significant seasonal component to atrial fibrillation hospitalizations...
  25. pmc Psychosocial effects of SARS on hospital staff: survey of a large tertiary care institution
    Leslie A Nickell
    Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Family and Community Medicine, E 352, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    CMAJ 170:793-8. 2004
    ..The outbreak of SARS in 2003 had a dramatic effect on the health care system in Toronto. The main objective of this study was to investigate the psychosocial effects associated with working in a hospital environment during this outbreak...
  26. ncbi request reprint The seasonality of total hospitalizations in Ontario by age and gender: a time series analysis
    Eric J Crighton
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Room E 349, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can J Public Health 94:453-7. 2003
    ....
  27. pmc Mortality of elderly patients in Ontario after hospital admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Jason X Nie
    Care Research Group, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Can Respir J 14:485-9. 2007
    ..Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with significant mortality. It is currently the fourth leading cause of death in Canada and the world...
  28. pmc Evidence and effectiveness in decisionmaking for quarantine
    Cécile M Bensimon
    Joint Centre for Bioethics and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 97:S44-8. 2007
    ....
  29. pmc Pandemic influenza preparedness: an ethical framework to guide decision-making
    Alison K Thompson
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St, Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 7:E12. 2006
    ..Good pandemic planning requires reflection on values because science alone cannot tell us how to prepare for a public health crisis...
  30. pmc Emerging norms for the control of emerging epidemics
    Christopher W McDougall
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Bull World Health Organ 86:643-5. 2008
  31. pmc SARS and hospital priority setting: a qualitative case study and evaluation
    Jennifer A H Bell
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:36. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe and evaluate priority setting in a hospital in response to SARS using the ethical framework 'accountability for reasonableness'...
  32. ncbi request reprint Warfarin therapy and risk of hip fracture among elderly patients
    Muhammad Mamdani
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 23:1-4. 2003
    ..To ascertain the relationship between warfarin therapy and subsequent hip fracture in a large elderly population...
  33. pmc Ethics and SARS: lessons from Toronto
    Peter A Singer
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College St, Toronto, Canada M5G 1L4
    BMJ 327:1342-4. 2003
  34. pmc Critical reflections on evidence, ethics and effectiveness in the management of tuberculosis: public health and global perspectives
    Geetika Verma
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, M5T 1R8 Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 5:E2. 2004
    ..Tuberculosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Recent scholarly attention to public health ethics provides an opportunity to analyze several ethical issues raised by the global tuberculosis pandemic...
  35. pmc How applicable are clinical practice guidelines to elderly patients with comorbidities?
    Donatus R Mutasingwa
    Public Health and Preventive Medicine program, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can Fam Physician 57:e253-62. 2011
    ..To examine the applicability of 10 common clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to elderly patients with multiple comorbidities...
  36. pmc The effect of universal influenza immunization on mortality and health care use
    Jeffrey C Kwong
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 5:e211. 2008
    ..We evaluated the effect of Ontario's UIIP on influenza-associated mortality, hospitalizations, emergency department (ED) use, and visits to doctors' offices...
  37. doi request reprint A population-based cohort study of ambulatory care service utilization among older adults
    Jason X Nie
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:825-31. 2010
    ..We aim to measure the utilization patterns of ambulatory health care services (i.e. family physician visits, specialist physician visits and emergency room visits) in the late life course (65 years and older)...
  38. doi request reprint Are there different spheres of conscience?
    Erica J Sutton
    Collaborative Program in Bioethics, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:338-43. 2010
    ....
  39. doi request reprint The effect of universal influenza immunization on antibiotic prescriptions: an ecological study
    Jeffrey C Kwong
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 49:750-6. 2009
    ..Universal influenza immunization is associated with reduced influenza-associated antibiotic prescriptions...
  40. ncbi request reprint Screening mammography in older women: a pilot study of residents' decisions
    Ross E G Upshur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Teach Learn Med 14:11-4. 2002
    ..Most guidelines do not recommend routine screening in older women. How residents reason in this gray zone has been subject to little empirical study...
  41. pmc Simplicity within complexity: seasonality and predictability of hospital admissions in the province of Ontario 1988-2001, a population-based analysis
    Ross E G Upshur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 263 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1W7, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:13. 2005
    ..Less well understood is whether seasonal patterns occur for non-communicable diseases. The overall effect of seasonal fluctuations on hospital admissions has not been systematically evaluated...
  42. pmc Influenza and pneumonia hospitalizations in Ontario: a time-series analysis
    Eric J Crighton
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Epidemiol Infect 132:1167-74. 2004
    ..These findings can contribute to more population-specific prevention strategies and effective resource and service allocation based on seasonal and specific population demands...
  43. pmc Sources of evidence in HIV/AIDS care: pilot study comparing family physicians and AIDS service organization staff
    Kasia E Stefanski
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room E3 49, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:18. 2004
    ..Our objective was to investigate how two groups of treatment information providers for people living with HIV/AIDS perceive the importance of various sources of treatment information...
  44. pmc The nexus of evidence, context, and patient preferences in primary care: postal survey of Canadian family physicians
    C Shawn Tracy
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room E3 49, Toronto, ON Canada M4N 3M5
    BMC Fam Pract 4:13. 2003
    ..This study sought to examine the relationships among family physicians' attitudes toward EBM, contextual factors, and clinical decision-making and to investigate the factors that contribute to 'contrary to evidence' clinical decisions...
  45. pmc DNA databanks and consent: a suggested policy option involving an authorization model
    Timothy Caulfield
    Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 4:E1. 2003
    ..However, as all possible research questions that can be posed of the data are unknown, an unresolved ethical issue is the status of informed consent for future research uses of genetic material...
  46. pmc A randomised comparison of the effect of three patient information leaflet models on older patients' treatment intentions
    S Whatley
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Br J Gen Pract 52:483-4. 2002
    ..The results showed that patients randomised to the traditional PIL were less likely to consider taking the hypothetical medication...
  47. pmc Long term benzodiazepine use for insomnia in patients over the age of 60: discordance of patient and physician perceptions
    Leevin Mah
    Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 3:9. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to determine and compare patients' and physicians' perceptions of benefits and risks of long term benzodiazepine use for insomnia in the elderly...
  48. pmc Is there a clinically significant gender bias in post-myocardial infarction pharmacological management in the older (>60) population of a primary care practice?
    Romolo Di Cecco
    Residency Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 3:8. 2002
    ..There are few studies of potential inequalities of treatment that arise from a primary care context. This study investigated the existence of such inequalities in the medical management of post myocardial infarction in older patients...
  49. pmc Oral vitamin B12 therapy in the primary care setting: a qualitative and quantitative study of patient perspectives
    Jeff C Kwong
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 263 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W7, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 6:8. 2005
    ..We investigated patient perspectives on switching from injection to oral B12 therapy...
  50. pmc Enhancing the legitimacy of public health response in pandemic influenza planning: lessons from SARS
    Ross E G Upshur
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Yale J Biol Med 78:335-42. 2005
  51. ncbi request reprint Croup hospitalizations in Ontario: a 14-year time-series analysis
    Audrey O Segal
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, E 349, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
    Pediatrics 116:51-5. 2005
    ..This study examined the seasonal pattern of croup hospitalizations in relation to age and gender for the province of Ontario during a 14-year period...
  52. pmc Chaperone use during intimate examinations in primary care: postal survey of family physicians
    David H Price
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 6:52. 2005
    ..We aimed to determine the frequency of chaperone use among family physicians across a variety of intimate physical examinations for both male and female patients, and also to identify the factors associated with chaperone use...
  53. pmc Time series analysis of age related cataract hospitalizations and phacoemulsification
    Alan M Leong
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Ophthalmol 6:2. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to utilize time series methodology to determine the temporal and seasonal variations and the strength of the seasonality in age-related (senile) cataract hospitalizations and phacoemulsification surgeries...
  54. pmc Seasonality of service provision in hip and knee surgery: a possible contributor to waiting times? A time series analysis
    Ross E G Upshur
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:22. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that significant seasonal variation exists in the performance of hip and knee replacement surgery in the province of Ontario...
  55. pmc Grand challenges in global health: ethical, social, and cultural issues based on key informant perspectives
    Kathryn Berndtson
    Program on Life Sciences, Ethics, and Policy, McLaughlin Rotman Centre for Global Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 4:e268. 2007
  56. pmc Grand challenges in global health: the ethical, social and cultural program
    Peter A Singer
    McLaughlin Rotman Centre for Global Health and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 4:e265. 2007
  57. ncbi request reprint Anesthesia, ethics, and severe acute respiratory syndrome
    Joan C Bevan
    Can J Anaesth 50:977-9, 979-82. 2003
  58. pmc Grand challenges in global health: community engagement in research in developing countries
    Paulina O Tindana
    Navrongo Health Research Centre in Navrongo, Ghana
    PLoS Med 4:e273. 2007
  59. pmc MedsCheck: an opportunity missed
    C Shawn Tracy
    CMAJ 178:440. 2008
  60. ncbi request reprint Avian influenza and pandemics
    C Shawn Tracy
    N Engl J Med 352:1928. 2005
  61. pmc Feasibility of a patient decision aid regarding disclosure of personal health information: qualitative evaluation of the Health Care Information Directive
    C Shawn Tracy
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room E3 49 Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 4:13. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the Health Care Information Directive (HCID), a recently-developed patient decision aid that aims to delineate the level of health information an individual is willing to share...
  62. ncbi request reprint Spatio-temporal analysis of pneumonia and influenza hospitalizations in Ontario, Canada
    Eric J Crighton
    Department of Geography, University of Ottawa, 60 University Avenue, Simard Hall Room 06, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5 Canada
    Geospat Health 2:191-202. 2008
    ..This research represents an important step towards understanding the dynamic nature of these illnesses, and sets the stage for the application of spatio-temporal modelling techniques to explain them...