Wendy J Ungar

Summary

Affiliation: The Hospital for Sick Children
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A qualitative analysis of a dyad approach to health-related quality of life measurement in children with asthma
    Wendy J Ungar
    Population Health Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 1X8
    Soc Sci Med 63:2354-66. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Quantifying preferences for asthma control in parents and adolescents using best-worst scaling
    Wendy J Ungar
    Program of Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, 11th Floor, 686 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 0A4 The Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada Electronic address
    Respir Med 108:842-51. 2014
  3. doi request reprint The use of biologic response modifiers in polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a systematic review
    Wendy J Ungar
    Program of Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 42:597-618. 2013
  4. doi request reprint A parent-child dyad approach to the assessment of health status and health-related quality of life in children with asthma
    Wendy J Ungar
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 30:697-712. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Assessment of a medication-based asthma index for population research
    Wendy J Ungar
    Division of Population Health Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:190-4. 2002
  6. doi request reprint Socioeconomic factors and home allergen exposure in children with asthma
    Wendy J Ungar
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 24:108-15. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of biologics in polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients unresponsive to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs
    Wendy J Ungar
    The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:111-9. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Parents were accurate proxy reporters of urgent pediatric asthma health services: a retrospective agreement analysis
    Wendy J Ungar
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1176-83. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Challenges in health state valuation in paediatric economic evaluation: are QALYs contraindicated?
    Wendy J Ungar
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 29:641-52. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Quality appraisal of pediatric health economic evaluations
    Wendy J Ungar
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 21:203-10. 2005

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. ncbi request reprint A qualitative analysis of a dyad approach to health-related quality of life measurement in children with asthma
    Wendy J Ungar
    Population Health Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 1X8
    Soc Sci Med 63:2354-66. 2006
    ..Such a guide would facilitate discussion between parent and child and enhance the consistency of the interview process...
  2. ncbi request reprint Quantifying preferences for asthma control in parents and adolescents using best-worst scaling
    Wendy J Ungar
    Program of Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, 11th Floor, 686 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 0A4 The Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada Electronic address
    Respir Med 108:842-51. 2014
    ..Understanding the views of parents and children is critical to designing effective asthma management programs. It was hypothesized that parents and adolescents would exhibit heterogenous preferences with regard to asthma control...
  3. doi request reprint The use of biologic response modifiers in polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a systematic review
    Wendy J Ungar
    Program of Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 42:597-618. 2013
    ..To systematically review the clinical efficacy and safety evidence of biologic drugs used to treat the polyarticular category of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
  4. doi request reprint A parent-child dyad approach to the assessment of health status and health-related quality of life in children with asthma
    Wendy J Ungar
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 30:697-712. 2012
    ..Parent-proxy reports are known to differ from children's reports. Simultaneous assessment using a parent-child dyad is an alternative approach...
  5. ncbi request reprint Assessment of a medication-based asthma index for population research
    Wendy J Ungar
    Division of Population Health Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:190-4. 2002
    ..We conclude that a medication use index may be useful in population-based research where clinical asthma severity data are lacking. Such an index is distinct from but is related to disease control...
  6. doi request reprint Socioeconomic factors and home allergen exposure in children with asthma
    Wendy J Ungar
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 24:108-15. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the association between sociodemographic factors and the elimination of allergen sources from homes of asthmatic children...
  7. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of biologics in polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients unresponsive to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs
    Wendy J Ungar
    The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:111-9. 2011
    ..Biologics are a new class of drugs increasingly used to treat JIA. The primary study objective was to determine the incremental costs of biologics per additional responder compared to conventional treatment (methotrexate)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Parents were accurate proxy reporters of urgent pediatric asthma health services: a retrospective agreement analysis
    Wendy J Ungar
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1176-83. 2007
    ..To assess agreement between parents' proxy reports of children's respiratory-related health service use and administrative data...
  9. doi request reprint Challenges in health state valuation in paediatric economic evaluation: are QALYs contraindicated?
    Wendy J Ungar
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 29:641-52. 2011
    ..The increasing attention being paid by health economic researchers to the measurement challenges of paediatric health state valuation can only increase the value of child health economic evidence for decision making...
  10. ncbi request reprint Quality appraisal of pediatric health economic evaluations
    Wendy J Ungar
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 21:203-10. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to appraise the quality of published pediatric economic evaluations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Better breathing or better living? A qualitative analysis of the impact of asthma medication acquisition on standard of living and quality of life in low-income families of children with asthma
    Wendy J Ungar
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 19:354-62. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to explore how purchasing children's asthma medications influenced household purchasing behavior and quality of life in low-income families with no drug insurance...
  12. ncbi request reprint The Pediatric Quality Appraisal Questionnaire: an instrument for evaluation of the pediatric health economics literature
    Wendy J Ungar
    Department of Population Health Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Value Health 6:584-94. 2003
    ..The goal of this study was to develop the Pediatric Quality Appraisal Questionnaire (PQAQ)...
  13. ncbi request reprint The Pediatric Economic Database Evaluation (PEDE) Project: establishing a database to study trends in pediatric economic evaluation
    Wendy J Ungar
    Department of Population Health Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Care 41:1142-52. 2003
    ..While standard methods for conducting economic evaluations have evolved, little attention has been paid to the conduct of these studies in special populations such as children...
  14. ncbi request reprint Children in need of Pharmacare: medication funding requests at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children
    Wendy J Ungar
    Division of Population Health Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 94:121-6. 2003
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  15. doi request reprint Effect of cost-sharing on use of asthma medication in children
    Wendy J Ungar
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:104-10. 2008
    ..Although families may be enrolled in drug benefit plans, impediments to access persist in the form of cost-sharing...
  16. doi request reprint Parents' preferences for drug treatments in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a discrete choice experiment
    Heather F Burnett
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:1382-91. 2012
    ..To examine parents' preferences for drug treatments and health outcomes in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and identify demographic and health-related factors that significantly impact choice...
  17. pmc Health state utilities and quality of life in patients with hepatitis B
    Gloria Woo
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 26:445-51. 2012
    ..The effect of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and health state utilities has not been well characterized...
  18. doi request reprint Providing information regarding exposures in pregnancy: a survey of North American Teratology Information Services
    Rebecca L Hancock
    Department of Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Reprod Toxicol 25:381-7. 2008
    ..Teratology Information Services (TIS) provide information on exposures during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Maintaining ongoing funding is a challenge. The purpose was to gather descriptive information on current TIS operations...
  19. ncbi request reprint An economic evaluation of asthma action plans for children with asthma
    Julie Polisena
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Asthma 44:501-8. 2007
    ..Prospective randomized trials are necessary to measure potential improvements in control of asthma using asthma action plans...
  20. doi request reprint International practices in the provision of teratology information: a survey of international teratogen information programmes and comparisons with the North American model
    Rebecca L Hancock
    University of Toronto, Institute of Medical Science, Department of Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:957-63. 2010
    ..The survey objective was to compare international TIS to North American TIS, with an aim to identify strengths and challenges that can lead to service improvement...
  21. doi request reprint Valuing care recipient and family caregiver time: a comparison of methods
    Denise N Guerriere
    Assistant Professor, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 24:52-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to compare the approaches used for valuing family caregiver and care recipient time devoted to providing and receiving care...
  22. doi request reprint Relationship of asthma management, socioeconomic status, and medication insurance characteristics to exacerbation frequency in children with asthma
    Wendy J Ungar
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 106:17-23. 2011
    ..less than 25% of asthmatic children are well controlled...
  23. doi request reprint Socioeconomic factors and asthma control in children
    Shannon F Cope
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol 43:745-52. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between socioeconomic factors and asthma control in children, as defined by the Canadian Pediatric Asthma Consensus Guidelines...
  24. doi request reprint Acute appendicitis in young children: cost-effectiveness of US versus CT in diagnosis--a Markov decision analytic model
    Michael J Wan
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Radiology 250:378-86. 2009
    ..To compare the cost-effectiveness of different imaging strategies in the diagnosis of pediatric appendicitis by using a decision analytic model...
  25. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the ambulatory and home care record: Agreement between self-reports and administrative data
    Denise N Guerriere
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M6, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 22:203-10. 2006
    ..This study evaluated a newly developed tool, the Ambulatory and Home Care Record (AHCR), which comprehensively evaluates costs incurred by the health system and care recipients and their unpaid caregivers...
  26. doi request reprint Public preferences for counseling regarding antidepressant use during pregnancy: a discrete choice experiment
    Rebecca L Hancock-Howard
    OptumInsight, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 94:532-9. 2012
    ..Attributes reflected counseling via a telephone Teratology Information Service (TIS) or a visit to a general practitioner (GP)...
  27. pmc The use of cost-effectiveness analysis for pediatric immunization in developing countries
    Cindy Low Gauvreau
    St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Milbank Q 90:762-90. 2012
    ..Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) is a tool that decision makers can use for efficiently allocating expanding resources. Its use in developing countries, however, lags behind that in industrialized countries...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of weekday and weeknight or weekend shifts for assessment of appendicitis
    Andrea S Doria
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 1X8
    Pediatr Radiol 35:1186-95. 2005
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  29. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of ondansetron vs dimenhydrinate for prevention of postoperative vomiting in children undergoing strabismus surgery
    Charles Piwko
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Paediatr Anaesth 15:755-61. 2005
    ..Although rarely life-threatening, postoperative vomiting (POV) is a distressing complication. The incidence of POV ranges from 34 to 90% in children undergoing strabismus surgery when antiemetics are not administered prophylactically...
  30. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of implantable venous access device insertion using interventional radiologic versus conventional operating room methods in pediatric patients with cancer
    Rebecca Hancock-Howard
    Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 21:677-84. 2010
    ..The purpose was to determine the cost effectiveness of inserting implantable venous access devices (IVADs) by interventional radiologic means versus conventional operating room surgery in pediatric patients with cancer...
  31. doi request reprint International differences in asthma guidelines for children
    Shannon F Cope
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 148:265-78. 2009
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint The weekly cost of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy for women calling the Toronto Motherisk Program
    Charles Piwko
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Curr Med Res Opin 23:833-40. 2007
    ..Nausea with or without vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) is the most common medical condition in pregnancy. NVP, even with mild symptoms, is associated with costs to society, patients, and the health care system...
  33. doi request reprint Characteristics and quality of pediatric cost-utility analyses
    Seija K Kromm
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Qual Life Res 21:1315-25. 2012
    ..Measuring utility for cost-utility analysis (CUA) is challenging in children. The objectives were to characterize pediatric CUAs, appraise their quality, and identify determinants of higher quality...
  34. ncbi request reprint Tenofovir and entecavir are the most effective antiviral agents for chronic hepatitis B: a systematic review and Bayesian meta-analyses
    Gloria Woo
    Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Gastroenterology 139:1218-29. 2010
    ..We evaluated the relative efficacies of the first 12 months of CHB treatments...
  35. pmc Health-related quality of life of Canadian children and youth prenatally exposed to alcohol
    Brenda C Stade
    Department of Paediatrics, St, Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:81. 2006
    ..Objective: To measure the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of Canadian children and youth diagnosed with FASD...
  36. ncbi request reprint Valuing patient and caregiver time: a review of the literature
    Jennifer E Tranmer
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 23:449-59. 2005
    ..To ensure accurate and concise reporting of all time costs, it is concluded that a broad conceptual approach for time costing should be developed that draws on and then expands upon theoretical work to date...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of an electronic medication ordering and administration system in reducing adverse drug events
    Robert C Wu
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:440-8. 2007
    ..We conducted a study to examine the costs of introducing an electronic medication ordering and administration system and its potential impact on reducing ADEs...
  38. doi request reprint A cost effectiveness analysis of omitting radiography in diagnosis of acute bronchiolitis
    Jean Hai Ein Yong
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol 44:122-7. 2009
    ..To carry out a cost-effectiveness analysis of omitting chest radiography in the diagnosis of infant bronchiolitis...
  39. pmc The impact of SARS on a tertiary care pediatric emergency department
    Kathy Boutis
    Division of Emergency Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 171:1353-8. 2004
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Economics of preventing premature mortality and impaired cognitive development in children through home-fortification: a health policy perspective
    Waseem Sharieff
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 24:303-11. 2008
    ..Zinc supplementation may prevent morbidity and mortality related to diarrheal illnesses, and iron supplementation may improve cognitive development, in children...
  41. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of Teratology Information Services (TIS)
    Rebecca L Hancock
    Department of Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Reprod Toxicol 23:125-32. 2007
    ..The objective of this review is to highlight published reports of the effectiveness of TIS in improving maternal and neonatal health...
  42. pmc Whither surgery in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 170:219-21. 2004
  43. doi request reprint Cost-utility of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication versus proton pump inhibitors for chronic and controlled gastroesophageal reflux disease: a 3-year prospective randomized controlled trial and economic evaluation
    Ron Goeree
    Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health PATH Research Institute, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Value Health 14:263-73. 2011
    ..Larger RCTs have been relatively short in duration, and have reported mixed results regarding symptom control and effect on quality of life (QOL). Economic evaluations have reported conflicting results...
  44. ncbi request reprint Clinical decision making for a tooth with apical periodontitis: the patients' preferred level of participation
    Amir Azarpazhooh
    Discipline of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Discipline of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    J Endod 40:784-9. 2014
    ..This study surveyed patients for their preferred level of participation in making treatment decisions for a tooth with AP...
  45. doi request reprint A cost effectiveness analysis of thiopurine methyltransferase testing for guiding 6-mercaptopurine dosing in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Jennifer R Donnan
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 57:231-9. 2011
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  46. doi request reprint Can an evidence-based guideline reminder card improve asthma management in the emergency department?
    Teresa To
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Respir Med 104:1263-70. 2010
    ..This study was conducted to examine whether asthma management in the pediatric emergency department (ED) was improved through the use of an evidence-based acute asthma care guideline reminder card...
  47. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of medical documentation alternatives
    Renata Kopach
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 21:126-31. 2005
    ..There are significant expenditures associated with the choice of medical documentation system, yet the benefit to the patient population has not been studied...
  48. pmc Cost-effectiveness analysis of a proposed public health legislative/educational strategy to reduce tap water scald injuries in children
    Ra K Han
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Inj Prev 13:248-53. 2007
    ..To determine the cost effectiveness of a public health legislative/educational strategy to reduce tap water scalds in children less than 10 years of age...
  49. ncbi request reprint A cost minimization analysis of implant treatment in mandibular edentulous patients
    Nikolai Attard
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Prosthodont 16:271-6. 2003
    ..This study aimed to determine if implant-supported overdentures are a long-term economically efficacious therapy for edentulous patients when compared to fixed osseointegrated prostheses...
  50. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic treatment of wheezing in children with asthma: what is the practice?
    Anita L Kozyrskyj
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Pediatrics 117:e1104-10. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate trends and determinants of antibiotic use in children with wheezing during the fiscal years 1995 through 2001...
  51. ncbi request reprint Paediatric health economic evaluations: a world view
    Wendy J Ungar
    Healthc Q 10:134-40, 142-5; discussion 145-6. 2007
    ..The objective was to review paediatric health economic evaluations published over the last quarter century, comment on trends, discuss gaps between developed and developing nations, and point to future directions for research...
  52. pmc Cost of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Canada
    Brenda Stade
    Can Fam Physician 53:1303-4. 2007
    ..With an estimated 4000 new cases yearly, this translates to $4 billion annually...