H Quan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Calgary
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a surname list to define Chinese ethnicity
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 44:328-33. 2006
  2. pmc A systematic review of interventions to increase breast and cervical cancer screening uptake among Asian women
    Mingshan Lu
    Departments of Economics and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:413. 2012
  3. pmc Risk factors, quality of care and prognosis in South Asian, East Asian and White patients with stroke
    Nadia A Khan
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 620 B, 1081 Burrard Street, St, Paul s Hospita, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    BMC Neurol 13:74. 2013
  4. pmc Postoperative complications following colectomy for ulcerative colitis: a validation study
    Christopher Ma
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:39. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Outcomes among 3.5 million newly diagnosed hypertensive canadians
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Electronic address
    Can J Cardiol 29:592-7. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Incidence, cardiovascular complications and mortality of hypertension by sex and ethnicity
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4Z6
    Heart 99:715-21. 2013
  7. pmc Language barriers: use of regular medical doctors by Canada's official language minorities
    Emmanuel Ngwakongnwi
    Health Quality Council of Alberta, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 58:e709-16. 2012
  8. pmc Implementation of ICD-10 in Canada: how has it impacted coded hospital discharge data?
    Robin L Walker
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:149. 2012
  9. pmc Outcomes in a diabetic population of South Asians and whites following hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction: a retrospective cohort study
    Aman P K Nijjar
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 9:4. 2010
  10. pmc Male and female adult population health status in China: a cross-sectional national survey
    Jing Shi
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Basic Medical Science, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, PR China
    BMC Public Health 8:277. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a surname list to define Chinese ethnicity
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 44:328-33. 2006
    ..Surnames have the potential to accurately identify ancestral origins as they are passed on from generation to generation. In this study, we developed and validated a Chinese surname list to define Chinese ethnicity...
  2. pmc A systematic review of interventions to increase breast and cervical cancer screening uptake among Asian women
    Mingshan Lu
    Departments of Economics and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:413. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Risk factors, quality of care and prognosis in South Asian, East Asian and White patients with stroke
    Nadia A Khan
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 620 B, 1081 Burrard Street, St, Paul s Hospita, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    BMC Neurol 13:74. 2013
    ..We compared risk factors, quality of care and risk of death or recurrent stroke in South Asian, East Asian and White patients with acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke...
  4. pmc Postoperative complications following colectomy for ulcerative colitis: a validation study
    Christopher Ma
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:39. 2012
    ..This study compares risk estimates for predictors of postoperative complication derived from administrative data against that of chart review and evaluates the accuracy of administrative coding for this population...
  5. doi request reprint Outcomes among 3.5 million newly diagnosed hypertensive canadians
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Electronic address
    Can J Cardiol 29:592-7. 2013
    ..This population-based study assessed rates of all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke for up to 12 years of follow-up in 3.5 million Canadian adults newly diagnosed with hypertension...
  6. doi request reprint Incidence, cardiovascular complications and mortality of hypertension by sex and ethnicity
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4Z6
    Heart 99:715-21. 2013
    ..To compare ethnic and sex difference in the incidence of newly diagnosed hypertension, and subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease outcomes among South Asian, Chinese and white patients...
  7. pmc Language barriers: use of regular medical doctors by Canada's official language minorities
    Emmanuel Ngwakongnwi
    Health Quality Council of Alberta, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 58:e709-16. 2012
    ..To assess use of regular medical doctors (RMDs), as well as awareness and use of telephone health lines or telehealth services, by official language minorities (OLMs) in Canada...
  8. pmc Implementation of ICD-10 in Canada: how has it impacted coded hospital discharge data?
    Robin L Walker
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:149. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess whether or not the change in coding classification had an impact on diagnosis and comorbidity coding in hospital discharge data across Canadian provinces...
  9. pmc Outcomes in a diabetic population of South Asians and whites following hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction: a retrospective cohort study
    Aman P K Nijjar
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 9:4. 2010
    ..We measured the risk of developing a composite cardiovascular outcome of recurrent AMI, congestive heart failure (CHF) requiring hospitalization, or death, in these two groups...
  10. pmc Male and female adult population health status in China: a cross-sectional national survey
    Jing Shi
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Basic Medical Science, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, PR China
    BMC Public Health 8:277. 2008
    ..With rapid economic growth and globalization, lifestyle in China has been changing dramatically. This study aimed to describe the male and female adult Chinese population health status...
  11. pmc Hospitalizations for acetaminophen overdose: a Canadian population-based study from 1995 to 2004
    Robert P Myers
    Liver Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Public Health 7:143. 2007
    ..Acetaminophen overdose (AO) is the most common cause of acute liver failure. We examined temporal trends and sociodemographic risk factors for AO in a large Canadian health region...
  12. pmc Measuring agreement of administrative data with chart data using prevalence unadjusted and adjusted kappa
    Guanmin Chen
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:5. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the performance of Kappa and PABAK, and assess the agreement between hospital discharge administrative data and chart review data conditions...
  13. pmc An administrative data merging solution for dealing with missing data in a clinical registry: adaptation from ICD-9 to ICD-10
    Danielle A Southern
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:1. 2008
    ..Here, we describe the process of translating our data merging solution to ICD-10, and then validating its performance...
  14. pmc Data enhancement for co-morbidity measurement among patients referred for sleep diagnostic testing: an observational study
    Paul E Ronksley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:50. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the combination of administrative data and self-reported data provided a more complete estimate of co-morbidity among patients referred for sleep diagnostic testing...
  15. pmc Dealing with missing data in a multi-question depression scale: a comparison of imputation methods
    Fiona M Shrive
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:57. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to compare six different imputation techniques for dealing with missing data in the Zung Self-reported Depression scale (SDS)...
  16. pmc Authors' opinions on publication in relation to annual performance assessment
    Robin L Walker
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    BMC Med Educ 10:21. 2010
    ..Thus, the purpose of this study was to survey corresponding authors in published medical journals to determine their opinion on publication impact in relation to performance review and promotion...
  17. pmc Improved accuracy of co-morbidity coding over time after the introduction of ICD-10 administrative data
    Jean Marie Januel
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, CHUV and University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:194. 2011
    ....
  18. pmc Assessing record linkage between health care and Vital Statistics databases using deterministic methods
    Bing Li
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:48. 2006
    ..We assessed the linkage and correct linkage rate using deterministic record linkage among three commonly used Canadian databases, namely, the population registry, hospital discharge data and Vital Statistics registry...
  19. pmc Comparing public and private hospitals in China: evidence from Guangdong
    Karen Eggleston
    Department of Economics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:76. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to compare the operations and performance of public and private hospitals in Guangdong Province, China, focusing on differences in patient case-mix and quality of care...
  20. pmc ICD-10 coding algorithms for defining comorbidities of acute myocardial infarction
    Lawrence So
    Department of Community Health Sciences and Centre for Health and Policy Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:161. 2006
    ..The nine comorbidities that we examined were shock, diabetes with complications, congestive heart failure, cancer, cerebrovascular disease, pulmonary edema, acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, and cardiac dysrhythmias...
  21. pmc Do coder characteristics influence validity of ICD-10 hospital discharge data?
    Deirdre A Hennessy
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3rd Floor TRW Building, 3280 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary T2N 4Z6, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:99. 2010
    ..lt;13,000 records), 2) coders' employment status (full- vs. part-time), and 3) hospital type...
  22. pmc Child health insurance coverage: a survey among temporary and permanent residents in Shanghai
    Mingshan Lu
    Department of Economics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:238. 2008
    ..We conducted a survey in Shanghai to describe children's health insurance coverage according to their migration status...
  23. pmc An audit tool for assessing the appropriateness of carotid endarterectomy
    James Kennedy
    Department of Medicine, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Foothills Hospital, 1403 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:17. 2004
    ..To update appropriateness ratings for carotid endarterectomy using the best clinical evidence and to develop a tool to audit the procedure's use...
  24. pmc Risk adjustment performance of Charlson and Elixhauser comorbidities in ICD-9 and ICD-10 administrative databases
    Bing Li
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:12. 2008
    ....
  25. pmc Location of residence associated with the likelihood of patient visit to the preoperative assessment clinic
    Judy E Seidel
    Department Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Health Sciences Centre, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:13. 2006
    ..However, the centralization of preoperative assessment clinics may introduce geographical barriers to utilization that are dependent on where a patient lives with respect to the location of the preoperative assessment clinic...
  26. pmc A comparison between the APACHE II and Charlson Index Score for predicting hospital mortality in critically ill patients
    Susan Quach
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:129. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the discriminative ability of the Charlson index to the APACHE II in predicting hospital mortality in adult multisystem ICU patients...
  27. pmc Identifying priorities in methodological research using ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 administrative data: report from an international consortium
    Carolyn De Coster
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:77. 2006
    ..This paper presents a list of high-priority methodological areas for researchers using health administrative data...
  28. pmc Chinese and white Canadian satisfaction and compliance with physicians
    Richard Liu
    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 8:11. 2007
    ..Therefore, we conducted a survey among Chinese and Whites in a Canadian city to determine their reported satisfaction, and perceptions of physicians...
  29. pmc Documentation of preventive screening interventions by general practitioners: a retrospective chart audit
    Emmanuel Ngwakongnwi
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 11:21. 2010
    ..This study assessed the extent to which general practitioners documented recommended preventive screening interventions among eligible patients...
  30. pmc Cardiac medication prescribing and adherence after acute myocardial infarction in Chinese and South Asian Canadian patients
    Emily J Lai
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 10th floor 2775rel S Laut, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:56. 2011
    ..We compared prescribing and adherence to ACE-inhibitors (ACEI), beta-blockers (BB), and statins following AMI among elderly Chinese, South Asian, and Non-Asian patients...
  31. pmc Ethnic and sex differences in the incidence of hospitalized acute myocardial infarction: British Columbia, Canada 1995-2002
    Aman P K Nijjar
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 10:38. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the differences in the incidence of hospitalized acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among the three largest ethnic groups in British Columbia (BC), Canada...
  32. pmc Home care utilization and outcomes among Asian and other Canadian patients with heart failure
    Guanmin Chen
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Canada
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 10:12. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference in hospital readmission rate and mortality between Asian and other Canadian HF patients...
  33. pmc ICD-10-CA/CCI coding algorithms for defining clinical variables to assess outcome after aortic and mitral valve replacement surgery
    H Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 22:153-4. 2006
    ..However, performance of ICD-10-CA/CCI coding algorithms in risk adjustment should be evaluated in a larger database...
  34. pmc Variation in health services utilization among ethnic populations
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences and The Centre for Health and Policy Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta
    CMAJ 174:787-91. 2006
    ..We therefore analyzed data from the 2001 Canadian Community Health Survey to compare the use of health services by members of visible minority groups and nonmembers (white people) in Canada...
  35. doi request reprint Updating and validating the Charlson comorbidity index and score for risk adjustment in hospital discharge abstracts using data from 6 countries
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4Z6
    Am J Epidemiol 173:676-82. 2011
    ..876 in Swiss data (2008). The updated index of 12 comorbidities showed good-to-excellent discrimination in predicting in-hospital mortality in data from 6 countries and may be more appropriate for use with more recent administrative data...
  36. ncbi request reprint Coding algorithms for defining comorbidities in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 administrative data
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 43:1130-9. 2005
    ..Recognizing this, we conducted a multistep process to develop ICD-10 coding algorithms to define Charlson and Elixhauser comorbidities in administrative data and assess the performance of the resulting algorithms...
  37. pmc Opinions on chelation therapy in patients undergoing coronary angiography: cross-sectional survey
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 23:635-40. 2007
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Validation of a case definition to define hypertension using administrative data
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1, Canada
    Hypertension 54:1423-8. 2009
    ..These results provide evidence that administrative data can be used as a relatively valid source of data to define cases of hypertension for surveillance and research purposes...
  39. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine use among Chinese and white Canadians
    Hude Quan
    University of Calgary, Community Health Sciences, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB
    Can Fam Physician 54:1563-9. 2008
    ..That finding suggests that Chinese Canadians use CAM for the treatment of chronic disease, while white Canadians use such therapies for disease treatment and health maintenance...
  40. ncbi request reprint Mortality, cause of death and life expectancy of Chinese Canadians in Alberta
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Can J Public Health 98:500-5. 2007
    ..To describe mortality, cause of death and life expectancy among Chinese (both immigrant and Canadian-born) and other Canadians in the Province of Alberta...
  41. ncbi request reprint Association between physical illness and suicide among the elderly
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:190-7. 2002
    ..Thus, we undertook this larger study to more definitively assess the association between elderly suicide and physical illness...
  42. ncbi request reprint Assessing accuracy of diagnosis-type indicators for flagging complications in administrative data
    Hude Quan
    Quality Improvement and Health Information, Calgary Health Region, 1403 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 2T9
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:366-72. 2004
    ..Given that the validity of diagnosis-type indicators is unknown, we conducted a detailed chart review to evaluate the accuracy of diagnosis-type indicators for flagging complications...
  43. ncbi request reprint Home care before and after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction in Alberta, Canada
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, AB
    Home Health Care Serv Q 23:43-61. 2004
    ..The provision of home care after hospitalization selected those patients that stay in hospital longer and required more hospital care...
  44. ncbi request reprint Acute myocardial infarction in Alberta: temporal changes in outcomes, 1994 to 1999
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Centre for Health and Policy Studies, University of Calgary, Quality Improvement and Health Information, Calgary Health Region, Alberta
    Can J Cardiol 20:213-9. 2004
    ..A population-based study using administrative data to examine the short and long term survival of patients after AMI in Alberta between 1994 and 1999 was conducted...
  45. pmc Health service costs for patients on the waiting list
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Heolth Sciences, University of Calgary, Alta
    Can J Surg 45:34-42. 2002
    ..To find out if the cost of health services was artificially increased because of a delay in surgery due to a lack of resources...
  46. ncbi request reprint Validity of procedure codes in International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, clinical modification administrative data
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 42:801-9. 2004
    ..However, little is known about the validity of administrative coding of procedure data. We conducted a detailed chart review to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of information on procedures in administrative data...
  47. pmc Invasive cardiac procedure use and mortality among South Asian and Chinese Canadians with coronary artery disease
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Cardiol 26:e236-42. 2010
    ..Previous studies evaluated cardiac procedure use and outcome over the short term, with relatively few Asian patients included...
  48. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of educational programs in inflammatory bowel disease
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 9:356-62. 2003
    ..The authors conducted this study to assess 1) the knowledge of IBD of participants attending educational workshops offered to the public and 2) the effect of the workshop on participants' knowledge level...
  49. pmc Coronary artery bypass grafting in Canada: national and provincial mortality trends, 1992-1995
    W A Ghali
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alta
    CMAJ 159:25-31. 1998
    ..The objectives of this study were to examine Canadian trends in rates of in-hospital death after CABG and to compare provincial risk-adjusted death rates...
  50. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the Elixhauser and Charlson/Deyo methods of comorbidity measurement in administrative data
    Danielle A Southern
    Department of Community Health Sciences and The Centre for Health and Policy Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 42:355-60. 2004
    ..However, a new method defined by Elixhauser et al. has been introduced recently and could be superior, although it has not been validated widely...
  51. pmc A case study of hospital closure and centralization of coronary revascularization procedures
    B R Hemmelgarn
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta
    CMAJ 164:1431-5. 2001
    ..Our findings indicate that controversial changes to the structure of the health care system can occur without loss of efficiency and reduction in quality of care...
  52. ncbi request reprint A Canadian comparison of data sources for coronary artery bypass surgery outcome "report cards"
    W A Ghali
    Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am Heart J 140:402-8. 2000
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Poor long-term survival after coronary angiography in patients with renal insufficiency
    B R Hemmelgarn
    Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 37:64-72. 2001
    ..12), respectively. We conclude that renal insufficiency, both dialysis dependent and non-dialysis dependent, is an independent risk factor for increased mortality and poor long-term survival among patients undergoing coronary angiography...
  54. pmc Risk adjustment using administrative data: impact of a diagnosis-type indicator
    W A Ghali
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 16:519-24. 2001
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  55. ncbi request reprint Validity of information on comorbidity derived rom ICD-9-CCM administrative data
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1
    Med Care 40:675-85. 2002
    ..The predictive ability of comorbidity information in the two data sets for predicting in-hospital mortality was also compared...
  56. ncbi request reprint Comparison of 2 methods for calculating adjusted survival curves from proportional hazards models
    W A Ghali
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1
    JAMA 286:1494-7. 2001
    ..Use of this method is widespread despite published concerns regarding the validity of resulting curves...
  57. pmc Assessing validity of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 administrative data in recording clinical conditions in a unique dually coded database
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences and Centre for Health and Policy Studies, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N4N1, Canada
    Health Serv Res 43:1424-41. 2008
    ....
  58. pmc Coronary artery bypass grafting in Canada: hospital mortality rates, 1992-1995
    W A Ghali
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alta
    CMAJ 159:926-30. 1998
    ..This nationwide study examined observed and risk-adjusted death rates for 23 Canadian hospitals performing CABG...
  59. doi request reprint Predicting in-hospital mortality in patients with cirrhosis: results differ across risk adjustment methods
    Robert P Myers
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Hepatology 49:568-77. 2009
    ..Because different methods often produce divergent severity rankings, analyses of provider-specific outcomes may be biased depending on the method used...
  60. ncbi request reprint Rural and urban outcomes after hospitalization for congestive heart failure in Alberta, Canada
    Yan Jin
    Research and Evidence, Alberta Health and Wellness, Alberta, Canada
    J Card Fail 9:278-85. 2003
    ..We compare the hospitalization rate, duration, cost, and mortality for newly diagnosed congestive heart failure in patients admitted to rural and metropolitan hospitals in one Canadian province...
  61. ncbi request reprint Elderly suicide in Alberta: difference by gender
    H Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Psychiatry 44:762-8. 1999
    ..To determine differences by gender among elderly persons who commit suicide on demographic characteristics, place of suicide, suicide method, previous suicide behaviour, and precipitant stressor...
  62. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation in the rate of carotid endarterectomy in Canada
    T E Feasby
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Stroke 32:2417-22. 2001
    ..This study sought to determine the rate and the regional variation in the rate of CEA in Canada, its provinces, and census divisions for 1994-1997...
  63. ncbi request reprint Comparing three measures of health status (perceived health with Likert-type scale, EQ-5D, and number of chronic conditions) in Chinese and white Canadians
    Brenda Leung
    Department of Community Health Sciences, The Center for Health and Policy Studies, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 45:610-7. 2007
    ....
  64. pmc Characteristics of hypertensive Canadians not receiving drug therapy
    Norman R C Campbell
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Cardiol 24:485-90. 2008
    ..To aid in the development of specific programs to improve hypertension management, the present report characterizes Canadians who indicated that they had hypertension but were not taking antihypertensive drug therapy...
  65. pmc Access to health care among status Aboriginal people with chronic kidney disease
    Song Gao
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
    CMAJ 179:1007-12. 2008
    ..We determined whether access to care differed between status Aboriginal people (Aboriginal people registered under the federal Indian Act) and non-Aboriginal people with chronic kidney disease...
  66. ncbi request reprint Use of chelation therapy after coronary angiography
    H Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Med 111:686-91. 2001
    ..Alternatively, some patients may have turned to chelation as a "last resort" after having been judged unsuitable for revascularization...
  67. doi request reprint CKD and risk of hospitalization and death with pneumonia
    Matthew T James
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 54:24-32. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to determine the associations between estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and hospitalization or death with pneumonia...
  68. doi request reprint Comparison and validity of procedures coded With ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CA/CCI
    Carolyn De Coster
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 46:627-34. 2008
    ..It is imperative to assess errors that could occur in administrative data due to the introduction of the new coding system...
  69. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of chronic kidney disease and survival among aboriginal people
    Song Gao
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:2953-9. 2007
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  70. ncbi request reprint Beta-blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/receptor blockers prescriptions after hospital discharge for heart failure are associated with decreased mortality in Alberta, Canada
    David Johnson
    Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:1438-45. 2003
    ..We sought to evaluate the common utilization of beta-blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or receptor blockers (RBs) in congestive heart failure (CHF)...
  71. doi request reprint Ethnic variation in acute myocardial infarction presentation and access to care
    Kathryn M King
    Faculty of Nursing, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Cardiol 103:1368-73. 2009
    ....
  72. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of adverse cardiovascular outcomes associated with antecedent hypertension after myocardial infarction
    Guanmin Chen
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Cardiol 104:141-7. 2009
    ....
  73. doi request reprint How accurate is ICD coding for epilepsy?
    Nathalie Jette
    Division of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Epilepsia 51:62-9. 2010
    ..Assess the validity of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 epilepsy coding from an emergency visit (ER) and a hospital discharge abstract database (DAD)...
  74. doi request reprint Epidemiology and natural history of primary biliary cirrhosis in a Canadian health region: a population-based study
    Robert P Myers
    Liver Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Hepatology 50:1884-92. 2009
    ..87; 95% CI 1.89-4.17); male sex (hazard ratio [HR] 3.80; 95% CI 1.85-7.82) and an older age at diagnosis (HR per additional year, 1.06; 95% CI 1.03-1.10) were independent predictors of mortality...
  75. pmc Incidence of gestational hypertension in the Calgary Health Region from 1995 to 2004
    Robin L Walker
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 25:e284-7. 2009
    ..Hypertension is one of the most common medical conditions complicating pregnancy, and is a major contributor to maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Canada...
  76. doi request reprint Validating ICD coding algorithms for diabetes mellitus from administrative data
    Guanmin Chen
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Canada
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 89:189-95. 2010
    ..To assess validity of diabetes International Classification of Disease (ICD) 9 and 10 coding algorithms from administrative data using physicians' charts as the 'gold standard' across time periods and geographic regions...
  77. doi request reprint The development, evolution, and modifications of ICD-10: challenges to the international comparability of morbidity data
    Nathalie Jette
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 48:1105-10. 2010
    ....
  78. doi request reprint Why many visible minority women in Canada do not participate in cervical cancer screening
    Ernest Amankwah
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Ethn Health 14:337-49. 2009
    ..To determine a high-risk group of visible minority women in Canada who do not participate in cervical cancer screening and the reasons why they do not participate...
  79. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Canada: 1992/93 to 2000/01
    William A Ghali
    Department of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, and Centre for Health and Policy Studies, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 19:774-81. 2003
    ..The authors have previously reported on Canada-wide outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery for 1992/93 through 1995/96...
  80. ncbi request reprint Statins are associated with better outcomes after carotid endarterectomy in symptomatic patients
    James Kennedy
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Stroke 36:2072-6. 2005
    ..This study aimed to determine whether statin use on admission to hospital for carotid endarterectomy was associated with a reduction of in-hospital adverse outcomes...
  81. pmc Validation of coding algorithms for the identification of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis using administrative data
    Robert P Myers
    Liver Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive Northwest, Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Gastroenterol 24:175-82. 2010
    ..Large-scale epidemiological studies of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) have been hindered by difficulties in case ascertainment...
  82. ncbi request reprint Chinese immigrants' management of their cardiovascular disease risk
    Kathryn M King
    University of Calgary, Canada
    West J Nurs Res 29:804-26. 2007
    ..The process of managing CVD risk for the Chinese immigrants was characterized by their extraordinary diligence in seeking multiple sources of information to enable them to manage their health...
  83. ncbi request reprint Real-world replication of randomized controlled trial results for carotid endarterectomy
    Thomas E Feasby
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Seventh Floor, TRW Building, 3280 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4Z6, Canada
    Arch Neurol 64:1496-500. 2007
    ..In particular, a low rate of short-term adverse events is required for the long-term benefits of CE to accrue over time...
  84. doi request reprint Health resource use in epilepsy: Significant disparities by age, gender, and aboriginal status
    Nathalie Jette
    Division of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Epilepsia 49:586-93. 2008
    ..Epilepsy imposes a significant burden on society. The objective of this study was to estimate health resource utilization (HRU) over a 1-year period in epilepsy patients, using administrative databases...
  85. ncbi request reprint Adapting the Charlson Comorbidity Index for use in patients with ESRD
    Brenda R Hemmelgarn
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:125-32. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess the validity of the Charlson index in incident dialysis patients and modify the index for use specifically in this patient population...
  86. doi request reprint Impact of liver disease, alcohol abuse, and unintentional ingestions on the outcomes of acetaminophen overdose
    Robert P Myers
    Liver Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 6:918-25; quiz 837. 2008
    ..In this population-based study, we examined outcomes of acetaminophen overdose, with particular attention to these risk factors...
  87. doi request reprint Understanding coronary artery disease patients' decisions regarding the use of chelation therapy for coronary artery disease: descriptive decision modeling
    K M King-Shier
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Canada
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:1074-83. 2012
    ..A considerable number of patients receive chelation therapy to treat their coronary artery disease. However, there is no current empirical evidence to support its use...
  88. pmc Motor vehicle accidents, suicides, and assaults in epilepsy: a population-based study
    C Kwon
    Division of Neurology, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Neurology 76:801-6. 2011
    ..The goal of our study was to compare the incidence of motor vehicle accidents (MVA), attempted or completed suicides, and injuries inflicted by others between individuals with and without epilepsy...
  89. ncbi request reprint Hospital and surgeon determinants of carotid endarterectomy outcomes
    Thomas E Feasby
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary Health Region, Alberta, Canada
    Arch Neurol 59:1877-81. 2002
    ..Prior studies have found associations between surgeon and hospital case volumes and outcomes after carotid endarterectomy (CEA), but they have not simultaneously assessed the importance of a number of surgeon and hospital characteristics...
  90. ncbi request reprint Patient profiles at a centralized, urban, diabetes education centre
    Dellano D Fernandes
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta
    Clin Invest Med 25:236-42. 2002
    ..Little is known about the characteristics of patients attending diabetes education centres (DECs). To address this knowledge gap, we examined the clinical characteristics of patients referred to a centralized urban DEC...
  91. pmc Administrative data have high variation in validity for recording heart failure
    Susan Quach
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 26:306-12. 2010
    ..Many studies have relied on administrative data to identify patients with heart failure (HF)...
  92. ncbi request reprint Patient expectations of emergency department care: phase II--a cross-sectional survey
    Timothy Cooke
    Health Quality Council of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    CJEM 8:148-57. 2006
    ..To explore emergency department (ED) patient expectations regarding staff communication with patients, wait times, the triage process and information management...
  93. doi request reprint Obstructive sleep apnoea is associated with diabetes in sleepy subjects
    P E Ronksley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Thorax 64:834-9. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the association between OSA and DM in a large cohort of patients referred for sleep diagnostic testing...
  94. ncbi request reprint Mental disorders and reasons for using complementary therapy
    Badri Rickhi
    Canadian Institute of Natural and Integration Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Psychiatry 48:475-9. 2003
    ..To compare patients with and without mental disorders who seek services from a complementary therapy practitioner with regard to quality of life, reasons for seeking complementary therapies, complaints, and physical conditions...
  95. ncbi request reprint Palliative care on the net: an online survey of health care professionals
    J Pereira
    Palliative Care Program, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Palliat Care 17:41-5. 2001
    ..Further development of online resources should address the needs of users. Evaluation of these resources is called for...
  96. pmc Variations in rates of appropriate and inappropriate carotid endarterectomy for stroke prevention in 4 Canadian provinces
    James Kennedy
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary Foothills Hospital, Alta
    CMAJ 171:455-9. 2004
    ..We sought to determine reasons for the variation in CE rates in 4 Canadian provinces...
  97. ncbi request reprint The province of Alberta, Canada avoids the hospitalization epidemic for congestive heart failure patients
    Bibiana Cujec
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 2C2 39 WMC, Edmonton, Alta, Canada T6G 2B7
    Int J Cardiol 96:203-10. 2004
    ....
  98. ncbi request reprint Validity of using surname to define Chinese ethnicity
    Hude Quan
    Can J Public Health 95:314. 2004
  99. ncbi request reprint Uptake of new treatment strategies for deep vein thrombosis: an international audit
    Drahomir A Aujesky
    University of Lausanne
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:193-200. 2004
    ....
  100. ncbi request reprint New ICD-10 version of the Charlson comorbidity index predicted in-hospital mortality
    Vijaya Sundararajan
    Victorian Department of Human Services, Level 18, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne, 3000 Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1288-94. 2004
    ..With the transition into ICD-10 coding worldwide, an ICD-10 version of the Deyo adaptation was developed and validated using population-based hospital data from Victoria, Australia...
  101. ncbi request reprint Association between physician specialty and volumes of treated patients and mortality among patients hospitalized for newly diagnosed heart failure
    Bibiana Cujec
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada
    Am J Med 118:35-44. 2005
    ..To assess the effects of hospital care by a specialist or nonspecialist physician, and by volume of treated patients, on mortality among hospitalized patients with newly diagnosed heart failure...