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    Optimizing clinical practice in Ontario based on data, evidence and guidelines

    Optimizing clinical practice based on data, evidence and guidelines is a challenge faced in every health system around the world. The way the challenge manifests itself at the level of the patient has been remarkably consistent over time: tough decisions made at the intersection of clinical expertise, pa...

    Evidence brief: coordinating the use of genetic tests and related services in British Columbia

    Rapid technological advances in genetics and genomics hold promise for the diagnosis, treatment and even prevention of common and rare diseases. Nevertheless, they also raise concerns regarding their potential impacts on health systems, which has led many countries to reflect on the optimal models to coo...

    Evidence brief: expanding uptake of hospital-based tobacco-use cessation supports across Ontario

    An assessment of what is is known about problems related to expanding the uptake of hospital-based tobacco-use cessation supports, options for addressing these problems, and key implementation considerations. The evidence brief was an input to a stakeholder dialogue on the topic of expanding the uptake o...

    Issue brief: developing a 'rapid-response' program for health system decision-makers in Canada

    A gap exists in efforts to support the use of research evidence between ‘self-serve’ approaches such as ‘one-stop shops’ for research evidence (e.g., Health Systems Evidence – www.healthsystemsevidence.org) and ‘fullserve’ approaches such as convening stakeholder dialogues with health-syste...

    Issue brief: engaging health system decision-makers in supporting comprehensive chronic pain management in provincial and territorial healthcare systems in Canada

    The lack of health system decision-maker engagement in supporting comprehensive chronic pain management in provincial and territorial healthcare systems in Canada can be understood by considering four sets of interrelated issues: 1) lack of awareness of chronic pain; 2) lack of awareness of limitations i...

    Issue brief: designing integrated approaches to support people with multimorbidity in Ontario

    Managing multiple medical conditions is part of the daily life of a growing number of Ontarians. As Fortin et al. observed, “patients with multiple conditions are the rule rather than the exception in primary care.”(2) Multimorbidity (living with three or more medical conditions) has attracted signif...

    Evidence brief: supporting optimal screening approaches in Canada

    This evidence brief mobilizes both global and local research evidence about a problem, three elements of a comprehensive approach for addressing the problem, and key implementation considerations. Whenever possible, the evidence brief summarizes research evidence drawn from systematic reviews of the rese...