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CCORT is funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research

CANHEART is funded by a CIHR Team Grant in Chronic Disease Risk & Intervention Strategies

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

2008 publications: 

121- Austin PC. R and S-PLUS produced different classification trees for predicting patient mortality. J Clin Epidemiol 2008; 61(12):1222-1226. Abstract
120- Austin PC.  Using the bootstrap to improve estimation and confidence intervals for regression coefficients selected using backwards variable elimination.  Stat Med 2008; 27(17):3286-3300. Abstract
119- Austin PC, Tu JV, Ko DT, Alter DA.  Factors associated with the use of evidence-based therapies after discharge among elderly patients with myocardial infarction. CMAJ 2008; 179(9):901-908. Abstract PDF
118- Austin PC, Tu JV, Ko DT, Alter DA.  Use of evidence-based therapies after discharge among elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction.  CMAJ 2008; 179(9):895-900. Abstract PDF
117- Austin PC. Assessing balance in measured baseline covariates when using myany-to-one matching on the propensity-score. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2008: 17(12):1218-1225. Abstract
116- Austin PC. Goodness-of-fit diagnostics for the propensity score model when estimating treatment effects using covariate adjustment with the propensity score. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2008; 17(12):1202-1217. Abstract
115- Demers V, Melo M, Jackevicius C, Cox J, Kalavrouziotis D, Rinfret S et al. Comparison of provincial prescription drug plans and the impact on patients' annual drug expenditures. CMAJ 2008; 178(4):405-409. Abstract PDF
114- Ezekowitz JA, Lee DS, Tu JV, Newman AM, McAlister FA. Comparison of one-year outcome (death and rehospitalization) in hospitalized heart failure patients with left ventricular ejection fraction >50% versus those with ejection fraction <50%. Am J Cardiol 2008; 102(1):79-83.  Abstract
113- Jackevicius CA, Tu JV, Demers V, et al.  Cardiovascular Outcomes after a Change in Prescription Policy for Clopidogrel.  N Engl J Med 2008; 359(17):1802-1810.  Abstract
112- Jackevicius CA, Li P, Tu JV.  Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of primary nonadherence after acute myocardial infarction. Circulation 2008; 117(8):1028-1036. Abstract
111- Jackevicius CA, Tu JV, Ross JS, Ko DT, Krumholz HM. Use of Ezetimibe in the United States and Canada. N Engl J Med 2008. Abstract
110- Ko DT, Alter DA, Austin PC, You JJ, Lee DS, Qiu F et al. Life expectancy after an index hospitalization for patients with heart failure: a population-based study. Am Heart J 2008; 155(2):324-331. Abstract
109- Ko DT, Donovan LR, Huynh T et al. A survey of primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in Canadian hospitals. Can J Cardiol 2008; 24(11):839-843. Abstract
108- Ko DT, Wijeysundera HC, Zhu X, Richards J, Tu JV.  Canadian quality indicators for percutaneous coronary interventions.  Can J Cardiol 2008; 24(12):899-903. Abstract
107- Lee DS, Tu JV, Chong A, Alter DA.  Patient Satisfaction and Its Relationship With Quality and Outcomes of Care After Acute Myocardial Infarction.  Circulation 2008; Published online ahead of print. Abstract 
106- Mitiku TF, Tu K. Using Data from Electronic Medical Records:  Theory versus Practice. Healtcare Quarterly 2008; 11(4):23-25. Abstract not available
105- Stoica SC, Kalavrouziotis D, Martin B, Buth KJ, et al. Long-Term Results of Heart Operations Performed by Surgeons-in-Training. Circulation 2008; 118:S1-S6.  Abstract
104- Tu JV, Khalid L, Donovan L, et al. Indicators of quality of care for patients with acute myocardial infarction.  CMAJ 2008; 179(9):909-15. Abstract PDF
103- Tu JV, Ko DT.  Ecological Studies and Cardiovascular Outcomes Research.  Circulation 2008; 118(24):2588-2593. Abstract not available
102- Woo KS, Ghali WA, Southern DA, Tu JV, Parsons G, Graham MM. Feasibility of determining myocardial infarction type from medical record review. Can J Cardiol 2008; 24(2):115-117. Abstract