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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

2001 - 2003 Publications:

Alter DA, Naylor CD, Austin PC, Chan BT, Tu JV. Geography and service supply do not explain socioeconomic gradients in angiography use after acute myocardial infarction. CMAJ 2003; 168(3):261-264. Abstract

34- Alter DA, Khaykin Y, Austin PC, Tu JV, Hux JE. Processes and outcomes of care for diabetic acute myocardial infarction patients in Ontario: do physicians undertreat? Diabetes Care 2003; 26(5):1427-1434. Abstract
33- Alter DA, Tu JV, Austin PC, Naylor CD. Waiting times, revascularization modality, and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction at hospitals with and without on-site revascularization facilities in Canada. J Am Coll Cardiol 2003; 42(3):410-419. Abstract
32- Austin PC, Alter DA, Tu JV. The use of fixed- and random-effects models for classifying hospitals as mortality outliers: a Monte Carlo assessment. Med Decis Making 2003; 23(6):526-539. Abstract
31- Austin PC, Tu JV, Alter DA. Comparing hierarchical modeling with traditional logistic regression analysis among patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: should we be analyzing cardiovascular outcomes data differently? Am Heart J 2003; 145(1):27-35. Abstract
30- Austin PC, Ghali WA, Tu JV. A comparison of several regression models for analysing cost of CABG surgery. Stat Med 2003; 22(17):2799-2815. Abstract
29- Beck CA, Penrod J, Gyorkos TW, Shapiro S, Pilote L. Does aggressive care following acute myocardial infarction reduce mortality? Analysis with instrumental variables to compare effectiveness in Canadian and United States patient populations. Health Serv Res 2003; 38(6 Pt 1):1423-1440. Abstract
28- Filate WA, Johansen HL, Kennedy CC, Tu JV. Regional variations in cardiovascular mortality in Canada. Can J Cardiol 2003; 19(11):1241-1248. Abstract
27- Ghali WA, Quan H, Shrive FM, Hirsch GM. Outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Canada: 1992/93 to 2000/01. Can J Cardiol 2003; 19(7):774-781. Abstract
26- Hall R. Canadian cardiovascular hospitalization rates and length of stay. Hosp Q 2003; 7(1):22-24 Abstract
25- Hall RE, Tu JV. Hospitalization rates and length of stay for cardiovascular conditions in Canada, 1994 to 1999. Can J Cardiol 2003; 19(10):1123-1131. Abstract
24- Jackevicius CA, Tu K, Filate WA, Brien SE, Tu JV. Trends in cardiovascular drug utilization and drug expenditures in Canada between 1996 and 2001. Can J Cardiol 2003; 19(12):1359-1366. Abstract
23- Jamal SM, Shrive FM, Ghali WA, Knudtson ML, Eisenberg MJ. In-hospital outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention in Canada: 1992/93 to 2000/01. Can J Cardiol 2003; 19(7):782-789. Abstract
22- Jong P, Gong Y, Liu PP, Austin PC, Lee DS, Tu JV. Care and outcomes of patients newly hospitalized for heart failure in the community treated by cardiologists compared with other specialists. Circulation 2003; 108(2):184-191. Abstract
21- Kennedy CC, Brien SE, Tu JV. An overview of the methods and data used in the CCORT Canadian Cardiovascular Atlas project. Can J Cardiol 2003; 19(6):655-663. Abstract
20- Lee DS, Austin PC, Rouleau JL, Liu PP, Naimark D, Tu JV. Predicting mortality among patients hospitalized for heart failure: derivation and validation of a clinical model. JAMA 2003; 290(19):2581-2587. Abstract
19- Lee DS, Tran C, Flintoft V, Grant FC, Liu PP, Tu JV. CCORT/CCS quality indicators for congestive heart failure care. Can J Cardiol 2003; 19(4):357-364. Abstract
18- Manuel DG, Leung M, Nguyen K, Tanuseputro P, Johansen H. Burden of cardiovascular disease in Canada. Can J Cardiol 2003; 19(9):997-1004. Abstract
17- Tanuseputro P, Manuel DG, Leung M, Nguyen K, Johansen H. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in Canada. Can J Cardiol 2003; 19(11):1249-1259. Abstract
16- Tran CT, Lee DS, Flintoft VF, Higginson L, Grant FC, Tu JV et al. CCORT/CCS quality indicators for acute myocardial infarction care. Can J Cardiol 2003; 19(1):38-45. Abstract
15- Tu JV, Brien SE, Kennedy CC, Pilote L, Ghali WA. Introduction to the Canadian Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Team's (CCORT) Canadian Cardiovascular Atlas project. Can J Cardiol 2003; 19(3):225-229. Abstract
14- Tu JV, Austin PC, Filate WA, Johansen HL, Brien SE, Pilote L et al. Outcomes of acute myocardial infarction in Canada. Can J Cardiol 2003; 19(8):893-901. Abstract
13- Tu JV, Cameron C. Impact of an acute myocardial infarction report card in Ontario, Canada. Int J Qual Health Care 2003; 15(2):131-137. Abstract
12- Alter DA, Austin PC, Naylor CD, Tu JV. Factoring socioeconomic status into cardiac performance profiling for hospitals: does it matter? Med Care 2002; 40(1):60-67. Abstract
11- Alter DA, Naylor CD, Austin PC, Tu JV. Biology or bias: practice patterns and long-term outcomes for men and women with acute myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol 2002; 39(12):1909-1916. Abstract
10- Austin PC, Daly PA, Tu JV. A multicenter study of the coding accuracy of hospital discharge administrative data for patients admitted to cardiac care units in Ontario. Am Heart J 2002; 144(2):290-296. Abstract
 9- Jackevicius CA, Mamdani M, Tu JV. Adherence with statin therapy in elderly patients with and without acute coronary syndromes. JAMA 2002; 288(4):462-467. Abstract
 8- Jong P, Vowinckel E, Liu PP, Gong Y, Tu JV. Prognosis and determinants of survival in patients newly hospitalized for heart failure: a population-based study. Arch Intern Med 2002; 162(15):1689-1694. Abstract
 7- Khaykin Y, Austin PC, Tu JV, Alter DA. Utilisation of coronary angiography after acute myocardial infarction in Ontario over time: have referral patterns changed? Heart 2002; 88(5):460-466. Abstract
 6- Pilote L, Beck C, Richard H, Eisenberg MJ. The effects of cost-sharing on essential drug prescriptions, utilization of medical care and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction in elderly patients. CMAJ 2002; 167(3):246-252. Abstract
 5- Alter DA, Naylor CD, Austin PC, Tu JV. Long-term MI outcomes at hospitals with or without on-site revascularization. JAMA 2001; 285(16):2101-2108. Abstract
 4- Daneman N, Austin PC, Tu JV. Investigating the determinants of decreasing postmyocardial infarction mortality: an analysis of in-hospital data from 1992 and 1997. Can J Cardiol 2001; 17(7):771-776. Abstract
 3- Tu JV, Austin PC, Chan BT. Relationship between annual volume of patients treated by admitting physician and mortality after acute myocardial infarction. JAMA 2001; 285(24):3116-3122. Abstract
 2- Tu JV, Austin PC, Walld R, Roos L, Agras J, McDonald KM. Development and validation of the Ontario acute myocardial infarction mortality prediction rules. J Am Coll Cardiol 2001; 37(4):992-997. Abstract
 1- Tu JV, Schull MJ, Ferris LE, Hux JE, Redelmeier DA. Problems for clinical judgement: 4. Surviving in the report card era. CMAJ 2001; 164(12):1709-1712. Abstract