Basia Rogula

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BACKGROUND Adverse drug events are a frequent cause of emergency department presentations. Administrative data could be used to identify patients presenting with adverse drug events for post-market surveillance, and to conduct research in patient safety and in drug safety and effectiveness. However, such data sources have not been evaluated for their(More)
BACKGROUND Our objective was to evaluate the effect of delays on adverse events while waiting for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS An observational study that prospectively followed patients from registration on a wait list to removal for planned surgery, death while waiting, or unplanned emergency surgery. The population-based registry(More)
BACKGROUND Guided by the evidence that delaying coronary revascularization may lead to symptom worsening and poorer clinical outcomes, expansion in cardiac surgery capacity has been recommended in Canada. Provincial governments started providing one-time and recurring increases in budgets for additional open heart surgeries to reduce waiting times. We(More)
BACKGROUND Guidelines for timing of elective bypass surgery were established by expert opinion; yet, there is little evidence to support the recommended target times. OBJECTIVES To estimate the effect of timing of the procedure on in-hospital mortality by comparing groups of patients that differ in the duration of time between decision to operate and(More)
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