The IPDLN 2018 conference attracted almost 500 high quality abstracts, of which more than 80 were from students or trainees. We are delighted that those accepted for presentation are being published in this issue of the IJPDS. This is a tangible example of the successful partnership between the IPDLN and the IJPDS. The abstracts covered a broad range of topics from public engagement to artificial intelligence, and attracted more than 520 delegates from 16 countries, and were the backbone of the terrific content presented at the conference. New collaborations were formed or strengthened through international collaborative workshops, and the many informal hallway conversations and meetings that took place against the backdrop of the Canadian Rockies. All of us at the IPDLN are looking forward to the next conference, which will take place in Adelaide in 2020.

William Ghali and Michael Schull
IPDLN Co-Directors 2017-18

Factors associated with screen-detected breast cancer across five Canadian provinces: a CanIMPACT study

Mary McBride, Marcy Winget, Patti Groome, Kathleen Decker, Cynthia Kendell, Alyson Mahar, Eva Grunfeld
Published online: Aug 20, 2018

Linked data and inclusion health: Harmonised international data linkage to identify determinants of health inequalities

Jesse Young, Rohan Borschmann, Ximena Camacho, Josh Knight, Fiona Kouyoumdjian, Naveed Janjua, June Atkinson, Stuart Kinner
Published online: Aug 20, 2018

Impact of linkage quality on inferences drawn from analyses using imperfectly matched data with high rates of linkage errors

Christopher Rentsch, Georges Reniers, Katie Harron, Richard Machemba, Baltazar Mtenga, Denna Michael, Chodziwadziwa Kabudula, Redempta Natalis, Mark Urassa, Jim Todd, Basia Zaba
Published online: Aug 20, 2018

Factors associated with the breast cancer diagnostic interval across five Canadian provinces: a CanIMPACT study

Mary McBride, Patti Groome, Kathleen Decker, Eva Grunfeld, Li Jiang, Cynthia Kendell, Robin Urquhart, Khanh Vu, Marcy Winget
Published online: Aug 21, 2018

Varenicline is More Effective than Nicotine Replacement Therapy During Pregnancy: Findings from the Smoking MUMS (Maternal Use of Medications and Safety) Study

Stephanie KY Choi, Duong T Tran, David B Preen, Deborah Randall, Anna Kemp-Casey, Kristjana Einarsdottir, Louisa R Jorm, Alys Havard
Published online: Aug 21, 2018

Public engagement with cohort participants in Scotland and India: How do participants want to shape mental health research?

Dorota Chapko, Jessica Butler, Corri Black, Marjorie Johnston, Caroline Fall, Kalyanaraman Kumaran, Ghattu V Krishnaveni, Murali Murali
Published online: Aug 21, 2018

Prevalence and incidence of diagnosed hypertension in Alberta, Canada

Hannah Holitzki, Hude Quan, Fiona Clement, Alex Leung, Zhiyang Liang
Published online: Aug 21, 2018

Primary health care engagement among marginalized people who use drugs in Ottawa, Canada

Jessy Donelle, Ahmed Bayoumi, Lisa Boucher, Alana Martin, Dave Pineau, Nicola Diliso, Brad Renaud, Rob Boyd, Pam Oickle, Zack Marshall, Sean LeBlanc, Mark Tyndall, Claire Kendall
Published online: Aug 21, 2018

Comparing five comorbidity indices to predict mortality in chronic kidney disease

Eric McArthur, Sarah Bota, Manish Sood, Gihad Nesrallah, Joseph Kim, Amit Garg, Stephanie Dixon
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

Use of Large Data Sets in Evaluating Program Outcome in Pediatric Hearing Loss

Sarah Spruin, Janet Olds, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Laura Rosella, Stuart Nicholls, Marie Pigeon, JoAnne Whittingham, James MacDougall, David Schramm, Eric Benchimol
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

No Strings Attached: The Impact of an Unconditional Prenatal Income Supplement on First Nations Birth and Early Childhood Outcomes

Marni Brownell, Mariette Chartier, Nathan Nickel, Rhonda Campbell, Jennifer Enns, Wanda Phillips-Beck, Dan Chateau, Elaine Burland, Joykrishna Sarkar, Janelle Boram Lee
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

The Overlap Between the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems in Manitoba, Canada

Marni Brownell, Nathan Nickel, Lorna Turnbull, Wendy Au, Leonard MacWilliam, Oke Ekuma, Jeff Valdivia, Scott McCulloch, Janelle Boram Lee
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

Using Large Date to Present Uncertainty for Risk Prediction in the Era of Precision Medicine: The RESPECT Algorithm for Predicted Death at End-of-Life

Sarah Spruin, Amy Hsu, Robert Talarico, Yulric Sequeira, Monica Taljaard, Carol Bennett, Peter Tanuseputro, Doug Manuel
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

Power of Linked Administrative Data

Hesam Izakian, Hitesh Bhatt, Robert Jagodzinski, Leslie Twilley, Xinjie Cui
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

Identifying vulnerable population groups: On-time infant vaccination coverage in Australia

Hannah Moore, Parveen Fathima, Heather Gidding, Nicholas de Klerk, Bette Liu, Vicky Sheppeard
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

Screening Women in Glasgow: Comparing uptake across cancer screening programmes at an individual patient level

Richard Papworth, Colin McCowan, Paula McSkimming, Marie Kotzur, Alex McConnachie, Sara MacDonald, Sally Wyke, Emilia Crighton, David Weller, Christine Campbell, Robert JC Steele, Katie Robb
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

Utilizing population-based clinical and administrative data to explore the relevance of frailty to cholinesterase inhibitor use and discontinuation at nursing home transition.

Laura Maclagan, Colleen Maxwell, Jun Guan, Michael Campitelli, Nathan Herrmann, Kate Lapane, David Hogan, Joseph Amuah, Dallas Seitz, Sudeep Gill, Susan Bronskill
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

Impact of clinical subtypes of preterm birth on child health and development

Amy Metcalfe, Paul Brown, Carly McMorris, Kathleen Chaput, Maria Ospina, Kaylee Ramage, Radha Chari, Doug Wilson
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

Data Linkage for Optimizing Rectal Cancer Care in Alberta

Quynh Le, Lorraine Shack, Adam Elwi, Francesca Coutinho, Ryan Rochon, Todd Mcmullen, Donald Buie
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

Creating the Framework for Cross-Sector Health Analysis for Local Communities

Heather Richards, Kim Varas, Samantha Magnus, Jinhwa Oh, Christine Voggenreiter
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

Preterm birth, unplanned hospital contact and mortality in infants born to teenage mothers in five countries: a cross-country comparison using linked administrative data

Katie Harron, Maximiliane Verfuerden, Ibinabo Ibiebele, Can Liu, Alex Kopp, Astrid Guttmann, Jane Ford, Jan van der Meulen, Anders Hjern, Ruth Gilbert
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

Quantifying inequalities in mortality in Australia: the value of linked Census-morality data

Rosemary Korda, Nicholas Biddle, James Eynstone-Hinkins, Emily Banks, John Lynch, Naomi Priest
Published online: Aug 23, 2018

Calgary Thrives: Data sharing and linkage in the not-for-profit sector.

Robert Jagodzinski, Katharin Pritchard, Jason Lau, Sandy Berzins, Robert Perry, Komal Jafri, Debra Armstrong, Lily Pang
Published online: Aug 24, 2018

The Cycle of Child Protection Services Involvement: A Cohort Study of Adolescent Mothers

Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Marni Brownell, Deepa Singal, Nathan Nickel, Leslie Roos
Published online: Aug 24, 2018

Linkage Quality Assessment for Anonymously linked Administrative Data.

Hitesh Bhatt, Robert Jagodzinski, Allison N Scott, Leslie Twilley, Xinjie Cui
Published online: Aug 24, 2018

Development of a Concept Dictionary to Standardize Definitions and Classifications While Working With a Common Repository of Linked Administrative Data

Erin Macdonald, Anna Chu, Michelle Cooper, Ruth Croxford, Raquel Duchen, Kinwah Fung, Sima Gandhi, Jodi Gatley, Fiona Jin, Wayne Khuu, Alex Kopp, Laura Maclagan, Joan Porter, Robert Stumpo, Ali Syed Zaidi, Mahmoud Azimaee
Published online: Aug 24, 2018

Osteoporosis and fracture risk - a linked data study in Wales

Laura North, Llion Davies, Damon Berridge, Angharad Walters, Ashley Akbari, Ronan Lyons
Published online: Aug 24, 2018

Childhood Mental Disorders and Subsequent Adverse Outcomes in Early Adulthood: A Population-Based Longitudinal Study

Mariette Chartier, James Bolton, Oke Ekuma, Natalie Mota, Jennifer Hensel, Leonard MacWilliam, Yao Nie, Chelsey McDougall
Published online: Aug 24, 2018

Using Administrative Data to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Home Visiting Programs for Improving the Well-Being of First Nations Children and Parents

Mariette Chartier, Marni Brownell, Nathan Nickel, Rhonda Campbell, Wanda Phillips-Beck, Jennifer Enns, Joykrishna Sarkar, Elaine Burland, Dan Chateau
Published online: Aug 24, 2018

Using routinely collected laboratory and health administrative data to assess influenza vaccine effectiveness: introducing the Flu and Other Respiratory Viruses Research (FOREVER) Cohort

Jeff Kwong, Sarah Buchan, Hannah Chung, Michael Campitelli, Kevin Schwartz, Natasha Crowcroft, Michael Jackson, Timothy Karnauchow, Kevin Katz, Allison McGeer, Dayre McNally, David Richardson, Susan Richardson, Laura Rosella, Andrew Simor, Marek Smieja, George Zahariadis, Jonathan Gubbay
Published online: Aug 24, 2018

Supporting the timely, easy and cost effective access to high-quality linked data via the Custodian-Controlled Data Repository

Matthias Schneider, Chris Radbone, Andrew Stanley, Anthony Woollacott, Timothy Churches, James Farrow, Paul Basso, Tina Hardin, Martin McNamara, James Harrison
Published online: Aug 24, 2018

Automated Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is associated with limited improvements in program completion: a large cohort study

Hongwei Liu, Stephen Wilton, Danielle Southern, Merril Knudtson, Andrew Maitland, Trina Hauer, Ross Arena, James Stone, Sandeep Aggarwal, Billie-Jean Martin
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Integrating Ontario Health and Social Services Data to for Research and Policy Development

Mandeep Flora, Sujitha Ratnasingham, Aki Tefera, J. Charles Victor, Michael Schull
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Data Services for Cohort Studies: Increasing the impact of existing research studies and epidemiological readiness

Laura North, Christopher Orton, John Gallacher, Ronan Lyons, David Ford, Simon Thompson, Sarah Bauermeister, Ashley Akbari
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Using natural language processing to extract structured epilepsy data from unstructured clinic letters

Beata Fonferko-Shadrach, Arron Lacey, Ashley Akbari, Simon Thompson, David Ford, Ronan Lyons, Mark Rees, Owen Pickrell
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) Data Portal - World-leading infrastructure facilitating innovative multi-modal research

Christopher Orton, John Gallacher, Ronan Lyons, David Ford, Simon Thompson, Clare Mackay, Julie Williams, Sarah Bauermeister, Georgina Menzies, Matthew South, Justin Biddle, Michael Bale, Laura North
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Breast cancer care in Alberta: a Patients perspective

Alysha Crocker, Susan Anderes, Linda Verbeek, Janice Chobanuk, David W Olson, John Kortbeek, Adam Elwi, Stafford Dean, Angela Estey, May Lynn Quan
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

A National Population-Based E-cohort of People with Psychosis (PsyCymru) Linkage of Phenotypical and Genetic Data to Routinely Collected Records

Keith Lloyd, Ann John, Nick Craddock, James Walters, David Linden, Ian Jones, Richard Bentall, Ronan Lyons, Sze Chim Lee, Michael Owen
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Methods for identifying health state transitions from administrative data: the case of metastasis in prostate cancer

Nicholas Mitsakakis, Karen Bremner, Ruth Croxford, Lusine Abrahamyan, Welson Ryan, Steven Carcone, Murray Krahn
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

A National Concept Dictionary

Mahmoud Azimaee, J. Charles Victor, Marian Vermeulen, Mark Smith
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Interaction between mother’s age and schooling at birth on under-five mortality

Fernanda Aguiar, Patricia Guimarães, Luis Carlos Guillen, Kenneth Camargo, Rejane Sobrino
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Repeat pregnancy during adolescence and educational level in Brazil.

Juliana Domenico, Patricia Guimarães, Luis Carlos Guillen, Kenneth Camargo, Rejane Sobrino, Claudia Coeli
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Patient-Reported Outcomes Improves the Prediction of In-patient and Emergency Department Readmission Risks in Coronary Artery Disease

Danielle Southern, Colleen Norris, Hude Quan, Maria Santana, Matthew James, Stephen Wilton, Oluwaseyi Lawal, Zhiyang Liang, Oluwagbohunmi Awosoga, Michelle Graham, William Ghali, Merril Knudtson, Tolu Sajobi
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Early Childhood Respiratory Morbidity and Health Services Utilization in Children Born Preterm or Small and Large for Gestational Age

Jesus Serrano-Lomelin, Radha Chari, Anne Hicks, David Johnson, Susan Crawford, Jeff Bakal, Alvaro Osornio-Vargas, Maria Ospina
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Synthetic data generator for testing record linkage routines in Brazil.

Vitor Trentin, Valeria Bastos, Myrian Costa, Kenneth Camargo, Rejane Sobrino, Luis Carlos Guillen, Claudia Coeli
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Extracting Family Connections from Administrative Data

Stacy Ann Vasquez, Miro Palfy, Alexandre Franco Garcia
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Evaluating hardening techniques against cryptanalysis attacks on Bloom filter encodings for record linkage

Thilina Ranbaduge, Anushka Vidanage, Sirintra Vaiwsri, Rainer Schnell, Peter Christen, Peter Christen
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

ICD coding training worldwide

Lucia Otero Varela, Catherine Eastwood, Pallavi Mathur, Hude Quan
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

A Large Linked Study to Evaluate the Future Burden of Cancer in Australia Attributable to Current Modifiable Behaviours

Maarit A Laaksonen, Maria E Arriaga, Karen Canfell, Robert MacInnis, Peter Hull, Emily Banks, Graham G Giles, Paul Mitchell, Robert G Cumming, Julie E Byles, Dianna J Magliano, Jonathan Shaw, Anne Taylor, Tiffany K Gill, Vasant Hirani, Julie Marker, Susan McCullough, Louiza S Velentzis, Barbara-Ann Adelstein
Published online: Aug 28, 2018

Unconsented linkage between dormant trials and administrative data: practical and regulatory implications

Maximiliane Verfuerden, Mary Fewtrell, Kathy Kennedy, Alan Lucas, John Jerrim, Katie Harron, Ruth Gilbert
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

Challenges and Facilitating Factors in Accessing Administrative Data for Research: Insights from the Children's Health Profile and Trajectory Initiative in NB and PEI

Sarah Sparks, Carole Tranchant, Patricia Malinski, William Montelpare, Mathieu Bélanger, Baukje Miedema, Danielle Bouchard, Martin Sénéchal, Caroline Jose, Ed Barre, Misty Rossiter, Janet Bryanton, Margaret Holland, Ted McDonald
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

Linkage of whole genome sequencing with administrative health, and electronic medical record data for the study of autism spectrum disorder: Feasibility, Opportunities and Challenges

Jennifer Brooks, Evdokia Anagnostou, Farah Rahman, Karen Tu, Lavnaya Uruthiramoorthy, Kirk Nylen, John McLaughlin, Michael Schull, Susan Bronskill
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

Extracting primary care records for prostate cancer patients in the CHHiP multicentre randomised control trial: A healthcare data linkage study

Agnieszka Lemanska, Rachel C Byford, Clare Cruickshank, David P Dearnaley, Filipa Ferreira, Clare Griffin, Emma Hall, William Hinton, Simon de Lusignan, Julian Sherlock, Keeley Tomkinson, Jeremy van Vlymen, Sara Faithfull
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

Facilitating Patient Recruitment Process for Research

Bing Li, Braden Manns, Jim Raso, Terry Saunders, Jeff Bakal
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

Data Linkages to Study Pharmaceutical Health Services Delivery: Three Applied Examples

Karin Johnson, Lanlan Xu, Zippora Kiptanui, Christine Gill, Corey Triebwasser, Danielle Emery, Evan Perlman, Ilene Harris
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

Validating epilepsy diagnoses in routinely collected data

Beata Fonferko-Shadrach, Arron Lacey, Owen Pickrell, Mark Rees, Ronan Lyons, Inder Sawhney, Cathy White, Robert Powell, Phillip Smith, Michael Kerr
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

Ligo: An Open Source Application for the Management and Execution of Administrative Data Linkage

Greg Lawrance, Raphael Parra Hernandez, Khalegh Mamakani, Suraiya Khan, Brent Hills, Harold Yip, Caelan Marrville
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

Harmonising data from different sources to conduct research using linked survey and routine datasets

Amrita Bandyopadhyay, Karen Tingay, Mario Cortina Borja, Lucy Griffiths, Ashley Akbari, Helen Bedford, Sinead Brophy, Suzanne Walton, Carol Dezateux, Ronan Lyons
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

Approaches to big data analysis of interface pressure measurements from continuous pressure imaging technology

Mingkai Peng, Wrechelle Ocampo, Danielle Southern, Barry Baylis, David Hogan, John Conly, Thomas Stelfox, Jaime Kaufman, William Ghali, Chester Ho
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

The Ontario Data Safe Haven: Bringing High Performance Computing to Population-wide Data Assets

J. Charles Victor, P. Alison Paprica, Michael Brudno, Carl Virtanen, Walter Wodchis, Anna Goldenberg, Michael Schull
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

Provincial Data-linkage to Address Complex Policy Challenges

Jeremy Coad, Caelan Marrville, Dan MacKenzie, Lori Henderson, Naomi Pope, Brett Wilmer, Martin Monkman, Lindsay Bisschop, Gordon Black, Mahi Boozarjomehri, Chelsea Chalifour, Sarah Fraser, Julie Hawkins, Cheryl McLay, Raphael Parra Hernandez, Amy Wongkanlayanush, Dennis Zakopcan
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

Intergenerational teen pregnancy: a population based cohort study

Ning Liu, Simone Vigod, Michèle Farrugia, Marcelo Urquia, Joel Ray
Published online: Aug 29, 2018

Learning Unsupervised Representations from Biomedical Text

Christopher Meaney, Karen Tu, Liisa Jaakkimainen, Michael Escobar, Frank Rudzicz, Jessica Widdifield
Published online: Aug 30, 2018

Linking population-based survey and cancer registry data to examine the association between behaviours consistent with cancer prevention recommendations and cancer risk in Ontario

Stephanie Young, Ying Wang, Mohammad Haque, Julie Klein-Geltink, Elisa Candido, Beatrice Boucher, Shelley Harris, Alice Peter, Michelle Cotterchio
Published online: Aug 30, 2018

Adherence to Follow-up Care Guidelines for Breast Cancer Survivors in four Canadian provinces: a CanIMPACT study

Mary McBride, Patti Groome, Li Jiang, Marlo Whitehead, Dongdong Li, Kathleen Decker, Cynthia Kendell, Marcy Winget, Donna Turner, Robin Urquhart, Eva Grunfeld
Published online: Aug 30, 2018

Adherence to Breast Cancer Follow-up Care Guidelines for Vulnerable Populations in four Canadian provinces: a CanIMPACT study

Mary McBride, Patti Groome, Li Jiang, Marlo Whitehead, Dongdong Li, Kathleen Decker, Cynthia Kendell, Marcy Winget, Donna Turner, Robin Urquhart, Eva Grunfeld
Published online: Aug 30, 2018

Maternal assault admissions are associated with increased risk of child protection involvement

Carol Orr, David B Preen, Rebecca Glauert, Melissa O'Donnell, Colleen Fisher, Scott Sims
Published online: Aug 30, 2018

Combining Artificial Neural Networks, Routine Health Records and Suicide Risk Estimation

Marcos del Pozo Banos, Carlos M Travieso, Kate Loxton, Nicolai Petkov, Damon Berridge, Keith Lloyd, Caroline Jones, Sarah Spencer, Ann John
Published online: Aug 30, 2018

What is an admission? A standardised approach to classifying inpatient episode data from multiple jurisdictions

Daniel Thayer, Sarah Rees, Ashley Akbari, Huw Collins, Amanda Marchant, Ting Wang, Sophie Wood, Ann John
Published online: Aug 30, 2018

Evaluating the implementation of the Inverse Care Law Programme in Wales, a population based intervention in primary care

Ashley Akbari, Jiao Song, Caryn Cox, Leon May, Williams Watkins, Sarah Thomas, Sarah Aitken, William King
Published online: Aug 30, 2018

Validation of Acute Kidney Injury e-alert system in Wales

Gareth Davies, Timothy Scale, Ashley Akbari, James Chess, Ronan Lyons
Published online: Aug 30, 2018

Postpartum Hemorrhage: Differences in Definition, Data and Incidence

Diana Walther, Patricia Halfon, David Desseauve, Yvan Vial, Bernard Burnand, Marie Annick Le Pogam
Published online: Aug 30, 2018

High quality linked data for stroke obtained using non-government clinical registry and routinely collected hospital and death data

Monique Kilkenny, Joosup Kim, Nadine Andrew, Vijaya Sundararajan, Amanda Thrift, Judith Katzenellenbogen, Felicity Flack, Melina Gattellari, James Boyd, Phil Anderson, Natasha Lannin, Mark Sipthorp, Ying Chen, Trisha Johnston
Published online: Aug 30, 2018

Distributed team health data science in risk of non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulant after Intracranial Haemorrhage

Jiao Song, Elizabeth Elliot, Andrew Morris, Joannes Kerssens, Ashley Akbari, Simon Thompson, Ronan Lyons
Published online: Aug 30, 2018

Assessing lifestyle risk factors and inequalities in health outcomes in most deprived communities in Wales

Jiao Song, Ashley Akbari, Caryn Cox, Leon May, Williams Watkins, Sarah Thomas, Sarah Aitken, William King
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Comparison of Health Behaviour Mortality Hazards in Canada and the United States

Stacey Fisher, Carol Bennett, Deirdre Hennessy, Philippe Fines, Mahsa Jessri, Anan Bader Eddeen, Claudia Sanmartin, Doug Manuel
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Educational outcomes of children with cerebral palsy

Hywel Jones, Bethan Carter, Jackie Bethan, Huw Collins, Ting Wang, Sarah Rees, Alison Kemp, Shantini Paranjothy
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Identifying all persons in Wales with type 1 diabetes mellitus using routinely collected linked data

James Rafferty, Ashley Akbari, Mark D Atkinson, Stephen Bain, Stephen Luzio, Jeffery Stephens, David Owens, Rebecca Thomas
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

A Data Science Approach to Predictive Analytic Research and Knowledge Translation

Stacey Fisher, Robert Talarico, Yulric Sequeira, Carol Bennett, Sarah Spruin, Amy Hsu, Peter Tanuseputro, Doug Manuel
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

International Comparison in Opiate Prescribing for New Users in Primary Care using Electronic Medical Record Data

Robyn Tamblyn, Nadyne Girard, Bettina Habib, William Dixon, Meghna Jani, David Bates, Jennifer Haas
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Stroke prevention: Evaluation of the use of anticoagulation in the population with known Atrial Fibrillation

Fatemeh Torabi, Ashley Akbari, Dan Harris, Julian Halcox, Andrew Haxton, Navjot Kalra, Ronan Lyons
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Defining a GP consultation

Fiona Lugg-Widger, Hywel Jones, Lianna Angel, Rebecca Cannings-John, Mandy Lau, Kathryn Hughes
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Development of a frailty score based on hospital discharge data linked to cohort data

Marie Annick Le Pogam, Bastien Trächsel, Laurence Seematter, Valentin Rousson, Bernard Burnand, Brigitte Santos-Eggimann
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Cognitive development Respiratory Tract Illness and Effects of eXposure (CORTEX) project: Combining high spatial resolution pollution measurements with individual level data, a methodological approach.

Sarah Rodgers, Jane Lyons, Amy Mizen, Damon Berridge, Ashley Akbari, David Carruthers, Gwyneth Davies, Lorraine Dearden, Ruth Doherty, Iain Lake, Anna Mavrogianni, Ai Milojevic, Sarah Strickland, Paul Wilkinson
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Trends in Socioeconomic Inequalities in Ischemic Heart Disease, 2000-2012

Brendan Smith, Chantel Ramraj, Peter Smith, Hong Chen, Jack Tu, Heather Manson, Laura Rosella
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Developing a Primary Care EMR-based Frailty Definition using Machine Learning

Sylvia Aponte-Hao, Bria Mele, Dave Jackson, Alan Katz, Charles Leduc, Brendan Lethebe, Sabrina Wong, Tyler Williamson
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Cross-Sectoral Data Linkage: Tracking Mental Health Service Utilization from Childhood into Adulthood

Kyleigh Schraeder, John Cairney, Jeffrey Carter, Evelyn Vingilis, Richard Neufeld, Melanie Barwick, Paul Kurdyak, Juliana Tobon
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Correspondence between self reported and GP coded alcohol consumption

Giles Greene, Lazlo Trefan, Daniel Farewell, Shantini Paranjothy, Ashley Akbari, David Fone
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Ontario’s stroke report cards: Cross-continuum data linkage allows evaluation of system of care

Ruth Hall, Ferhana Khan, Jen Levi, Huiting Ma, Cally Martin, Cheryl Moher, Linda Kelloway, Elizabeth Linkewich, Mark Bayley
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Analysis of factors associated with changing general practice in the first 14 years of life in Wales using linked cohort and primary care records: implications for using primary care databanks for life course research

Ashley Akbari, Ronan Lyons, Amrita Bandyopadhyay, Helen Bedford, Sinead Brophy, Mario Cortina-Borja, Lucy J Griffiths, Bianca De Stavola, Karen Tingay, Carol Dezateux
Published online: Aug 31, 2018

Spatial epidemiology of premature mortality in Ontario, Canada

Emmalin Buajitti, Tristan Watson, Todd Norwood, Laura Rosella
Published online: Sep 3, 2018

Lessons learned: Linking patient-reported outcomes data with administrative databases

Laura Davis, Alyson Mahar, Lev Bubis, Qing Li, Haoyu Zhao, Lesley Moody, Rinku Sutradhar, Lisa Barbera, Natalie Coburn
Published online: Sep 3, 2018

Designing and Implementing a Privacy Preserving Record Linkage Protocol

Tom Gee, Brendan Behan, Shannon Lefaivre, Mahmoud Azimaee, Moyez Dharsee, Khaled El Emam, Julie Yang, Anthony Vaccarino, Kenneth Evans, J. Charles Victor, Elizabeth Theriault
Published online: Sep 3, 2018

Identification of Frailty using EMR and Admin data: A complex issue

Alan Katz, Sabrina Wong, Tyler Williamson, Carole Taylor, Sandra Peterson
Published online: Sep 3, 2018

Establishing an International Data Linkage Repository Workgroup Toward a Benchmarking Repository

Hye-Chung Kum, Susan Leonard, Özgür Akgün, Trent Alexander, Luiza Antonie, Margaret Levenstein, Amy O'Hara
Published online: Sep 3, 2018

Development of an automated system for clinical study recruitment

Erik Youngson, Jeff Bakal, Tihomir Curic, Esther Ekpe Adewuyi, Neesh Pannu
Published online: Sep 3, 2018

Machine learning: how much does it improve the prediction of unplanned hospital admissions?

Colin Weaver, Kerry McBrien, Tolu Sajobi, Paul E Ronksley, Brendan Lethebe, Tyler Williamson
Published online: Sep 3, 2018

Evaluation of interventions to improve inpatient hospital documentation within electronic health records: A Systematic Review

Natalie Wiebe, Lucia Otero Varela, Daniel Niven, Paul E Ronksley, Nicolas Iraggori, Helen Lee Robertson, Hude Quan
Published online: Sep 4, 2018

Patterns of pharmacotherapies used to treat alcohol use disorders: A population-based administrative data study

Nathan Nickel, Christine Leong, Heather Prior, Geoffrey Konrad, James Bolton, Leonard MacWilliam, Okechukwu Ekuma, Michael Paille, Jeff Valdivia
Published online: Sep 4, 2018

Differential spatial distribution of hepatitis B virus by ethnicity in British Columbia, Canada: Expanded role of a large administrative cohort

Zahid Butt, Naveed Janjua, Stanley Wong, Amanda Yu, Maria Alvarez, Nuria Chapinal, Jason Wong, Mawuena Binka, Jane Buxton, Mark Gilbert, Maryam Darvishian, Carmine Rossi, Mel Krajden
Published online: Sep 4, 2018

Education Outcomes Associated with Full Day Kindergarten Among First Nations Children: A retrospective administrative database cohort study

Nathan Nickel, Marni Brownell, Carole Taylor, Joykrishna Sarkar, Mariette Chartier, Elaine Burland, Jennifer Enns
Published online: Sep 4, 2018

Linkage of Chronic Disease Data from Provincial Sources for Strategic Decision Support and Population Health Surveillance in British Columbia (BC)

Drona Rasali, Ognjenka Djurdjev, Crystal Li, Edward Ord, Carol Laberge, Ryan Woods, Spinelli John, Lilian Ding, Xibiao Ye, Kate Smolina, Alberto Almeida
Published online: Sep 4, 2018

Prenatal exposure to the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine on health outcomes in children

Jessy Donelle, Laura Walsh, Kumanan Wilson, Jeff Kwong, Steven Hawken, Deshayne Fell
Published online: Sep 4, 2018

International meta-analysis of 684,660 men with vasectomies: a study utilising the International Population Data Linkage Network

Sean Randall, James Boyd, Emma Fuller, Caroline Brooks, Carole Morris, Craig Earle, Anna Ferrante, Rachael Moorin, James Semmens, D'Arcy Holman
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Reducing bias in multivariate analyses due to the modifiable areal unit problem.

Matthew Tuson, Mei Ruu Kok, Matthew Yap, Alistair Vickery, Bryan Boruff, Kevin Murray, Berwin Turlach, David Whyatt
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Describing hospital utilisation and associated factors following stroke using linked clinical registry and hospital administrative data.

Nadine Andrew, Monique Kilkenny, Vijaya Sundararajan, Joosup Kim, Amanda Thrift, Trisha Johnston, Rohan Grimley, Melina Gattellari, Judith Katzenellenbogen, Natasha Lannin, James Boyd, Felicity Flack, Ying Chen, Dominique Cadilhac
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Population Analysis of the Settlement Movement in Western Canada

Luiza Antonie, Peter Baskerville, Gary Grewal, Benjamin Turcotte
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Harmonization of data from cohort studies– potential challenges and opportunities

Kamala Adhikari Dahal, Scott Patten, Tyler Williamson, Alka Patel, Shahirose Premji, Suzanne Tough, Nicole Letourneau, Gerald Giesbrecht
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

People with mild cognitive impairment are at increased risk of serious injury

Lara Harvey, Barbara Toson, Henry Brodaty, Brian Draper, Nicole Kochan, Perminder Sachdev, Rebecca Mitchell, Jacqueline Close
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Improving the Measurement of Health System Performance across the Rural-Urban Continuum

Naushaba Degani, Sharon Gushue, Alex Yurkiewich, Emmalin Buajitti, Matthew Kumar, Michael Campitelli, Laura Rosella
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Ensemble-based Classification Models for Predicting Post-Operative Mortality Risk in Coronary Artery Disease

Anita Brobbey, Peter Faris, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Tyler Williamson, Samuel Wiebe, Mingkai Peng, Hude Quan, Tolulope T Sajobi
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Integrating population-wide laboratory testing data with physician audit-and-feedback reports to improve glycemic and cholesterol control among Ontarians with diabetes

Michael Campitelli, Michael Paterson, Mahmoud Azimaee, Anna Greenberg, P. Alison Paprica, Michael Schull, J. Charles Victor, Matthew Kumar, Baiju Shah, Jack Tu, Rick Glazier
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Can mental health related hospital visits be relied upon for suicide prevention?

Kerstina Boctor, Douglas Harder, Liz Letwiniuk, Gene Marcoux, Kristi Langhorst, Roxanne Inch, Candace Lapointe, Lloyd Balbuena
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Training Coding Specialists for the Future: Methods and Materials for the Beta Version of ICD-11

Catherine Eastwood, Danielle Southern, Alicia Boxill, Malgorzata Maciszewski, Hude Quan, Denise Cullen, Margaret Penchoff, William Ghali
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Effect of the Look-back period for the estimation of the incidence rates using administrative data

Mira Kim, Kyung-Hee Chae, Chai Young Jung, Youn-Jee Chung, Minkyoung Lee, Hyun-Kyung Kim, Hye-Jin Hwang, Hyun-Hee Choi, Mee-Ran Kim, Sukil Kim
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Partial Agreements in Probabilistic Linkages

Adrian Brown, Sean Randall, Anna Ferrante, James Boyd
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Public Cloud: The Future of Record Linkage?

Adrian Brown, Sean Randall, Anna Ferrante, James Boyd
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Association between antibiotic prescribing and deprivation in Wales: A multilevel analysis

Victor Adekanmbi, Ann Smith, Daniel Farewell, Hywel Jones, Shantini Paranjothy, Phil Routledge, Nicholas Francis
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Premature Mortality among People with Severe Mental Illness – New Evidence from Linked Primary Care Data

Sze Chim Lee, Ann John, Joanna McGregor, Ian Jones, James Walters, Michael Owen, Michael O‘Donovan, Marcos del Pozo Banos, Damon Berridge, Keith Lloyd
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Deaths in young people after contact with the youth justice system: a retrospective data linkage study

Stuart Kinner, Holly Tibble, Katie Hail-Jares, Rohan Borschmann, Matthew Spittal, Alan Clough, Susan Sawyer, Adrian Miller, Yvonne Cadet-James
Published online: Sep 5, 2018

Is educational attainment associated with acute exposure to air pollution and pollen, and is it worse for pupils with asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis?

Amy Mizen, Jane Lyons, Ashley Akbari, Damon Berridge, David Carruthers, Gwyneth Davies, Lorraine Dearden, Ruth Doherty, Anna Mavrogianni, Iain Lake, Sarah Rodgers
Published online: Sep 6, 2018

Access to palliative care in Canada

Tracy Johnson, Clare Cheng, Christina Lawand, Maureen Kelly
Published online: Sep 6, 2018

Priorities for future research: the community adding value to linked data research

Anne McKenzie, Maria Holland, Hayley Harrison, Melissa O'Donnell, David B Preen
Published online: Sep 6, 2018

Mortality of mothers with opioid-use during pregnancy: an international comparison using linked mother-baby records for England and Ontario

Astrid Guttmann, Ruth Blackburn, Abigail Amartey, Limei Zhou, Linda Wijlaars, Natasha Saunders, Katie Harron, Ruth Gilbert
Published online: Sep 6, 2018

Association between blue and green space availability with mental health and wellbeing

Jiao Song, Richard Fry, Amy Mizen, Ashley Akbari, Benedict Wheeler, James White, Mathew White, Rebecca Lovell, Chrissie Parker, Damon Berridge, Gareth Stratton, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Ronan Lyons, Sarah Rodgers
Published online: Sep 6, 2018

Comparing two asthma diagnoses using a prospective cohort of young children

Jessica Omand, Jonathon Maguire, Deborah O'Connor, Patricia Parkin, Catherine Birken, Kevin Thorpe, Jingqin Zhu, Teresa To
Published online: Sep 6, 2018

25-hydroxyvitamin D and health service utilization for asthma in early childhood

Jessica Omand, Teresa To, Deborah O'Connor, Patricia Parkin, Catherine Birken, Kevin Thorpe, Jonathon Maguire
Published online: Sep 6, 2018

The BC SUPPORT Unit Data Platform: Offering Data-Related Services To Researchers In British Columbia

Sarah Kesselring, Bryony Mander, Ognjenka Djurdjev, Kenneth Moselle, Elodie Portales-Casamar, Victoria Schuckel, Joel Singer, Boris Sobolev, Shirley Wong, Penny Brasher, Erin Cherban, Ella Young, Kelly Sanderson, Maureen Neuman, Kelly Moran, Dan Enjo, Kim McGrail
Published online: Sep 6, 2018

Development and validation of data quality rules in administrative health data using association rule mining

Mingkai Peng, Sangmin (Sarah) Lee, Maureen Kelly, Cassandra Linton, Margaret Penchoff, Sanjin Sabljakovic, Hude Quan
Published online: Sep 7, 2018

BC Data ScoutTM: A New Tool To Investigate Datasets For Health Research

Sarah Kesselring, Jessica Galo, Kelly Sanderson, Shirley Wong, Maureen Neuman, Jim Mintha, Kim McGrail
Published online: Sep 7, 2018

Impact of a web-based clinical decision-support system on pulmonary embolism diagnoses

Sydney Haubrich, Wrechelle Ocampo, Julie Babione, Jaime Kaufman, William Ghali, Ghazwan Altabbaa
Published online: Sep 7, 2018

Linking big data for cardiovascular health surveillance – opportunities and challenges using the CANHEART cohort

Anna Chu, Deirdre Hennessy, Sharon Johnston, Jacob Udell, Dennis Ko, Anam Khan, Jing Jia, Jack Tu
Published online: Sep 7, 2018

Examination of High-Cost Patients in Ontario

Esha Homenauth, Erin Graves, Lisa Ishiguro, Refik Saskin, Michael Schull, Walter Wodchis, Marit Tanke
Published online: Sep 7, 2018

How do we enhance linked administrative data based chronic disease surveillance in Canada? Results of an environmental scan.

Raquel Duchen, Lisa Lix, Kim Reimer, Jessica Widdifield, Debra Butt, Mark Smith, Alan Katz, Sharon Bartholomew, Jennette Toews, Louise McRae, Liisa Jaakkimainen
Published online: Sep 7, 2018

The Use of Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic Therapy for Schizophrenia

Jason Jiang, Jeff Bakal, Pierre Chue, Mark Snaterse, Liana Urichuk, Serdar Dursun, Christopher McCabe, Finlay McAlister, Deborah James, Lawrence Richer
Published online: Sep 7, 2018

Developing and implementing linked electronic medical record and administrative data in primary care practice for diabetes in Alberta

Neil Drummond, Matt Taylor, Stephanie Garies, Marta Shaw, Boglarka Soos, Michael Cummings, Brian Forst, John Yaraee, Lisa Cook
Published online: Sep 7, 2018

In-Utero SSRI and SNRI Exposure and the Risk of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study Utilizing Linked Administrative Data

Deepa Singal, Dan Chateau, Matthew Dahl, Shelley Derksen, Chelsea Ruth, Laurence Katz, Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Ana Hanlon-Dearman, Marni Brownell
Published online: Sep 7, 2018

Measuring Trends in Health Inequalities across Urban Cities in Canada: A Focus on Health System Outcomes

Meredith Nichols, Junior Chuang, Sara Grimwood, Geoff Hynes, Jean Harvey, Charles Plante, Cory Neudorf, Sara Allin
Published online: Sep 10, 2018

Measuring equity in per capita primary care investment in Ontario: Challenges for data linkage and analysis

Sue Schultz, Rick Glazier, Michael Green, Tara Kiran, Imaan Bayoumi, Joan Tranmer, Eliot Frymire
Published online: Sep 11, 2018

Implementing a script to improve the quality of the Brazilian Disease Surveillance Data System using record linkage

Rejane Sobrino, Marli Souza, Gisele Oliveira, Luis Carlos Guillen, Claudia Coeli, Valeria Saraceni
Published online: Sep 10, 2018

Pan-Canadian Real-World Health Data Network: Building a National Data Platform

Mark Smith, Kim McGrail, Michael Schull, Alan Katz, Ted McDonald, P. Alison Paprica, J. Charles Victor, Lisa Lix, Dan Chateau, Brent Diverty
Published online: Sep 10, 2018

Advancing the measurement of health inequalities in Canada with linked health and social data

Erin Pichora, Sara Allin, Christina Catley, Claudia Sanmartin, Philippe Fines, Geoff Hynes
Published online: Sep 10, 2018

Empathic Cultural Mapping: Little data, big data, knowledge transfer and exchange

Suzanne Goopy, Tanvir Turin, Anusha Kassan, Mary O'Brien, Gavin McCormack, Jonathan Chapman, Irina Charania, Carla Ferreira, Halley Silversides
Published online: Sep 10, 2018

Canadian trends in the social determinants of health inequalities, a census-mortality linkage approach

Katie Irvine, Michael Smith, Reinier de Vos, Adrian Brownell, Anna Ferrante, James Boyd, Sarah Thackway
Published online: Sep 10, 2018

Real world performance of privacy preserving record linkage

Katie Irvine, Michael Smith, Reinier de Vos, Adrian Brown, Anna Ferrante, James Boyd, Sarah Thackway
Published online: Sep 10, 2018

Linking primary care EMR data and administrative data in Alberta, Canada: experiences, challenges, and potential solutions

Stephanie Garies, Boglarka Soos, Tyler Williamson, Brian Frost, Donna Manca, Kimberley Duerksen, Paul E Ronksley, Kerry McBrien, Neil Drummond
Published online: Sep 10, 2018

Evaluating the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in Scotland: a natural experiment approach

Rebecca Cannings-John, Fiona Lugg-Widger, Mike Robling, Shantini Paranjothy, James White, Jill Pell, Julia Sanders
Published online: Sep 10, 2018

Point of Care (POC) Influenza Immunization for Pregnant Women, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services

Sofiya Manji, Sheila McDonald, Amy Metcalfe, Kara Nerenberg, Jing Zhang, Eliana Castillo
Published online: Sep 10, 2018

Perspectives on Linkage Involving Indigenous data

Jennifer Walker, Bonnie Healy, Chyloe Healy, Tina Apsassin, William Wadsworth, Carmen Jones, Jeff Reading, Laurel Lemchuk-Favel, Raymond Lovett, Donna Cormack, Stephanie Rainie, Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, Robyn Rowe
Published online: Sep 10, 2018

Data Quality Automation: a Generic Approach for Large Linked Research Datasets

Muhammad A Elmessary, Daniel Thayer, Sarah Rees, Leticia ReesKemp, Arfon Rees
Published online: Sep 10, 2018

Experiences with Coding using ICD-11: “The Codes Paint a Clearer Picture”

Catherine Eastwood, Danielle Southern, Alicia Boxill, Malgorzata Maciszewski, Hude Quan, Denise Cullen, Margaret Penchoff, William Ghali
Published online: Sep 11, 2018

Trends in Socioeconomic Inequalities in Hypertension in Ontario, Canada, 2000-2012

Simran Shokar, Laura Rosella, Peter Smith, Hong Chen, Heather ChenManson, Jack Tu, Brendan Smith
Published online: Sep 11, 2018

A bayesian way to correct for measurement error in drug risk estimates from EHR data.

Maxime Lavigne, Robert Goulden, Bettina Habib, Lawrence Joseph, Nadyne Girard, David Buckeridge, Robyn Tamblyn
Published online: Sep 11, 2018

Mining Twitter data to #educate the public about #sepsis

Simon Olivier Guienguere, Kirsten Marie Fiest, Tyler Williamson, Christopher Doig
Published online: Sep 11, 2018

Using Linked Data and Advanced Analytics to Prioritize Health Concerns within Regions

Guido Antonio Powell, Maxime Lavigne, Mengru Yuan, Anya Okhmatovskaia, Nikita Boston-Fisher, David Buckeridge
Published online: Sep 11, 2018

Development and Characteristics of the Provincial Overdose Cohort in British Columbia, Canada

Laura MacDougall, Kate Smolina, Michael Otterstatter, Margot Ko, David Godfrey, Bin Zhao, Jing Cheng
Published online: Sep 11, 2018

Linking surveillance and climate data to combat malaria

Alberto Sironi, Marcos Barreto, Juracy Bertoldo, Daniel Conceição, Vanderson Sampaio
Published online: Sep 11, 2018

UK and Canadian Gulf War Veteran Mortality: Using A Fellow Military Cohort as a Comparison Population

Elizabeth Rolland-Harris, Kate Harrison, Kristen Simkus, Lisa Baird, Kate Palmer, Dear Sandra, Linda VanTil
Published online: Sep 11, 2018