Aim 4: Health System Research
Widening ONDRI’s lens of research
As the population ages, the number of people living with neurodegenerative disease, stroke and dementia is expected to dramatically rise in Ontario and throughout the world.
The goal of Aim 4 is to analyze Ontario health system records, to inform healthcare policy and planning for the people living with the diseases studied by ONDRI.
Video: Susan Bronskill, PhD, Aim 4 lead, describing ONDRI’s Aim 4:
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Broad health system perspective examining real world data
ONDRI’s Aim 4 is led by expert researchers from ICES (formerly the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences), an independent not-for-profit research institute funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health.
ICES provides expertise in health services research to inform policy makers and stakeholders. Under Ontario’s privacy legislation, ICES is permitted to collect & store health data for health research purposes. Examples of such data include hospitalizations, emergency department visits, drugs dispensed under the provincial formulary for those age 65+.
The impact of Aim 4 research on the health system
Publications to date include:
ONDRI’s four guiding aims:
AIM 1: Mining the Gold of ONDRI
Leveraging our foundational study to generate impacts in diagnosis, treatment & care
AIM 3: Validation Through Collaboration
Working in partnership with aligned groups to compare data and make discoveries
AIM 4: Health Services Research
Analyzing health system records to inform health care policy and planning