Canadian Roundtable on Antimicrobial Stewardship: Meeting Report

Report from June 2016 roundtable gathering over 50 experts, key influencers and stakeholders in the fields of antimicrobial stewardship and resistance to begin developing a Canadian multi-sectoral Antimicrobial Stewardship Action Plan, spanning hospital, long-term care and community settings.

Published: 2016

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Project No. 272

Quick Summary: Screening and Vaccination Guide for Refugee and Immigrant Health

In 2011, the CMAJ published detailed evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees as a gold standard for clinical and public health practitioners in Canada. NCCID has designed a summarized version as a quick review tool for clinicians.

Published: 2016

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Project No. 295

Is School Closure an Effective Strategy to Control Influenza? Summary Version

Closing schools seems like a logical approach to managing community outbreaks of influenza. In practice, however, the effectiveness of school closures for managing outbreaks or severe outcomes related to influenza is unclear. Research on school closures has sometimes lacked rigour, often led to contradictory findings, or been insufficient to answer some of the more important questions.

Published: 2015

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Project No. 216

Understanding Summary Measures Used to Estimate the Burden of Disease: All about HALYs, DALYs and QALYs

An introduction to commonly used measures of burden of illness. The ability to consistently describe the relative importance of diseases is important for public health decision-making and planning.

Published: 2015

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Project No. 211

Understanding the Measurement of Global Burden of Disease

Public health practitioners need to understand burden of illness to help set priorities. This document explains the principles and methods of the 2012 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) international project.

Published: 2015

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Project No. 147

Notifiable Diseases Database: Factsheet

This factsheet describes the uses and functionality of the NCCID resource, the Notifiable Disease Database (NDDB), and briefly explains the process and nuances of notifiable disease reporting in Canada.

Published: 2015

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Project No. 215

Framing Burden: Towards a new framework for measuring burden of disease in Canada

A concept paper intended to act as a starting point for a critical examination of burden of disease, with the longer-term goal of developing a framework to guide transparent, fair, meaningful, and practical measures of burden.

Published: 2015

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Project No. 223

Lyme Disease in Canada: An Update on the Epidemiology

A review of the current epidemiology of Lyme disease in Canada and a discussion of how it is spreading.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 128

Effectiveness of interventions for syphilis prevention and control in MSM

A brief summary of grey literature and published research on the effectiveness of interventions for syphilis epidemics among men who have sex with men.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 208

A Logical Modelling Framework for Influenza Infection

This document provides details of a proposed logical framework for influenza infection, to enhance the utility and uptake of modelling for public health response.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 196