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William A. Ghali

William A. Ghali, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Professor, Departments of Medicine
  and Community Health Sciences
AHFMR Health Research Scholar
Canada Research Chair in Health Services
Tel: (403) 210-9317

Area of Research - Dr. Ghali's research program is in the general area of health services research and thus falls within the thrid of four 'pillars" identified by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. His work focuses on evaluating health care delivery for four inter-related high incidence and prevalence conditions - cardiac disease, diabetes, cerebrovascular disease, and venous thromboembolic disease. These all represent serious that have a large impact on the Canadian health care system and that influence the quality of life of many Canadians. . . . diabetes is a high prevalence condition that causally and prognostically influences these vascular diseases.

Selected Publications

Wu CM, Manns BJ, Hill MD, Ghali WA , Donaldson C, Buchan AM. Rapid evaluation after high-risk TIA is associated with lower stroke risk. Can J Neurol Sci . 36(4):450-5. (2009)

Poppe AY, Majumdar SR, Jeerakathil T, Ghali WA , Buchan AM, Hill MD; on behalf of the CASES Investigators. Admission hyperglycemia predicts a worse outcome in stroke patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis. Diabetes Care . 32(4):617-22. (2009)

Willi C, Bodenmann P, Ghali WA , Faris PD, Cornuz J. Active smoking and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA . 298(22):2654-64. (2007)

Rabi DM, Edwards AL, Svenson LW, Sargious PM, Norton P, Larsen ET, Ghali WA . Clinical and medication profiles stratified by household income in patients referred for diabetes care. Cardiovas Diabetol . 30:6-11. (2007)

Freedman RJ, Samson SL, Edwards AL, Schaefer JP, Southern DA, Quan H, Ghali WA . Glycemic control and use of the insuling sliding scale in hospitalized patients with diabetes. J Healthc Qual . 29(2):31-37. (2007)

Rabi DM, Edwards AL, Southern DA, Svenson LW, Sargious PM, Norton P, Larsen ET, Ghali WA . Association of socio-economic status with diabetes prevalence and utilization of diabetes care services. BMC Health Serv Res . 6:124. (2006)


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