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Carl van Walraven, MD, FRCPC
613-798-5555 x 14903

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Carl van Walraven

Senior Scientist, Methodological & Implementation Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Site Director
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences uOttawa
Professor/Active Staff, Department of Medicine
Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine
University of Ottawa

Research Interests

  • Health Services Research
  • Health Services Evaluation
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Patient Care Delivery
  • Clinical Trials / Clinical Trial Design
  • Communications Systems
  • Time Series Analysis

Brief Biography

Carl’s research focuses on quality improvement, continuity of care/information, and administrative database research. His research has received much attention including his work on an index to predict early death or unplanned readmission after discharge from hospital. He has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Carl has also been the recipient of several prestigious awards recognizing his work within the field of health services research, including the Ontario Ministry of Health Career Scientist Award and the Premier Research Excellence Award.

Selected Publications

van Walraven C. A comparison of methods to correct for misclassification bias from administrative database diagnostic codes,2018, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY ; 47 (2) : 605-616 > view abstract

van Walraven C, Forster AJ, 2017, The HOMR-now! model accurately predicts 1-year death risk for hospitalized patients on admission, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE; 130 (8) : 991 > view abstract

Research and clinical approaches