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Peter Tanuseputro

Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Bruyère Research Institute
Adjunct Scientist
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
Senior Research Clinician
Institut du Savoir Montfort
PSI Knowledge Translation Fellow
Tier 2 Clinical Research Chair, Palliative Care and Predictive Analytics
University of Ottawa

Research Interests

  • Palliative and End-of-life Care: Health services research to improve care delivery at both the individual and population-level.
  • Long-term Care: Health services research to improve care in facilities, and to predict and meet the need for long-term care in the population.
  • Dementia: Understanding the predictors of cognitive and functional decline.
  • Risk Prognostication: Building tools, informed by "big data", to improve the ability of health care practitioners, patients, and caregivers to identify meaningful outcomes such as death and transitions between care settings.
  • Physician health and wellness: Examining physician as patients and examining how their health impacts the care they provide and patient outcomes.

Brief Biography

Peter completed training in 2012 as a Public Health and Preventive Medicine physician, and as a Family Physician at the University of Toronto. His current research includes using linked big data at ICES to develop population perspectives on aging and end of life in Ontario. Peter is currently leading several grants that aim to improve care for palliative and end of life populations, including: 1. Care for those with long-term care needs; 2. Characterizing and improving end-of-life care for people with dementia, and; 3. Building risk-prognostication tools for end-of-life, to improve identification of those who would benefit from palliative and end-of-life care. He also leads the Bruyère Center for Individualized Health research program. Peter is involved in several provincial and national expert panels aimed at improving care for the aging. Peter also practices family medicine in the community including home visits for his dying patients.

Selected Publications

  1. Tanuseputro P, Beach S, Chalifoux M, Wodchis W, Hsu A, Seow H, Manuel D. Associations between physician home visits for the dying and place of death: A population-based retrospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2018 Feb 15;13(2):e0191322.
  2. Tanuseputro P, Budhwani S, Bai YQ, Wodchis W. How much palliative care is delivered at the end-of-life? A population-level observational study in Ontario. Palliative Medicine. 2017 Mar;31(3):247-257.
  3. Tanuseputro P, Chalifoux M, Bennett C, Walker P, Bronskill SE, Gruneir A, Manuel D. Hospitalization and mortality rates in long-term care facilities: Does for-profit status matter? Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). 2015 Oct 1;16(10):874-83.
  4. Tanuseputro P, Wodchis W, Fowler R, Walker P, Bai YQ, Bronskill SE, Manuel DG. The Health Care Cost of Dying: A Retrospective Population-Based Cohort Study of the Last Year of Life. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 26;10(3):e0121759.
  5. Tanuseputro P, Perez R, Rosella L, Wilson K, Bennett C, Tuna M, Hennessy D, Manson H, Manuel D. Improving Global Estimation of the Burden of Risk Factors: How do we really know how many deaths are related to cigarettes? Population Health Metrics 2015 Feb 19;13:5.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Research and clinical approaches