Dr. Okrainec's research program examines the impact of health disparities and patient-centered care on patient experience, health outcomes and health care utilization, particularly among individuals with chronic diseases.
World J Surg. 2018 Aug 13;:
"We are doing it together"; The integral role of caregivers in a patients' transition home from the medicine unit.
PLoS One. 2018;13(5):e0197831
J Hosp Med. 2017 Feb;12(2):110-117
A point prevalence study of urinary catheter use among teaching hospitals with and without reduction programs.
J Hosp Med. 2016 Nov;11(11):799-800
Implementing Patient-Oriented Discharge Summaries (PODS): A Multisite Pilot Across Early Adopter Hospitals.
Healthc Q. 2016;19(1):42-8
Co-creating patient-oriented discharge instructions with patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers.
J Hosp Med. 2015 Dec;10(12):804-7
Language Barriers Among the Foreign-Born in Canada: Agreement of Self-Reported Measures and Persistence Over Time.
J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Feb;19(1):50-56
Risk of cardiovascular events and mortality among a population-based cohort of immigrants and long-term residents with diabetes: Are all immigrants healthier and if so, for how long?
Am Heart J. 2015 Jul;170(1):123-32
Impact of language barriers on complications and mortality among immigrants with diabetes: a population-based cohort study.
Diabetes Care. 2015 Feb;38(2):189-96
J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Aug;16(4):756-60
Affiliate Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)
Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Staff Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine, UHN
Senior Fellow, Open Lab, UHN