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CHES Rounds
Start date:
Monday, January 25, 2016
PGCRL CHES Conference Room 11.9701

Step 2 Thesis Proposal Defense

“Cost Effectiveness of Pulse Oximetry Screening
for Critical Congenital Heart Disease in Ontario"

Study Objectives:

  • Outline the importance of missed critical congenital heart disease (CCHD)
  • Discuss a proposed cost effectiveness analysis of routine screening for CCHD in Ontario


Critical congenital heart disease is a leading cause of mortality and a significant source of morbidity. With data suggesting that earlier diagnosis may yield improved short and long term outcomes, many jurisdictions have introduced routine use of pulse oximetry as a screening tool. Given the unique logistical challenges posed by our dispersed geographical setting, we seek to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of pulse oximetry screening implementation in Ontario.

Dr. Amit Mukerji completed medical school at McMaster University in 2008, followed by residency in paediatrics (2011) and fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine (2014), both at the University of Toronto.  He is currently a staff neonatologist at McMaster Children's Hospital and an MSc candidate (Clinical epidemiology) at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

Thesis Supervisor:  

Dr. Vibhuti Shah MD,  Mt. Sinai Hospital & University of Toronto

Hosted by:   

Dr. Martin Offringa  –  Head & Sr. Scientist – CHES  

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