Liisa Jaakkimainen

MD (McMaster University)
MSc (Queen's University)
BSc Honours (Queen's University)

Research Interests

  • Primary Care Health Services Research
  • Using primary care electronic medical record for health services research
  • Access to Primary care
  • Primary care wait times
  • Dementia care in primary care
  • Care for seniors
  • Coordination of care across the health care continuum
  • Chronic disease performance indicators

Professional Interests

I am a family physician practicing with the Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team. I have an older practice and I also do house calls for housebound patients.

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Additional Recent Publications

Media Hits December 9, 2011, Long gaps seen between visit to specialist and resulting report. Medical Post. October 15, 2013 – print,  EMRs do not decrease billings for family doctors – L. Jaakkimainen, SE Schultz, K Tu. Health & Healthcare News, October 17, 2013,  EMRs do not decrease billings for doctors. Medical Post January 21, 2014, The case of the missing notes.Medical Post February 6, 2014 – print,  First-ever measurement shows wait times before seeing specialists. Ottawa Citizen & Montreal Gazettte February 7, 2014 – radio,  Medical specialist wait times. Metro Morning, CBC Radio February 7, 2014 – print, Medical special wait times longer than thought: study. Toronto Star December 1, 2014 - also in print, Hospital discharge notices: stuck in the system. Medical Post