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2015 Publications

  1. Jeffs L, Thampi N, Maione M, Steinberg M, Morris AM, Bell CM. A Qualitative Analysis of Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship at 3 Academic Hospitals: Understanding the Key Influences on Success. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2015 Sep-Oct;68(5):395-400.
  2. Levitt K, Shojania KG, Bhatia RS. Point-of-care decision support for reducing inappropriate test use: easier said than done. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Sep 30. pii: bmjqs-2015-004785.
  3. Griffin MC, Gilbert RE, Broadfield LH, Easty AE, Trbovich PL. Comparison of Independent Error Checks for Oral Versus Intravenous Chemotherapy. J Oncol Pract. 2015 Sep 29. pii: JOP.2015.005892.
  4. Adams J, Wong B, Wijeysundera HC. Root causes for delayed hospital discharge in patients with ST-segment Myocardial Infarction (STEMI): a qualitative analysis. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2015 Sep 29;15:107. doi: 10.1186/s12872-015-0105-2.
  5. Scales DC, Fischer HD, Li P, Bierman AS, Fernandes O, Mamdani M, Rochon P, Urbach DR, Bell CM. Unintentional Continuation of Medications Intended for Acute Illness After Hospital Discharge: A Population-Based Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Soong C, Bell C. Identifying preventable readmissions: an achievable goal or waiting for Godot? BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Dec;24(12):741-3. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004484. Epub 2015 Aug 26.
  7. Bhatia RS, Ivers N, Yin CX, Myers D, Nesbitt G, Edwards J, Yared K, Wadhera R, Wu JC, Wong B, Hansen M, Weinerman A, Shadowitz S, Johri A, Farkouh M, Thavendiranathan P, Udell JA, Rambihar S, Chow CM, Hall J, Thorpe KE, Rakowski H, Weiner RB. Design and methods of the Echo WISELY (Will Inappropriate Scenarios for Echocardiography Lessen SignificantlY) study: An investigator-blinded randomized controlled trial of education and feedback intervention to reduce inappropriate echocardiograms. Am Heart J. 2015 Aug;170(2):202-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2015.04.022. Epub 2015 May 1.
  8. Yin P, Kiss A, Leis JA. Urinalysis Orders Among Patients Admitted to the General Medicine Service. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Oct 1;175(10):1711-3. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4036.
  9. Halperin IJ, Sehgal P, Lowe J, Hladunewich M, Wong BM. Increasing Timely Postpartum Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Completion in Women with Gestational Diabetes: A Quality-Improvement Initiative. Can J Diabetes. 2015 Dec;39(6):451-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2015.06.004. Epub 2015 Aug 12.
  10. Kwan JL, Morgan MW, Stewart TE, Bell CM. Impact of an innovative inpatient patient navigator program on length of stay and 30-day readmission. J Hosp Med. 2015 Aug 10. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2442.
  11. Leis JA, Corpus C, Catt B, Jinnah F, Edgar B, Wong BM, Callery S, Simor AE, Vearncombe M. Indwelling urinary catheter surveillance using a Task-oriented nurse acuity system. Am J Infect Control. 2015 Jul 16.
  12. Sasangohar F, Donmez B, Easty AC, Trbovich PL. The relation between interruption content and interrupted task severity in intensive care nursing: An observational study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2015 Jun 17. pii: S0020-7489(15)00196-0.
  13. Shojania KG, Marang-van de Mheen PJ. Temporal trends in patient safety in the Netherlands: reductions in preventable adverse events or the end of adverse events as a useful metric? BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Jul 6.  
  14. Liu JJ, Alam AQ, Goldberg HR, Matelski JJ, Bell CM. Characteristics of Internal Medicine Physicians Disciplined by Professional Colleges in Canada. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Jul;94(26):e937. 
  15. Daneman N, Bronskill SE, Gruneir A, Newman AM, Fischer HD, Rochon PA, Anderson GM, Bell CM. Variability in Antibiotic Use Across Nursing Homes and the Risk of Antibiotic-Related Adverse Outcomes for Individual Residents. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jun 29. 
  16. Stall NM, Fischer HD, Wu CF, Bierman AS, Brener S, Bronskill S, Etchells E, Fernandes O, Lau D, Mamdani MM, Rochon P, Urbach DR, Bell CM. Unintentional Discontinuation of Chronic Medications for Seniors in Nursing Homes: Evaluation of a National Medication Reconciliation Accreditation Requirement Using a Population-Based Cohort Study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Jun;94(25):e899. 
  17. Urbach DR, Bell CM. A Revised Quality Measure for Surgical Care: More Alpha Testing for Perioperative β-Blockers? JAMA. 2015 Jun 16;313(23):2369-70.
  18. Rotteau L1, Webster F2, Salkeld E3, Hellings C3, Guttmann A4,5,3, Vermeulen MJ3, Bell RS6, Zwarenstein M3,7, Rowe BH8, Nigam A9, Schull MJ4,10,3,11; ED Investigator Team. Ontario's Emergency Department Process Improvement Program: The Experience of Implementation. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Jun;22(6):720-9.
  19. Uppal NK, Eisen D, Weissberger J, Wyman RJ, Urbach DR, Bell CM. Transfer of care of postsurgical patients from hospital to the community setting: cross-sectional survey of primary care physicians. Am J Surg. 2015 May 14. 
  20. Amaral AC, McDonald A, Coburn NG, Xiong W, Shojania KG, Fowler RA, Chapman M, Adhikari NK. Expanding the scope of Critical Care Rapid Response Teams: a feasible approach to identify adverse events. A prospective observational cohort. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Jun 8. pii: bmjqs-2014-003833. 
  21. Parshuram CS, Dryden-Palmer K, Farrell C, Gottesman R, Gray M, Hutchison JS, Helfaer M, Hunt E, Joffe A, Lacroix J, Nadkarni V, Parkin P, Wensley D, Willan AR; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Evaluating processes of care and outcomes of children in hospital (EPOCH): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015 Jun 2;16:245. 
  22. Taylor G, Gravel D, Saxinger L, Bush K, Simmonds K, Matlow A, Embree J, Le Saux N, Johnston L, Suh KN, Embil J, Henderson E, John M, Roth V, Wong A; Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program. Prevalence of antimicrobial use in a network of Canadian hospitals in 2002 and 2009. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2015 Mar-Apr;26(2):85-9.
  23. Sasangohar F, Donmez B, Easty AC, Trbovich PLMitigating nonurgent interruptions during high-severity intensive care unit tasks using a task-severity awareness tool: A quasi-controlled observational study. J Crit Care. 2015 May 8. pii: S0883-9441(15)00261-0. 
  24. Brehaut JC, Carroll K, Elwyn G, Saginur R, Kimmelman J, Shojania K, Syrowatka A, Nguyen T, Fergusson D. Elements of informed consent and decision quality were poorly correlated in informed consent documents. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Mar 7.
  25. Harel Z, Wald R, McArthur E, Chertow GM, Harel S, Gruneir A, Fischer HD, Garg AX, Perl J, Nash DM, Silver S, Bell CM. Rehospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits after Hospital Discharge in Patients Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Apr 8.
  26. Weinerman AS, Dhalla IA, Kiss A, Etchells EE, Wu RC, Wong BM. Frequency and clinical relevance of inconsistent code status documentation. J Hosp Med. 2015 Apr 7.
  27. Jeffs L, Doran D, Hayes L, Mainville C, VanDeVelde-Coke S, Lamont L, Sutherland Boal A. Implementation of the National Nursing Quality Report Initiative in Canada: Insights From Pilot Participants. J Nurs Care Qual. 2015 Apr 6. 
  28. Goldberg AE, Vijenthira A, Wong BM. Failure to cancel tests: a case of an unnecessary joint arthrocentesis: a teachable moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jun;175(6):891-2. 
  29. Kozij NK, Devlin MK, Wong BM. Metrics for evaluating the quality of handovers--reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr;175(4):655. 
  30. Shojania KG, Catchpole K. 'The problem with...': a new series on problematic improvements and problematic problems in healthcare quality and patient safety. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Apr;24(4):246-9.
  31. Silver SA, Thomas A, Rathe A, Robinson P, Wald R, Harel Z, Bell CM. Development of a hemodialysis safety checklist using a structured panel process. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2015 Feb 12;2:5. eCollection 2015.
  32. Fernandes O, Gorman SK, Slavik RS, Semchuk WM, Shalansky S, Bussières JF, Doucette D, Bannerman H, Lo J, Shukla S, Chan WW, Benninger N, MacKinnon NJ, Bell CM, Slobodan J, Lyder C, Zed PJ, Toombs K. Development of Clinical Pharmacy Key Performance Indicators for Hospital Pharmacists Using a Modified Delphi Approach. Ann Pharmacother. 2015 Mar 16. 
  33. Thampi N, Showler A, Burry L, Bai AD, Steinberg M, Ricciuto DR, Bell CM, Morris AM. Multicenter study of health care cost of patients admitted to hospital with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: Impact of length of stay and intensity of care. Am J Infect Control. 2015 Mar 11. pii: S0196-6553(15)00077-2. [Epub ahead of print]
  34. Wong BM, Dyal S, Etchells EE, Knowles S, Gerard L, Diamantouros A, Mehta R, Liu B, Baker GR, Shojania KG. Application of a trigger tool in near real time to inform quality improvement activities: a prospective study in a general medicine ward. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Apr;24(4):272-81.
  35. Al-Busaidi I, Leis JA, Gold WL, McGeer A, Toi A. Infectious Complications Following Transrectal Ultrasound-guided Prostate Biopsy: A Canadian Tertiary Cancer Center Experience. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Feb 23:1-2.
  36. Bai AD, Showler A, Burry L, Steinberg M, Ricciuto DR, Fernandes T, Chiu A, Raybardhan S, Science M, Fernando E, Tomlinson G, Bell CM, Morris AM. Impact of Infectious Disease Consultation on Quality of Care, Mortality, and Length of Stay in Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: Results From a Large Multicenter Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Feb 20. pii: civ120. [Epub ahead of print]
  37. Parshuram CS, Amaral AC, Ferguson ND, Baker GR, Etchells EE, Flintoft V, Granton J, Lingard L, Kirpalani H, Mehta S, Moldofsky H, Scales DC, Stewart TE, Willan AR, Friedrich JO; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Patient safety, resident well-being and continuity of care with different resident duty schedules in the intensive care unit: a randomized trial. CMAJ. 2015 Mar 17;187(5):321-9.
  38. Joundi RA, Wong BM, Leis JA. Antibiotics "Just-In-Case" in a Patient With Aspiration Pneumonitis. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb 9. 
  39. Doran D, Blais R, Baker GR, Harrison MB, Lang A, Macdonald M, McShane J, Killackey T. The safety at home study: an evidence base for policy and practice change. Healthc Q. 2014;17(3):42-7.
  40. Osborne R, Parshuram CS. Delinking resident duty hours from patient safety. BMC Med Educ. 2014 Dec 11;14 Suppl 1:S2. Epub 2014 Dec 11.
  41. Kitto S, Goldman J, Etchells E, Silver I, Peller J, Sargeant J, Reeves S, Bell M. Quality improvement, patient safety, and continuing education: a qualitative study of the current boundaries and opportunities for collaboration between these domains. Acad Med. 2015 Feb;90(2):240-5.
  42. Al-Abri M, Wong BM, Leis JA. A urinary catheter left in place for slightly too long: a teachable moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb 1;175(2):163.
  43. Luca SR, Kayedi M, Wong BM. False-positive test results in a patient with severe hepatitis: a teachable moment—the risk of treating the numbers. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb;175(2):161-2. 
  44. Detsky ME, Ailon J, Weinerman AS, Amaral AC, Bell CM. A two-site survey of clinicians to identify practices and preferences of intensive care unit transfers to general medical wards. J Crit Care. 2015 Apr;30(2):358-62.
  45. Stang AS, Wong BM. Patients teaching patient safety: the challenge of turning negative patient experiences into positive learning opportunities. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Jan;24(1):4-6.
  46. Okrainec K, Booth GL, Hollands S, Bell CM. 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.
  47. Ebrahim S, Parshuram C. Comparison of utility scores from the Visual Analog Scale and Health Utilities Index 3 in children following pediatric intensive care unit admission. J Child Health Care. 2015 Mar;19(1):53-62.