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2012 Publications

  1. Tricco AC, Ivers NM, Grimshaw JM, Moher D, Turner L, Galipeau J, Halperin I, Vachon B, Ramsay T, Manns B, Tonelli M, Shojania K. Effectiveness of quality improvement strategies on the management of diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet. 2012
  2. Shojania KG, Silver I, Levinson W. Continuing medical education and quality improvement: a match made in heaven? Ann Intern Med. 2012
  3. Coburn B, Morris AM, Tomlinson G, Detsky AS. Does this adult patient with suspected bacteremia require blood cultures? JAMA. 2012
  4. Stukel TA, Fisher ES, Alter DA, Guttmann A, Ko DT, Fung K, Wodchis WP, Baxter NN, Earle CC, Lee DS. Association of hospital spending intensity with mortality and readmission rates in Ontario hospitals. JAMA. 2012
  5. Campbell RJ, Gill SS, Bronskill SE, Paterson JM, Whitehead M, Bell CM. Adverse events with intravitreal injection of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors: nested case-control study. BMJ. 2012
  6. Harel Z, Gilbert C, Wald R, Bell C, Perl J, Juurlink D, Beyene J, Shah PS. The effect of combination treatment with aliskiren and blockers of the renin-angiotensin system on hyperkalaemia and acute kidney injury: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. 2012
  7. Zhao YY, Weir MA, Manno M, Cordy P, Gomes T, Hackam DG, Juurlink DN, Mamdani M, Moist L, Parikh CR, Paterson JM, Wald R, Yao Z, Garg AX. New fibrate use and acute renal outcomes in elderly adults: a population-based study. Ann Intern Med. 2012
  8. Shojania KG. Deaths due to medical error: jumbo jets or just small propeller planes? BMJ Qual Saf. 2012
  9. Etchells E, Koo M, Daneman N, McDonald A, Baker M, Matlow A, Krahn M, Mittmann N. Comparative economic analyses of patient safety improvement strategies in acute care: a systematic review. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012
  10. Staples JA, Redelmeier DA. Medical emergencies in medical imaging. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012
  11. Mountford J, Shojania KG. Refocusing quality measurement to best support quality improvement: local ownership of quality measurement by clinicians. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012
  12. Jeffs L, Berta W, Lingard L, Baker GR. Learning from near misses: from quick fixes to closing off the Swiss-cheese holes. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012 
  13. Wong BM, Cheung CM, Dharamshi H, Dyal S, Kiss A, Morra D, Quan S, Sivjee K, Etchells EE. Getting the message: a quality improvement initiative to reduce pages sent to the wrong physician. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012
  14. Wagner LM, Damianakis T, Pho L, Tourangeau A. Barriers and Facilitators to Communicating Nursing Errors in Long-term Care Settings. J Patient Saf. 2012
  15. Hayes C. Surgical Safety Checklist: Improved Patient Safety through Effective Teamwork. Healthc Q. 2012
  16. Cafazzo JA, St-Cyr O. From discovery to design: the evolution of human factors in healthcare. Healthc Q. 2012
  17. Baker GR. The challenges of making care safer: leadership and system transformation. Healthc Q. 2012
  18. Redelmeier DA, Yarnell CJ, Thiruchelvam D, Tibshirani RJ. Physicians' warnings for unfit drivers and the risk of trauma from road crashes. N Engl J Med. 2012
  19. Chan AJ, Chan J, Cafazzo JA, Rossos PG, Tripp T, Shojania K, Khan T, Easty AC. Order sets in health care: a systematic review of their effects. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2012
  20. Weir MA, Gomes T, Winquist E, Juurlink DN, Cuerden MS, Mamdani M. Effects of  funding policy changes and health warnings on the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. J Oncol Pract. 2012
  21. Dixon M, Seevaratnam R, Wirtzfeld D, McLeod R, Helyer L, Law C, Swallow C, Paszat L, Bocicariu A, Cardoso R, Mahar A, Bekaii-Saab T, Chau I, Church N, Coit D, Crane CH, Earle C, Mansfield P, Marcon N, Miner T, Noh SH, Porter G, Posner MC, Prachand V, Sano T, Van de Velde CJ, Wong S, Coburn N. A RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Study of the Management of Familial Gastric Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012
  22. Juurlink DN, Gomes T, Shah BR, Mamdani MM. Adverse cardiovascular events during treatment with glyburide (glibenclamide) or gliclazide in a high-risk population. Diabet Med. 2012
  23. Jeffs L, Beswick S, Martin K, Campbell H, Rose DN, Ferris E. Quality Nursing Care and Opportunities for Improvement: Insights From Patients and Family Members. J Nurs Care Qual. 2012
  24. Hall LM, Wodchis WP, Ma X, Johnson S. Changes in Patient Health Outcomes from Admission to Discharge in Acute Care. J Nurs Care Qual. 2012
  25. Wu C, Bell CM, Wodchis WP. Incidence and economic burden of adverse drug reactions among elderly patients in Ontario emergency departments: a retrospective study. Drug Saf. 2012
  26. Daneman N, Stukel TA, Ma X, Vermeulen M, Guttmann A. Reduction in Clostridium difficile infection rates after mandatory hospital public reporting: findings from a longitudinal cohort study in Canada. PLoS Med. 2012
  27. Schull MJ, Vermeulen MJ, Stukel TA, Guttmann A, Leaver CA, Rowe BH, Sales A. Evaluating the effect of clinical decision units on patient flow in seven Canadian emergency departments. Acad Emerg Med. 2012
  28. Wong B, Kuper A, Robinson N, Morra D, Etchells E, Wu R, Shojania K. Computerised provider order entry and residency education in an academic medical centre. Med Educ. 2012
  29. Ho JM, Gruneir A, Fischer HD, Fu L, Lipscombe LL, Bell CM, Cavalcanti RB, Anderson GM, Rochon PA. Serious events in older Ontario residents receiving bowel preparations for outpatient colonoscopy with various comorbidity profiles: a descriptive, population-based study. Can J Gastroenterol. 2012
  30. Lapointe-Shaw L, Fischer HD, Newman A, John-Baptiste A, Anderson GM, Rochon
  31. PA, Bell CM. Potential savings of harmonising hospital and community formularies for chronic disease medications initiated in hospital. PLoS One. 2012
  32. Wu RC, Tran K, Lo V, O'Leary KJ, Morra D, Quan SD, Perrier L. Effects of clinical communication interventions in hospitals: A systematic review of information and communication technology adoptions for improved communication between clinicians. Int J Med Inform. 2012
  33. Daneman N, Elligsen M, Walker SA, Simor A. Duration of hospital admission and the need for empirical antipseudomonal therapy. J Clin Microbiol. 2012
  34. Cheema PK, Gavura S, Migus M, Godman B, Yeung L, Trudeau ME. International variability in the reimbursement of cancer drugs by publically funded drug programs. Curr Oncol. 2012
  35. Gifford WA, Davies BL, Graham ID, Tourangeau A, Woodend AK, Lefebre N. Developing Leadership Capacity for Guideline Use: A Pilot Cluster Randomized Control Trial. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2012
  36. Logan AG, Irvine MJ, McIsaac WJ, Tisler A, Rossos PG, Easty A, Feig DS, Cafazzo JA. Effect of home blood pressure telemonitoring with self-care support on uncontrolled systolic hypertension in diabetics. Hypertension. 2012
  37. Redelmeier DA, Dickinson VM. Judging Whether a Patient is Actually Improving: More Pitfalls from the Science of Human Perception. J Gen Intern Med. 2012
  38. Matlow A, Forgie S, Pelude L, Embree J, Gravel D, Langley JM, Saux NL, Moore  D, Mounchili A, Mulvey M, Shurgold J, Simor AE, Thomas E, Vayalumkal J; Canadian  Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program. National surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among hospitalized pediatric patients in canadian acute care facilities, 1995-2007. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012
  39. Cafazzo JA, Casselman M, Hamming N, Katzman DK, Palmert MR. Design of an mHealth app for the self-management of adolescent type 1 diabetes: a pilot study. J Med Internet Res. 2012
  40. Berry SR, Evans WK, Strevel EL, Bell CM. Variation and consternation: access to unfunded cancer drugs in Canada. J Oncol Pract. 2012
  41. Robert JM, Campbell RJ, Bell CM. Variation in prices charged to patients for specialty intraocular lenses inserted during universally covered cataract surgery. PLoS One. 2012
  42. Seitz DP, Campbell RJ, Bell CM, Gill SS, Gruneir A, Herrmann N, Newman AM, Anderson G, Rochon PA. Short-term exposure to antidepressant drugs and risk of acute angle-closure glaucoma among older adults. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2012
  43. Harel Z, Wald R, Perl J, Schwartz D, Bell CM. Evaluation of deficiencies in current discharge summaries for dialysis patients in Canada. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2012;5:77-84
  44. Redelmeier DA, Yarnell CJ. Road crash fatalities on US income tax days. JAMA. 2012
  45. Robichaud P, Hawken S, Beard L, Morra D, Tomlinson G, Wilson K, Keelan J. Vaccine-critical videos on YouTube and their impact on medical students' attitudes about seasonal influenza immunization: a pre and post study. Vaccine. 2012
  46. Simon TD, Mahant S, Cohen E. Pediatric hospital medicine and children with medical complexity: past, present, and future. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2012
  47. Lo V, Wu RC, Morra D, Lee L, Reeves S. The use of smartphones in general and internal medicine units: a boon or a bane to the promotion of interprofessional collaboration? J Interprof Care. 2012
  48. Elligsen M, Walker SA, Simor A, Daneman N. Prospective audit and feedback of antimicrobial stewardship in critical care: program implementation, experience, and challenges. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2012
  49. Puts MT, Papoutsis A, Springall E, Tourangeau AE. A systematic review of unmet needs of newly diagnosed older cancer patients undergoing active cancer treatment. Support Care Cancer. 2012
  50. Morris AM, Brener S, Dresser L, Daneman N, Dellit TH, Avdic E, Bell CM. Use of a structured panel process to define quality metrics for antimicrobial stewardship programs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012
  51. Hall LM, Johnson S, Hemingway A, Pringle D, White P, Wodchis WP. "The potential is unlimited!" Nurse leader perspectives on the integration of HOBIC in Ontario. Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2012
  52. Jeffs L, Wilson G, Ferris E, Cardiff B, Ng S, Lanceta M, White P, Pringle D. Exploring nurses' perceptions of collecting and using HOBIC measures to guide clinical practice and improve care. Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2012
  53. Seto E, Leonard KJ, Cafazzo JA, Barnsley J, Masino C, Ross HJ. Developing healthcare rule-based expert systems: case study of a heart failure telemonitoring system. Int J Med Inform. 2012
  54. Bell CM, Brener SS, Comrie R, Anderson GM, Bronskill SE. Quality measures for medication continuity in long-term care facilities, using a structured panel process. Drugs Aging. 2012
  55. Mahar AL, McLeod RS, Kiss A, Paszat L, Coburn NG. A systematic review of the effect of institution and surgeon factors on surgical outcomes for gastric cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2012
  56. Elligsen M, Walker SA, Pinto R, Simor A, Mubareka S, Rachlis A, Allen V, Daneman N. Audit and feedback to reduce broad-spectrum antibiotic use among intensive care unit patients: a controlled interrupted time series analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012
  57. Robichaud P, East J, Beard L, Morra D. Let the patient teach: patient feedback will help prepare medical students for the changing healthcare world. Med Teach. 2012
  58. Seto E, Leonard KJ, Cafazzo JA, Barnsley J, Masino C, Ross HJ. Mobile phone-based telemonitoring for heart failure management: a randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2012
  59. Seto E, Leonard KJ, Cafazzo JA, Barnsley J, Masino C, Ross HJ. Perceptions and experiences of heart failure patients and clinicians on the use of mobile phone-based telemonitoring. J Med Internet Res. 2012
  60. Robichaud P, Saari M, Burnham E, Omar S, Wray RD, Baker R, Matlow AG. The value of a quality improvement project in promoting interprofessional collaboration. J Interprof Care. 2012
  61. Thampi N, Morris AM. Pro/con debate: are barrier precautions cost-effective in improving patient outcomes in the intensive care unit? Crit Care. 2012
  62. Meffe F, Claire Moravac C, Espin S. An interprofessional education pilot program in maternity care: findings from an exploratory case study of undergraduate students. J Interprof Care. 2012
  63. Ilan R, LeBaron CD, Christianson MK, Heyland DK, Day A, Cohen MD. Handover patterns: an observational study of critical care physicians. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 
  64. Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Garcia-Williams A, Hackbarth AD, Zell B, Baker GR, McCannon CJ, Beltrami EM, Jernigan JA, McDonald LC, Goldmann DA. Evaluation of organizational culture among different levels of healthcare staff participating in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 100,000 Lives Campaign. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012
  65. Daneman N, Downing M, Zagorski BM. How long should peripherally inserted central catheterization be delayed in the context of recently documented bloodstream infection? J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012
  66. Jeffs LP, Lingard L, Berta W, Baker GR. Catching and correcting near misses: the collective vigilance and individual accountability trade-off. J Interprof Care. 2012
  67. Wong BM, Levinson W, Shojania KG. Quality improvement in medical education: current state and future directions. Med Educ. 2012
  68. Burry E, Punnett A, Mehta A, Thull-Freedman J, Robinson L, Gupta S. Identification of educational and infrastructural barriers to prompt antibiotic delivery in febrile neutropenia: a quality improvement initiative. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012
  69. Bigham BL, Buick JE, Brooks SC, Morrison M, Shojania KG, Morrison LJ. Patient safety in emergency medical services: a systematic review of the literature. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012
  70. Beard L, Schein R, Morra D, Wilson K, Keelan J. The challenges in making electronic health records accessible to patients. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012
  71. Harel Z, Wald R, Liu JJ, Bell CM. Lapses in safety in end-stage renal disease patients admitted to surgical services. Hemodial Int. 2012
  72. Jeffs L, Rose D, Macrae C, Maione M, Macmillan KM. What near misses tell us about risk and safety in mental health care. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2012
  73. Gruneir A, Bronskill S, Bell C, Gill S, Schull M, Ma X, Anderson G, Rochon PA. Recent health care transitions and emergency department use by chronic long term care residents: a population-based cohort study. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2012
  74. Bronskill SE, Gill SS, Paterson JM, Bell CM, Anderson GM, Rochon PA. Exploring variation in rates of polypharmacy across long term care homes. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2012
  75. Matlow AG, Wray R, Richardson SE. Attitudes and beliefs, not just knowledge, influence the effectiveness of environmental cleaning by environmental service workers. Am J Infect Control. 2012
  76. Chan AJ, Islam MK, Rosewall T, Jaffray DA, Easty AC, Cafazzo JA. Applying usability heuristics to radiotherapy systems. Radiother Oncol. 2012
  77. Spencer Netto F, Tien H, Ng J, Ortega S, Scarpelini S, Rizoli SB, Geerts W.  Pulmonary emboli after blunt trauma: timing, clinical characteristics and natural history. Injury. 2012
  78. Gomes T, Juurlink DN, Mamdani MM. Comparative adherence to oxybutynin or tolterodine among older patients. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2012
  79. McDonnell CJ, White KS, Grady RM. Noncardiac chest pain in children and adolescents: a biopsychosocial conceptualization. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 2012
  80. Oliver MJ, Verrelli M, Zacharias JM, Blake PG, Garg AX, Johnson JF, Pandeya  S, Perl J, Kiss AJ, Quinn RR. Choosing peritoneal dialysis reduces the risk of invasive access interventions. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 
  81. Leake PA, Cardoso R, Seevaratnam R, Lourenco L, Helyer L, Mahar A, Law C, Coburn NG. A systematic review of the accuracy and indications for diagnostic laparoscopy prior to curative-intent resection of gastric cancer. Gastric Cancer. 2012
  82. Burden AM, Paterson JM, Solomon DH, Mamdani M, Juurlink DN, Cadarette SM. Bisphosphonate prescribing, persistence and cumulative exposure in Ontario, Canada. Osteoporos Int. 2012
  83. Szecket N, Wong H, Wu R, Berman H, Morra D. Implementation of a continuous admission model reduces the length of stay of patients on an internal medicine clinical teaching unit. J Hosp Med. 2011