Affiliation: McGill University
- Drug, patient, and physician characteristics associated with off-label prescribing in primary careTewodros Eguale
Clinical and Health Informatics Research Group, McGill University, 1140 Pine Ave W, Montreal, QC, Canada
Arch Intern Med 172:781-8. 2012..Off-label prescribing may lead to adverse drug events. Little is known about its prevalence and determinants resulting from challenges in documenting treatment indication...
- Detection of adverse drug events and other treatment outcomes using an electronic prescribing systemTewodros Eguale
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1140 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Drug Saf 31:1005-16. 2008..We investigated the accuracy of using orders for drug discontinuation and dose change in an electronic prescribing system as a potential source of information for drug safety and effectiveness...
- Enhancing pharmacosurveillance with systematic collection of treatment indication in electronic prescribing: a validation study in CanadaTewodros Eguale
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Drug Saf 33:559-67. 2010..We investigated the validity of treatment indications documented using an electronic prescribing system at the time of prescribing...
- Do physician communication skills influence screening mammography utilization?Ari Nareg Meguerditchian
Clinical and Health Informatics Research Group, McGill University, 1140 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC, H3A 1A3, Canada
BMC Health Serv Res 12:219. 2012..We assessed whether patient-physician communication examination scores in a national, standardized clinical skills examination predicted future use of screening mammography (SM)...
- Using novel Canadian resources to improve medication reconciliation at discharge: study protocol for a randomized controlled trialRobyn Tamblyn
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H3A 1A2, Canada
Trials 13:150. 2012..An electronically enabled discharge reconciliation process represents an innovative approach to this problem...
- The effectiveness of a new generation of computerized drug alerts in reducing the risk of injury from drug side effects: a cluster randomized trialRobyn Tamblyn
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Am Med Inform Assoc 19:635-43. 2012..Computerized drug alerts for psychotropic drugs are expected to reduce fall-related injuries in older adults. However, physicians over-ride most alerts because they believe the benefit of the drugs exceeds the risk...
- Medication-related falls in the elderly: causative factors and preventive strategiesAllen R Huang
Division of Geriatric Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Drugs Aging 29:359-76. 2012..Computer-assisted alerts coupled with electronic prescribing tools are a promising approach to lowering the risk of falls as the use of information technologies expands within healthcare...
- Influence of physicians' management and communication ability on patients' persistence with antihypertensive medicationRobyn Tamblyn
Department of Medicine, McGill University, 1140 Pine Ave W, Montreal, QC, H3A 1A3 Canada
Arch Intern Med 170:1064-72. 2010..The purpose of this study was to determine whether a physician's medical management and communication ability influence persistence with antihypertensive treatment...