Chaim M Bell

Summary

Affiliation: St. Michael's Hospital
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc What is the value and impact of quality and safety teams? A scoping review
    Deborah E White
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:97. 2011
  2. pmc Pay for performance: learning about quality
    Chaim M Bell
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 176:1717-9. 2007
  3. pmc Initiation of benzodiazepines in the elderly after hospitalization
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1024-9. 2007
  4. pmc Association of communication between hospital-based physicians and primary care providers with patient outcomes
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 24:381-6. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Surgeon volumes and selected patient outcomes in cataract surgery: a population-based analysis
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Ophthalmology 114:405-10. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Potentially unintended discontinuation of long-term medication use after elective surgical procedures
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 166:2525-31. 2006
  7. pmc Discontinuity of chronic medications in patients discharged from the intensive care unit
    Chaim M Bell
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 21:937-41. 2006
  8. pmc Bias in published cost effectiveness studies: systematic review
    Chaim M Bell
    St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 1W8
    BMJ 332:699-703. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Association between tamsulosin and serious ophthalmic adverse events in older men following cataract surgery
    Chaim M Bell
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada
    JAMA 301:1991-6. 2009
  10. pmc "You're not my obstetrician" (and it may not matter)
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 177:372-3. 2007

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Publications90

  1. pmc What is the value and impact of quality and safety teams? A scoping review
    Deborah E White
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:97. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to conduct a scoping review of the literature about the establishment and impact of quality and safety team initiatives in acute care...
  2. pmc Pay for performance: learning about quality
    Chaim M Bell
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 176:1717-9. 2007
  3. pmc Initiation of benzodiazepines in the elderly after hospitalization
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1024-9. 2007
    ..To estimate the rate of new chronic benzodiazepine use after hospitalization in older adults not previously prescribed with benzodiazepines...
  4. pmc Association of communication between hospital-based physicians and primary care providers with patient outcomes
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 24:381-6. 2009
    ..This separation of hospital and ambulatory care may result in important care discontinuities after discharge. We sought to determine whether communication between hospital-based physicians and PCPs influences patient outcomes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Surgeon volumes and selected patient outcomes in cataract surgery: a population-based analysis
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Ophthalmology 114:405-10. 2007
    ..To study the association of annual surgeon volume of cataract procedures with the risk of postoperative adverse events...
  6. ncbi request reprint Potentially unintended discontinuation of long-term medication use after elective surgical procedures
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 166:2525-31. 2006
    ..Transitions between health care settings represent vulnerable periods for medical error. Discontinuation of long-term medication use may occur during discharge from the hospital to the community...
  7. pmc Discontinuity of chronic medications in patients discharged from the intensive care unit
    Chaim M Bell
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 21:937-41. 2006
    ..Intensive care unit (ICU) admission may connote an elevated risk of unintentional chronic medication discontinuation because of its focus on acute illnesses and the multiple care transitions...
  8. pmc Bias in published cost effectiveness studies: systematic review
    Chaim M Bell
    St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 1W8
    BMJ 332:699-703. 2006
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Association between tamsulosin and serious ophthalmic adverse events in older men following cataract surgery
    Chaim M Bell
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada
    JAMA 301:1991-6. 2009
    ..No studies have documented whether use of tamsulosin or other alpha-blocker drug therapies affect the risk of serious postoperative adverse events...
  10. pmc "You're not my obstetrician" (and it may not matter)
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 177:372-3. 2007
  11. pmc Enhanced weekend service: an affordable means to increased hospital procedure volume
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 172:503-4. 2005
  12. ncbi request reprint Waiting for urgent procedures on the weekend among emergently hospitalized patients
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    Am J Med 117:175-81. 2004
    ..We evaluated the use of selected urgent procedures for emergently hospitalized patients and measured the time until procedure based upon the day of hospital admission...
  13. doi request reprint Association of ICU or hospital admission with unintentional discontinuation of medications for chronic diseases
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Keenan Research Centre in Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 306:840-7. 2011
    ..The intensive care unit (ICU) may pose an even greater risk because of the focus on acute events and the presence of multiple transitions in care...
  14. doi request reprint Older men with dementia are at greater risk than women of serious events after initiating antipsychotic therapy
    Paula A Rochon
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:55-61. 2013
    ..To understand how drug therapy differently affects older women and men...
  15. doi request reprint Cholinesterase inhibitors and adverse pulmonary events in older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and concomitant dementia: a population-based, cohort study
    Anne Stephenson
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Drugs Aging 29:213-23. 2012
    ..Cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) are a mainstay treatment for individuals with dementia. ChEIs may worsen airflow obstruction because of their pro-cholinergic properties...
  16. doi request reprint Nephrologist follow-up improves all-cause mortality of severe acute kidney injury survivors
    Ziv Harel
    Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Kidney Int 83:901-8. 2013
    ..62-0.93)). Thus, early nephrology follow-up after hospitalization with acute kidney injury and temporary dialysis was associated with improved survival. This finding requires definitive testing in a randomized controlled trial...
  17. doi request reprint Association between metformin use and risk of prostate cancer and its grade
    David Margel
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:1123-31. 2013
    ..Recent evidence suggests that it may possess antitumoral properties. The aim of this study was to test the association between metformin use and risk of prostate cancer and its grade among men with diabetes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for acute endophthalmitis after cataract surgery: a population-based study
    Wendy V Hatch
    Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Ophthalmology 116:425-30. 2009
    ..To identify risk factors for suspected acute endophthalmitis after cataract surgery...
  19. ncbi request reprint A prospective cohort study found that provider and information continuity was low after patient discharge from hospital
    Carl van Walraven
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:1000-10. 2010
    ..This study is a detailed examination of continuity of care in patients discharged from hospital that simultaneously measured separate components of continuity over time or determined the factors with which they are associated...
  20. doi request reprint Syncope and its consequences in patients with dementia receiving cholinesterase inhibitors: a population-based cohort study
    Sudeep S Gill
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 169:867-73. 2009
    ..These drugs can provoke symptomatic bradycardia and syncope, which may lead to permanent pacemaker insertion. Drug-induced syncope may also precipitate fall-related injuries, including hip fracture...
  21. ncbi request reprint Benzodiazepine use among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a population-based cohort study
    Nicholas T Vozoris
    Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8, Canada
    Drugs Aging 30:183-92. 2013
    ..There is minimal information on the scope and nature of benzodiazepine use in the older adult COPD population...
  22. ncbi request reprint Does statin therapy decrease the risk for bleeding in patients who are receiving warfarin?
    James D Douketis
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University and St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Med 120:369.e9-369.e14. 2007
    ..Recent observations in patients with atrial fibrillation who are receiving warfarin suggest that concomitant treatment with a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor (statin) decreases the risk for bleeding...
  23. ncbi request reprint Benzodiazepine drug use and adverse respiratory outcomes among older adults with COPD
    Nicholas T Vozoris
    Division of Respirology, Dept of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada Dept of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada Dept of Medicine, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
    Eur Respir J 44:332-40. 2014
    ..The findings suggest that decisions to use benzodiazepines in older patients with COPD need to consider potential adverse respiratory outcomes. ..
  24. ncbi request reprint Demographic characteristics and healthcare use of centenarians: a population-based cohort study
    Paula A Rochon
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:86-93. 2014
    ..To better understand how centenarians use the healthcare system as an important step toward improving their service delivery...
  25. doi request reprint Prolonged antibiotic treatment in long-term care: role of the prescriber
    Nick Daneman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, SunnybrookHealth Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    JAMA Intern Med 173:673-82. 2013
    ..Given that most common bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotic courses of 7 or fewer days, reducing standard antibiotic treatment durations may be an avenue to curtailing antibiotic overuse in long-term care...
  26. doi request reprint Frequency and pattern of emergency department visits by long-term care residents--a population-based study
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:510-7. 2010
    ..To obtain population-based estimates of emergency department (ED) visits by long-term care (LTC) residents...
  27. ncbi request reprint The relationship between variations in antipsychotic prescribing across nursing homes and short-term mortality: quality of care implications
    Susan E Bronskill
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario
    Med Care 47:1000-8. 2009
    ..Determining the extent to which variations in antipsychotic use are a symptom of facility-level quality problems as compared with a drug safety issue is important for selecting the correct interventions to effect change...
  28. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of cholinesterase inhibitor use for dementia
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1517-23. 2007
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Antipsychotic drug use and mortality in older adults with dementia
    Sudeep S Gill
    Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 146:775-86. 2007
    ..Antipsychotic drugs are widely used to manage behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia despite concerns about their safety...
  30. ncbi request reprint Antipsychotic therapy and short-term serious events in older adults with dementia
    Paula A Rochon
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 168:1090-6. 2008
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Exploring variation in rates of polypharmacy across long term care homes
    Susan E Bronskill
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:309.e15-21. 2012
    ..We quantified the scope of this practice by exploring variation in the use of nine or more drug therapies across LTC homes...
  32. ncbi request reprint A 10-year population-based cohort analysis of cataract surgery rates in Ontario
    Wendy V Hatch
    Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, Ont
    Can J Ophthalmol 42:552-6. 2007
    ..We studied the rates and distribution of cataract surgery throughout Ontario using population-based administrative data...
  33. doi request reprint Inhaled anticholinergic drug therapy and the risk of acute urinary retention in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a population-based study
    Anne Stephenson
    Department of Medicine, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 171:914-20. 2011
    ..The systemic anticholinergic effects of IAC therapy have not been extensively studied. This study sought to determine the risk of acute urinary retention (AUR) in seniors with COPD using IACs...
  34. pmc Population mortality during the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Toronto
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 7:93. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if the period of these infection control measures was associated with changes in overall population mortality due to causes other than SARS...
  35. pmc The characteristics of physicians disciplined by professional colleges in Canada
    Asim Alam
    Department of Anesthesiology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Open Med 5:e166-72. 2011
    ..To date, no national data exist for Canadian physicians disciplined for professional misconduct. We sought to describe the characteristics of physicians disciplined by Canadian professional licensing authorities...
  36. doi request reprint Long-term analgesic use after low-risk surgery: a retrospective cohort study
    Asim Alam
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 172:425-30. 2012
    ..This study evaluated the risk of long-term analgesic use after low-risk surgery in older adults not previously prescribed analgesics...
  37. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and rates of disciplinary findings amongst anesthesiologists by professional colleges in Canada
    Asim Alam
    Department of Anesthesia, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Rm M3200, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 60:1013-9. 2013
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Continental Divide? The attitudes of US and Canadian oncologists on the costs, cost-effectiveness, and health policies associated with new cancer drugs
    Scott R Berry
    Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 28:4149-53. 2010
    ..We compared their attitudes regarding the costs and cost-effectiveness of medications and related health policy...
  39. pmc Effects of impairment in activities of daily living on predicting mortality following hip fracture surgery in studies using administrative healthcare databases
    Dallas P Seitz
    Department of Psychiatry, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 14:9. 2014
    ..We evaluated the impact of ADL function on predicting postoperative mortality among older adults with hip fractures in Ontario, Canada...
  40. doi request reprint Patterns of care after magnetic resonance imaging of the spine in primary care
    John J You
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:51-9. 2013
    ..Retrospective cohort study...
  41. doi request reprint Risk of perioperative blood transfusions and postoperative complications associated with serotonergic antidepressants in older adults undergoing hip fracture surgery
    Dallas P Seitz
    From the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Queen s University, Kingston Mount Sinai Hospital Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto Department of Medicine, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Queen s University, Kingston Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and University of Toronto and Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 33:790-8. 2013
    ..Clinicians should be aware of this increased risk, although routine discontinuation of antidepressants before surgery is likely unwarranted in most cases. ..
  42. pmc The timing of drug funding announcements relative to elections: a case study involving dementia medications
    Sudeep S Gill
    Department of Medicine, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e56921. 2013
    ..We examined the temporal relationship between decisions to add one class of drugs to publicly funded formularies in Canada's ten provinces and elections in these jurisdictions...
  43. doi request reprint Systemic effects of intravitreal vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors
    Robert J Campbell
    Department of Ophthalmology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Ophthalmol 24:197-204. 2013
    ..However, VEGF functions in many physiological and pathological processes. Consequently, inhibition of this signalling molecule carries the potential to cause serious adverse events...
  44. doi request reprint Antibiotic use in long-term care facilities
    Nick Daneman
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:2856-63. 2011
    ..Our goal was to examine the prevalence of antibiotic use among long-term care facility residents and the extent of variability across these institutions...
  45. pmc Serious events in older Ontario residents receiving bowel preparations for outpatient colonoscopy with various comorbidity profiles: a descriptive, population-based study
    Joanne Man Wai Ho
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 26:436-40. 2012
    ..Little is known about adverse events associated with these preparations, particularly in older patients or patients with medical comorbidities...
  46. doi request reprint Stroke rates after introduction of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors for macular degeneration: a time series analysis
    Robert J Campbell
    Department of Ophthalmology, Queen s University, Kingston, Canada
    Ophthalmology 119:1604-8. 2012
    ..To assess whether stroke rates among patients with retinal disease were influenced by the rapid and sequential uptakes of bevacizumab and ranibizumab for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...
  47. doi request reprint The independent association of provider and information continuity on outcomes after hospital discharge: implications for hospitalists
    Carl van Walraven
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Hosp Med 5:398-405. 2010
    ..To determine how this influenced patient outcomes, we examined the independent association of several physician continuity and information continuity measures on death or urgent readmission after discharge from hospital...
  48. doi request reprint Non-adherence to recommendations for further testing after outpatient CT and MRI
    John J You
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Med 123:557.e1-8. 2010
    ..Little is known about adherence to recommendations for further testing after outpatient computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
  49. pmc Differences in operative mortality between high- and low-volume hospitals in Ontario for 5 major surgical procedures: estimating the number of lives potentially saved through regionalization
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 168:1409-14. 2003
    ..We estimated the absolute number of operative deaths that could potentially be avoided if 5 major surgical procedures in Ontario were restricted to HVHs...
  50. pmc Alcohol sales and risk of serious assault
    Joel G Ray
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 5:e104. 2008
    ..We assessed the risk of being hospitalized due to assault in association with retail alcohol sales across Ontario...
  51. ncbi request reprint The safety of levofloxacin in elderly patients on warfarin
    Lynfa F Stroud
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Med 118:1417. 2005
  52. pmc Predictors of progression to chronic dialysis in survivors of severe acute kidney injury: a competing risk study
    Ziv Harel
    Division of Nephrology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 61 Queen Street, 7th Floor, M5C 2 T2, ON Toronto, Canada
    BMC Nephrol 15:114. 2014
    ..We aimed to determine predictors of chronic dialysis and death among survivors of dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury...
  53. ncbi request reprint Clinic-based glaucoma care in the era of surgical subspecialization
    Robert J Campbell
    Department of Ophthalmology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Department of Ophthalmology, Hotel Dieu and Kingston General Hospitals, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Queen s University Site, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    Am J Ophthalmol 157:631-639.e2. 2014
    ..To evaluate the impact of surgeon practice profile on clinic-based glaucoma care...
  54. ncbi request reprint Metformin use and all-cause and prostate cancer-specific mortality among men with diabetes
    David Margel
    Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health, Toronto, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 31:3069-75. 2013
    ..To evaluate the association between cumulative duration of metformin use after prostate cancer (PC) diagnosis and all-cause and PC-specific mortality among patients with diabetes...
  55. pmc Potential savings of harmonising hospital and community formularies for chronic disease medications initiated in hospital
    Lauren Lapointe-Shaw
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    PLoS ONE 7:e39737. 2012
    ..We sought to determine how much public money could be saved on chronic medications if hospitals promoted the initiation of agents with the lowest outpatient formulary prices...
  56. ncbi request reprint Quality measures for medication continuity in long-term care facilities, using a structured panel process
    Chaim M Bell
    St Michaels Hospital, Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Drugs Aging 29:319-27. 2012
    ..Employing appropriate health quality indicators helps support improvement efforts. To date, few quality indicators that evaluate the continuity of medication use between acute and LTC facilities have been described...
  57. pmc Adverse events with intravitreal injection of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors: nested case-control study
    Robert J Campbell
    Department of Ophthalmology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
    BMJ 345:e4203. 2012
    ..To assess the risk of systemic adverse events associated with intravitreal injections of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibiting drugs...
  58. ncbi request reprint Unintentional discontinuation of long-term medications for chronic diseases after hospitalization
    Chaim M Bell
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto
    Healthc Q 10:26-8. 2007
    ..In this way, hospitalization could provide an opportunity to encourage medication adherence rather than be a contributor to its breakdown...
  59. pmc Weekend hospital admission, acute kidney injury, and mortality
    Matthew T James
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Am Soc Nephrol 21:845-51. 2010
    ..In conclusion, among patients hospitalized with AKI, weekend admission is associated with a higher risk for death compared with admission on a weekday...
  60. pmc Hepatitis B screening before chemotherapy: a survey of practitioners' knowledge, beliefs, and screening practices
    Ronita S M Lee
    University of Toronto University Health Network and St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Oncol Pract 8:325-8, 1 p following 328. 2012
    ..We explored the knowledge, beliefs, and practices of Canadian oncologists/hematologists regarding HBV screening before chemotherapy...
  61. pmc The characteristics of psychiatrists disciplined by professional colleges in Canada
    Asim Alam
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e50558. 2012
    ..It is unclear whether psychiatrists are more likely to commit medical misconduct offences than non-psychiatrists, and if the nature of these offences is different...
  62. pmc Incidence and economic burden of adverse drug reactions among elderly patients in Ontario emergency departments: a retrospective study
    Chen Wu
    Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Drug Saf 35:769-81. 2012
    ..There are few studies on the overall incidence and costs of ADRs...
  63. ncbi request reprint Private expenditures on brand name prescription drugs after generic entry
    Dahlia Y Balaban
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 11:523-9. 2013
    ..Generic drugs offer a less expensive and therapeutically equivalent alternative to brand name drugs. Nevertheless, many Canadian private drug plans continue to pay for brand name drugs even after generics become available...
  64. pmc A systematic review and methodological evaluation of published cost-effectiveness analyses of aromatase inhibitors versus tamoxifen in early stage breast cancer
    Ava A John-Baptiste
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e62614. 2013
    ..Policy-relevant CEA of AI versus tamoxifen should focus on OS and include analysis of uncertainty over key assumptions...
  65. doi request reprint An evaluation framework for funding drugs for rare diseases
    Eric Winquist
    London Health Sciences Centre and Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, ON, Canada
    Value Health 15:982-6. 2012
    ..The Ontario Public Drug Programs convened the Drugs for Rare Diseases Working Group to develop a policy for assessing these drugs...
  66. doi request reprint Lapses in safety in end-stage renal disease patients admitted to surgical services
    Ziv Harel
    Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Hemodial Int 16:286-93. 2012
    ..As such, it is imperative that these patients be closely monitored in order to mitigate against potential adverse events...
  67. doi request reprint Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers and the progression of parkinsonism
    Connie Marras
    Division of Neurology, Toronto Western Hospital, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Neurol 71:362-9. 2012
    ..A study was undertaken to test the association between dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker use and the time to important milestones of disease progression among patients with parkinsonism...
  68. pmc Variation and consternation: access to unfunded cancer drugs in Canada
    Scott R Berry
    Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre University of Toronto Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto McMaster University Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton and Peel Regional Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    J Oncol Pract 8:35-9. 2012
    ..We assessed Canadian medical oncologists' access to and attitudes toward accessing unfunded intravenous cancer drugs...
  69. pmc Cohort study of surgical bypass to the gallbladder or bile duct for the palliation of jaundice due to pancreatic cancer
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Surg 237:86-93. 2003
    ..To compare patterns in mortality and the use of subsequent biliary drainage interventions (surgical, endoscopic, and percutaneous) associated with the different types of biliary bypass...
  70. ncbi request reprint Differences in generic drug prices between the US and Canada
    Malcolm Gooi
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 6:19-26. 2008
    ..It has long been recognized that brand name prescription medications are more expensive in the US than in Canada. However, non-peer-reviewed reports contend that this is not the case for generic medications...
  71. pmc Privacy of patients' information in hospital lifts: observational study
    Simone N Vigod
    St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 1W8
    BMJ 327:1024-5. 2003
  72. ncbi request reprint Survival to discharge among patients treated with continuous renal replacement therapy
    Ron Wald
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Hemodial Int 10:82-7. 2006
    ..The majority of CRRT patients who survive their critical illness are independent of dialysis at the time of hospital discharge...
  73. doi request reprint Use of a structured panel process to define quality metrics for antimicrobial stewardship programs
    Andrew M Morris
    Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:500-6. 2012
    ..There is no standardized approach to evaluate the impact of these programs...
  74. pmc Evaluation of deficiencies in current discharge summaries for dialysis patients in Canada
    Ziv Harel
    Division of Nephrology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    J Multidiscip Healthc 5:77-84. 2012
    ..These patients have unique and complex health care needs that may not be effectively communicated on standard discharge summaries, which may result in potential medical errors and adverse events...
  75. pmc Interobserver reliability of urine sediment interpretation
    Ron Wald
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:567-71. 2009
    ..Urine sediment interpretation is frequently used in the evaluation of patients with kidney disease. There has been no systematic evaluation of the reliability of this diagnostic maneuver...
  76. doi request reprint Radiology resident interpretation of on-call CT pulmonary angiograms
    Patrick Cervini
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2N2
    Acad Radiol 15:556-62. 2008
    ..To evaluate the interpretation of computed tomographic pulmonary angiograms performed outside of regular reporting hours, comparing the initial interpretation by the radiology resident to the attending radiologist...
  77. ncbi request reprint The effect of patient selection on comorbidity-adjusted operative mortality risk. Implications for outcomes studies of surgical procedures
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:381-5. 2002
    ....
  78. pmc Users' guide to the surgical literature. Case-control studies in surgical journals
    Alexandra Mihailovic
    Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, Toronto, Ont
    Can J Surg 48:148-51. 2005
    ..Most of these studies appear instead to be retrospective cohort studies or comparisons of case series...
  79. pmc Variation in prices charged to patients for specialty intraocular lenses inserted during universally covered cataract surgery
    Joshua M Robert
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e35179. 2012
    ..This practice creates the potential for inequitable pricing where the medical service provider is also the retailer. We measured the variation in prices between cataract surgeons for the same IOL and associated testing...
  80. pmc Frequency and factors influencing publication of abstracts presented at three major nephrology meetings
    Ziv Harel
    Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int Arch Med 4:40. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  81. pmc Renal athersosclerotic revascularization evaluation (RAVE study): study protocol of a randomized trial [NCT00127738]
    Sheldon W Tobe
    Departments of Medicine and Radiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Nephrol 8:4. 2007
    ....
  82. pmc Comparison of public and private bariatric surgery services in Canada
    Allan R Martin
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Can J Surg 54:154-69. 2011
    ..Private clinics currently offer AGB with minimal wait times. We sought to compare RYGB in public facilities with AGB in private clinics in terms of cost, wait times and certain aspects of patient care...
  83. doi request reprint Patterns of care and outcomes after computed tomography scans for headache
    John J You
    Departments of Medicine and of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Med 124:58-63.e1. 2011
    ..concerns exist about potential overuse of computed tomography (CT) scans for headache in ambulatory care...
  84. pmc Electronic versus dictated hospital discharge summaries: a randomized controlled trial
    David M Maslove
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 24:995-1001. 2009
    ..Discharge summaries have been used to communicate essential information between hospital-based physicians and primary care physicians (PCPs), and may reduce rates of adverse events after discharge...
  85. pmc Risk of death or readmission among people discharged from hospital on Fridays
    Carl van Walraven
    Clinical and Epidemiology Unit, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, ON
    CMAJ 166:1672-3. 2002
  86. ncbi request reprint Weekend worriers
    Donald A Redelmeier
    N Engl J Med 356:1164-5. 2007
  87. ncbi request reprint Variation in intensive care unit outcomes by day of week: no weak-end
    Chaim M Bell
    Intensive Care Med 30:739-41. 2004
  88. pmc The 2008 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations for the management of hypertension: part 2 - therapy
    Nadia A Khan
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 24:465-75. 2008
    ..To update the evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and management of hypertension in adults...
  89. ncbi request reprint Economic messages in prescription drug advertisements in medical journals
    Peter J Neumann
    Program on the Economic Evaluation of Medical Technology, Center for Risk Analysis Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 40:840-5. 2002
    ..Our objectives were to examine how often prescription drug advertisements in leading medical journals contain economic messages, and to determine the types of promotional claims made and whether supporting evidence is provided...
  90. pmc Information exchange among physicians caring for the same patient in the community
    Carl van Walraven
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, ASB1 003, Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ONK1Y4E9
    CMAJ 179:1013-8. 2008
    ..This study determined the probability that patient information from previous visits with other physicians was available for a current physician visit...