Kaveh G Shojania
Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- The impact of adverse events in the intensive care unit on hospital mortality and length of stayAlan J Forster
Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
BMC Health Serv Res 8:259. 2008..We performed this study to measure the independent influence of intensive care unit (ICU) based AEs on in-hospital mortality and hospital length of stay...
- Hospital mortality: when failure is not a good measure of successKaveh G Shojania
Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, ON, USA
CMAJ 179:153-7. 2008
- Usability evaluation of order sets in a computerised provider order entry systemJulie Chan
Department of Medicine, Information Services, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada
BMJ Qual Saf 20:932-40. 2011..The usability of a CPOE system plays a significant role in its acceptance. The authors conducted a heuristic evaluation of a CPOE order set system to uncover existing usability issues prior to implementation...
- Teaching quality improvement and patient safety to trainees: a systematic reviewBrian M Wong
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Acad Med 85:1425-39. 2010....
- The evolving story of medical emergency teams in quality improvementAndre Carlos Kajdacsy Balla Amaral
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room D108, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
Crit Care 13:194. 2009..Involving such physicians in medical emergency teams will likely facilitate the dual roles of these as a clinical outreach arm of the intensive care unit and in identifying problems in care and leading to strategies to reduce them...
- Understanding medical error and improving patient safety in the inpatient settingKaveh G Shojania
Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, UCSF Box 0120, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Med Clin North Am 86:847-67. 2002..More important, physician involvement in these initiatives will undoubtedly contribute visible leadership in promoting a culture of patient safety in hospitals and in health care...
- Implementing patient safety interventions in your hospital: what to try and what to avoidSumant R Ranji
Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143, USA
Med Clin North Am 92:275-93, vii-viii. 2008..In this article, the authors define a framework for evaluating patient safety interventions and discuss specific interventions hospitalists should consider...
- The tension between needing to improve care and knowing how to do itAndrew D Auerbach
University of California, San Francisco, Department of Medicine, San Francisco, USA
N Engl J Med 357:608-13. 2007
- Quality improvement strategies for hypertension management: a systematic reviewJudith M E Walsh
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Med Care 44:646-57. 2006..A focus on hypertension by someone in addition to the patient's physician was associated with substantial improvement. Future research should examine the contributions of individual QI strategies and their relative costs...
- The faces of errors: a case-based approach to educating providers, policymakers, and the public about patient safetyRobert M Wachter
Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:665-70. 2004..The Web-based Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) WebM&M was then developed as a forum that was part-reporting system and part-journal. Finally, we then applied this approach to writing a book for a popular audience...
- Changes in rates of autopsy-detected diagnostic errors over time: a systematic reviewKaveh G Shojania
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
JAMA 289:2849-56. 2003..Substantial discrepanies exist between clinical diagnoses and findings at autopsy. Autopsy may be used as a tool for quality management to analyze diagnostic discrepanies...
- Safe but sound: patient safety meets evidence-based medicineKaveh G Shojania
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
JAMA 288:508-13. 2002
- Challenges in systematic reviews: synthesis of topics related to the delivery, organization, and financing of health careDena M Bravata
Stanford University, California, USA
Ann Intern Med 142:1056-65. 2005..As the primary literature on these topics expands, so will opportunities to develop additional novel methods for performing high-quality comprehensive syntheses...
- Should we use large scale healthcare interventions without clear evidence that benefits outweigh costs and harms? NoC Seth Landefeld
University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
BMJ 336:1277. 2008
- Surveillance search techniques identified the need to update systematic reviewsMargaret Sampson
Chalmers Research Group, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, 401 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L1, Canada
J Clin Epidemiol 61:755-62. 2008..This article reports on literature surveillance methods to identify new evidence eligible for updating systematic reviews...
- The patient safety movement will help, not harm, qualityRobert M Wachter
Ann Intern Med 141:326-7. 2004
- Still no magic bullets: pursuing more rigorous research in quality improvementKaveh G Shojania
Am J Med 116:778-80. 2004
- MedGenMed's selection of the top 10 medical/health stories of 2002Kaveh G Shojania
MedGenMed 4:2. 2002