Ross E Upshur

Summary

Affiliation: Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Using patients' narratives in complex research
    Ross E G Upshur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1W7
    BMJ 330:631. 2005
  2. pmc Time series analysis of age related cataract hospitalizations and phacoemulsification
    Alan M Leong
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Ophthalmol 6:2. 2006
  3. pmc Lack of chart reminder effectiveness on family medicine resident JNC-VI and NCEP III guideline knowledge and attitudes
    Paul S Echlin
    Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, E 349, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    BMC Fam Pract 5:14. 2004
  4. pmc Chaperone use during intimate examinations in primary care: postal survey of family physicians
    David H Price
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 6:52. 2005
  5. pmc Seasonality of service provision in hip and knee surgery: a possible contributor to waiting times? A time series analysis
    Ross E G Upshur
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:22. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Looking for rules in a world of exceptions: reflections on evidence-based practice
    Ross E Upshur
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Perspect Biol Med 48:477-89. 2005
  7. pmc Interactions of viral pathogens on hospital admissions for pneumonia, croup and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases: results of a multivariate time-series analysis
    R E G Upshur
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Epidemiol Infect 134:1174-8. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Can academic and clinical journals be in financial conflict of interest situations? The case of evidence-based incorporated
    Ross Upshur
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:405-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Guillain-Barré syndrome after influenza vaccination in adults: a population-based study
    David N Juurlink
    Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Arch Intern Med 166:2217-21. 2006
  10. pmc Feedback GAP: pragmatic, cluster-randomized trial of goal setting and action plans to increase the effectiveness of audit and feedback interventions in primary care
    Noah M Ivers
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Women s College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2, Canada
    Implement Sci 8:142. 2013

Detail Information

Publications57

  1. pmc Using patients' narratives in complex research
    Ross E G Upshur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1W7
    BMJ 330:631. 2005
  2. pmc Time series analysis of age related cataract hospitalizations and phacoemulsification
    Alan M Leong
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Ophthalmol 6:2. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to utilize time series methodology to determine the temporal and seasonal variations and the strength of the seasonality in age-related (senile) cataract hospitalizations and phacoemulsification surgeries...
  3. pmc Lack of chart reminder effectiveness on family medicine resident JNC-VI and NCEP III guideline knowledge and attitudes
    Paul S Echlin
    Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, E 349, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    BMC Fam Pract 5:14. 2004
    ....
  4. pmc Chaperone use during intimate examinations in primary care: postal survey of family physicians
    David H Price
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 6:52. 2005
    ..We aimed to determine the frequency of chaperone use among family physicians across a variety of intimate physical examinations for both male and female patients, and also to identify the factors associated with chaperone use...
  5. pmc Seasonality of service provision in hip and knee surgery: a possible contributor to waiting times? A time series analysis
    Ross E G Upshur
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:22. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that significant seasonal variation exists in the performance of hip and knee replacement surgery in the province of Ontario...
  6. ncbi request reprint Looking for rules in a world of exceptions: reflections on evidence-based practice
    Ross E Upshur
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Perspect Biol Med 48:477-89. 2005
    ....
  7. pmc Interactions of viral pathogens on hospital admissions for pneumonia, croup and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases: results of a multivariate time-series analysis
    R E G Upshur
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Epidemiol Infect 134:1174-8. 2006
    ..0001). The use of multivariate time series and Granger causality applied to epidemiological data clearly illustrates the significant contribution of influenza and RSV to morbidity in the population...
  8. ncbi request reprint Can academic and clinical journals be in financial conflict of interest situations? The case of evidence-based incorporated
    Ross Upshur
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:405-9. 2006
    ..The current Hypothesis paper is published in order to stimulate debate on the subject of study. The reader is referred to the Editor's Note p. 395...
  9. ncbi request reprint Guillain-Barré syndrome after influenza vaccination in adults: a population-based study
    David N Juurlink
    Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Arch Intern Med 166:2217-21. 2006
    ..Whether influenza vaccination is associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) remains uncertain...
  10. pmc Feedback GAP: pragmatic, cluster-randomized trial of goal setting and action plans to increase the effectiveness of audit and feedback interventions in primary care
    Noah M Ivers
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Women s College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2, Canada
    Implement Sci 8:142. 2013
    ..This trial tested the effects of a theory-informed worksheet to facilitate goal setting and action planning, appended to feedback reports on chronic disease management, compared to feedback reports provided without these worksheets...
  11. ncbi request reprint What kind of evidence do we need to justify humanitarian medical aid?
    David W Robertson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Lancet 360:330-3. 2002
  12. doi request reprint Making the grade: assuring trustworthiness in evidence
    Ross Upshur
    Joint Center for Bioethics, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
    Perspect Biol Med 52:264-75. 2009
    ..An agenda for examining trust and trustworthiness in the context of health research is proposed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Temporal analysis of acute myocardial infarction in Ontario, Canada
    Linda Vrbova
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 21:841-5. 2005
    ..Evidence suggests that the incidence and mortality of AMI increase in the winter. Determining the strength and nature of seasonality patterns in relation to age and sex may be helpful in health care planning...
  14. ncbi request reprint Croup hospitalizations in Ontario: a 14-year time-series analysis
    Audrey O Segal
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, E 349, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
    Pediatrics 116:51-5. 2005
    ..This study examined the seasonal pattern of croup hospitalizations in relation to age and gender for the province of Ontario during a 14-year period...
  15. pmc Feasibility of a patient decision aid regarding disclosure of personal health information: qualitative evaluation of the Health Care Information Directive
    C Shawn Tracy
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room E3 49 Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 4:13. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the Health Care Information Directive (HCID), a recently-developed patient decision aid that aims to delineate the level of health information an individual is willing to share...
  16. ncbi request reprint The complex, the exhausted and the personal: reflections on the relationship between evidence-based medicine and casuistry. Commentary on Tonelli (2006), Integrating evidence into clinical practice: an alternative to evidence-based approaches. Journal of
    Ross E G Upshur
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:281-8. 2006
  17. pmc Contextual factors in clinical decision making: national survey of Canadian family physicians
    C Shawn Tracy
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ont
    Can Fam Physician 51:1106-7. 2005
    ..A secondary objective was to examine the extent to which this relationship varies by type of clinical decision...
  18. doi request reprint Utilization patterns of diagnostic imaging across the late life course: a population-based study in Ontario, Canada
    Li Wang
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 24:384-90. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the utilization patterns of outpatient diagnostic imaging services (X-ray, CT, and MRI) across the late life course (65 years and older)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Spatio-temporal analysis of pneumonia and influenza hospitalizations in Ontario, Canada
    Eric J Crighton
    Department of Geography, University of Ottawa, 60 University Avenue, Simard Hall Room 06, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5 Canada
    Geospat Health 2:191-202. 2008
    ..This research represents an important step towards understanding the dynamic nature of these illnesses, and sets the stage for the application of spatio-temporal modelling techniques to explain them...
  20. doi request reprint Survival with tiotropium compared to long-acting Beta-2-agonists in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Andrea S Gershon
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    COPD 5:229-34. 2008
    ..This result suggests that tiotropium might also be associated with decreased mortality compared to no treatment at all. Randomized placebo-control trials are needed to confirm these findings...
  21. pmc Seasonality of primary care utilization for respiratory diseases in Ontario: a time-series analysis
    Rahim Moineddin
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 263 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 2W7, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:160. 2008
    ....
  22. pmc Family physicians' attitudes toward education in research skills during residency: findings from a national mailed survey
    Natalie Leahy
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Room E3 49, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 54:413-4. 2008
    ....
  23. pmc Mortality of elderly patients in Ontario after hospital admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Jason X Nie
    Care Research Group, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Can Respir J 14:485-9. 2007
    ..Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with significant mortality. It is currently the fourth leading cause of death in Canada and the world...
  24. ncbi request reprint A qualitative study of the duty to care in communicable disease outbreaks
    Cécile M Bensimon
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 65:2566-75. 2007
    ..It can also enhance the focus of our current expectations of HCPs' duty during epidemics. This can be achieved by informing regulatory bodies, collaborating with policy makers and engaging the public...
  25. pmc Evidence and effectiveness in decisionmaking for quarantine
    Cécile M Bensimon
    Joint Centre for Bioethics and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 97:S44-8. 2007
    ....
  26. pmc Pandemic influenza preparedness: an ethical framework to guide decision-making
    Alison K Thompson
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St, Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 7:E12. 2006
    ..Good pandemic planning requires reflection on values because science alone cannot tell us how to prepare for a public health crisis...
  27. pmc Oral vitamin B12 therapy in the primary care setting: a qualitative and quantitative study of patient perspectives
    Jeff C Kwong
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 263 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W7, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 6:8. 2005
    ..We investigated patient perspectives on switching from injection to oral B12 therapy...
  28. pmc Long term benzodiazepine use for insomnia in patients over the age of 60: discordance of patient and physician perceptions
    Leevin Mah
    Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 3:9. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to determine and compare patients' and physicians' perceptions of benefits and risks of long term benzodiazepine use for insomnia in the elderly...
  29. ncbi request reprint The seasonality of total hospitalizations in Ontario by age and gender: a time series analysis
    Eric J Crighton
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Room E 349, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can J Public Health 94:453-7. 2003
    ....
  30. pmc Evidence-based medicine in primary care: qualitative study of family physicians
    C Shawn Tracy
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 4:6. 2003
    ....
  31. pmc The nexus of evidence, context, and patient preferences in primary care: postal survey of Canadian family physicians
    C Shawn Tracy
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room E3 49, Toronto, ON Canada M4N 3M5
    BMC Fam Pract 4:13. 2003
    ..This study sought to examine the relationships among family physicians' attitudes toward EBM, contextual factors, and clinical decision-making and to investigate the factors that contribute to 'contrary to evidence' clinical decisions...
  32. ncbi request reprint Screening mammography in older women: a pilot study of residents' decisions
    Ross E G Upshur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Teach Learn Med 14:11-4. 2002
    ..Most guidelines do not recommend routine screening in older women. How residents reason in this gray zone has been subject to little empirical study...
  33. ncbi request reprint Anesthesia, ethics, and severe acute respiratory syndrome
    Joan C Bevan
    Can J Anaesth 50:977-9, 979-82. 2003
  34. pmc Ethics and SARS: lessons from Toronto
    Peter A Singer
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College St, Toronto, Canada M5G 1L4
    BMJ 327:1342-4. 2003
  35. pmc Psychosocial effects of SARS on hospital staff: survey of a large tertiary care institution
    Leslie A Nickell
    Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Family and Community Medicine, E 352, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    CMAJ 170:793-8. 2004
    ..The outbreak of SARS in 2003 had a dramatic effect on the health care system in Toronto. The main objective of this study was to investigate the psychosocial effects associated with working in a hospital environment during this outbreak...
  36. pmc Simplicity within complexity: seasonality and predictability of hospital admissions in the province of Ontario 1988-2001, a population-based analysis
    Ross E G Upshur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 263 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1W7, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:13. 2005
    ..Less well understood is whether seasonal patterns occur for non-communicable diseases. The overall effect of seasonal fluctuations on hospital admissions has not been systematically evaluated...
  37. pmc Is there a clinically significant seasonal component to hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation?
    Ross E G Upshur
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, E 349, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:5. 2004
    ..Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac dysrhythmia, particularly in the elderly. Recent studies have indicated a statistically significant seasonal component to atrial fibrillation hospitalizations...
  38. pmc Critical reflections on evidence, ethics and effectiveness in the management of tuberculosis: public health and global perspectives
    Geetika Verma
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, M5T 1R8 Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 5:E2. 2004
    ..Tuberculosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Recent scholarly attention to public health ethics provides an opportunity to analyze several ethical issues raised by the global tuberculosis pandemic...
  39. pmc Sources of evidence in HIV/AIDS care: pilot study comparing family physicians and AIDS service organization staff
    Kasia E Stefanski
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room E3 49, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:18. 2004
    ..Our objective was to investigate how two groups of treatment information providers for people living with HIV/AIDS perceive the importance of various sources of treatment information...
  40. pmc Patients' perspectives on taking warfarin: qualitative study in family practice
    Guilherme Coelho Dantas
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 5:15. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to employ qualitative methods to investigate the experience and perspective of individuals taking warfarin...
  41. pmc Influenza and pneumonia hospitalizations in Ontario: a time-series analysis
    Eric J Crighton
    Primary Care Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Epidemiol Infect 132:1167-74. 2004
    ..These findings can contribute to more population-specific prevention strategies and effective resource and service allocation based on seasonal and specific population demands...
  42. pmc SARS and hospital priority setting: a qualitative case study and evaluation
    Jennifer A H Bell
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:36. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe and evaluate priority setting in a hospital in response to SARS using the ethical framework 'accountability for reasonableness'...
  43. ncbi request reprint Warfarin therapy and risk of hip fracture among elderly patients
    Muhammad Mamdani
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 23:1-4. 2003
    ..To ascertain the relationship between warfarin therapy and subsequent hip fracture in a large elderly population...
  44. ncbi request reprint If not evidence, then what? Or does medicine really need a base?
    Ross E G Upshur
    Primary Care Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre
    J Eval Clin Pract 8:113-9. 2002
    ..Drawing from recent writings in the philosophy of science, it is argued that there is a need to see multiple perspectives relevant to the practice and understanding of medicine...
  45. pmc A randomised comparison of the effect of three patient information leaflet models on older patients' treatment intentions
    S Whatley
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Br J Gen Pract 52:483-4. 2002
    ..The results showed that patients randomised to the traditional PIL were less likely to consider taking the hypothetical medication...
  46. pmc Emerging norms for the control of emerging epidemics
    Christopher W McDougall
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Bull World Health Organ 86:643-5. 2008
  47. pmc Does socioeconomic status affect mortality subsequent to hospital admission for community acquired pneumonia among older persons?
    Linda Vrbova
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, McMurrich Building, 12 Queen s Park Crescent W, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8, Canada
    J Negat Results Biomed 4:4. 2005
    ....
  48. pmc Is there a clinically significant gender bias in post-myocardial infarction pharmacological management in the older (>60) population of a primary care practice?
    Romolo Di Cecco
    Residency Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 3:8. 2002
    ..There are few studies of potential inequalities of treatment that arise from a primary care context. This study investigated the existence of such inequalities in the medical management of post myocardial infarction in older patients...
  49. ncbi request reprint Avian influenza and pandemics
    C Shawn Tracy
    N Engl J Med 352:1928. 2005
  50. pmc MedsCheck: an opportunity missed
    C Shawn Tracy
    CMAJ 178:440. 2008
  51. ncbi request reprint The medical chaperone: outdated anachronism or modern necessity?
    C Shawn Tracy
    South Med J 101:9-10. 2008
  52. ncbi request reprint Framework for bioethical assessment of an article on therapy
    Mark Bernstein
    Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 98:485-90. 2003
    ..Comprehensive frameworks do not exist for the assessment of bioethical issues pertaining to research on human volunteers...
  53. ncbi request reprint Men on the margin: a Bourdieusian examination of living into adulthood with muscular dystrophy
    Barbara E Gibson
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 65:505-17. 2007
    ..While the men created positive personal spaces for recognition and success, their achievements were severely circumscribed by significant social inequities...
  54. pmc Are all evidence-based practices alike? Problems in the ranking of evidence
    Ross E G Upshur
    Primary Care Research Unit, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 169:672-3. 2003
  55. ncbi request reprint Evidence-Based Medicine, Reasoned Medicine or both? Commentary on Jenicek, M. (2006) 'The hard art of soft science'
    Ross E G Upshur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Canada Research Chair in Primary Care Research, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:420-2. 2006
  56. pmc Short report: managing anticoagulation. Comparison of results at three primary care centres
    Ross E G Upshur
    Primary Care Research Unit at Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre SWCHSC, Toronto, ON
    Can Fam Physician 49:181-4. 2003
  57. pmc Enhancing the legitimacy of public health response in pandemic influenza planning: lessons from SARS
    Ross E G Upshur
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Yale J Biol Med 78:335-42. 2005