G Ross Baker

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Strengthening the contribution of quality improvement research to evidence based health care
    G R Baker
    Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 3M6
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:150-1. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Using organizational assessment surveys for improvement in neonatal intensive care
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 111:e419-25. 2003
  3. pmc The contribution of case study research to knowledge of how to improve quality of care
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 3M6
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:i30-5. 2011
  4. pmc The Canadian Adverse Events Study: the incidence of adverse events among hospital patients in Canada
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, McMurrich Building Room 2031, 12 Queen s Park Crescent West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8, Canada
    CMAJ 170:1678-86. 2004
  5. pmc Adverse events and patient safety in Canadian health care
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, McMurrich Building Room 2031, 12 Queen s Park Crescent W, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1A8, Canada
    CMAJ 170:353-4. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of a preoperative checklist and team briefing among surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists to reduce failures in communication
    Lorelei Lingard
    University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth St, Eaton South 1 565, Toronto ON M5G 2C4, Canada
    Arch Surg 143:12-7; discussion 18. 2008
  7. pmc Preserving professional credibility: grounded theory study of medical trainees' requests for clinical support
    Tara J T Kennedy
    Wilson Centre for Research in Education, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMJ 338:b128. 2009
  8. pmc Description of the development and validation of the Canadian Paediatric Trigger Tool
    Anne G Matlow
    Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:416-23. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Reporting natural health product related adverse drug reactions: is it the pharmacist's responsibility?
    Rishma Walji
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Int J Pharm Pract 19:383-91. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Learning from near misses: from quick fixes to closing off the Swiss-cheese holes
    Lianne Jeffs
    Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:287-94. 2012

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. pmc Strengthening the contribution of quality improvement research to evidence based health care
    G R Baker
    Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 3M6
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:150-1. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Using organizational assessment surveys for improvement in neonatal intensive care
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 111:e419-25. 2003
    ..Problems with organizational culture, lack of or poor team communications, and conflict are often seen as barriers to improvement efforts...
  3. pmc The contribution of case study research to knowledge of how to improve quality of care
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 3M6
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:i30-5. 2011
    ....
  4. pmc The Canadian Adverse Events Study: the incidence of adverse events among hospital patients in Canada
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, McMurrich Building Room 2031, 12 Queen s Park Crescent West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8, Canada
    CMAJ 170:1678-86. 2004
    ..AEs are unintended injuries or complications resulting in death, disability or prolonged hospital stay that arise from health care management. We estimated the incidence of AEs among patients in Canadian acute care hospitals...
  5. pmc Adverse events and patient safety in Canadian health care
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, McMurrich Building Room 2031, 12 Queen s Park Crescent W, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1A8, Canada
    CMAJ 170:353-4. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of a preoperative checklist and team briefing among surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists to reduce failures in communication
    Lorelei Lingard
    University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth St, Eaton South 1 565, Toronto ON M5G 2C4, Canada
    Arch Surg 143:12-7; discussion 18. 2008
    ..To assess whether structured team briefings improve operating room communication. Design, Setting, and..
  7. pmc Preserving professional credibility: grounded theory study of medical trainees' requests for clinical support
    Tara J T Kennedy
    Wilson Centre for Research in Education, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMJ 338:b128. 2009
    ..To develop a conceptual framework of the influences on medical trainees' decisions regarding requests for clinical support from a supervisor...
  8. pmc Description of the development and validation of the Canadian Paediatric Trigger Tool
    Anne G Matlow
    Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:416-23. 2011
    ..To describe the process of developing and validating the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres Trigger Tool (CPTT)...
  9. doi request reprint Reporting natural health product related adverse drug reactions: is it the pharmacist's responsibility?
    Rishma Walji
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Int J Pharm Pract 19:383-91. 2011
    ..The objective of this paper is to explore pharmacists' experiences with and responses to receiving or identifying reports of suspected ADRs associated with NHPs from pharmacy customers...
  10. doi request reprint Learning from near misses: from quick fixes to closing off the Swiss-cheese holes
    Lianne Jeffs
    Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:287-94. 2012
    ..Thus, an exploratory study was conducted to gain insight into the nature of, and contributing factors to, organisational learning from near misses in clinical practice...
  11. ncbi request reprint Creating reporting and learning cultures in health-care organizations
    Lianne Jeffs
    St Michael s Hosital, Toronto, Ontario
    Can Nurse 103:16-7, 27-8. 2007
    ..By enacting these recommendations, nurse leaders can support the analysis and actions necessary to identify improvements that will create safer health-care environments...
  12. doi request reprint Nurse staffing and system integration and change indicators in acute care hospitals: evidence from a balanced scorecard
    Linda McGillis Hall
    Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Nurs Care Qual 23:242-52. 2008
    ..Nursing care hours were predicted by the hospital type, geographic location, and the system. Both nursing and patient care hours were significantly related to dissemination and benchmarking of clinical data...
  13. doi request reprint 'It's a cultural expectation...' The pressure on medical trainees to work independently in clinical practice
    Tara J T Kennedy
    Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University Health Network, Ontario, Canada
    Med Educ 43:645-53. 2009
    ..This study aimed to develop a theoretical exploration of the pressure on medical trainees to be independent and to generate theory-based approaches to the implications for patient safety of this pressure towards independent working...
  14. ncbi request reprint Towards safer interprofessional communication: constructing a model of "utility" from preoperative team briefings
    Lorelei Lingard
    Department of Paediatrics, Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Interprof Care 20:471-83. 2006
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  15. pmc Persistence of unsafe practice in everyday work: an exploration of organizational and psychological factors constraining safety in the operating room
    S Espin
    Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Canada
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:165-70. 2006
    ....
  16. pmc Adverse events among children in Canadian hospitals: the Canadian Paediatric Adverse Events Study
    Anne G Matlow
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    CMAJ 184:E709-18. 2012
    ..Limited data are available on adverse events among children admitted to hospital. The Canadian Paediatric Adverse Events Study was done to describe the epidemiology of adverse events among children in hospital in Canada...
  17. doi request reprint Catching and correcting near misses: the collective vigilance and individual accountability trade-off
    Lianne Patricia Jeffs
    St Michael s Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Interprof Care 26:121-6. 2012
    ..Further research is needed to explore in more depth the trade-offs between collective vigilance and individual accountability by relying on others to catch and correct the potentially harmful errors and avert negative outcomes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing perioperative nurses' error reporting preferences
    Sherry Espin
    Ryerson University School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    AORN J 85:527-43. 2007
    ..Selective error reporting and the reasons for selective reporting have negative implications for patient safety...
  19. ncbi request reprint Using SBAR to communicate falls risk and management in inter-professional rehabilitation teams
    Angie Andreoli
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto Rehab, Toronto, Ontario
    Healthc Q 13:94-101. 2010
    ..Suggestions are provided to other organizations considering adopting the SBAR tool within their clinical settings, including the use of an implementation tool kit and video simulation for enhanced uptake...
  20. pmc Clinical oversight: conceptualizing the relationship between supervision and safety
    Tara J T Kennedy
    Bloorview Kids Rehab, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1080-5. 2007
    ..The effects of increased supervision on patient care and trainee education are not known, primarily because the current multifacted and poorly operationalized concept of clinical supervision limits the potential for evaluation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Shared mental models of integrated care: aligning multiple stakeholder perspectives
    Jenna M Evans
    Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Health Organ Manag 26:713-36. 2012
    ..This paper aims to build a framework for exploring and potentially aligning multiple stakeholder perspectives of systems integration...
  22. ncbi request reprint Designing effective governance for quality and safety in Canadian healthcare
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Healthc Q 13:38-45. 2010
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  23. ncbi request reprint Identifying and assessing competencies: a strategy to improve healthcare leadership
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Association of University Programs in Health Administration
    Healthc Pap 4:49-58; discussion 88-90. 2003
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Next steps for patient safety in Canadian healthcare
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Administration, University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Healthc Pap 5:75-80; discussion 82-4. 2004
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Achieving clinical improvement: an interdisciplinary intervention
    Diane M Irvine Doran
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Health Care Manage Rev 27:42-56. 2002
    ..Successful teams were more effective at problem solving, engaged in more functional group interactions, and were more likely to have physician participation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an Adapted SBAR Communication Tool for a Rehabilitation Setting
    Karima Velji
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Healthc Q 11:72-9. 2008
    ..There was a positive but not significant impact on patient satisfaction, likely due to a ceiling effect. Improvements were also seen in safety reporting of incidents and near misses across the organization and within the study team...
  27. doi request reprint Point-of-care assessment of medical trainee competence for independent clinical work
    Tara J T Kennedy
    Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, 800 Priestman St, Fredericton, NB, E3B 0C7, Canada
    Acad Med 83:S89-92. 2008
    ..This study explored context-specific assessments of trainees' competence for independent clinical work...
  28. ncbi request reprint Progressive independence in clinical training: a tradition worth defending?
    Tara J T Kennedy
    Wilson Centre for Research in Education at the University Health Network, 200 Elizabeth Street, Eaton South 1 565, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4
    Acad Med 80:S106-11. 2005
    ..This article reviews empirical evidence and theory pertaining to the role of progressive autonomy in clinical learning...
  29. ncbi request reprint Nurse staffing and work status in medical, surgical and obstetrical units in Ontario teaching hospitals
    Linda McGillis Hall
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
    Hosp Q 5:64-9. 2002
    ..The need for enhanced retention strategies on these units is identified, as well as the development of a better understanding of motivating factors for nurses' regarding full-time, part-time or casual work options...
  30. ncbi request reprint The behavioural outcomes of quality improvement teams: the role of team success and team identification
    D M Irvine
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Health Serv Manage Res 13:78-89. 2000
    ..It is concluded that participation on QI teams can lead to organizational learning, resulting in the inculcation of positive 'extra-role' and 'in-role' job behaviour...
  31. pmc Getting teams to talk: development and pilot implementation of a checklist to promote interprofessional communication in the OR
    L Lingard
    University of Toronto, Wilson Centre for Research in Education, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:340-6. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Creating a balanced scorecard for a hospital system
    G H Pink
    Department of Health Administration, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Care Finance 27:1-20. 2001
    ..Lessons learned along the way are provided. These lessons may prove valuable to other finance researchers and practitioners who are engaged in performance measurement endeavors...
  33. pmc Communication failures in the operating room: an observational classification of recurrent types and effects
    L Lingard
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:330-4. 2004
    ..This study was part of a larger project to develop a team checklist to improve communication in the OR...
  34. ncbi request reprint The development of the Canadian paediatric trigger tool for identifying potential adverse events
    Anne Matlow
    Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
    Healthc Q 8:90-3. 2005
  35. ncbi request reprint Nurse staffing models as predictors of patient outcomes
    Linda McGillis Hall
    Nursing Effectiveness, Utilization, and Outcomes Research Unit, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Care 41:1096-109. 2003
    ..Little research has been conducted that examined the intended effects of nursing care on clinical outcomes...
  36. ncbi request reprint Addressing the effects of adverse events: study provides insights into patient safety at Canadian hospitals
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    Healthc Q 7:20-1. 2004
  37. ncbi request reprint Assessment of safety culture maturity in a hospital setting
    Madelyn P Law
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario
    Healthc Q 13:110-5. 2010
    ..This article highlights the use of a new tool, the results of a study completed with this tool and how the results can be used to advance safety culture...
  38. ncbi request reprint Role of champions in the implementation of patient safety practice change
    Stephanie Soo
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Healthc Q 12:123-8. 2009
    ..By identifying and elaborating upon specific features of the champion role, this study aims to expand the dialogue about champions for patient safety practice change...
  39. ncbi request reprint Identification of safety outcomes for Canadian home care clients: evidence from the resident assessment instrument--home care reporting system concerning emergency room visits
    Diane M Doran
    Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Healthc Q 12:40-8. 2009
    ..Understanding clients'risk profiles is foundational to effective patient care...
  40. pmc Adverse events among Ontario home care clients associated with emergency room visit or hospitalization: a retrospective cohort study
    Diane M Doran
    Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Suite 130, Toronto, ON M5T 1P8, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:227. 2013
    ..The study reports on the incidence of HC adverse events, the magnitude of the events, the types of events that occur, and the consequences experienced by HC clients in the province of Ontario...
  41. ncbi request reprint Health-care managers in the complex world of health care
    G Ross Baker
    University of Toronto, Ontario
    Clin Leadersh Manag Rev 16:181-6. 2002
  42. ncbi request reprint Error or "act of God"? A study of patients' and operating room team members' perceptions of error definition, reporting, and disclosure
    Sherry Espin
    Donald R Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surgery 139:6-14. 2006
    ..In this study, we describe and compare operative team members' and patients' perceptions of error, reporting of error, and disclosure of error...
  43. ncbi request reprint Reflections on knowledge translation in Canadian NICUs using the EPIQ method
    Catherine M G Cronin
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
    Healthc Q 14:8-16. 2011
    ..Respondents identified the need for additional training and resources in quality improvement. Better communication between clinicians and senior leaders is required to support quality improvement in NICUs...
  44. pmc Consumers of natural health products: natural-born pharmacovigilantes?
    Rishma Walji
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:8. 2010
    ..This study examined how consumers respond when they believe they have experienced NHP-related adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in order to determine how to improve current safety monitoring strategies...
  45. ncbi request reprint Current strategies to improve patient safety in Canada: an overview of federal and provincial initiatives
    Elizabeth Bonney
    Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ontario
    Healthc Q 7:36-41, 2. 2004
    ..While individual hospitals and regions are mounting patient safety efforts, these problems are systemic and require policy and organizational responses from governments and health regions, not just individual organizations...
  46. ncbi request reprint Acute care hospital strategic priorities: perceptions of challenges, control, competition and collaboration in Ontario's evolving healthcare system
    Adalsteinn D Brown
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto
    Healthc Q 8:36-47. 2005
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  47. ncbi request reprint Competency identification and modeling in healthcare leadership
    Judith G Calhoun
    Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 109 S Observatory Road, M3525 SPHII, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    J Health Adm Educ 21:419-40. 2004
    ..Subsequent development of the model will continue to stimulate open exchanges regarding pedagogical practice, as well as facilitate the design of leadership assessments for individuals, programs, organizations, and the field at large...
  48. ncbi request reprint A comparison of systemwide and hospital-specific performance measurement tools
    Clarence Yap
    McKinsey and Company, New York, New York, USA
    J Healthc Manag 50:251-62; discussion 262-3. 2005
    ..Based on the insight from this study and other activities that explore top priorities for hospital management, the issues related to efficiency and human resources should be further examined using SLSs...