W Ward Flemons

Summary

Affiliation: University of Calgary
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Measurement properties of the calgary sleep apnea quality of life index
    W Ward Flemons
    Faculties of Medicine and Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:159-64. 2002
  2. pmc The Seamless Transfer-of-Care Protocol: a randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of an electronic transfer-of-care communication tool
    Barbara M Okoniewska
    Department of Community Health Sciences, W21C Research and Innovation Centre, Institute of Public Health, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:414. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Reporting, learning and the culture of safety
    W Ward Flemons
    University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta
    Healthc Q 15:12-7. 2012
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Access to diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected sleep apnea
    W Ward Flemons
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:668-72. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Home diagnosis of sleep apnea: a systematic review of the literature. An evidence review cosponsored by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Thoracic Society
    W Ward Flemons
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Chest 124:1543-79. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Measuring agreement between diagnostic devices
    W Ward Flemons
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Chest 124:1535-42. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice. Obstructive sleep apnea
    W Ward Flemons
    University of Calgary and Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    N Engl J Med 347:498-504. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Clinical usefulness of home oximetry compared with polysomnography for assessment of sleep apnea
    William A Whitelaw
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171:188-93. 2005
  10. pmc Excessive daytime sleepiness is associated with increased health care utilization among patients referred for assessment of OSA
    Paul E Ronksley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Sleep 34:363-70. 2011

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Measurement properties of the calgary sleep apnea quality of life index
    W Ward Flemons
    Faculties of Medicine and Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:159-64. 2002
    ..It measures components of quality of life that are important to sleep apnea patients, and will be an important outcome measure in clinical trials...
  2. pmc The Seamless Transfer-of-Care Protocol: a randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of an electronic transfer-of-care communication tool
    Barbara M Okoniewska
    Department of Community Health Sciences, W21C Research and Innovation Centre, Institute of Public Health, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:414. 2012
    ..This study examines whether a transfer-of-care (TOC) communication tool is efficacious and cost-effective for reducing hospital readmission, adverse events and adverse drug events as well as reducing death...
  3. ncbi request reprint Reporting, learning and the culture of safety
    W Ward Flemons
    University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta
    Healthc Q 15:12-7. 2012
    ..However, if properly designed and supported, a reporting system can be an important component of an organizational strategy ot foster a safety culture...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Access to diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected sleep apnea
    W Ward Flemons
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:668-72. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Home diagnosis of sleep apnea: a systematic review of the literature. An evidence review cosponsored by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Thoracic Society
    W Ward Flemons
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Chest 124:1543-79. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Measuring agreement between diagnostic devices
    W Ward Flemons
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Chest 124:1535-42. 2003
    ..Each approach has advantages and limitations, which are highlighted in this review...
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice. Obstructive sleep apnea
    W Ward Flemons
    University of Calgary and Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    N Engl J Med 347:498-504. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Clinical usefulness of home oximetry compared with polysomnography for assessment of sleep apnea
    William A Whitelaw
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171:188-93. 2005
    ..We conclude that the ability of physicians to predict the outcome of continuous positive airway treatment in individual patients is not significantly better with polysomnography than with home oximeter-based monitoring...
  10. pmc Excessive daytime sleepiness is associated with increased health care utilization among patients referred for assessment of OSA
    Paul E Ronksley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Sleep 34:363-70. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if excessive daytime sleepiness was independently associated with increased health care utilization among patients referred for assessment of OSA...
  11. ncbi request reprint State of home sleep studies
    Christopher K Li
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, Foothills Hospital, University of Calgary, 211, 108 Edgeridge Terrace Northwest, 1403 29th Street Northwest, Calgary, Alberta, T3A 6C4 Canada
    Clin Chest Med 24:283-95. 2003
    ..Intuitively, this approach could reduce waiting times for polysomnography and delays in diagnosis, but additional evidence for the validity and cost effectiveness of this approach is required...
  12. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in sleep disorders
    Marlene A Reimer
    University of Calgary, Calgary AB, T2N 1N4, Canada
    Sleep Med Rev 7:335-49. 2003
    ..With treatment quality of life scores may or may not improve to the level of population norms, suggesting that currently available treatments may not fully reverse the effects of the common sleep disorders...
  13. ncbi request reprint A decision rule for diagnostic testing in obstructive sleep apnea
    Willis H Tsai
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, AB, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167:1427-32. 2003
    ..This decision rule provides a simple, reliable, and accurate method of identifying a subset patients with, and perhaps more importantly, without OSA...
  14. ncbi request reprint Comparison of home oximetry monitoring with laboratory polysomnography in children
    Valerie G Kirk
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Chest 124:1702-8. 2003
    ..To measure the accuracy and reliability of a portable home oximetry monitor with an automated analysis for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children...
  15. ncbi request reprint Developing a comprehensive patient safety strategy for an integrated Canadian healthcare region
    W Ward Flemons
    Quality, Safety and Health Information, Calgary Health Region, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Healthc Q 8:122-7. 2005
  16. ncbi request reprint Building a safety and quality culture in healthcare: where it starts
    W Ward Flemons
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Healthc Pap 11:41-7; discussion 79-83. 2011
    ..Today's and especially tomorrow's healthcare leaders require a common understanding of how to achieve higher-performing healthcare systems; it is the responsibility of Canada's post-secondary institutions to deliver it...
  17. ncbi request reprint Validation of nasal pressure for the identification of apneas/hypopneas during sleep
    Steven J Heitman
    Department of Medicine, Foothills Hospital University of Calgary, 1403 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9 Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:386-91. 2002
    ..Square root transformation of the nasal pressure signal does not improve these levels of agreement, indicating that it is unnecessary in routine clinical practice for scoring apneas/hypopneas...