Wendy Levinson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of surgeon-patient communication: strengths and opportunities for improvement
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 93:3-17. 2013
  2. pmc Exploring mentorship as a strategy to build capacity for knowledge translation research and practice: protocol for a qualitative study
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Implement Sci 4:55. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Strategic planning in a complex academic environment: lessons from one academic health center
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Acad Med 82:806-11. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Disclosing medical errors to patients: a challenge for health care professionals and institutions
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 76:296-9. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint When most doctors are women: what lies ahead?
    Wendy Levinson
    St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 141:471-4. 2004
  6. pmc Disclosing medical errors to patients: a status report in 2007
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 177:265-7. 2007
  7. pmc "It's not what you say ...": racial disparities in communication between orthopedic surgeons and patients
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Care 46:410-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of physician disclosure of financial incentives on trust
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 165:625-30. 2005
  9. pmc Not all patients want to participate in decision making. A national study of public preferences
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 20:531-5. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint What is an academic general internist? Career options and training pathways
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 190 Elizabeth St, Suite 3 805, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 1W8
    JAMA 288:2045-8. 2002

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Publications80

  1. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of surgeon-patient communication: strengths and opportunities for improvement
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 93:3-17. 2013
    ..Surgeons need particularly effective communication skills to discuss complicated procedures and help patients make informed choices. We conducted a systematic review of the literature on surgeon-patient communication...
  2. pmc Exploring mentorship as a strategy to build capacity for knowledge translation research and practice: protocol for a qualitative study
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Implement Sci 4:55. 2009
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Strategic planning in a complex academic environment: lessons from one academic health center
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Acad Med 82:806-11. 2007
    ..The process the authors describe is applicable to multiple academic units, including divisions/sections, departments, or thematic programs in AHCs...
  4. ncbi request reprint Disclosing medical errors to patients: a challenge for health care professionals and institutions
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 76:296-9. 2009
    ..This article also includes a description of the changing policy environment in North America that is encouraging and mandating disclosure of errors...
  5. ncbi request reprint When most doctors are women: what lies ahead?
    Wendy Levinson
    St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 141:471-4. 2004
    ..We also consider the potential positive and negative consequences of a predominantly female physician workforce on these domains...
  6. pmc Disclosing medical errors to patients: a status report in 2007
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 177:265-7. 2007
  7. pmc "It's not what you say ...": racial disparities in communication between orthopedic surgeons and patients
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Care 46:410-6. 2008
    ..Understanding racial disparities in communication is essential to provide quality care to all patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of physician disclosure of financial incentives on trust
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 165:625-30. 2005
    ..Many physicians receive financial incentives to limit their ordering of expensive tests and procedures. While Medicare mandates disclosure of incentives, it is not clear how to inform patients without undermining trust...
  9. pmc Not all patients want to participate in decision making. A national study of public preferences
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 20:531-5. 2005
    ..The Institute of Medicine calls for physicians to engage patients in making clinical decisions, but not every patient may want the same level of participation...
  10. ncbi request reprint What is an academic general internist? Career options and training pathways
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 190 Elizabeth St, Suite 3 805, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 1W8
    JAMA 288:2045-8. 2002
    ..This article describes the typical job description, training pathway, and rewards and challenges for each path for students and residents considering a career in academic general internal medicine...
  11. ncbi request reprint Patient-physician communication as organizational innovation in the managed care setting
    Wendy Levinson
    University of Toronto, Department of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Manag Care 8:622-30. 2002
    ..Specific suggestions are provided for physician leaders and administrators who are considering similar programs in their settings...
  12. ncbi request reprint How much do surgeons like their patients?
    Wendy Levinson
    St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5B 1W8
    Patient Educ Couns 61:429-34. 2006
    ..Our objectives were: (1) to examine how much surgeons like their patients and (2) to assess the relationship of surgeons' liking to patient and surgeon characteristics and to patient satisfaction...
  13. pmc Universal health insurance and health care access for homeless persons
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 100:1454-61. 2010
    ..We examined the extent of unmet needs and barriers to accessing health care among homeless people within a universal health insurance system...
  14. pmc A comprehensive assessment of health care utilization among homeless adults under a system of universal health insurance
    Stephen W Hwang
    Stephen W Hwang, Catharine Chambers, and Shirley Chiu are with the Centre for Research on Inner City Health, part of the Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario Marko Katic and Alex Kiss are with the Department of Research Design and Biostatistics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto Donald A Redelmeier is with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto Wendy Levinson is with the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
    Am J Public Health 103:S294-301. 2013
    ..We comprehensively assessed health care utilization in a population-based sample of homeless adults and matched controls under a universal health insurance system...
  15. pmc Predictors of medical or surgical and psychiatric hospitalizations among a population-based cohort of homeless adults
    Catharine Chambers
    Catharine Chambers, Shirley Chiu, and Stephen W Hwang are with the Centre for Research on Inner City Health, part of the Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario Marko Katic and Alex Kiss are with the Department of Research Design and Biostatistics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto Donald A Redelmeier is with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto Wendy Levinson is with the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto
    Am J Public Health 103:S380-8. 2013
    ..We identified factors associated with inpatient hospitalizations among a population-based cohort of homeless adults in Toronto, Ontario...
  16. pmc Drug problems among homeless individuals in Toronto, Canada: prevalence, drugs of choice, and relation to health status
    Michelle N Grinman
    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 10:94. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of drug use among a representative sample of homeless individuals and to examine the association between drug problems and physical and mental health status...
  17. pmc High utilizers of emergency health services in a population-based cohort of homeless adults
    Catharine Chambers
    Catharine Chambers, Shirley Chiu, and Stephen W Hwang are with the Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario Marko Katic and Alex Kiss are with the Department of Research Design and Biostatistics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto Donald A Redelmeier is with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto Wendy Levinson is with the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto
    Am J Public Health 103:S302-10. 2013
    ..We identified predictors of emergency department (ED) use among a population-based prospective cohort of homeless adults in Toronto, Ontario...
  18. doi request reprint Not overstepping professional boundaries: the challenging role of nurses in simulated error disclosures
    Lianne Jeffs
    St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Nurs Care Qual 26:320-7. 2011
    ..Study findings point to multilevel strategies including cultural, structural, and educational approaches to enhancing the key roles that nurses need to play in error disclosure to patients and families...
  19. doi request reprint Sustaining quality improvement and patient safety training in graduate medical education: lessons from social theory
    Brian M Wong
    Continuing Education and Faculty Development in Quality and Safety, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Med 88:1149-56. 2013
    ..The authors conducted a case study using Bourdieu's concepts of "field" and "habitus" to identify theoretically derived strategies that can promote sustained implementation of QI/PS curricula...
  20. doi request reprint A new way of relating: perceptions associated with a team-based error disclosure simulation intervention
    Lianne Jeffs
    Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s, Toronto, Canada
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:i57-60. 2010
    ..To address this knowledge gap, a study was undertaken to explore the perceptions associated with an educational simulation intervention for team-based error disclosure...
  21. doi request reprint Do patients' communication behaviors provide insight into their preferences for participation in decision making?
    Pamela L Hudak
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto ON, Canada, M5B 1W8
    Med Decis Making 28:385-93. 2008
    ..How physicians should determine these preferences is unclear...
  22. pmc Multidimensional social support and the health of homeless individuals
    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, 30 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urban Health 86:791-803. 2009
    ..g., social capital) and their influence on the health of homeless individuals...
  23. pmc Are physicians ready for patients with Internet-based health information?
    Farah Ahmad
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 8:e22. 2006
    ..An increasing number of patients bring Internet-based health information to medical consultations. However, little is known about how physicians experience, manage, and view these patients...
  24. pmc Public views on a wait time management initiative: a matter of communication
    Rebecca A Bruni
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:228. 2010
    ..Scholars and governmental reports have advocated for increased public involvement in wait time management. We provide empirically derived recommendations for public engagement in a wait time management initiative...
  25. pmc Older patients' unexpressed concerns about orthopaedic surgery
    Pamela L Hudak
    The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:1427-35. 2008
    ..The objectives of this study were to explore the nature of patient concerns regarding orthopaedic surgery and to describe how patients raise concerns during visits with orthopaedic surgeons and how orthopaedic surgeons respond...
  26. ncbi request reprint Computer-assisted screening for intimate partner violence and control: a randomized trial
    Farah Ahmad
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 151:93-102. 2009
    ..Intimate partner violence and control (IPVC) is prevalent and can be a serious health risk to women...
  27. pmc The effect of traumatic brain injury on the health of homeless people
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 179:779-84. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury and its association with current health conditions in a representative sample of homeless people in Toronto, Ontario...
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint Quality improvement in medical education: current state and future directions
    Brian M Wong
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Educ 46:107-19. 2012
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint How surgeons disclose medical errors to patients: a study using standardized patients
    David K Chan
    Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Surgery 138:851-8. 2005
    ..For surgeons, communication about errors is particularly important since surgical errors can have devastating consequences. Our objective was to explore how surgeons disclose medical errors using standardized patients...
  31. pmc Informed decision-making in elective major vascular surgery: analysis of 145 surgeon-patient consultations
    Edward Etchells
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Can J Surg 54:173-8. 2011
    ....
  32. pmc Public engagement in setting priorities in health care
    Rebecca A Bruni
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    CMAJ 179:15-8. 2008
  33. ncbi request reprint Skills of internal medicine residents in disclosing medical errors: a study using standardized patients
    Lynfa Stroud
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Med 84:1803-8. 2009
    ..To determine internal medicine (IM) residents' ability to disclose a medical error using standardized patients (SPs) and to survey residents' experiences of disclosure...
  34. pmc Factors associated with poor mental health status among homeless women with and without dependent children
    Catharine Chambers
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8, Canada
    Community Ment Health J 50:553-9. 2014
    ..Efforts to improve mental health in this population will need to address the associated problems of victimization, substance abuse, and lack of social supports...
  35. doi request reprint Teaching medical error disclosure to physicians-in-training: a scoping review
    Lynfa Stroud
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Med 88:884-92. 2013
    ..This scoping review identified published studies of error disclosure curricula targeting physicians-in-training (residents or medical students)...
  36. doi request reprint Grounded theory, mixed methods, and action research
    Lorelei Lingard
    SickKids Learning Institute and Department of Paediatrics and Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth Street, Eaton South 1 565, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4
    BMJ 337:a567. 2008
  37. doi request reprint The impact of leadership training programs on physicians in academic medical centers: a systematic review
    Sharon E Straus
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, and Knowledge Translation Program, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Med 88:710-23. 2013
    ..To identify the impact of leadership training programs at academic medical centers (AMCs) on physicians' knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes...
  38. pmc Public involvement in the priority setting activities of a wait time management initiative: a qualitative case study
    Rebecca A Bruni
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:186. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe and evaluate priority setting for the Ontario Wait Time Strategy, with special attention to public engagement...
  39. 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...
  40. pmc Violence involving intimate partners: prevalence in Canadian family practice
    Farah Ahmad
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health at 70 Richmond, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
    Can Fam Physician 53:461-8, 460. 2007
    ..To investigate the prevalence of violence involving intimate partners among women visiting Canadian family practices and to assess participants' attitudes toward future use of computer-assisted screening for violence and other health risks...
  41. pmc Perspectives of family physicians on computer-assisted health-risk assessments
    Farah Ahmad
    Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Division, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 12:e12. 2010
    ..The firsthand experience of physicians using computer-assisted health-risk assessment is salient for designing practical eHealth solutions...
  42. doi request reprint An introduction to reading and appraising qualitative research
    Ayelet Kuper
    Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
    BMJ 337:a288. 2008
  43. doi request reprint Commentary: the right time to rethink part-time careers
    Valerie A Palda
    Department of Medicine and Health Policy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Acad Med 84:9-10. 2009
    ..The authors describe some of the benefits and drawbacks of part-time work, and they offer advice for faculty members seeking part-time careers and for leaders seeking to employ them...
  44. doi request reprint Developing physician communication skills for patient-centered care
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1310-8. 2010
    ..Policy makers and stakeholders can leverage training grants, payment incentives, certification requirements, and other mechanisms to develop and reward effective patient-centered communication...
  45. doi request reprint Does the public think it is reasonable to wait for more evidence before funding innovative health technologies? The case of PET scanning in Ontario
    Roger Chafe
    Cancer Services and Policy Research Unit, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 26:192-7. 2010
    ..The case considered is the Ontario (Canada) government's decision to restrict access to positron emission tomography (PET) scans until further evidence becomes available...
  46. doi request reprint Teaching quality improvement and patient safety to trainees: a systematic review
    Brian M Wong
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Med 85:1425-39. 2010
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Critically appraising qualitative research
    Ayelet Kuper
    Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room HG 08, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
    BMJ 337:a1035. 2008
  48. ncbi request reprint Creative professional activity: an additional platform for promotion of faculty
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Med 81:568-70. 2006
    ..CPA is consistent with the Department of Medicine's goal of achieving excellence through original research, education, or creative work that advances the care of patients...
  49. doi request reprint Continuing medical education and quality improvement: a match made in heaven?
    Kaveh G Shojania
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto Centre for Patient Safety, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 156:305-8. 2012
    ..The authors touch on possible incentives to make such integrated models of CME and QI attractive to practitioners...
  50. pmc Pay for performance: learning about quality
    Chaim M Bell
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 176:1717-9. 2007
  51. ncbi request reprint US physician practices versus Canadians: spending nearly four times as much money interacting with payers
    Dante Morra
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1443-50. 2011
    ..6 billion per year. The results support the opinion shared by many US health care leaders interviewed for this study that interactions between physician practices and health plans could be performed much more efficiently...
  52. ncbi request reprint US and Canadian physicians' attitudes and experiences regarding disclosing errors to patients
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Departments of Medicine and Medical History and Ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine, 4311 11th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1605-11. 2006
    ..Yet, little is known about the malpractice environment's actual effect on physicians' error disclosure attitudes and experiences...
  53. ncbi request reprint Disclosing harmful medical errors to patients
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105 4608, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:2713-9. 2007
  54. pmc Synthesis of scientific disciplines in pursuit of health: the Interactive Biopsychosocial Model
    Stacy Tessler Lindau
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine Geriatrics, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Ave, MC2050, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Perspect Biol Med 46:S74-86. 2003
    ..The model provides a dynamic, dyadic, framework for building scientific hypotheses about the etiologies and consequences of health, well-being, and disease throughout the life course...
  55. ncbi request reprint Patient-provider discussions about conflicts of interest in managed care: physicians' perceptions
    Rita Gorawara-Bhat
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Ill, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:564-71. 2003
    ..Little is known about how this issue affects encounters between doctors and patients, or about the communication strategies physicians endorse for responding to such concerns...
  56. ncbi request reprint Resident satisfaction on an academic hospitalist service: time to teach
    Paul Chung
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Med 112:597-601. 2002
  57. ncbi request reprint Factors that predict better informed consent
    Clarence H Braddock
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Clin Ethics 13:344-52. 2002
  58. ncbi request reprint Evaluating surgeons' informed decision making skills: pilot test using a videoconferenced standardised patient
    Sarah L Clever
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Med Educ 37:1094-9. 2003
    ..Standardised patients (SPs) are effective in evaluating communication skills, but not every training site may have the resources to develop and maintain SP programmes...
  59. ncbi request reprint Surgeons' tone of voice: a clue to malpractice history
    Nalini Ambady
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Boston, Mass, USA
    Surgery 132:5-9. 2002
    ..Relatively little is known, however, about the impact of the communication behaviors of surgeons. In the current study, we investigated the relationship between judgments of surgeons' voice tone and their malpractice claims history...
  60. ncbi request reprint Patients' and physicians' attitudes regarding the disclosure of medical errors
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356178, Seattle, WA 98195 0001, USA
    JAMA 289:1001-7. 2003
    ..Disclosure of errors to patients is desired by patients and recommended by ethicists and professional organizations, but little is known about how patients and physicians think medical errors should be discussed...
  61. ncbi request reprint Choosing your words carefully: how physicians would disclose harmful medical errors to patients
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Departments of Medicine and Medical History and Ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine, 4311 11th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1585-93. 2006
    ..Little is known about how physicians approach disclosure. The objective of the present study was to describe how physicians disclose errors to patients...
  62. pmc The future of general internal medicine. Report and recommendations from the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Task Force on the Domain of General Internal Medicine
    Eric B Larson
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, Washington 98101 1448, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:69-77. 2004
    ..We believe these changes constitute a paradigm shift that can benefit patients and the public and reenergize general internal medicine...
  63. pmc Effect of the inpatient general medicine rotation on student pursuit of a generalist career
    Vineet Arora
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:471-5. 2006
    ..Entry into general internal medicine (GIM) has declined. The effect of the inpatient general medicine rotation on medical student career choices is uncertain...
  64. ncbi request reprint The emotional impact of medical errors on practicing physicians in the United States and Canada
    Amy D Waterman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:467-76. 2007
    ..Being involved in medical errors can compound the job-related stress many physicians experience. The impact of errors on physicians was examined...
  65. ncbi request reprint The attitudes and experiences of trainees regarding disclosing medical errors to patients
    Andrew A White
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98105 4608, USA
    Acad Med 83:250-6. 2008
    ..To measure trainees' attitudes and experiences regarding medical error and error disclosure...
  66. pmc "Surgery is certainly one good option": quality and time-efficiency of informed decision-making in surgery
    Clarence Braddock
    Stanford University School of Medicine, 251 Campus Drive, MC 5475, Stanford, CA 94305 5475, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:1830-8. 2008
    ..This study was designed to explore the quality of informed decision-making in orthopaedic practice and to identify excellent time-efficient examples with older patients...
  67. doi request reprint Lost opportunities: how physicians communicate about medical errors
    Jane Garbutt
    Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:246-55. 2008
    ..Efforts to promote error reporting might not reach their potential unless physicians become more effectively engaged in reporting errors at their institutions...
  68. pmc Revalidation of physicians in Canada: are we passing the test?
    Wendy Levinson
    CMAJ 179:979-80. 2008
  69. ncbi request reprint Disclosing harmful medical errors to patients: a time for professional action
    Thomas H Gallagher
    University of Washington School of Medicine, 4311 11th Ave NE, Suite 230, Campus Box 354981, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1819-24. 2005
  70. pmc What do physicians tell patients about themselves? A qualitative analysis of physician self-disclosure
    Mary Catherine Beach
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:911-6. 2004
    ..Physician self-disclosure (PSD) has been alternatively described as a boundary violation or a means to foster trust and rapport with patients. We analyzed a series of physician self-disclosure statements to inform the current controversy...
  71. ncbi request reprint A trial of disclosing physicians' financial incentives to patients
    Steven D Pearson
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:623-8. 2006
    ..Concern regarding financial conflict of interest for physicians has led to calls for disclosure of financial incentives to patients. However, limited data on the outcomes of disclosure exist to guide policy...
  72. pmc Is physician self-disclosure related to patient evaluation of office visits?
    Mary Catherine Beach
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:905-10. 2004
    ..Physician self-disclosure has been viewed either positively or negatively, but little is known about how patients respond to physician self-disclosure...
  73. ncbi request reprint Resuscitating the physician-patient relationship: emergency department communication in an academic medical center
    Karin V Rhodes
    Health Services Research Group, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 44:262-7. 2004
    ..We characterize communication in an urban, academic medical center emergency department (ED) with regard to the timing and nature of the medical history survey and physical examination and discharge instructions...
  74. ncbi request reprint Teaching the psychosocial aspects of care in the clinical setting: practical recommendations
    David E Kern
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center B 235, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224 2780, USA
    Acad Med 80:8-20. 2005
    ..For these problems, where high-level evidence exists, specific psychosocial questions for screening and case finding are provided...
  75. ncbi request reprint A prescription for protecting the doctor-patient relationship
    Thomas H Gallagher
    University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356178, Seattle, WA 98195 6178, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:61-8. 2004
    ..These measures will help restore the essential element of superb healthcare: a strong doctor-patient relationship...
  76. ncbi request reprint Effects of physician experience on costs and outcomes on an academic general medicine service: results of a trial of hospitalists
    David Meltzer
    Section of General Internal Medicine, The University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Ann Intern Med 137:866-74. 2002
    ..Hospitalists may decrease costs and improve outcomes in hospitalized patients, but existing evidence is limited and has not identified mechanisms for such effects...
  77. pmc "You're not a victim of domestic violence, are you?" Provider patient communication about domestic violence
    Karin V Rhodes
    Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:620-7. 2007
    ..Women who are victims of domestic violence frequently seek care in an emergency department. However, it is challenging to hold sensitive conversations in this environment...
  78. doi request reprint Disclosing medical errors: we're halfway there
    Wendy Levinson
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:991-2. 2008
  79. pmc A study of sexuality and health among older adults in the United States
    Stacy Tessler Lindau
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL 60637, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:762-74. 2007
    ..Despite the aging of the population, little is known about the sexual behaviors and sexual function of older people...
  80. ncbi request reprint A call for fairness in formulary decisions
    Wendy Levinson
    Arch Intern Med 166:16-8. 2006

Research Grants6

  1. PATIENT PREFERENCES FOR DISCLOSURE: A NATIONAL SURVEY
    Wendy Levinson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. PATIENT PREFERENCES FOR DISCLOSURE: A NATIONAL SURVEY
    Wendy Levinson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. INFORMED DECISION MAKING IN OLDER PATIENTS AND SURGEONS
    Wendy Levinson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The study also forms the scientific foundation of a major education initiative by the AAOS designed to improve the communication skills of surgeons and ultimately the care of patients. ..
  4. INFORMED DECISION MAKING IN OLDER PATIENTS AND SURGEONS
    Wendy Levinson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The study also forms the scientific foundation of a major education initiative by the AAOS designed to improve the communication skills of surgeons and ultimately the care of patients. ..
  5. INFORMED DECISION MAKING IN OLDER PATIENTS AND SURGEONS
    Wendy Levinson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The study also forms the scientific foundation of a major education initiative by the AAOS designed to improve the communication skills of surgeons and ultimately the care of patients. ..
  6. INFORMED DECISION MAKING IN OLDER PATIENTS AND SURGEONS
    Wendy Levinson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The study also forms the scientific foundation of a major education initiative by the AAOS designed to improve the communication skills of surgeons and ultimately the care of patients. ..