Simon Mshana

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc What do hospital decision-makers in Ontario, Canada, have to say about the fairness of priority setting in their institutions?
    David Reeleder
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:8. 2005
  2. pmc Interdisciplinary research: putting the methods under the microscope
    David W Robertson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A1, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 3:20. 2003
  3. pmc Waiting lists for radiation therapy: a case study
    D P D'Souza
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, McMaster University, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 1:3. 2001
  4. pmc Priority setting in developing countries health care institutions: the case of a Ugandan hospital
    Lydia Kapiriri
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L4, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:127. 2006
  5. pmc Adoption of an innovation to repair aortic aneurysms at a Canadian hospital: a qualitative case study and evaluation
    Nathalie M Danjoux
    Department of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:182. 2007
  6. pmc Setting priorities in health care organizations: criteria, processes, and parameters of success
    Jennifer L Gibson
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L4, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:25. 2004
  7. pmc Priority setting: what constitutes success? A conceptual framework for successful priority setting
    Shannon L Sibbald
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:43. 2009
  8. 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
  9. pmc Evaluating priority setting success in healthcare: a pilot study
    Shannon L Sibbald
    School of Health Studies The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, N6A 5B9, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:131. 2010
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. pmc What do hospital decision-makers in Ontario, Canada, have to say about the fairness of priority setting in their institutions?
    David Reeleder
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to elicit hospital decision-makers' self-report of the fairness of priority setting in their hospitals using an explicit conceptual framework, 'accountability for reasonableness'...
  2. pmc Interdisciplinary research: putting the methods under the microscope
    David W Robertson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A1, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 3:20. 2003
    ..While the desirability of interdisciplinary inquiry has been widely acknowledged, indeed has become 'the mantra of science policy', the methods of interdisciplinary collaboration are opaque to outsiders and generally remain undescribed...
  3. pmc Waiting lists for radiation therapy: a case study
    D P D'Souza
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, McMaster University, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 1:3. 2001
    ....
  4. pmc Priority setting in developing countries health care institutions: the case of a Ugandan hospital
    Lydia Kapiriri
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L4, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:127. 2006
    ..The objective of this paper is to describe priority setting in a teaching hospital in Uganda and evaluate the description against an ethical framework for fair priority setting processes--Accountability for Reasonableness...
  5. pmc Adoption of an innovation to repair aortic aneurysms at a Canadian hospital: a qualitative case study and evaluation
    Nathalie M Danjoux
    Department of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:182. 2007
    ....
  6. pmc Setting priorities in health care organizations: criteria, processes, and parameters of success
    Jennifer L Gibson
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L4, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:25. 2004
    ..Very little has been reported from the perspective of Board members and senior managers about what criteria, processes and parameters of success they would use to set priorities fairly...
  7. pmc Priority setting: what constitutes success? A conceptual framework for successful priority setting
    Shannon L Sibbald
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:43. 2009
    ..One way to approach this problem is to determine what all relevant stakeholders understand successful priority setting to mean. The goal of this research was to develop a conceptual framework for successful priority setting...
  8. 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...
  9. pmc Evaluating priority setting success in healthcare: a pilot study
    Shannon L Sibbald
    School of Health Studies The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, N6A 5B9, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:131. 2010
    ..The evaluation process was designed to examine the procedural and substantive dimensions of priority setting using a multi-methods approach, including a staff survey, decision-maker interviews, and document analysis...
  10. 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...
  11. pmc Priority setting for new technologies in medicine: a transdisciplinary study
    Jennifer L Gibson
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College St, Toronto, Canada M5G 1L4
    BMC Health Serv Res 2:14. 2002
    ..Traditional approaches to priority setting for new technologies in medicine are insufficient and there is no widely accepted model that can guide decision makers...
  12. 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'...
  13. pmc Communication of bed allocation decisions in a critical care unit and accountability for reasonableness
    Andrew B Cooper
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:67. 2005
    ..Communication may affect perceptions of fair process for intensive care unit bed allocation decisions through its impact on the publicity condition of accountability for reasonableness...
  14. pmc The effect of priority setting decisions for new cancer drugs on medical oncologists' practice in Ontario: a qualitative study
    Scott R Berry
    Division of Medical Oncology Hematology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:193. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe oncologists' perceptions of the impact of NDFP priority setting decisions on their practice...
  15. ncbi A strategy to improve priority setting in health care institutions
    Doug Martin
    Collaborative Program in Bioethics, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G IL4
    Health Care Anal 11:59-68. 2003
    ..This describe-evaluate-improve strategy is a generalizable method that can be used in different health care institutions to improve priority setting in that context...
  16. pmc An ethical framework for cardiac report cards: a qualitative study
    Shawn A Richard
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G, Canada 1L4
    BMC Med Ethics 6:E3. 2005
    ..An ethical framework in the context of cardiac care provides guidance for developing cardiac report cards (CRCs) that are relevant and legitimate to all stakeholders. The purpose of this study is to develop an ethical framework for CRCs...
  17. ncbi Priority setting in surgery: improve the process and share the learning
    Douglas K Martin
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L4, Canada
    World J Surg 27:962-6. 2003
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  18. pmc What do district health planners in Tanzania think about improving priority setting using 'Accountability for reasonableness'?
    Simon Mshana
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:180. 2007
    ..Can 'accountability for reasonableness' be helpful for improving priority setting in less wealthy countries?..
  19. pmc Access to intensive care unit beds for neurosurgery patients: a qualitative case study
    D K Martin
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74:1299-303. 2003
    ....
  20. doi Public perceptions of ethical issues regarding adult predictive genetic testing
    Douglas K Martin
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, 88 College St, Toronto, ON, M5G 1L4, Canada
    Health Care Anal 18:103-12. 2010
    ..Members of the general public emphasized ethical issues that were different than those identified by experts and patients. It is essential that members of the public be included in complex and controversial public policy decisions...
  21. ncbi Fairness, accountability for reasonableness, and the views of priority setting decision-makers
    Douglas K Martin
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ont M5G 1L4, Canada
    Health Policy 61:279-90. 2002
    ..According to these decision makers, accountability for reasonableness is acceptable and applicable. Our findings also provide refinements to accountability for reasonableness...
  22. ncbi Priority setting in a hospital drug formulary: a qualitative case study and evaluation
    Douglas K Martin
    Joint Center for Bioethics, University of Toronto, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 1L4
    Health Policy 66:295-303. 2003
    ..The process we utilized here, describing using case study methods and evaluating using 'accountability for reasonableness', is a generalizable process for improving the fairness of priority setting in hospital drug formularies...
  23. doi Healthcare sustainability and the challenges of innovation to biopharmaceuticals in Canada
    Zahava R S Rosenberg-Yunger
    Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation and the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Canada
    Health Policy 87:359-68. 2008
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  24. ncbi Stakeholders' views about cardiac report cards: a qualitative study
    Cécile M Bensimon
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Cardiol 20:433-8. 2004
    ..A necessary first step to ground the development of cardiac report cards in actual experience is to understand the views of those most closely involved. To date, there has been no systematic description of stakeholders' views...
  25. ncbi Hospital priority setting with an appeals process: a qualitative case study and evaluation
    Shannon Madden
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 1L4
    Health Policy 73:10-20. 2005
    ..To describe and evaluate priority setting in the context of hospital priority setting and more specifically to evaluate the use of an appeals process...
  26. doi Fairness and accountability for reasonableness. Do the views of priority setting decision makers differ across health systems and levels of decision making?
    Lydia Kapiriri
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 68:766-73. 2009
    ..However, the framework should be used with flexibility to allow for identification of elements and relevant explicit criteria (such as those identified in this study) - that may not directly fit under any of the four conditions...
  27. ncbi Participation in health care priority-setting through the eyes of the participants
    Douglas K Martin
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L4, Canada
    J Health Serv Res Policy 7:222-9. 2002
    ..To begin addressing these gaps, we interviewed individuals who participated on two priority-setting committees to identify key insights from participants about participation...
  28. ncbi A strategy to improve priority setting in developing countries
    Lydia Kapiriri
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1L4
    Health Care Anal 15:159-67. 2007
    ....
  29. ncbi Priority setting at the micro-, meso- and macro-levels in Canada, Norway and Uganda
    Lydia Kapiriri
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Health Policy 82:78-94. 2007
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  30. ncbi Bedside rationing by health practitioners: a case study in a Ugandan hospital
    Lydia Kapiriri
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 27:44-52. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe bedside rationing by health practitioners in a teaching hospital in Uganda...
  31. doi Responding to trust: surgeons' perspective on informed consent
    Martin F McKneally
    Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Department of Surgery and Joint Centre for Bioethics, Toronto, ON, Canada
    World J Surg 33:1341-7. 2009
    ..We conducted a series of qualitative studies, asking patients and surgeons to describe their experience and beliefs about informed decision-making and consent. This study focuses on surgeons' views...
  32. pmc The Global Fund Secretariat's suspension of funding to Uganda: how could this have been avoided?
    Lydia Kapiriri
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Bull World Health Organ 84:576-80. 2006
    ....
  33. ncbi Priority setting and cardiac surgery: a qualitative case study
    Nancy A Walton
    Faculty of Community Services, The School of Nursing, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5B 2K3
    Health Policy 80:444-58. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe priority setting in cardiac surgery and evaluate it using an ethical framework, "accountability for reasonableness"...
  34. ncbi Introduction: promoting global health through biotechnology
    Halla Thorsteinsdóttir
    Canadian Program on Genomics and Global Health, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics and Department of Public Health Sciences, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L4, Canada
    Nat Biotechnol 22:DC3-7. 2004
  35. ncbi Ethical issues related to cardiac report cards
    Shauna Nast
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Cardiol 20:325-8. 2004
    ..To push forward the report card initiative, a close relationship among stakeholders is encouraged, ie, among those developing cardiac report cards, those whom report cards evaluate and the intended audiences of report cards...
  36. ncbi Evidence, economics and ethics: resource allocation in health services organizations
    Jennifer L Gibson
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Ontario, Canada
    Healthc Q 8:50-9, 4. 2005
    ..Various approaches have been developed to assist decision-makers to set priorities in their organizations. The dominant approaches come from evidence-based medicine, economics and ethics...
  37. ncbi Leadership and priority setting: the perspective of hospital CEOs
    David Reeleder
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5T 3M6
    Health Policy 79:24-34. 2006
    ..It also provides a leadership guide for decision makers to improve the quality of their leadership, and in so doing, we believe, the fairness of their priority setting...
  38. ncbi Priority setting in hospitals: fairness, inclusiveness, and the problem of institutional power differences
    Jennifer L Gibson
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 1L4
    Soc Sci Med 61:2355-62. 2005
    ....
  39. ncbi Patients' views about cardiac report cards: a qualitative study
    Shawn A Richard
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 21:943-7. 2005
    ..Although the views of experts have been described, the views of cardiac patients, arguably the most important stakeholders, have not yet been described...
  40. ncbi Concerns about ethical review of health research in India
    Y Mohanan Nair
    General Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695011, India
    Indian J Med Ethics 1:119-20. 2004
  41. 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
  42. ncbi The leap to trust: perspective of cholecystectomy patients on informed decision making and consent
    Martin F McKneally
    Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Surg 199:51-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the patients' perspective on the process of informed decision making and consent to operative treatment in the context of a less frightening illness and intervention...
  43. ncbi Theatre as a public engagement tool for health-policy development
    Jeff Nisker
    Schulich School of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Health Policy 78:258-71. 2006
    ..To explore theatre as a public engagement tool for health-policy development...
  44. ncbi A qualitative study of attitudes toward error in patients facing brain tumour surgery
    Mark Bernstein
    Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 31:208-12. 2004
    ..Medical error is an extremely important component of patient safety and requires intense study. The present investigation undertook to examine patients' perceptions and attitudes regarding medical error...
  45. ncbi Top ten biotechnologies for improving health in developing countries
    Abdallah S Daar
    Program in Applied Ethics and Biotechnology, Joint Centre for Bioethics, Department of Public Health Sciences, Pan American Health Organization World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Ontario M5G 1 L4, Canada
    Nat Genet 32:229-32. 2002
    ..The results offer concrete guidance to those in a position to influence the direction of research and development, and challenge common assumptions about the relevance and affordability of biotechnology for developing countries...
  46. pmc Nanotechnology and the developing world
    Fabio Salamanca-Buentello
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    PLoS Med 2:e97. 2005
  47. pmc Regenerative medicine and the developing world
    Heather L Greenwood
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    PLoS Med 3:e381. 2006
  48. ncbi Evaluation of an integrated model of discharge planning: achieving quality discharges in an efficient and ethical way
    Donna L Wells
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 34:103-22. 2002
    ..Further, hospital resources were used efficiently and patients were involved in decision-making. The study represents a successful implementation of a promising approach to discharge planning...
  49. ncbi Seasonal bed closures in an intensive care unit: a qualitative study
    Graeme M Rocker
    Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Crit Care 18:25-30. 2003
    ..To describe perceptions of the administrative procedures for seasonal bed closures and their consequences in the intensive care unit (ICU), and to critique this example of health care priority setting for legitimacy and fairness...
  50. ncbi Priority setting in a hospital critical care unit: qualitative case study
    Jens Mielke
    University of Zimbabwe Medical School, Zimbabwe
    Crit Care Med 31:2764-8. 2003
    ..To describe priority setting for admissions in a hospital critical care unit and to evaluate it using the ethical framework of "accountability for reasonableness...
  51. ncbi South Africa--blazing a trail for African biotechnology
    Marion Motari
    UNU INTECH MERIT Programme, United Nations University, Institute for New Technologies, Keizer Karelplein 19, 6211 TC Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Nat Biotechnol 22:DC37-41. 2004