Nick Black

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Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A national strategy for research and development: lessons from England
    N Black
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Annu Rev Public Health 18:485-505. 1997
  2. pmc Impact of surgery for stress incontinence on morbidity: cohort study
    N Black
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    BMJ 315:1493-8. 1997
  3. ncbi request reprint What makes a good reviewer and a good review for a general medical journal?
    N Black
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England
    JAMA 280:231-3. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint Books that have changed health services and health care policy
    Nick Black
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 11:180-3. 2006
  5. pmc Factors associated with non-response in routine use of patient reported outcome measures after elective surgery in England
    Andrew Hutchings
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:34. 2012
  6. pmc 'Referral into a void': opinions of general practitioners and others on single point of access to mental health care
    Rosalind Raine
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J R Soc Med 98:153-7. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Is publicly funded health care really distributed according to need? The example of cardiac rehabilitation in the UK
    Rosalind Raine
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Health Policy 67:227-35. 2004
  8. pmc Clinicians' and patients' views of metrics of change derived from patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for comparing providers' performance of surgery
    Zoe Hildon
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:171. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Late response to patient-reported outcome questionnaires after surgery was associated with worse outcome
    Andrew Hutchings
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, United Kingdom
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:218-25. 2013
  10. doi request reprint 'Not quite Jericho, but more doors than there used to be'. Staff views of the impact of 'modernization' on boundaries around adult critical care services in England
    Mary Durand
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 15:229-35. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint A national strategy for research and development: lessons from England
    N Black
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Annu Rev Public Health 18:485-505. 1997
    ..Other countries with a unified health system could learn much from the English experience. Countries with pluralist systems might benefit from specific parts of the experience...
  2. pmc Impact of surgery for stress incontinence on morbidity: cohort study
    N Black
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    BMJ 315:1493-8. 1997
    ..To describe the impact of surgery for stress incontinence on the severity of symptoms, other mental and physical symptoms, and overall health. To describe the incidence of postoperative complications...
  3. ncbi request reprint What makes a good reviewer and a good review for a general medical journal?
    N Black
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England
    JAMA 280:231-3. 1998
    ..Selecting peer reviewers who will provide high-quality reviews is a central task of editors of biomedical journals...
  4. ncbi request reprint Books that have changed health services and health care policy
    Nick Black
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 11:180-3. 2006
  5. pmc Factors associated with non-response in routine use of patient reported outcome measures after elective surgery in England
    Andrew Hutchings
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:34. 2012
    ..We studied whether non-response rates to post-operative questionnaires are associated with patients' characteristics and organisational features of providers...
  6. pmc 'Referral into a void': opinions of general practitioners and others on single point of access to mental health care
    Rosalind Raine
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J R Soc Med 98:153-7. 2005
    ..Effective interprofessional management of individual patients depends upon confidence in colleagues' skills and good communication. Factors that hamper these must be addressed in the development of this system of referral...
  7. ncbi request reprint Is publicly funded health care really distributed according to need? The example of cardiac rehabilitation in the UK
    Rosalind Raine
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Health Policy 67:227-35. 2004
    ..To demonstrate the importance of measuring both the horizontal and vertical components of equity in order to examine whether patients are receiving the health care that they need...
  8. pmc Clinicians' and patients' views of metrics of change derived from patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for comparing providers' performance of surgery
    Zoe Hildon
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:171. 2012
    ..Our objectives were to determine the relative frequency of use of different metrics that can be derived from PROMs, explore clinicians' and patients' views of the options available, and make recommendations...
  9. doi request reprint Late response to patient-reported outcome questionnaires after surgery was associated with worse outcome
    Andrew Hutchings
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, United Kingdom
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:218-25. 2013
    ..Nonresponse to patient-reported outcome (PRO) questionnaires after surgery might bias the results. Our aim was to gauge the potential impact of nonresponse bias by comparing the outcomes of early and late responders...
  10. doi request reprint 'Not quite Jericho, but more doors than there used to be'. Staff views of the impact of 'modernization' on boundaries around adult critical care services in England
    Mary Durand
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 15:229-35. 2010
    ..Modernization' policies aimed to alter the boundaries around critical care and create a comprehensive, seamless service...
  11. doi request reprint Using patient-reported outcomes (PROs) to compare the providers of surgery: does the choice of measure matter?
    Jenny Neuburger
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Med Care 51:517-23. 2013
    ..Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are being used to compare health care providers with little knowledge of how the choice of measure affects such comparisons...
  12. doi request reprint Funnel plots for comparing provider performance based on patient-reported outcome measures
    Jenny Neuburger
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:1020-6. 2011
    ..For health performance indicators derived from skewed distributions, funnel plots designed with symmetric control limits may increase the risk of false alarms about poor performance...
  13. doi request reprint Making data more meaningful: patients' views of the format and content of quality indicators comparing health care providers
    Zoe Hildon
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 88:298-304. 2012
    ..Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are being used to inform national quality indicators for health care providers in England. Our objective was to explore patients' views of different formats and content of these data displays...
  14. doi request reprint Single item on patients' satisfaction with condition provided additional insight into impact of surgery
    Kirstin Grosse Frie
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, United Kingdom
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:619-26. 2012
    ..To determine the value of a single item on patients' satisfaction with their condition for assessing outcome in four common surgical procedures...
  15. ncbi request reprint An experimental study of determinants of group judgments in clinical guideline development
    Rosalind Raine
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Lancet 364:429-37. 2004
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  16. pmc Evaluation of modernisation of adult critical care services in England: time series and cost effectiveness analysis
    Andrew Hutchings
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 339:b4353. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact and cost effectiveness of a programme to transform adult critical care throughout England initiated in late 2000...
  17. doi request reprint Clinicians' views of formats of performance comparisons
    Dominique Allwood
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 19:86-93. 2013
    ..Our aim was to explore clinicians' comprehension and preferences of format and content in displaying provider outcomes using comparisons of patient reported outcome measures data...
  18. doi request reprint Modernisation as a professionalising strategy: the case of critical care in England
    Judith Green
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Sociol Health Illn 33:819-36. 2011
    ..Their accounts suggest that modernisation can be a professionalising strategy, with responses to change being neither resistant nor compliant, but sceptically strategic...
  19. pmc Referral recommendations for osteoarthritis of the knee incorporating patients' preferences
    Nyokabi Musila
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Fam Pract 28:68-74. 2011
    ..We used an innovative approach to develop a referral guideline for patients with chronic knee pain that explicitly incorporates patients' preferences...
  20. ncbi request reprint A comparison of formal consensus methods used for developing clinical guidelines
    Andrew Hutchings
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 11:218-24. 2006
    ..To compare two consensus development methods commonly used for developing clinical guidelines in terms of the judgments produced, closeness of consensus, amount of change between rounds, concordance with research evidence and reliability...
  21. doi request reprint Using clinical databases to evaluate healthcare interventions
    Sheila Harvey
    Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 26:86-94. 2010
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  22. pmc London's last remaining Georgian workhouse infirmary under threat
    Nick Black
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London
    BMJ 335:1312. 2007
  23. pmc Cemented, cementless, and hybrid prostheses for total hip replacement: cost effectiveness analysis
    Mark Pennington
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    BMJ 346:f1026. 2013
    ..To compare the cost effectiveness of the three most commonly chosen types of prosthesis for total hip replacement...
  24. pmc A cradle of reform
    Nick Black
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J R Soc Med 100:175-9. 2007
  25. pmc The lost hospitals of St Luke's
    Nick Black
    Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J R Soc Med 100:125-9. 2007
  26. doi request reprint Use of national clinical databases for informing and for evaluating health care policies
    Nick Black
    Policy Research Unit in Policy Innovation Research, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Health Policy 109:131-6. 2013
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  27. pmc Functional outcome, revision rates and mortality after primary total hip replacement--a national comparison of nine prosthesis brands in England
    Mark Pennington
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e73228. 2013
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  28. pmc Developing clinical guidelines: a challenge to current methods
    Rosalind Raine
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 331:631-3. 2005
  29. pmc What errors do peer reviewers detect, and does training improve their ability to detect them?
    Sara Schroter
    BMJ BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, UK
    J R Soc Med 101:507-14. 2008
    ..To analyse data from a trial and report the frequencies with which major and minor errors are detected at a general medical journal, the types of errors missed and the impact of training on error detection...
  30. doi request reprint Mathematical coupling may account for the association between baseline severity and minimally important difference values
    John Patrick Browne
    Health Services Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:865-74. 2010
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  31. pmc Cross sectional survey of multicentre clinical databases in the United Kingdom
    Nick Black
    Health Services Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 328:1478. 2004
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  32. pmc Case-mix & patients' reports of outcome in Independent Sector Treatment Centres: Comparison with NHS providers
    John Browne
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:78. 2008
    ..Our aim was to compare the case-mix and patients' reported outcomes of surgery in ISTCs and in NHS providers...
  33. ncbi request reprint Health care workforce research: identifying the agenda
    Nick Black
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 9:62-4. 2004
    ..It is hoped that this will encourage research in this crucial area of health services by facilitating a coherent approach to the diverse needs identified...
  34. ncbi request reprint From health technology assessment to research on the organisation and delivery of health services: addressing the balance
    Naomi Fulop
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Health Policy 63:155-65. 2003
    ..The challenge for this research is that the findings are valued and used by health service professionals, managers and users...
  35. doi request reprint Patient reported outcome measures could help transform healthcare
    Nick Black
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    BMJ 346:f167. 2013
    Routine use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) has the potential to help transform healthcare, SAYS NICK BLACK: ...
  36. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of severe sepsis occurring in the first 24 hrs in intensive care units in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland
    Andrew Padkin
    Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre, London, UK
    Crit Care Med 31:2332-8. 2003
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  37. doi request reprint Identifying co-morbidity in surgical patients using administrative data with the Royal College of Surgeons Charlson Score
    J N Armitage
    Clinical Effectiveness Unit, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK
    Br J Surg 97:772-81. 2010
    ..The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Co-morbidity Consensus Group was convened to improve existing instruments that identify co-morbidity in International Classification of Diseases tenth revision administrative data...
  38. ncbi request reprint Is publicly funded health care really distributed according to need? The example of cardiac rehabilitation in the UK
    Rosalind Raine
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Health Policy 63:63-72. 2003
    ..To demonstrate the importance of measuring both the horizontal and vertical components of equity in order to examine whether patients are receiving the health care that they need...
  39. pmc General practitioners' perceptions of chronic fatigue syndrome and beliefs about its management, compared with irritable bowel syndrome: qualitative study
    Rosalind Raine
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 328:1354-7. 2004
    ..To compare general practitioners' perceptions of chronic fatigue syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome and to consider the implications of their perceptions for treatment...
  40. ncbi request reprint Differences in review quality and recommendations for publication between peer reviewers suggested by authors or by editors
    Sara Schroter
    BMJ Editorial Office, BMA House, London, England
    JAMA 295:314-7. 2006
    ..Many journals give authors who submit papers the opportunity to suggest reviewers. Use of these reviewers varies by journal and little is known about the quality of the reviews they produce...
  41. pmc Church, Crown and City: changing fortunes in controlling health care
    Nick Black
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J R Soc Med 100:85-9. 2007
  42. doi request reprint Impact of format and content of visual display of data on comprehension, choice and preference: a systematic review
    Zoe Hildon
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Qual Health Care 24:55-64. 2012
    ..To review the literature on the impact of compositional format and content of quantitative data displays on people's comprehension, choice and preference...
  43. doi request reprint Health services research: the gradual encroachment of ideas
    Nick Black
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 14:120-3. 2009
    ..The application of economic models of 'payback' would fail to recognize such contributions which, in turn, could threaten future funding of health services research...
  44. pmc Rise and demise of the hospital: a reappraisal of nursing
    Nick Black
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 331:1394-6. 2005
  45. doi request reprint Complementarity comes of age
    Nick Black
    Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
    Transplantation 86:28-9. 2008
    ..One of the major advantages of nonrandomized studies is that they can make use of existing large, high quality databases that have been assembled for other reasons and therefore provide excellent value-for-money...
  46. ncbi request reprint Secondary use of personal data for health and health services research: why identifiable data are essential
    Nick Black
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 8:S1:36-40. 2003
    ..Given the benefits to the public of such research activities, methods need to be found to ensure the continuation of such research while meeting legitimate concerns about individual privacy and confidentiality...
  47. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient-specific ratings vs conventional guidelines on investigation decisions in angina: Appropriateness of Referral and Investigation in Angina (ARIA) Trial
    Cornelia Junghans
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, England
    Arch Intern Med 167:195-202. 2007
    ..Conventional guidelines have limited effect on changing physicians' test ordering. We sought to determine the effect of patient-specific ratings vs conventional guidelines on appropriate investigation of angina...
  48. ncbi request reprint UK Health Services Research Network: at last, a health services research organization
    Nick Black
    J Health Serv Res Policy 12:S1-1-2. 2007
  49. pmc Hospitals' star ratings and clinical outcomes: ecological study
    Kathy Rowan
    Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre, London WC1H 9HR
    BMJ 328:924-5. 2004
  50. pmc Quality improvement in the NHS
    Nick Black
    BMJ 336:1143. 2008
  51. pmc The Cooksey review of UK health research funding
    Nick Black
    BMJ 333:1231-2. 2006
  52. pmc Systematic review of mental health interventions for patients with common somatic symptoms: can research evidence from secondary care be extrapolated to primary care?
    Rosalind Raine
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 325:1082. 2002
    ..To assess whether results obtained in secondary care can be extrapolated to primary care and suggest how future trials should be designed to provide more rigorous evidence...
  53. pmc The challenging isle: a walk through Soho
    Nick Black
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 333:1325-6. 2006
  54. pmc From trades to professions
    Nick Black
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT
    J R Soc Med 100:219-24. 2007
  55. ncbi request reprint Should the English National Health Service be freed from political control? The case for
    Nick Black
    J Health Serv Res Policy 9:1-2. 2004
  56. pmc Maximising research opportunities of new NHS information systems
    Nick Black
    BMJ 336:106-7. 2008
  57. ncbi request reprint Walking the history of healthcare
    Nick Black
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Clin Med 7:558-61. 2007
    ..While recognising the contributions of the 'great men of medicine', the book takes as much interest in the six ambulance stations built by the London County Council (1915) as the grandest teaching hospitals...
  58. ncbi request reprint Why studying the past matters
    Nick Black
    J Health Serv Res Policy 12:194-6. 2007
  59. ncbi request reprint The future of health research in the UK
    Nick Black
    Lancet 368:728. 2006
  60. pmc Health care productivity
    Nick Black
    BMJ 333:312-3. 2006
  61. ncbi request reprint Improving care of the critically ill: institutional and health-care system approaches
    Derek C Angus
    Clinical Research, Investigation and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness CRISMA Laboratory, Department of Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Lancet 363:1314-20. 2004
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  62. pmc Surgical waiting lists are inevitable: time to focus on work undertaken
    Nick Black
    J R Soc Med 97:159-60. 2004
  63. ncbi request reprint Health care workforce: how research can help
    Nick Black
    J Health Serv Res Policy 9:1-2. 2004
  64. doi request reprint UK Health Services Research Network makes steady progress
    Nick Black
    J Health Serv Res Policy 13:1-2. 2008