Bruce Guthrie

Summary

Affiliation: University of Dundee
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Practice postcode versus patient population: a comparison of data sources in England and Scotland
    Gary McLean
    General Practice and Primary Care, Division of Community Based Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1 Horselethill Road Glasgow, G12 9LX, UK
    Int J Health Geogr 7:37. 2008
  2. pmc Differences in the quality of primary medical care for CVD and diabetes across the NHS: evidence from the quality and outcomes framework
    Gary McLean
    General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:74. 2007
  3. pmc Routine mortality monitoring for detecting mass murder in UK general practice: test of effectiveness using modelling
    Bruce Guthrie
    Tayside Centre for General Practice, Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
    Br J Gen Pract 58:311-7. 2008
  4. pmc Tackling therapeutic inertia: role of treatment data in quality indicators
    Bruce Guthrie
    Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee DD2 4BF
    BMJ 335:542-4. 2007
  5. pmc Workload and reward in the Quality and Outcomes Framework of the 2004 general practice contract
    Bruce Guthrie
    Tayside Centre for General Practice, University of Dundee
    Br J Gen Pract 56:836-41. 2006
  6. pmc Personal continuity and access in UK general practice: a qualitative study of general practitioners' and patients' perceptions of when and how they matter
    Bruce Guthrie
    Tayside Centre for General Practice, University of Dundee, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 7:11. 2006
  7. pmc Control, compare and communicate: designing control charts to summarise efficiently data from multiple quality indicators
    B Guthrie
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:450-4. 2005
  8. doi request reprint The burden of psychotropic drug prescribingin people with dementia: a populationdatabase study
    Bruce Guthrie
    Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Age Ageing 39:637-42. 2010
  9. pmc Study protocol of a mixed-methods evaluation of a cluster randomized trial to improve the safety of NSAID and antiplatelet prescribing: data-driven quality improvement in primary care
    Aileen Grant
    Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group, Population Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Trials 13:154. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Epidemiology of multimorbidity and implications for health care, research, and medical education: a cross-sectional study
    Karen Barnett
    Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group, Population Health Sciences Division, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Lancet 380:37-43. 2012

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Practice postcode versus patient population: a comparison of data sources in England and Scotland
    Gary McLean
    General Practice and Primary Care, Division of Community Based Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1 Horselethill Road Glasgow, G12 9LX, UK
    Int J Health Geogr 7:37. 2008
    ..Here, we report on the impact of using data assigned to the practice population by comparing analyses using English and Scottish data...
  2. pmc Differences in the quality of primary medical care for CVD and diabetes across the NHS: evidence from the quality and outcomes framework
    Gary McLean
    General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:74. 2007
    ....
  3. pmc Routine mortality monitoring for detecting mass murder in UK general practice: test of effectiveness using modelling
    Bruce Guthrie
    Tayside Centre for General Practice, Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
    Br J Gen Pract 58:311-7. 2008
    ..The Shipman Inquiry recommended mortality rate monitoring if it could be 'shown to be workable' in detecting a future mass murderer in general practice...
  4. pmc Tackling therapeutic inertia: role of treatment data in quality indicators
    Bruce Guthrie
    Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee DD2 4BF
    BMJ 335:542-4. 2007
  5. pmc Workload and reward in the Quality and Outcomes Framework of the 2004 general practice contract
    Bruce Guthrie
    Tayside Centre for General Practice, University of Dundee
    Br J Gen Pract 56:836-41. 2006
    ..The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) of the 2004 UK General Medical Services (GMS) contract links up to 20% of practice income to performance measured against 146 quality indicators...
  6. pmc Personal continuity and access in UK general practice: a qualitative study of general practitioners' and patients' perceptions of when and how they matter
    Bruce Guthrie
    Tayside Centre for General Practice, University of Dundee, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 7:11. 2006
    ..This study examined patient and general practitioner (GP) perceptions of the value of personal continuity and rapid access, and the relationship between them...
  7. pmc Control, compare and communicate: designing control charts to summarise efficiently data from multiple quality indicators
    B Guthrie
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:450-4. 2005
    ....
  8. doi request reprint The burden of psychotropic drug prescribingin people with dementia: a populationdatabase study
    Bruce Guthrie
    Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Age Ageing 39:637-42. 2010
    ..to compare psychotropic prescribing in older people with dementia and the general elderly population...
  9. pmc Study protocol of a mixed-methods evaluation of a cluster randomized trial to improve the safety of NSAID and antiplatelet prescribing: data-driven quality improvement in primary care
    Aileen Grant
    Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group, Population Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Trials 13:154. 2012
    ..This paper presents the mixed-method process evaluation protocol of a cluster randomized trial, drawing on a framework designed by the authors...
  10. doi request reprint Epidemiology of multimorbidity and implications for health care, research, and medical education: a cross-sectional study
    Karen Barnett
    Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group, Population Health Sciences Division, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Lancet 380:37-43. 2012
    ..We examined the distribution of multimorbidity, and of comorbidity of physical and mental health disorders, in relation to age and socioeconomic deprivation...
  11. doi request reprint Continuity of care matters
    Bruce Guthrie
    Primary Care Medicine, University of Dundee, Tayside Centre for General Practice, Dundee DD2 4BF
    BMJ 337:a867. 2008
  12. pmc Process evaluations for cluster-randomised trials of complex interventions: a proposed framework for design and reporting
    Aileen Grant
    Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group, Population Health Sciences, Medical Research Institute, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Trials 14:15. 2013
    ..This discrepancy led us to develop our own framework for designing process evaluations of cluster-randomised controlled trials...
  13. pmc A cluster randomised stepped wedge trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted information technology-based intervention in reducing high-risk prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antiplatelets in primary medical care: the DQ
    Tobias Dreischulte
    Tayside Medicines Unit, NHS Tayside, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Implement Sci 7:24. 2012
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  14. ncbi request reprint Continuity in UK general practice: a multilevel model of patient, doctor and practice factors associated with patients seeing their usual doctor
    Bruce Guthrie
    Department of Community Health Sciences General Practice, MacKenzie Medical Centre, 20 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, Scotland, UK
    Fam Pract 19:496-9. 2002
    ..Personal continuity is a 'core value' for UK general practice, but often appears ignored by organizational change...
  15. ncbi request reprint Do general practice characteristics influence uptake of an information technology (IT) innovation in primary care?
    Josie M M Evans
    Lecturer in Epidemiology, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Scotland
    Inform Prim Care 16:3-8. 2008
    ..We evaluated whether structural characteristics of a general practice were associated with variations in use of a web-based clinical information system underpinning a Managed Clinical Network in diabetes, between the years 2001 and 2003...
  16. doi request reprint Health plan competition for Medicaid enrollees based on performance does not improve quality of care
    Bruce Guthrie
    School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Scotland
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1507-16. 2010
    ..Combined with some evidence of negative impact on other areas of care, the findings raise questions about the usefulness of this program in California Medicaid, and about similar programs in other states...
  17. pmc Differential impact of two risk communications on antipsychotic prescribing to people with dementia in Scotland: segmented regression time series analysis 2001-2011
    Bruce Guthrie
    Primary Care Medicine, Population Health Sciences Division, Medical Research Institute, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e68976. 2013
    ..Two significant UK risk communications about antipsychotic use in older people with dementia were issued in 2004 and 2009. These varied considerably in their content and dissemination, allowing examination of their differential impact...
  18. doi request reprint An observational study of psychotropic drug use and initiation in older patients resident in their own home or in care
    Colin McCowan
    Division of Population Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Age Ageing 42:51-6. 2013
    ..to compare the prescription of psychotropic medications for patients living in care homes with that for patients living at home. Design and setting: retrospective population database study in the Tayside region of Scotland...
  19. doi request reprint Guidelines for people not for diseases: the challenges of applying UK clinical guidelines to people with multimorbidity
    Lloyd D Hughes
    Medical School, University of Dundee, MSO Level 10, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK
    Age Ageing 42:62-9. 2013
    ..This is despite the fact that multimorbidity is a common phenomenon...
  20. pmc Quality and safety of medication use in primary care: consensus validation of a new set of explicit medication assessment criteria and prioritisation of topics for improvement
    Tobias Dreischulte
    Tayside Medicines Unit, NHS Tayside, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee, Scotland, DD2 4BF, UK
    BMC Clin Pharmacol 12:5. 2012
    ....
  21. doi request reprint High risk prescribing in primary care patients particularly vulnerable to adverse drug events: cross sectional population database analysis in Scottish general practice
    Bruce Guthrie
    Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group, Centre for Primary Care and Population Research, University of Dundee, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    BMJ 342:d3514. 2011
    ..To examine the prevalence and patterns of high risk prescribing, defined as potentially inappropriate prescribing of drugs to primary care patients particularly vulnerable to adverse drug events...
  22. ncbi request reprint Physical and mental health comorbidity is common in people with multiple sclerosis: nationally representative cross-sectional population database analysis
    Robert J Simpson
    General Practice and Primary Care, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 9LX, Scotland, UK
    BMC Neurol 14:128. 2014
    ..Comorbidity in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is associated with worse health and higher mortality. This study aims to describe clinician recorded comorbidities in people with MS...
  23. doi request reprint Long-acting β-agonist prescribing in people with asthma in primary care
    Daniel R Morales
    Population Health Sciences Division, Medical Research Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Thorax 68:192-4. 2013
    ..44; 95% CI 0.32 to 0.61) but not episodic monotherapy (OR 1.16; 95% CI 0.85 to 1.57). These findings support recent changes in UK asthma guidelines recommending LABAs in fixed-dose combination inhalers...
  24. pmc Insightful practice: a reliable measure for medical revalidation
    Douglas J Murphy
    Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:649-56. 2012
    ..This study tested an innovative method in which general practitioners (GPs) were assessed on their reflection and response to a set of externally specified feedback...
  25. pmc Impact of the GP contract on inequalities associated with influenza immunisation: a retrospective population-database analysis
    Michael Norbury
    Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 61:e379-85. 2011
    ..Influenza immunisation is recommended for all people aged ≥65 years and younger people with particular chronic diseases. The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) has provided new financial incentives for influenza immunisation since 2004...
  26. pmc Trends in primary care antidepressant prescribing 1995-2007: a longitudinal population database analysis
    Pauline Lockhart
    Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group, University of Dundee, Scotland
    Br J Gen Pract 61:e565-72. 2011
    ..Antidepressant prescribing is increasing worldwide, prompting policy interventions and targets to halt the rise...
  27. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends in anticholinergic medication prescription in older people: repeated cross-sectional analysis of population prescribing data
    Deepa Sumukadas
    Ageing and Health, Division of Cardiovascular and Diabetes Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Age Ageing 43:515-21. 2014
    ..Many anticholinergics are recognised as potentially inappropriate and efforts to reduce prescription have been ongoing. We examined temporal trends of anticholinergic prescription and exposure in older people...
  28. doi request reprint Which people with Type 2 diabetes achieve good control of intermediate outcomes? Population database study in a UK region
    B Guthrie
    University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Diabet Med 26:1269-76. 2009
    ..To measure quality of vascular risk factor measurement and control in people with Type 2 diabetes after comprehensive pay-for-performance implementation and to examine variation by patient and practice characteristics...
  29. ncbi request reprint Biomedicine, holism and general medical practice: responses to the 2004 General Practitioner contract
    Kath Checkland
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester
    Sociol Health Illn 30:788-803. 2008
    ..We discuss how this disconnection between rhetoric and reality can be maintained, and consider its implications for the future development of GPs' claims to a professional identity...
  30. pmc Can mortality monitoring in general practice be made to work?
    Bruce Guthrie
    Br J Gen Pract 55:660-3. 2005
  31. ncbi request reprint Is success in postgraduate examinations associated with family practitioners' attitudes or patient perceptions of the quality of their consultations? A cross-sectional study of the MRCGP examination in Great Britain
    Brian McKinstry
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    Fam Pract 22:653-7. 2005
    ..It is not clear, however, if this process identifies quality markers that patients can perceive...
  32. pmc Quality measurement of care for people with type 2 diabetes in Tayside, Scotland: implications for the new UK general practice contract
    Bruce Guthrie
    Department of Community Health Sciences, General Practice, University of Edinburgh, 20 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    Br J Gen Pract 53:709-13. 2003
    ..The new United Kingdom general practice contract proposes that up to a third of general practitioners' income will come from achieving quality targets...
  33. pmc Differences in the quality of primary medical care services by remoteness from urban settlements
    Gary McLean
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Community Based Sciences, University of Glasgow, 1 Horselethill Road, Glasgow G12 9LX, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:446-9. 2007
    ..To examine if the quality of primary medical care varies with remoteness from urban settlements...
  34. pmc Designing and evaluating complex interventions to improve health care
    Neil C Campbell
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen AB25 2AY
    BMJ 334:455-9. 2007
  35. ncbi request reprint Whither British general practice after the 2004 GMS contract? Stories and realities of change in four UK general practices
    Guro Huby
    School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    J Health Organ Manag 22:63-78. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article is to provide answers to two questions: what has been the impact of nGMS on practice organisation and teamwork; and how do general practice staff perceive the impact?..
  36. doi request reprint Measuring the quality of healthcare systems using composites
    Bruce Guthrie
    BMJ 337:a639. 2008