Suzanne Mason

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Developing a community paramedic practitioner intermediate care support scheme for older people with minor conditions
    S Mason
    Accident and Emergency Department, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 20:196-8. 2003
  2. pmc Are today's junior doctors confident in managing patients with minor injury?
    S J Croft
    Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
    Emerg Med J 23:867-8. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Time patients spend in the emergency department: England's 4-hour rule-a case of hitting the target but missing the point?
    Suzanne Mason
    University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research, Sheffield, England, UK
    Ann Emerg Med 59:341-9. 2012
  4. pmc Support and Assessment for Fall Emergency Referrals (SAFER 1) trial protocol. Computerised on-scene decision support for emergency ambulance staff to assess and plan care for older people who have fallen: evaluation of costs and benefits using a pragmatic
    Helen Snooks
    Centre for Health Information Research and Evaluation, Swansea University, Swansea UK
    BMC Emerg Med 10:2. 2010
  5. pmc Effectiveness of emergency care practitioners working within existing emergency service models of care
    Suzanne Mason
    Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Emerg Med J 24:239-43. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for psychological distress following injury
    S Mason
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 45:217-30. 2006
  7. doi request reprint The development of a clinically useful tool for predicting the development of psychological disorder following injury
    S Mason
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 48:31-45. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Safety of paramedics with extended skills
    Suzanne Mason
    Section of Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Acad Emerg Med 15:607-12. 2008
  9. pmc Effectiveness of paramedic practitioners in attending 999 calls from elderly people in the community: cluster randomised controlled trial
    Suzanne Mason
    Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA
    BMJ 335:919. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Developing assessment of emergency nurse practitioner competence--a pilot study
    Suzanne Mason
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    J Adv Nurs 50:425-32. 2005

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc Developing a community paramedic practitioner intermediate care support scheme for older people with minor conditions
    S Mason
    Accident and Emergency Department, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 20:196-8. 2003
    ..The Audit Commission has suggested that ambulance services should be allowed to decide who should be sent to each type of emergency and treat some patients at home...
  2. pmc Are today's junior doctors confident in managing patients with minor injury?
    S J Croft
    Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
    Emerg Med J 23:867-8. 2006
    ..To assess the confidence of junior doctors in managing minor injuries, compared with other common acute conditions...
  3. doi request reprint Time patients spend in the emergency department: England's 4-hour rule-a case of hitting the target but missing the point?
    Suzanne Mason
    University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research, Sheffield, England, UK
    Ann Emerg Med 59:341-9. 2012
    ..We evaluate the effect of the mandated ED care intervals in England...
  4. pmc Support and Assessment for Fall Emergency Referrals (SAFER 1) trial protocol. Computerised on-scene decision support for emergency ambulance staff to assess and plan care for older people who have fallen: evaluation of costs and benefits using a pragmatic
    Helen Snooks
    Centre for Health Information Research and Evaluation, Swansea University, Swansea UK
    BMC Emerg Med 10:2. 2010
    ....
  5. pmc Effectiveness of emergency care practitioners working within existing emergency service models of care
    Suzanne Mason
    Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Emerg Med J 24:239-43. 2007
    ..Currently, ECPs are working in different healthcare settings in the UK...
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for psychological distress following injury
    S Mason
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 45:217-30. 2006
    ..To identify predictors of psychological morbidity among injured patients admitted to an Emergency Department (ED)...
  7. doi request reprint The development of a clinically useful tool for predicting the development of psychological disorder following injury
    S Mason
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 48:31-45. 2009
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Safety of paramedics with extended skills
    Suzanne Mason
    Section of Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Acad Emerg Med 15:607-12. 2008
    ....
  9. pmc Effectiveness of paramedic practitioners in attending 999 calls from elderly people in the community: cluster randomised controlled trial
    Suzanne Mason
    Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA
    BMJ 335:919. 2007
    ..Paramedic practitioners have been trained with extended skills to assess, treat, and discharge older patients with minor acute conditions in the community...
  10. ncbi request reprint Developing assessment of emergency nurse practitioner competence--a pilot study
    Suzanne Mason
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    J Adv Nurs 50:425-32. 2005
    ..The study also aimed to document change in competence over time and following an educational intervention...
  11. doi request reprint Keynote address: United Kingdom experiences of evaluating performance and quality in emergency medicine
    Suzanne Mason
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Acad Emerg Med 18:1234-8. 2011
    ..This article will review the effect of these strategies on demand for care and discuss the successes and failures with reference to future plans for tackling this increasingly difficult problem in health care...
  12. doi request reprint A pragmatic quasi-experimental multi-site community intervention trial evaluating the impact of Emergency Care Practitioners in different UK health settings on patient pathways (NEECaP Trial)
    Suzanne Mason
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 29:47-53. 2012
    ..However, there is little evidence of the effectiveness of ECPs within these different settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of ECPs on patient pathways and care in different emergency care settings...
  13. pmc The psychological burden of injury: an 18 month prospective cohort study
    S Mason
    Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 19:400-4. 2002
    ..To identify the changes in their psychological symptoms over an 18 month follow up period...
  14. pmc The evolution of the emergency care practitioner role in England: experiences and impact
    S Mason
    Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 23:435-9. 2006
    ..The "new" role emerged out of changing workforce initiatives intended to improve staff career opportunities in the National Health Service and ensure that patients' health needs are assessed appropriately...
  15. doi request reprint Quality and safety of care provided by emergency care practitioners
    Rachel O'Hara
    Section of Public Health, ScHARR, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Emerg Med J 29:327-32. 2012
    ..Available evidence suggests that the introduction of this role has been advantageous in terms of managing an increased demand for emergency care, but there is little evidence regarding the quality and safety implications of ECP schemes...
  16. doi request reprint A community intervention trial to evaluate emergency care practitioners in the management of children
    Colin O'Keeffe
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, UK
    Arch Dis Child 96:658-63. 2011
    ..To evaluate the impact of emergency care practitioners (ECPs) on the patient care pathway for children presenting with minor conditions in unscheduled care settings...
  17. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after injury: a comparison of workplace and nonworkplace injury
    Suzanne Mason
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    J Trauma 53:98-103. 2002
    ..Factors affecting recovery from injury are investigated comparing male emergency department patients involved in work-related and non-work-related accidents...
  18. ncbi request reprint A randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of providing self-help information to people with symptoms of acute stress disorder following a traumatic injury
    Cathy Scholes
    Clinical Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, Western Bank, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TP, UK
    Behav Res Ther 45:2527-36. 2007
    ..Patients attending accident and emergency (A&E) may develop long-term psychological difficulties. Psycho-education has been suggested to reduce the risk of post-injury disorders...
  19. doi request reprint Assessing the impact older people from care homes place on the emergency services
    Constantine Girio-Fragkoulakis
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
    Eur J Emerg Med 18:81-5. 2011
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the impact care home (CH) patients have on the ED within a large urban UK city and whether end-of-life planning and alternative pathways can improve quality of care for these patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of providing self-help information following acute traumatic injury: randomised controlled trial
    Graham Turpin
    Clinical Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 187:76-82. 2005
    ..Patients attending an accident and emergency department may exhibit psychological disturbances post-injury. Early interventions have been suggested to reduce the risk of post-injury disorder, including psychoeducation...
  21. doi request reprint Is it cost effective to introduce paramedic practitioners for older people to the ambulance service? Results of a cluster randomised controlled trial
    S Dixon
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 26:446-51. 2009
    ..A scheme to train paramedics to undertake a greater role in the care of older people following a call for an emergency ambulance was developed in a large city in the UK...
  22. doi request reprint An initiative to provide emergency healthcare for older people in the community: the impact on carers
    E Knowles
    Health Services Research Section, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Emerg Med J 28:316-9. 2011
    ..001). A minor health event does impact on the life of a carer. However, community-based schemes, such as PPOPS, do not increase the burden on carers and have high levels of satisfaction among this important group of the community...
  23. pmc Developing alternative ambulance response schemes: analysis of attitudes, barriers, and change
    J P Squires
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 21:724-7. 2004
    ..The aims of this study are to identify attitudes and barriers to the development of alternative response schemes and ways of easing the transition as they are implemented...
  24. ncbi request reprint Variation in the diagnostic performance of D-dimer for suspected deep vein thrombosis
    S Goodacre
    Medical Care Research Unit, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    QJM 98:513-27. 2005
    ..Numerous studies have evaluated the accuracy of D-dimer in diagnosing suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT), but results are conflicting...
  25. pmc Targets and moving goal posts: changes in waiting times in a UK emergency department
    T Locker
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    Emerg Med J 22:710-4. 2005
    ....
  26. pmc Headache management--are we doing enough? An observational study of patients presenting with headache to the emergency department
    T Locker
    Accident and Emergency Department, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 21:327-32. 2004
    ..To identify the causes of acute headache presenting to the emergency department (ED), assess the adequacy of history, examination, and investigation, and determine which clinical features are predictive of secondary headache...
  27. pmc Has the assessment of isolated ankle injuries altered since 1993?
    T Locker
    Medical Care Research Unit, University of Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 22:863-6. 2005
    ..This study aimed to determine how the assessment of patients with isolated ankle injuries changed over an 11 year period...
  28. pmc Effectiveness of measures to reduce emergency department waiting times: a natural experiment
    J Munro
    Medical Care Research Unit, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 23:35-9. 2006
    ..To determine what measures were introduced by emergency departments in response to the national monitoring week in March 2003, and which, if any, of these were most effective in reducing waiting times...
  29. pmc Can additional experienced staff reduce emergency medical admissions?
    S Goodacre
    Accident and Emergency Department, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 21:51-3. 2004
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of a new post, the "A&E physician", upon emergency medical admissions to a hospital...
  30. ncbi request reprint Psychologic morbidity and health-related quality of life of patients assessed in a chest pain observation unit
    S Goodacre
    Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Ann Emerg Med 38:369-76. 2001
    ..We sought to measure psychologic morbidity and health-related quality of life among patients attending the hospital with acute chest pain both at presentation and 1 month after rigorous assessment for cardiac disease...
  31. pmc Are emergency department junior doctors becoming less experienced in performing common practical procedures?
    Susan J Croft
    Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
    Emerg Med J 24:657-8. 2007
    ..There were statistically significant reductions in experience of shoulder manipulation, suturing and wound exploration. Junior doctors are becoming less experienced in performing some practical procedures...
  32. doi request reprint Can emergency medical service staff predict the disposition of patients they are transporting?
    K Clesham
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regents Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S14DA, UK
    Emerg Med J 25:691-4. 2008
    ..No previous UK studies have evaluated how accurately EMS staff can predict which transported patients will require admission to hospital...
  33. pmc Prehospital use of paracetamol among children attending the accident and emergency department
    S Mason
    Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Northern General Hospital Trust, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 20:88-9. 2003
    ..To identify patterns of prehospital administration of paracetamol to children who were perceived to be feverish by their carers...
  34. doi request reprint Why do patients with minor or moderate conditions that could be managed in other settings attend the emergency department?
    Robert Penson
    ScHARR, Medical Care Research Unit, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Emerg Med J 29:487-91. 2012
    ..To estimate the potential of alternative providers of care for minor health problems to reduce demands on emergency departments (EDs)...
  35. doi request reprint Environmental triggers of hospital admissions for school-age children with asthma in two British cities
    Steven A Julious
    Medical Statistics Group, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 29:844-5. 2012
    ..However, there were no consistent patterns across the two cities with no clear evidence that hospital admissions could be predicted from environmental data...
  36. doi request reprint The impact of the 4 h target on patient care and outcomes in the Emergency Department: an analysis of hospital incidence data
    Jenny V Freeman
    Health Services Research Section, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 27:921-7. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a 4 h target in the Emergency Department (ED) on patient care and outcomes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Quantifiable change in functional brain response to empathic and forgivability judgments with resolution of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Tom F D Farrow
    Sheffield Cognition and Neuroimaging Laboratory SCANLab, Department of Academic Clinical Psychiatry, University of Sheffield, The Longley Centre, Northern General Hospital, Norwood Grange Drive, Sheffield, S5 7JT, UK
    Psychiatry Res 140:45-53. 2005
    ..Time and therapy are likely contributory factors that lead to a degree of 'normalisation' of the neural response to these social cognition tasks...
  38. pmc Should desperate volunteers be included in randomised controlled trials?
    P Allmark
    University of Sheffield, Samuel Fox House, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
    J Med Ethics 32:548-53. 2006
    ..Finally, it argues that where equipoise exists it is acceptable to limit access to experimental agents; desperate volunteers are not coerced because their desperation does not translate into a right to receive what they desire...
  39. doi request reprint International survey of emergency physicians' priorities for clinical decision rules
    Debra Eagles
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 15:177-82. 2008
    ..This study examined the clinical priorities of emergency physicians (EPs) working in Australasia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States for the development of future CDRs...