D W Bates

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The impact of computerized physician order entry on medication error prevention
    D W Bates
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 6:313-21. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Measuring and improving quality using information systems
    D W Bates
    Partners Information Systems, Boston, MA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 52:814-8. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Asking residents about adverse events in a computer dialogue: how accurate are they?
    D W Bates
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 24:197-202. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint Mortality and costs of acute renal failure associated with amphotericin B therapy
    D W Bates
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 32:686-93. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Patient safety and computerized medication ordering at Brigham and Women's Hospital
    G J Kuperman
    Department of Information Systems, Partners HealthCare System, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 27:509-21. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Design and development of a computer-based clinical referral system for use within a physician hospital organization
    D F Sittig
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA 02167, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 52:98-102. 1998
  7. ncbi request reprint Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events in hospitalized adults
    D W Bates
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Gen Intern Med 8:289-94. 1993
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of computerized physician order entry on prescribing practices
    J M Teich
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115
    Arch Intern Med 160:2741-7. 2000
  9. pmc Productivity, quality, and patient satisfaction: comparison of part-time and full-time primary care physicians
    D G Fairchild
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:663-7. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint A computer-based outpatient clinical referral system
    D F Sittig
    Clinical Systems Research and Development, Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA 02467, USA
    Int J Med Inform 55:149-58. 1999

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. pmc The impact of computerized physician order entry on medication error prevention
    D W Bates
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 6:313-21. 1999
    ..A small proportion do have the potential to cause injury, and some cause preventable adverse drug events...
  2. ncbi request reprint Measuring and improving quality using information systems
    D W Bates
    Partners Information Systems, Boston, MA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 52:814-8. 1998
    ..Such systems make feasible implementation of care improvement and cost reduction initiatives on a scale which could not previously be considered...
  3. ncbi request reprint Asking residents about adverse events in a computer dialogue: how accurate are they?
    D W Bates
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 24:197-202. 1998
    ..Although retrospective identification of adverse events is time-consuming, whether they are present and/or expected is often readily apparent to providers during the provision of care...
  4. ncbi request reprint Mortality and costs of acute renal failure associated with amphotericin B therapy
    D W Bates
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 32:686-93. 2001
    ..Although residual confounding exists despite adjustment, the increases in resource utilization that we found are large and the associated mortality is high when acute renal failure occurs following amphotericin B therapy...
  5. ncbi request reprint Patient safety and computerized medication ordering at Brigham and Women's Hospital
    G J Kuperman
    Department of Information Systems, Partners HealthCare System, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 27:509-21. 2001
    ..Computerized physician order entry (CPOE), one important way that technology can be used to improve the medication process, has been in place at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH; Boston) since 1993...
  6. ncbi request reprint Design and development of a computer-based clinical referral system for use within a physician hospital organization
    D F Sittig
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA 02167, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 52:98-102. 1998
    ..Preliminary results indicate that the new computer-based process is faster...
  7. ncbi request reprint Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events in hospitalized adults
    D W Bates
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Gen Intern Med 8:289-94. 1993
    ..Optimal prevention strategies should cover many types of drugs and target physicians' ordering practices...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of computerized physician order entry on prescribing practices
    J M Teich
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115
    Arch Intern Med 160:2741-7. 2000
    ..This study assesses the impact of an inpatient computerized physician order entry system on prescribing practices...
  9. pmc Productivity, quality, and patient satisfaction: comparison of part-time and full-time primary care physicians
    D G Fairchild
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:663-7. 2001
    ..Although few data are available, many believe that part-time primary care physicians (PCPs) are less productive and provide lower quality care than full-time PCPs. Some insurers exclude part-time PCPs from their provider networks...
  10. ncbi request reprint A computer-based outpatient clinical referral system
    D F Sittig
    Clinical Systems Research and Development, Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA 02467, USA
    Int J Med Inform 55:149-58. 1999
    ..Preliminary results indicate that the new computer-based referral process is faster to use than conventional methods...
  11. ncbi request reprint How can information technology improve patient safety and reduce medication errors in children's health care?
    R Kaushal
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:1002-7. 2001
    ..Medication errors are common, costly, and injurious to patients...
  12. pmc Reducing the frequency of errors in medicine using information technology
    D W Bates
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 8:299-308. 2001
    ..Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1999) described the magnitude of the problem, and the public interest in this issue, which was already large, has grown...
  13. ncbi request reprint Medication errors and adverse drug events in pediatric inpatients
    R Kaushal
    Children's Hospital, Enders 609, Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 285:2114-20. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Medication errors are common in pediatric inpatient settings, and further efforts are needed to reduce them...
  14. pmc Gender and utilization of ancillary services
    A K Jha
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 13:476-81. 1998
    ..05). When we compared ancillary utilization within the five largest diagnosis-related groups, these differences persisted. CONCLUSIONS: Men receive more ancillary services than women, even after adjusting for potential confounders...
  15. ncbi request reprint Referrals for musculoskeletal disorders: patterns, predictors, and outcomes
    D H Solomon
    Robert B Brigham Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Rheumatol 28:2090-5. 2001
    ..To examine factors associated with musculoskeletal referral and determine whether referral influences clinical outcomes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of sepsis syndrome in 8 academic medical centers
    K E Sands
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    JAMA 278:234-40. 1997
    ..Sepsis syndrome is a leading cause of mortality in hospitalized patients. However, few studies have described the epidemiology of sepsis syndrome in a hospitalwide population...
  17. pmc Developing and implementing new safe practices: voluntary adoption through statewide collaboratives
    L L Leape
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:289-95. 2006
    ..In a statewide initiative we developed a framework for (1) selecting two safe practices, (2) developing operational details of implementation, (3) enlisting hospitals to participate, and (4) facilitating implementation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Resource utilization of patients with hypochondriacal health anxiety and somatization
    A J Barsky
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 39:705-15. 2001
    ..To examine the resource utilization of patients with high levels of somatization and health-related anxiety...
  19. ncbi request reprint Use and monitoring of "statin" lipid-lowering drugs compared with guidelines
    S A Abookire
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:53-8. 2001
    ..While evidence suggests that many patients are undertreated, comparatively few data are available regarding overtreatment...
  20. ncbi request reprint Identifying hospital admissions due to adverse drug events using a computer-based monitor
    A K Jha
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School 02115, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 10:113-9. 2001
    ..These events were mostly severe, often preventable, and expensive. The computer-based monitoring system represents a practical approach for identifying ADEs that occur in outpatients and cause admission to the hospital...
  21. pmc Communication breakdown in the outpatient referral process
    T K Gandhi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:626-31. 2000
    ..Information obtained from the general survey and referral-specific survey was congruent. Efforts to improve the referral system could improve both physician satisfaction and quality of patient care...
  22. pmc Drug complications in outpatients
    T K Gandhi
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:149-54. 2000
    ..Our results indicate a need for better communication about potential side effects of medications, especially for patients with multiple medical problems...
  23. ncbi request reprint Comparison of time spent writing orders on paper with computerized physician order entry
    K Shu
    Information Systems, Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 84:1207-11. 2001
    ..We conclude that while CPOE has many benefits, it represents a major process change, and organizations must factor this in when they implement it...
  24. pmc Adverse drug events and medication errors: detection and classification methods
    T Morimoto
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120 1613, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:306-14. 2004
    ..32-0.98). The method of ADE and medication error detection and classification described is feasible and has good reliability. It can be used in various clinical settings to measure and improve medication safety...
  25. pmc How promptly are inpatients treated for critical laboratory results?
    G J Kuperman
    Division of Clinical Systems Research and Development, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 5:112-9. 1998
    ..A CLR was defined as a result that met either the critical reporting criteria used by the laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital or other, more complex criteria...
  26. pmc Automated evidence-based critiquing of orders for abdominal radiographs: impact on utilization and appropriateness
    L H Harpole
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 4:511-21. 1997
    ..The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of presenting real time, evidence-based critiques about the appropriateness of abdominal radiograph (KUB) orders on physician decision making...
  27. ncbi request reprint Relationship between medication errors and adverse drug events
    D W Bates
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 10:199-205. 1995
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Medication errors are common, although relatively few result in ADEs. However, those that do are preventable, many through physician computer order entry...
  28. ncbi request reprint Patient risk factors for adverse drug events in hospitalized patients. ADE Prevention Study Group
    D W Bates
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:2553-60. 1999
    ..Adverse drug events (ADEs) are common in hospitalized patients, but few empirical data are available regarding the strength of patient risk factors for ADEs...
  29. ncbi request reprint A computer based intervention to reduce unnecessary serologic testing
    D H Solomon
    Robert B Brigham Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Rheumatol 26:2578-84. 1999
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  30. doi request reprint Patient safety research: an overview of the global evidence
    A K Jha
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:42-7. 2010
    ..To better understand the extent and nature of the problem of unsafe care, the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety commissioned an overview of the world's literature on patient safety research...
  31. pmc Information technology and medication safety: what is the benefit?
    R Kaushal
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Partners HealthCare System, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:261-5. 2002
    ..Public and private mandates for information technology interventions are growing, but further development, application, evaluation, and dissemination are required...
  32. ncbi request reprint Using information systems to improve practice
    D W Bates
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Schweiz Med Wochenschr 129:1913-9. 1999
    ..These changes can help close the gap between knowledge and practice and promise to make the practice of evidence-based medicine a reality...
  33. ncbi request reprint Preventable medical injuries in older patients
    J M Rothschild
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:2717-28. 2000
    ..The success of intervention varies by type of complications. For medications, various interventions have been successful, and fall prevention programs have been demonstrated to be effective in the nursing home and home...
  34. ncbi request reprint The use of information technology in improving medical performance. Part III. Patient-support tools
    A A Gawande
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of General Internal Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    MedGenMed 2:E12. 2000
    ....
  35. pmc Predicting Clostridium difficile stool cytotoxin results in hospitalized patients with diarrhea
    D A Katz
    Division of Clinical Decision Making, New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:57-62. 1997
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Patients without a history of antibiotic use and either significant diarrhea or abdominal pain are unlikely to have positive C. difficile cytotoxin assays and may not require cytotoxin testing...
  36. doi request reprint Mortality and drug exposure in a 5-year cohort of patients with chronic liver disease
    B L Hug
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:737-46. 2009
    ..Chronic liver diseases are common in the general population. Drug treatment in this group may be challenging, as many drugs are hepatically metabolised and hepatotoxic...
  37. ncbi request reprint The impact of the Internet on quality measurement
    D W Bates
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 19:104-14. 2000
    ..However, major barriers still stand in the way of public access to quality information on the Internet as well as of having that access actually improve patients' care...
  38. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a clinical prediction rule for major adverse outcomes in coronary bypass grafting
    E B Fortescue
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Cardiol 88:1251-8. 2001
    ..Thus, this clinical prediction rule allows accurate stratification of potential CABG candidates before surgery according to the risk of experiencing a major adverse outcome postoperatively...
  39. pmc Using an electronic medical record to identify opportunities to improve compliance with cholesterol guidelines
    S M Maviglia
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:531-7. 2001
    ..Compliance was unrelated to physician or physician-specific characteristics, but it was especially low for women, African Americans, patients without a cardiologist, and patients with cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular disease...
  40. pmc The "To Err is Human" report and the patient safety literature
    H T Stelfox
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:174-8. 2006
    ..We evaluated the effects of the IOM report on patient safety publications and research awards...
  41. ncbi request reprint Appropriateness of antiviral prescribing for influenza in primary care: a retrospective analysis
    J A Linder
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 31:245-52. 2006
    ..Antiviral medications cost-effectively reduce influenza-related morbidity and potentially mortality. We sought to assess the appropriateness of antiviral prescribing for influenza...
  42. ncbi request reprint Using information technology to improve surgical safety
    D W Bates
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, Massachusetts 0211J, USA
    Br J Surg 91:939-40. 2004
  43. ncbi request reprint The role of primary care non-physician clinic staff in e-mail communication with patients
    A F Kittler
    Partners HealthCare Information Systems, Department of Clinical Analysis, Wellesley, MA, USA
    Int J Med Inform 73:333-40. 2004
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Correlates of acute renal failure in patients receiving parenteral amphotericin B
    D W Bates
    Division of General Medicine, and the Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Kidney Int 60:1452-9. 2001
    ..This study identified correlates of ARF in amphotericin B therapy and used them to develop clinical prediction rules...