Tejal Gandhi

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Missed and delayed diagnoses in the emergency department: a study of closed malpractice claims from 4 liability insurers
    Allen Kachalia
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:196-205. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Missed and delayed diagnoses in the ambulatory setting: a study of closed malpractice claims
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:488-96. 2006
  3. pmc Characteristics and consequences of drug allergy alert overrides in a computerized physician order entry system
    Tyken C Hsieh
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:482-91. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Outpatient adverse drug events identified by screening electronic health records
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Patient Saf 6:91-6. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Creating an integrated patient safety team
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:383-90. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Fumbled handoffs: one dropped ball after another
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:352-8. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Adverse drug events in ambulatory care
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:1556-64. 2003
  8. pmc Outpatient prescribing errors and the impact of computerized prescribing
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:837-41. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Medication safety in the ambulatory chemotherapy setting
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Cancer 104:2477-83. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Closing the loop: follow-up and feedback in a patient safety program
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:614-21. 2005

Research Grants

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Publications66

  1. ncbi request reprint Missed and delayed diagnoses in the emergency department: a study of closed malpractice claims from 4 liability insurers
    Allen Kachalia
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:196-205. 2007
    ..Diagnostic errors in the emergency department (ED) are an important patient safety concern, but little is known about their cause. We identify types and causes of missed or delayed diagnoses in the ED...
  2. ncbi request reprint Missed and delayed diagnoses in the ambulatory setting: a study of closed malpractice claims
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:488-96. 2006
    ..Although missed and delayed diagnoses have become an important patient safety concern, they remain largely unstudied, especially in the outpatient setting...
  3. pmc Characteristics and consequences of drug allergy alert overrides in a computerized physician order entry system
    Tyken C Hsieh
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:482-91. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to determine characteristics of drug allergy alert overrides, assess how often they lead to preventable adverse drug events (ADEs), and suggest methods for improving the allergy-alerting system...
  4. doi request reprint Outpatient adverse drug events identified by screening electronic health records
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Patient Saf 6:91-6. 2010
    ..We developed a computerized ADE measurement process and used it to detect ADEs from electronic health records and then categorized them according to type, preventability, and severity...
  5. ncbi request reprint Creating an integrated patient safety team
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:383-90. 2003
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  6. ncbi request reprint Fumbled handoffs: one dropped ball after another
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:352-8. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Adverse drug events in ambulatory care
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:1556-64. 2003
    ..However, few data are available on adverse drug events among outpatients. We conducted a study to determine the rates, types, severity, and preventability of such events among outpatients and to identify preventive strategies...
  8. pmc Outpatient prescribing errors and the impact of computerized prescribing
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:837-41. 2005
    ..Medication errors are common among inpatients and many are preventable with computerized prescribing. Relatively little is known about outpatient prescribing errors or the impact of computerized prescribing in this setting...
  9. ncbi request reprint Medication safety in the ambulatory chemotherapy setting
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Cancer 104:2477-83. 2005
    ..Little is known concerning the safety of the outpatient chemotherapy process. In the current study, the authors sought to identify medication error and potential adverse drug event (ADE) rates in the outpatient chemotherapy setting...
  10. ncbi request reprint Closing the loop: follow-up and feedback in a patient safety program
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:614-21. 2005
    ....
  11. pmc Improving acceptance of computerized prescribing alerts in ambulatory care
    Nidhi R Shah
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:5-11. 2006
    ..These data suggest that it is possible to design computerized prescribing decision support with high rates of alert recommendation acceptance by clinicians...
  12. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported medication symptoms in primary care
    Saul N Weingart
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:234-40. 2005
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  13. ncbi request reprint Improving patient safety across a large integrated health care delivery system
    Allan Frankel
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:i31-40. 2003
    ..We sought to create a common patient safety strategy for the Partners HealthCare system, a large, integrated, non-profit health care delivery system in the United States...
  14. pmc A randomized trial of electronic clinical reminders to improve quality of care for diabetes and coronary artery disease
    Thomas D Sequist
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medcal School, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:431-7. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of an integrated patient-specific electronic clinical reminder system on diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD) care and to assess physician attitudes toward this reminder system...
  15. ncbi request reprint Impact of an automated test results management system on patients' satisfaction about test result communication
    Michael E Matheny
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2233-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the impact of physicians' use of a test results management tool embedded in an electronic health record on patient satisfaction with test result communication...
  16. pmc Overcoming barriers to the implementation of a pharmacy bar code scanning system for medication dispensing: a case study
    Karen C Nanji
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 3 F 1620 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:645-50. 2009
    ..Staff resistance was addressed through clear communication, identifying champions, emphasizing new information provided by the system, and facilitating collaboration...
  17. pmc Rationale and design of the Pharmacist Intervention for Low Literacy in Cardiovascular Disease (PILL-CVD) study
    Jeffrey L Schnipper
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:212-9. 2010
    ..Pharmacist-based interventions may be effective in promoting the safe and effective use of medications, especially among high-risk patients such as those with low health literacy...
  18. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of patient safety in the operating room
    Caprice K Christian
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Surgery 139:159-73. 2006
    ..To better understand the operating room as a system and to identify system features that influence patient safety, we performed an analysis of operating room patient care using a prospective observational technique...
  19. pmc Classifying and predicting errors of inpatient medication reconciliation
    Jennifer R Pippins
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120 1613, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1414-22. 2008
    ..Failure to reconcile medications across transitions in care is an important source of potential harm to patients. Little is known about the predictors of unintentional medication discrepancies and how, when, and where they occur...
  20. pmc Design and implementation of an application and associated services to support interdisciplinary medication reconciliation efforts at an integrated healthcare delivery network
    Eric G Poon
    Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Suite 201, 93 Worcester St, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:581-92. 2006
    ..Results from early pilot testing suggest that this new medication reconciliation process is well accepted by clinicians and has significant potential to prevent medication errors during transitions of care...
  21. ncbi request reprint The Medication Administration System--Nurses Assessment of Satisfaction (MAS-NAS) scale
    Ann C Hurley
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Center for Excellence in Nursing Practice, Boston, 02115 MA, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 38:298-300. 2006
  22. doi request reprint Effect of bar-code technology on the safety of medication administration
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 3 F, 1620 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:1698-707. 2010
    ..To help prevent such errors, technology has been developed to verify medications by incorporating bar-code verification technology within an electronic medication-administration system (bar-code eMAR)...
  23. pmc Implementing practice-linked pre-visit electronic journals in primary care: patient and physician use and satisfaction
    Jonathan S Wald
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:502-6. 2010
    ..013), helpful to patients in visit preparation (66% vs 20%; p=0.082), and would recommend them to colleagues (78% vs 22%; p=0.0143). eJournal integration into practice warrants further study...
  24. doi request reprint Lessons learned from implementation of a computerized application for pending tests at hospital discharge
    Anuj K Dalal
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:16-21. 2011
    ..Few computerized systems have been deployed at care transitions to address this problem. We describe an attempt to implement a computerized application to help inpatient physicians manage these test results...
  25. ncbi request reprint Design and implementation of a web-based patient portal linked to an ambulatory care electronic health record: patient gateway for diabetes collaborative care
    Richard W Grant
    Division of General Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Diabetes Technol Ther 8:576-86. 2006
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  26. ncbi request reprint Cost-benefit analysis of a hospital pharmacy bar code solution
    Saverio M Maviglia
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:788-94. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the costs and benefits and determine the return on investment at the institutional level for implementing a pharmacy bar code system...
  27. ncbi request reprint Empowering patients to improve the quality of their care: design and implementation of a shared health maintenance module in a US integrated healthcare delivery network
    Eric G Poon
    Partners Information Systems, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 129:1002-6. 2007
    ..Further research will determine the long term impact and sustainability of this approach...
  28. pmc Tiering drug-drug interaction alerts by severity increases compliance rates
    Marilyn D Paterno
    Department of Information Systems, Partners Health Care System, Inc, 93 Worcester Street, Suite 201, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:40-6. 2009
    ..We sought to determine if rates of provider compliance with DDI alerts in the inpatient setting differed when a tiered presentation was implemented...
  29. doi request reprint Practice-linked online personal health records for type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial
    Richard W Grant
    Division of General Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 9 Staniford St, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1776-82. 2008
    ..Web-based personal health records (PHRs) have been advocated as a means to improve type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) care. However, few Web-based systems are linked directly to the electronic medical record (EMR) used by physicians...
  30. ncbi request reprint Design and implementation of a web-based patient portal linked to an electronic health record designed to improve medication safety: the Patient Gateway medications module
    Jeffrey L Schnipper
    Academic Hospitalist Service and Associate Physician, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Inform Prim Care 16:147-55. 2008
    ..Further analyses will determine the effects of this module on important medication-related outcomes and identify further enhancements needed to improve on this approach...
  31. pmc Evaluation of an inpatient computerized medication reconciliation system
    Alexander Turchin
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:449-52. 2008
    ..Most users agreed that medication reconciliation improves patient care but requested tighter integration of the different stages of the medication reconciliation process. Further training may be helpful in improving user efficiency...
  32. pmc A randomized trial of electronic clinical reminders to improve medication laboratory monitoring
    Michael E Matheny
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:424-9. 2008
    ..We evaluated the impact of electronic reminders delivered to primary care physicians on rates of appropriate routine medication laboratory monitoring...
  33. pmc Hospital readmissions: physician awareness and communication practices
    Christopher L Roy
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:374-80. 2009
    ..This lost opportunity to share information about readmitted patients may be detrimental to quality of care and resident education...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nurses' satisfaction with medication administration point-of-care technology
    Ann C Hurley
    Center for Nursing Excellence, Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Nurs Adm 37:343-9. 2007
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  35. ncbi request reprint The use of electronic medication reconciliation to establish the predictors of validity of computerized medication records
    Alexander Turchin
    Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 129:1022-6. 2007
    ..Several characteristics of electronic medication records are strongly associated with their validity. These findings could be incorporated in the design of CIS software to alert providers to medication records less likely to be accurate...
  36. doi request reprint Effect of an electronic medication reconciliation application and process redesign on potential adverse drug events: a cluster-randomized trial
    Jeffrey L Schnipper
    Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120 1613, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:771-80. 2009
    ..We sought to measure the impact of an information technology-based medication reconciliation intervention on medication discrepancies with potential for harm (potential adverse drug events [PADEs])...
  37. ncbi request reprint Medication dispensing errors and potential adverse drug events before and after implementing bar code technology in the pharmacy
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Partners Information Systems, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:426-34. 2006
    ..Many dispensing errors made in hospital pharmacies can harm patients. Some hospitals are investing in bar code technology to reduce these errors, but data about its efficacy are limited...
  38. pmc Communication factors in the follow-up of abnormal mammograms
    Eric G Poon
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:316-23. 2004
    ..To identify the communication factors that are significantly associated with appropriate short-term follow-up of abnormal mammograms...
  39. ncbi request reprint "I wish I had seen this test result earlier!": Dissatisfaction with test result management systems in primary care
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Mass 02120, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2223-8. 2004
    ..Therefore, we sought to identify problems in current test result management systems and possible ways to improve these systems...
  40. ncbi request reprint Understanding of drug indications by ambulatory care patients
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 2927, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 61:2523-7. 2004
    ..Patients' knowledge of the indications of their prescription medications was studied and those medications that were most likely to be taken without patients understanding the correct indication were identified...
  41. ncbi request reprint Adherence with osteoporosis practice guidelines: a multilevel analysis of patient, physician, and practice setting characteristics
    Daniel H Solomon
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Am J Med 117:919-24. 2004
    ..The diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk of fragility fractures is uncommon. We examined the patient, physician, and practice characteristics associated with adherence to local osteoporosis guidelines...
  42. ncbi request reprint Design and implementation of a comprehensive outpatient Results Manager
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Biomed Inform 36:80-91. 2003
    ..We also discuss its underlying architectural design, which revolves around a clinical event monitor and a rules engine, and the methodological challenges encountered in designing this application...
  43. ncbi request reprint Patient safety concerns arising from test results that return after hospital discharge
    Christopher L Roy
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:121-8. 2005
    ..Few data are available on the epidemiology of test results pending at discharge or on physician awareness of these results...
  44. ncbi request reprint Effective drug-allergy checking: methodological and operational issues
    Gilad J Kuperman
    Partners HealthCare System, 93 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
    J Biomed Inform 36:70-9. 2003
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  45. ncbi request reprint Patient Safety Leadership WalkRounds at Partners Healthcare: learning from implementation
    Allan Frankel
    Patient Safety, Partners HealthCare, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:423-37. 2005
    ..COLLECTING DATA ON WALKROUNDS: Data were obtained from interviews with patient safety personnel, WalkRounds scribes, and senior leaders...
  46. ncbi request reprint Multifaceted approach to reducing preventable adverse drug events
    Jon B Silverman
    Department of Pharmacy, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Pharmacy Administration L2, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 60:582-6. 2003
  47. ncbi request reprint The relation of patient satisfaction with complaints against physicians and malpractice lawsuits
    Henry Thomas Stelfox
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass 02114, USA
    Am J Med 118:1126-33. 2005
    ..We sought to examine associations among patients' satisfaction survey ratings of physicians' performance and complaints from patients, risk management episodes, and rates of malpractice lawsuits...
  48. ncbi request reprint Quantifying nursing workflow in medication administration
    Carol A Keohane
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Nurs Adm 38:19-26. 2008
    ..Implications of their findings are discussed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Patient Safety Leadership WalkRounds
    Allan Frankel
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:16-26. 2003
    ..Executives are surveyed quarterly about actions they have taken as a direct result of WalkRounds and are asked what they have learned from the rounds...
  50. ncbi request reprint Analysis of medication-related malpractice claims: causes, preventability, and costs
    Jeffrey M Rothschild
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:2414-20. 2002
    ..We also assessed the potential benefits of proved effective ADE prevention strategies on ADE claims prevention...
  51. ncbi request reprint How many hospital pharmacy medication dispensing errors go undetected?
    Jennifer L Cina
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:73-80. 2006
    ..A study was conducted at an academic tertiary care hospital to characterize the incidence and severity of medication dispensing errors in a hospital pharmacy...
  52. pmc Trends in primary care clinician perceptions of a new electronic health record
    Robert El-Kareh
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:464-8. 2009
    ..Clinician perceptions of a newly implemented electronic health record play an important role in its success or failure...
  53. ncbi request reprint Inconsistent report cards: assessing the comparability of various measures of the quality of ambulatory care
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care 40:155-65. 2002
    ..However, little has been done to create report cards at the ambulatory clinic level, nor has there been much comparison of the potential components of report cards...
  54. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of risk factors for adverse drug events associated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
    Takeshi Morimoto
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 10:499-509. 2004
    ..To identify potential factors leading to discontinuation of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors because of adverse drug events...
  55. pmc Ten commandments for effective clinical decision support: making the practice of evidence-based medicine a reality
    David W Bates
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 10:523-30. 2003
    ..The goal of this report is to discuss these lessons learned in the interest of informing the efforts of others working to make the practice of evidence-based medicine a reality...
  56. pmc Development and validation of a clinical prediction rule for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-induced cough
    Takeshi Morimoto
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:684-91. 2004
    ..Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors are effective for many cardiovascular diseases and are widely prescribed, but cough sometimes necessitates their withdrawal...
  57. ncbi request reprint Making the operating room of the future safer
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am Surg 72:1102-8; discussion 1126-48. 2006
    ..Future work in this area will need to prospectively study the processes and factors that impact patient safety and vulnerability in the operating room...
  58. pmc Process of care failures in breast cancer diagnosis
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:702-9. 2009
    ..Process of care failures may contribute to diagnostic errors in breast cancer care...
  59. ncbi request reprint Claims, errors, and compensation payments in medical malpractice litigation
    David M Studdert
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:2024-33. 2006
    ..In the current debate over tort reform, critics of the medical malpractice system charge that frivolous litigation--claims that lack evidence of injury, substandard care, or both--is common and costly...
  60. ncbi request reprint Patient characteristics and experiences associated with trust in specialist physicians
    Nancy L Keating
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1015-20. 2004
    ..Nearly half of all medical visits are to specialist physicians, yet little is known about patients' outpatient experiences with specialists or how patients' characteristics and experiences are related to trust in specialist physicians...
  61. ncbi request reprint Adherence to black box warnings for prescription medications in outpatients
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:338-44. 2006
    ..Our objectives were to determine how frequently clinicians prescribe drugs in violation of black box warnings for these issues and to determine how frequently such prescribing results in harm...
  62. pmc Adverse drug events occurring following hospital discharge
    Alan J Forster
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Ottawa Health Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 20:317-23. 2005
    ..To describe the incidence of adverse drug events (ADEs), preventable ADEs, and ameliorable ADEs occurring after hospital discharge and their associated risk factors...
  63. ncbi request reprint A tiered approach is more cost effective than traditional pharmacist-based review for classifying computer-detected signals as adverse drug events
    Carol Hope
    Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1050 Wishard Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46202 2872, USA
    J Biomed Inform 36:92-8. 2003
    ..To develop a cost-efficient method for identifying adverse drug events (ADEs) and medication errors (MEs) identified using outpatient electronic medical records within ambulatory settings...
  64. pmc Medication-related clinical decision support in computerized provider order entry systems: a review
    Gilad J Kuperman
    Quality Informatics, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, 525 E 68 Street, Box 298, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:29-40. 2007
    ..The authors conclude with summary recommendations for delivering effective medication-related clinical decision support addressed to healthcare organizations, application and knowledge base vendors, policy makers, and researchers...
  65. ncbi request reprint The incidence and severity of adverse events affecting patients after discharge from the hospital
    Alan J Forster
    University of Ottawa, F654 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 138:161-7. 2003
    ..Studies of hospitalized patients identify safety as a significant problem, but few data are available regarding injuries occurring after discharge. Patients may be vulnerable during this transition period...
  66. ncbi request reprint Incorrect allergy injections: allergists' experiences and recommendations for prevention
    Donald W Aaronson
    Finch University School of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School, 3500 N Lake Shore Drive, 9C, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 113:1117-21. 2004
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Research Grants5

  1. Using Barcode Technology to Improve Medication Safety
    Tejal Gandhi; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The applicant believes that this study will advance the national patient safety agenda and significantly impact the way medication is delivered by hospitals in the future. ..
  2. Improving Safety and Quality with Outpatient Order Entry
    Tejal Gandhi; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Given the diversity of practices, these findings will be generalizable to other organizations and will speed the adoption of these systems. ..