Kevin J O'Leary

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Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Impact of hospitalist communication-skills training on patient-satisfaction scores
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:315-20. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of traditional trigger tool to data warehouse based screening for identifying hospital adverse events
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 211 E Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:130-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Assessment of teamwork during structured interdisciplinary rounds on medical units
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:679-83. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Medical students' and residents' clinical and educational experiences with defensive medicine
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Acad Med 87:142-8. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Hospital quality and patient safety competencies: development, description, and recommendations for use
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:530-6. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Structured interdisciplinary rounds in a medical teaching unit: improving patient safety
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 211 E Ontario St, Seventh Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:678-84. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Patterns of nurse-physician communication and agreement on the plan of care
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:195-9. 2010
  8. pmc Improving teamwork: impact of structured interdisciplinary rounds on a medical teaching unit
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 259 E Erie Street, Suite 475, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:826-32. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Teamwork on inpatient medical units: assessing attitudes and barriers
    K J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, 259 E Erie Street, Suite 475, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:117-21. 2010
  10. pmc Hospitalized patients' understanding of their plan of care
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 259 E Erie St, Ste 475, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 85:47-52. 2010

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Publications26

  1. doi request reprint Impact of hospitalist communication-skills training on patient-satisfaction scores
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:315-20. 2013
    ..Hospital patient-satisfaction scores now affect hospital payment, but little research addresses how hospitals or clinicians might improve performance...
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of traditional trigger tool to data warehouse based screening for identifying hospital adverse events
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 211 E Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:130-8. 2013
    ..Research supports medical record review using screening triggers as the optimal method to detect hospital adverse events (AE), yet the method is labour-intensive...
  3. doi request reprint Assessment of teamwork during structured interdisciplinary rounds on medical units
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:679-83. 2012
    ..Interdisciplinary rounds (IDR) provide a means to assemble hospital team members and improve collaboration. Little is known about teamwork during IDR...
  4. doi request reprint Medical students' and residents' clinical and educational experiences with defensive medicine
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Acad Med 87:142-8. 2012
    ..Assurance behaviors include providing additional services of minimal clinical value. Avoidance behaviors include withholding services that are, or avoiding patients who are, perceived as high risk...
  5. doi request reprint Hospital quality and patient safety competencies: development, description, and recommendations for use
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:530-6. 2011
    ..However, many hospitalists are inadequately prepared to engage in efforts to improve quality, because medical schools and residency programs have not traditionally emphasized healthcare quality and patient safety in their curricula...
  6. doi request reprint Structured interdisciplinary rounds in a medical teaching unit: improving patient safety
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 211 E Ontario St, Seventh Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:678-84. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the effect of an intervention designed to improve interdisciplinary collaboration and lower the rate of adverse events (AEs)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Patterns of nurse-physician communication and agreement on the plan of care
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:195-9. 2010
    ..Our objective was to characterise nurse-physician communication and their agreement on patients' plan of care...
  8. pmc Improving teamwork: impact of structured interdisciplinary rounds on a medical teaching unit
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 259 E Erie Street, Suite 475, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:826-32. 2010
    ..Effective collaboration and teamwork is essential in providing safe and effective hospital care. Prior research reveals deficiencies in collaboration on medical teaching units...
  9. doi request reprint Teamwork on inpatient medical units: assessing attitudes and barriers
    K J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, 259 E Erie Street, Suite 475, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:117-21. 2010
    ..Discrepant attitudes about teamwork among nurses and physicians exist in operating rooms and intensive care units. Little is known about teamwork attitudes on general medical services...
  10. pmc Hospitalized patients' understanding of their plan of care
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 259 E Erie St, Ste 475, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 85:47-52. 2010
    ..To evaluate hospitalized patients' understanding of their plan of care...
  11. doi request reprint Improving teamwork: impact of structured interdisciplinary rounds on a hospitalist unit
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:88-93. 2011
    ..Effective collaboration and teamwork is essential in providing safe and effective care. Research reveals deficiencies in teamwork on medical units involving hospitalists...
  12. pmc Impact of localizing physicians to hospital units on nurse-physician communication and agreement on the plan of care
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 259 E Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1223-7. 2009
    ..A significant barrier to communication among patient care providers in hospitals is the geographic dispersion of team members...
  13. doi request reprint Creating a better discharge summary: improvement in quality and timeliness using an electronic discharge summary
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 259 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 4:219-25. 2009
    ..Deficits in information transfer between inpatient and outpatient physicians are common and potentially dangerous...
  14. doi request reprint Effect of a hospitalist-care coordinator team on a nonteaching hospitalist service
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 3:103-9. 2008
    ..Although many hospitalists work with clinical coordinators, few studies have evaluated their impact...
  15. ncbi request reprint Simulation-based mastery learning reduces complications during central venous catheter insertion in a medical intensive care unit
    Jeffrey H Barsuk
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:2697-701. 2009
    ..To determine the effect of a simulation-based mastery learning model on central venous catheter insertion skill and the prevalence of procedure-related complications in a medical intensive care unit over a 1-yr period...
  16. doi request reprint Promoting professionalism via a video-based educational workshop for academic hospitalists and housestaff
    Jeanne M Farnan
    Department of Medicine and Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:386-9. 2013
    ..Unprofessional behavior can compromise care and detract from the hospital learning environment. Discrepancy between professional behaviors formally taught and what is witnessed has become increasingly evident...
  17. doi request reprint Where did the day go?--a time-motion study of hospitalists
    Matthew D Tipping
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:323-8. 2010
    ..However, little data exists describing hospitalist workflow and their activities in daily patient care...
  18. doi request reprint Medical subinternship: student experience on a resident uncovered hospitalist service
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Teach Learn Med 20:18-21. 2008
    ..Studies demonstrating the value of hospitalists to medical student education have been performed in traditional resident covered ward service settings (RCWS)...
  19. doi request reprint The evolution and future of hospital medicine
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 75:418-23. 2008
    ..Looking to the future, hospitalists have exciting potential for a positive impact in a broad range of areas and lasting effect on healthcare delivery...
  20. ncbi request reprint Outpatient physicians' satisfaction with discharge summaries and perceived need for an electronic discharge summary
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 1:317-20. 2006
    ..Deficits in information transfer between inpatient and outpatient physicians are common and potentially dangerous...
  21. ncbi request reprint Participation in unprofessional behaviors among hospitalists: a multicenter study
    Shalini T Reddy
    Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:543-50. 2012
    ..Unprofessional behaviors undermine the hospital learning environment and quality of patient care...
  22. doi request reprint Mastery learning of thoracentesis skills by internal medicine residents using simulation technology and deliberate practice
    Diane B Wayne
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 3:48-54. 2008
    ..Thoracentesis has been identified as a core competency for hospitalists. Residency training may not provide adequate preparation to perform this procedure...
  23. ncbi request reprint How hospitalists spend their time: insights on efficiency and safety
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 1:88-93. 2006
    ..To evaluate the types and frequency of activities that hospitalists perform during routine work, we conducted a time-motion study of hospitalist physicians at our institution...
  24. doi request reprint Willingness for weight loss intervention among overweight and obese inpatients
    Kelley N Wachsberg
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    South Med J 104:397-400. 2011
    ..To determine whether overweight and obese inpatients are receptive to weight-loss interventions while hospitalized and whether interest in weight-loss intervention correlates with accurate self-perception of weight...
  25. doi request reprint Improving interunit transitions of care between emergency physicians and hospital medicine physicians: a conceptual approach
    Christopher Beach
    From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:1188-95. 2012
    ..By exploring the dynamics of transition communication between specialties and suggesting best practices, the authors hope to strengthen hand-off skills and contribute to improved continuity of care...
  26. ncbi request reprint The impact of facecards on patients' knowledge, satisfaction, trust, and agreement with hospital physicians: a pilot study
    Yael Simons
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
    J Hosp Med 9:137-41. 2014
    ..Simple interventions such as facecards can improve patients' knowledge of names and roles of hospital physicians, but the effect on other aspects of the patient-physician relationship is not clear...