Eric J Thomas

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Teamwork and quality during neonatal care in the delivery room
    E J Thomas
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Perinatol 26:163-9. 2006
  2. pmc The effect of executive walk rounds on nurse safety climate attitudes: a randomized trial of clinical units[ISRCTN85147255] [corrected]
    Eric J Thomas
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:28. 2005
  3. pmc Translating teamwork behaviours from aviation to healthcare: development of behavioural markers for neonatal resuscitation
    E J Thomas
    The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychology, Human Factors Research Project, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:i57-64. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Team training in the neonatal resuscitation program for interns: teamwork and quality of resuscitations
    Eric J Thomas
    6410 Fannin St, UPB 1100, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 125:539-46. 2010
  5. pmc Measuring errors and adverse events in health care
    Eric J Thomas
    The Center for Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine, Division of General Medicine, and Department of Medicine at The University of Texas Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:61-7. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Association of telemedicine for remote monitoring of intensive care patients with mortality, complications, and length of stay
    Eric J Thomas
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    JAMA 302:2671-8. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparison of iatrogenic injury studies in Australia and the USA. I: Context, methods, casemix, population, patient and hospital characteristics
    E J Thomas
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 12:371-8. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Teaching teamwork during the Neonatal Resuscitation Program: a randomized trial
    E J Thomas
    The University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Perinatol 27:409-14. 2007
  9. pmc The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire as a tool for benchmarking safety culture in the NICU
    Jochen Profit
    Section of Neonatology, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Baylor College of Medicine, VA HSR and D, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 97:F127-32. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Online narratives and peer support for colorectal cancer screening: a pilot randomized trial
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine and the University of Texas Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Prev Med 45:98-107. 2013

Detail Information

Publications68

  1. ncbi request reprint Teamwork and quality during neonatal care in the delivery room
    E J Thomas
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Perinatol 26:163-9. 2006
    ..Experts believe good teamwork among health care providers may improve quality. We sought to measure the frequency of team behaviors during delivery room care and to explore how these behaviors relate to the quality of care...
  2. pmc The effect of executive walk rounds on nurse safety climate attitudes: a randomized trial of clinical units[ISRCTN85147255] [corrected]
    Eric J Thomas
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:28. 2005
    ..Therefore, we measured the impact of EWRs on one important part of safety culture -- provider attitudes about the safety climate in the institution...
  3. pmc Translating teamwork behaviours from aviation to healthcare: development of behavioural markers for neonatal resuscitation
    E J Thomas
    The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychology, Human Factors Research Project, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:i57-64. 2004
    ..These markers are compared with those developed by other groups. Future research should determine the relations among these behaviours and errors, and test their usefulness in measuring the impact of team training interventions...
  4. doi request reprint Team training in the neonatal resuscitation program for interns: teamwork and quality of resuscitations
    Eric J Thomas
    6410 Fannin St, UPB 1100, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 125:539-46. 2010
    ..Our objective was to evaluate whether interns who received a 2-hour teamwork training intervention with the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) demonstrated more teamwork and higher quality resuscitations than control subjects...
  5. pmc Measuring errors and adverse events in health care
    Eric J Thomas
    The Center for Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine, Division of General Medicine, and Department of Medicine at The University of Texas Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:61-7. 2003
    ..We propose a general framework to help health care providers, researchers, and administrators choose the most appropriate methods to meet their patient safety measurement goals...
  6. doi request reprint Association of telemedicine for remote monitoring of intensive care patients with mortality, complications, and length of stay
    Eric J Thomas
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    JAMA 302:2671-8. 2009
    ..Telemedicine technology, which can enable intensivists to simultaneously monitor several intensive care units (ICUs) from an off-site location, is increasingly common, but there is little evidence to support its use...
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparison of iatrogenic injury studies in Australia and the USA. I: Context, methods, casemix, population, patient and hospital characteristics
    E J Thomas
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 12:371-8. 2000
    ..The Quality in Australian Health Care Study (QAHCS) reported that 16.6% of admissions were associated with adverse events (AE), whereas the Utah, Colorado Study (UTCOS) reported a rate of 2.9%...
  8. ncbi request reprint Teaching teamwork during the Neonatal Resuscitation Program: a randomized trial
    E J Thomas
    The University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Perinatol 27:409-14. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that teams that received the new course would exhibit more teamwork behaviors than those in the standard NRP course...
  9. pmc The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire as a tool for benchmarking safety culture in the NICU
    Jochen Profit
    Section of Neonatology, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Baylor College of Medicine, VA HSR and D, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 97:F127-32. 2012
    ..Little information is available on the use of the SAQ for this purpose in the NICU setting...
  10. ncbi request reprint Online narratives and peer support for colorectal cancer screening: a pilot randomized trial
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine and the University of Texas Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Prev Med 45:98-107. 2013
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  11. pmc The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire: psychometric properties, benchmarking data, and emerging research
    John B Sexton
    The University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:44. 2006
    ..Here we report the psychometric properties, establish benchmarking data, and discuss emerging areas of research with the University of Texas Safety Attitudes Questionnaire...
  12. pmc Measuring safety culture in the ambulatory setting: the safety attitudes questionnaire--ambulatory version
    Isitri Modak
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1-5. 2007
    ..Provider attitudes about issues pertinent to patient safety may be related to errors and adverse events. We know of no instruments that measure safety-related attitudes in the outpatient setting...
  13. pmc Impact of resident duty hour limits on safety in the intensive care unit: a national survey of pediatric and neonatal intensivists
    Katri V Typpo
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 13:578-82. 2012
    ..We sought to understand how current or future regulatory changes might impact safety in academic pediatric and neonatal intensive care units...
  14. ncbi request reprint Discrepant attitudes about teamwork among critical care nurses and physicians
    Eric J Thomas
    University of Texas Houston Medical School, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:956-9. 2003
    ..To measure and compare critical care physicians' and nurses' attitudes about teamwork...
  15. pmc Types and origins of diagnostic errors in primary care settings
    Hardeep Singh
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:418-25. 2013
    ..Diagnostic errors are an understudied aspect of ambulatory patient safety...
  16. doi request reprint Error disclosure: a new domain for safety culture assessment
    JASON M ETCHEGARAY
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6410 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:594-9. 2012
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  17. doi request reprint Job satisfaction ratings: measurement equivalence across nurses and physicians
    JASON M ETCHEGARAY
    The University of Texas at Houston Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    West J Nurs Res 32:530-9. 2010
    ..This implication needs to be extended to other survey measures of interest to health services researchers. Future areas of research are discussed...
  18. pmc Neonatal intensive care unit safety culture varies widely
    Jochen Profit
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, VA HSR and D, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 97:F120-6. 2012
    ..Variation in healthcare delivery and outcomes in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may be partly explained by differences in safety culture...
  19. doi request reprint Measuring social support for weight loss in an internet weight loss community
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Health Commun 16:198-211. 2011
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  20. pmc Speaking up and sharing information improves trainee neonatal resuscitations
    Lakshmi I Katakam
    University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Patient Saf 8:202-9. 2012
    ..To identify teamwork behaviors associated with improving efficiency and quality of simulated resuscitation training...
  21. pmc Errors of diagnosis in pediatric practice: a multisite survey
    Hardeep Singh
    Houston Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Pediatrics 126:70-9. 2010
    ..We surveyed pediatricians to elicit their perceptions regarding frequency, contributing factors, and potential system- and provider-based solutions to address diagnostic errors...
  22. 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...
  23. pmc Notification of abnormal lab test results in an electronic medical record: do any safety concerns remain?
    Hardeep Singh
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Med 123:238-44. 2010
    ..We examined whether automated notifications of abnormal laboratory results (alerts) in an integrated electronic medical record resulted in timely follow-up actions...
  24. pmc Explanations for unsuccessful weight loss among bariatric surgery candidates
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1377-83. 2009
    ..Our objective was to analyze subjective explanations for unsuccessful weight loss among bariatric surgery candidates...
  25. doi request reprint Acceptability of narratives to promote colorectal cancer screening in an online community
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine and the University of Texas Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Prev Med 54:405-7. 2012
    ..To assess the acceptability of narratives to promote colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among members of an online weight loss community...
  26. doi request reprint A tale of 2 hospitals: a staggered cohort study of targeted interventions to improve compliance with antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines
    Lillian S Kao
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77026, USA
    Surgery 148:255-62. 2010
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to determine the effectiveness of targeted interventions to improve compliance with antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines (timing, spectrum, and discontinuation) at 2 university-affiliated hospitals...
  27. doi request reprint Assessing medical students' perceptions of patient safety: the medical student safety attitudes and professionalism survey
    Joshua M Liao
    Dr Liao is a resident physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts At the time of writing, he was a fourth year medical student, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Dr Etchegaray is assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston and UT Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, Houston, Texas Mr Williams is a fourth year medical student, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas Dr Berger is professor and vice chair, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, and vice president and chief medical officer, Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center, Houston, Texas Dr Bell is assistant professor of medicine, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Dr Thomas is professor of medicine, associate dean for health care quality, and Director, UT Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety and at University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
    Acad Med 89:343-51. 2014
    ..To develop and test the psychometric properties of a survey to measure students' perceptions about patient safety as observed on clinical rotations...
  28. pmc Electronic health record-based surveillance of diagnostic errors in primary care
    Hardeep Singh
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:93-100. 2012
    ..Diagnostic errors in primary care are harmful but difficult to detect. The authors tested an electronic health record (EHR)-based method to detect diagnostic errors in routine primary care practice...
  29. pmc Screening for obstructive sleep apnea on the internet: randomized trial
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Med 122:961.e1-6. 2009
    ..Obstructive sleep apnea is underdiagnosed. We conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial of an online intervention to promote obstructive sleep apnea screening among members of an Internet weight-loss community...
  30. pmc Revealing and resolving patient safety defects: the impact of leadership WalkRounds on frontline caregiver assessments of patient safety
    Allan Frankel
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:2050-66. 2008
    ..To evaluate the impact of rigorous WalkRounds on frontline caregiver assessments of safety climate, and to clarify the steps and implementation of rigorous WalkRounds...
  31. ncbi request reprint Medical errors involving trainees: a study of closed malpractice claims from 5 insurers
    Hardeep Singh
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, Texas, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2030-6. 2007
    ..To describe the characteristics of and factors contributing to trainee errors, we analyzed malpractice claims in which trainees were judged to have played an important role in harmful errors...
  32. doi request reprint Comparing two safety culture surveys: safety attitudes questionnaire and hospital survey on patient safety
    JASON M ETCHEGARAY
    University of Texas Medical School, University of Texas, Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, 6410 Fannin St, UTPB 1100 45, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:490-8. 2012
    ..Also to determine the ability to convert HSOPS scores to SAQ scores...
  33. ncbi request reprint Workflow in intensive care unit remote monitoring: A time-and-motion study
    Zhihua Tang
    School of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:2057-63. 2007
    ..To investigate workflow in intensive care unit remote monitoring, a technology-driven practice that allows critical care specialists to perform proactive and continuous patient care from a remote site...
  34. ncbi request reprint Working together in the neonatal intensive care unit: provider perspectives
    Eric J Thomas
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, TX, USA
    J Perinatol 24:552-9. 2004
    ..To elicit healthcare provider perceptions of working together in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
  35. pmc Costs and cost-effectiveness of a telemedicine intensive care unit program in 6 intensive care units in a large health care system
    Luisa Franzini
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Crit Care 26:329.e1-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to estimate the costs and cost-effectiveness of a telemedicine intensive care unit (ICU) (tele-ICU) program...
  36. pmc Timely follow-up of abnormal diagnostic imaging test results in an outpatient setting: are electronic medical records achieving their potential?
    Hardeep Singh
    Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service, Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1578-86. 2009
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Reasons for after-hours calls by hospital floor nurses to on-call physicians
    Elmer V Bernstam
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science at Houston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:342-9. 2007
    ..A study was conducted to determine the reasons for calls made by nurses working on the general medical wards to on-call physicians from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M...
  38. ncbi request reprint Negligent care and malpractice claiming behavior in Utah and Colorado
    D M Studdert
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 38:250-60. 2000
    ..These studies are based on data from 2 of the most populous states (California and New York), collected more than a decade ago, during volatile periods in the history of malpractice litigation...
  39. pmc Exploring situational awareness in diagnostic errors in primary care
    Hardeep Singh
    VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:30-8. 2012
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Navigating towards improved surgical safety using aviation-based strategies
    Lillian S Kao
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 62008, USA
    J Surg Res 145:327-35. 2008
    ..Avenues and challenges for future research are also discussed...
  41. pmc Social support in an Internet weight loss community
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6410 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Med Inform 79:5-13. 2010
    ..To describe social support for weight loss shared by members of a large Internet weight loss community...
  42. ncbi request reprint Identifying and addressing medical errors in pain mismanagement
    P L Starck
    University of Texas Houston Health Science Center School of Nursing, 1100 Holcombe Blvd, Suite 5 500, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 27:191-9. 2001
    ..Although the concept of medical errors has primarily been concerned with adverse events, it is not unreasonable that mismanagement of pain could also be classified as a medical error...
  43. ncbi request reprint Incidence and types of adverse events and negligent care in Utah and Colorado
    E J Thomas
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 38:261-71. 2000
    ..The generalizability of these findings is unknown and has been questioned by other studies...
  44. pmc Hospital ownership and preventable adverse events
    E J Thomas
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:211-9. 2000
    ..To determine if type of hospital ownership is associated with preventable adverse events...
  45. pmc Incidence and types of preventable adverse events in elderly patients: population based review of medical records
    E J Thomas
    University of Texas Houston Medical School, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Section for Clinical Epidemiology, 6431 Fannin MSB 1 122, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMJ 320:741-4. 2000
    ..To determine the incidence and types of preventable adverse events in elderly patients...
  46. pmc Understanding diagnostic errors in medicine: a lesson from aviation
    H Singh
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:159-64. 2006
    ..Further research is needed, including the measurement of situational awareness and correlation with health outcomes...
  47. ncbi request reprint Structural social support predicts functional social support in an online weight loss programme
    Kevin O Hwang
    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Internal Medicine, and The University of Texas Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, Houston, TX, USAPenn State College of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Hershey, PA, USAThe University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics, Houston, TX, USA
    Health Expect 17:345-52. 2014
    ..However, little is known about the relationship between the use of social media tools and the perception of specific types of support...
  48. doi request reprint Electronic health record-based triggers to detect potential delays in cancer diagnosis
    Daniel R Murphy
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and The Center of Inquiry to Improve Outpatient Safety Through Effective Electronic Communication, both at the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Section of Health Services Research and Development, Houston, Texas, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 23:8-16. 2014
    ..We aimed to develop and evaluate 'trigger' algorithms to electronically flag medical records of patients with potential delays in prostate and colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosis...
  49. ncbi request reprint Lessons from aviation: teamwork to improve patient safety
    Eric J Thomas
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, USA
    Nurs Econ 21:241-3. 2003
  50. 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...
  51. ncbi request reprint The reliability of medical record review for estimating adverse event rates
    Eric J Thomas
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 136:812-6. 2002
    ..The data used by the U.S. Institute of Medicine to estimate deaths from medical errors come from a study that relied on nurse and physician reviews of medical records to detect the errors...
  52. doi request reprint Tele-ICU: experience to date
    Craig M Lilly
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Clinical and the Population Health Research Program, University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Intensive Care Med 25:16-22. 2010
    ..Tele-ICU is thought to have great promise to support critically ill adults...
  53. ncbi request reprint Identifying diagnostic errors in primary care using an electronic screening algorithm
    Hardeep Singh
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:302-8. 2007
    ..Our objectives were to assess the feasibility of computerized screening to identify diagnostic errors in primary care and to categorize diagnostic breakdowns using a recently published taxonomy...
  54. doi request reprint Measures and measurement of high-performance work systems in health care settings: Propositions for improvement
    JASON M ETCHEGARAY
    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, Houston TX, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 36:38-46. 2011
    ..Given that non-health care research has demonstrated many positive outcomes for organizations using high-performance work systems (HPWSs), a closer examination of HPWSs in health care settings is warranted...
  55. pmc Quality of weight loss advice on internet forums
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Med 120:604-9. 2007
    ..Adults use the Internet for weight loss information, sometimes by participating in discussion forums. Our purpose was to analyze the quality of advice exchanged on these forums...
  56. doi request reprint Compliance with guidelines to prevent surgical site infections: As simple as 1-2-3?
    Derek W Meeks
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 201:76-83. 2011
    ..the purpose of this study was to assess predictive factors and compliance with surgical site infection (SSI) prevention guidelines at 2 county hospitals...
  57. doi request reprint The impact of a tele-ICU on provider attitudes about teamwork and safety climate
    M Y L Chu-Weininger
    School of Health InformationSciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e39. 2010
    ..To measure teamwork and safety climate in three intensive care units (ICUs) before and after remote monitoring by intensivists using telemedicine technology (tele-ICU)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Right heart catheterization and cardiac complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: an observational study
    C A Polanczyk
    Partners Community HealthCare Inc, Suite 1150, Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    JAMA 286:309-14. 2001
    ..Right heart catheterization (RHC) is commonly performed before high-risk noncardiac surgery, but the benefit of this strategy remains unproven...
  59. doi request reprint Teamwork behaviours and errors during neonatal resuscitation
    A L Williams
    Center for Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:60-4. 2010
    ..To describe relationships between teamwork behaviours and errors during neonatal resuscitation...
  60. ncbi request reprint Impact of the National Practitioner Data Bank on resolution of malpractice claims
    Teresa M Waters
    Center for Health Services Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
    Inquiry 40:283-94. 2003
    ..Because this disruption appears to have decreased the proportion of questionable claims receiving compensation, the NPDB actually may have increased overall tort system specificity...
  61. ncbi request reprint Teamwork in the operating room: frontline perspectives among hospitals and operating room personnel
    J Bryan Sexton
    The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Anesthesiology 105:877-84. 2006
    ..However, a reliable and widely used measurement tool for the operating room (OR) setting does not currently exist...
  62. ncbi request reprint John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. An interview with Eric Thomas. Interview by Kenneth I. Shine
    Eric J Thomas
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:717-9. 2007
  63. pmc Ambulatory care adverse events and preventable adverse events leading to a hospital admission
    Donna M Woods
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:127-31. 2007
    ..Most healthcare in the US is delivered in the ambulatory care setting, but the epidemiology of errors and adverse events in ambulatory care is understudied...
  64. ncbi request reprint How best to improve patient safety?
    Eric J Thomas
    JAMA 288:697; discuission 697-8. 2002
  65. ncbi request reprint Malpractice claims: finding the silver lining
    Eric J Thomas
    South Med J 98:1065. 2005
  66. ncbi request reprint Patient safety problems in adolescent medical care
    Donna M Woods
    Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Adolesc Health 38:5-12. 2006
    ..This study estimates the annual incidence and describes the nature, types, and contributing factors involved in patient safety problems in adolescent medical care...

Research Grants4

  1. Measuring the Value of Romote ICU Monitoring
    Eric Thomas; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..4. To measure changes in healthcare provider attitudes about teamwork and safety climate after implementation of the tele-ICU. ..
  2. Measuring the Value of Romote ICU Monitoring
    Eric Thomas; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..4. To measure changes in healthcare provider attitudes about teamwork and safety climate after implementation of the tele-ICU. ..
  3. Measuring the Value of Romote ICU Monitoring
    Eric Thomas; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..4. To measure changes in healthcare provider attitudes about teamwork and safety climate after implementation of the tele-ICU. ..
  4. Using Electronic Records to Detect and Learn from Ambulatory Diagnostic Errors
    Eric Thomas; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Refining and validating triggers for diagnostic errors in diverse primary care settings would set the stage for their use nationally in quality measurement and improvement activities. ..