David P Phillips
Affiliation: University of California
- Morbidity and mortality from medical errors: an increasingly serious public health problemDavid P Phillips
Department of Sociology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
Annu Rev Public Health 23:135-50. 2002..It may be possible to reduce prescription errors by instituting a central agency responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting harmful or potentially harmful drug events, and for issuing recommendations and directives...
- The influence of medical and legal authorities on deaths facilitated by physiciansD P Phillips
Sociology Department, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla 92093 0533, USA
Suicide Life Threat Behav 29:48-57. 1999..The involvement of physicians in this increase is supported by analysis of the Cruzan case. This showed a mortality peak of 57% for accident/coma patients following the court decision...
- The Hound of the Baskervilles effect: natural experiment on the influence of psychological stress on timing of deathD P Phillips
Sociology Department, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0533, USA
BMJ 323:1443-6. 2001..To determine whether cardiac mortality is abnormally high on days considered unlucky: Chinese and Japanese people consider the number 4 unlucky, white Americans do not...
- A spike in fatal medication errors at the beginning of each monthDavid P Phillips
Department of Sociology and the San Diego Center for Patient Safety, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0533, USA
Pharmacotherapy 25:1-9. 2005..Evidence suggested that the spike in medication error deaths cannot be solely attributed to a spike in the consumption of alcohol or drugs. An increase in pharmacy error rates might play a role...
- A July spike in fatal medication errors: a possible effect of new medical residentsDavid P Phillips
Department of Sociology, University of California at San Diego, 0533, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0533, USA
J Gen Intern Med 25:774-9. 2010..Many have suggested that these new medical residents may produce errors and worsen patient outcomes-the so-called "July Effect;" however, we have found no U.S. evidence documenting this effect...
- Alcohol as a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)David P Phillips
Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 92093 0533, USA
Addiction 106:516-25. 2011..To test whether alcohol is a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)...
- Exposure to New York City as a risk factor for heart attack mortalityN Christenfeld
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla 92093 0109, USA
Psychosom Med 61:740-3. 1999..We explored this possibility and also whether IHD is reduced among NYC residents dying away from the city...
- What's in a name: mortality and the power of symbolsN Christenfeld
Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego 92093 0109, USA
J Psychosom Res 47:241-54. 1999..These findings cannot be explained by the effects of death cohort artifacts, gender, race, year of death, socioeconomic status, or parental neglect...
- A steep increase in domestic fatal medication errors with use of alcohol and/or street drugsDavid P Phillips
Department of Sociology 0533, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093 0533, USA
Arch Intern Med 168:1561-6. 2008..Increasingly, medications are consumed outside of clinical settings, with relatively little professional oversight. Despite this trend, previous studies of medication errors have focused on clinical settings...
- The relationship between serious injury and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in fatal motor vehicle accidents: BAC = 0.01% is associated with significantly more dangerous accidents than BAC = 0.00%David P Phillips
Department of Sociology, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA 92093 0533, USA
Addiction 106:1614-22. 2011..To analyze the severity of automotive injuries associated with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in increments of 0.01%...
- Cardiac mortality is higher around Christmas and New Year's than at any other time: the holidays as a risk factor for deathDavid P Phillips
Department of Sociology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0533, USA
Circulation 110:3781-8. 2004..Research published in Circulation has shown that cardiac mortality is highest during December and January. We investigated whether some of this spike could be ascribed to the Christmas/New Year's holidays rather than to climatic factors...
- Psychology and survivalD P Phillips
Department of Sociology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla 92093
Lancet 342:1142-5. 1993..The reduction in survival cannot be completely explained by a change in the behaviour of the Chinese patient, doctor, or death-registrar, but seems to result at least partly from psychosomatic processes...