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Study of a multisite prospective adverse event surveillance system.

BMJ Qual Saf 2020 Apr 3;29(4):277-285. Epub 2019 Jul 3.

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2018-008664DOI Listing
April 2020

Characteristics of high-cost inpatients with peripheral artery disease.

J Vasc Surg 2020 Jan 21. Epub 2020 Jan 21.

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Institute for Clinical and Evaluation Sciences, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2019.09.054DOI Listing
January 2020

Practical lessons in implementing frailty assessments for hospitalised patients with COPD.

BMJ Open Qual 2020 Jan;9(1)

Division of Respirology, The Ottawa Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2019-000782DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7011889PMC
January 2020

Creating a Just Culture: The Ottawa Hospital's experience.

Healthc Manage Forum 2019 Sep 25;32(5):266-271. Epub 2019 Jun 25.

1 The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0840470419853303DOI Listing
September 2019

The MedSafer Study: A Controlled Trial of an Electronic Decision Support Tool for Deprescribing in Acute Care.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2019 Sep 27;67(9):1843-1850. Epub 2019 Jun 27.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16040DOI Listing
September 2019

Prospective Comparison of Preoperative Predictive Performance Between 3 Leading Frailty Instruments.

Anesth Analg 2019 Sep 27. Epub 2019 Sep 27.

School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000004475DOI Listing
September 2019

Comparison of outcomes and costs between adult diabetic ketoacidosis patients admitted to the ICU and step-down unit.

J Crit Care 2019 04 25;50:257-261. Epub 2018 Dec 25.

Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Division of Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institut du Savoir Montfort, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2018.12.014DOI Listing
April 2019

Potential harms associated with routine collection of patient sociodemographic information: A rapid review.

Health Expect 2019 02 19;22(1):114-129. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/hex.12837
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hex.12837DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351414PMC
February 2019

The return of investment of hospital-based surgical quality improvement programs in reducing surgical site infection at a Canadian tertiary-care hospital.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 02 23;40(2):125-132. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

1Clinical Epidemiology Program, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute,Ottawa,Ontario,Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.294DOI Listing
February 2019

Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) utilization before and after a regulatory safety warning.

Can J Anaesth 2019 01 25;66(1):113-114. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12630-018-1244-6DOI Listing
January 2019

Incidence and trends of central line associated pneumothorax using radiograph report text search versus administrative database codes.

BMJ Qual Saf 2018 12 25;27(12):982-988. Epub 2018 May 25.

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007715DOI Listing
December 2018

Clinical validation of a risk scale for serious outcomes among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease managed in the emergency department.

CMAJ 2018 12;190(48):E1406-E1413

Departments of Emergency Medicine (Stiell, Calder, Perry) and Medicine (Aaron, Forster), Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Stiell, Perry, Clement, Aaron, Forster, Brinkhurst), University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Wells), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.; Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine (Borgundvaag), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Department of Emergency Medicine (Brison), Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, Ont.; Department of Emergency Medicine (McRae), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.; Department of Emergency Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Alberta, and Alberta Health Services (Rowe), Edmonton, Alta.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.180232DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6258211PMC
December 2018

A pre and post intervention study to reduce unnecessary urinary catheter use on general internal medicine wards of a large academic health science center.

BMC Health Serv Res 2018 Aug 16;18(1):642. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, 501 Smyth Box 511, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3421-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6097441PMC
August 2018

On-line doctors: A disruptive innovation?

Healthc Manage Forum 2018 Jul 10;31(4):160-162. Epub 2018 Jun 10.

1 Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0840470418780022DOI Listing
July 2018

Effect of an innovative community-based care model, the Monarch Centre, on postpartum length of stay: an interrupted time-series study.

CMAJ Open 2018 Jul-Sep;6(3):E261-E268. Epub 2018 Jul 15.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Hardy), London Hospital, London, Ont.; Quality, Performance and Population Health (Colas, Forster), The Ottawa Hospital; BORN (Better Outcomes Registry and Network) Ontario (Weiss), Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa; Monarch Maternal and Newborn Health (Millar); Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, OMNI (Obstetrics & Maternal Newborn Investigations) Research Group (Walker, Corsi); Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Walker), Faculty of Medicine, and School of Epidemiology and Public Health (Corsi), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20180033DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6182112PMC
July 2018

Risk Factors for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Colonization Among Patients Admitted to Obstetrical Units: A Nested Case-Control Study.

J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2018 06 13;40(6):669-676. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON; School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2017.09.025DOI Listing
June 2018

Patient, family and provider experiences with transfers from intensive care unit to hospital ward: a multicentre qualitative study.

CMAJ 2018 06;190(22):E669-E676

Alberta Health Services (Stelfox, Bagshaw); W21C Research and Innovation Centre (de Grood), O'Brien Institute for Public Health (Parsons Leigh, Stelfox), Department of Critical Care Medicine (Parsons Leigh, Stelfox, Boyd), and Department of Community Health Sciences (Parsons Leigh, Stelfox, de Grood), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.; Department of Critical Care Medicine (Bagshaw), Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.; Division of Critical Care Medicine and Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (Dodek), St. Paul's Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Departments of Medicine and Critical Care Medicine (Fowler), Sunnybrook Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Department of Medicine (Forster), The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.170588DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5988518PMC
June 2018

The TEND (Tomorrow's Expected Number of Discharges) Model Accurately Predicted the Number of Patients Who Were Discharged from the Hospital the Next Day.

J Hosp Med 2018 03 23;13(3):158-163. Epub 2017 Aug 23.

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12788/jhm.2802DOI Listing
March 2018

Impact of Definition and Timeframe on Capturing Surgery-Related Readmissions After Primary Joint Arthroplasty.

J Arthroplasty 2017 12 5;32(12):3563-3567. Epub 2017 Jul 5.

Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2017.06.039DOI Listing
December 2017

A randomised controlled trial assessing the efficacy of an electronic discharge communication tool for preventing death or hospital readmission.

BMJ Qual Saf 2017 Dec 18;26(12):993-1003. Epub 2017 Aug 18.

Departments of Community Health Sciences and Medicine, and the Calgary Institute for Population and Public Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2017-006635DOI Listing
December 2017

Clinical factors contributing to high cost hospitalizations in a Canadian tertiary care centre.

BMC Health Serv Res 2017 Nov 25;17(1):777. Epub 2017 Nov 25.

Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, HSC G239, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N1, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2746-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5702126PMC
November 2017

Factors contributing to high-cost hospital care for patients with COPD.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2017 24;12:989-995. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S126607DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5373828PMC
October 2017

A multi-center prospective cohort study of patient transfers from the intensive care unit to the hospital ward.

Intensive Care Med 2017 Oct 29;43(10):1485-1494. Epub 2017 Aug 29.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-017-4910-1DOI Listing
October 2017

Physician performance feedback in a Canadian academic center.

Leadersh Health Serv (Bradf Engl) 2017 10 11;30(4):457-474. Epub 2017 Sep 11.

University of Ottawa , Ottawa, Canada , and The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada , and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute , Ottawa, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/LHS-08-2016-0037DOI Listing
October 2017

Sociocultural Factors Influencing Incident Reporting Among Physicians and Nurses: Understanding Frames Underlying Self- and Peer-Reporting Practices.

J Patient Saf 2017 09;13(3):129-137

From the *Population Health, †Telfer School of Management, and ‡Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa; and §Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PTS.0000000000000130DOI Listing
September 2017

Risks and trends of red blood cell transfusion in obstetric patients: a retrospective study of 45,213 deliveries using administrative data.

Transfusion 2017 09 22;57(9):2197-2205. Epub 2017 Jun 22.

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/trf.14184DOI Listing
September 2017

The HOMR-Now! Model Accurately Predicts 1-Year Death Risk for Hospitalized Patients on Admission.

Am J Med 2017 08 31;130(8):991.e9-991.e16. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology & Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ontario, Canada; The Ottawa Hospital, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.03.008DOI Listing
August 2017

A World Health Organization field trial assessing a proposed ICD-11 framework for classifying patient safety events.

Int J Qual Health Care 2017 Aug;29(4):548-556

Department of Community Health Sciences and the O'Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4Z6.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzx070DOI Listing
August 2017

Association of delay of urgent or emergency surgery with mortality and use of health care resources: a propensity score-matched observational cohort study.

CMAJ 2017 Jul;189(27):E905-E912

Departments of Anesthesiology (McIsaac, Abdulla, Yang), Surgery (Sundaresan) and Medicine (Forster), University of Ottawa; The Ottawa Hospital (McIsaac, Yang, Sundare-san, Doering, Forster), Civic Campus; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (McIsaac, Thavorn, Forster), Ottawa, Ont.; Institute for Healthcare Optimization (Green Vaswani), Newton, MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.160576DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5505757PMC
July 2017

Using structured incentives to increase value for money in an academic health sciences centre.

Healthc Manage Forum 2017 Jul 29;30(4):187-189. Epub 2017 May 29.

5 Quality, Performance, and Population Health, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0840470417698716DOI Listing
July 2017

An environmental scan of quality indicators in critical care.

CMAJ Open 2017 Jun;5(2):E488-E495

Affiliations: University of Ottawa (Valiani, Gheshmy), Ottawa, Ont.; Centre de Recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (Rigal), Montréal, Que.; Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Community Health Sciences (Stelfox), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.; Department of Medicine (Muscedere), Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.; Lawson Health Research Institute (Martin), London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ont.; Division of Critical Care Medicine and Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (Dodek), St. Paul's Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Centre de recherche clinique Étienne-Le Bel (Lamontagne), Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Que.; Departments of Medicine and Critical Care Medicine (Fowler), Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ont.; Departments of Medicine and of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Cook), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.; Department of Medicine (Forster), University of Ottawa; Clinical Epidemiology Program (Forster), Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont.; Département de Médecine (Hébert), Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Hôpital Notre-Dame, Montréal, Que.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20150139DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5498320PMC
June 2017

Deriving ICD-10 Codes for Patient Safety Indicators for Large-scale Surveillance Using Administrative Hospital Data.

Med Care 2017 03;55(3):252-260

*Department of Community Health Sciences and the O'Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada †Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland ‡Faculty of Health Care, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Krefeld, Germany §Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB ∥Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ¶Canadian Institute of Health Information, ON, Canada #Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia **Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute ††Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY ‡‡RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA §§Division of General Medicine, University of California-Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA ∥∥Department of Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, University of Melbourne ¶¶Department of Medicine, Southern Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic., Australia ##World Health Organization, Classifications, Terminology and Standards, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000000649DOI Listing
March 2017

Risk of exposure to blood products during pregnancy: guidance for Zika and other donor deferral policies.

Transfusion 2017 03 5;57(3pt2):811-815. Epub 2017 Feb 5.

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/trf.14001DOI Listing
March 2017

Prevalence of symptoms at the end of life in an acute care hospital: a retrospective cohort study.

CMAJ Open 2017 Jan-Mar;5(1):E222-E228. Epub 2017 Mar 9.

Department of Medicine (Kobewka, Mulpuru, Forster), Division of General Internal Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Kobewka, McIsaac, Mulpuru, Forster), Ottawa, Ont.; Department of Community Health Sciences (Ronksley), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.; Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (McIsaac) - The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa; Performance Measurement (Forster), The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ont.

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http://cmajopen.ca/lookup/doi/10.9778/cmajo.20160123
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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20160123DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5378541PMC
March 2017

Quality gaps identified through mortality review.

BMJ Qual Saf 2017 02 8;26(2):141-149. Epub 2016 Feb 8.

Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004735DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5284344PMC
February 2017

The prevalence of potentially preventable deaths in an acute care hospital: A retrospective cohort.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Feb;96(8):e6162

aDepartment of Medicine-The Ottawa Hospital bSchool of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa cClinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa dInstitute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario eDepartment of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta fPerformance Measurement, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000006162DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5569428PMC
February 2017

Enabling front line-driven perioperative quality improvement through organizational infrastructure built around the Comprehensive Unit Based Safety Program.

Can J Surg 2016 Dec;59(6):422-424

From the Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont. (Moloo, Brooke, Sundaresan, Skinner, Berg, Doering, Worthington, Forster, Schramm); and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont. (Moloo, Schramm).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5125925PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cjs.017315DOI Listing
December 2016

Comparing physical assessment with administrative data for detecting pressure ulcers in a large Canadian academic health sciences centre.

BMJ Open 2016 10 5;6(10):e012490. Epub 2016 Oct 5.

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012490DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5073636PMC
October 2016

Subarachnoid hemorrhage admissions retrospectively identified using a prediction model.

Neurology 2016 Oct 14;87(15):1557-1564. Epub 2016 Sep 14.

From the Department of Medicine (Critical Care) (S.W.E., L.M.), Clinical Epidemiology Program (S.W.E, L.M., D.F., A.F., C.v.W.), Ottawa Hospital Research Institute/The Ottawa Hospital; Department of Anesthesia (Critical Care) (A.T., M.C.), Hôpital de L'Enfant-Jésus, Quebec; and Departments of Medical Imaging (M.P.d.S., C.L.), Surgery (Neuro-Surgery) (J.S.), and Medicine (C.v.W, A.F.), The Ottawa Hospital, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000003204DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5067543PMC
October 2016

Association of Blood Donor Age and Sex With Recipient Survival After Red Blood Cell Transfusion.

JAMA Intern Med 2016 09;176(9):1307-14

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada3Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3324DOI Listing
September 2016

Measuring and improving quality in university hospitals in Canada: The Collaborative for Excellence in Healthcare Quality.

Health Policy 2016 Sep 18;120(9):982-6. Epub 2016 Jul 18.

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada; Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.07.006DOI Listing
September 2016

A framework to assess patient-reported adverse outcomes arising during hospitalization.

BMC Health Serv Res 2016 08 5;16(a):357. Epub 2016 Aug 5.

Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Civic Campus 1053 Carling Avenue, Box 684, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1526-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4974809PMC
August 2016

Incident reporting systems: a comparative study of two hospital divisions.

Arch Public Health 2016 15;74:34. Epub 2016 Aug 15.

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue, Box 684, Administrative Services Building, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9 Canada ; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue, Box 684, Administrative Services Building, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9 Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-016-0146-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4983791PMC
August 2016

Variations in Resource Intensity and Cost Among High Users of the Emergency Department.

Acad Emerg Med 2016 06 11;23(6):722-30. Epub 2016 May 11.

Performance Measurement, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acem.12939DOI Listing
June 2016

Transfusion Patterns in All Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and in Those Who Die in Hospital: A Descriptive Analysis.

PLoS One 2015 17;10(9):e0138427. Epub 2015 Sep 17.

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ottawa, Canada; Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4575028PMC
May 2016

Double checking: a second look.

J Eval Clin Pract 2016 Apr 16;22(2):267-74. Epub 2015 Nov 16.

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jep.12468
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jep.12468DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5063127PMC
April 2016

Effect of Blood Donor Characteristics on Transfusion Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Transfus Med Rev 2016 Apr 9;30(2):69-80. Epub 2016 Feb 9.

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Box 201B, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tmrv.2016.01.002DOI Listing
April 2016

Enriched administrative data can be used to retrospectively identify all known cases of primary subarachnoid hemorrhage.

J Clin Epidemiol 2016 Feb 21;70:146-54. Epub 2015 Sep 21.

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada; Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.08.024DOI Listing
February 2016

Enhanced capture of healthcare-related harms and injuries in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

Int J Qual Health Care 2016 Feb 10;28(1):136-42. Epub 2015 Dec 10.

Department of Community Health Sciences and the O'Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzv099DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4767048PMC
February 2016

From Cues to Nudge: A Knowledge-Based Framework for Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections.

J Med Syst 2016 Jan 4;40(1):23. Epub 2015 Nov 4.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10916-015-0364-6DOI Listing
January 2016

Time-motion studies of internal medicine residents' duty hours: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Adv Med Educ Pract 2015 17;6:621-9. Epub 2015 Nov 17.

Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada ; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada ; Division of Geriatric Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S90568DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4655905PMC
November 2015

Implementation of an Electronic Data Collection Tool to Monitor Nursing-Sensitive Indicators in a Large Academic Health Sciences Centre.

Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 2015 Sep;28(3):77-91

Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

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September 2015

Patterns of health care use in a high-cost inpatient population in Ottawa, Ontario: a retrospective observational study.

CMAJ Open 2015 Jan-Mar;3(1):E111-8. Epub 2015 Jan 13.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont. ; Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20140049DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4382037PMC
April 2015

Intracranial bleeds after minor and minimal head injury in patients on warfarin.

J Emerg Med 2015 Feb 4;48(2):137-42. Epub 2014 Nov 4.

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.08.016DOI Listing
February 2015

Adverse events in patients with return emergency department visits.

BMJ Qual Saf 2015 Feb 24;24(2):142-8. Epub 2014 Dec 24.

Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003194DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4316869PMC
February 2015

Changing trends in blood transfusion: an analysis of 244,013 hospitalizations.

Transfusion 2014 Oct 14;54(10 Pt 2):2631-9. Epub 2014 Apr 14.

Departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Central Ontario Region, Canadian Blood Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/trf.12644DOI Listing
October 2014

The feasibility of e-learning as a quality improvement tool.

J Eval Clin Pract 2014 Oct 15;20(5):606-10. Epub 2014 May 15.

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jep.12169DOI Listing
October 2014

Validation of international algorithms to identify adults with inflammatory bowel disease in health administrative data from Ontario, Canada.

J Clin Epidemiol 2014 Aug 26;67(8):887-96. Epub 2014 Apr 26.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5; Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8M5; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 725 Parkdale Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 4E9; Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8M5.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.02.019DOI Listing
August 2014

Barriers and success factors to the implementation of a multi-site prospective adverse event surveillance system.

Int J Qual Health Care 2014 Aug 20;26(4):418-25. Epub 2014 May 20.

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzu052DOI Listing
August 2014

Implementation of a screening program to detect previously undiagnosed dysglycemia in hospitalized patients.

Can J Diabetes 2014 Apr;38(2):79-84

Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa, Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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April 2014