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Patients' and caregivers' perspectives on factors that influence understanding of and adherence to hospital discharge instructions: a qualitative study.

CMAJ Open 2019 Jul-Sep;7(3):E478-E483. Epub 2019 Jul 18.

Open Lab (Okrainec, Hahn-Goldberg, Abrams, Troup), University Health Network; Division of General Internal Medicine (Okrainec, Abrams), University Health Network; Department of Medicine (Okrainec, Abrams, Bell, Soong) and Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Soong), University of Toronto; Division of General Internal Medicine (Bell, Soong), Mount Sinai Hospital; Department of Family and Community Medicine (Hart), Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, Ont.; Bruyère Research Institute (Shea) and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Shea); School of Epidemiology and Public Health (Shea), University of Ottawa; Bruyère Continuing Care (Schmidt), Ottawa, Ont.; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Jeffs), St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20180208DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6639098PMC
July 2019

Comparison of Readmission and Death Among Patients With Cardiac Disease in Northern vs Southern Ontario.

Can J Cardiol 2019 Mar;35(3):341-351

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; ICES, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.01.004DOI Listing
March 2019

Factors associated with attendance at primary care appointments after discharge from hospital: a retrospective cohort study.

CMAJ Open 2018 Oct-Dec;6(4):E587-E593. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Medicine (Lam, Abrams, Okrainec), University of Toronto; Division of General Internal Medicine (Abrams, Okrainec), University Health Network; Biostatistics Research Unit (Matelski), University Health Network, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20180069DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6277252PMC
December 2018

Healthcare for the Aging Citizen and the Aging Citizen for Healthcare: Involving Patient Advisors in Elder-Friendly Care Improvement.

Healthc Q 2017 ;20(1):14-17

Director of geriatrics at Sinai Health System and University Health Network and a co-faculty lead for the CFHI-CFN ACE Collaborative in Toronto.

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December 2017

Implementing Patient-Oriented Discharge Summaries (PODS): A Multisite Pilot Across Early Adopter Hospitals.

Healthc Q 2016 ;19(1):42-8

Executive director of OpenLab at UHN and a staff general internist at University Health Network in Toronto.

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June 2017

Using the Electronic Medical Record to Identify Patients at High Risk for Frequent Emergency Department Visits and High System Costs.

Am J Med 2017 May 5;130(5):601.e17-601.e22. Epub 2017 Jan 5.

Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario; OpenLab at University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario; University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.12.008DOI Listing
May 2017

Impact of patient-centered discharge tools: A systematic review.

J Hosp Med 2017 02;12(2):110-117

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12788/jhm.2692DOI Listing
February 2017

Impact of an Integrated Hip Fracture Inpatient Program on Length of Stay and Costs.

J Orthop Trauma 2016 Dec;30(12):647-652

*Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Toronto, Canada;†Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada;‡Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada;§Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada;‖Department of Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada;¶Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada;**Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; and††Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0000000000000691DOI Listing
December 2016

Improving System Integration: The Art and Science of Engaging Small Community Practices in Health System Innovation.

Int J Family Med 2016 24;2016:5926303. Epub 2016 Jan 24.

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 3M6; Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A1.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5926303DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4745601PMC
February 2016

Co-creating patient-oriented discharge instructions with patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers.

J Hosp Med 2015 Dec 25;10(12):804-7. Epub 2015 Sep 25.

OpenLab, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhm.2444DOI Listing
December 2015

Assessment of inpatient multimodal cardiac imaging appropriateness at large academic medical centers.

Cardiovasc Ultrasound 2015 Nov 14;13:44. Epub 2015 Nov 14.

University of Toronto Medical School, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto, M5S 1A8, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12947-015-0037-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4647603PMC
November 2015

Our patients expect more (and so do we): it's time to rethink patient satisfaction.

Healthc Q 2013 ;16(2):55-8

Dante Morra, MD, MBA, FRCP (C), is the chief of staff at Trillium Health Partners, a co-founder of CICC, an associate professor of Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and adjunct professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His research focus is in hospital process improvement, healthcare innovation and the effective allocation of resources.

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October 2015

The Operational and Economic Impact of a Neurovascular Unit in an Acute Care Academic Hospital.

Can J Neurol Sci 2015 Sep;42(5):292-8

1Centre for Innovation in Complex Care,Toronto,ON,Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cjn.2015.32DOI Listing
September 2015

Failure of ivermectin per rectum to achieve clinically meaningful serum levels in two cases of Strongyloides hyperinfection.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015 Jul 27;93(1):94-6. Epub 2015 Apr 27.

Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada; Division of Infectious Diseases, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada; Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada; Department of Pharmacy, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada; Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.15-0077DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4497912PMC
July 2015

Perceptions of lung cancer and potential impacts on funding and patient care: a qualitative study.

J Cancer Educ 2015 Mar;30(1):62-7

Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13187-014-0677-zDOI Listing
March 2015

Put a face to a name: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of providing clinician photographs on inpatients' recall.

Am J Med 2015 Jan 28;128(1):82-9. Epub 2014 Sep 28.

Centre for Innovation Complex Care, Toronto, Ont, Canada; Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ont, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.08.035DOI Listing
January 2015

Effect of a postdischarge virtual ward on readmission or death for high-risk patients: a randomized clinical trial.

JAMA 2014 Oct;312(13):1305-12

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada2Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto4Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital, Toronto5Institute for Clinical Evaluati.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2014.11492DOI Listing
October 2014

Medical students and personal smartphones in the clinical environment: the impact on confidentiality of personal health information and professionalism.

J Med Internet Res 2014 May 22;16(5):e132. Epub 2014 May 22.

University Health Network, Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.3138DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4051746PMC
May 2014

The use of smartphones for clinical communication on internal medicine wards.

J Hosp Med 2010 Nov-Dec;5(9):553-9

Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhm.775DOI Listing
April 2011

Real-time operational feedback: daily discharge rate as a novel hospital efficiency metric.

Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec 19;19(6):e32. Epub 2010 Aug 19.

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/qshc.2010.040832DOI Listing
December 2010

Smoothing inpatient discharges decreases emergency department congestion: a system dynamics simulation model.

Emerg Med J 2010 Aug 13;27(8):593-8. Epub 2010 May 13.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emj.2009.078543DOI Listing
August 2010

Understanding hospital and emergency department congestion: an examination of inpatient admission trends and bed resources.

CJEM 2010 Jan;12(1):18-26

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

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January 2010

How much do operational processes affect hospital inpatient discharge rates?

J Public Health (Oxf) 2009 Dec 22;31(4):546-53. Epub 2009 May 22.

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdp044DOI Listing
December 2009

Electronic inpatient whiteboards: improving multidisciplinary communication and coordination of care.

Int J Med Inform 2009 Apr 10;78(4):239-47. Epub 2008 Sep 10.

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2008.07.012DOI Listing
April 2009

Active physician participation key to smooth MOE/MAR rollout.

Healthc Q 2006 ;10 Spec No:58-64, 6

Medical Informatics Program, Shared Infomration Management Services (SIMS), University Health Network.

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January 2007

The human factor: unexpected benefits of a CPOE and electronic medication management implementation at the University Health Network.

Healthc Q 2005 ;8 Spec No:94-8

Medical Consultation Service, University Health Network (UHN).

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December 2005

The effect of English language proficiency on length of stay and in-hospital mortality.

J Gen Intern Med 2004 Mar;19(3):221-8

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1492154PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1497.2004.21205.xDOI Listing
March 2004