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Association Between Transthoracic Echocardiography Appropriateness and Echocardiographic Findings.

Law TK, Bouck Z, Yin XC, Dudzinski D, Myers D, Nesbitt GC, Edwards J, Yared K, Wong B, Hansen M, Weinerman A, Shadowitz S, Farkouh M, Thavendiranathan P, Udell J, Johri A, Chow CM, Rakowski H, Picard MH, Weiner RB, Bhatia RS.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2019 Mar 4. pii: S0894-7317(19)30004-5. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2019.01.004. [Epub ahead of print]


Imaging use for low back pain by Ontario primary care clinicians: protocol for a mixed methods study - the Back ON study.

French SD, Green ME, Bhatia RS, Peng Y, Hayden JA, Hartvigsen J, Ivers NM, Grimshaw JM, Booth CM, Rühland L, Norman KE.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Feb 2;20(1):50. doi: 10.1186/s12891-019-2427-1.


Extending access to a web-based mental health intervention: who wants more, what happens to use over time, and is it helpful? Results of a concealed, randomized controlled extension study.

Hensel JM, Shaw J, Ivers NM, Desveaux L, Vigod SN, Bouck Z, Onabajo N, Agarwal P, Mukerji G, Yang R, Nguyen M, Jeffs L, Jamieson T, Bhatia RS.

BMC Psychiatry. 2019 Jan 24;19(1):39. doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2030-x.


Physician Characteristics Associated With Ordering 4 Low-Value Screening Tests in Primary Care.

Bouck Z, Ferguson J, Ivers NM, Kerr EA, Shojania KG, Kim M, Cram P, Pendrith C, Mecredy GC, Glazier RH, Tepper J, Austin PC, Martin D, Levinson W, Bhatia RS.

JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Oct 5;1(6):e183506. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.3506.


Mobile App for Improved Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Multicenter Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial.

Agarwal P, Mukerji G, Desveaux L, Ivers NM, Bhattacharyya O, Hensel JM, Shaw J, Bouck Z, Jamieson T, Onabajo N, Cooper M, Marani H, Jeffs L, Bhatia RS.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 Jan 10;7(1):e10321. doi: 10.2196/10321.


Improving safety and efficiency in care: multi-stakeholders' perceptions associated with a peritoneal dialysis virtual care solution.

Jeffs L, Jamieson T, Saragosa M, Mukerji G, Jain AK, Man R, Desveaux L, Shaw J, Agarwal P, Hensel JM, Maione M, Nguyen M, Onabajo N, Bhatia RS.

Patient Prefer Adherence. 2018 Dec 11;12:2623-2629. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S181604. eCollection 2018.


Association Between TTE Appropriateness, Echocardiographic Findings, and Clinical Outcomes.

Law TK, Bouck Z, Yin XC, Dudzinski D, Thavendiranathan P, Nesbitt GC, Edwards J, Yared K, Rakowski H, Weiner RB, Bhatia RS; EchoWISELY Investigators.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Feb;12(2):379-381. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.08.031. Epub 2018 Nov 15. No abstract available.


Implementation of Choosing Wisely: Promise and Pitfalls.

Bhatia RS, Kerr EA.

Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Dec;44(12):697-698. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.08.001. No abstract available.


Frequency and Associations of Prescription Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Use Among Patients With a Musculoskeletal Disorder and Hypertension, Heart Failure, or Chronic Kidney Disease.

Bouck Z, Mecredy GC, Ivers NM, Barua M, Martin D, Austin PC, Tepper J, Bhatia RS.

JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Nov 1;178(11):1516-1525. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4273.


Routine use of chest x-ray for low-risk patients undergoing a periodic health examination: a retrospective cohort study.

Bouck Z, Mecredy G, Ivers NM, Pendrith C, Fine B, Martin D, Glazier RH, Tepper J, Levinson W, Bhatia RS.

CMAJ Open. 2018 Aug 13;6(3):E322-E329. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170138. Print 2018 Jul-Sep.


Screening for Cardiovascular Disease Risk With Electrocardiography.

Bhatia RS, Dorian P.

JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Sep 1;178(9):1163-1164. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.2773. No abstract available.


Projected Real-World Effectiveness of Using Aggressive Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Targets Among Elderly Statin Users Following Acute Coronary Syndromes in Canada.

Alter DA, Tu JV, Koh M, Jackevicius CA, Austin PC, Rezai MR, Bhatia RS, Johnston S, Udell JA, Ko DT.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 May 12;7(10). pii: e007535. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.007535.


Clustered Emergency Room Visits Following an Acute Heart Failure Admission: A Population-Based Study.

Duero Posada JG, Moayedi Y, Zhou L, McDonald M, Ross HJ, Lee DS, Bhatia RS.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Mar 27;7(7). pii: e007569. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.007569.


A Mobile App to Improve Self-Management of Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: Qualitative Realist Evaluation.

Desveaux L, Shaw J, Saragosa M, Soobiah C, Marani H, Hensel J, Agarwal P, Onabajo N, Bhatia RS, Jeffs L.

J Med Internet Res. 2018 Mar 16;20(3):e81. doi: 10.2196/jmir.8712.


Examining Tensions That Affect the Evaluation of Technology in Health Care: Considerations for System Decision Makers From the Perspective of Industry and Evaluators.

Desveaux L, Shaw J, Wallace R, Bhattacharyya O, Bhatia RS, Jamieson T.

JMIR Med Inform. 2017 Dec 8;5(4):e50. doi: 10.2196/medinform.8207.


Reply: Will Physicians Benefit From Appropriate Use Criteria-Based Education and Feedback Intervention?

Bhatia RS, Weiner RB; Echo WISELY Investigators.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Dec 12;70(23):2952. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.09.1112. No abstract available.


Population-Based Study on Patterns of Cardiac Stress Testing After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Bagai A, Eberg M, Koh M, Cheema AN, Yan AT, Dhoot A, Bhavnani SP, Wijeysundera HC, Bhatia RS, Kaul P, Goodman SG, Ko DT.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Oct;10(10). pii: e003660. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.117.003660.


Virtual care policy recommendations for patient-centred primary care: findings of a consensus policy dialogue using a nominal group technique.

Shaw J, Jamieson T, Agarwal P, Griffin B, Wong I, Bhatia RS.

J Telemed Telecare. 2018 Oct;24(9):608-615. doi: 10.1177/1357633X17730444. Epub 2017 Sep 24.


HPLC, NMR based chemical profiling and biological characterisation of Indian propolis.

Kasote DM, Pawar MV, Bhatia RS, Nandre VS, Gundu SS, Jagtap SD, Kulkarni MV.

Fitoterapia. 2017 Oct;122:52-60. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2017.08.011. Epub 2017 Aug 23.


Improving the Appropriate Use of Transthoracic Echocardiography: The Echo WISELY Trial.

Bhatia RS, Ivers NM, Yin XC, Myers D, Nesbitt GC, Edwards J, Yared K, Wadhera RK, Wu JC, Kithcart AP, Wong BM, Hansen MS, Weinerman AS, Shadowitz S, Elman D, Farkouh ME, Thavendiranathan P, Udell JA, Johri AM, Chow CM, Hall J, Bouck Z, Cohen A, Thorpe KE, Rakowski H, Picard MH, Weiner RB.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Aug 29;70(9):1135-1144. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.06.065.


Interventions Supporting Long-term Adherence aNd Decreasing cardiovascular events (ISLAND): Pragmatic randomized trial protocol.

Ivers N, Schwalm JD, Witteman HO, Presseau J, Taljaard M, McCready T, Bosiak B, Cunningham J, Smarz S, Desveaux L, Tu JV, Atzema C, Oakes G, Isaranuwatchai W, Grace SL, Bhatia RS, Natarajan M, Grimshaw JM.

Am Heart J. 2017 Aug;190:64-75. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2017.05.007. Epub 2017 May 21.


Electrocardiograms in Low-Risk Patients Undergoing an Annual Health Examination.

Bhatia RS, Bouck Z, Ivers NM, Mecredy G, Singh J, Pendrith C, Ko DT, Martin D, Wijeysundera HC, Tu JV, Wilson L, Wintemute K, Dorian P, Tepper J, Austin PC, Glazier RH, Levinson W.

JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Sep 1;177(9):1326-1333. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2649.


Engaging patients and the public in Choosing Wisely.

Born KB, Coulter A, Han A, Ellen M, Peul W, Myres P, Lindner R, Wolfson D, Bhatia RS, Levinson W.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Aug;26(8):687-691. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2017-006595. Epub 2017 Jun 9. No abstract available.


Stress testing after percutaneous coronary interventions: a population-based study.

Luca SR, Koh M, Qiu F, Alter DA, Bagai A, Bhatia RS, Czarnecki A, Goodman SG, Lau C, Wijeysundera HC, Ko DT.

CMAJ Open. 2017 May 26;5(2):E417-E423. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20160159.


Exploring the utility and scalability of a telehomecare intervention for patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing peritoneal dialysis-a study protocol.

Jeffs L, Jain AK, Man RH, Onabajo N, Desveaux L, Shaw J, Hensel J, Agarwal P, Saragosa M, Jamieson T, Wong I, Maione M, Bhatia RS.

BMC Nephrol. 2017 May 10;18(1):155. doi: 10.1186/s12882-017-0557-y.


Diagnostic Accuracy of Transthoracic Echocardiography for Infective Endocarditis Findings Using Transesophageal Echocardiography as the Reference Standard: A Meta-Analysis.

Bai AD, Steinberg M, Showler A, Burry L, Bhatia RS, Tomlinson GA, Bell CM, Morris AM.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jul;30(7):639-646.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2017.03.007. Epub 2017 May 5. Review.


A methodological protocol for selecting and quantifying low-value prescribing practices in routinely collected data: an Australian case study.

Brett J, Elshaug AG, Bhatia RS, Chalmers K, Badgery-Parker T, Pearson SA.

Implement Sci. 2017 May 3;12(1):58. doi: 10.1186/s13012-017-0585-9.


High Prevalence of Inappropriate Benzodiazepine and Sedative Hypnotic Prescriptions among Hospitalized Older Adults.

Pek EA, Remfry A, Pendrith C, Fan-Lun C, Bhatia RS, Soong C.

J Hosp Med. 2017 May;12(5):310-316. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2739.


The Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team performance indicators for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a modified Delphi panel study.

Tu JV, Maclagan LC, Ko DT, Atzema CL, Booth GL, Johnston S, Tu K, Lee DS, Bierman A, Hall R, Bhatia RS, Gershon AS, Tobe SW, Sanmartin C, Liu P, Chu A; CANHEART Primary Prevention Indicator Expert Panel.

CMAJ Open. 2017 Apr 25;5(2):E315-E321. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20160139.


Frequency of and variation in low-value care in primary care: a retrospective cohort study.

Pendrith C, Bhatia M, Ivers NM, Mecredy G, Tu K, Hawker GA, Jaglal SB, Wilson L, Wintemute K, Glazier RH, Levinson W, Bhatia RS.

CMAJ Open. 2017 Jan 20;5(1):E45-E51. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20160095. eCollection 2017 Jan-Mar.


Regional variations in ambulatory care and incidence of cardiovascular events.

Tu JV, Chu A, Maclagan L, Austin PC, Johnston S, Ko DT, Cheung I, Atzema CL, Booth GL, Bhatia RS, Lee DS, Jackevicius CA, Kapral MK, Tu K, Wijeysundera HC, Alter DA, Udell JA, Manuel DG, Mondal P, Hogg W; Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team (CANHEART).

CMAJ. 2017 Apr 3;189(13):E494-E501. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.160823.


Principles for Health System Capacity Planning: Insights for Healthcare Leaders.

Shaw J, Wong I, Griffin B, Robertson M, Bhatia RS.

Healthc Q. 2017;19(4):17-22.


A randomized wait-list control trial to evaluate the impact of a mobile application to improve self-management of individuals with type 2 diabetes: a study protocol.

Desveaux L, Agarwal P, Shaw J, Hensel JM, Mukerji G, Onabajo N, Marani H, Jamieson T, Bhattacharyya O, Martin D, Mamdani M, Jeffs L, Wodchis WP, Ivers NM, Bhatia RS.

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016 Nov 15;16(1):144.


A pragmatic randomized control trial and realist evaluation on the implementation and effectiveness of an internet application to support self-management among individuals seeking specialized mental health care: a study protocol.

Hensel JM, Shaw J, Jeffs L, Ivers NM, Desveaux L, Cohen A, Agarwal P, Wodchis WP, Tepper J, Larsen D, McGahan A, Cram P, Mukerji G, Mamdani M, Yang R, Wong I, Onabajo N, Jamieson T, Bhatia RS.

BMC Psychiatry. 2016 Oct 18;16(1):350.


Effect of Educational Intervention on the Rate of Rarely Appropriate Outpatient Echocardiograms Ordered by Attending Academic Cardiologists: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Dudzinski DM, Bhatia RS, Mi MY, Isselbacher EM, Picard MH, Weiner RB.

JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Oct 1;1(7):805-812. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2016.2232.


Predictors and clinical outcomes of inpatient versus ambulatory management after an emergency department visit for atrial fibrillation: A population-based study.

Tran C, Bennell MC, Qiu F, Ko DT, Singh SM, Dorian P, Atzema CL, Bhatia RS, Wijeysundera HC.

Am Heart J. 2016 Mar;173:161-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2015.10.025. Epub 2015 Dec 17.


Learning about Failure from Successful Ecosystems.

Bhattacharyya O, Bhatia RS.

Healthc Pap. 2015;15(2):32-6.


Preoperative Laboratory Investigations: Rates and Variability Prior to Low-risk Surgical Procedures.

Kirkham KR, Wijeysundera DN, Pendrith C, Ng R, Tu JV, Boozary AS, Tepper J, Schull MJ, Levinson W, Bhatia RS.

Anesthesiology. 2016 Apr;124(4):804-14. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000001013.


Appropriate use criteria: a review of need, development and applications.

Bhatia RS, Alabousi M, Dudzinski DM, Weiner RB.

Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2016;14(3):281-90. doi: 10.1586/14779072.2016.1131125. Epub 2016 Jan 22.


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

Remfry A, Abrams H, Dudzinski DM, Weiner RB, Bhatia RS.

Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2015 Nov 14;13:44. doi: 10.1186/s12947-015-0037-0.


Point-of-care decision support for reducing inappropriate test use: easier said than done.

Levitt K, Shojania KG, Bhatia RS.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Jan;25(1):6-8. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004785. Epub 2015 Sep 30. No abstract available.


Development of an Educational Strategy and Decision Support Tool to Enhance Appropriate Use of Stress Echocardiography at a Large Academic Medical Center: A Prospective, Pre- and Postintervention Analysis.

Levitt K, Edwards J, Chow CM, Bhatia RS.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Dec;28(12):1401-9. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2015.08.003. Epub 2015 Sep 8.


Design and methods of the Echo WISELY (Will Inappropriate Scenarios for Echocardiography Lessen SignificantlY) study: An investigator-blinded randomized controlled trial of education and feedback intervention to reduce inappropriate echocardiograms.

Bhatia RS, Ivers N, Yin CX, Myers D, Nesbitt G, Edwards J, Yared K, Wadhera R, Wu JC, Wong B, Hansen M, Weinerman A, Shadowitz S, Johri A, Farkouh M, Thavendiranathan P, Udell JA, Rambihar S, Chow CM, Hall J, Thorpe KE, Rakowski H, Weiner RB.

Am Heart J. 2015 Aug;170(2):202-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2015.04.022. Epub 2015 May 1.


Measuring the effect of Choosing Wisely: an integrated framework to assess campaign impact on low-value care.

Bhatia RS, Levinson W, Shortt S, Pendrith C, Fric-Shamji E, Kallewaard M, Peul W, Veillard J, Elshaug A, Forde I, Kerr EA.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Aug;24(8):523-31. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004070. Epub 2015 Jun 19. Review.


The effect of mobile app home monitoring on number of in-person visits following ambulatory surgery: protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Armstrong KA, Coyte PC, Bhatia RS, Semple JL.

JMIR Res Protoc. 2015 Jun 3;4(2):e65. doi: 10.2196/resprot.4352.


Preoperative testing before low-risk surgical procedures.

Kirkham KR, Wijeysundera DN, Pendrith C, Ng R, Tu JV, Laupacis A, Schull MJ, Levinson W, Bhatia RS.

CMAJ. 2015 Aug 11;187(11):E349-E358. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150174. Epub 2015 Jun 1.


Cardiac testing in an asymptomatic 42-year-old man.

Bhatia RS, Pendrith C, Ross H; Canadian Cardiovascular Society Choosing Wisely Canada Committee.

CMAJ. 2015 Jul 14;187(10):747-749. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.141479. Epub 2015 May 4. No abstract available.


The Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team (CANHEART): using big data to measure and improve cardiovascular health and healthcare services.

Tu JV, Chu A, Donovan LR, Ko DT, Booth GL, Tu K, Maclagan LC, Guo H, Austin PC, Hogg W, Kapral MK, Wijeysundera HC, Atzema CL, Gershon AS, Alter DA, Lee DS, Jackevicius CA, Bhatia RS, Udell JA, Rezai MR, Stukel TA.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Mar;8(2):204-12. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.114.001416. Epub 2015 Feb 3.


'Choosing Wisely': a growing international campaign.

Levinson W, Kallewaard M, Bhatia RS, Wolfson D, Shortt S, Kerr EA; Choosing Wisely International Working Group.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Feb;24(2):167-74. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003821. Epub 2014 Dec 31. Review.


Comparing the ambulatory care and outcomes for rural and urban patients with chronic ischemic heart disease: a population-based cohort study.

Tran C, Wijeysundera HC, Qui F, Tu JV, Bhatia RS.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Nov;7(6):835-43. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.114.001076. Epub 2014 Oct 28.


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