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

McIsaac DI, Harris EP, Hladkowicz E, Moloo H, Lalu MM, Bryson GL, Huang A, Joanisse J, Hamilton GM, Forster AJ, van Walraven C.

Anesth Analg. 2019 Sep 27. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004475. [Epub ahead of print]


Effect of an Electronic Medication Reconciliation Intervention on Adverse Drug Events: A Cluster Randomized Trial.

Tamblyn R, Abrahamowicz M, Buckeridge DL, Bustillo M, Forster AJ, Girard N, Habib B, Hanley J, Huang A, Kurteva S, Lee TC, Meguerditchian AN, Moraga T, Motulsky A, Petrella L, Weir DL, Winslade N.

JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Sep 4;2(9):e1910756. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.10756.


Validation of new ICD-10-based patient safety indicators for identification of in-hospital complications in surgical patients: a study of diagnostic accuracy.

McIsaac DI, Hamilton GM, Abdulla K, Lavallée LT, Moloo H, Pysyk C, Tufts J, Ghali WA, Forster AJ.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 Aug 22. pii: bmjqs-2018-008852. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2018-008852. [Epub ahead of print]


Study of a multisite prospective adverse event surveillance system.

Forster AJ, Huang A, Lee TC, Jennings A, Choudhri O, Backman C.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 Jul 3. pii: bmjqs-2018-008664. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2018-008664. [Epub ahead of print]


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

McDonald EG, Wu PE, Rashidi B, Forster AJ, Huang A, Pilote L, Papillon-Ferland L, Bonnici A, Tamblyn R, Whitty R, Porter S, Battu K, Downar J, Lee TC.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Sep;67(9):1843-1850. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16040. Epub 2019 Jun 27.


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

Forster AJ, Hamilton S, Hayes T, Légaré R.

Healthc Manage Forum. 2019 Sep;32(5):266-271. doi: 10.1177/0840470419853303. Epub 2019 Jun 25.


Developing a Strategy for the Improvement in Patient Experience in a Canadian Academic Department of Surgery.

Luo L, Forster AJ, Gartke K, Trickett J, Rubens FD.

J Patient Exp. 2019 Mar;6(1):11-20. doi: 10.1177/2374373518774399. Epub 2018 Jun 1.


Frailty and Associated Outcomes and Resource Utilization Among Older ICU Patients With Suspected Infection.

Fernando SM, McIsaac DI, Perry JJ, Rochwerg B, Bagshaw SM, Thavorn K, Seely AJE, Forster AJ, Fiest KM, Dave C, Tran A, Reardon PM, Tanuseputro P, Kyeremanteng K.

Crit Care Med. 2019 Aug;47(8):e669-e676. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003831.


Multinational comparison of new antidepressant use in older adults: a cohort study.

Tamblyn R, Bates DW, Buckeridge DL, Dixon W, Forster AJ, Girard N, Haas J, Habib B, Kurteva S, Li J, Sheppard T.

BMJ Open. 2019 May 14;9(5):e027663. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027663.


Trends in IVIG use at a tertiary care Canadian center and impact of provincial use mitigation strategies: 10-year retrospective study with interrupted time series analysis.

Murphy MSQ, Tinmouth A, Goldman M, Chassé M, Colas JA, Saidenberg E, Shehata N, Fergusson D, Forster AJ, Wilson K.

Transfusion. 2019 Jun;59(6):1988-1996. doi: 10.1111/trf.15271. Epub 2019 Mar 27.


Long-term Health Outcomes and Health System Costs Associated With Surgical Site Infections: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Petrosyan Y, Thavorn K, Maclure M, Smith G, McIsaac DI, Schramm D, Moloo H, Preston R, Forster AJ.

Ann Surg. 2019 Mar 19. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003285. [Epub ahead of print]


Hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection: an institutional costing analysis.

Choi KB, Suh KN, Muldoon KA, Roth VR, Forster AJ.

J Hosp Infect. 2019 Jun;102(2):141-147. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.01.019. Epub 2019 Jan 25.


Safe and effective person- and family-centered care practices during transitions from hospital to home-A web-based Delphi technique.

Backman C, Johnston S, Oelke ND, Kovacs Burns K, Hughes L, Gifford W, Lacroix J, Forster AJ.

PLoS One. 2019 Jan 22;14(1):e0211024. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211024. eCollection 2019.


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

Fernando SM, Bagshaw SM, Rochwerg B, McIsaac DI, Thavorn K, Forster AJ, Tran A, Reardon PM, Rosenberg E, Tanuseputro P, Kyeremanteng K.

J Crit Care. 2019 Apr;50:257-261. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2018.12.014. Epub 2018 Dec 25.


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

Stiell IG, Perry JJ, Clement CM, Brison RJ, Rowe BH, Aaron SD, McRae AD, Borgundvaag B, Calder LA, Forster AJ, Brinkhurst J, Wells GA.

CMAJ. 2018 Dec 3;190(48):E1406-E1413. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.180232.


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

van Katwyk S, Thavorn K, Coyle D, Moloo H, Forster AJ, Jackson T, Schramm D.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Feb;40(2):125-132. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.294. Epub 2018 Nov 23.


Robotic surgery improves transfusion rate and perioperative outcomes using a broad implementation process and multiple surgeon learning curves.

McAlpine K, Forster AJ, Breau RH, McIsaac D, Tufts J, Mallick R, Cagiannos I, Morash C, Lavallée LT.

Can Urol Assoc J. 2019 Jun;13(6):184-189. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.5527.


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

Pysyk CL, Boet S, Lalu M, Forster AJ, Bryson GL.

Can J Anaesth. 2019 Jan;66(1):113-114. doi: 10.1007/s12630-018-1244-6. Epub 2018 Oct 25. No abstract available.


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

Petkovic J, Duench SL, Welch V, Rader T, Jennings A, Forster AJ, Tugwell P.

Health Expect. 2019 Feb;22(1):114-129. doi: 10.1111/hex.12837. Epub 2018 Oct 19.


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

Wooller KR, Backman C, Gupta S, Jennings A, Hasimja-Saraqini D, Forster AJ.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Aug 16;18(1):642. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3421-2.


Frailty as a Predictor of Death or New Disability After Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study.

McIsaac DI, Taljaard M, Bryson GL, Beaulé PE, Gagné S, Hamilton G, Hladkowicz E, Huang A, Joanisse JA, Lavallée LT, MacDonald D, Moloo H, Thavorn K, van Walraven C, Yang H, Forster AJ.

Ann Surg. 2018 Jul 24. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002967. [Epub ahead of print]


PREHAB study: a protocol for a prospective randomised clinical trial of exercise therapy for people living with frailty having cancer surgery.

McIsaac DI, Saunders C, Hladkowicz E, Bryson GL, Forster AJ, Gagne S, Huang A, Lalu M, Lavallee LT, Moloo H, Nantel J, Power B, Scheede-Bergdahl C, Taljaard M, van Walraven C, McCartney CJL.

BMJ Open. 2018 Jun 22;8(6):e022057. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022057.


Acceptability of a Mobile Clinical Decision Tool Among Emergency Department Clinicians: Development and Evaluation of The Ottawa Rules App.

Paradis M, Stiell I, Atkinson KM, Guerinet J, Sequeira Y, Salter L, Forster AJ, Murphy MS, Wilson K.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 Jun 11;6(6):e10263. doi: 10.2196/10263.


On-line doctors: A disruptive innovation?

Kobewka D, Forster AJ.

Healthc Manage Forum. 2018 Jul;31(4):160-162. doi: 10.1177/0840470418780022. Epub 2018 Jun 10.


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

de Grood C, Leigh JP, Bagshaw SM, Dodek PM, Fowler RA, Forster AJ, Boyd JM, Stelfox HT.

CMAJ. 2018 Jun 4;190(22):E669-E676. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170588.


Implementation of a multimodal patient safety improvement program "SafetyLEAP" in intensive care units.

Backman C, Hebert PC, Jennings A, Neilipovitz D, Choudhri O, Iyengar A, Rigal R, Forster AJ.

Int J Health Care Qual Assur. 2018 Mar 12;31(2):140-149. doi: 10.1108/IJHCQA-04-2017-0067.


Transfers from intensive care unit to hospital ward: a multicentre textual analysis of physician progress notes.

Brown KN, Leigh JP, Kamran H, Bagshaw SM, Fowler RA, Dodek PM, Turgeon AF, Forster AJ, Lamontagne F, Soo A, Stelfox HT.

Crit Care. 2018 Jan 28;22(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s13054-018-1941-0.


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

Rashidi B, Kobewka DM, Campbell DJT, Forster AJ, Ronksley PE.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Nov 25;17(1):777. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2746-6.


The feasibility of an interactive voice response system (IVRS) for monitoring patient safety after discharge from the ED.

Calder LA, Cwinn AA, Gatien M, Gee A, Larocque N, Calder-Sprackman S, De Gorter R, Zlepnig J, Stiell IG, Forster AJ.

Emerg Med J. 2018 Mar;35(3):180-185. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2016-206192. Epub 2017 Nov 24.


Time is of the essence: an observational time-motion study of internal medicine residents while they are on duty.

Leafloor CW, Liu EY, Code CC, Lochnan HA, Keely E, Rothwell DM, Forster AJ, Huang AR.

Can Med Educ J. 2017 Jun 30;8(3):e49-e70. eCollection 2017 Jun.


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

van Walraven C, Forster AJ.

J Hosp Med. 2018 Mar 1;13(3):158-163. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2802. Epub 2017 Aug 23.


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

Forster AJ, Bernard B, Drösler SE, Gurevich Y, Harrison J, Januel JM, Romano PS, Southern DA, Sundararajan V, Quan H, Vanderloo SE, Pincus HA, Ghali WA.

Int J Qual Health Care. 2017 Aug 1;29(4):548-556. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzx070.


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

Hébert GJ, Colasante C, Ilse RG, Forster AJ.

Healthc Manage Forum. 2017 Jul;30(4):187-189. doi: 10.1177/0840470417698716. Epub 2017 May 29.


Physician performance feedback in a Canadian academic center.

Garvin D, Worthington J, McGuire S, Burgetz S, Forster AJ, Patey A, Gerin-Lajoie C, Turnbull J, Roth V.

Leadersh Health Serv (Bradf Engl). 2017 Oct 2;30(4):457-474. doi: 10.1108/LHS-08-2016-0037. Epub 2017 Sep 11.


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

Stelfox HT, Leigh JP, Dodek PM, Turgeon AF, Forster AJ, Lamontagne F, Fowler RA, Soo A, Bagshaw SM.

Intensive Care Med. 2017 Oct;43(10):1485-1494. doi: 10.1007/s00134-017-4910-1. Epub 2017 Aug 29.


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

Santana MJ, Holroyd-Leduc J, Southern DA, Flemons WW, O'Beirne M, Hill MD, Forster AJ, White DE, Ghali WA; e-DCT Team.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Dec;26(12):993-1003. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2017-006635. Epub 2017 Aug 18.


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

Okoniewska B, Santana MJ, Holroyd-Leduc J, Flemons W, O'Beirne M, White D, Ocampo W, Ghali WA, Forster AJ.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Aug 16;17(1):563. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2392-z. No abstract available.


An examination of Australian newspaper coverage of the link between alcohol and cancer 2005 to 2013.

Eliott J, Forster AJ, McDonough J, Bowd K, Crabb S.

BMC Public Health. 2017 Jul 24;18(1):47. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4569-0. Erratum in: BMC Public Health. 2017 Sep 22;17 (1):736.


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

McIsaac DI, Abdulla K, Yang H, Sundaresan S, Doering P, Vaswani SG, Thavorn K, Forster AJ.

CMAJ. 2017 Jul 10;189(27):E905-E912. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.160576.


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

Shehata N, Chassé M, Colas JA, Murphy M, Forster AJ, Malinowski AK, Ducharme R, Fergusson DA, Tinmouth A, Wilson K.

Transfusion. 2017 Sep;57(9):2197-2205. doi: 10.1111/trf.14184. Epub 2017 Jun 22.


An environmental scan of quality indicators in critical care.

Valiani S, Rigal R, Stelfox HT, Muscedere J, Martin CM, Dodek P, Lamontagne F, Fowler R, Gheshmy A, Cook DJ, Forster AJ, Hébert PC.

CMAJ Open. 2017 Jun 21;5(2):E488-E495. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20150139.


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

Mulpuru S, McKay J, Ronksley PE, Thavorn K, Kobewka DM, Forster AJ.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2017 Mar 24;12:989-995. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S126607. eCollection 2017.


Rates and predictive factors of return to the emergency department following an initial release by the emergency department for acute heart failure.

Claret PG, Calder LA, Stiell IG, Yan JW, Clement CM, Borgundvaag B, Forster AJ, Perry JJ, Rowe BH.

CJEM. 2018 Mar;20(2):222-229. doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.14. Epub 2017 Apr 3.


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

van Walraven C, Forster AJ.

Am J Med. 2017 Aug;130(8):991.e9-991.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.03.008. Epub 2017 Mar 31.


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

Kobewka DM, van Walraven C, Taljaard M, Ronksley P, Forster AJ.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Feb;96(8):e6162. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006162.


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

Murphy MS, Shehata N, Colas JA, Chassé M, Fergusson DA, O'Brien SF, Goldman M, Tinmouth A, Forster AJ, Wilson K.

Transfusion. 2017 Mar;57(3pt2):811-815. doi: 10.1111/trf.14001. Epub 2017 Feb 5.


Risk assessment tools to predict location of discharge and need for supportive services for medical patients after discharge from hospital: a systematic review protocol.

Kobewka DM, McIsaac D, Chassé M, Thavorn K, Mulpuru S, Lavallée LT, English S, Presseau J, Forster AJ.

Syst Rev. 2017 Jan 17;6(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s13643-016-0401-7.


Prospective and Explicit Clinical Validation of the Ottawa Heart Failure Risk Scale, With and Without Use of Quantitative NT-proBNP.

Stiell IG, Perry JJ, Clement CM, Brison RJ, Rowe BH, Aaron SD, McRae AD, Borgundvaag B, Calder LA, Forster AJ, Wells GA.

Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Mar;24(3):316-327. doi: 10.1111/acem.13141.


Comparative assessment of two frailty instruments for risk-stratification in elderly surgical patients: study protocol for a prospective cohort study.

McIsaac DI, Taljaard M, Bryson GL, Beaule PE, Gagne S, Hamilton G, Hladkowicz E, Huang A, Joanisse J, Lavallée LT, Moloo H, Thavorn K, van Walraven C, Yang H, Forster AJ.

BMC Anesthesiol. 2016 Nov 14;16(1):111.


Influence of antibiotics and case exposure on hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection independent of illness severity.

Forster AJ, Daneman N, van Walraven C.

J Hosp Infect. 2017 Apr;95(4):400-409. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.10.007. Epub 2016 Oct 14.


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