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Measuring safety of healthcare: an exercise in futility?

Sauro K, Ghali WA, Stelfox HT.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 Dec 3. pii: bmjqs-2019-009824. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009824. [Epub ahead of print] Review. No abstract available.


Comparison of different approaches to antibiotic restriction in food-producing animals: stratified results from a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Tang KL, Caffrey NP, Nóbrega DB, Cork SC, Ronksley PE, Barkema HW, Polachek AJ, Ganshorn H, Sharma N, Kellner JD, Checkley SL, Ghali WA.

BMJ Glob Health. 2019 Aug 31;4(4):e001710. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001710. eCollection 2019.


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]


Examination of unintended consequences of antibiotic use restrictions in food-producing animals: Sub-analysis of a systematic review.

Tang KL, Caffrey NP, Nóbrega DB, Cork SC, Ronksley PE, Barkema HW, Polachek AJ, Ganshorn H, Sharma N, Kellner JD, Checkley SL, Ghali WA.

One Health. 2019 May 15;7:100095. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2019.100095. eCollection 2019 Jun.


Public health: who, what, and why?

Cabaj JL, Musto R, Ghali WA.

Can J Public Health. 2019 Jun;110(3):340-343. doi: 10.17269/s41997-019-00207-2. Epub 2019 Apr 12.


Clinical Utility of Pre-Exercise Stress Testing in People With Diabetes.

Armstrong MJ, Rabi DM, Southern DA, Nanji A, Ghali WA, Sigal RJ.

Can J Cardiol. 2019 Feb;35(2):185-192. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2018.11.007. Epub 2018 Nov 20.


Evaluation of an electronic health record structured discharge summary to provide real time adverse event reporting in thoracic surgery.

Graham AJ, Ocampo W, Southern DA, Falvi A, Sotiropoulos D, Wang B, Lonergan K, Vito B, Ghali WA, McFadden SDP.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 Apr;28(4):310-316. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2018-008090. Epub 2019 Jan 18.


Clinical and Health System Determinants of Venous Thromboembolism Event Rates After Hip Arthroplasty: An International Comparison.

Januel JM, Romano PS, Couris CM, Hider P, Quan H, Colin C, Burnand B, Ghali WA; International Methodology Consortium for Coded Health Information (IMECCHI).

Med Care. 2018 Oct;56(10):862-869. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000959.


Trajectories of Health-Related Quality of Life in Coronary Artery Disease.

Sajobi TT, Wang M, Awosoga O, Santana M, Southern D, Liang Z, Galbraith D, Wilton SB, Quan H, Graham MM, James MT, Ghali WA, Knudtson ML, Norris C; APPROACH Investigators.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 Mar;11(3):e003661. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.117.003661.


An exploration of the subjective social status construct in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Tang KL, Pilote L, Behlouli H, Godley J, Ghali WA; GENESIS-PRAXY investigators.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2018 Feb 6;18(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s12872-018-0759-7.


Restricting the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals and its associations with antibiotic resistance in food-producing animals and human beings: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Tang KL, Caffrey NP, Nóbrega DB, Cork SC, Ronksley PE, Barkema HW, Polachek AJ, Ganshorn H, Sharma N, Kellner JD, Ghali WA.

Lancet Planet Health. 2017 Nov;1(8):e316-e327. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(17)30141-9. Erratum in: Lancet Planet Health. 2017 Dec;1(9):e359.


Prospective economic evaluation of an electronic discharge communication tool: analysis of a randomised controlled trial.

Sevick LK, Santana MJ, Ghali WA, Clement F.

BMJ Open. 2017 Dec 14;7(12):e019139. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019139.


Kaplan-Meier survival analysis overestimates cumulative incidence of health-related events in competing risk settings: a meta-analysis.

Lacny S, Wilson T, Clement F, Roberts DJ, Faris P, Ghali WA, Marshall DA.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 Jan;93:25-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.10.006. Epub 2017 Oct 16. Review.


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.


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.


A systematic review of the cost and cost-effectiveness of electronic discharge communications.

Sevick LK, Esmail R, Tang K, Lorenzetti DL, Ronksley P, James M, Santana M, Ghali WA, Clement F.

BMJ Open. 2017 Jul 2;7(6):e014722. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014722. Review.


ACSC Indicator: testing reliability for hypertension.

Walker RL, Ghali WA, Chen G, Khalsa TK, Mangat BK, Campbell NRC, Dixon E, Rabi D, Jette N, Dhanoa R, Quan H.

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017 Jun 26;17(1):90. doi: 10.1186/s12911-017-0487-4.


How Attending Physician Preceptors Negotiate Their Complex Work Environment: A Collective Ethnography.

Lemaire JB, Wallace JE, Sargious PM, Bacchus M, Zarnke K, Ward DR, Ghali WA.

Acad Med. 2017 Dec;92(12):1765-1773. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001770.


Economic Evaluations of Strategies to Prevent Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries.

Ocampo W, Cheung A, Baylis B, Clayden N, Conly JM, Ghali WA, Ho CH, Kaufman J, Stelfox HT, Hogan DB.

Adv Skin Wound Care. 2017 Jul;30(7):319-333. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000520289.89090.b0. Review.


A Mixed-methods Study to Assess Interrater Reliability and Nurse Perception of the Braden Scale in a Tertiary Acute Care Setting.

Ho CH, Cheung A, Southern D, Ocampo W, Kaufman J, Hogan DB, Baylis B, Conly JM, Stelfox HT, Ghali WA.

Ostomy Wound Manage. 2016 Dec;62(12):30-38.


Geographic Clustering of Acute Complications and Sociodemographic Factors in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes.

Butalia S, Patel AB, Johnson JA, Ghali WA, Rabi DM.

Can J Diabetes. 2017 Apr;41(2):132-137. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2016.08.224. Epub 2016 Nov 23.


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

Southern DA, Burnand B, Droesler SE, Flemons W, Forster AJ, Gurevich Y, Harrison J, Quan H, Pincus HA, Romano PS, Sundararajan V, Kostanjsek N, Ghali WA.

Med Care. 2017 Mar;55(3):252-260. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000649.


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. 2016 Aug 5;16(a):357. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1526-z. Erratum in: BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Aug 16;17 (1):563.


Depressive symptoms and functional decline following coronary interventions in older patients with coronary artery disease: a prospective cohort study.

Wilcox ME, Freiheit EA, Faris P, Hogan DB, Patten SB, Anderson T, Ghali WA, Knudtson M, Demchuk A, Maxwell CJ.

BMC Psychiatry. 2016 Aug 4;16:277. doi: 10.1186/s12888-016-0986-3.


Kidney Function Does Not Modify the Favorable Quality of Life Changes Associated With Revascularization for Coronary Artery Disease: Cohort Study.

James MT, Wilton SB, Clement FM, Ghali WA, Knudtson ML, Tan Z, Tonelli M, Hemmelgarn BR, Norris CM; Alberta Provincial Project for Outcome Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) and Alberta Kidney Disease Network (AKDN) Investigators.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jul 19;5(7). pii: e003642. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.003642.


Frailty Trajectories After Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease in Older Patients.

Freiheit EA, Hogan DB, Patten SB, Wunsch H, Anderson T, Ghali WA, Knudtson M, Maxwell CJ.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 May;9(3):230-8. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.115.002204. Epub 2016 May 10.


Effect of physician specialist alternative payment plans on administrative health data in Calgary: a validation study.

Cunningham CT, Jetté N, Li B, Dhanoa RR, Hemmelgarn B, Noseworthy T, Beck CA, Dixon E, Samuel S, Ghali WA, DeCoster C, Quan H.

CMAJ Open. 2015 Oct 2;3(4):E406-12. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20140116. eCollection 2015 Oct-Dec.


Association between subjective social status and cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Tang KL, Rashid R, Godley J, Ghali WA.

BMJ Open. 2016 Mar 18;6(3):e010137. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010137. Review.


Area Median Income and Metropolitan Versus Nonmetropolitan Location of Care for Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Complex Interaction of Social Determinants.

Fabreau GE, Leung AA, Southern DA, James MT, Knudtson ML, Ghali WA, Ayanian JZ.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Feb 23;5(2). pii: e002447. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002447.


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

Southern DA, Pincus HA, Romano PS, Burnand B, Harrison J, Forster AJ, Moskal L, Quan H, Droesler SE, Sundararajan V, Colin C, Gurevich Y, Brien SE, Kostanjsek N, Üstün B, Ghali WA; World Health Organization ICD-11 Revision Topic Advisory Group on Quality & Safety; World Health Organization ICD-11 Revision Topic Advisory Group on Quality & Safety.

Int J Qual Health Care. 2016 Feb;28(1):136-42. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzv099. Epub 2015 Dec 10.


Opportunities and challenges for quality and safety applications in ICD-11: an international survey of users of coded health data.

Southern DA, Hall M, White DE, Romano PS, Sundararajan V, Droesler SE, Pincus HA, Ghali WA.

Int J Qual Health Care. 2016 Feb;28(1):129-35. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzv096. Epub 2015 Dec 8.


The incidence of concussion in youth sports: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Pfister T, Pfister K, Hagel B, Ghali WA, Ronksley PE.

Br J Sports Med. 2016 Mar;50(5):292-7. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094978. Epub 2015 Nov 30. Review.


Use of ward closure to control outbreaks among hospitalized patients in acute care settings: a systematic review.

Wong H, Eso K, Ip A, Jones J, Kwon Y, Powelson S, de Grood J, Geransar R, Santana M, Joffe AM, Taylor G, Missaghi B, Pearce C, Ghali WA, Conly J.

Syst Rev. 2015 Nov 7;4:152. doi: 10.1186/s13643-015-0131-2. Review.


Assessing the association between occupancy and outcome in critically Ill hospitalized patients with sepsis.

Yergens DW, Ghali WA, Faris PD, Quan H, Jolley RJ, Doig CJ.

BMC Emerg Med. 2015 Oct 19;15:31. doi: 10.1186/s12873-015-0049-y.


Efficacy of a pressure-sensing mattress cover system for reducing interface pressure: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Wong H, Kaufman J, Baylis B, Conly JM, Hogan DB, Stelfox HT, Southern DA, Ghali WA, Ho CH.

Trials. 2015 Sep 29;16:434. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0949-x.


Perceived Barriers to and Facilitators of Patient-to-Provider E-Mail in the Management of Diabetes Care.

Popeski N, McKeen C, Khokhar B, Edwards A, Ghali WA, Sargious P, White D, Hebert M, Rabi DM.

Can J Diabetes. 2015 Dec;39(6):478-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2015.07.001. Epub 2015 Sep 26.


Temporal variation of diabetic ketoacidosis and hypoglycemia in adults with type 1 diabetes: A nationwide cohort study.

Butalia S, Johnson JA, Ghali WA, Southern DA, Rabi DM.

J Diabetes. 2016 Jul;8(4):552-8. doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.12336. Epub 2015 Nov 4.


What happens when healthcare innovations collide?

Pendharkar SR, Woiceshyn J, da Silveira GJ, Bischak D, Flemons W, McAlister F, Ghali WA.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Jan;25(1):9-13. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004441. Epub 2015 Aug 13. No abstract available.


Capturing diagnosis-timing in ICD-coded hospital data: recommendations from the WHO ICD-11 topic advisory group on quality and safety.

Sundararajan V, Romano PS, Quan H, Burnand B, Drösler SE, Brien S, Pincus HA, Ghali WA.

Int J Qual Health Care. 2015 Aug;27(4):328-33. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzv037. Epub 2015 Jun 4.


Validation of the 25-Item Stanford Faculty Development Program Tool on Clinical Teaching Effectiveness.

Mintz M, Southern DA, Ghali WA, Ma IW.

Teach Learn Med. 2015;27(2):174-81. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2015.1011645.


Exploring physician specialist response rates to web-based surveys.

Cunningham CT, Quan H, Hemmelgarn B, Noseworthy T, Beck CA, Dixon E, Samuel S, Ghali WA, Sykes LL, Jetté N.

BMC Med Res Methodol. 2015 Apr 9;15:32. doi: 10.1186/s12874-015-0016-z.


Kaplan-Meier Survival Analysis Overestimates the Risk of Revision Arthroplasty: A Meta-analysis.

Lacny S, Wilson T, Clement F, Roberts DJ, Faris PD, Ghali WA, Marshall DA.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Nov;473(11):3431-42. doi: 10.1007/s11999-015-4235-8. Review.


Barriers to discharge in an acute care medical teaching unit: a qualitative analysis of health providers' perceptions.

Okoniewska B, Santana MJ, Groshaus H, Stajkovic S, Cowles J, Chakrovorty D, Ghali WA.

J Multidiscip Healthc. 2015 Feb 12;8:83-9. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S72633. eCollection 2015.


A meta-analysis to derive literature-based benchmarks for readmission and hospital mortality after patient discharge from intensive care.

Hosein FS, Roberts DJ, Turin TC, Zygun D, Ghali WA, Stelfox HT.

Crit Care. 2014 Dec 31;18(6):715. doi: 10.1186/s13054-014-0715-6. Review.


Stakeholder views regarding patient discharge from intensive care: Suboptimal quality and opportunities for improvement.

Li P, Boyd JM, Ghali WA, Stelfox HT.

Can Respir J. 2015 Mar-Apr;22(2):109-18. Epub 2014 Dec 18.


The effect of a regional care model on cardiac catheterization rates in patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes.

Curran HJ, Hubacek J, Southern D, Galbraith D, Knudtson ML, Ghali WA, Graham MM; APPROACH Investigators.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Nov 8;14:550. doi: 10.1186/s12913-014-0550-0.


Sex-based disparities in cardioprotective medication use in adults with diabetes.

Butalia S, Lewin AM, Simpson SH, Dasgupta K, Khan N, Pilote L, Johnson JA, Ghali WA, Rabi DM.

Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2014 Nov 5;6(1):117. doi: 10.1186/1758-5996-6-117. eCollection 2014.


Hospital ward design and prevention of hospital-acquired infections: A prospective clinical trial.

Ellison J, Southern D, Holton D, Henderson E, Wallace J, Faris P, Ghali WA, Conly J.

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2014 Sep;25(5):265-70.

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