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BACKGROUND Research into adverse events (AEs) has highlighted the need to improve patient safety. AEs are unintended injuries or complications resulting in death, disability or prolonged hospital stay that arise from health care management. We estimated the incidence of AEs among patients in Canadian acute care hospitals. METHODS We randomly selected 1(More)
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OBJECTIVE To develop a conceptual framework of the influences on medical trainees' decisions regarding requests for clinical support from a supervisor. DESIGN Phase 1: members of teaching teams in internal and emergency medicine were observed during regular clinical activities (216 hours) and subsequently completed brief interviews. Phase 2: 36 in depth(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the process of developing and validating the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres Trigger Tool (CPTT). METHODS Five existing trigger tools were consolidated with duplicate triggers eliminated. After a risk analysis and modified Delphi process, the tool was reduced from 94 to 47 triggers. Feasibility of use was tested,(More)
BACKGROUND Natural health products (NHPs), such as herbal medicines and vitamins, are widely available over-the-counter and are often purchased by consumers without advice from a healthcare provider. This study examined how consumers respond when they believe they have experienced NHP-related adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in order to determine how to(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to document the incidence rate and types of adverse events (AEs) among home care (HC) clients in Canada; identify factors contributing to these AEs; and determine to what extent evidence of completion of incident reports were documented in charts where AEs were found. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort(More)
BACKGROUND The Hawthorne effect, or behaviour change due to awareness of being observed, is assumed to inflate hand hygiene compliance rates as measured by direct observation but there are limited data to support this. OBJECTIVE To determine whether the presence of hand hygiene auditors was associated with an increase in hand hygiene events as measured by(More)
Silence, power and communication in the operating room. Abstract Title. Silence, power and communication in the operating room. Aim. This paper is a report of a study conducted to explore whether a 1-to 3-minute preoperative interprofessional team briefing with a structured checklist was an effective way to support communication in the operating room.(More)