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Prescriber barriers and enablers to minimising potentially inappropriate medications in adults: a systematic review and thematic synthesis
Objective To synthesise qualitative studies that explore prescribers’ perceived barriers and enablers to minimising potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) chronically prescribed in adults.… Expand
Reducing inappropriate polypharmacy: the process of deprescribing.
Inappropriate polypharmacy, especially in older people, imposes a substantial burden of adverse drug events, ill health, disability, hospitalization, and even death. The single most important… Expand
What Is a Chief Knowledge Officer
To understand the role of chief knowledge officer (CKO) and the evolving practice of knowledge management (KM), the authors studied twenty CKOs in North America and Europe using face-to-face… Expand
Effectiveness of acute medical units in hospitals: a systematic review.
- I. Scott, L. Vaughan, D. Bell
- International journal for quality in health care…
- 1 December 2009
PURPOSE To assess the effectiveness of acute medical units (AMUs) in hospitals. DATA SOURCES (i) Controlled and observational studies in peer-reviewed journals retrieved from PubMed, EPOC, CINAHL… Expand
Utilisation of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation in Queensland
Objectives: To determine patient participation rates in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (OCR) programs; ascertain the barriers to participation; and evaluate the quality of OCR programs.
Sensitivity of transvaginal ultrasound screening for endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women: a case-control study within the UKCTOCS cohort.
BACKGROUND The increase in the worldwide incidence of endometrial cancer relates to rising obesity, falling fertility, and the ageing of the population. Transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) is a possible… Expand
What are the most effective strategies for improving quality and safety of health care?
- I. Scott
- Internal medicine journal
- 1 June 2009
There is now a plethora of different quality improvement strategies (QIS) for optimizing health care, some clinician/patient driven, others manager/policy‐maker driven. Which of these are most… Expand
Data Linkage: A powerful research tool with potential problems
BackgroundPolicy makers, clinicians and researchers are demonstrating increasing interest in using data linked from multiple sources to support measurement of clinical performance and patient health… Expand
Preventing the rebound: improving care transition in hospital discharge processes.
- I. Scott
- Australian health review : a publication of the…
- 25 November 2010
BACKGROUND Unplanned readmissions of recently discharged patients impose a significant burden on hospitals with limited bed capacity. Deficiencies in discharge processes contribute to such… Expand
National Heart Foundation of Australia & Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes 2016.
Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 897 Key Evidence-Based… Expand