Jamie J. Coleman

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INTRODUCTION In recent years, the use of portfolios as learning and assessment tools has become more widespread across the range of health professions. Whilst a growing body of literature has accompanied these trends, there is no clear collated summary of the evidence for the educational effects of the use of portfolios in undergraduate education. This(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the evidence for ethnic differences in susceptibility to adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to cardiovascular drugs. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES We searched Medline and Embase to March 2005. Reference lists of identified articles were hand searched for further relevant articles. REVIEW METHODS Studies were(More)
BACKGROUND In order to understand how current surgical residents feel about their training, a survey focused on perceptions regarding early entry into a subspecialty and the adequacy of training was sent to selected residency programs in general surgery (GS). STUDY DESIGN A 36-item online anonymous survey was sent to the program directors of 55 GS(More)
BACKGROUND Even though electronic prescribing systems are widely advocated as one of the most effective means of improving patient safety, they may also introduce new risks that are not immediately obvious. Through the study of specific incidents related to the processes involved in the administration of medication, we sought to find out if the prescribing(More)
BACKGROUND Factors such as age, sex and disease state alter a patient's susceptibility to adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Ethnicity may also alter the risk of an ADR. OBJECTIVE To review the evidence for ethnic differences in susceptibility to adverse reactions to drugs used to treat psychoses and depression. DATA SOURCES We searched MEDLINE (from 1951),(More)
BACKGROUND The omission of charted (prescribed) doses for hospitalized patients is an important problem in the UK. Inappropriate drug omission can clearly lead to harm from lack of therapeutic effect. However, healthcare professionals administering medicines may decide that omission of a dose is appropriate in certain circumstances, e.g. when patients show(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the plans of English NHS hospitals to implement ePrescribing systems. DESIGN AND SETTING Questionnaire-based survey of attendees of the National ePrescribing Forum. PARTICIPANTS A piloted questionnaire was distributed to all NHS and non-NHS hospital-based attendees. The questionnaire enquired about any completed or planned(More)
AIMS To examine the adequacy of instructions to monitor for haematological adverse drug reactions in the Summary of Product Characteristics. METHODS We searched the United Kingdom eMedicines Compendium to identify instructions to monitor for haematological adverse drug reactions, and selected 84 Summaries of Product Characteristics for nonhaematological(More)
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE The sensible dosing of medicines can ensure that patients receive neither excessive doses leading to toxicity nor inappropriately low doses leading to undertreatment. Computerized prescribing systems with embedded decision support can check doses during prescription order entry and display alerts when the prescribed doses are out(More)