Jane L. Holl

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BACKGROUND Food allergy prevalence is increasing in US children. Presently, the primary means of preventing potentially fatal reactions are avoidance of allergens, prompt recognition of food allergy reactions, and knowledge about food allergy reaction treatments. Focus groups were held as a preliminary step in the development of validated survey instruments(More)
BACKGROUND Idiosyncratic terminology and frameworks in the study of patient safety have been tolerated but are increasingly problematic. Agreement on standard language and frameworks is needed for optimal improvement and dissemination of knowledge about patient safety. METHODS Patient safety events were assessed using critical incident analysis, a method(More)
Background: Teamwork and good communication are essential to providing high-quality care. Methods: We examined clinician perspectives on clinician-to-clinician communication in the context of pediatric patient safety using 90-minute focus groups comprising representatives from varied clinician groups (physicians, nurses, pharmacists) in the five Chicago(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical outcomes are typically assessed by trained staff. We tested the hypothesis that outcomes reported by the patient or a caregiver on the web would be correlated with a validated interview. METHODS We assessed surviving patients with intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage at 1- , 3- , and 12-month follow-up with a validated interview(More)
The present analysis relies upon data from three separate longitudinal studies to identify risk and protective factors associated with subsequent neglect during early childhood. All three studies (Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing [FFCW]; Healthy Families New York [HFNY]; Illinois Families Study-Child Wellbeing [IFS]) involve probabilistic samples or(More)
BACKGROUND Parents of children with food allergy, primary care physicians, and members of the general public play a critical role in the health and well-being of food-allergic children, though little is known about their knowledge and perceptions of food allergy. The purpose of this paper is to detail the development of the Chicago Food Allergy Research(More)
OBJECTIVE Prophylactic medications can be a source of preventable harm, potentially affecting large numbers of patients. Few data exist about how clinicians change prescribing practices in response to new data and revisions to guidelines about preventable harm from a prophylactic medication. We sought to determine the changes in prescribing practice of(More)
The purpose of this study was to use fault tree analysis to evaluate the adequacy of quality reporting programs in identifying root causes of postoperative bloodstream infection (BSI). A systematic review of the literature was used to construct a fault tree to evaluate 3 postoperative BSI reporting programs: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program(More)
OBJECTIVE Urgent clinician-clinician communications require routes of contact that are fast and dependable, and allow for the exchange of complex information. Despite the increasing focus on improving healthcare delivery systems over the past decade, few studies have examined the role of technology in clinician-clinician communication. The aim of this study(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) often seek care in emergency departments (EDs) for severe pain. However, there is evidence that they experience inaccurate assessment, suboptimal care, and inadequate follow-up referrals. The aim of this project was to 1) explore the feasibility of applying a failure modes, effects and criticality(More)