OBJECTIVE Patient safety may be enhanced by using reports from front-line staff of near misses and unsafe conditions to identify latent safety events. We describe paediatric emergency department (ED) near-miss events and unsafe conditions from hospital reporting systems in a 1-year observational study from hospitals participating in the Pediatric Emergency… (More)
Primary headache disorders in children are underdiagnosed and undertreated, contributing to the tremendous disability and high rates of school absence suffered by migraineurs. Electronic Health Records (EHR) can be used as a tool to remedy this problem. The goal of this project is to develop mechanisms to improve headache diagnosis and collection of… (More)
OBJECTIVE Psychotropic medications have seldom been included in estimates of the costs of mental health services. In the infrequent case that these costs have been assessed, they have been estimated by using national surveys of consumers of health services. The objective of this study was to estimate the costs of prescriptions for psychotropic medications… (More)
A systematic manual search for articles related to consultation-liaison psychiatry was compared to a computerized search of the same journals during the same period that was done with the Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System (MEDLARS). More articles were located with the manual method (94%) than with MEDLARS (65%).