Michael E. Green

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  • Natalie Cheng, Michael E Green
  • Canadian family physician Médecin de famille…
  • 2008
OBJECTIVE To determine rates of screening for osteoporosis among men older than 65 years and to find out whether family physicians are following the recommendations of the Osteoporosis Society of Canada's 2002 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada. DESIGN Chart audit. SETTING The Family Medicine Centre(More)
PURPOSE The Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) is Canada's first national chronic disease surveillance system based on electronic health record (EHR) data. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate case definitions and case-finding algorithms used to identify 8 common chronic conditions in primary care: chronic(More)
PURPOSE The paper summarizes the results of a scoping review that focused on the occurrence of adverse events experienced by homecare patients. DATA SOURCES The literature search covered published and grey literature between 1998 and 2007. Databases searched included: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and EBM REVIEWS including the Cochrane Library, AGELINE, the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the appropriateness of potential data sources for the population of performance indicators for primary care (PC) practices. METHODS This project was a cross sectional study of 7 multidisciplinary primary care teams in Ontario, Canada. Practices were recruited and 5-7 physicians per practice agreed to participate in the study. Patients(More)
Family medicine programmes at Canadian universities have expanded dramatically over the past several years. The development of effective means of faculty evaluation is a real concern for these departments as they strive to maintain the high quality of their teaching programmes in the face of rapid change. The literature on faculty evaluation, including(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the validity of electronic medical records-based diagnostic algorithms for 5 chronic conditions. METHODS A retrospective validation study using primary chart abstraction. A standardized abstraction form was developed to ascertain diagnoses of diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, chronic obstructive(More)
PURPOSE Rigorous comprehensive evaluations of primary healthcare (PHC) quality improvement (QI) initiatives are lacking. This article describes the evaluation of the Quality Improvement and Innovation Partnership Learning Collaborative (QIIP-LC), an Ontario-wide PHC QI program targeting type 2 diabetes management, colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, access(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is mostly managed within primary care, but there is little Canadian evidence from this setting. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of physician-diagnosed COPD in primary care practices, and the degree of comorbidity with other chronic conditions, and to assess patterns of medication(More)
BACKGROUND Practice facilitation is a key component of quality improvement in primary healthcare. Studies have reported the effectiveness of practice facilitation in improving quality management and care delivery. However, little has been published about practice facilitators' training, facilitation activities, and their perceived role in quality(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis is a common chronic condition that affects many older Canadians and is a considerable cause of disability. Our objective was to describe the epidemiology of osteoarthritis in patients aged 30 years and older using electronic medical records (EMRs) in a Canadian primary care population. METHODS In this retrospective cohort study,(More)