Through our capacity building efforts over the past five years, C-QuIPS has grown to 28 staff and core members committed to advancing QI/PS practice and research. From 2012 to August 2017, 25 C-QuIPS members published 276 peer-reviewed articles related to patient safety or quality improvement. Google Scholar identifies 3,538 citations to these C-QuIPS publications, for a group h-index of 27 (a few individual members have much higher h-indices in the 40-50 range) and an average of 12 citations per publication. Individual C-QuIPS members have also participated as principal or co-investigators on grants totaling over $50M. Other research highlights include:
- We obtained our first two C-QuIPS team grants, with multiple C-QuIPS members collaborating on projects central to our activities.
- C-QuIPS Associate Director led the only Canadian site in the I-PASS study, a landmark study showing a reduction in preventable adverse events from a resident handoff bundle. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- One of our educational programs generated two peer review publications including one in Academic Medicine, the highest impact medical education journal.
- Under the editorial leadership of the C-QuIPS Director, BMJ Quality and Safety has risen in impact so that it now has the highest impact factor in the field of health care quality, as well as the broader fields of health services research and health policy.
For more information on our Research, please refer to the following:
AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet) is a web-based resource funded by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and developed and edited by a team at the University of California, San Francisco. The site offers weekly updates of patient safety literature, news, tools, and meetings (“What’s New”), and a vast set of carefully annotated links to important research and other information on patient safety (“The Collection”). Supported by a robust patient safety taxonomy and web architecture, AHRQ PSNet provides powerful searching and browsing capability, as well as the ability for diverse users to customize the site around their interests (My PSNet).
The site also includes a growing collection of Primers, which present concise summaries of major topics and concepts in patient safety. PSNet is also tightly coupled with AHRQ WebM&M, the popular monthly journal that features user-submitted cases of medical errors, expert commentaries, and perspectives on patient safety. Together the two sites receive approximately 1 million visits a year.
Dr. Shojania (Director of CQuIPS) helped develop the site when he worked at UCSF and continues to serve as a member of the editorial team.
Fall risk and prevention agreement: engaging patients and families with a partnership for patient safety.
Electronic triggers to identify delays in follow-up of mammography: harnessing the power of big data in health care.
Weekend specialist intensity and admission mortality in acute hospital trusts in England: a cross-sectional study.
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