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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:

Research Milestones                                            Research Citations Graph


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.

Patient centred diagnosis: sharing diagnostic decisions with patients in clinical practice.

Berger ZD, Brito JP, Ospina NS, et al. BMJ. 2017;359:j4218.

Electronic triggers to identify delays in follow-up of mammography: harnessing the power of big data in health care.

Murphy DR, Meyer AND, Vaghani V, et al. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Nov 1; [Epub ahead of print].

Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in the ICU: a systematic review.

Lydon S, Power M, McSharry J, et al. Crit Care Med. 2017;45:e1165-e1172.

Enhancing pediatric perioperative patient safety.

Johnson Q, McVey J. AORN J. 2017;106:434-442.

Association between opioid prescribing patterns and abuse in ophthalmology.

Patel S, Sternberg P Jr. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135:1216-1220.

Weekend specialist intensity and admission mortality in acute hospital trusts in England: a cross-sectional study.

Aldridge C, Bion J, Boyal A, et al; HiSLAC Collaborative. Lancet. 2016;388:178-186.

Eliminating vincristine administration events.

Quick Safety. October 16, 2017;(37):1-3.

Diagnostic errors in primary care pediatrics: Project RedDE.

Rinke ML, Singh H, Heo M, et al. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Aug 10; [Epub ahead of print].

Where should patient safety be installed?

Sine DM, Paull D. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2017 Nov 1; [Epub ahead of print].

Diagnostic accuracy of pediatric teledermatology using parent-submitted photographs: a randomized clinical trial.

O’Connor DM, Jew OS, Perman MJ, Castelo-Soccio LA, Winston FK, McMahon PJ. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Nov 15; [Epub ahead of print].

A qualitative study of patient involvement in medicines management after hospital discharge: an under-recognised source of systems resilience.

Fylan B, Armitage G, Naylor D, Blenkinsopp A. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Nov 16; [Epub ahead of print].

Fatigue and risk: are train drivers safer than doctors?

Greig P, Snow S. BMJ. 2017;359:j5107.

Framework for direct observation of performance and safety in healthcare.

Catchpole K, Neyens DM, Abernathy J, Allison D, Joseph A, Reeves ST. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:1015-1021.

Themed Issue on the Opioid Epidemic.

Benzon HT, Anderson TA, eds. Anesth Analg. 2017;125:1427-1778.

ISMP survey shows provider text messaging often runs afoul of patient safety.

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 16, 2017;22:1-5.

A narrative review of the safety concerns of deprescribing in older adults and strategies to mitigate potential harms.

Reeve E, Moriarty F, Nahas R, Turner JP, Kouladjian O’Donnell L, Hilmer SN. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2017 Oct 26; [Epub ahead of print].
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