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  13. Kim JK, Chua ME, Ming JM, Santos JD, Zani-Ruttenstock E, Marson A, Bayley M, Koyle MA. A critical review of recent clinical practice guidelines on management of cryptorchidism. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print]
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  19. Wong BM, Ginsburg S. Speaking up against unsafe unprofessional behaviours: the difficulty in knowing when and how. BMJ Qual Saf.  Nov;26(11):859-862.
  20. McIntyre C, McQuillan R, Bell C, Battistella M. Targeted Deprescribing in an Outpatient Hemodialysis Unit: A Quality Improvement Study to Decrease Polypharmacy. Am J Kidney Dis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Nov;70(5):611-618.
  21. Liu JJ, Bell CM, Matelski JJ, Detsky AS, Cram P. Payments by US pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to US medical journal editors: retrospective observational study. BMJ. 2017 Oct 26;359:j4619.
  22. Silver SA, Bell CM, Chertow GM, Shah PS, Shojania K, Wald R, Harel Z. Effectiveness of Quality Improvement Strategies for the Management of CKD: A Meta-AnalysisClin J Am Soc Nephrol. Oct 6;12(10):1601-1614.
  23. Baker M, Bell CM, Xiong W, Etchells E, Rossos PG, Shojania KG, et al. Do Combined Pharmacist and Prescriber Efforts on Medication Reconciliation Reduce Postdischarge Patient Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Readmissions? J Hosp Med. 2017 Oct 4:E1-E6.
  24. Lapointe-Shaw L, Mamdani M, Luo J, Austin PC, Ivers NM, Redelmeier DA, Bell CM. Effectiveness of a financial incentive to physicians for timely follow-up after hospital discharge: a population-based time series analysis. CMAJ. 2017 Oct 2;189(39):E1224-E1229.
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  26. Fu TS, Monteiro E, et al. Costs and Perioperative Outcomes Associated with Open versus Endoscopic Resection of Sinonasal Malignancies with Skull Base Involvement. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2017 Oct;78(5):430-440.
  27. Maclagan LC, Maxwell CJ, Gandhi S, Guan J, Bell CM, Hogan DB, Daneman N, Gill SS, Morris AM, Jeffs L, et al. Frailty and Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use at Nursing Home Transition. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Oct;65(10):2205-2212.
  28. O’Kelly F, Nason G.J., Manecksha R.P., Cascio S ,Quinn F.J., Leonard M, Koyle MA, et al. The effect of social media (#SoMe) on journal impact factor and parental awareness in pediatric urology. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Oct;13(5):513.e1-513.e7.
  29. Shojania KG. Identifying vendors in studies of electronic health records: the editor replies. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  30. Gagliardi AR, Takata J, Ducey A, Lehoux P, Ross S, Trbovich PL, Easty A, Bell CM, Urbach DR. MEDICAL DEVICE RECALLS IN CANADA FROM 2005 TO 2015.  Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2017 Sep 18:1-7. [epub ahead of print]
  31. Koyle MA, AlQarni N, Odeh R, Butt H, Alkahtani MM, Konstant L, Pendergast L, Koyle L CC, Baker GRReduction and standardization of surgical instruments in pediatric inguinal hernia repair. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Sep 8. [Epub ahead of print]
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  33. Coffey M, Huang L. A single-centre hospital-wide handoff standardisation report: what is so special about that? BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Sep;26(9):698-700.
  34. Chow SL, Shojania KG“Rheum to Improve”: Quality Improvement in Outpatient Rheumatology. J Rheumatol. 2017 Sep;44(9):1304-1310.
  35. Kwan JL, Singh H. Assigning responsibility to close the loop on radiology test results. Diagnosis (Berl). 2017 Sep;4(3):173-177.
  36. Kiran T, Glazier RH, Moineddin R, Gu S, Wilton AS, Paszat L. The impact of a population-based screening program on income and immigration-related disparities in colorectal cancer screening. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Sep;26(9):1401-1410.
  37. Koyle MA, Koyle LCC, Baker GRQuality improvement and patient safety: Reality and responsibility from Codman to today. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Aug 3. pii: S1477-5131(17)30294-2.
  38. Quinn KL, Bell CM. Does the Week-End Justify the Means? J Hosp Med. 2017 Sep;12(9):779-780.
  39. Campitelli MA, Maxwell CJ, Giannakeas V, Bell CM, Daneman N, Jeffs L, et al. The Variation of Statin Use Among Nursing Home Residents and Physicians: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Sep;65(9):2044-2051.
  40. Saun TJ, Rogers AD, Leis JA, et al. The Use of Intravenous and Inhaled Colistin Therapy During a Burn Center Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. J Burn Care Res. 2017 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print]
  41. Bhatia RS, Ivers NM, Yin XC, Myers D, Nesbitt GC, Edwards J, Yared K, Wadhera RK, Wu JC, Kithcart AP, Wong BM, et al. Improving the Appropriate Use of Transthoracic Echocardiography: The Echo WISELY Trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Aug 29;70(9):1135-1144.
  42. Jeffs L, Saragosa M, Law MP, Kuluski K, Espin S, Merkley J. The role of caregivers in interfacility care transitions: a qualitative study. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2017 Aug 21;11:1443-1450.
  43. Lin YL, Guerguerian AM, Tomasi J, Laussen P, Trbovich P“Usability of data integration and visualization software for multidisciplinary pediatric intensive care: a human factors approach to assessing technology”. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017 Aug 14;17(1):122.
  44. Wong BM, Goldman J, Goguen JM, Base C, Rotteau L, Van Melle E, Kuper A, Shojania KG. Faculty-Resident “Co-learning”: A Longitudinal Exploration of an Innovative Model for Faculty Development in Quality Improvement. Acad Med. 2017 Aug;92(8):1151-1159.
  45. Gagliardi AR, Ducey A, Lehoux P, Turgeon T, Ross S, Trvovich P, Easty A, Bell C, Urbach D. Factors influencing the reporting of adverse medical device events: qualitative interviews with physicians about higher risk implantable devices. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print]
  46. Gill PJ, Richardson SE, Ostrow O, Friedman JN. Testing for Respiratory Viruses in Children: To Swab or Not to Swab. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Aug 1;171(8):798-804.
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  48. Shojania KG, Dixon-Woods M. Estimating preventable hospital deaths: the authors reply. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Aug;26(8):694.
  49. Abuzeid W, Abunassar J, Leis JA, Tang V, Wong B, et al. Radiation safety in the cardiac catheterization lab: A time series quality improvement initiative. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2017 Jul – Aug;18(5S1):S22-S26.
  50. Bai AD, Steinberg M, Showler A, Burry L, Bhatia RS, Tomlinson GA, Bell CM, Morris AM. Diagnostic Accuracy of Transthoracic Echocardiography for Infective Endocarditis Findings Using Transesophageal Echocardiography as the Reference Standard: A Meta-Analysis. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jul;30(7):639-646.e8.
  51. Matlow JN, Bronskill SE, Gruneir A, Bell CM, et al. Use of Medications of Questionable Benefit at the End of Life in Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jul;65(7):1535-1542.
  52. Perl J, McArthur E, Bell C, et al. Dialysis Modality and Readmission Following Hospital Discharge: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Jul;70(1):11-20.
  53. Leis JA, Shojania KG. A primer on PDSA: executing plan-do-study-act cycles in practice, not just in name. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Jul;26(7):572-577.
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  55. Daneman N, Campitelli MA, Giannakeas V, Morris AM, Bell CM, Maxwell CJ, Jeffs L, Austin PC, Bronskill SE. Influences on the start, selection and duration of treatment with antibiotics in long-term care facilities. CMAJ. 2017 Jun 26;189(25):E851-E860.
  56. Leis JAAdvancing infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship through improvement science. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Jun 14. [Epub ahead of print]
  57. Sears NA, Blais R, Spinks M, Paré M, Baker GRAssociations between patient factors and adverse events in the home care setting: a secondary data analysis of two canadian adverse event studies. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jun 12;17(1):400.
  58. Evans JM, Brown A, Baker GROrganizational knowledge and capabilities in healthcare: Deconstructing and integrating diverse perspectives. SAGE Open Med. 2017 Jun 6;5:2050312117712655.
  59. Sasangohar F, Donmez B, Easty AC, Trbovich PLEffects of Nested Interruptions on Task Resumption. Hum Factors. 2017 Jun;59(4):628-639.
  60. Leis JA, Palmay L, Ho G, Raybardhan S, Gill S, Kan T, Campbell J, Kiss A, McCready JB, Das P, Minnema B, Powis JE, Walker SAN, Ferguson H, Wong B, Weber E. Point-of-care Beta-lactam Allergy Skin Testing by Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: A Pragmatic Multicenter Prospective Evaluation. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print]
  61. Moayedi Y, Schofield T, Etchells E, Silver SA, Kobulnik J, McQuillan R, Bell C, et al. Closing the Care Gap: A Primer on Quality Improvement for Heart Failure Clinicians. Circ Heart Fail. 2017 May;10(5).
  62. Kurdyak P, Vigod S, Duchen R, Jacob B, Stukel T, Kiran TDiabetes quality of care and outcomes: Comparison of individuals with and without schizophrenia. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 May;46:7-13.
  63. Firdouse M, Wajchendler A, Koyle MA, Fecteau A. Checklist to improve informed consent process in pediatric surgery: A pilot study. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 May;52(5):859-863.
  64. Jeffs L, et al. Exploring the utility and scalability of a telehomecare intervention for patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing peritoneal dialysis-a study protocol. BMC Nephrol. 2017 May 10;18(1):155.
  65. Stagg A, Lutz H, Kirpalaney S, Matelski JJ, Kaufman A, Leis J, et al. Impact of two-step urine culture ordering in the emergency department: a time series analysis. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 May 3 [Epub ahead of print]
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  67. Regan S, Wong C, Laschinger HK, Cummings G, Leiter M, MacPhee M, Rhéaume A, Ritchie JA, Wolff AC, Jeffs L, et al. Starting Out: qualitative perspectives of new graduate nurses and nurse leaders on transition to practice. J Nurs Manag. May;25(4):246-255.
  68. Trbovich P, Shojania KG. Root-cause analysis: swatting at mosquitoes versus draining the swamp. BMJ Qual Saf. May;26(5):350-353.
  69. Shojania KG, Dixon-Woods. Estimating deaths due to medical error: the ongoing controversy and why it matters. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 May;26(5):423-428.
  70. Feldman J, Davie S, Kiran T. Measuring and improving cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer screening rates in a multi-site urban practice in Toronto, Canada. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2017 Apr 27;6(1).
  71. Campbell RJ, El-Defrawy SR, Gill SS, Whitehead M, Campbell EL, Hooper PL, Bell CM, Ten Hove M. New Surgeon Outcomes and the Effectiveness of Surgical Training: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Ophthalmology. 2017 Apr;124(4):532-538.
  72. Gagliardi AR, Lehoux P, Ducey A, Easty A, Ross S, Bell CM, Trbovich P, Takata J, Urbach DR. Factors constraining patient engagement in implantable medical device discussions and decisions: interviews with physicians. Int J Qual Health Care. 2017 Apr 1;29(2):276-282.
  73. Jeffs L, Kuluski K, Law M, Saragosa M, Espin S, Ferris E, Merkley J, Dusek B, Kastner M, Bell CMIdentifying Effective Nurse-Led Care Transition Interventions for Older Adults With Complex Needs Using a Structured Expert Panel. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2017  Apr;14(2):136-144.
  74. Khan A, Coffey M, et al. Families as Partners in Hospital Error and Adverse Event Surveillance. JAMA Pediatr. Apr 1;171(4):372-381.
  75. Gagliardi AR, Lehoux P, Ducey A, Easty A, Ross S, Bell C, Trbovich P, Urbach DR. “We can’t get along without each other”: Qualitative interviews with physicians about device industry representatives, conflict of interest and patient safety. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 30;12(3):e0174934.
  76. Lamb MJ, Baillie L, Pajak D, Flynn J, Bansal V, Simor A, Vearncombe M, Walker SA, Clark S, Gollish J, Leis JAElimination of screening urine cultures prior to elective joint arthroplasty. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Mar 15;64(6):806-809.
  77. Tran K, Bell C, Stall N, Tomlinson G, McGeer A, Morris A, Gardam M, Abrams HB. The Effect of Hospital Isolation Precautions on Patient Outcomes and Cost of Care: A Multi-Site, Retrospective, Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Mar;32(3):262-268.
  78. Liu JJ, Bell CMDisciplined doctors: learning from the pain of the past. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Mar;26(3):174-176.
  79. Chan E, Hemmelgarn B, Klarenbach S, Manns B, Mustafa R, Nesrallah G, McQuillan RChoosing Wisely: The Canadian Society of Nephrology’s List of 5 Items Physicians and Patients Should Question. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2017 Feb 28;4:2054358117695570.
  80. Mascarenhas A, Moore JE, Tricco AC, Hamid J, Daly C, Bain J, Jassemi S, Kiran T, et al.  Perceptions and experiences of a gender gap at a Canadian research institute and potential strategies to mitigate this gap: a sequential mixed-methods study. CMAJ Open. 2017 Feb 23;5(1):E144-E151.
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  82. Mery G, Dobrow MJ, Baker GR, et al. Evaluating investment in quality improvement capacity building: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2017 Feb 20;7(2):e012431.
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  84. Okrainec K, Lau D, Abrams HB, Hahn-Goldberg S, Brahmbhatt R, Huynh T, Lam K, Bell CMImpact of patient-centered discharge tools: A systematic review. J Hosp Med. 2017 Feb;12(2):110-117.
  85. Slater MB, Gruneir A, Rochon PA, Howard AW, Koren G, Parshuram CSIdentifying High-Risk Medications Associated with Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Patients: A Pharmacoepidemiologic Evaluation. Paediatr Drugs. 2017 Feb;19(1):59-67.
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  87. Gershon AS, Newman AM, Fischer HD, Austin PC, Daneman N, Bell CM, et al. Inhaled Long-acting Anticholinergics and Urinary Tract Infection in Individuals with COPD. COPD. 2017 Feb;14(1):105-112.
  88. Alam A, Matelski JJ, Goldberg HR, Liu JJ, Klemensberg J, Bell CMThe Characteristics of International Medical Graduates Who Have Been Disciplined by Professional Regulatory Colleges in Canada: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Acad Med. 2017 Feb;92(2):244-249.
  89. Wajchendler A, Anderson P, Koyle MA. The transition process of spina bifida patients to adult-centred care:An assessment of the Canadian urology landscape. Can Urol Assoc J. 2017 Jan-Feb;11(1-2Suppl1):S88-S91.
  90. Silver SA, Harel Z, McArthur E, Nash DM, Acedillo R, Kitchlu A, Garg AX, Chertow GM, Bell CM, Wald R. 30-Day Readmissions After an Acute Kidney Injury Hospitalization. Am J Med. 2017 Feb;130(2):163-172.e4.
  91. Coffey M, Espin S, Hahmann T, Clairman H, Lo L, Friedman JN, Matlow AParent Preferences for Medical Error Disclosure: A Qualitative Study. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jan;7(1):24-30.
  92. Redelmeier DA, Etchells EEUnwanted patients and unwanted diagnostic errors. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Jan;26(1):1-3.
  93. Parshuram C, Dryden-Palmer K. Early warning tools may assist in the identification of clinical deterioration in the new-born nursery. Evid Based Nurs. 2017  Jan;20(1):16.
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