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COVID-19 / Information Technology / Infection Control / Patient Experience and Engagement / Patient Safety / Primary Care / Quality Assessment and Improvement / Resource Effectiveness / Service Design, Evaluation and Improvement / Staff Roles, Skills, Effectiveness and Practice / Reports
DENNING, M., et al, 2020. What Has Been the Impact of Covid-19 on Safety Culture? A Case Study from a Large Metropolitan Healthcare Trust. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health [Electronic Resource], 17(19), pp. 09 25.
DICK, L., et al, 2020. Changes in Emergency General Surgery During Covid-19 in Scotland: A Prospective Cohort Study. World journal of surgery, 44(11), pp. 3590-3594.
EL-BOGHDADLY, K., et al, 2020. Risks to healthcare workers following tracheal intubation of patients with COVID-19: a prospective international multicentre cohort study. Anaesthesia, 75(11), pp. 1437-1447.
HETHERINGTON, L., et al, 2020. COVID-19 and Hospital Palliative Care - A service evaluation exploring the symptoms and outcomes of 186 patients and the impact of the pandemic on specialist Hospital Palliative Care. Palliative medicine, 34(9), pp. 1256-1262.
KHAN, K.S., et al, 2020. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on core surgical training. Scottish medical journal, 65(4), pp. 133-137.
KHONYONGWA, K., et al, 2020. Incidence and outcomes of healthcare-associated COVID-19 infections: significance of delayed diagnosis and correlation with staff absence. Journal of Hospital Infection, 106(4), pp. 663-672.
MCGRATH, B.A., et al, 2020. Multidisciplinary guidance for safe tracheostomy care during the COVID-19 pandemic: the NHS National Patient Safety Improvement Programme (NatPatSIP). Anaesthesia, 75(12), pp. 1659-1670.
MULHOLLAND R.H., et al, 2020. Impact of COVID-19 on accident and emergency attendances and emergency and planned hospital admissions in Scotland: an interrupted time-series analysis. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 113(11), pp. 444-453.
OKONKWO, I.N.C., et al, 2020. The safety of paediatric surgery between COVID-19 surges: an observational study. Anaesthesia, 75(12), pp. 1605-1613.
SCHUTZER-WEISSMANN, J., et al, 2020. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection risk during elective peri-operative care: a narrative review. Anaesthesia, 75(12), pp. 1648-1658.
SEATON R.A., et al, 2020. Survey of antibiotic and antifungal prescribing in patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 in Scottish hospitals. Journal of Infection.
TABAH, A., et al, 2020. Personal protective equipment and intensive care unit healthcare worker safety in the COVID-19 era (PPE-SAFE): An international survey. Journal of critical care, 59, pp. 70-75.
TAYLOR, J., et al, 2020. Nosocomial COVID-19: experience from a large acute NHS Trust in South-West London. Journal of Hospital Infection, 106(3), pp. 621-625.
WAKE, R.M., et al, 2020. Reducing nosocomial transmission of COVID-19: implementation of a COVID-19 triage system. Clinical Medicine, 20(5), pp. e141-e145.
FAZAL, N., et al, 2020. Telehealth: improving maternity services by modern technology. BMJ Open Quality, 9(4), pp. 11.
MURPHY, E.P., et al, 2020. Are Virtual Fracture Clinics During the COVID-19 Pandemic a Potential Alternative for Delivering Fracture Care? A Systematic Review. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research, 478(11), pp. 2610-2621.
RUF B., et al, 2020. Videoconference clinics improve efficiency of inflammatory bowel disease care in a remote and rural setting. Journal of telemedicine and telecare, 26(9), pp. 545-551.
WILLIAMS, M., et al, 2020. Feasibility, acceptability and cost efficiency of using webinars to deliver first‐line patient education for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome as part of a dietetic‐led gastroenterology service in primary care. Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, 33(6), pp. 758-766.
DREY, N., et al, 2020. Applying thematic synthesis to interpretation and commentary in epidemiological studies: identifying what contributes to successful interventions to promote hand hygiene in patient care. BMJ Quality & Safety, 29(9), pp. 756-763.
ROBERTSON C., et al, 2020. Cost burden of Clostridioides difficile infection to the health service: A retrospective cohort study in Scotland. Journal of Hospital Infection, 106(3), pp. 554-561.
Patient Experience and Engagement
CHOWDHURY, P., et al, 2020. To improve the communication between a community mental health team and its service users, their families and carers. BMJ Open Quality, 9(4), pp. 11.
BOS, K., et al, 2020. Prioritising recommendations following analyses of adverse events in healthcare: a systematic review. BMJ Open Quality, 9(4), pp. 10.
CONN, R.L., et al, 2020. Characteristics of Reported Pediatric Medication Errors in Northern Ireland and Use in Quality Improvement. Paediatric drugs, 22(5), pp. 551-560.
COOMBS, M.A., et al, 2020. Factors influencing family member perspectives on safety in the intensive care unit: a systematic review. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 32(9), pp. 625-638.
GARFIELD, S., et al, 2020. How can patient-held lists of medication enhance patient safety? A mixed-methods study with a focus on user experience. BMJ Quality & Safety, 29(9), pp. 764-773.
GUNDERSON, C.G., et al, 2020. Prevalence of harmful diagnostic errors in hospitalised adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Quality & Safety, 29(12), pp. 1008-1018.
KOCH, A., et al, 2020. Associations of workflow disruptions in the operating room with surgical outcomes: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. BMJ Quality & Safety, 29(12), pp. 1033-1045.
NEVES, A.L., et al, 2020. Impact of providing patients access to electronic health records on quality and safety of care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Quality & Safety, 29(12), pp. 1019-1032.
RENSHAW, M., et al, 2020. Becoming fall-safe: a framework for reducing inpatient falls. British Journal of Nursing, 29(20), pp. 1198-1205.
THURLEY, P., et al, 2020. Development and evaluation of a brief educational cartoon on trainee clinicians' awareness of risks of ionising-radiation exposure: a feasibility pre-post intervention study of a novel educational tool to promote patient safety. BMJ Open Quality, 9(4),
UTTLEY E., et al, 2020. Multiprofessional in situ simulation is an effective method of identifying latent patient safety threats on the gastroenterology ward. Frontline Gastroenterology, 11(5), pp. 351-357.
AVERY, A.J., et al, 2020. Incidence, nature and causes of avoidable significant harm in primary care in England: retrospective case note review. BMJ Quality & Safety,
BOWIE, P., et al, 2020. User redesign, testing and evaluation of the Monitoring Risk and Improving System Safety (MoRISS) checklist for the general practice work environment. BMJ Open Quality, 9(4).
CAMPBELL, S.M., et al, 2020. A Patient Safety Toolkit for Family Practices. Journal of Patient Safety, 16(3), pp. e182-e186.
VAN DEN BULCK, S., et al, 2020. The effect of electronic audits and feedback in primary care and factors that contribute to their effectiveness: a systematic review. International Journal for Quality in Health Care.
Quality Assessment and Improvement
O'HARA, M., et al, 2020. A heart failure care optimisation project in the north of Scotland. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 15(9), pp. 1-9.
O'SULLIVAN, O.P., et al, 2020. Quality improvement in forensic mental health: the East London forensic violence reduction collaborative. BMJ Open Quality, 9(3), pp. 09.
PARKINSON, B., et al, 2020. How sensitive are avoidable emergency department attendances to primary care quality? Retrospective observational study. BMJ Quality & Safety,
THOMAS, N., et al, 2020. Quality improvement at scale: evaluation of the drivers and barriers to adoption and sustainability of an intervention to reduce late referral in chronic kidney disease. BMJ Open Quality, 9(4),
TOMA M., et al, 2020. Multi-method evaluation of a national clinical fellowship programme to build leadership capacity for quality improvement. BMJ open quality, 9(4).
BAJWAH, S., et al, 2020. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of hospital-based specialist palliative care for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, pp. 012780.
BOUTTELL J., et al, 2020. Cost impact of introducing a treatment escalation/limitation plan during patients' last hospital admission before death. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care.
Service Design, Evaluation and Improvement
MASON B., et al, 2020. Unscheduled and out-of-hours care for people in their last year of life: a retrospective cohort analysis of national datasets. BMJ open, 10(11), pp. e041888.
PATEL, N., et al, 2020. Emergency general surgery 'Hot Clinic': Efficiency, prevention of hospital admissions and factors influencing patient experience. Surgeon (Elsevier Science), 18(6), pp. e39-e46.
STAFFORD, J., et al, 2020. Improving access and flow within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: a collaborative learning system approach. BMJ Open Quality, 9(4).
Staff Roles, Skills, Effectiveness and Practice
HOLLINS MARTIN, C.J., et al, 2020. Midwives' views of changing to a Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) model in Scotland: A baseline survey. Women & Birth, 33(5), pp. e409-e419.
KOPASKER D., et al, 2020. Skill mix and patient outcomes: A multi-country analysis of heart disease and breast cancer patients. Health Policy, 124(10), pp. 1074-1082.
MAASSEN, S.M., et al, 2020. Psychometric evaluation of instruments measuring the work environment of healthcare professionals in hospitals: a systematic literature review. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 32(8), pp. 545-557.
MOXHAM, L. and MCMAHON‐PARKES, K., 2020. An evaluation of the impact of advanced nurse practitioner triage and clinical intervention for medically expected patients referred to an acute National Health Service hospital. Journal of Clinical Nursing (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), 29(19), pp. 3679-3686.
TONNA, A.P., et al, 2020. Views and experiences of community pharmacy team members on antimicrobial stewardship activities in Scotland: a qualitative study. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 42(5), pp. 1261-1269.
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