Recent Submissions

  • Project Management: An Essential Tool for Implementing Integrated Information Technology in Healthcare 

    Chittick, Paul K., and D. David Persaud. 2001. "Project Management: An Essential Tool for Implementing Integrated Information Technology in Healthcare." Healthcare Management Forum 14(4): 1-7.
    No abstract available.
  • Leading clinical handover improvement: a change strategy to implement best practices in the acute care setting 

    Clarke, C. M., and D. D. Persaud. 2011. "Leading clinical handover improvement: a change strategy to implement best practices in the acute care setting." Journal of patient safety 7(1): 11-18.
    OBJECTIVE: Many contemporary acute care facilities lack safe and effective clinical handover practices resulting in patient transitions that are vulnerable to discontinuities in care, medical errors, and adverse patient ...
  • The contribution of work environment to nurses' assessments of the quality of patient care 

    Lepnurm, R., R. Dobson, L. Stamler, D. Persaud, et al. 2012. "The contribution of work environment to nurses' assessments of the quality of patient care." Healthcare management forum / Canadian College of Health Service Executives = Forum gestion des soins de sante / College canadien des directeurs de services de sante 25(2): 70-79.
    The quality of patient care was found to be significantly correlated with work environment measures in a quasi-experimental study in the Saskatoon Health Region. Since first line supervisors face multiple pressures in ...
  • Management competencies for Canadian health executives: views from the field 

    MacKinnon, N. J., C. Chow, P. L. Kennedy, D. D. Persaud, et al. 2004. "Management competencies for Canadian health executives: views from the field." Healthcare management forum / Canadian College of Health Service Executives = Forum gestion des soins de sante / College canadien des directeurs de services de sante 17(4): 15-20, 40-5.
    In August 2003, a national survey of 485 (56% response rate) Canadian health service managers and executives ranked the importance and assessed their proficiency in 31 managerial competencies. While the survey respondents ...
  • Self-reported medical errors in 7 countries: Implications for pharmacy 

    MacKinnon, Neil J., Joshua O'Hagan, David Persaud, and Holly Etchegary. 2009. "Self-reported medical errors in 7 countries: Implications for pharmacy." Canadian Pharmacists Journal/Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada 142(4): 177-177.
    No abstract available.
  • Creating a culture of accountability in health care 

    O'Hagan, J., and D. Persaud. 2009. "Creating a culture of accountability in health care." The health care manager 28(2): 124-133.
    Health care providers are constantly striving to improve quality and efficiency by using performance management systems and quality improvement initiatives. Creating and maintaining a culture of accountability are important ...
  • The utilization of systematic outcome mapping to improve performance management in health care 

    Persaud, D. D., and L. Nestman. 2006. "The utilization of systematic outcome mapping to improve performance management in health care." Health services management research : an official journal of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration / HSMC, AUPHA 19(4): 264-276.
    Performance management is an important mechanism for ensuring accountability and improving the quality of health-care services. The last decade has witnessed a proliferation in the development of performance measurement ...
  • Running to stand still: <i>change and management in Canadian healthcare<i> 

    Rathwell, T., and D. D. Persaud. 2002. "Running to stand still: <i>change and management in Canadian healthcare<i>." Healthcare management forum / Canadian College of Health Service Executives = Forum gestion des soins de sante / College canadien des directeurs de services de sante 15(3): 10-7, 52-60.
    There is a pervasive belief among health system reformers that new public management techniques such as decentralization and market-based approaches will provide the answers to what ails healthcare systems. In this first ...
  • Self-reported medical errors in seven countries: implications for Canada 

    O'Hagan, J., N. J. MacKinnon, D. Persaud, and H. Etchegary. 2009. "Self-reported medical errors in seven countries: implications for Canada." Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.) 12 Spec No Patient: 55-61.
    The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of self-reported errors in Canada compared with other countries, and to identify risk factors for medical error. In 2007, the Commonwealth Fund surveyed a sample of adults ...
  • Gaining and maintaining commitment to large-scale change in healthcare organizations 

    Narine, L., and D. D. Persaud. 2003. "Gaining and maintaining commitment to large-scale change in healthcare organizations." Health services management research : an official journal of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration / HSMC, AUPHA 16(3): 179-187.
    Healthcare administrators have sought to improve the quality of healthcare services by using organizational change as a lever. Unfortunately, evaluations of organizational change efforts in areas such as total quality ...
  • Global health and local poverty: rich countries' responses to vulnerable populations 

    Simms, C. D., and D. D. Persaud. 2009. "Global health and local poverty: rich countries' responses to vulnerable populations." Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique 100(3): 176-179.
    Poverty is an important determinant of ill health, mortality and suffering across the globe. This commentary asks what we can learn about poverty by looking at the way rich countries respond to the needs of vulnerable ...
  • Accessibility and Interactivity in Distance Education Programs for Health Professions. 

    Townsend, Elizabeth, Carolyn Campbell, Janet Curran-Smith, Fred McGinn, et al. 2002. "Accessibility and Interactivity in Distance Education Programs for Health Professions.." Journal of Distance Education 17(2).
    No abstract available.
  • Patient Engagement in Patient Safety: Barriers and Facilitators 

    Scobie, Andrea C., and DD Persaud. 2010. "Patient Engagement in Patient Safety: Barriers and Facilitators." Patient Saf Qual Healthc 7: 42-47.
    No abstract available.
  • Enhancing vision care integration: 2. Implementation of practice algorithms 

    Persaud, D. D., S. Jreige, and R. P. LeBlanc. 2004. "Enhancing vision care integration: 2. Implementation of practice algorithms." Canadian journal of ophthalmology.Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie 39(3): 225-233.
    BACKGROUND: Appropriate access to the best quality of vision care is enhanced when patients receive eye care services from the right professional, at the right time, and in the right place. In the preceding article the ...
  • Enhancing vision care integration: 1. Development of practice algorithms 

    Persaud, D. D., S. Jreige, and R. P. LeBlanc. 2004. "Enhancing vision care integration: 1. Development of practice algorithms." Canadian journal of ophthalmology.Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie 39(3): 219-224.
    BACKGROUND: Appropriate access to the best quality of vision care is enhanced when patients receive eye care services from the right professional, at the right time, and in the right place. This paper, the first in a ...
  • Organizational justice principles and large-scale change: the case of program management 

    Persaud, D. D., and L. Narine. 2000. "Organizational justice principles and large-scale change: the case of program management." Healthcare management forum / Canadian College of Health Service Executives = Forum gestion des soins de sante / College canadien des directeurs de services de sante 13(4): 10-23.
    Many of the barriers to implementation of large-scale change in healthcare organizations seem to be related to a lack of attention to the human change that needs to occur. One element of this human dimension that change ...
  • Cross-national comparison of capitation funding: the American, British and Dutch experience 

    Persaud, D., and L. Narine. 1999. "Cross-national comparison of capitation funding: the American, British and Dutch experience." Health services management research : an official journal of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration / HSMC, AUPHA 12(2): 121-135.
    In this paper we review the performance of the capitation payment systems of three countries--the Adjusted Average Per Capita Cost (AAPCC) system used in the United States to reimburse Health Maintenance Organizations ...
  • Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Care Between Dalhousie University and the Claudie A Foundation of Suriname 

    Persaud, D. D., and T. Rathwell. 2003. "Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Care Between Dalhousie University and the Claudie A Foundation of Suriname." Canadian Society for International Health.
    No abstract available.
  • An incremental cost analysis of telehealth in Nova Scotia from a societal perspective 

    Persaud, D. D., S. Jreige, C. Skedgel, J. Finley, et al. 2005. "An incremental cost analysis of telehealth in Nova Scotia from a societal perspective." Journal of telemedicine and telecare 11(2): 77-84.
    We examined the costs of telehealth in Nova Scotia from a societal perspective. The clinical outcomes of telepsychiatry and teledermatology services were assumed to be similar to those for conventional face-to-face ...
  • Making customer-service a priority in health care organizations 

    O'Hagan, J., and D. Persaud. 2008. "Making customer-service a priority in health care organizations." Healthcare management forum / Canadian College of Health Service Executives = Forum gestion des soins de sante / College canadien des directeurs de services de sante 21(4): 27-32.
    Improving customer-service in health care organizations has been linked to better patient care, satisfied staff, a reduction in preventable medical errors, fewer malpractice lawsuits and improved revenue. However, it has ...

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