- Onyebuchi A Arah, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- Dina Balabanova, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Anna Gagliardi, University of Toronto
- Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Laval University
- Stephen Persell, Feinberg School of Medicine
- Jany Rademakers, NIVEL - Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research
- Christopher Morrey, BioMed Central
A Norwegian program monitoring recurrence of colon cancer after curative surgery identifies a low positive predictive value of future significant clinical events when using standard guidelines, prompting a call for a more tailored risk assessment.
An Italian study proposes that the development of new approaches to reducing the delayed hospital discharge rate of medically fit patients should integrate emerging sociodemographic patient data with traditional service organization analyses.
A systematic review by Alexandria Smith and colleagues highlights the need for more standardized research to accurately assess the impact of advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants in primary care cancer screening.
A case registry study suggests that organization of local mental healthcare services, quantified in terms of the number of locally available beds, is negatively associated with the rate of involuntary admissions to central psychiatric facilities.
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Marie-Pierre Gagnon, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at Laval University and researcher at the Quebec University Hospital Centre, Canada. She is also Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Technologies and Practices in Health. Her research program focuses on the use of scientific evidence to support the implementation of technological innovations, particularly Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the health care system. Her other research interests include patient and public involvement in Health Technology Assessment and other health care decisions, the study of individual, professional and organisational determinants of ICT adoption and integration in the health care system, and best practices in knowledge translation and application.
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