Publications and News

We actively share our work on ADE prevention and research work, not only in academic research articles, but also in presentations, background papers, and interviews with media outlets.

Research articles

2018

Peddie, D., Small, S.S., Badke, K., Bailey, C., Balka, E., Hohl, C.M. (2018). Adverse drug event reporting from clinical care: A minimum required dataset. (Submitted)

Hohl, C.M., Small, S.S., Peddie, D., Badke, K., Bailey, C., Balka, E. (2018). Why clinicians don’t report adverse drug events: A qualitative study. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. (In Press)

2017

Hohl, C.M., Partovi, N., Ghement, I., Wickham, M.E., McGrail, K., Reddekopp, L.N., & Sobolev, B. (2017). Impact of early in-hospital medication review by clinical pharmacists on health services utilization. PLOS One. 12(2).

Small, S.S., Peddie, D., Ackerley, C.A., Hohl, C.M., & Balka, E. (2017). Patient experiences with informational discontinuity of care: Bridging the gaps. Proceedings from The 7th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH2017). Lund, Sweden: September 18-20, 2017. 295-302. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877050917317374

Small, S.S., Peddie, D., Ackerley, C.A., Hohl, C.M., & Balka, E. (2017). Patient perceptions about data sharing and privacy: Insights from ActionADE. Proceedings from Context Sensitive Health Informatics 2017. Hong Kong: August 18-19, 2017. 109-114. Retrieved from http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volumearticle/47188

Peddie D., Small S., Wickham M., Bailey C., Hohl C.M. and Balka E. (2017). Designing novel health ICTs to support work, not generate it: Five principles. Proceedings of Information Technology and Communications in Health 2017, Victoria, 2017. Retrieved from http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volumearticle/46176.

Peddie D., Small S., Ackerley C., Bailey C., Wickham M., Hohl, C.M., Balka, E. (2017). Action ADE: Enabling Cross-setting Communication to Prevent Adverse Drug Events. Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. 279-282. Retrieved from http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3026317.

Stockton, K.R., Wickham, M.E., Lai, S., Badke, K., Dahri, K., Villanyi, D., Ho, V., & Hohl, C.M. (2017). Incidence of clinically relevant medication errors in the era of electronically prepopulated medication reconciliation forms: A retrospective chart review. CMAJ Open. 5(2): E345-353.

2016

Chruscicki, A., Badke, K., Peddie, D., Small, S., Balka, E., & Hohl, C.M. (2016). Pilot-testing an adverse drug event reporting form prior to its implementation in an electronic health record. SpringerPlus. 5: 1764.

Peddie, D., Small, S.S., Badke, K., Wickham. M.E., Bailey, C., Chruscicki, A., Ackerley, C., Balka, E., Hohl, C. M. (2016). Designing an Adverse Drug Event Reporting System to Prevent Unintentional Reexposures to Harmful Drugs: Study Protocol for a Multiple Methods Design. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(3), e169. Retrieved from http://www.researchprotocols.org/2016/3/e169.

Hohl, C., Balka, E. & Ackerley, C. (2016). Technology to prevent adverse drug events. Quality Matters, 9(1), 32-27.  Link. 

Bailey, C., Peddie, D., Wickam, M. E., Badke, K., Small, S., Doyle-Waters, M. M., Balka, E. & Hohl, C. (2016). Adverse drug event reporting systems – A systematic review. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bcp.12944/abstract. Link. 

2015

Hohl, C., Lexchin, J. R., & Balka, E. (2015). Can reporting of adverse drug reactions create safer systems while improving health data? CMAJLink .

Hohl, C., McGrail K., & Sobolev, B.G. (2015). The Effect of Pharmacist-Led Medication Review in High-Risk Emergency Department Patients: Evaluation Protocol of a Quality Improvement Program. CMAJ Open, 3(1):E103-110. Link.

2014

Hohl, C., Karpov, A., Redekopp, L., & Staussberg, J. (2014). ICD-10 Codes Used to Identify Adverse Drug Events in Administrative Data: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 21(3), 547-557. Link.

2013

Hohl, C., Garrison, S., Lang, E., Lexchin, J., Sobolev, B.G., Rowe, B. …Holland, R. (2013). The effect of early pharmacist-led medication review in acute care on health outcomes: a systematic review. PROSPERO. Retrieved from http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42013004298

Hohl, C., Kuramoto L, Rogula B, Yu E, & Sobolev B. (2013). Evaluating adverse drug event reporting in administrative data from emergency departments: a validation study. BMC Health Services Research, 13, 473. Link.

Bailey, C., Lander, B., Balka, E., & Hohl, C. (2013). A systematic review of adverse drug event reporting systems. PROSPERO 2013:CRD42013006563. Retrieved from http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42013006563

2012

Hohl, C., De Lemos, J., & Abu-Laban, R. (2012). Emergency Hospitalizations for Adverse Drug Events. New England Journal of Medicine, 366(9), 858-860. Link.

Hohl, C., Yu, E.S., Hunte, G., Brubacher, J.R., Hosseini, F., Argent, C.,…Singer, J. (2012). Clinical Decision Rules to Improve the Detection of Adverse Drug Events in Emergency Department Patients.Academic Emergency Medicine, 19(6), 640-649.    Link.

2011

Hohl, C. M., Nosyk, B., Kuramoto, L., Zed, P. J., Brubacher, J. R., Abu-Laban, R. B., . . . Sobolev, B. (2011). Outcomes of emergency department patients presenting with adverse drug events. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 58(3), 270-279.e4. Link.

2010

Hohl, C., Abu-Laban, R.B., Zed, P.J., Brubacher, J., Tsai, G., Kretz P,…Purssell, R. (2010). Patient-Reported Adverse Drug Related Events to Emergency Department Discharge Prescriptions. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 12, 331-338. Link. 

Hohl, C., Zed, P.J., Brubacher, J.R., Abu-Laban, R.B., Loewen, P.S., Purssell, R. (2010). Do Emergency Physicians Attribute Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits to Medication-Related Problems? Annals of Emergency Medicine, 55, 493-502. Link.

2009

Hohl, C., Abu-Laban, R.B., Zed, P.J., Sobolev, B., Brubacher, J.R., Tsai, G., …Purssell, R. (2009). Adherence with Emergency Department Discharge Prescriptions. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 11, 131-137. Link.

2008 & Earlier

Zed, P. J., Abu-Laban, R. B., Balen, R. M., Loewen, P. S., Hohl, C. M., Brubacher, J. R., . . . Purssell, R. A. (2008). Incidence, severity and preventability of medication-related visits to the emergency department: A prospective study. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 178(12), 1563-1569. Link.

Hohl, C., Robitaille, C., Lord, V., Dankoff, J., Colacone, A., Pham, L., …Afilalo, M. (2005). Emergency Physician Recognition of Adverse Drug Related Events in Elderly Patients Presenting to an Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine, 12, 197-205. Link.

Hohl, C. M., Dankoff, J., Colacone, A., & Afilalo, M. (2001). Polypharmacy, adverse drug-related events, and potential adverse drug interactions in elderly patients presenting to an emergency department. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 38(6), 666-671. Link.

Selected publications

Presentations & Posters

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2018

Small, S.S., Peddie, D., Cragg, A., Barry, K., Hohl, C.M., & Balka, E. Patient engagement in a health technology research program: Perspectives on process and lessons. 2018 Annual CAHSPR Conference. Montreal QC, May 29-31, 2018. (Abstract submitted)

Small, S.S., Ackerley, C., Hohl, C.M., Balka, E. (2018). Coupling health technology assessment and privacy by design. HTAi 2018 Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada: June 1-5, 2018. (Abstract submitted)

Peddie D., Small S., Wickham M., Badke K., Woo, S., Hohl C.M. and Balka E. (2018) Incorporating Participatory Design Approaches into HTA. HTAi 2018 Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada: June 1-5, 2018. (Abstract submitted)

2017

Small, S.S., Peddie, D., Ackerley, C., Balka, E., & Hohl, C.M. What do patients think of medication information sharing? Insights from ActionADE. Presented at Quality Forum 2017: Imagine Tomorrow, Act Today. Vancouver, Canada: March 1-3, 2017. (Poster Presentation)

Small, S.S., Peddie, D., Ackerley, C., Balka, E., & Hohl, C.M. Seeking balance in the privacy of digital health: Exploring patients’ perceptions in the development of the ActionADE platform. Presented at ITCH 2017: Building Capacity for Health Informatics in the Future. Victoria, Canada: February 16-19, 2017.  (Poster Presentation)

Stockton, K., Wickham, M., Lai, S., Badke, K., Villanyi, D., Ho, V., . . . Hohl, C. (2017). LO51: Incidence of clinically relevant medication errors after implementation of an electronic medication reconciliation process. CJEM, 19 (S1), S45-S45. doi:10.1017/cem.2017.113 (Oral Presentation)

Woo, S., Cragg, A., Wickham, M., Ackerley, C., Villanyi, D., Scheuermeyer, F., & Hohl, C. (2017). LO92: Factors contributing to the development of adverse drug events treated in emergency departments. CJEM, 19 (S1), S59-S60. doi:10.1017/cem.2017.154 (Oral Presentation)

2016

Ackerley, CA, Hohl, CM, & Balka, E. What goes unsaid? Critical discourse analysis of stakeholders’ communication in an integrated knowledge translation project. Presented at Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, Toronto, Canada. June 28, 2016. (Poster presentation). Link to poster.

Small, SS, Peddie, D, Badke, K, Wickham, ME, Bailey, C, Chruscicki, A, Balka, E, & Hohl, CM. Designing an Adverse Drug Event Reporting System to Prevent Unintentional Re-exposures to Harmful Drugs. Presented at Simon Fraser University Health Research Day, Vancouver, Canada. May 4, 2016. (Poster presentation). Link to poster.

Chruscicki, A., Badke, K., Peddie, D., Small, S., Balka, E., & Hohl, C. (2016). P026: Pilot-testing an adverse drug event documentation form prior to its implementation in an electronic health record. CJEM, 18 (S1), S87-S87. doi:10.1017/cem.2016.202 (Poster Presentation)

Hohl, C., Badke, K., Wickham, M., Zhao, A., Sivilotti, M., & Perry, J. (2016). LO051: Validation of a clinical decision rule to detect patients with adverse drug events in the emergency department. CJEM, 18 (S1), S47-S48. doi:10.1017/cem.2016.88 (Oral Presentation)

2015

Peddie, D. Adverse Drug Events in Practice: From planned to situated drug safety. Presented at Society for Social Studies of Science 2015 Annual Meeting. Denver, CO, 2015 (Oral presentation) 

Peddie D, Hohl C, Bailey C, Wickham M, Badke K, Small S, Balka, E. Reporting that Works: Developing an adverse drug event reporting tool that meets clinician and patient needs. Presented at UBC Emergency Medicine Research Day. Vancouver, BC, 2015. (Oral presentation)

Peddie D, Hohl C, Bailey C, Wickham M, Badke K, Small S, Balka, E. Challenges Care Providers Face Documenting Adverse Drug Events: An Observational Study. Quality Forum, Vancouver, BC, 2015. (Poster presentation) Link to poster.

Bailey C, Peddie D, Wickham M, Badke K, Lander B, Balka E, Hohl CM. Adverse Drug Event Reporting: Getting the Message Across. BC PSQC Quality Forum 2015. Vancouver, BC 2015 (Poster presentation). Link to poster.

Hohl CM, McGrail K, Ghement I, Wickham M, Partovi N, Sobolev BG. Impact Of Pharmacist-­led Medication Review In The Emergency Department On Downstream Health Services Utilization. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. 2015 (Oral presentation).

Hohl CM, McGrail K, Ghement I, Wickham M, Partovi N, Sobolev BG. Impact Of Pharmacist-­led Medication Review In The Emergency Department On Downstream Health Services Utilization. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, 2015 (Oral presentation).

Bailey C, Peddie D, Wickham M, Hohl CM, Balka E. Patients’ roles in reporting adverse drug event in hospitals – Is there a greater need for patient education on medications? Lareb, April 22, 2015 (Oral presentation).

Balka E, Hohl CM. Adverse Drug Events in Context: A Preliminary Overview of Systems Level Issues Influencing Patient Safety. BC PSQC Quality Forum 2015. Vancouver, BC, 2015 (Oral presentation).

Hohl CM, McGrail K, Ghement I; Wickham M; Partovi N; Sobolev BG. Does Pharmacist-let Medication Review Improve Health outcomes – evaluation of a quality improvement project. BC PSQC Quality Forum 2015.Vancouver, BC, 2015 (Oral presentation).

2014

Karpov A; Mok C; Parcero C; Panditha C; Dempster L; Yu E; Hohl CM. Validation of trigger tools and the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-Cooperative Adverse Drug Event Surveillance Project (NEISS-CADES) algorithms for identification of adverse drug events within emergency department health records. CAEP Conference, Ottawa, ON. May 31- June 4, 2014 (Plenary Presentation, Top Resident Research Award). CJEM 2014;15(S1):S21.

2013

Quinn M, Hunte G, Hohl CM. The role of pharmacists within the context of an emergency department-based adverse drug event screening program. CAEP Conference, Vancouver, BC. June 2-5, 2013 (Poster Presentation). CJEM 2013;15(S1).

Hohl CM, Reddekopp LN, Yu E, Rotinsky J, Stang C. Reliability of clinical decision rules to improve the detection of adverse drug events in emergency department patients. CAEP Conference, Vancouver, BC. June 2-5, 2013 (Poster Presentation). CJEM 2013;15(S1).

Hohl CM, Reddekopp LN, Yu E, Tsang R, Partovi N. Pharmacist-led medication review in high-risk emergency department patients: a workload estimate. CAEP Conference, Vancouver, BC. June 2-5, 2013 (Poster Presentation). CJEM 2013;15(S1).

Hohl CM, Reddekopp LN, Tsang R, Partovi N, Yu E, Coleman J, Karpov A, Campbell D. Feasibility of implementing an adverse drug event screening program in an emergency department. CAEP Conference, Vancouver, BC. June 2-5, 2013 (OralPresentation). CJEM 2013;15(S1).

2012

Hohl CM, Kuramoto L, Rogula B, Yu E, Sobolev B. Adverse Drug Event Reports in Administrative Records of Emergency Department Patients. CAEP Conference, Niagara Falls, ON. June 2-5, 2012. (Poster presentation). CJEM 2012; 14 (S1).

Hohl CM, Yu ES, Hunte G, Brubacher JR, Hosseini F, Argent C, Chan W, Wiens M, Sheps S, Singer J. Clinical Decision Rules to Improve the Detection of Adverse Drug Events in Emergency Department Patients. CAEP Conference, Niagara Falls, ON. June 2-5, 2012. (Plenary presentation). CJEM 2012; 14 (S1).

2011

Hohl CM, Yu ES, Hunte G, Brubacher JR, Hosseini F, Argent C, Chan W, Wiens M, Sheps S, Singer J. Clinical Decision Rules to Improve the Detection of Adverse Drug Events in Emergency Department Patients. American College of Emergency Physicians, San Francisco, CA, Oct 2011. Best Paper Award 2011. (Oral Presentation)

2010

Hohl CM, Nosyk B, Zed PJ, Kuramoto L, Brubacher J, Sheps S, Abu-Laban RB, Loewen PS, Sobolev B. Outcomes of Patients who Present to the Emergency Department because of an Adverse Drug Event, CAEP, Montreal, QC, June 2010. (Oral Presentation)

Hohl CM, Brubacher J, Singer J. Emergency Physicians Attitudes about Routine Screening for Adverse Drug Events, CAEP, Montreal, QC, June 2010. (Oral Presentation)

2009

Hohl CM, Zed PJ, Abu-Laban RB, Brubacher JR & Loewen PS. Comparative Performance of Emergency Physicians and Clinical Pharmacists in Evaluating Patients for Drug-Related ED Visits. Poster presentation at the CAEP, Calgary, AB, June 2009.

Hohl CM, Zed PJ, Abu-Laban RB, Brubacher JR, Loewen PS. Emergency Physician Recognition of Drug-Related Visits to the Emergency Department. Poster presentation at CAEP, Calgary, AB, June 2009.

Hohl CM, Zed PJ, Abu-Laban RB, Brubacher JR, Loewen PS. Emergency Physician Recognition of Drug-Related Visits to the Emergency Department. Oral presentation at SAEM Conference 2009.

2008 & Earlier

Hohl CM, Abu-Laban R, Zed P et al. Patient-Reported Adverse Drug Related Events from Emergency Department Discharge Prescriptions. CAEP, Victoria, BC. June 2007 (oral) Can J of  Emerg Med 2007.9(3):193-194.

Hohl CM, Abu-Laban R, Zed P et al. Patient-Reported Adverse Drug Related Events from Emergency Department Discharge Prescriptions. SAEM, Chicago IL, USA. May 2007 (poster) Acad Emerg Med. 2007.14(5):S194.

Zed PJ, Abu-Laban RB, Balen RM, Loewen PS, Hohl CM et al. Drug-Related Visits to the Emergency Department of a Large Canadian Hospital: A Prospective Study. CAEP, Victoria, BC. June 2007 (oral) Can J of Emerg Med 2007.9(3):194-195.

Hohl CM, Robitaille C, Lord V et al. Emergency Physician Recognition of Adverse Drug Related Events in Elderly Patients Presenting to an Emergency Department. CAEP, Montreal, QC. May 2007 (poster) Can J of Emerg Med 2004; 6(3):171.

Hohl CM, Robitaille C, Lord V et al. Emergency Physician Recognition of Adverse Drug Related Events in Elderly Patients Presenting to an Emergency Department. SAEM, Orlando, FL, USA. May 2004 (oral) Acad Emerg Med 2004; 11:448.

Robitaille C, Lord V, Hohl CM et al. Frequency of adverse drug related events in elderly patients presenting to the emergency department. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, New Orleans, LA, USA. 2003 (poster).

Hohl CM, Robitaille C, Lord V et al. Frequency of adverse drug related events in elderly patients presenting to the emergency department. AMUQ, Quebec, QC. 2003 (oral).

Selected presentations and posters

In the News

CMAJ Podcasts, May 2015
Vanessa’s Law: need better system in place for MDs to document adverse drug reactions

CBC News, May 2015
“Vanessa’s Law not helping boost drug safety, ER doctor says”

Regulatory Focus, May 2015
Critics Call for Canada to Bolster New Drug Safety Law, Clarify Reporting Requirements

 The Vancouver Sun, Dec. 2015
“The province and computers: Finding out what works and why”

Times Colonist, Dec. 2015
“Province’s IT projects go over budget or miss key features”

The Tyee, June 2012
“In Emergency Rooms, a Potential ‘Hidden Epidemic”

Selected news stories

Other relevant research & resources

Important research is being conducted around the world to better understand how ADEs happen, and how to prevent them.

For more information on ADEs and related topics, explore the resources posted on:


Research highlight: Data Impact Challenge for preventable ADEs

ImagineNation Challenges tasks Canadian researchers to seek answers to important questions about our health and health system.

A team of researchers from ICES Western tackled the 2016 question, “To what extent does re-prescribing and re-dispensing of culprit drugs contribute to the burden of adverse drug events presenting to Canadian hospitals?”

ICES Western’s winning entry is summarized in the infographic below (click to view a larger PDF). To read the full submission, please visit the Data Impact Challenge page here.

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Articles of the Month

Every month, we post two research articles related to our research. Topics include ADEs and ADE prevention, technology design, information communication infrastructure, and systems implementation.

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