Dr Nancy Baxter: Data Mining

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G.306A Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester

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"Data mining: An example of issues and methodologies when introducing surgical safety techniques in Ontario."


Evidence from observational studies shows that the use of surgical safety checklists results in striking improvements in surgical outcomes; this has led to the rapid adoption of such checklists worldwide. However, the effect of mandatory adoption of surgical safety checklists is unclear. A policy encouraging the universal adoption of checklists by hospitals in Ontario, Canada, provided a natural experiment to assess the effectiveness of checklists in typical practice settings.


Dr Nancy Baxter is a colorectal surgeon from Toronto with an eye for large databases. She has made findings that have implications for all operating surgeons; chief executives who pay the indemnity bills; and researchers interested in using routinely collected data. Dr Baxter has extensive experience with the use of large databases for studying cancer including cancer registry and administrative data from Canada and the United States. Dr Baxter’s academic career lies in the field of health services research with a focus specifically on improving survivorship in cancer patients.


Refreshments will be served in the Atrium from 9.00

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G.306A Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester

Organiser Shirley.Thomasson@manchester.ac.uk

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Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences


Supported by the Health e-Research Centre and The Farr Institute

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