Research

Guideline Publications

Anti-infective Guidelines for Community-acquired Infections. Anti-infective Review Panel. Toronto: MUMS Guideline Clearinghouse; 2001, 2005, 2010, 2012 , 2013.

Tools for the Primary Care of Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative. Toronto: Surrey Place / MUMS Guideline Clearinghouse; 2012. Also available in French

Hypertension Guidelines for Family Medicine - 2008 Edition. Hypertension Review Panel. Toronto: MUMS Guideline Clearinghouse; 2008.

Anemia Guidelines for Family Medicine - 2nd Edition. Anemia Review Panel. Toronto: MUMS Guideline Clearinghouse; 2008.

Respiratory (Asthma/COPD) Guidelines for Family Practice - 2nd Edition. Respiratory Review Panel. Toronto: MUMS Guideline Clearinghouse; 2007.

Guidelines for the Management of Anemia - 1st Edition. Anemia Review Panel. Toronto: MUMS Guideline Clearinghouse; 2004.

Guidelines for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care, Anxiety Review Panel. Bradwejn J, Evans M, Dunn L (Eds.). (2000). Queen's Printer, Toronto, Canada.

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment of Depression - 1st Edition. Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatment. (1999) Toronto, Canada.

Guidelines for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - 1st Edition.Canadian Respiratory Review Panel. (1998) OTI/MUMS, Toronto, Canada.

Lignes directrices pour le traitement de la maladie pulmonaire obstructive chronique (MPOC) - 1re Édition. Comité de revision canadien en pneumologie. (1998) OTI/MUMS, Toronto, Canada.

 

Academic Detailing Trials

  1. Dunn, LA. and Pilla NJ. Development and evaluation of a community based educational outreach program on H2 antagonists. Report submitted to the Centre for the Evaluation of Medicine, Hamilton and the Ontario Ministry of Health. 1994.
  2. Rosser WW, Davis D, Dunn LA, Pilla J, Anderson G, Hux J, Carter J, Shear N. A randomized control trial of two techniques to improve prescription drug utilization: academic detailing and small group learning. A report submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Health, June 1997.
  3. Anderson, G., Hux, J., Davis, D., Pilla, J., Dunn, L, Rosser, W., Fielding, D. A randomized controlled trial of educational outreach as a method to change prescription practice: Feasibility, selection bias and efficacy. A report submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Health, September, 1997.
  4. Multi-site, cross Canada academic detailing: Focus on anxiety and sleep disorders. Report submitted as one site of a cross-Canada Health Transition Fund initiative, 2001.
  5. Implementation of Guidelines for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD): A comparison of Three Methods. Dunn LA, Rosser WW, Bradley C, Pilla J. American Thoracic Society 96th International Conference, Toronto, May 5-10, 2000. (An RCT of academic detailing vs. industry detailing vs. control using standardized, independent materials: Focus on COPD).

 

Improving Medication Use in the Community

Papers

Stewart J, Pilla J, and Dunn L (2000). Pilot study for appropriate anti-infective community therapy: Effect of a guideline-based strategy to optimize use of antibiotics. Can Fam Phys., 46:851-859.

Dunn LA, Rosser WW, Meuser J, Pilla NJ, Stewart JI. Partners for Appropriate Anti-infective Community Therapy (PAACT): Development of a Primary Care Guideline Implementation Network. Report submitted to Health Canada, March 2001; also presented at Health Transition Fund workshops in Winnipeg, MN and Vancouver, BC in May 2001.

Pilla NJ, Dunn LA, Pilla A, Seto A, Einarson T. An evaluation of the limited drug use system of the Ontario Drug Benefit Program: A targeted DUR of omeprazole and selegiline. Report submitted to Drug Programs Branch, Ontario Ministry of Health, 1994.

Presentations

Martino F, Dunn L, McKeown D, Meuser J, Pilla J, Stewart J, Rosser W. Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto and Peel Public Health. Public Health and Family Medicine Partnership to Improve Antibiotic Use in the Community Setting: Results of a Prospective Educational Intervention Program. 52nd Annual Ontario Public Health Association Conference, Waterloo, Nov. 5-7, 2001.

Rosser WW, Dunn LA, Pilla NJ. A Gap Too Wide: Transferring Evidence into Practice for the Benefit of the Population. 28th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research group (NAPCRG), Florida, Nov. 4-7th, 2000.

Dunn LA, Stewart JI, Meuser J, Pilla NJ, Rosser WW. Development of a Primary Care Guideline Implementation Network: The PAACT Project. College of Family Physicians of Canada, Family Medicine Forum, Ottawa, Oct. 18-22nd, 2000.

Dunn LA, Rosser WW, Pilla NJ. Evolution of the Development Process for Family Practice Guidelines: The Canadian Experience. 27th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), San Diego, 1999.

Rosser WW, Evans M, Pilla J, Dunn L. Moving towards Optimal Prescribing in Ontario. 27th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), San Diego, 1999.

Pilla J, Dunn L, and Stewart J. Implementation of the Ontario Anti-infective Guidelines for Community Acquired Infections: A Multi-Stakeholder Community Pilot Project. 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Ottawa, June 7-10, 1998.

Rosser W, Davis D, Dunn LA, Pilla J, Anderson G, Hux J, Carter J, Shear N. Development and Evaluation of Academic Detailing and Small group Learning Models for dissemination of Clinical Practice Guidelines. Sunnybrook Hospital, Medical Research rounds, April, 1997.

Dunn LA, Pilla J, Rosser WW, Davis D. Pitfalls and Practicalities in Developing Alternative CME Delivery Methods: Academic Detailing in Ontario. Continuing Medical Education (CME) Alliance Conference, New Orleans, February 1997.

Narine L. and Dunn L. Health Outcomes Measurement. Community Partnerships Conference. Sault Saint Marie, Ontario, November 1996.

Dunn LA and Pilla J. Clinical Practice Guidelines: Development and Applications. Canadian Association of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs (CAPRA) Conference, Boulevard Club, Toronto, November 1996.

Dunn LA. The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Clinical Prescribing Guidelines. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, February 1996.

Dunn LA, Muzzin LJ and Hornosty RW. Women in Pharmacy in Ontario, Canada: a Four-decade Perspective. 7th Social Pharmacy conference, University of London, London, England, July 1992.

Dunn LA, Muzzin LJ, Hornosty RW. Career Patterns of Female Pharmacists in Ontario: Focus on Extent and Impact of Career Interruption. Presented at the meeting of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association, WinnipegManitoba, May, 1992.

Saari M, Dunn LA and Muzzin LJ. Interviewing the Very Elderly. International Qualitative Analysis Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, May 1992.

 

Poster Presentations

Meuser J, Dunn L, Jordan J, Martino F, Pilla J, Stewart J, Rosser WW. Evaluation of an Interprofessional Education Pilot: Focus on Community-acquired Infectious Disease. North American Primary Care Research Conference, Quebec City, Oct.15-18.

Continuing Medical Education (CME): A Preliminary Examination of Availability, Quality and Funding Models. Cheung, J, University of Toronto, Ontario. Dunn L, Martino F, Meuser J, Pilla J. College of Family Physicians of Canada, FMF 2003, October 23-25, 2003, Calgary, AB.

Community-Hospital-Research Collaboration to Develop and Implement an MRSA Treatment Protocol. East York MRSA Community Protocol Working Group: Meuser J, University of Toronto. Boodoosingh S, Downey J, Dunn L, Froggatt P, O’Grady S, Hooper D, Lynch S, Martino F, Matthews B, Penneycad D, Pilla J, Rajsic C, Souray D, Steeves S. 31st Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), Banff, AB, Oct. 25-28, 2003.

PAACT (Partners for Appropriate Anti-infective Community Therapy): Exploring the Utility of MainPro-C Post-Reflective Exercises for Program Evaluation and CQI. Dunn A , University of Toronto, ON, Dunn L , Jordan J , Martino F, Meuser J, Pilla NJ , Stewart J, Rosser WW. College of Family Physicians of Canada, FMF 2002, Montreal, November, 2002.

Martino F, Dunn L, McKeown D, Meuser J, Pilla J, Stewart J, Rosser W. Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto and Peel Public Health. Public Health and Family Medicine Partnership to Improve Antibiotic Use in the Community Setting: Results of a Prospective Educational Intervention Program. 52nd Annual Ontario Public Health Association Conference, Waterloo, Ontario, Nov 5-7, 2001.

Optimizing Antibiotic Prescribing in the community Setting: Results of a Prospective Educational Program. Pilla NJ, Dunn LA and Dranitsaris G. Partners for Appropriate Anti-infective Community Therapy (PAACT), and University Health Network/Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada. 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Philadelphia, June 6-9, 2001.

Development of a Primary Care Guideline Implementation Network in Ontario. Stewart JI, Dunn LA, Martino F, Meuser J, Pilla NJ, Rosser WW. 28th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research group (NAPCRG), Florida, Nov. 4-7th, 2000.

Validation of a Canadian Critical Appraisal Tool for Evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines. Dunn L, Rosser WW, De Villa E, Miller B, Pilla J, Lawrence K, Parboosingh J, Streiner D. 3rd International conference on the Scientific Basis of Health Services. Toronto, Canada.

Development of a Critical Appraisal Tool for Family Practice Guidelines. Dunn L, Davis D, Howard-Tripp J, Miller E, Parboosingh J, Pilla J, Rosser, WW. 14th Annual Meeting of the International society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Ottawa, June 7-10, 1998.

Development and Implementation of Ontario Anti-infective Guidelines. Dunn L, Pilla J and Rosser WW. Canadian Medical Association (CMA) conference, ‘Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines Workshop’. Ottawa, November 1996.

Pilla NJ, Dunn LA, Rosser WW, Lindberg MC.The Development of Community-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Anti-infectives. Meeting of EURO-DURG (Drug Utilization Research Group), Budapest, Hungary, April 1996.

The Collaborative Development of Family Practice Guidelines for the Use of Anti-infective Agents: the Ontario Experience. Pilla J, Dunn L, Rosser WW, Lindberg MC. North American Primary Care Physicians Conference (NAPCRG), Toronto, October, 1994.

An evaluation of the limited drug use system of the Ontario Drug Benefit Program: A targeted drug utilization review of omeprazole and selegiline. Pilla NJ, Dunn LA, Seto A, Einarson TR, Pilla A. Drug Utilization and Quality of Care Meeting of the WHO Drug Utilization Research Group, Oxford, UK, March 1993.

The development and evaluation of a community-based drug use review (DUR) model. Pilla NJ, Einarson TR, Dunn LA, Ilersich AL, Pillon L. Drug Utilization and Quality of Care Meeting of the WHO Drug Utilization Research Group, Oxford, UK, March 1993.