quality improvement • patient safety • high value healthcare • antibiotic stewardship • polypharmacy
My research focuses on high value healthcare, which is the optimal use of medications, tests, and procedures to improve patient safety and outcomes while minimizing unnecessary harms and financial costs. I am very interested in the Choosing Wisely movement and conduct research to facilitate and evaluate its impact. I also perform research in infectious diseases focusing around antibiotic resistant organisms, how they are treated in clinical practice and the associated outcomes.
McDonald EG, Lee TC. Reduction of Central Venous Catheter Use in Medical Inpatients Through Regular Physician Audits Using an Online Tool. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul;175(7):1232-4. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1292. PMID: 25938203.
McDonald EG, Milligan J, Frenette C, Lee TC. Continuous Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy and the Associated Risk of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May;175(5):784-91. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.42. PMID: 25730198.
McDonald EG, Jones J, Green L, Jayaraman D, Lee TC. Reduction of inappropriate exit prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors: A before-after study using education paired with a web-based quality-improvement tool. J Hosp Med. 2015 May;10(5):281-6. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2330. Epub 2015 Feb 24. PMID: 25708942.
Lee TC, Frenette C, Jayaraman D, Green L, Pilote L. Antibiotic self-stewardship: trainee-led structured antibiotic time-outs to improve antimicrobial use. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Nov 18;161(10 Suppl):S53-8. doi: 10.7326/M13-3016. PMID: 25402404.
McDonald EG, Dounaevskaia V, Lee TC. Inpatient attire: an opportunity to improve the patient experience. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Nov;174(11):1865-7. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4513. PMID: 25243740.