Patricia L. Trbovich

Trbovich, Patricia

Patricia Trbovich | Assistant Professor
BA (Ottawa), MA (Carleton), PhD (Carleton)

Main Appointments

  • Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Academic Research Lead, Centre for eHealth Innovation, University Health Network (UHN)

Contact Information

R. Fraser Elliott Building, 190 Elizabeth Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2C4 Canada

+1 416 340-4800, extension 7180 (office)
patricia.trbovich@uhn.on.ca (email)


Research Themes

Research Interests

Assessing how environments, technology, workflow processes, and human characteristics affect patient safety and the overall healthcare system. Her current research interests include the analysis of technology-related issues within the context of existing healthcare practices and the development of recommendations to improve technology effectiveness and safety.

Select Publications

Pinkney S, Trbovich P, Fan M, Rothwell S, Cafazzo J and Easty A (2010). Do smart pumps actually reduce medication errors? Human Factors Horizons, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, 64-69.

Trbovich, P.L., Prakash, V., Stewart, J., Trip, K. and Savage, P. (2010). Interruptions during the Delivery of High Risk Medications. Journal Of Nursing Administration, 40 (5), 211-218.

Trbovich, P. L., Pinkney, S., Cafazzo, J.A. and Easty, A. C. (2010). A Comparison of Traditional and Smart Pump Infusion Technology on Nurse Medication Administration Performance. Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 19(5), 430-434.

White, R. E., Trbovich, P. L., Savage, P., Trip, K., Hyland, S. and Easty, A. C. (2010). Checking it twice: An evaluation of checklists for medication error-detection at the bedside using a chemotherapy model. Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 19, 562-567.

Cafazzo, J. A., Trbovich, P.L., Cassano-Piche, A., Chagpar, A., Rossos, P. G., Vicente, K. J. and Easty, A. C. Human Factors Perspectives on a Systemic Approach to Ensuring a Safer Medication Delivery Process, Healthcare Quarterly, Vol. 12, Special Issue 2009.

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