Patricia L. Trbovich

Trbovich, Patricia

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

Main Appointments

  • Badeau Family Research Chair in Patient Safety & Quality Improvement, North York General Hospital
  • Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Faculty, Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health (TECHNA), University Health Network

Contact Information

Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto
155 College Street, Suite 425
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M6

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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