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Researcher: Buist, MD (Professor Michael Buist)

Fields of Research

Public Health and Health Services
Clinical Sciences
Intensive Care
Health Policy
Medical and Health Sciences
Studies in Human Society
Health Care Administration
Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution
Emergency Medicine

Research Objectives

Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response)
Health Policy Evaluation
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Justice and the Law
Law Reform
Injury Control
Legal Processes
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Rural Health
Diagnostic Methods
Health and Support Services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Identifying the hospitalised patient in crisis' - A consensus conference on the afferent limb of Rapid Response Systems; Resuscitation
Aetiology of hospital setting adverse events 1: limitations of the 'Swiss cheese' model; British journal of hospital medicine
Aetiology of hospital setting adverse events 2: ‘clinical futile cycles’; British journal of hospital medicine
An evidence-based framework to measure quality of allied health care; Health Research Policy and Systems
Association between clinically abnormal observations and subsequent in-hospital mortality: a prospective study; Resuscitation
Bedside electronic capture of clinical observations and automated clinical alerts to improve compliance with an Early Warning Score protocol; Critical Care and Resuscitation
Effects of a medical emergency team on reduction of incidence of and mortality from unexpected cardiac arrests in hospital: preliminary study; British Medical Journal
Getting more efficient Rapid Response System (RRS) utilization by the use of a general ward based deteriorating patient contract; Safety in Health
Hand profiling: A novel tool used to demonstrate hand hygiene technique; Healthcare Infection
How I nearly MET my maker: A story of clinical futile cycles; The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
In search of the “Holy Grail”: Will we ever prove the efficacy of Rapid Response Systems (RRS)?; Resuscitation
Medical-Setting Deaths and the Coroner: Laws, Penalties and Guidelines; Medical Journal of Australia
Mill's canons, neuro-muscular blockade (NMB), therapeutic hypothermia (TH), and outcomes from out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA); Resuscitation
Outcomes from out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA)? What really matters is the patient; Resuscitation: An Interdisciplinary Journal for The Dissemination of Clinical and Basic Science Research Relating to Acute Care Medicine and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Patient bedside observations: what could be simpler?; BMJ Quality and Safety
Patient safety 2012: Reporting in from the bedside of a regional Australian hospital; Australian Journal of Rural Health
Patient-Centered Care: Just Ask a Thoughtful Question and Listen; The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Rapid response systems; The Medical journal of Australia
Rapid response systems and collective (in)competence: An exploratory analysis of intraprofessional and interprofessional activation factors; Journal of Interprofessional Care
Rapid Response Systems: A mandatory system of care or an optional extra for bedside clinical staff?; The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Recognising clinical instability in hospital patients before cardiac arrest or unplanned admission to intensive care. A pilot study in a tertiary-care hospital; Medical Journal of Australia
Resource use, governance and case load of rapid response teams in Australia and New Zealand in 2014; Critical Care and Resuscitation
Six year audit of cardiac arrests and medical emergency team calls in an Australian outer metropolitan teaching hospital; British Medical Journal
Sperm removal and dead or dying patients: a dilemma for emergency departments and intensive care units; Medical Journal of Australia
The challenge of predicting in-hospital cardiac arrests and deaths; Textbook of Rapid Response Systems: Concept amd Implementation
The coronial reporting of medicalsetting deaths: A legal analysis of the variation in Australian jurisdictions; Melbourne University Law Review
The Rights and Interests of Doctors and Patients: Does the New Victorian Health Professions Registration Act 1995 Strike a Fair Balance?; Medical Journal of Australia
Treatment of comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with induced hypothermia; New England Journal of Medicine
Utilization of beds on the general medical unit by 'non acute medical' patients: a retrospective study of incidence and cost in two Tasmanian regional medical hospital units; Internal Medicine Journal
What is an appropriate social scenario for staff and students at an Australian Rural Clinical School? A survey of 4th and 5th year medical student’s resident in rural Tasmania; Journal of Contemporary Medical Education
What stops hospital clinical staff from following protocols? An analysis of the incidence and factors behind the failure of bedside clinical staff to activate the rapid response system in a multi-campus Australian metropolitan healthcare service; BMJ Quality and Safety
What went wrong with the quality and safety agenda? An essay by Michael Buist and Sarah Middleton; British Medical Journal
Why don't hospital staff activate the rapid response system (RRS)? How frequently is it needed and can the process be improved?; Implementation Science

Research Projects

The Identification of the 'Non-medical' Acute Medical Hospital Admission in a Regional Australian Hospital; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)

Research Candidate Supervision