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Colin Curtain

Lecturer in Pharmacy - Online Courses

Room 3014 , Pharmacy

+61 3 6226 1096 (phone)

Colin.curtain@utas.edu.au

Doctor Colin Curtain is Lecturer in online courses in Pharmacy, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health.

Biography

Colin completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Tasmania in 1988. Since then he has worked primarily as a community pharmacist for various pharmacies in Tasmania, and a briefly in hospital pharmacy (Royal Hobart Hospital). In 2010 he completed honours (first class), thesis: Computerised decision support systems in pharmacy practice. Colin developed IT skills through completing a Graduate Diploma of Computing in 2011. In 2014 Colin continued this theme through completing a PhD on the Evaluation of clinical decision support provided by medication review software. Colin joined UMORE in 2008 to work on the PROMISe project, recording clinical interventions performed by community pharmacists, which had led to a funded pharmacy practice service. He has a personal interest in information technology which brings a useful perspective to the group.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree Thesis titleUniversityCountryDate

PhD

Evaluation of clinical decision support provided by medication review software

University of Tasmania

Australia

2014

BPharm (1st Class Hons)

Computerised decision support systems in pharmacy practice

University of Tasmania

Australia

2010

Languages (other than English)

Some German

Memberships

Professional practice

Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of  Australia

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Colin teaches the online units CSA727 Critiquing Research Literature (available in courses M4L, M4Q, M4S, M7F) and CSA500 Advanced Pharmacology and Medication Management in Paramedicine. Colin manages Masters of Clinical Pharmacy research online units CSA711 to CSA715. Colin also teaches into first year Bachelor of Pharmacy undergraduate unit CSA103 Pharmacy in Healthcare.

Teaching responsibility

Units taught:

Courses in which units are taught:

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Expertise

Colin has an interest in aged care, clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice, particularly with a health informatics aspect. Specific interests include medications in older people and in the capacity of information technology to prevent, detect and resolve drug-related problems.

Research Themes

Colin's research aligns with the University's research theme of Better Health. Colin has an interest in aged care, clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice, particularly with a health informatics aspect. Specific interests include medications in older people and in the capacity of information technology to prevent, detect and resolve drug-related problems.

Fields of Research

  • Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice (321403)
  • Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (321402)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences (321499)
  • Basic pharmacology (321401)
  • Pharmaceutical sciences (321405)
  • Health care administration (420306)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Rheumatology and arthritis (320223)
  • Health informatics and information systems (420308)
  • Paramedicine (320219)
  • Digital health (420302)
  • Intensive care (320212)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Toxicology (incl. clinical toxicology) (321407)
  • Acute care (420501)

Research Objectives

  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions (200101)
  • Prevention of human diseases and conditions (200104)
  • Expanding knowledge in the health sciences (280112)
  • Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services) (200301)
  • Health policy evaluation (200205)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Women's and maternal health (200509)
  • Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs) (200206)
  • Efficacy of medications (200102)
  • Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences (280115)
  • Provision of health and support services (200399)
  • Treatment of human diseases and conditions (200105)
  • Application software packages (220401)

Publications

Total publications

69

Highlighted publications

(1 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2013Journal ArticleCurtain CM, Bindoff IK, Westbury JL, Peterson GM, 'A comparison of prescribing criteria when applied to older community-based patients', Drugs and Aging, 30, (11) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1170-229X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40266-013-0116-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Westbury JL; Peterson GM

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Journal Article

(43 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Ali S, Salahudeen MS, Bereznicki LRE, Curtain CM, 'Pharmacist-led interventions to reduce adverse drug events in older people living in residential aged care facilities: a systematic review', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology ISSN 0306-5251 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/bcp.14824 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ali S; Salahudeen MS; Bereznicki LRE

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2021Bezabhe WM, Bereznicki LR, Radford J, Wimmer BC, Curtain C, et al., 'Ten-Year trends in the use of oral anticoagulants in Australian general practice patients with atrial fibrillation', Frontiers in Pharmacology, 12 Article 586370. ISSN 1663-9812 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2021.586370 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bezabhe WM; Bereznicki LR; Radford J; Wimmer BC; Salahudeen MS; Peterson GM

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2021Chong J, Curtain C, Gad F, Passam F, Soo G, et al., 'Development and implementation of venous thromboembolism stewardship across a hospital network', International Journal of Medical Informatics, 155 pp. 1-9. ISSN 1386-5056 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2021.104575 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Haar GS, Vasudevan A, Curtain CM, van Langenberg DR, 'Assessing adherence to infusion-based biologic therapies in patients with inflammatory bowel disease', Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 17, (8) pp. 1420-1425. ISSN 1551-7411 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2020.10.011 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Schwertmann C, Curtain C, Peterson G, 'Assessing the quality of pharmacy journals accessible to community pharmacists', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics pp. 1-6. ISSN 0269-4727 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jcpt.13444 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Peterson G

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2020Abduo H, Curtain C, Nashwa O, 'Use of smartphone applications for diabetes management in Kuwait: a pilot study', Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 24, (2) pp. 111-125. ISSN 1539-8285 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/15398285.2020.1750827 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Bezabhe WM, Bereznicki LR, Radford J, Wimmer BC, Curtain C, et al., 'Factors influencing oral anticoagulant use in patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation', European Journal of Clinical Investigation, 51, (5) Article e13457. ISSN 0014-2972 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/eci.13457 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bezabhe WM; Bereznicki LR; Radford J; Wimmer BC; Salahudeen MS; Peterson GM

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2020Curtain CM, Chang JY, Cousins J, Parameswaran Nair N, Bereznicki B, et al., 'Medication regimen complexity index prediction of adverse drug reaction-related hospital admissions', The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 54, (10) Article 996-1000. ISSN 1060-0280 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1060028020919188 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Cousins J; Parameswaran Nair N; Bereznicki B; Bereznicki L

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2020Emmerton L, Curtain C, Swaminathan G, Dowling H, 'Development and exploratory analysis of software to detect look-alike, sound-alike medicine names', International Journal of Medical Informatics, 137 pp. 1-6. ISSN 1386-5056 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2020.104119 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Hussain Z, Peterson GM, Mirkazemi C, Curtain C, Zaidi STR, 'Risk of venous thromboembolism, use of enoxaparin and clinical outcomes in obese patients undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery: a retrospective study', Medicine, 99, (19) Article e20174. ISSN 0304-5412 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000020174 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hussain Z; Peterson GM; Mirkazemi C; Zaidi STR

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2020Zaidi AS, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Curtain CM, Salahudeen MS, 'Outcomes of medication misadventure among people with cognitive impairment or dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis', The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 55, (4) pp. 530-542. ISSN 1060-0280 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1060028020949125 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Salahudeen MS

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2019Dang CPL, Toh L, Cooling N, Jackson S, Curtain C, et al., 'Updating and validating quality prescribing indicators for use in Australian general practice', Australian Journal of Primary Health pp. A-L. ISSN 1836-7399 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PY19060 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Toh L; Cooling N; Jackson S; Thompson A; Peterson G

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2019Hussain Z, Curtain C, Mirkazemi C, Gadd K, Peterson GM, et al., 'Prophylactic cefazolin dosing and surgical site infections: does the dose matter in obese patients?', Obesity Surgery, 29, (1) pp. 159-165. ISSN 0960-8923 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11695-018-3497-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12

Co-authors: Hussain Z; Mirkazemi C; Gadd K; Peterson GM; Zaidi STR

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2019Hussain Z, Gadd K, Curtain C, Mirkazemi C, Peterson GM, et al., 'Anaesthetists' drug dosing practices in class III obese surgical patients: A bi-national survey', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care pp. 1-6. ISSN 0310-057X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0310057X19886596 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Hussain Z; Mirkazemi C; Peterson GM; Zaidi STR

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2018Angamo MT, Chalmers L, Curtain CM, Yilma D, Bereznicki L, 'Mortality from adverse drug reaction-related hospitalizations in south-west Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 43, (6) pp. 790-798. ISSN 0269-4727 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jcpt.12702 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Angamo MT; Chalmers L; Bereznicki L

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2018Hunt KV, Harding AM, Taylor SE, Curtain C, 'Evaluation of medication dose omissions amongst inpatients in a hospital using an electronic Medication Management System', Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 24, (4) pp. 688-694. ISSN 1356-1294 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jep.12944 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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2018Hussain Z, Curtain C, Mirkazemi C, Zaidi STR, 'Peri-operative medication dosing in adult obese elective surgical patients: a systematic review of clinical studies', Clinical drug investigation, 38, (8) pp. 673-693. ISSN 1173-2563 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40261-018-0662-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Hussain Z; Mirkazemi C; Zaidi STR

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2018Li R, Curtain C, Bereznicki L, Zaidi STR, 'Community pharmacists' knowledge and perspectives of reporting adverse drug reactions in Australia: a cross‑sectional survey', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 40, (4) pp. 878--889. ISSN 2210-7703 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11096-018-0700-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Li R; Bereznicki L; Zaidi STR

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2018Parameswaran Nair N, Chalmers L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki BJ, Curtain CM, et al., 'Prospective identification versus administrative coding of adverse drug reaction‐related hospitalizations in the elderly: a comparative analysis', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 27, (11) pp. 1281-1285. ISSN 1053-8569 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/pds.4667 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Parameswaran Nair N; Chalmers L; Peterson GM; Bereznicki BJ; Bereznicki LR

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2017Angamo MT, Curtain CM, Chalmers L, Yilma D, Bereznicki L, 'Predictors of adverse drug reaction-related hospitalisation in Southwest Ethiopia: A prospective cross-sectional study', PLoS One, 12, (10) Article e0186631. ISSN 1932-6203 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186631 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Angamo MT; Chalmers L; Bereznicki L

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2017Boughton S, Chen L, Kidson-Gerber G, Curtain C, Zaidi STR, et al., 'Intravenous iron sucrose and ferric carboxymaltose in pregnant patients: an observational study of maternal efficacy and tolerance', Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 47, (6) pp. 419-425. ISSN 1445-937X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jppr.1265 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Zaidi STR

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2017Mandoh M, Curtain CM, 'Quality of claims and references found in Australian pharmacy journal advertisements', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 25, (5) pp. 365-370. ISSN 0961-7671 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12326 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2017Parameswaran Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki BJ, Curtain C, Peterson GM, et al., 'Adverse drug reaction-related hospitalizations in elderly Australians: A prospective cross-sectional study in two Tasmanian hospitals', Drug Safety, 40, (7) pp. 597-606. ISSN 0114-5916 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40264-017-0528-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Parameswaran Nair N; Chalmers L; Bereznicki BJ; Peterson GM; Connolly M; Bereznicki LR

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2017Parameswaran Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki BJ, Curtain C, Peterson GM, et al., 'Authors' Reply to Mona Kargar and Colleagues' Comment on 'Adverse Drug Reaction-Related Hospitalizations in Elderly Australians: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Study in Two Tasmanian Hospitals'', Drug Safety pp. 1-2. ISSN 0114-5916 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1007/s40264-017-0613-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Parameswaran Nair N; Chalmers L; Bereznicki BJ; Peterson GM; Connolly M; Bereznicki LR

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2017Parameswaran Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki BJ, Curtain CM, Bereznicki LR, 'Repeat adverse drug reaction-related hospital admissions in elderly Australians: a retrospective study at the Royal Hobart Hospital', Drugs & Aging, 34, (10) ISSN 1170-229X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40266-017-0490-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Parameswaran Nair N; Chalmers L; Bereznicki BJ; Bereznicki LR

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2016Angamo MT, Chalmers L, Curtain CM, Bereznicki LRE, 'Adverse-drug-reaction-related hospitalisations in developed and developing countries: a review of prevalence and contributing factors', Drug Safety, 39, (9) pp. 847-857. ISSN 0114-5916 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40264-016-0444-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Chalmers L; Bereznicki LRE

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2016Curtain CM, Williams M, Cousins JM, Peterson GM, Winzenberg T, 'Vitamin D supplementation in Tasmanian nursing home residents', Drugs and Aging, 33, (10) pp. 747-754. ISSN 1170-229X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40266-016-0398-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Williams M; Cousins JM; Peterson GM; Winzenberg T

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2016McLarin PE, Peterson GM, Curtain CM, Nishtala PS, Hannan PJ, et al., 'Impact of residential medication management reviews on anticholinergic burden in aged care residents', Current medical research and opinion, 32, (1) pp. 123-131. ISSN 0300-7995 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1185/03007995.2015.1105794 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: McLarin PE; Peterson GM; Castelino RL

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2016Parameswaran Nair N, Chalmers L, Connolly M, Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, et al., 'Prediction of hospitalization due to adverse drug reactions in elderly community-dwelling patients (The PADR-EC Score)', PLoS One, 11, (10) pp. 1-17. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165757 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 29

Co-authors: Parameswaran Nair N; Chalmers L; Connolly M; Bereznicki BJ; Peterson GM; Castelino RL; Bereznicki LRE

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2016Rotheram A, Harris W, Curtain C, Nihil D, 'Serotonin toxicity: Implications for clinical practice', Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 13, (3) Article 5. ISSN 2202-7270 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Rotheram A; Harris W

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2015Sullivan A, Gilbar P, Curtain C, 'Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Cancer Patients in Rural Australia', Integrative Cancer Therapies, 14, (4) pp. 350-358. ISSN 1534-7354 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1534735415580679 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 26

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2014Curtain C, Peterson GM, 'Review of computerized clinical decision support in community pharmacy', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 39, (4) pp. 343-348. ISSN 0269-4727 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jcpt.12168 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Peterson GM

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2014Gheewala PA, Peterson GM, Curtain CM, Nishtala PS, Hannan PJ, et al., 'Impact of the pharmacist medication review services on drug-related problems and potentially inappropriate prescribing of renally cleared medications in residents of aged care facilities', Drugs and Aging, 31, (11) pp. 825-835. ISSN 1170-229X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40266-014-0208-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 55Web of Science - 56

Co-authors: Gheewala PA; Peterson GM; Castelino RL

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2013Bindoff IK, Peterson GM, Curtain CM, 'Computer system to support medication reviews: a good but not new concept', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36, (2) pp. 218-219. ISSN 2210-7711 (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1007/s11096-013-9883-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Peterson GM

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2013Curtain C, Bindoff I, Westbury J, Peterson G, 'An investigation into drug-related problems identifiable by commercial medication review software', Australasian Medical Journal, 6, (4) pp. 183-188. ISSN 1836-1935 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4066/AMJ.2013.1637 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Bindoff I; Westbury J; Peterson G

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2013Curtain CM, Bindoff IK, Westbury JL, Peterson GM, 'A comparison of prescribing criteria when applied to older community-based patients', Drugs and Aging, 30, (11) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1170-229X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40266-013-0116-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Westbury JL; Peterson GM

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2011Curtain C, Peterson GM, Tenni P, Bindoff IK, Williams M, 'Outcomes of a decision support prompt in community pharmacy dispensing software to promote step-down of proton pump inhibitor therapy', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 71, (5) pp. 780-784. ISSN 0306-5251 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2125.2010.03890.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni P; Bindoff IK; Williams M

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2011Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, Williams Mackenzie, Curtain CM, et al., 'Does involvement in continuing professional development influence rates of interventions by community pharmacists? Findings from PROMISe III', Australian Pharmacist, 30, (1) pp. 6-7. ISSN 0728-4632 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Williams Mackenzie; Hughes Josephine

2011Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, Williams Mackenzie, Curtain CM, et al., 'Does workload influence intervention rates?', Australian Pharmacist, 30, (2) pp. 85-87. ISSN 0728-4632 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Williams Mackenzie; Hughes Josephine

2011Williams M, Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, Curtain C, et al., 'Drug-Related Problems Detected in Australian Community Pharmacies: The PROMISe Trial', The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 45, (9) pp. 1067-1076. ISSN 1542-6270 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1345/aph.1Q138 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Williams M; Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Hughes J; Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL

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2010Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, Williams M, Curtain CM, et al., 'Does Clinical knowledge influence rates of interventions by community pharmacists? Findings from PROMISe III', Australian Pharmacist, 29, (12) pp. 1004. ISSN 0728-4632 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Williams M; Hughes J

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2010Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, Williams Mackenzie, Curtain CM, et al., 'PROMISe to secure future of community pharmacy', Australian Pharmacist, 29, (9) pp. 754. ISSN 0728-4632 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Williams Mackenzie; Hughes Josephine

2010Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, Williams Mackenzie, Curtain CM, et al., 'PROMISe results: common drugs and their problems in community pharmacy interventions', Australian Pharmacist, 29, (10) pp. 839-840. ISSN 0728-4632 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Williams Mackenzie; Hughes Josephine

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Conference Publication

(25 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Gad F, Chong J, Burke R, Levy R, Soo G, et al., 'Successful implementation of pharmacist-led VTE stewardship program: the road from reactive to proactive intervention', 2020 Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) Virtual Congress, 21-22 November 2020, Online (2020) [Conference Extract]

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2019Dowling H, Swaminathan G, Shipp D, Leahy C, Curtain C, et al., 'Automated Screening of Look-Alike, Sound-Alike Medicine Names for Safety', Health Informatics Conference, 12 August 2019, Melbourne, Australia (2019) [Conference Extract]

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2018Thompson A, Cousins J, Curtain C, Williams M, 'Magnesium deficiency with proton pump inhibitors: is it more common than we thought?', NPS MedicineWise Conference, National Medicine Symposium (NMS), 30 May - 1 June 2018, Canberra, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thompson A; Cousins J; Williams M

2018Thompson A, Curtain C, Williams M, Toh L, 'Denosumab - How can we optimise use?', NPS MedicineWise Conference, National Medicine Symposium (NMS), 30 May - 1 June 2018, Canberra, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thompson A; Williams M; Toh L

2018Thompson AJ, Curtain C, 'Aspirin therapy: how well do general practice medication profiles reflect reality', NPS MedicineWise Conference, National Medicine Symposium (NMS), 30 May - 1 June 2018, Canberra, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thompson AJ

2017Parameswaran Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki B, Curtain C, Connolly M, et al., 'Readmissions to hospital due to adverse drug reactions in elderly Australians', ISPOR 22nd Annual International Conference, 20-24 May 2017, Boston (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Parameswaran Nair N; Chalmers L; Bereznicki B; Connolly M; Bereznicki L

2017Parameswaran Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki B, Curtain CM, Connolly M, et al., 'Repeat Adverse Drug Reactions-related Hospital Admissions in Elderly Australians', International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 22nd Annual International Meeting, 20-24 May 2017, Boston (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Parameswaran Nair N; Chalmers L; Bereznicki B; Bereznicki L

2016Parameswaran Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki BJ, Curtain CM, Peterson GM, et al., 'Adverse drug reaction-related hospitalisation in older patients - A prospective analysis in two hospitals', APSA Annual Conference 2016, 2-5 December, 2016, Sydney, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Parameswaran Nair N; Chalmers L; Bereznicki BJ; Peterson GM; Connolly MJ; Bereznicki LRE

2015Chalmers L, Scott BE, Curtain CM, Bereznicki LRE, 'Tasmanian hospital clinicians' attitudes regarding stroke prevention in atrial', Medicines Management 2015: The 41st SHPA National Conference, 3-6 December, 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 82. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chalmers L; Bereznicki LRE

2015Parameswaran Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki BJ, Castelino RL, Peterson GM, et al., 'Development of a Score to Predict Hospitalisation due to Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Patients', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Parameswaran Nair N; Chalmers L; Bereznicki BJ; Castelino RL; Peterson GM; Connolly MJ; Bereznicki LRE

2015Parameswaran Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, Curtain CM, et al., 'Development of a Score to Predict Hospitalisation due to Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Patients', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Parameswaran Nair N; Chalmers L; Bereznicki BJ; Peterson GM; Connolly MJ; Bereznicki LRE

2015Scott BE, Curtain CM, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, 'Clinicians' attitudes and perceptions regarding stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Scott BE, Curtain CM, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, 'Clinicians' attitudes and perceptions regarding stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chalmers L; Bereznicki LRE

2015Williams Mackenzie, Cousins JM, Curtain CM, Peterson GM, Winzenberg TM, 'Preliminary results of Vitamin D supplementation in residents of aged care facilities', APSA ASCEPT Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Williams Mackenzie; Cousins JM; Peterson GM; Winzenberg TM

2014Bindoff I, Curtain C, Peterson G, Westbury J, Ling T, 'Problems detected by a ripple-down rules based medication review decision support system: are they relevant?', Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Smart Systems and Services: Proceedings of the 13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, 1-2 December, 2014, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 59-68. ISBN 9783319133317 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bindoff I; Peterson G; Westbury J; Ling T

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2014Boughton S, Henry A, Chen L, Curtain CM, Zaidi ST, et al., 'Intravenous iron use in pregnancy: comparison of ferric carboxymaltose and iron sucrose', 40th SHPA National Conference, 11-14 September, 2014, Darwin, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2012Curtain C, Bindoff I, Westbury J, Peterson G, 'Validation of decision support software for identification of drug-related problems in home medicines reviews', Making an Impact: 11th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing - Abstracts and Proceedings, 19-20 November, Brisbane, Queensland Australia, pp. 94-97. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bindoff I; Westbury J; Peterson G

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2012Curtain C, Bindoff I, Westbury J, Peterson G, 'An investigation into the types of drug related problems that can and cannot be identified by commercial medication review software', Second Australian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Health: AIH 2012 Workshop Proceedings, 4 December, 2012, Sydney, Australia, pp. 11-20. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Curtain CM, Bindoff IK, Westbury JL, Peterson GM, 'Can software assist the home medicines review process by identifying clinically relevant drug-related problems?', Joint Ascept-APSA 2012 Conference Final Program and Abstract book, 2-5 December, Sydney, Australia, pp. 79. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Westbury JL; Peterson GM

2012Curtain CM, Peterson GM, Bindoff IK, Westbury JL, 'Validation of decision support software for home medicines review', Graduate Research website, 6-7 September, University of Tasmania Hobart, pp. online. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bindoff IK; Westbury JL

2010Hughes Josephine, Ellerton LC, Tenni PC, Peterson GM, Williams Mackenzie, et al., 'PROMISe III Clinical interventions: The perils of prescriptions', Pharmacy Practice Research Summit 2010 Program, 2-4 March 2010, Rydges Lakeside Canberra , pp. 18. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hughes Josephine; Ellerton LC; Tenni PC; Peterson GM; Williams Mackenzie; Bindoff IK

2010Hughes Josephine, Williams Mackenzie, Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Curtain CM, et al., 'PROMISe III community pharmacy interventions: consumer satisfaction and opinions', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 240. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hughes Josephine; Williams Mackenzie; Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Ellerton LC

2010Tenni PC, Peterson GM, Bindoff IK, Doran C, Williams Mackenzie, et al., 'Clinical interventions in community pharmacies in Australia: Value for money', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 92. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Tenni PC; Peterson GM; Bindoff IK; Williams Mackenzie; Hughes Josephine; Ellerton LC

2010Williams Mackenzie, Curtain CM, Bindoff IK, Tenni PC, Peterson GM, et al., 'PROMISE III: Can pharmacists stomach a PPI prompt?', Pharmacy Practice Research Summit 2010 Program, 2-4 March 2010, Rydges Lakeside Canberra , pp. 18. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Williams Mackenzie; Bindoff IK; Tenni PC; Peterson GM; Hughes Josephine; Ellerton LC

2010Williams Mackenzie, Curtain CM, Peterson GM, Bindoff IK, Hughes Josephine, et al., 'PROMISe III: The value of an electronic PPI stepdown prompt', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 240. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Williams Mackenzie; Peterson GM; Bindoff IK; Hughes Josephine; Ellerton LC

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Curtain CM, 'Evaluation of clinical decision support provided by medication review software' (2014) [PhD]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$299,556

Projects

Preventing Adverse Drug Reactions in the Elderly (2019 - 2022)$274,000
Description
Based on our prospective adverse drug reaction (ADR) registry:115% of medical admissions to Tasmanian public hospitals in elderly patients were ADR-related,89% were preventable,17% patients had a repeat ADR within 12 months, andOne third of patients with repeat ADRs experienced the same ADR caused by the same medications.From this clinical registry, we developed and validated an ADR risk prediction score (PADR-EC).2We hypothesise that ADR risk stratification during hospitalisation and communication of this risk, together with recommendations that target the specific risk factors identified, to GPs at discharge will reduce the risk of ADR-related hospitalisation.Design: A randomised controlled trial (RCT) at the Royal Hobart Hospital, the major public hospital in Tasmania.Population: Over 12-months, 1000 patients ≥65 years with unplanned admissions to medical wards will be recruited and randomly allocated to intervention or control groups.Intervention: A researcher will perform an ADR risk assessment using the PADR-EC Score,2 which is the sum of points assigned to 5 independent predictors of ADR-related hospitalisation. Based on the PADR-EC Score and the specific risk factors identified, recommendations to reduce the risk of ADRs will be determined.Recommendations will relate to:post-discharge medication management services, monitoring of specific parameters/medications, and de-prescribing strategies.The PADR-EC Score and recommendations will be communicated to the patient and clinical team during hospitalisation, and the patients GP, alongside the usual information, in the electronic discharge summary. Control: Usual hospital care, with GPs receiving the standard discharge summary.Follow up: All participants will be followed by the research team for 12-months to identify ADRs (including their management and outcome) and health services received.Outcomes: ADR-related hospitalisation (primary); ADRs requiring hospital treatment, change in therapy or specific treatment (secondary). The study will be powered to detect a 5% difference in the primary outcome
Funding
HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation ($274,000)
Scheme
Grant-Health Services Research Program (HCF)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bereznicki LRE; Curtain CM; Bereznicki BJ; Cousins JM; Connolly M; Adamczewski B; McKenzie D; Simpson T; Barratt A; Webber E; Parameswaran Nair N
Period
2019 - 2022
Trial of Semi-Automation of Identification of Drug Name Similarity (2017)$9,456
Description
A 2016 consultancy project by Lynne Emmerton, recommended trial of a semi-automated system to proactively identify drug name pairs that look alike and/or sound alike, and are therefore at risk of prescribing, dispensing or drug administration errors. Confusable drug name pairs can be prioritised for Tall Man lettering, whereby upper-case font is used to highlight the distinguishing letters of each drug name in the pair. The original Tall Man Lettering Standard identified confusable drug name pairs manually, using error reports and near-misses. With tens of thousands of drugs available, and dozens of new drugs approved or discontinued each year in Australia, automated name-pair screening and computation of name similarity scores is a logical progression.
Funding
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care ($9,456)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Curtain CM; Emmerton LM; Nguyen G
Year
2017
Vitamin D and calcium supplementation amongst residents of aged care facilities in Australia: are guidelines being followed? (2015)$16,100
Funding
University of Tasmania ($16,100)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williams Mackenzie; Curtain CM
Year
2015

Research Supervision

Current

4

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDPreventing Adverse Drug Reactions in Older People Following Hospitalisation2018
PhDTowards Improved Safety and Health Outcomes Associated with Medication Use in People with Dementia2019
PhDAddressing Drug-Related Harms among Older Australians in Residential Aged Care Facilities2020
PhDPrevalence of Adverse Drug Events in Primary Care Settings in Tasmania2020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDDrug Dosing in Obese Surgical Patients
Candidate: Zahid Hussain
2019
PhDAdverse Drug Reaction-related Hospitalisation in Ethiopia
Candidate: Mulugeta Tarekegn Angamo
2018
PhDHospitalisation in Older Patients due to Adverse Drug Reactions
Candidate: Nibu Parameswaran Nair
2018