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Neil MacKinnon, BSc(Pharm), MSc(Pharm), PhD

Dean and Professor

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Boyle, Todd A; Bishop, Andrea C; Hillier, Chris; Mahaffey, Thomas; MacKinnon, Neil J; Zwicker, Bev 2014. Regulatory authority approaches to deploying quality improvement standards to community pharmacies: insights from the SafetyNET-RX program. Journal of pharmacy practice, 27 2, 138-49

Boyle, Todd A; Bishop, Andrea C; Overmars, Craig; Macmaster, Kaleigh; Mahaffey, Thomas; Zwicker, Bev; Mackinnon, Neil J 2014. Uptake of Quality-Related Event Standards of Practice by Community Pharmacies. Journal of pharmacy practice, ,

Edwards, Scott J; Abbott, Rick; Edwards, Jonathan; LeBlanc, Michael; Dranitsaris, George; Donnan, Jennifer; Laing, Kara; Whelan, Maria A; MacKinnon, Neil J 2014. Outcomes assessment of a pharmacist-directed seamless care program in an ambulatory oncology clinic. Journal of pharmacy practice, 27 1, 46-52

Macdonald, Marilyn T; Heilemann, MarySue V; MacKinnon, Neil J; Lang, Ariella; Gregory, David; Gurnham, Mary Ellen; Fillatre, Theresa 2014. Confirming delivery: understanding the role of the hospitalized patient in medication administration safety. Qualitative health research, 24 4, 536-50

Neville, Heather L; Chevalier, Bernadette; Daley, Chris; Nodwell, Lisa; Harding, Claudia; Hiltz, Anne; MacDonald, Tammy; Skedgel, Chris; MacKinnon, Neil J; Slayter, Kathryn 2014. Clinical benefits and economic impact of post-surgical care provided by pharmacists in a Canadian hospital. The International journal of pharmacy practice, 22 3, 216-22

Young, Henry N; Larson, Tonja L; Cox, Elizabeth D; Moreno, Megan A; Thorpe, Joshua M; MacKinnon, Neil J 2014. The active patient role and asthma outcomes in an underserved rural community. The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association, 30 2, 121-7

Boyle, Todd A; Ho, Certina; Mackinnon, Neil J; Mahaffey, Thomas; Taylor, Jeffrey M 2013. Safety implications of standardized continuous quality improvement programs in community pharmacy. Journal of pharmacy practice, 26 3, 228-36

Haven, Kristen; Celaya, Martín F; Pierson, Jaclyn; Weisskopf, Aron J; Mackinnon, Neil J 2013. Comparison of health confidence in rural, suburban and urban areas in the UK and the USA: a secondary analysis. BMJ open, 3 5,

Zed, Peter J; Haughn, Christopher; Black, Karen J L; Fitzpatrick, Eleanor A; Ackroyd-Stolarz, Stacy; Murphy, Nancy G; MacKinnon, Neil J; Curran, Janet A; Sinclair, Doug 2013. Medication-related emergency department visits and hospital admissions in pediatric patients: a qualitative systematic review. The Journal of pediatrics, 163 2, 477-83

Embrett, Mark; Mackinnon, Neil J 2012. Qualitative evaluation of the Canadian Fabry Disease Initiative. Canadian pharmacists journal : CPJ = Revue des pharmaciens du Canada : RPC, 145 3, 136-141.e3

Mackinnon, Neil J 2012. Viewing Pharmacy through a Public Health Lens. The Canadian journal of hospital pharmacy, 65 3, 247-8

Scobie, Andrea C; Boyle, Todd A; Mackinnon, Neil J; Mahaffey, Thomas 2012. Head office commitment to quality-related event reporting in community pharmacy. Canadian pharmacists journal : CPJ = Revue des pharmaciens du Canada : RPC, 145 3, e1-6

Sears, Kim; Scobie, Andrea; Mackinnon, Neil J 2012. Patient-related risk factors for self-reported medication errors in hospital and community settings in 8 countries. Canadian pharmacists journal : CPJ = Revue des pharmaciens du Canada : RPC, 145 2, 88-93

Ackroyd-Stolarz, S A; MacKinnon, N J; Murphy, N; Gillespie, E; Zed, P J 2011. Adverse events related to medications identified by a Canadian poison centre. Journal of population therapeutics and clinical pharmacology = Journal de la thérapeutique des populations et de la pharamcologie clinique, 18 2, e250-6

Ackroyd-Stolarz, S; Read Guernsey, J; Mackinnon, N J; Kovacs, G 2011. The association between a prolonged stay in the emergency department and adverse events in older patients admitted to hospital: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ quality & safety, 20 7, 564-9

Boyle, Todd A; Mahaffey, Thomas; Mackinnon, Neil J; Deal, Heidi; Hallstrom, Lars K; Morgan, Holly 2011. Determinants of medication incident reporting, recovery, and learning in community pharmacies: a conceptual model. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 7 1, 93-107

Mackinnon, Neil J 2011. Ghosts of pharmacy past, present, and future. The Canadian journal of hospital pharmacy, 64 2, 171-2

Ackroyd-Stolarz, Stacy; MacKinnon, Neil J; Zed, Peter J; Murphy, Nancy 2010. Use of an electronic information system to identify adverse events resulting in an emergency department visit. Quality & safety in health care, 19 6, e53

Groves, Kent E M; Schellinck, Tony; Sketris, Ingrid; MacKinnon, Neil J 2010. Identifying early prescribers of cycloxygenase-2 inhibitors (COX-2s) in Nova Scotia, Canada: Considerations for targeted academic detailing. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 6 3, 257-67

Mackinnon, Neil J 2010. A vision for hospital pharmacy in Canada. The Canadian journal of hospital pharmacy, 63 5, 403-4

Mackinnon, Neil J 2010. Value for money and hospital pharmacists. The Canadian journal of hospital pharmacy, 63 1, 91-2

Scobie, Andrea C; Mackinnon, Neil J 2010. Cost shifting and timeliness of drug formulary decisions in atlantic Canada. Healthcare policy = Politiques de santé, 5 3, 100-14

Ackroyd-Stolarz, Stacy; Guernsey, Judith Read; MacKinnon, Neil J; Kovacs, George 2009. Adverse events in older patients admitted to acute care: a preliminary cost description. Healthcare management forum / Canadian College of Health Service Executives = Forum gestion des soins de santé / Collège canadien des directeurs de services de santé, 22 3, 32-6

Ackroyd-Stolarz, Stacy; Guernsey, Judith Read; MacKinnon, Neil J; Kovacs, George 2009. Impact of adverse events on hospital disposition in community-dwelling seniors admitted to acute care. Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.), 12 Spec No Patient , 34-9

Ackroyd-Stolarz, Stacy; Mackinnon, Neil J; Sketris, Ingrid; Sabo, Brenda 2009. Potentially inappropriate prescribing of benzodiazepines for older adults and risk of falls during a hospital stay: a descriptive study. The Canadian journal of hospital pharmacy, 62 4, 276-83

Mackinnon, Neil J 2009. The professor is in. The Canadian journal of hospital pharmacy, 62 4, 347-8

MacKinnon, Neil J; Ip, Ivan 2009. The National Pharmaceuticals Strategy: Rest in peace, revive or renew? CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne, 180 8, 801-3

O'Hagan, Joshua; MacKinnon, Neil J; Persaud, David; Etchegary, Holly 2009. Self-reported medical errors in seven countries: implications for Canada. Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.), 12 Spec No Patient , 55-61

Scobie, Andrea; MacKinnon, Neil J; Higgins, Sean; Etchegary, Holly; Church, Rhonda 2009. The medical home in Canada: patient perceptions of quality and safety. Healthcare management forum / Canadian College of Health Service Executives = Forum gestion des soins de santé / Collège canadien des directeurs de services de santé, 22 1, 47-51

MacKinnon, Neil J; Sanmartin, Claudia 2008. Middle of the health care pack: Canada's performance in the 2007 Commonwealth Fund international survey. Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien, 54 7, 965-6, 970-1

Morrison, Erin; MacKinnon, Neil J 2008. Workplace wellness programs in Canada: an exploration of key issues. Healthcare management forum / Canadian College of Health Service Executives = Forum gestion des soins de santé / Collège canadien des directeurs de services de santé, 21 1, 26-32

Nigam, Rita; Mackinnon, Neil J; U, David; Hartnell, Nicole R; Levy, Adrian R; Gurnham, Mary Ellen; Nguyen, Tiffany T 2008. Development of canadian safety indicators for medication use. Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.), 11 3 Spec No., 47-53

Gallant, Christopher R; MacKinnon, Neil J; Sprague, Denise A 2007. Disease management in Canada: surmounting barriers to adoption. Healthcare management forum / Canadian College of Health Service Executives = Forum gestion des soins de santé / Collège canadien des directeurs de services de santé, 20 4, 27-32

Ackroyd-Stolarz, Stacy; Hartnell, Nicole; Mackinnon, Neil J 2006. Demystifying medication safety: making sense of the terminology. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 2 2, 280-9

Chevalier, Bernadette A M; Parker, David S; MacKinnon, Neil J; Sketris, Ingrid 2006. Nurses' perceptions of medication safety and medication reconciliation practices. Nursing leadership (Toronto, Ont.), 19 3, 61-72

Turple, Jennifer; MacKinnon, Neil J; Davis, Bryan 2006. Frequency and type of medication discrepancies in one tertiary care hospital. Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.), 9 Spec No , 119-23

Ackroyd-Stolarz, Stacy; Hartnell, Nicole; MacKinnon, Neil J 2005. Approaches to improving the safety of the medication use system. Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.), 8 Spec No , 59-64

Faris, Richard J; MacKinnon, George E; MacKinnon, Neil J; Kennedy, Pamela L 2005. Perceived importance of pharmacy management skills. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 62 10, 1067-72

Jones, Erika J M; Mackinnon, Neil J; Tsuyuki, Ross T 2005. Pharmaceutical care in community pharmacies: practice and research in Canada. The Annals of pharmacotherapy, 39 9, 1527-33

Murphy, Andrea L; MacKinnon, Neil J; Flanagan, Priti S; Bowles, Susan K; Sketris, Ingrid S 2005. Pharmacists' participation in an inhaled respiratory medication program: reimbursement of professional fees. The Annals of pharmacotherapy, 39 4, 655-61

Nickerson, Ann; MacKinnon, Neil J; Roberts, Nancy; Saulnier, Lauza 2005. Drug-therapy problems, inconsistencies and omissions identified during a medication reconciliation and seamless care service. Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.), 8 Spec No , 65-72

Flanagan, Priti S; MacKinnon, Neil J; Bowles, Susan K; Kirkland, Susan A 2004. Validation of four clinical indicators of preventable drug-related morbidity. The Annals of pharmacotherapy, 38 1, 20-4

Hartnell, Nicole R; Flanagan, Priti S; MacKinnon, Neil J; Bakowsky, Volodko S 2004. Use of gastrointestinal preventive therapy among elderly persons receiving antiarthritic agents in Nova Scotia, Canada. The American journal of geriatric pharmacotherapy, 2 3, 171-80

MacKinnon, Neil J 2004. Use of drug samples as a threat to seamless health care. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 61 14, 1497-500

MacKinnon, Neil J; Chow, Catherine; Kennedy, Pamela L; Persaud, D David; Metge, Colleen J; Sketris, Ingrid 2004. Management competencies for Canadian health executives: views from the field. Healthcare management forum / Canadian College of Health Service Executives = Forum gestion des soins de santé / Collège canadien des directeurs de services de santé, 17 4, 15-20, 40-5

Hartnell, Nicole; MacKinnon, Neil J 2003. Neural networks: from science fiction to pharmacy. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 60 18, 1908-9

Axworthy, Sheri; MacKinnon, Neil J 2002. Perceived importance and self-assessment of the skills of Canada's health-system pharmacy managers. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 59 11, 1090-7

Robertson, Heather A; MacKinnon, Neil J 2002. Development of a list of consensus-approved clinical indicators of preventable drug-related morbidity in older adults. Clinical therapeutics, 24 10, 1595-613

MacKinnon, N J; Lipowski, E E 2000. Opinions on provider profiling: telephone survey of stakeholders. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 57 17, 1585-91

MacKinnon, N J; Flagstad, M S; Peterson, C R; Mesch-Beatty, K 1996. Disease management program for asthma: baseline assessment of resource use. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 53 5, 535-41

Boyle, Todd A; Bishop, Andrea C; Duggan, Kellie; Reid, Carolyn; Mahaffey, Thomas; MacKinnon, Neil J; Mahaffey, Amelia . Keeping the "continuous" in continuous quality improvement: exploring perceived outcomes of CQI program use in community pharmacy. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 10 1, 45-57

Boyle, Todd A; Bishop, Andrea C; Mahaffey, Thomas; Mackinnon, Neil J; Ashcroft, Darren M; Zwicker, Bev; Reid, Carolyn . Reflections on the role of the pharmacy regulatory authority in enhancing quality related event reporting in community pharmacies. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 10 2, 387-97

Boyle, Todd A; MacKinnon, Neil J; Mahaffey, Thomas; Duggan, Kellie; Dow, Natalie . Challenges of standardized continuous quality improvement programs in community pharmacies: the case of SafetyNET-Rx. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 8 6, 499-508

Boyle, Todd A; Scobie, Andrea C; MacKinnon, Neil J; Mahaffey, Thomas . Quality-related event learning in community pharmacies: manual versus computerized reporting processes. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA, 52 4, 498-506, 2 p followi

Boyle, Todd A; Scobie, Andrea C; MacKinnon, Neil J; Mahaffey, Thomas . Implications of process characteristics on quality-related event reporting in community pharmacy. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 8 1, 76-86

Mackinnon, Neil J; Hepler, Charles D . Indicators of preventable drug-related morbidity in older adults 2. Use within a managed care organization. Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP, 9 2, 134-41

Mackinnon, Neil J; Hepler, Charles D . Preventable drug-related morbidity in older adults 1. Indicator development. Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP, 8 5, 365-71

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