Steven Friedman

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My core research interests relate to quality, barriers to care in the emergency department (ED), and cycling safety and injury prevention. Areas of interrogation have included resident perceptions regarding personal on-call and procedural competence, adverse events and reporting these to supervisors; Comprehension and compliance barriers in emergency department, and Patients who leave the emergency department without being seen.

Projects relating to cycling safety and injury prevention have included a control-matched survey of Toronto bike-share users exploring cycling safety practices and barriers to helmet use; a multi-centered collaboration exploration cycling injuries and the built environment; and an evidence-based review of Canadian cycling injuries and safety policy, leading to co-authorship of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Position Paper on Cycling Safety.

Additional publications:

  1. Evaluation of birth cohort hepatitis C screening program in an academic emergency department. [abstract]
    Capraru Cl et al.
    J Viral Hepat. 2018 June 12; 25:162.
  2. Evaluation of hepatitis C screening strategies in different community settings in a Canadian metropolitan area [abstract]
    Capraru C et al.
    J Viral Hepat. 2018 June 12; 25:166-167.
  3. Management of subcutaneous abscesses in the emergency department [abstract]
    Friedman SM.
    CJEM. 2018 May 11; 20(S1):S74-S75.
  4. A Multifaceted Primary Care Practice-Based Intervention to Reduce ED Visits and Hospitalization for Complex Patients [abstract]
    O'Brien T et al.
    J Gen Intern Med.. 2016 May; 31(Suppl 2):s100.

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Assistant Director (Research), Emergency Medicine, University Health Network
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto