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Ed Etchells, MD, M.Sc.

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room H469
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-5996
Fax: 416-480-6777


  • MD, 1987, University of Toronto, Canada
  • M.Sc., 1994, clinical epidemiology, University of Toronto, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Associate scientist, Evaluative Clinical SciencesHurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Medical director, information services, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Senior faculty quality improvement advisor, Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, U of T
  • Associate professor, faculty of medicine, U of T

Research Focus:

  • Patient safety

Research Summary:

Patient safety, with current focus of continuity of medication information during transitions in care, automated critical alert notification systems, and inter-professional teamwork.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

Related News and Stories:

  • Counting the cost: Researchers offer guidelines on conducting economic evaluations in patient safety (July 30, 2012)
  • Study to examine economics of patient safety: Drs. Etchells and Mittmann lead research on cost of adverse events, supported by Canadian Patient Safety Institute (June 7, 2010)
  • Checking it out: Distressed over the dangerous reality of medication error, an SRI scientist looks to bar codes for relief (May 4, 2009)

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