Alan Forster profile picture

Contact Information

Alan Forster, MD, FRCPC, MSc
613-798-5555 ex 12777

Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue, Box 684
Administrative Services Building
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9


Selected Publications

  1. Forster AJ, Oake N, Roth V, Suh KN, Majewski J, Leeder C, van Walraven C. Patient-level factors associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage at hospital admission: A systematic review. Am J Infect Control 2013 Mar;41(3):214-20 [Epub 2012 Sep 20] 
  2. Forster AJ, Oake N, Auger C, Ali M, Buckeridge D, Equale T, van Walraven C, Tamblyn R. Using information technology to improve the monitoring of outpatient prescribing. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 11;173(5):382-4. [Epub 2013 Feb 4:1-2] 
  3. van Walraven C, Wong J, Hawken S, Forster AJ. Comparing methods to calculate hospital-specific rates of early death or urgent readmission. CMAJ. 2012 Oct 16; 184(15):E810-7. [Epub 2012 Oct 9]. 
  4. Calder LA, Forster AJ, Stiell IG, Carr LK, Brehaut JC, Perry JJ, Vaillancourt C, Croskerry P. Experiential and rational decision making: a survey to determine how emergency physicians make clinical decisions. Emerg Med J. 2012;29(10):811–816. [Epub 2011 Nov 7] 
  5. van Walraven C, Austin PC, Forster AJ. Urgent readmission rates can be used to infer differences in avoidable readmission rates between hospitals. J Clin Epidemiol. 2012 Oct;65(10):1124-30. [Epub 2012 Jul 17]
  6. Forster AJ, Worthington JR, Hawken S, Bourke M, Rubens F, Shojania K, van Walraven C. Using prospective clinical surveillance to identify adverse events in hospital. BMJ Qua Saf 2011 Sep;20(9):756-63 [Epub 2011 March 1]
  7. Forster AJ, Turnbull J, McGuire S, Ho ML, Worthington JR. Improving patient safety and physician accountability using the hospital credentialing process. Open Medicine. 2011:5(2):e79-e86. 


PubMed Listings

For more publications use this PubMed ID link.