If you’d like to read our work on contextualizing care as originally published in medical journals, here’s a list of articles (journals vary in whether they make articles available to the public online, but most medical libraries will have subscriptions):
Ball SL, Weiner S, Schwartz A, Altman L, Binns-Calvey A, Chan C, Falck-Ytter C, Frenchman M, Gee B, Jackson JL, Jordan N, Kass B, Kelly B, Safdar N, Scholcoff C, Sharma G, Subramaniam S, Weaver F, Wopat M. Implementation of a Patient-Collected Audio Recording Audit & Feedback Quality Improvement Program to Prevent Contextual Error: Stakeholder Perspective. BMC Health Services Research 21 (891): 2021. https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-021-06921-3
Weiner, SJ. Contextualizing Care: An Essential and Measurable Clinical Competency. Patient Education and Counseling. Available online 15 June 2021 https://www.sciencedirect.com/
Weiner S, Schwartz A, Altman L, Ball S, Bartle B, Binns-Calvey A, Chan C, Falck-Ytter C, Frenchman M, Gee B, Jackson JL, Jordan N, Kass B, Kelly B, Safdar N, Scholcoff C, Sharma G, Weaver F, Wopat M. Evaluation of a Patient-Collected Audio Audit and Feedback Quality Improvement Program on Clinician Attention to Patient Life Context and Health Care Costs in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. JAMA Network Open. 2020:3(7). https://dx.doi.org/10.1001%2Fjamanetworkopen.2020.9644
Weiner SJ, Wang S, Kelly B, Sharma G, Schwartz A. How Accurate is the Medical Record? A Comparison of the Physician’s Note with a Concealed Audio Recording in Unannounced Standardized Patient Encounters. Journal of the Medical Informatics Association. 24 April 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa027
Schwartz A, Peskin S, Spiro A, Weiner SJ. (2020). Impact of Unannounced Standardized Patient Audit and Feedback on Care, Documentation, and Costs: An experiment and claims analysis. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Published ahead of print: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-020-05965-1
Schwartz A, Peskin S, Spiro A, Weiner SJ. (2020). Direct observation of depression screening: identifying diagnostic error and improving accuracy through unannounced standardized patients. Diagnosis. Published ahead of print: https://doi.org/10.1515/dx-2019-0110
Binns-Calvey AE, Sharma G, Ashley N, Kelly B, Weaver FM, Weiner SJ. (2020). Listening to the Patient: A Typology of Contextual Red Flags in Disease Management Encounters. J Patient Cent Res Rev, 7:39-46.
Weaver FM, Binns-Calvey A, Gonzalez B, Kostovich C, LaVela S, Stroupe KT, Kelly B, Ashley N, Miskevics S, Gerber B, Burkhard E, Schwartz A, Weiner S. (2019). Alerting Doctors About Patient Life Challenges: A Randomized Control Trial of a Previsit Inventory of Contextual Factors. MDM Policy & Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/2381468319852334
Binns-Calvey AE, Malhiot A, Kostovich CT, LaVela SL, Stroupe K, Gerber BS, Burkhart L, Weiner SJ, Weaver FM. Validating domains of contextual factors essential to patient-centered care using qualitative methods. Academic Medicine. 2017:92(9) 1287-1293.
Schwartz, Weiner SJ, Binns-Calvey A, Weaver F. (2016). Providers contextualise care more often when they discover patient context by asking: meta-analysis of three primary data sets. (2016) BMJ Quality & Safety, 25(3):159-163. (Editorial at http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/25/3/135.full) Selected as “Editor’s Choice.”
Weiner SJ, Schwartz A. (2016). Contextual Errors in Medical Decision Making: Overlooked and Understudied. Academic Medicine, 91(5):657-662.
Weiner, SJ, Schwartz A, Sharma G, Binns-Calvey A, Ashley N, Kelly B, Weaver FM. (2015). Patient Collected Audio for Performance Assessment of the Clinical Encounter. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 42(6):273-278.
Weiner SJ, Schwartz A. (2014). Directly Observed Care: Can Unannounced Standardized Patients Address a Gap in Performance Measurement? Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29(8): 1183-1187.
Weiner SJ, Kelly B, Ashley N, Binns-Calvey A, Sharma G, Schwartz A, Weaver FM. (2014). Content coding for contextualization of care: Evaluating physician performance at patient-centered decision making. Medical Decision Making. 34(1):97-106.
Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Sharma G, Binns-Calvey A, Ashley N, Kelly B, Dayal A, Patel S, Weaver F, Harris IB. (2013). Patient-centered decision making and health care outcomes: An observational study. Annals of Internal Medicine, 158:573-579.
Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Cyrus K, Binns-Calvey A, Weaver F, Sharma G, Yudkowsky R. (2013). Unannounced Standardize Patient Assessment of the Roter Interaction Analysis System: The Challenge of Measuring Patient-Centered Communication. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28(2):254-60.
Schwartz A, Weiner SJ, Binns-Calvey A. (2013). Comparing announced with unannounced standardized patients in performance assessment. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 39(2): 83-88.
Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Cyrus K, Binns-Calvey A, Weaver FM, Sharma G, Yudkowsky R. (2012). Unannounced standardized patient assessment of the Roter Interaction Analysis System: The challenge of measuring patient-centered communication. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28(2): 254-260. Published online 19 September 2012, doi: 10.1007/s11606-012-2221-3
Schwartz A, Weiner SJ, Weaver FM, Yudkowsky R, Sharma G, Binns-Calvey A, Preyss B, Jordan N. (2012). Uncharted territory: Measuring costs of diagnostic errors outside the medical record. BMJ Quality & Safety. Online First, 7 July 2012. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2012-000832
Binns-Calvey A, Yudkowsky R, Weiner S, Dolley F, Brown J, Schwartz A. (2011). Assessing Unannounced Standardized Patients’ Accuracy in Real Practice Compared with SP Accuracy in a Clinical Performance Center. Simulation in Healthcare, 6(3):191.
Schwartz A, Weiner SJ, Harris IB, Binns-Calvey A. (2010). An educational intervention for contextualizing patient care and medical students’ abilities to probe for contextual issues in simulated patients. JAMA, 304(11): 1191-1197.
Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Weaver FM, Goldberg JH, Yudkowsky R, Sharma G, Binns-Calvey A, Preyss B, Schapira M, Persell S, Jacobs E, Abrams R. (2010). Contextual Errors and Failures in Individualizing Patient Care: A Multicenter Study. Annals of Internal Medicine, 153(2), 69-75.
Weiner SJ, Schwartz A. (2010). The need for biomedically and contextually sound care plans in complex patients [Letter]. Annals of Internal Medicine, 153(9): 620.
Schwartz, A., Weiner, S.J. (2009). Unannounced Standardized Patients: A Gold Standard for the Research and Practice of Clinical Performance Assessment. Background paper for the 14th Ottawa Conference on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions.
Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Yudkowsky R, Schiff GD, Weaver FM, Goldberg JH, Weiss KB. (2007). Evaluating Physician Performance at Individualizing Care: A Pilot Study Tracking Contextual Errors in Medical Decision Making. Medical Decision Making, 27:6, 726-734. doi:10.1177/0272989X07306113
Weiner SJ, Barnet B, Cheng TL, Daaleman TP.(2005) Processes for effective communication in primary care. Ann Intern Med, 142:709-714.
Weiner SJ. (2004). From research evidence to context: the challenge of individualizing care.. Evidence Based Medicine, 9:132-133.
Weiner SJ. (2004). From research evidence to context: the challenge of individualizing care. ACP Journal Club, Nov-Dec;141:A11.
Weiner SJ. (2004). Contextualizing medical decisions to individualize care: lessons from the qualitative sciences. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 19(3):283-287.
Weiner SJ. (2004). When “something is missing” from the resident’s presentation. Academic Medicine, 79(1):101.