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Stig Harthug

Professor
  • E-mailStig.Harthug@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 97 53 80+47 957 52 191
  • Visitor Address
    Haukeland universitetssykehus, Laboratoriebygget
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen
Academic article
  • 2020. Patients’ and healthcare workers’ recommendations for a surgical patient safety checklist – a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research. 1-10.
  • 2020. Impact of the Norwegian National Patient Safety Program on implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and on perioperative safety culture. BMJ Open Quality. 1-9.
  • 2020. Identifying targets for antibiotic stewardship interventions through analysis of the antibiotic prescribing process in hospitals - a multicentre observational cohort study. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 11 pages.
  • 2020. How does the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist fit with existing perioperative risk management strategies? An ethnographic study across surgical specialties. BMC Health Services Research. 1-11.
  • 2020. Effects of external inspections on sepsis detection and treatment: a stepped-wedge study with cluster-level randomisation. BMJ Open. 1-10.
  • 2020. Early diagnosis of sepsis in emergency departments, time to treatment, and association with mortality: An observational study. PLOS ONE.
  • 2020. A health economic evaluation of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist. Annals of Surgery.
  • 2019. Weight loss and BMI criteria in GLIM's definition of malnutrition is associated with postoperative complications following abdominal resections – Results from a National Quality Registry. Clinical Nutrition. 1-7.
  • 2019. Use of microbiology tests in the era of increasing AMR rates- a multicentre hospital cohort study. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 1-8.
  • 2019. The association between adherence to national antibiotic guidelines and mortality, readmission and length of stay in hospital inpatients: results from a Norwegian multicentre, observational cohort study. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 10 pages.
  • 2019. Measuring discharge quality based on elderly patients’ experiences with discharge conversation: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open Quality.
  • 2019. Investigation of perioperative work processes in provision of antibiotic prophylaxis: a prospective descriptive qualitative study across surgical specialties in Norway . BMJ Open. 1-11.
  • 2019. Discharge care quality in hospitalised elderly patients: Extended validation of the Discharge Care Experiences Survey. PLOS ONE. 1-15.
  • 2019. Causal analysis of World Health Organization's surgical safety checklist implementation quality and impact on care processes and patient outcomes: Secondary analysis from a large stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial in Norway. Annals of Surgery. 283-290.
  • 2018. The effect of antibiotic stewardship interventions with stakeholder involvement in hospital settings: A multicentre, cluster randomized controlled intervention study. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 12 pages.
  • 2018. Elderly patients’ (≥65 years) experiences associated with discharge; Development, validity and reliability of the Discharge Care Experiences Survey. PLOS ONE. 1-17.
  • 2018. A positive association between nutritional risk and the incidence of surgical site infections: A hospital-based register study. PLOS ONE. 1-10.
  • 2017. Trends in antimicrobial resistance and empiric antibiotic therapy of bloodstream infections at a general hospital in Mid-Norway: A prospective observational study. BMC Infectious Diseases. 1-11.
  • 2017. Effects of external inspection on sepsis detection and treatment: a study protocol for a quasiexperimental study with a stepped-wedge design. BMJ Open. 1-16.
  • 2017. Causal Analysis of World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist Implementation Quality and Impact on Care Processes and Patient Outcomes: Secondary Analysis From a Large Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Norway. Annals of Surgery.
  • 2017. Burden of bloodstream infection in an area of Mid-Norway 2002-2013: A prospective population-based observational study. BMC Infectious Diseases. 1-14.
  • 2017. Adverse events and in-hospital mortality: An analysis of all deaths in a Norwegian health trust during 2011. BMC Health Services Research. 1-7.
  • 2015. Need for more targeted measures - Only less severe hospital-associated infections declined after introduction of an infection control program. Journal of Infection and Public Health. 282-290.
  • 2015. Mortality related to hospital-associated infections in a tertiary hospital; repeated cross-sectional studies between 2004-2011. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 1-8.
  • 2015. Effect of the World Health Organization Checklist on Patient Outcomes: A Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of Surgery. 821-828.
  • 2014. Prior statin use and 90-day mortality in Gram-negative and Gram-positive bloodstream infection: a prospective observational study. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 609-617.
  • 2013. Investigating the use of patient involvement and patient experience in quality improvement in Norway: rhetoric or reality? BMC Health Services Research.
  • 2013. Impact of the World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist on safety culture in the operating theatre: a controlled intervention study. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 807-815.
  • 2012. Factors influencing the development of evidence-based practice among nurses: a self-report survey. BMC Health Services Research.
  • 2010. Patient safety in surgical environments: Cross-countries comparison of psychometric properties and results of the Norwegian version of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety. BMC Health Services Research. 10 pages.
  • 2009. Severe consequences of healthcare-associated infections among residents of nursing homes: A cohort study. Journal of Hospital Infection. 269-274.
  • 2009. Association between use of hand hygiene products and rates of health care-associated infections in a large university hospital in Norway. American Journal of Infection Control. 311-317.
  • 2007. Healthcare-associated infection among residents of long-term care facilities: a cohort and nested case-control study. Journal of Hospital Infection. 334-340.
  • 2007. Antimicrobial resistance predicts death in Tanzanian children with bloodstream infections: a prospective cohort study. BMC Infectious Diseases.
  • 2005. Extended spectrum beta-lactamases among Gram-negative bacteria of nosocomial origin from an Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary health facility in Tanzania. BMC Infectious Diseases. 86.
  • 2005. A multi-centre prospective study of febrile neutropenia in Norway: microbiological findings and antimicrobial susceptibility. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS). 455-464.
  • 2004. Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance at a tertiary hospital in Tanzania. BMC Public Health. 45.
  • 2004. Role of penicillin-binding protein 5 C-terminal amino acid substitutions in conferring ampicillin resistance in Norwegian clinical strains of Enterococcus faecium. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS). 291-298.
  • 2004. Duplex real-time PCR assay for rapid detection of ampicillin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 556-560.
  • 2004. Comparative analysis of amplified fragment length polymorphism and pulsed field gel electrophoresis in a hospital outbreak and subsequent endemicity of ampicillin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology. 33-39.
  • 2003. Prevalence of resistance to ampicillin, gentamicin and vancomycin in Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium isolates from clinical specimens and use of antimicrobials in five Nordic hospitals. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
  • 2003. Outbreak of infection with high-level gentamicin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (HLGRE) in a Norwegian hospital. Clinical Microbiology and Infection (CMI). 662-669.
  • 2003. Molecular characterization of ampicillin-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolates from hospitalized patients in Norway. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2330-2336.
  • 2002. The prevalence of faecal carriage of ampicillin-resistant and high- level gentamicin-resistant enterococci among inpatients at 10 major Norwegian hospitals. Journal of Hospital Infection. 145-154.
  • 2001. Infeksjonsutbrudd med meticillinresistente gule stafylokokker ved Haukeland Sykehus. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 204-208.
  • 2000. Vancomycin resistance in a clonal outbreak caused by ampicillin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 19-28.
  • 2000. Utbrudd av infeksjon med multiresistent Acinetobacter baumannii. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1028-1033.
  • 2000. Outbreak of multiresistant Enterococcus faecium in a Norwegian university hospital - risk factors for faecal colonisation. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS). 296-302.
  • 2000. Outbreak of ampicillin-resistant Enterococcus faecium--risk factors for faecal colonisation. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS). 296-302.
  • 2000. Nosocomial outbreak of ampicillin resistant Enterococcus faecium: Risk factors for infection and fatal outcome. Journal of Hospital Infection. 135-144.
  • 2000. Nosocomial outbreak of ampicillin resistant Enterococcus faecium: Risk factors for infection and fatal outcome. Journal of Hospital Infection. 135-144.
  • 2000. Nosocomial outbreak of ampicillin resistant Enterococcus faecium. Risk factors for infection and fatal outcome. Ethiopian Journal of Health Development. 135-144.
  • 2000. Emergence of vancomycinresistant E. faecium in a clonal hospital outbreak of multiresistant E. faecium. Clinical Microbiology and Infection (CMI). 19-28.
  • 1999. Treatment with interferon-alpha2a alone or interferon-alpha2a plus ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C previously treated with interferon-alpha2a. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. 194-198.
  • 1998. The effect of treatment with alpha-interferon on hepatitis G/GBV-C viraemia. The Construct Group. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. 195-200.
  • 1998. Infeksjoner forårsaket av multiresistente enterokokker i Norge. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 4070-4073.
  • 1997. Genotype, viral load and age as independent predictors of treatment outcome of interferon-alpha 2 a treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Construct group. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 17-22.
  • 1997. Genotype, viral load and age as independent predictors of treatment outcome of interferon-alpha 2 a treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Construct group. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 17-22.
  • 1994. Bloodstream infections at a Norwegian university hospital, 1974-1979 and 1988-1989: changing etiology, clinical features, and outcome. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 246-256.
  • 1994. Bloodstream infections at a Norwegian University hospital 1974-1979 and 1988-1989: Changing Etiology, Clinical features and outcome. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 246-256.
  • 1994. Behandling av infeksjoner med koagulase-negative stafylokokker netilmicin. Netilyn - håndbok. 35-39.
  • 1994. Antibiotikaprofylakse og forekomst av sårinfeksjoner ved hjerte og karkirurgi. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3071-3074.
  • 1994. Antibiotic prophylaxis and post-operative wound infection rates in cardiovascular surgery. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3071-3074.
  • 1994. A longitudinal study of phagocyte function in HIV-infected patients. AIDS (London). 771-777.
  • 1994. A longitudinal study of phagocyte function in HIV infected patients. AIDS (London). 771-777.
  • 1993. Prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus and association with intravenous drug abuse and tattooing in a national prison in Norway. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 673-676.
  • 1993. Prevalence of Antibodies of Hepatitis C Virus and Association with Intravenous Drug Abuse and Tattooing in a National Prison in Norway. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 673-676.
  • 1993. Hørselstap etter erytromycinbehandling. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2810-2811.
  • 1993. Hørselstap etter erytromycinbehandling. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2810-2811.
Report
  • 1991. Mikrobiologi, infeksjoner, hygiene. Kompendium for studenter ved Bergen vernepleierhøgskole. .
Lecture
  • 2014. Prior statin use and 90-day mortality in Gram-negative and Gram-positive bloodstream infection.
Academic lecture
  • 2019. Explanations On Improved Patient Outcomes- And Perioperative Care Processes, Following Implementation Of The World Health Organization’s Surgical Safety Checklist .
  • 2018. Use of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist Improved Work Processes in Operating Theatre and Patient Outcome – a Stepped Wedge Cluster RCT.
  • 2018. Experiences on utilization of a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial designed implementation of surgical safety checklists in two Norwegian hospitals. .
  • 2016. EFFICACY OF A SURGICAL SAFETY CHECKLIST IN IMPROVING ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS IN SURGERY.
  • 2005. Epidemiological analysis of MRSA in two counties in Western Norway.
  • 2002. Tiltak mot MRSA.
  • 2002. Sykehusinfeksjoner, sykehushygiene.
  • 2002. Resistente bakterier som sykehusproblem.
  • 2002. Registrering av postoperative sårinfeksjoner.
  • 2002. Methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus in Norway - epidemiology, surveillance and precautions.
  • 2002. Innledning om sykehusinfeksjoner.
  • 2002. Infeksjonsepidemiologiske metoder.
  • 2002. Clinical impact of enterococcal infections.
  • 2002. Case multiresistente -enterokokker.
  • 2002. Antibiotikaprofylakse.
  • 2001. Praktisk antbiotikabruk.
  • 1998. Outbreak of multiresistant enterococcus faecium in a Norwegian university hospital - riskfactors for infection.
  • 1998. Outbreak of multiresistant enterococcus faecium in a Norwegian university hospital - riskfactors for faecal colonization.
  • 1997. J-34. Vancomycin resistance emerging in a clonal outbreak caused by multiresistant Enterococcus faecium.
Editorial
  • 2002. Infeksjoner og bruk av antibiotika i sykehjem. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2349-2349.
Reader opinion piece
  • 2019. It’s not miraculous, it’s a no-brainer. BMJ. British Medical Journal.
  • 2002. Smitteverntiltak i sykehus. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2317-2318.
  • 2002. Antibiotikaresistenta bakterier - ett hot även för Norden? Sjukhusfarmaci. 46-51.
Short communication
  • 2001. Mikrobiell resistens. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3413.
Book review
  • 2002. Bra om morsmelkbanker. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1511-1511.
Non-fiction book
  • 2001. Kvalitetskontroll (KK) av resistensbestemmelser for aerobe, hurtigvoksende bakterier med agardiffusjon. Arbeidsgruppen for antibiotikaspørsmål.
  • 2001. Bruk av antibiotika i sykehus. Statens helsetilsyn.
  • 1996. Stafylokokkinfeksjoner. Eli Lilly Norge AS, Oslo.
  • 1996. Stafylokokkinfeksjoner. Eli Lilly Norge, Oslo.
  • 1996. Antibiotikafølsomhet for stafylokokker. Eli Lilly Norge AS.
  • 1995. Antibiotika-assosiert diarre. Oslo: Upjohn Information.
Popular scientific article
  • 1999. Utbrudd med multiresistente Acinetobacter baumannii ved en brannskadeavdeling. SHE-nytt. 1.
Feature article
  • 1998. Utbrudd med multiresistente Acinetobacter baumanii ved Brannskadeavsnittet, Haukeland sykehus. MSIS-rapport.
Letter to the editor
  • 2016. Reply. Annals of Surgery. e24-e25.
  • 2014. Reply to "Letter to Editor Concerning the Article-Effect of the World Health Organization Checklist on Patient Outcomes: A Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial". Annals of Surgery. 1-1.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2016. Lessons learned from infection surveillance: Occurrence, risk factors and consequences of healthcare-associated infections in hospitals and long-term care facilities.
  • 2007. Antimicrobial resistance in bacterial infections in urban and rural Tanzania.
  • 2005. Ampicillin resistance in Enterococcus faecium.
  • 2001. Resistance to antimicrobial agents with special emphasis on bacteremia and nosocomial infection. ..
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2012. Organizing for quality and safety in health care - the Norwegian Case. 7 pages.
  • 2011. Measuring quality and safety in Norwegian health care - time for a change? 5 pages.
  • 2000. Evaluering av undervisning og læring i etterutdanning av leger. 12 pages.
  • 1996. Antimikrobiell behandling av stafylokokkinfeksjoner. 12 pages.
  • 1992. Septicaemia at a Norwegian University Hospital 1974-79 (5 years) and 1988-89 (2 years). A comparative study. 2 pages.
Poster
  • 2013. Sustainable quality improvement as a result of interactions on micro-meso-macro levels.
  • 2011. Patient safety in surgical environments: Cross-countries comparison of psychometric properties and results of the Norwegian version of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety.
  • 2005. Epidemiological analysis of MRSA in two counties in western Norway.
  • 2001. Antibiotic resistance among enterococci in Nordic countries: analysis of isolates from five clinical microbiological laboratories.
  • 2001. A Multi-Center Prospective Study of 274 Episodes of Febrile Neutropenia in Norway.
  • 2000. Outbreak of infections caused by high-level gentamicin-resistant (mic > 512 mg/l) Enterococcus faecalis (HLGRE) in Haukeland university hospital, Norway.
  • 2000. No VRE-carriers and low prevalence of ARE and HLAR among in-patients in 10 major Norwegian hospitals.
Errata
  • 2017. Erratum to: Trends in antimicrobial resistance and empiric antibiotic therapy of bloodstream infections at a general hospital in mid-Norway: A prospective observational study. BMC Infectious Diseases.

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