Elizabeth Davies
Elizabeth Davies
2003-04 Harkness Fellow
Honorary Lecturer and Specialist Registrar in Public Health
Guy’s, King’s, and St. Thomas’ School of Medicine
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Harkness Project Title:                  

Hearing the Patient’s Voice? Qualitative Case Study of Barriers to Using Patient Feedback and Survey Data in Quality Improvement


 

 

Mentor: Paul Cleary, Ph.D.

Placement: Harvard Medical School

Biography at time of Harkness Fellowship: Elizabeth Davies, a 2003-04 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, is senior lecturer at the Thames Cancer Registry, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, London. Her responsibilities include research and liaison with Cancer Networks in the Thames Region. She coordinated the development and editing of two reports on Palliative Care in collaboration with the European Office of the World Health Organisation. Davies has also developed policy for less common cancers at the Department of Health, evaluated the health technology appraisal program at the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and worked on the implementation of the Calman-Hine Report for Cancer Services at local health authorities. Her research has included an extensive study of the experience of patients with brain tumors and their families, and she coordinated the development of guidelines for best practice for their care at the Royal College of Physicians.

Project: Davies’ study aimed to identify the barriers faced by senior health professionals in using patient feedback and survey data in quality improvement.  The study consisted of case studies of improvement efforts at eight health care organizations before and after they formed a patient experience collaborative.  She conducted interviews with team leaders and members on the barriers to patient-centered care, both before and after they had formed the collaborative.

 

Career Activity Since Fellowship

  • Director for Knowledge and Intelligence, Public Health England (2013-present)
  • Reader in Cancer Registration, Thames Cancer Registry, King’s College, London, 2009
  • Medical Director, Thames Cancer Registry, King’s College, London, 2008
  • Senior Lecturer in Cancer Registration, Thames Cancer Registry
  • Honorary Consultant in Public Health, Lambeth Primary Care Trust, King’s College, London, 2004

 

Current Position:  Director for Knowledge and Intelligence, Public Health England (Updated 1/2014)

E-Mail: elizabeth.davies@kcl.ac.uk

Selected Publications

Jones, C., Maben, J., Jack, R., Davies, E., Forbes, L., Lucas, G. & Ream, E. A systematic review of barriers to early presentation and diagnosis with cancer among Black women, BMJ Open 2013.

Davies, E. A., Renshaw, C., Dixon, S., Møller, H. & Coupland, V. H. Socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities in screen-detected breast cancer in London, Journal of public health 2013; 35, 4, p. 607-15

Jack, R. H., Davies, E. A., Renshaw, C., Tutt, A., Grocock, M. J., Coupland, V. H. & Moller, H. Differences in breast cancer hormone receptor status in ethnic groups: A London population, European Journal of Cancer 2013; 49, 3, p. 696-702.

Tsianakas, V., Maben, J., Wiseman, T., Robert, G., Richardson, A., Madden, P., Griffin, M. & Davies, E. A. Using patients' experiences to identify priorities for quality improvement in breast cancer care: patient narratives, surveys or both?  BMC Health Services Research 2012. 12, 1, 271

Coupland, V. H., Kocher, H. M., Berry, D. P., Allum, W., Linklater, K. M., Konfortion, J., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. Incidence and survival for hepatic, pancreatic and biliary cancers in England between 1998 and 2007, Cancer Epidemiology 2012; 36, 4, p. E207-E214.

Jack, R. H., Davies, E. A. & Møller, H. Breast cancer and age in Black and White women in South East England International Journal of Cancer 2012;  130, 5, p. 1227 – 1229.

Coupland, V. H., Allum, W., Blazeby, J. M., Mendall, M. A., Hardwick, R. H., Linklater, K. M., Møller, H. & Davies, E. A. Incidence and survival of oesophageal and gastric cancer in England between 1998 and 2007, a population-based study,  BMC Cancer 2012; 12.

Lake, J., Mak, V., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. Variation, precision and validity of 1-year survival estimates for lung, breast, colon and prostate cancer in South East England primary care trusts, Public Health 2012; 126, 1, p. 57 – 63.

Anderson, O., Ni, Z., Moller, H., Coupland, V. H., Davies, E. A., Allum, W. H. & Hanna, G. B. Hospital volume and survival in oesophagectomy and gastrectomy for cancer, European Journal of Cancer 2011; 47, 16, p. 2408-2414.

Jack, R. H., Davies, E. A. & Moller, H.  Lung cancer incidence and survival in different ethnic groups in South East England, British Journal of Cancer 2011; 105, 7, p. 1049 – 1053.

Okello, C., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. Reported cancer spending in relation to population characteristics, disease burden and service activity for primary care trusts in South East England, Journal of Public Health (UK) 2011; 33, 3, p. 445 – 452.

Sehgal, A. & Davies, E. A. Comparing treatment trends for colorectal cancer in clinical database and cancer registry data: implications for monitoring cancer care, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2011; 17, 3, p. 486 – 492.

Coupland, V., Madden, P., Jack, R. H., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. Does place of death from cancer vary between ethnic groups in South East England? Palliative Medicine 2011; 25, 4, p. 314 – 322.

Madden, P., Coupland, V. H., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. Using maps and funnel plots to explore variation in place of death from cancer within London, 2002-2007 Palliative Medicine 2011; 25, 4, p. 323 – 332.

Davies, E. A., Meterko, M. M., Charns, M. P., Seibert, M. E. N. & Cleary, P. D.  Factors affecting the use of patient survey data for quality improvement in the Veterans Health Administration, BMC Health Services Research 2011; 11, 334.

Davies, E. A., Sehgal, A., Linklater, K. M., Heaps, K., Moren, C., Walford, C., Cook, R. & Moller, H. Cancer in the London prison population, 1986-2005, Journal of Public Health  (UK) 2010; 32, 4, p. 526 – 531.

Coupland, V. H., Lee, W., Madden, P., Sykes, N., Heal, R., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. Is it possible to determine use of hospice palliative care services by matching hospice and cancer registry data? Palliative Medicine 2010; 24, 8, p. 807 – 811.

Davies, E. A., Linklater, K. M., Coupland, V. H., Renshaw, C., Toy, J., Park, R., Petit, J., Housden, C. & Moller, H. Investigation of low 5-year relative survival for breast cancer in a London cancer network, BJC: British Journal of Cancer 2010; 103, 7, p. 1076 – 1080.

Howard, L. M., Barley, E. A., Davies, E., Rigg, A., Lempp, H., Rose, D., Taylor, D. & Thornicroft, G. Cancer diagnosis in people with severe mental illness: practical and ethical issues, The Lancet Oncology 2010; 11, 8, p. 797-804.

Madden, P. B. & Davies, E. A. Reporting cancer patients' experiences of care for quality improvement: analysis of 2000 and 2004 survey results for South East England,  Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2010; 16, 4, p. 776 – 783.

Bennett, M. I., Davies, E. A. & Higginson, I. J. Delivering research in end-of-life care: problems, pitfalls and future prioritie,  Palliative Medicine 2010; 24, 5, p. 456 – 461.

Jack, R. H., Davies, E. A. & Moller, H. Prostate cancer incidence, stage at diagnosis, treatment and survival in ethnic groups in South-East England, BJU International 2010; 105, 9, p. 1226 – 1230.

Renshaw, C., Jack, R. H., Dixon, S., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. Estimating attendance for breast cancer screening in ethnic groups in London, BMC Public Health, 2010; 10, 157.

Renshaw, C., Ketley, N., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. Trends in the incidence and survival of multiple myeloma in South East England 1985-2004, Bmc Cancer 2010; 10, 74.

Coupland, V. H., Okello, C., Davies, E. A., Bray, F. & Moller, H. The future burden of cancer in London compared with England, Journal of Public Health (UK) 2010;  32, 1, p. 83 – 89.

Robinson, D., Renshaw, C., Okello, C., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. Suicide in cancer patients in South East England from 1996 to 2005: a population-based study, British Journal of Cancer, 2009; 101, 1, p. 198 – 201.

Wong, Y. N. S., Jack, R. H., Mak, V., Henrik, M. & Davies, E. A. The epidemiology and survival of extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma in South East England, 1970-2004, Bmc Cancer 2009; 9, p. 209-209 209.

Croucher, C., Whelan, J. S., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. Trends in the Incidence and Survival of Cancer in Teenagers and Young Adults: Regional Analysis for South East England 1960-2002 Clinical Oncology, 2009; 21, 5, p. 417 – 424.

Jack, R. H., Davies, E. A. & Moller, H.  Breast cancer incidence, stage, treatment and survival in ethnic groups in South East England, British Journal of Cancer 2009; 100, 3, p. 545 – 550.

Coupland, V. H., Chapman, P., Linklater, K. M., Sehgal, A., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. Trends in the epidemiology of larynx and lung cancer in south-east England, 1985-2004, British Journal of Cancer 2009; 100, 1, p. 167 – 169.

Currin, L. G., Jack, R. H., Linklater, K. M., Mak, V., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A.  Inequalities in the incidence of cervical cancer in South East England 2001-2005: an investigation of population risk factors, BMC Public Health 2009; 9, 62.

Robinson, D., Renshaw, C., Okello, C., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. Suicide risk in cancer patients in South East England 1996-2005, British Journal of Cancer 2009; 101, p. 198 – 201.

Croucher, C., Whelan, J., Moller, H. & Davies, E. A. The epidemiology of cancer in teenagers and young adults with cancer, South East England, 1985 – 2002, Clinical Oncology 2009 21, p. 417 – 424.

Davies, E., Mak, V., Ferguson, J., Conaty, S. & Moller, H. Using funnel plots to explore variation in cancer mortality across primary care trusts in South-East England, Journal of Public Health 2008; 30, 3, p. 305 – 312.

 

Davies E, Shaller D, Edgman-Levitan S, Safran DG, Oftedahl G, Sakowski J, Cleary P.  Using the CAHPS® Survey to Support Improvements in Patient-Centred care: Lessons from a Collaborative,” Health Expectations; 2008.

Davies E, Van der Molen B, Cranston A.  “Using Audit and Feedback From Patients and General Practitioners to Decrease Delay in the Referral of Patients with Suspected Colorectal Cancer,”  Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2007; 13(2): 310-319.

Davies E, Cleary PD. “Hearing the Patient’s Voice? Factors Affecting the Use of Patient Survey Data in Quality Improvement,” Quality and Safety in Health Care 2005; 14:428-432.

Davies E. What Are The Palliative Care Needs Of Older People And How Might They Be Met? Health Evidence Network of the European Office of the World Health Organisation 2004. http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/WHO/Progs/HEN?Syntheses/200308201.

Davies E, Higginson IJ (eds) Palliative Care – The Solid Facts.  European Office of the World Health Organisation 2004. http://www.euro.who.int/document/E82931.pdf

 Davies E, Higginson IJ (eds) Better Palliative Care for Older People. European Office of the World Health Organisation 2004 http://www.euro.who.int/document/E82933.pdf

Davies E, Philpot M. “God’s Waiting Room: How Do Older People View Day Hospital Care for Affective Disorder?” International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2004; 19:592-593.

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