Queen's Collaboration for Health Care Quality

Queen's Collaboration for Health Care Quality:

a JBI Centre of Excellence

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Promoting and Supporting Best Practice

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QcHcQ provides a variety of tools and resources to assist you with the synthesis and translation of evidence. In this section we provide several links to partner resources.​  








Systematic Reviews

Check the Knowledge Synthesis tab on the QcHcQ website for QcHcQ authored Systematic Reviews and work in progress. JBI Protocols and Reports are published in the JBI Database available from Wolters Kluwer Health/OVID and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Publishing. Visit the Joanna Briggs Institute website to view the journal: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBIDSRIR) . Public access is available for JBI Abstracts and Protocols. Users can search by Title, Author or Volume/Issue. A subscription is required to access full Reports.

Sample Reports by QcHcQ Authors:

We have made available for download the following QcHcQ faculty authored JBI Systematic Review Reports:

1. Godfrey, C.M, Harrison, M.B., Lang, A., MacDonald, M. Leung, T., Swab, M. Homecare safety and medication management with older adults: a scoping review of the quantitative
and qualitative evidence
. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports 2013;11(7) 82 - 130 

2. Godfrey, C.M., Harrison, M.B., Graham, I.D., Ross-White, A. Utilization of theoretical models and frameworks in the process of evidence synthesis, JBI Library of Systematic Reviews  2010;8(18):730-751

3. Lamb, M. Buchanon, D., Godfrey, C.M., Harrison, M.B., Oakley, P. The psychosocial experience of elderly individuals recovering from a stroke: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews 2008;6(12):432-483

4. Sears, K., Ross-White, A., Godfrey, C.M. The incidence, prevalence and contributing factors associated with the occurrence of medication errors for children and adults in the community setting: a systematic reviewJBI Library of Systematic Reviews 2012; 10(35):2350-2464

5. Sears, K., Godfrey, C.M., Luctkar-Flude, M., Ginsburg, L., Tregunno, D., Ross-White, A. Measuring competence in healthcare learners and healthcare professionals by comparing self-assessment with objective structured clinical examinations: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports 2014;12(11) 221 - 272

Joanna Briggs Institute Resources

The Joanna Briggs Institute provides a wealth of resources. JBI Members who subscribe to JBI COnNECT (Clinical Online Network of Evidence for Care and Therapeutics) have access to JBI’s web-based tools to search, appraise, summarize, embed, utilize and evaluate evidence-based information. Membership and subscription information is available at: http://joannabriggs.org/subscribe.html

Graduates of the JBI Comprehensive systematic Review Training program can use their log-in ID to access JBI SUMARI (System for the Unified Management of the Assessment and Review of Information) to develop, conduct and report systematic reviews of evidence.SUMARI is the  Joanna Briggs Institute's premier software for the systematic review of literature. It is designed to assist researchers and practitioners in fields such as health, social sciences and humanities to appraise and synthesis evidence of feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness and effectiveness; and to conduct economic evaluations of activities and interventions. 

The JBI Reviewers Manual is publicly available from the JBI website.

Newly Registered Review Titles are also publicly listed on the JBI website.  

Check the JBI website regularly for news including the monthly newsletter, JBI Matters. For your convenience, we post the monthly newsletter on the QcHcQ website (under NEWS) as well.


CAN-Implement is a structured process for the adaptation and implementation planning of evidence-informed practice guidelines. It emerged from a five year pan-Canadian evaluation study of a guideline adaptation methodology. The study report was published in 2013*. Visit the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer website, cancerview.ca, to access the CAN-IMPLEMENT Resource for Guideline Adaptation and Implementation.  QcHcQ is currently working with JBI to develop an interactive, on-line model of version 4.0 of this Guide (July 2015).  

* Harrison, M.B., Graham, I.D., Van Den Hoek, J., Dogherty, E.J., Carley, M.E., & Angus, V. (2013). Guideline adaptation and implementation planning: a prospective observational study. Implementation Science, 8(49).(Open Access)

Quick Links to Partner Resources

Use Quick Links on the QcHcQ Home Page to access even more information and resources from the Canadian Patient Safety institute, Accreditation Canada, Cochrane and other helpful sources.