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Professor Susan Smith
Professor of General Practice (1991), Public Health & Primary Care

Biography

Susan Smith is Professor of General Practice at Trinity College Dublin and works as a General Practitioner at Inchicore Family Doctors in Dublin 8. She did her undergraduate medical degree in TCD and then did GP training in Ireland and the UK, followed by a period working as an academic GP in Australia. She retuned to Ireland where she has worked as an academic GP in UCD, RCSI and TCD and continues to work as a GP at Inchicore Family Doctors in Dublin 8. Prof Smith is the Associate Director of the HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland and the Clinical Lead for HRB CICER, which provides evidence synthesis supports for the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Caroline McCarthy and Barbara Clyne and Fiona Boland and Frank Moriarty and Michelle Flood and Emma Wallace and Susan M. Smith and, GP-delivered medication review of polypharmacy, deprescribing, and patient priorities in older people with multimorbidity in Irish primary care (SPPiRE Study): A cluster randomised controlled trial, PLOS Medicine, 19, (1), 2022, pe1003862 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Prof Susan M Smith and James Larkin and Brendan Walsh and Frank Moriarty and Barbara Clyne and Patricia Harrington and Susan M Smith, What is the impact of multimorbidity on out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure among community-dwelling older adults in Ireland? A cross-sectional study, BMJ Open, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Melissa K. Sharp, Barrie Tyner, Dayang Anis Binti Awang Baki, Cormac Farrell, Declan Devane, Kamal R. Mahtani, Susan M. Smith, Michelle O'Neill, Máirín Ryan, Barbara Clyne, Evidence synthesis summary formats for clinical guideline development group members: a mixed-methods systematic review protocol, HRB Open Research, 4, 2021, p76 - 76 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Lynn O'Toole and Deidre Connolly and Fiona Boland and Susan M Smith, Effect of the OPTIMAL programme on self-management of multimorbidity in primary care: a randomised controlled trial, British Journal of General Practice, 71, (705), 2021, pe303--e311 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

James Larkin, Ivana Pericin, Maurice Collins, Susan M Smith, David Byrne, Frank Moriarty, GPs" perceptions of their relationship with the pharmaceutical industry: a qualitative study, BJGP Open, 2021, pBJGPO.2021.0057 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Karen Cardwell, Joan Quigley, Barbara Clyne, Barrie Tyner, Marie Carrigan, Susan Smith, Máirín Ryan, Michelle O'Neill, Processes for updating guidelines: protocol for a systematic review, HRB Open Research, 4, 2021, p116 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Louise Foley, Bridget Kiely, Aisling Croke, James Larkin, Susan M Smith, Barbara Clyne, Maria Pierce, Edel Murphy, A protocol for the evaluation of the process and impact of embedding formal and experiential Public and Patient Involvement training in a structured PhD programme, Journal of Multimorbidity and Comorbidity, 11, 2021, p263355652110247 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Joice Cunningham, Frank Doyle, Jennifer M. Ryan, Barbara Clyne, Cathal Cadogan, Elizabeth Cottrell, Susan M. Smith, Helen P. French, Primary care-based models of care for osteoarthritis: a scoping review protocol, HRB Open Research, 4, 2021, p48 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Susan M. Smith, Emma Wallace, Barbara Clyne, Fiona Boland, Martin Fortin, Interventions for improving outcomes in patients with multimorbidity in primary care and community setting: a systematic review, Systematic Reviews, 10, (1), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

James Larkin, Louise Foley, Susan M. Smith, Patricia Harrington, Barbara Clyne, The experience of financial burden for people with multimorbidity: A systematic review of qualitative research, Health Expectations, 24, (2), 2021, p282--295 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Emer O'Brien, Barbara Clyne, Susan M. Smith, Noirin O'Herlihy, Velma Harkins, Emma Wallace, A scoping review protocol of evidence-based guidance and guidelines published by general practitioner professional organisations, HRB Open Research, 4, 2021, p53 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Anders Prior, Claus Høstrup Vestergaard, Anette Riisgaard Ribe, Annelli Sandbæk, Flemming Bro, Peter Vedsted, Susan Smith, Mogens Vestergaard, Morten Fenger-Grøn, Chronic care services and variation between Danish general practices: a nationwide cohort study, British Journal of General Practice, 2021, pBJGP.2021.0419 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Kieran A. Walsh, Thomas Plunkett, Kirsty K. O'Brien, Conor Teljeur, Susan M. Smith, Patricia Harrington, Máirín Ryan, The relationship between procedural volume and patient outcomes for percutaneous coronary interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis, HRB Open Research, 4, 2021, p10 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Susan Smith, Emma Wallace, Barbara Clyne, Fiona Boland, Martin Fortin, Interventions for Improving Outcomes in Patients With Multimorbidity in Primary Care and Community Setting: A Systematic Review, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Fiona Riordan, Aileen Murphy, Christina Dillon, John Browne, Patricia M Kearney, Susan M Smith, Sheena M McHugh, Feasibility of a multifaceted implementation intervention to improve attendance at diabetic retinopathy screening in primary care in Ireland: a cluster randomised pilot trial, BMJ Open, 11, (10), 2021, pe051951 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Stewart W Mercer and John Patterson and John P Robson and Susan M Smith and Elizabeth Walton and Graham Watt, The inverse care law and the potential of primary care in deprived areas, The Lancet, 397, (10276), 2021, p775--776 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Fiona Riordan, Katie Murphy, Colin Bradley, Patricia M. Kearney, Susan M. Smith, Sheena M. McHugh, Acceptability and feasibility of conducting a pilot trial in Irish primary care: lessons from the IDEAs study, HRB Open Research, 4, 2021, p73 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Raymond O'Connor, Patrick J. Murphy, Michael E. O'Callaghan, Susan M. Smith, Liam Glynn, Claire Collins, Rory O'Driscoll, Andrew W. Murphy, Development of a primary care research network focused on chronic disease: a feasibility study for both practices and research networks, HRB Open Research, 4, 2021, p89 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Emer O'Brien, Barbara Clyne, Susan M. Smith, Noirin O'Herlihy, Velma Harkins, Emma Wallace, A scoping review protocol of evidence-based guidance published by general practitioner professional organisations, HRB Open Research, 4, 2021, p53 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Sinéad M. O"Neill, Miriam Bell, Avilene Casey, Brendan Leen, Barbara Clyne, Barrie Tyner, Susan M. Smith, Peter J. Watkinson, Michelle O"Neill, Máirín Ryan, COMMENTARY: Is a Change from the National Early Warning System (NEWS) Warranted in Patients with Chronic Respiratory Conditions?, COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 18, (2), 2021, p129--132 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Barbara Clyne, Kieran A. Walsh, Eamon O'Murchu, Melissa K. Sharp, Laura Comber, Kirsty K O" Brien, Susan M. Smith, Patricia Harrington, Michelle O'Neill, Conor Teljeur, Máirín Ryan, Using preprints in evidence synthesis: Commentary on experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Kiely B, Connolly D, Clyne B, Boland F, O'Donnell P, Shea EO, Smith SM, Primary care-based link workers providing social prescribing to improve health and social care outcomes for people with multimorbidity in socially deprived areas (the LinkMM trial): Pilot study for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial., Journal of Multimorbidity and Comorbidity, 11, 2021, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI Other

Paul G. Carty, Michael McCarthy, Sinead O"Neill, Patricia Harrington, Michelle O"Neill, Conor Teljeur, Susan M. Smith, Máirín Ryan, Laboratory-based dried blood spot testing for hepatitis C: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy, HRB Open Research, 3, 2020, p78 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

de Blacam C, Baylis AL, Kirschner RE, Smith SM, Sell D, Sie KCY, Harris HE, Orr DJA, Protocol for the development of a core outcome set for reporting outcomes of management of velopharyngeal dysfunction., BMJ open, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Murphy ME, McSharry J, Byrne M, Boland F, Corrigan D, Gillespie P, Fahey T, Smith SM, Supporting care for suboptimally controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus in general practice with a clinical decision support system: a mixed methods pilot cluster randomised trial., BMJ open, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Bricca A, Harris LK, Jäger M, Smith SM, Juhl CB, Skou ST, Corrigendum to "Benefits and harms of exercise therapy in people with multimorbidity: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials" [Ageing Res. Rev. 63C (2020) 101166]., Ageing research reviews, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Bricca A, Harris LK, Jäger M, Smith SM, Juhl CB, Skou ST, Benefits and harms of exercise therapy in people with multimorbidity: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials., Ageing research reviews, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Riordan F, Racine E, Phillip ET, Bradley C, Lorencatto F, Murphy M, Murphy A, Browne J, Smith SM, Kearney PM, McHugh SM, Correction to: Development of an intervention to facilitate implementation and uptake of diabetic retinopathy screening., Implementation science : IS, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Paula Byrne and {\'{O, A qualitative exploration of the prescribing and use of statins in asymptomatic people in Ireland: A case of medicalisation, biomedicalisation and pharmaceuticalisation, Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 2020, p136345932094606 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Daniela Rohde, Susan Ahern, Barbara Clyne, Laura Comber, Susan Spillane, Kieran A. Walsh, Paul G. Carty, Linda Drummond, Tina Boland, Susan M. Smith, Máire A. Connolly, Patricia Harrington, Máirín Ryan, Michelle O'Neill, Effectiveness of face masks worn in community settings at reducing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2: A rapid review, HRB Open Research, 3, 2020, p76 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

James Larkin, Louise Foley, Susan M. Smith, Patricia Harrington, Barbara Clyne, The experience of financial burden for patients with multimorbidity: A protocol for a systematic review of qualitative research, HRB Open Research, 2, 2020, p16 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Riordan F, Racine E, Smith SM, Murphy A, Browne J, Kearney PM, Bradley C, James M, Murphy M, McHugh SM, Feasibility of an implementation intervention to increase attendance at diabetic retinopathy screening: protocol for a cluster randomised pilot trial., Pilot and feasibility studies, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Byrne P, Cullinan J, Mintzes B, Smith SM, UK deal over inclisiran., BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Karen Kyne, Caroline McCarthy, Bridget Kiely, Susan M. Smith, Barbara Clyne, Study protocol for a process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing and polypharmacy in patients with multimorbidity in Irish primary care (SPPiRE), HRB Open Research, 2, 2020, p20 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Bricca A, Harris LK, Saracutu M, Smith SM, Juhl CB, Skou ST, The benefits and harms of therapeutic exercise on physical and psychosocial outcomes in people with multimorbidity: Protocol for a systematic review., Journal of comorbidity, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Kiely B, Croke A, O'Shea E, Connolly D, Smith S., Effectiveness of link workers providing social prescribing on health outcomes and costs for adult patients in primary care and community settings. A protocol for a systematic review of the literature, HRB Open Research, 2, (21), 2020 Journal Article, 2020 URL DOI

Barbara Clyne and Fiona Boland and Norah Murphy and Edel Murphy and Frank Moriarty and Alan Barry and Emma Wallace and Tatyana Devine and Susan M. Smith and Declan Devane and Andrew Murphy and Tom Fahey, Quality, scope and reporting standards of randomised controlled trials in Irish Health Research: an observational study, Trials, 21, (1), 2020, p494 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Kieran A. Walsh and Susan Spillane and Laura Comber and Karen Cardwell and Patricia Harrington and Jeff Connell and Conor Teljeur and Natasha Broderick and Cillian F. de Gascun and Susan M. Smith and M{\'{a, The duration of infectiousness of individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2, Journal of Infection, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

O Murchu E, Byrne P, Walsh KA, Carty PG, Connolly M, De Gascun C, Jordan K, Keoghan M, O'Brien KK, O'Neill M, Smith SM, Teljeur C, Ryan M, Harrington P, Immune response following infection with SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses: A rapid review., Reviews in medical virology, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Kieran A. Walsh and Karen Jordan and Barbara Clyne and Daniela Rohde and Linda Drummond and Paula Byrne and Susan Ahern and Paul G. Carty and Kirsty K. O{\textquotesingle, SARS-CoV-2 detection, viral load and infectivity over the course of an infection, Journal of Infection, 81, (3), 2020, p357--371 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Comber L, Walsh KA, Jordan K, O'Brien KK, Clyne B, Teljeur C, Drummond L, Carty PG, De Gascun CF, Smith SM, Harrington P, Ryan M, O'Neill M, Alternative clinical specimens for the detection of SARS-CoV-2: A rapid review., Reviews in medical virology, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

James, O., Cardwell, K., Moriarty, F., M Smith, S., Clyne, B., Barry, M., Boland, F., Clarke, S., Finnigan, K., Daly, M., McCullagh, L., Wallace, E., Kirke, C., Bradley, C., Gallagher, P., Murphy, E., Byrne, A.M.P., Croke, A., Fahey, T., Pharmacists in general practice: A qualitative process evaluation of the General Practice Pharmacist (GPP) study, Family Practice, 37, (5), 2020, p711-718 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Comber L, O Murchu E, Drummond L, Carty PG, Walsh KA, De Gascun CF, Connolly MA, Smith SM, O'Neill M, Ryan M, Harrington P, Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 via aerosols., Reviews in medical virology, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

McCarthy C, Moriarty F, Wallace E, Smith SM, Barbara Clyne for the SPPiRE Study Team, The evolution of an evidence based intervention designed to improve prescribing and reduce polypharmacy in older people with multimorbidity and significant polypharmacy in primary care (SPPiRE)., Journal of comorbidity, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

, Medication monitoring attitudes and perceived determinants to offering medication adherence advice to older hypertensive adults: a factorial survey of community pharmacy interns, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Karen Cardwell, Susan M Smith, Barbara Clyne, Laura McCullagh, Emma Wallace, Ciara Kirke, Tom Fahey, Frank Moriarty, Evaluation of the General Practice Pharmacist (GPP) intervention to optimise prescribing in Irish primary care: a non-randomised pilot study, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

, Predicting poorer health outcomes in older community-dwelling patients with multimorbidity: Prospective cohort study assessing the accuracy of different multimorbidity definitions, BMJ Open, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Paula Byrne, Órla O"Donovan, Susan M Smith, John Cullinan, Medicalisation, risk and the use of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a scoping review of the literature, Health, Risk & Society, 21, (7-8), 2019, p390--406 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

, Medical Student Perceptions of the Value of Learning Psychiatry in Primary Care Settings in Penang, Malaysia, Academic Psychiatry, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

, A Best Evidence in Medical Education systematic review to determine the most effective teaching methods that develop reflection in medical students: BEME Guide No. 51, Medical Teacher, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

, Statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: Modelling guidelines and patient preferences based on an Irish cohort, British Journal of General Practice, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

, Association between gaps in antihypertensive medication adherence and injurious falls in older community-dwelling adults: A prospective cohort study, BMJ Open, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Clyne B, O'Neill SM, Nuzum D, O'Neill M, Larkin J, Ryan M, Smith SM, Patients' spirituality perspectives at the end of life: a qualitative evidence synthesis., BMJ supportive & palliative care, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

, Evidence supporting the best clinical management of patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy: a systematic guideline review and expert consensus, Journal of Internal Medicine, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Dillon P, McDowell R, Smith SM, Gallagher P, Cousins G, Determinants of intentions to monitor antihypertensive medication adherence in Irish community pharmacy: a factorial survey., BMC family practice, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

, Statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: An overview of systematic reviews, BMJ Open, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

, The association between pharmacy refill-adherence metrics and healthcare utilisation: a prospective cohort study of older hypertensive adults, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

, Managing multimorbidity in primary care, CMAJ, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Byrne P, Cullinan J, Smith SM, Statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease., BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

, Predictors of adverse outcomes in uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections, Annals of Family Medicine, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

, Barriers and facilitators to attendance at Type 2 diabetes structured education programmes: a qualitative study of educators and attendees, Diabetic Medicine, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

, The PIPc Study - Application of indicators of potentially inappropriate prescribing in children (PIPc) to a national prescribing database in Ireland: A cross-sectional prevalence study, BMJ Open, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

, A core outcome set for multimorbidity research (COSmm), Annals of Family Medicine, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

de Blacam C, Smith S, Orr D., Surgery for Velopharyngeal Dysfunction: A Systematic Review of Interventions and Outcomes., The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 55, (3), 2018, p405-422 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Wallace E, Moriarty F, McGarrigle C, Smith SM, Kenny RA, Fahey T., Self-report versus electronic medical record recorded healthcare utilisation in older community-dwelling adults: Comparison of two prospective cohort studies., PloS one, 13, (10), 2018, pe0206201 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text DOI

, Cross-sectional analysis of the prevalence and predictors of statin utilisation in Ireland with a focus on primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, BMJ Open, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

, Family-based interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

, Does patient self-management education of primary care professionals improve patient outcomes: A systematic review, BMC Family Practice, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Cardwell K, Clyne B, Moriarty F, Wallace E, Fahey T, Boland F, McCullagh L, Clarke S, Finnigan K, Daly M , Barry M, Smith, S , Supporting prescribing in Irish primary care: Protocol for a non-randomised pilot study of a general practice pharmacist (GPP) intervention to optimise prescribing in primary care., Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, (122), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

, Impact of financial burden, resulting from prescription co-payments, on antihypertensive medication adherence in an older publically insured population, BMC Public Health, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

, Clinical pharmacists working within family practice: What is the evidence?, Family Practice, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

, Patient reported health status and all-cause mortality in patients with coronary heart disease, Family Practice, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Rankin A, Cadogan C.A, Ryan C, Clyne B, Smith S.M, Hughes C.M, Core Outcome Set for Trials Aimed at Improving the Appropriateness of Polypharmacy in Older People in Primary Care, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 URL DOI

, What is the impact of physical activity and physical function on the development of multimorbidity in older adults over time? A population-based cohort study, Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

, Group-Based Trajectory Models: Assessing Adherence to Antihypertensive Medication in Older Adults in a Community Pharmacy Setting, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

, Assessing the multidimensional relationship between medication beliefs and adherence in older adults with hypertension using polynomial regression, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

, External validation of the Vulnerable Elder's Survey for predicting mortality and emergency admission in older community-dwelling people: a prospective cohort study, BMC Geriatrics, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Antibiotic prescription strategies and adverse outcome for uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections: Prospective cough complication cohort (3C) study, BMJ (Online), 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Geographical variation in anti-diabetic prescribing in Ireland in 2013 and 2014: A cross-sectional analysis, Family Practice, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Susan M Smith , Gráinne Cousins , Barbara Clyne , Shane Allwright and Tom O'Dowd , Shared care across the interface between primary and specialty care in management of long term conditions, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, February, 2017 Review Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text DOI

, Supporting prescribing in older people with multimorbidity and significant polypharmacy in primary care (SPPiRE): A cluster randomised controlled trial protocol and pilot, Implementation Science, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Development of a complex intervention to promote appropriate prescribing and medication intensification in poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus in Irish general practice, Implementation Science, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Reducing potentially inappropriate prescribing for older people in primary care: Cost-effectiveness of the opti-script intervention, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Clinical-effectiveness of self-management interventions in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: An overview of reviews, Chronic Respiratory Disease, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Beliefs about prescribed medication among older patients with polypharmacy: A mixed methods study in primary care, British Journal of General Practice, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Predictors of pneumonia in lower respiratory tract infections: 3C prospective cough complication cohort study, The European respiratory journal, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Compassion in Family Practice: Do we need to go there?, Family Practice, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Long-term cost effectiveness of cardiac secondary prevention in primary care in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, European Journal of Health Economics, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Impact of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing on Adverse Drug Events, Health Related Quality of Life and Emergency Hospital Attendance in Older People Attending General Practice: A Prospective Cohort Study, The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Improving risk factor management for patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: A systematic review of healthcare interventions in primary care and community settings, BMJ Open, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Editor's Choice: Adverse outcomes in older adults attending emergency departments: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the identification of Seniors at risk (ISAR) screening tool, Age and Ageing, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

, Antiviral agents for infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

, Utility of electronic international register of clinical prediction rules relevant to primary care, Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

, PIPc study: Development of indicators of potentially inappropriate prescribing in children (PIPc) in primary care using a modified Delphi technique, BMJ Open, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

, Interventions for improving outcomes in patients with multimorbidity in primary care and community settings, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Moran P.S, Teljeur C, Ryan M, Smith S.M, Systematic screening for the detection of atrial fibrillation, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016, (6), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

, Reducing emergency admissions through community based interventions, BMJ (Online), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Murphy L.A, Teljeur C, Moran P.S, Harrington P, Ryan M, Williams D, Foley D.P, Smith S.M, Left atrial appendage closure versus oral anticoagulation for preventing stroke in people with atrial fibrillation, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016, (10), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Moran P., Moran P., Teljeur C., Teljeur C., Harrington P., Smith S., Smyth B., Harbison J., Normand C., Ryan M., Ryan M., Cost-Effectiveness of a National Opportunistic Screening Program for Atrial Fibrillation in Ireland, Value in Health, 19, (8), 2016, p985-995 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

, Interventions to Address Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

, A process evaluation of a cluster randomised trial to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people in primary care (OPTI-SCRIPT study), Trials, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Cooper JA, Moriarty F, Ryan C, Smith SM, Bennett K, Fahey T, Wallace E, Cahir C, Williams D, Teeling M, Hughes CM., Potentially inappropriate prescribing in two populations with differing socio-economic profiles: a cross-sectional database study using the PROMPT criteria., European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 72, (5), 2016, p583 - 591 Journal Article, 2016

, External validation of the Probability of repeated admission (Pra) risk prediction tool in older community-dwelling people attending general practice: A prospective cohort study, BMJ Open, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

, Impact analysis studies of clinical prediction rules relevant to primary care: A systematic review, BMJ Open, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

, 'Potentially inappropriate or specifically appropriate?' Qualitative evaluation of general practitioners views on prescribing, polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people, BMC Family Practice, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

, A comparison of medical records and patient questionnaires as sources for the estimation of costs within research studies and the implications for economic evaluation, Family Practice, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Teljeur C, Moran P.S, Walshe S, Smith S.M, Cianci F, Murphy L, Harrington P, Ryan M, Economic evaluation of chronic disease self-management for people with diabetes: A systematic review, Diabetic Medicine, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

, Sustained effectiveness of a multifaceted intervention to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients in primary care (OPTI-SCRIPT study), Implementation Science, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

, Comparison of count-based multimorbidity measures in predicting emergency admission and functional decline in older community-dwelling adults: a prospective cohort study, BMJ open, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

, Prevalence of prescribing in pregnancy using the Irish primary care research network: A pilot study, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

, Managing patients with multimorbidity in primary care, BMJ (Online), 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Garvey J, Connolly D, Boland S, Smith S., OPTIMAL, an occupational therapy led self-management support programme for people with multimorbidity in primary care: a randomized controlled trial, BMC Family Practice, 2015, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

, Effectiveness of a multifaceted intervention for potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients in primary care: A cluster-randomized controlled trial (OPTI-SCRIPT study), Annals of Family Medicine, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Romero-Ortuno R, Frailty in Primary Care., Interdisciplinary topics in gerontology and geriatrics, 41, 2015, p85-94 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

, Six-year follow-up of the SPHERE RCT: Secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice, BMJ Open, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Donohoe, G., Rose, E., Morris, D., Authors' reply, The British Journal of Psychiatry, 206, (4), 2015, p344- Journal Article, 2015 DOI

, Antiviral agents for infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

, Trends and interaction of polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate prescribing in primary care over 15 years in Ireland: A repeated cross-sectional study, BMJ Open, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

, Caring for people with multiple chronic conditions, Preventing Chronic Disease, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

, Potentially inappropriate prescribing in children, Family Practice, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Grimes RT, Bennett K, Tilson L, Usher C, Smith SM, Henman MC, Initial therapy, persistence and regimen change in a cohort of newly treated type 2 diabetes patients, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 79, (6), 2015, p1000 - 1009 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

, Multimorbidity and functional decline in community-dwelling adults: A systematic review, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

, Primary care organisational interventions for secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease: A systematic review and meta-Analysis, British Journal of General Practice, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

, Retraction of statins article is not in the public interest: Better characterisation of benefits and risks is crucial, BMJ (Online), 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Galvin R, Moriarty F, Cousins G, Cahir C, Motterlini N, Bradley M, Hughes CM, Bennett K, Smith SM, Fahey T, Kenny RA, Prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing and prescribing omissions in older Irish adults: findings from The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing study (TILDA)., European journal of clinical pharmacology, 70, (5), 2014, p599-606 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Cooper JA, Ryan C, Smith SM, Wallace E, Bennett K, Cahir C, Williams D, Teeling M, Fahey T, Hughes CM; (The PROMPT Steering Group) , The development of the PROMPT (PRescribing Optimally in Middle-aged People's Treatments) criteria., BMC Health Services Research, 14, 2014, p13 Journal Article, 2014

, Developing an international register of clinical prediction rules for use in primary care: A descriptive analysis, Annals of Family Medicine, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

, Translating policy into practice: A case study in the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, Health Expectations, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

, Using Postal questionnaires to evaluate physical activity and diet behaviour change: Case Study exploring implications of valid responder characteristics in interpreting intervention outcomes, BMC Research Notes, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

, Computer-based clinical decision support for general practitioners, Family Practice, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

, Risk Prediction models to predict emergency hospital admission in community-dwelling adults: A systematic review, Medical Care, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

, Family based interventions for type 2 diabetes mellitus, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

, Effectiveness of medicines review with web-based pharmaceutical treatment algorithms in reducing potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people in primary care: a cluster randomized trial (OPTI-SCRIPT study protocol)., Trials, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

, Adverse outcomes in older adults attending emergency department: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the Triage Risk Stratification Tool, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

O'Toole L, Connolly D, Smith S., Impact of an occupation-based self-management programme on chronic disease management., Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60, 2013, p30 - 38 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Teljeur, C., Smith, SM, Paul, G., Kelly, A., O'Dowd, T., Multimorbidity in a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes, European Journal of General Practice, 19, 2013, p17 - 22 Journal Article, 2013

, Addressing potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients: Development and pilot study of an intervention in primary care (the OPTI-SCRIPT study), BMC Health Services Research, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Moran P.S, Flattery M.J, Teljeur C, Ryan M, Smith S.M, Effectiveness of systematic screening for the detection of atrial fibrillation., The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 4, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 URL

, Cochrane reviews: Relevant more than ever, British Journal of General Practice, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

, Cochrane review: behavioural and cognitive-behavioural group-based parenting programmes for early-onset conduct problems in children aged 3 to 12 years (Review)., Evidence-based child health : a Cochrane review journal, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Wallace E, Hinchey T, Dimitrov BD, Bennett K, Fahey T, Smith SM, A systematic review of the probability of repeated admission score in community-dwelling adults, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61, (3), 2013, p357 - 364 Journal Article, 2013

, Patient generated "frequently asked questions": Identifying informational needs in a RCT of peer support in type 2 diabetes, Primary Care Diabetes, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

, Do practitioners and friends support patients with coronary heart disease in lifestyle change? a qualitative study, BMC Family Practice, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

, Implementing a peer-support intervention for people with type 2 diabetes: A qualitative study, Family Practice, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Connolly, D. O'Toole, L, Redmond, P., Smith, S., Managing fatigue in patients with chronic conditions in primary care, BMC Family Practice, 30, 2013, p123 - 124 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI Handle

, The epidemiology of malpractice claims in primary care: A systematic review, BMJ Open, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Gallagher N, Bennett K, Smith SM, O'Reilly D, Impact of two different health systems on the burden of type 2 diabetes, Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Smith SS, Soubhi H, Fortin M, Hudon C, O'Dowd T, Managing patients with multimorbidity : systematic review of interventions in primary care and community settings, British Medical Journal, 345, (e5205), 2012, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

, Behavioural and cognitive-behavioural group-based parenting programmes for early-onset conduct problems in children aged 3 to 12 years., Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), 2012 Journal Article, 2012

Furlong, M., McGilloway, S., Bywater, T., Hutchings, J., Smith, S.M., Donnelly, M., Behavioural and cognitive-behavioural group-based parenting programmes for early-onset conduct problems in children aged 3 to 12 years., Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), 2, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

, Cost effectiveness of peer support for type 2 diabetes, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 2012 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

, Interventions for improving outcomes in patients with multimorbidity in primary care and community settings, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Smith, S.M., Soubhi, H., Fortin, M., Hudon, C., O'Dowd, T., Interventions for improving outcomes in patients with multimorbidity in primary care and community settings., Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), 4, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

Aronin, L., Singleton, D., Multilingualism, Amsterdam, John Benjamins, 2012, 1-230pp Book, 2012

, Variation in medical practice: Getting the balance right, Family Practice, 2012 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

, Relative cost effectiveness of the SPHERE intervention in selected patient subgroups with existing coronary heart disease, European Journal of Health Economics, 2012 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

, Framework for the impact analysis and implementation of Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs), BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2011 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

O'Kelly, Smith SM, Lane S, Teljeur C, O'Dowd T, Chronic respiratory disease and multimorbidity: Prevalence and impact in a general practice setting , Respiratory Medicine, 105, 2011, p236 - 242 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

, Systematic review of the effect of diet and exercise lifestyle interventions in the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, Cardiology Research and Practice, 2011 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

, Optimized retrieval of primary care clinical prediction rules from MEDLINE to establish a web-based register, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2011 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Smith SM, Paul G, Kelly A, Whitford DL, O'Shea E, O'Dowd T, Peer support for patients with type 2 diabetes: cluster randomised controlled trial., BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 342, 2011, pd715 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Keogh KM, Smith SM, White P, McGilloway S, Kelly A, Gibney J, O'Dowd T, Psychological family intervention for poorly controlled type 2 diabetes., The American journal of managed care, 17, (2), 2011, p105-13 Journal Article, 2011 URL

, GPs' and pharmacists' experiences of managing multimorbidity: A 'Pandora's box', British Journal of General Practice, 2010 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

, Interventions used to improve control of blood pressure in patients with hypertension., Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), 2010 Journal Article, 2010

Glynn, L.G., Murphy, A.W., Smith, S.M., Schroeder, K., Fahey, T., Interventions used to improve control of blood pressure in patients with hypertension., Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), 3, 2010 Journal Article, 2010

, 'The real deal': A feasibility study of peer-led sex education for early school leavers, European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, 2010 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Buckley B, Byrne M, Smith SM., Service organisation for the secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease in primary care., Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (3), 2010 Journal Article, 2010

, Self-monitoring and other non-pharmacological interventions to improve the management of hypertension in primary care: A systematic review, British Journal of General Practice, 2010 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Furlong M, McGilloway S, Bywater T, Hutchings J, Donnelly M, Smith SM, et al. , Behavioural/cognitive-behavioural group-based parenting interventions for children age 3-12 with early onset conduct pr, Cochrane database of Systematic Reviews (Protocol), 1, 2010 Journal Article, 2010

, The cost-effectiveness of the SPHERE intervention for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 2010 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Glynn L, Murphy A, Smith S, Schroeder K, Fahey T. , nterventions used to improve control of blood pressure in patients with hypertension., Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010, (3), 2010 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Murphy AW, Cupples M, Smith SM, Byrne M, Byrne M, Newell J, et al., Effect of tailored practice and patient care plans on secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice: cluster randomised controlled trial., British Medical Journal, 339, (Oct29_4), 2009, pb4220- Journal Article, 2009

Leathem CS, Cupples ME, Byrne MC, Byrne M, Corrigan M, Smith SM, et al., Using the opinions of coronary heart disease patients in designing a health education booklet for use in general practice consultations., Primary Health Care Research & Development, 10, 2009, p189 - 199 Journal Article, 2009

SM Smith, T Fahey, J Smucny, LA Becker, Antibiotics foracute bronchitis (Review), The Cochrane Collaboration, 0, (1), 2009, p1 - 56 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Leathem CS, Cupples ME, Byrne MC, O'Malley M, Houlihan A, Murphy AW, Smith SM, Identifying strategies to maximise recruitment and retention of practices and patients in a multicentre randomised controlled trial of an intervention to optimise secondary prevention for coronary heart disease in primary care., BMC Medical Research Methodology, 9, (40), 2009 Journal Article, 2009 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

White P, Smith SM, Hevey D, O'Dowd T, Understanding type 2 diabetes: including the family member's perspective., The Diabetes educator, 35, (5), 2009, p810 - 817 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

P White P, SM Smith, D Hevey, T O'Dowd. , Understanding Type 2 Diabetes: Including the Family Member's Perspective. The Diabetes Educator. 2009 September 1, 2009;35(5):810-7., The Diabetes Educator., 35, (5), 2009, p810 - 817 Journal Article, 2009

SW Mercer, SM Smith, S Wyke, T O'Dowd, G Watt, Multimorbidity in primary care: developing the research agenda, Family Practice, 26, 2009, p79 - 80 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Smith S.M., Ferede A. and O'Dowd T., Multimorbidity in younger deprived patients: an exploratory study of research and service implications in general practice, BMC Family Practice , 9, (6), 2008 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Smith S, Henman M, Schroeder K, Fahey T, Over-the-counter cough medicines in children: neither safe or efficacious?, British Journal of General Practice, 58, (556), 2008, p757 - 758 Journal Article, 2008

ME Cupples, MC Byrne, SM Smith, CS Leathem, AW Murphy, Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in different primary healthcare systems with and without pay-for-performance, Heart, 2008, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Smith, S.M , Allwright, S. , O'Dowd, T., Does sharing care across the primary-specialty interface improve outcomes in chronic disease? A systematic review, American Journal of Managed Care , 14, (4), 2008, p213-224 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Smith SM, Shroeder K, Fahey T, Over-the-counter medications for acute cough in children and adults in ambulatory settings, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 0, (1), 2008, p1-2 Journal Article, 2008 DOI URL

ME Cupples, SM Smith, AW Murphy, How effective is prevention in coronary heart disease?, Heart, 94, (11), 2008, p1370 - 1371 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Paul GM, Smith SM, Whitford D, O'Kelly F, O'Dowd T, Development of a complex intervention to test the effectiveness of peer support in type 2 diabetes, BMC Health Services Research, 7, 2007, p136- Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Keogh K, White P, Smith S, McGilloway S, Gibney J, OʼDowd T., Changing illness perceptions in patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, a randomised controlled trial of a family-based intervention: protocol and pilot study. , BMC Family Practice , 8, (36), 2007 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

Buckley B, Byrne MC, Dineen B, Smith SM, Service organisation for the secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease (Protocol), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 0, (4), 2007, p1-8 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Keogh KM, White P, Hevey D, McGilloway S, Smith SM, Family based interventions to improve outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. (Protocol) , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, 2007 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

Smith S, OʼDowd T. , In response to article on Codeire study., Irish Medical Journal., 100, (2), 2007, p378-9 Journal Article, 2007

Smith SM, Allwright S, O'Dowd T, Effectiveness of shared care across the interface between primary and specialty care in chronic disease management., Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 0, (3), 2007, p1 - 46 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

Smith, S.M. , Primary care diabetes in the Republic of Ireland , Primary Care Diabetes , 1, (4), 2007, p207-208 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

White P, Smith SM, O'Dowd T., Living with Type 2 diabetes: a family perspective, Diabetic Medicine, 24, (7), 2007, p796 - 801 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

Susan M Smith, Tom O'Dowd, Chronic diseases: what happens when they come in multiples? [Editorial], British Journal of General Practice, 57, (537), 2007, p268 - 270 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Jennings S, Whitford DL, Carey D, Smith SM, Structuring diabetes care in general practices: many improvements, remaining challenges, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 175, (4), 2007, p42 - 47 Journal Article, 2007

Gillian M Paul, Susan M Smith, David L Whitford, Eamon O'Shea, Fergus O'Kelly and Tom O'Dowd , Peer support in type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial in primary care with parallel economic and qualitative analyses: pilot study and protocol , Biomed Central Family Practice, 8, (45), 2007 Journal Article, 2007 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Smith SM, Soubhi H, Fortin M, Hudon C, O'Dowd T, Interventions to improve outcomes in patients with multimorbidity in primary care and community settings. (Protocol), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , 2, 2007 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

Byrne M, Cupples ME, Smith SM, Leathem C, Corrigan M, Byrne MC, Murphy AW, Development of a complex intervention for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in primary care using the UK Medical Research Council Framework, American Journal of Managed Care, 12, (5), 2006, p261 - 266 Journal Article, 2006 URL

O'Sullivan T, Smith SM, National Survey of Diabetes Care in General Practice, Irish Medical Journal, 99, (4), 2006, p104 - 106 Journal Article, 2006

Smith SM, White P, Whitford DL, Handy D, O'Dowd T, Consensus on Diabetes Management in Primary Care, Irish Medical Journal, 99, (8), 2006, p236 - 238 Journal Article, 2006

Corrigan M, Cupples ME, Smith SM, Byrne M, Leathem CS, Clerkin P, Murphy AW, The contribution of qualitative research in designing a complex intervention for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in two different healthcare systems, BMC Health Services Research, 6, 2006, p90 Journal Article, 2006 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Paul G, Smith S, Long J, Experience of intimate partner violence among women and men attending general practices in Dublin, Ireland: A cross-sectional survey, European Journal of General Practice, 12, (2), 2006, p66 - 69 Journal Article, 2006 DOI URL

, The SPHERE Study. Secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice: Protocol of a randomised controlled trial of tailored practice and patient care plans with parallel qualitative, economic and policy analyses. [ISRCTN24081411], Current Controlled Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2005 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

S. Smith, J. Long, J. Deady, F. O'Keeffe, D. Handy and T. O'Dowd, Adapting developing country epidemiological assessment techniques to improve the quality of health needs assessments in developed countries, BMC Health Services Research, 5, 2005, p32 Journal Article, 2005 DOI URL URL TARA - Full Text

Murphy AW, Cupples M, Smith S, Byrne M, Byrne M, Leathem C., The SPHERE Study. Secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice: a randomised controlled trial of tailored practice and patient care plans with parallel qualitative, economic and policy analyses. , Current Controlled Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine , 6, (1), 2005, p11 Journal Article, 2005 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

M. Byrne, M. Corrigan, M.E. Cupples, S.M. Smith, C. Leathem and A.W. Murphy, The SPHERE Study: Using psychological theory to inform the development of behaviour change training for primary care staff to increase secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, Irish Journal of Psychology, 26, (1-2), 2005, p53 - 64 Journal Article, 2005

P. White, S.M. Smith, T. O'Dowd, The role of the family in adult chronic illness: A review of the literature on type 2 diabetes, Irish Journal of Psychology (Special Issue), 26, (1-2), 2005, p9 - 15 Journal Article, 2005

Smith SM, Allwright S, Byrne M, Brazier H, O'Dowd T, Murphy AW, International variations in the generation of the evidence base for primary care, European Journal of General Practice, 11, (1), 2005, p33 - 34 Journal Article, 2005

Byrne M, Corrigan M, Cupples M, Smith S, Leathem C, Murphy A. , The SPHERE study: Development of theory informed behaviour change training for primary care staff to increase secondary prevention of coronary heart disease., Psychology and Health,, 20, (1), 2005, p37 Journal Article, 2005

Smith SM, Allwright S, O'Dowd T, Effectiveness of shared care across the primary-specialty care interface in chronic disease management (Protocol for a Cochrane Review), The Cochrane Library, (3), 2004 Journal Article, 2004 DOI URL

, Diabetes and associated major comorbidity accounts for 15% of total healthcare expenditure in Saskatchewan, Evidence-Based Healthcare, 2004 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Smith SM., Randomised controlled trials in Irish general practice, Irish Medical Journal., 97, (7), 2004, p215-6 Journal Article, 2004

, Lesson of the week: Burns caused by steam inhalation for respiratory tract infections in children, BMJ: British Medical Journal, 2004 Journal Article, 2004

Murphy SM, Murray D, Smith SM, Orr DJA. , Burns caused by steam inhalation for respiratory tract infections in children. , British Medical Journal., 328, (7442), 2004, p757. Journal Article, 2004 URL DOI

Smith SM., Diabetes and associated major comorbidity accounts for 15% of total healthcare expenditure in Saskatchewan [Commentary 2]. , Evidence-based healthcare. , 8, (1), 2004, p13-4. Journal Article, 2004

Smith S, Bury G, O'Leary M, Shannon W, Tynan A, Staines A, et al., The North Dublin randomized controlled trial of structured diabetes shared care., Family Practice. , 21, (1), 2004, p39-45. Journal Article, 2004 URL

Effectiveness of shared care across the primary-speciality care interface in chronic disease management (Protocol for a Cochrane Review) in, The Cochrane Library, Issue 3 2004, Chichester, UK, John Wiley & Sons, 2004, [Smith SM, Allwright S, O'Dowd T] Book Chapter, 2004

Murphy AW, Nugent A, Black N, Parsons B, Smith SM., A national census of Irish general practice training programme graduates 1990-1996, Irish Medical Journal., 96, (1), 2003, p10-2. Journal Article, 2003

Smith SM. , Newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus., British Medical Journal., 326, (7403), 2003, p1371 Journal Article, 2003 DOI URL

Smith S, Holahan J, McAuliffe A, Firth R., Irish Diabetes Detection Programme in general practice., Diabet Med., 20, (9), 2003, p717-22. Journal Article, 2003 URL DOI

Smith S, O'Leary M, Bury G, Staines A, A T, Shannon W, et al. , A qualitative investigation of the views and health beliefs of patients with Type 2 Diabetes following the introduction of a diabetes shared care service. , Diabet Med. , 20, (10), 2003, p853-7 Journal Article, 2003 URL DOI

Smith, S.M., 10-Minute consultation: Newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus, British Medical Journal, 326, (7403), 2003 Journal Article, 2003

Bates M, Carmody P, Haba S, Smith S, Bradley C., Diabetes screening in general practice. Workload studies as well as clinical trials should be considered when drawing up guidelines., BMJ, 314, (7334), 2002, p426 Journal Article, 2002

Smith SM. , The North Dublin Diabetes Shared Care (DiSC) Project: A randomised controlled trial with qualitative and economic analyses [MD]. , Dublin, University College Dublin, 2002 Book, 2002

Smith S, Lynch J, K OD, Bury G. , Patients' views on out of hours care in general practice in Dublin., Irish Medical Journal., 170, (3), 2001, p192-4. Journal Article, 2001

Smith S, Bury G, Shannon W, O'Leary M, Tynan A, Staines A, et al., The North Dublin Diabetes Shared Care (DiSC) Project: A profile of current diabetes care in Ireland., Irish Medical Journal. , 94, (8), 2001, p240-2. Journal Article, 2001

Smith S. , Family Medicine in Cuba, J Cardiovasc Risk, 30, (2), 2001, p104-6 Journal Article, 2001

McCormack P, Lawlor R, Donegan C, O'Neill D, Smith SM, Moroney C, et, Knowledge and attitudes to prescribed drugs in young and elderly patients, Irish Medical Journal, 90, (1), 1997, p29-30 Journal Article, 1997

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Paul G, Smith SM, Whitford D, O'Dowd T., Can a peer-care model improve diabetes outcomes?, Diabetes Voice, 50, (4), 2005, p20 - 21 Journal Article, 2005

Research Expertise

Description

Prof Smith's research interests include improving outcomes for patients with multimorbidity and related clinical issues such as medicines management, including access to medicines. She has been the PI or Co-PI on eight RCTs of interventions for chronic disease management in Irish primary care settings. She is an editor and author with the Cochrane Collaboration and is an advocate for Evidence Based Medicine and Shared Decision Making. She also has an interest in health equity and coordinates the Deep End Ireland Group, which advocates for appropriate primary care services for socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. During the COVID-19 pandemic she has been a member of the HIQA COVID19 Expert Advisory Group, which provides evidence based guidance to inform public policy and guidance.

Projects

  • Title
    • HRB Collaborative Doctoral Award in Multimorbidity
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB

Keywords

Clinical research, trials; Community health and general practice; Primary care

Recognition

Memberships

ICGP RCGP RCPI