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Dr Phil Hider

Senior LecturerPhil Hider

MB ChB, GradCertQIHC, DPH, GradDipClinEpi, MPH (Otago), MMedSci (Clin Epi)(Newcastle, Australia), MRNZCGP, FNZCPHM, FAFPHM (RACP), PhD (Otago).

Email phil.hider@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 364 3679

Department of Population Health
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch 8140

Background

Phil Hider originally trained as a medical practitioner and worked for ten years in general practice.

He has since retrained as a public health physician and obtained further postgraduate qualifications including a PhD in epidemiology, patient safety and quality improvement.

Teaching 

Teaching resource

Selected examples of past student supervision

Medical curriculum development

  • Epidemiology 
  • Applied epidemiology 
  • Health informatics
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Safety and quality 

Research Interests

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Quality improvement
  • Systematic reviews/meta-analyses
  • Health services research

Selected examples of past projects

Selected Professional Activities

  • Chair, Population Health and Epidemiology Domain, Otago Medical School
  • Member, MB ChB Curriculum Committee, Otago Medical School
  • Member, Curriculum Sub-Committee, University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Member, Advanced Learning in Medicine Committee, University of Otago, Christchurch 
  • Associate Editor; Quality, Performance, Safety and Outcomes, BMC Health Services Research Journal
  • Deputy Chair, Faculty Training Committee, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • Member, Faculty Education Committee, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • Member, New Zealand Committee, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • Clinical Epidemiologist, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee, Health Quality and Safety Commission

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Publications

Wylie, N., Hider, P., Armstrong, D., Rajkomar, K., Srinivasa, S., Rodgers, M., … Koea, J. (2018). From scratch: Developing a hepatic resection service for metastatic colorectal cancer. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(5), E377-E381. doi: 10.1111/ans.13848

Hider, P., Dempster-Rivett, K., Williman, J., Dempster-Rivett, M., Sadler, L., McLeod, M., Miller, A., & Sykes, P. (2018). A review of cervical cancer occurrences in New Zealand 2008–2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1472), 53-63. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Januel, J.-M., Romano, P. S., Couris, C. M., Hider, P., Quan, H., Colin, C., … and for the International Methodology Consortium for Coded Health Information (IMECCHI). (2018). Clinical and health system determinants of venous thromboembolism event rates after hip arthroplasty: An international comparison. Medical Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000959

Yuan, L., Hider, P., Walsh, M., Srinivasa, S., Rodgers, M., Booth, M., … Koea, J. (2018). Oesophagectomy at a New Zealand regional centre: where to now? ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.14563

Ng, J., Andrew, P., Muir, P., Greene, M., Mohan, S., Knight, J., Hider, P., … Bramley, D. (2018). Feasibility and reliability of clinical coding surveillance for the routine monitoring of adverse drug events in New Zealand hospitals. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1484), 46-60. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Authored Book - Research

Hider, P. N. (2001). Environmental interventions to reduce energy intake or density: a critical appraisal of the literature (1 ed.). Christchurch: NZHTA Report Vol 4 No 2, 75p.

Hider, P. N., & Nicholas, B. R. (1999). NZHTA Report 2 (2). The early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer: A literature review - an update. Christchurch: Dept Public Health and General Practice, CSM, 150p.

Hider, P. N. (1998). NZHTA Report 8. Emergency department attendance: a critical appraisal of the literature. Christchurch: Dept Public Health and General Practice, CSM, 36p.

Hider, P. N. (1998). NZHTA Report 4. Youth suicide prevention by primary healthcare professionals. Christchurch: Dept Public Health and General Practice, CSM, 115p.

Hider, P. N. (1998). NZHTA Report 1. Outcomes from the use of the Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator: a critical appraisal of the literature. University of Otago, Christchurch: Department of Public Health and General Practice, 99p.

Hider, P. N. (1998). NZHTA Report 6. Acute medical admissions: A critical appraisal of the literature. University of Otago, Christchurch: Department of Public Health and General Practice, 173p.

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Journal - Research Article

Wylie, N., Hider, P., Armstrong, D., Rajkomar, K., Srinivasa, S., Rodgers, M., … Koea, J. (2018). From scratch: Developing a hepatic resection service for metastatic colorectal cancer. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(5), E377-E381. doi: 10.1111/ans.13848

Ng, J., Andrew, P., Muir, P., Greene, M., Mohan, S., Knight, J., Hider, P., … Bramley, D. (2018). Feasibility and reliability of clinical coding surveillance for the routine monitoring of adverse drug events in New Zealand hospitals. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1484), 46-60. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Yuan, L., Hider, P., Walsh, M., Srinivasa, S., Rodgers, M., Booth, M., … Koea, J. (2018). Oesophagectomy at a New Zealand regional centre: where to now? ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.14563

Januel, J.-M., Romano, P. S., Couris, C. M., Hider, P., Quan, H., Colin, C., … and for the International Methodology Consortium for Coded Health Information (IMECCHI). (2018). Clinical and health system determinants of venous thromboembolism event rates after hip arthroplasty: An international comparison. Medical Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000959

Hider, P., Dempster-Rivett, K., Williman, J., Dempster-Rivett, M., Sadler, L., McLeod, M., Miller, A., & Sykes, P. (2018). A review of cervical cancer occurrences in New Zealand 2008–2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1472), 53-63. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wylie, N., Hider, P., Armstrong, D., Srinivasa, S., Rodgers, M., Brown, A., & Koea, J. (2018). The volume, cost and outcomes of pancreatic resection in a regional centre in New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(12), 1258-1262. doi: 10.1111/ans.13984

Khashram, M., Williman, J. A., Hider, P. N., Jones, G. T., & Roake, J. A. (2017). Management of modifiable vascular risk factors improves late survival following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 39, 301-311. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.07.066

Marshall, J. R., Buchwald, P. L., Gandhi, J., Schultz, J. K., Hider, P. N., Frizelle, F. A., & Eglinton, T. W. (2017). Laparoscopic lavage in the management of Hinchey grade III diverticulitis: A systematic review. Annals of Surgery, 265(4), 670-676. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002005

Khashram, M., Hider, P. N., Williman, J. A., Jones, G. T., & Roake, J. A. (2016). Does the diameter of abdominal aortic aneurysm influence late survival following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Vascular, 24(6), 658-667. doi: 10.1177/1708538116650580

Hider, P., Frampton, C., Theis, J.-C., Wilson, L., & Rothwell, A. (2016). Perioperative mortality in New Zealand related to hip and knee replacement surgery: Comparing administrative and registry data. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1432), 33-40. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jeffery, M., Hickey, B. E., Hider, P. N., & See, A. M. (2016). Follow-up strategies for patients treated for non-metastatic colorectal cancer (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 11, CD002200. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002200.pub3

Khashram, M., Williman, J. A., Hider, P. N., Jones, G. T., & Roake, J. A. (2016). Systematic review and meta-analysis of factors influencing survival following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, 51(2), 203-215. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2015.09.007

Thomson, J., Seers, K., Frampton, C., Hider, P., & Moor, S. (2016). Sequential population study of the impact of earthquakes on the emotional and behavioural well-being of 4-year-olds in Canterbury, New Zealand. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 52(1), 18-24. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12988

Ariyaratnam, R., Palmqvist, C. L., Hider, P., Laing, G. L., Stupart, D., Wilson, L., … Gruen, R. L. (2015). Toward a standard approach to measurement and reporting of perioperative mortality rate as a global indicator for surgery. Surgery, 158(1), 17-26. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2015.03.024

Hider, P., Wilson, L., Rose, J., Weiser, T. G., Gruen, R., & Bickler, S. W. (2015). The role of facility-based surgical services in addressing the national burden of disease in New Zealand: An index of surgical incidence based on country-specific disease prevalence. Surgery, 158(1), 44-54. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2015.04.005

Milne, B. J., Parker, K., McLay, J., von Randow, M., Lay-Yee, R., Hider, P., Cumming, J., & Davis, P. (2015). Primary health care access and ambulatory sensitive hospitalizations in New Zealand. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 38(2), 178-187. doi: 10.1097/jac.0000000000000057

Rose, J., Weiser, T. G., Hider, P., Wilson, L., Gruen, R. L., & Bickler, S. W. (2015). Estimated need for surgery worldwide based on prevalence of diseases: A modelling strategy for the WHO Global Health Estimate. Lancet Global Health, 3(Suppl. 2), S13-S20. doi: 10.1016/s2214-109x(15)70087-2

Hider, P., Parker, K., von Randow, M., Milne, B., Lay-Yee, R., & Davis, P. (2014). Can patient safety indicators monitor medical and surgical care at New Zealand public hospitals? New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1405). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sharma, P. V., Eglinton, T., Hider, P., & Frizelle, F. (2014). Systematic review and meta-analysis of the role of routine colonic evaluation after radiologically confirmed acute diverticulitis. Annals of Surgery, 259(2), 263-272. doi: 10.1097/sla.0000000000000294

Rumball-Smith, J., Blakely, T., Sarfati, D., & Hider, P. (2013). The mismeasurement of quality by readmission rate: How blunt is too blunt an instrument? A quantitative bias analysis. Medical Care, 51(5), 418-424. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e31828d1275

Rumball-Smith, J., Sarfati, D., Hider, P., & Blakely, T. (2013). Ethnic disparities in the quality of hospital care in New Zealand, as measured by 30-day rate of unplanned readmission/death. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 25(3), 248-254. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzt012

Davis, P., Milne, B., Parker, K., Hider, P., Lay-Yee, R., Cumming, J., & Graham, P. (2013). Efficiency, effectiveness, equity (E3): Evaluating hospital performance in three dimensions. Health Policy, 112(1-2), 19-27. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.02.008

Graham, P., Hider, P., Cumming, J., Raymont, A., & Finlayson, M. (2012). Variation in New Zealand hospital outcomes: Combining hierarchical Bayesian modeling and propensity score methods for hospital performance comparisons. Health Services & Outcomes Research Methodology, 12(1), 1-28. doi: 10.1007/s10742-012-0079-9

Raymont, A., Graham, P., Hider, P. N., Finlayson, M. P., Fraser, J., & Cumming, J. M. (2012). Variation in the adoption of patient safety practices among New Zealand district health boards. Australian Health Review, 36(2), 163-168. doi: 10.1071/ah10972

Fife, J., Raniga, S., Hider, P. N., & Frizelle, F. A. (2011). Folic acid supplementation and colorectal cancer risk: A meta-analysis. Colorectal Disease, 13(2), 132-137. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2009.02089.x

Quan, H., Li, B., Couris, C. M., Fushimi, K., Graham, P., Hider, P., … Sundararajan, V. (2011). Updating and validating the Charlson comorbidity index and score for risk adjustment in hospital discharge abstracts using data from 6 countries. American Journal of Epidemiology, 173(6), 676-682. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwq433

Rajaratnam, S. G., Eglinton, T. W., Hider, P., & Fearnhead, N. S. (2011). Impact of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis on female fertility: Meta-analysis and systematic review. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 26(11), 1365-1374. doi: 10.1007/s00384-011-1274-9

Fukuda, K., Hider, P. N., Epton, M. J., Jennings, L. C., & Kingham, S. (2011). Including viral infection data supports an association between particulate pollution and respiratory admissions. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(2), 163-169. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00620.x

James, M. L., Lehman, M., Hider, P. N., Jeffery, M., Hickey, B. E., & Francis, D. P. (2010). Fraction size in radiation treatment for breast conservation in early breast cancer (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 11, CD003860. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003860.pub3

Sabanli, M., Balasingham, A., Bailey, W., Eglinton, T., Hider, P., & Frizelle, F. A. (2010). Computed tomographic colonography in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer. British Journal of Surgery, 97(8), 1291-1294. doi: 10.1002/bjs.7098

Rumball-Smith, J., Hider, P., & Graham, P. (2009). The readmission rate as an indicator of the quality of elective surgical inpatient care for the elderly in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1289). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1289/3461/content.pdf

Rumball-Smith, J., & Hider, P. (2009). The validity of readmission rate as a marker of the quality of hospital care, and a recommendation for its definition. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1289). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1289/3462/content.pdf

Hider, P. N., Griffin, G., Walker, M., & Coughlan, E. P. (2009). The information-seeking behavior of clinical staff in a large health care organization. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 97(1), 47-50. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.97.1.009

Chan, G., Goh, F., Hodgson, T., Hsu, E., Johnstone, D., Ly, J., … Hider, P., Gray, A., & Highton, J. (2008). Outpatient follow-up for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in relation to New Zealand Rheumatology Association guidelines at Dunedin Hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1274). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1274/3075/content.pdf

Thwaites, J. H., Hider, P., Sheehan, D., & Smith, S. (2008). Sick patient simulation training for interns - A New Zealand pilot: Does simulation training improve the ability of interns to manage acutely unwell patients? International Journal of Clinical Skills, 2(1), 12-16.

James, M. L., Lehman, M., Hider, P. N., Jeffery, M., Francis, D. P., & Hickey, B. E. (2008). Fraction size in radiation treatment for breast conservation in early breast cancer (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3, CD003860. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003860.pub2

Morton, J., Hider, P., & Schaab, K. (2008). Factors influencing the departure of non-consultant hospital doctors from Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1273). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1273/3036/content.pdf

Rumball-Smith, J., & Hider, P. (2008). Use of hospital readmission rates to assess national health system interventions for the elderly in New Zealand 2000-2004. Australasian Epidemiologist, 15(3), 32-36.

Hider, P., Lay-Yee, R., & Davis, P. (2007). Practitioners, patients, and their visits: A description of accident and medical (A&M) clinics in New Zealand, 2001/2. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1254). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1254/2538/content.pdf

Hider, P., Lay-Yee, R., Crampton, P., & Davis, P. (2007). Comparison of services provided by urban commercial, community-governed and traditional primary care practices in New Zealand. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 12(4), 215-222. doi: 10.1258/135581907782101525

Jeffery, M., Hickey, B. E., & Hider, P. N. (2007). Follow-up strategies for patients treated for non-metastatic colorectal cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, CD002200. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002200.pub2

Richardson, S., Casey, M., & Hider, P. (2007). Following the patient journey: Older persons' experiences of emergency departments and discharge. Accident & Emergency Nursing, 15, 134-140. doi: 10.1016/j.aaen.2007.05.004

Hider, P., Lay-Yee, R., & Davis, P. (2007). Doctors, practices, patients, and their problems during usual hours: A description of rural and non-rural primary care in New Zealand in 2001-2002. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1253). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1253/2519/content.pdf

Richardson, S., Ardagh, M., & Hider, P. (2006). New Zealand health professionals do not agree about what defines appropriate attendance at an emergency department. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1232). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1232/1933/content.pdf

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