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DSM staff profile

Professor Murray Tilyard

PositionProfessor of General Practice
DepartmentDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (DSM)
QualificationsBSc MB ChB DipObst MD(Otago) FRNZCGP(Dist)
Research summaryGeneral Practice research focusing on research translation and patient safety, especially in medicines use.
MembershipsCEO BPACnz, BPAC Inc., Southlink Health Inc., NZ Formulary
ClinicalGeneral Practice

Research

I have built a career around making research useful to primary care clinicians. My clinical and research experiences have been intertwined since very early in my career. My research was initially driven by questions about my own clinical practice, then by questions about how and why my clinical practice was different to the practices of my colleagues, then by a need to find and make available the best research evidence to inform our clinical practices. Most recently I have researched changed clinical behaviour following information about best research evidence.

My research interest in patient safety has grown throughout my career and I now think of safety as the major challenge for our health system presently and into the future. I led the New Zealand arm of the first international primary care patient safety study that set up a reporting system so that GPs could report safety incidents that they had observed in their practices.

Publications

Tilyard, M. W., Spears, G. F. S., Thomson, J., & Dovey, S. (1992). Treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis with calcitriol or calcium. New England Journal of Medicine, 326(6), 357-362. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199202063260601

Ranta, A., Dovey, S., Weatherall, M., O'Dea, D., Gommans, J., & Tilyard, M. (2015). Cluster randomised controlled trial of TIA electronic decision support in primary care. Neurology, 84(15), 1545-1551. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001472

Tomlin, A. M., Dovey, S. M., & Tilyard, M. W. (2013). Patient outcomes from 10 years of annual diabetes reviews in New Zealand. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 102(2), 129-137. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2013.09.002

Campbell, A. J., Robertson, M. C., Gardner, M. M., Norton, R. N., Tilyard, M. W., & Buchner, D. M. (1997). Randomised controlled trial of a general practice programme of home based exercise to prevent falls in elderly women. British Medical Journal, 315(7115), 1065-1069.

Gillies, T. D., Tomlin, A. M., Dovey, S. M., & Tilyard, M. W. (2013). Ethnic disparities in asthma treatment and outcomes in children aged under 15 years in New Zealand: Analysis of national databases. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 22(3), 312-318. doi: 10.4104/pcrj.2013.00068

Journal - Research Article

Tomlin, A. M., Gillies, T. D., Tilyard, M. W., & Dovey, S. M. (2016). Variation in the pharmaceutical costs of New Zealand general practices: A national database linkage study. Journal of Public Health, 38(1), 138-146. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdu116

Ranta, A., Dovey, S., Weatherall, M., O'Dea, D., Gommans, J., & Tilyard, M. (2015). Cluster randomised controlled trial of TIA electronic decision support in primary care. Neurology, 84(15), 1545-1551. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001472

Gillies, T. D., Tomlin, A. M., Dovey, S. M., & Tilyard, M. W. (2013). Ethnic disparities in asthma treatment and outcomes in children aged under 15 years in New Zealand: Analysis of national databases. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 22(3), 312-318. doi: 10.4104/pcrj.2013.00068

Tomlin, A. M., Dovey, S. M., & Tilyard, M. W. (2013). Patient outcomes from 10 years of annual diabetes reviews in New Zealand. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 102(2), 129-137. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2013.09.002

Tomlin, A., Reith, D., Dovey, S., & Tilyard, M. (2012). Methods for retrospective detection of drug safety signals and adverse events in electronic general practice records. Drug Safety, 35(9), 733-743. doi: 10.2165/11631970-000000000-00000

Dovey, S., Tilyard, M., Cunningham, W., & Williamson, M. (2011). Public and private funding of general practice services for children and adolescents in New Zealand. Health Policy, 103, 24-30. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.09.003

Gauld, R., Dovey, S., Tilyard, M., & Tomlin, A. (2011). How physicians can drive comparative-effectiveness research: Lessons from New Zealand [Commentary]. American Journal of Medicine, 124(2), 93-94. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2010.09.014

Tomlin, A., Dovey, S., Gauld, R., & Tilyard, M. (2011). Better use of primary care laboratory services following interventions to 'market' clinical guidelines in New Zealand: A controlled before-and-after study. BMJ Quality & Safety, 20(3), 282-290. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs.2010.048124

Tomlin, A. M., Dovey, S. M., & Tilyard, M. W. (2008). Risk factors for hospitalization due to diabetes complications. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 80(2), 244-252. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2007.12.017

Tomlin, A., Dovey, S., & Tilyard, M. (2007). Health outcomes for diabetes patients returning for three annual general practice checks. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1252). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1252/2493/content.pdf

McClenaghan, T., Dovey, S., Tilyard, M., & Tomlin, A. (2007). Checking 'Get Checked'. New Zealand Family Physician, 34(3), 177-182.

Tilyard, M., Dovey, S., & Krebs, V. (2006). General practitioners' actual and scheduled charges for consultations with children and the elderly in South Island PHOs. New Zealand Family Physician, 33(3), 184-187.

Dovey, S. M., Fraser, T. J., Tilyard, M. W., Ross, S. J., Baldwin, K. E., & Kane, D. (2006). 'Really simple, summary, bang! That's what I need.' : Clinical information needs of New Zealand general practitioners and the resources they use to meet them. New Zealand Family Physician, 33(1), 18-24.

Tomlin, A., Tilyard, M., Dawson, A., & Dovey, S. (2006). Health status of New Zealand European, Māori, and Pacific patients with diabetes in 242 New Zealand general practices. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1235). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1235/2004/content.pdf

Tomlin, A. M., Tilyard, M. W., Dovey, S. M., & Dawson, A. G. (2006). Hospital admissions in diabetic and non-diabetic patients: A case-control study. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 73, 260-267.

Swinburn, B. A., Walter, L. G., Arroll, B., Tilyard, M., & Russell, D. G. (1998). The Green Prescription Study: a randomized controlled trial of written exercise advice provided by general practioners. American Journal of Public Health, 88(2), 288-291.

Campbell, A. J., Robertson, M. C., Gardner, M. M., Norton, R. N., Tilyard, M. W., & Buchner, D. M. (1997). Randomised controlled trial of a general practice programme of home based exercise to prevent falls in elderly women. British Medical Journal, 315(7115), 1065-1069.

Swinburn, B., Walter, L., Arroll, B., Tilyard, M., & Russell, D. G. (1997). Green prescriptions: attitudes and perceptions of general practitioners towards prescribing exercise. British Journal of General Practice, 47(422), 567-569.

Tilyard, M. W., Spears, G. F. S., Thomson, J., & Dovey, S. (1992). Treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis with calcitriol or calcium. New England Journal of Medicine, 326(6), 357-362. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199202063260601

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Journal - Research Other

Thomas, M. G., Smith, A. J., & Tilyard, M. (2014). Rising antimicrobial resistance: A strong reason to reduce excessive antimicrobial consumption in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1394). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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