Faculty

Staff

Paulo Sousa

Health Policy and Administration Associate Professor
Presentation

PhD in Public Health by ENSP-UNL, member of the Public Health Research Centre.

Coordinator of the Master Programme in Public Health and the International Course on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

Main academic areas of interesting: Health Policies and Systems; Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Outcomes research and Risk Adjustment; Cardiovascular Diseases.

Teaching
  • Coordinator of the Master Programme in Public Health
  • Coordinator of the International Course on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Deputy-Coordinator of the Public Health Specialization Course (2º year residency in Public Health)
  • Coordinator of several modules/curricular units, namely: Health Policies, Governance and Systems; Evidence-Based Health Programmes; Patient Safety and Risk Management; Quality and Patient Safety; Research Seminars, among others.
  • Collaboration in several modules/curricular units such as: Fundamentals in Public Health; Epidemiology; International Health; Clinical Governance; Health Policy, Economics, Organizational Theory and Management; Public Health Seminars II, among others.
PhD Supervision
Ongoing/finished

Diego San José Saras | Eventos adversos y adecuación sanitaria en el ámbito hospitalario: frecuencia, causas e impacto | Entrega prevista: dezembro 2022.

Rui Cortes | Lean no pré-operatório e Aprendizagem Automática no agendamento cirúrgico como gerador de eficiência da atividade do Bloco Operatório | Doutoramento em Saúde Pública, especialização em Política, Gestão e Administração da Saúde | Entrega prevista: até setembro 2024

Helga Oliveira | Implementação de um Programa de Segurança do Doente em Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos | Doutoramento em Enfermagem, Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa | Entrega prevista: até junho 2023

Sofia Guerra-Paiva | Apoio às segundas vítimas dos eventos adversos: contexto internacional e nacional | Doutoramento em Saúde Pública, especialização em Política, Gestão e Administração da Saúde| Entrega prevista: até setembro 2024

Maria João Lobão | Infecção por Klebsiella pneumoniae resistente aos carbapenemos: contributos para a caracterização da carga epidemiológica e para a otimização da estratégia de prevenção em Portugal | Doutoramento em Saúde Pública, especialização em Política, Gestão e Administração da Saúde | Entrega prevista: setembro 2023.

Carlos Palos | A contribution to improving antimicrobial stewardship activities and increasing knowledge about inappropriate antibiotic prescription prevalence and associated determinants in Portuguese hospitals | Doutoramento em Saúde Pública, especialização em Epidemiologia | Entrega prevista: até setembro 2023

Research

 

Participation in 18 research projects as PI or researcher, sponsored by different national and international entities (EU; FCT – Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and tecnnology; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian; national and local authorities, private companies, among others), in areas such as Quality Improvement; Patient Safety; Hospital Acquired Infections; Health Policies and Systems; Outcomes Assessment and Risk Adjustment; Cardiovascular diseases.

Member of the Public Health Research Center (CISP) and the Comprehensive Health Research Center (NOVA).

Publications

Books and chapters  (more recent)

 

Patient Safety culture as a quality strategy. Cordula Wagner; Solveig Kristensen; Paulo Sousa; Dimitra Panteli. In. Improving healthcare quality in Europe: characteristics, effectiveness and implementation of different strategies. Edited by Reinhard Busse; Niek Klazinga; Dimitra Panteli; Wilm Quentin. A joint publication of OECD, WHO, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. ISBN 978 92 890 5. UK, 2019.

Leveraging Antimicrobial Stewardship: Focus on individual prescription appropriateness. Carlos Palos, Paulo Sousa. In Health and Social Care System of the Future: Demographic Changes, Digital Age and Human Factors, pp 127-134, Doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24067-7, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019. 

Economic and Clinical Impact of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Intensive Care Units of a University Hospital Centre. Joana Rodrigues, Paulo Sousa. In Health and Social Care System of the Future: Demographic Changes, Digital Age and Human Factors, pp 135-141., Doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24067-7, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019. 

Nurse’s Role on Antibiotic Stewardship: Perception, Attitudes and Knowledge of a group of Portuguese Nurses. Ana Soares, Carlos Palos, Paulo Sousa. In Health and Social Care System of the Future: Demographic Changes, Digital Age and Human Factors, pp 180-188, Doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24067-7, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019. 

Segurança do Doente: conhecendo os riscos nas organizações de saúde. 2nd Edition (Revised and enlarged), Editores, Paulo Sousa, Walter Mendes. Editora Fiocruz, ISBN nº 978-85-8432-063-9. 2019.

Segurança do Doente:criando organizações de saúde seguras. 2nd Editon (Revised and enlarged), Editores, Paulo Sousa, Walter Mendes. Editora Fiocruz, ISBN nº 978-85-8432-062-2. 2019.

Infeções Associadas aos Cuidados de Saúde e Resistências aos Antimicrobianos: Conhecer mais para intervir melhorPaulo Sousa, Ana Isabel Lebre, Ana Lúcia Taborda; Ana Soraia Bispo; Margarida Câmara; Maria João Lobão; Sónia Rodrigues. Relatório do Observatório Português para os Sistemas de Saúde, 2018. 

Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance through Antimicrobial Stewardship: a national approach. José Artur Paiva; Paulo André Fernandes, Paulo Sousa. In Healthcare Systems: Future Predictions for Global Care. Editors Jeffrey Braithwaite et al. Taylor & Francis Editors, 2018. 

Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infection in Portuguese Hospitals: A collaborative approach toward Quality ImprovementPaulo Sousa; José Artur Paiva. In Health Systems Improvement across the globe. Editors Jeffrey Braithwaite et al. Taylor & Francis Editors, 2017.

Evidencia en Gestión de la calidad y seguridade del pacientePaulo Sousa, Gonçalo Figueiredo Augusto. In La gestión sanitária hacia la calidad y seguridade de los pacientes. Pp 243- 255. Fundación MAPFRE, 2017 

Cirurgia Vascular em Portugal: conhecer para melhorarPaulo Sousa, José Fernandes e Fernandes, ISBN nº 978-989-97342-4-1. 2016.

Infeções Associadas a Cuidados de Saúde: Contributo da indústria de meios de diagnóstico in vitro para o seu controlo. APIFARMA, 2016. Glória Almeida, Joana Alves, João João Mendes, Julian Perelman, Maria João Lobão e Paulo Sousa sob a coordenação de António Correia de Campos.

Medicina Baseada na Evidência: Princípios e práticas em pediatria, In Tratado de Clínica Pediátrica, 3 volumes, João M. Videira Amaral (Coordenador – Editor), 2a edição 2013: pp 2074-2078. Paulo Sousa; Isabel Saraiva de Melo.

 

Papers published in national and international peer review journals

Trends of case-fatality rate by acute coronary syndrome in Portugal: Impact of a fast track to the coronary unit.  JRSM Cardiovasc Dis. 2019, May 24;8:2048004019851952. doi: 10.1177/2048004019851952. 2019.. Abreu D, Pinto FJ, Matias-Dias C, Sousa P

Global impact of peripheral obstructive arterial disease in Portugal – an eight year study. Acta Med Port 2019 May; 32(5):https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.10822Mariana Moutinho, Inês Simões; Emanuel Silva; Daisy Abreu, Sónia Rodrigues; Paulo Sousa; José Fernandes e Fernandes. 

Cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure trend analyses from 2002 to 2016: after the implementation of a salt reduction strategy.BMC Public Health 2018, 18:722 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5634-z. D. Abreu, P Sousa, C Matias-Dias, F J Pinto. 

The patient safety culture: a systematic review by characteristics of Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture dimensions.Int J Qual Health Care. 2018May 8. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy080. C.T. Reis, S.G Paiva, P Sousa.

Patient and hospital characteristics that influence incidence of adverse events in acute public hospitals in Portugal: a retrospective cohort studyPaulo Sousa; A. Sousa Uva; Florentino Serranheira; Mafalda Sousa Uva, Carla Nunes. Int J Qual Health Care, 2018, 1–6 doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzx190.

Comparison of two methods to estimate adverse events in the IBEAS study (Ibero-American study of adverse events): cross-sectional versus retrospective cohort design. Jesus M. Aranaz; Ramon Ramirez; Carlos Aibar; Paulo Sousa, et al. BMJ Open 2017; 7 e 16546, dos:10.1136/bmjopen-2017.

Segurança do paciente e enfermagem: interface com stress e síndrome de burnout. Cláudia Figueira; Viviane Pereira; Paulo Sousa. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem, 2017; 70 (5):1141-7.

Longitudinal Impact of the Smoking Ban Legislation in Acute Coronary Syndrome Admissions. D. Abreu; P Sousa; C. Dias; F Pinto. BioMed Research International Volume 2017, Article ID 6956941, https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6956941.

Utilização do serviço de urgência pediátrica: a experiência de um centro português. Margarida Rafael; Sofia Portela; Paulo Sousa; Adalberto Campos Fernandes. Sci Med. 2017;27(1):ID24919, doi 10.15448/1980-6108.2017.1.24919.

Patient Safety Culture in Portuguese Primary Healthcare. Marta Ornelas; Diogo Pais; Paulo Sousa. Qual Prim Care (2016) 24 (5): 214-218.

Patient and hospital characteristics that influence incidence of adverse events in acute hospitalsPaulo Sousa, António Sousa Uva, Florentino Serranheira, Mafalda Uva, Carla Nunes. Eur. J. Public Health, Vol. 26, Supplement 1;pp 260, 2016.

Estimating the incidence of adverse events in Portuguese hospitals: a contribution to improving quality and patient safety. Paulo Sousa, António Sousa Uva, Florentino Serranheira, Carla Nunes, Ema S. Leite. BMC Health Services Research 2014 14:311.

 

NOVA RESEARCH PORTAL: https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/persons/paulo-jorge-dos-santos-sousa

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9502-6075

External activity

Member of the Executive Committee of the Gulbenkian Challenge Stop Infeção Hospitalar

Vice-President of the Portuguese Association for Public Health Promotion

Expert of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Quality in Health and Patient Safety

Member of the Executive Committee of the Public Health Research Center

ISQua Expert (International Society for Quality in Healthcare

Coordinator of the Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Research Group at NOVA University.

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (Oxford University press) and of the Portuguese Journal of  Cardiology.

Reviewer of several International and peer-review journals.