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Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30428973/paramedic-involvement-in-health-education-within-metropolitan-rural-and-remote-australia-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
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Tegwyn McManamny, Paul A Jennings, Leanne Boyd, Jade Sheen, Judy A Lowthian
Objective A growing body of research indicates that paramedics may have a greater role to play in health care service provision, beyond the traditional models of emergency health care. The aim of this study was to identify and synthesise the literature pertaining to the role of paramedic-initiated health education within Australia, with specific consideration of metropolitan, rural and remote contexts. Methods A literature review was undertaken using the Ovid Medline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), EMBASE and Scopus databases...
November 15, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30423286/reductions-in-quality-of-life-and-increased-economic-burden-associated-with-mental-disorders-in-an-australian-adult-sample
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Sonia M McCallum, Philip J Batterham, Alison L Calear, Matthew Sunderland, Natacha Carragher
Objective The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a broad range of common mental disorders and their comorbidity on health-related quality of life and functional disability. Methods In all, 2734 Australians aged ≥18 years, recruited from the general community via Facebook during August-December 2014, completed an online survey assessing demographic characteristics, nine mental disorders, suicidal ideation and attempt. Outcome measures were health-related quality of life (assessed using the Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL)-4D measure and functional disability (days out of role)...
November 14, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30419185/going-digital-a-narrative-overview-of-the-effects-quality-and-utility-of-mobile-apps-in-chronic-disease-self-management
#3
Ian A Scott, Paul Scuffham, Deepali Gupta, Tanya M Harch, John Borchi, Brent Richards
Objective Smartphone health applications (apps) are being increasingly used to assist patients in chronic disease self-management. The effects of such apps on patient outcomes are uncertain, as are design features that maximise usability and efficacy, and the best methods for evaluating app quality and utility. Methods In assessing efficacy, PubMed, Cochrane Library and EMBASE were searched for systematic reviews (and single studies if no systematic review was available) published between January 2007 and January 2018 using search terms (and synonyms) of 'smartphone' and 'mobile applications', and terms for each of 11 chronic diseases: asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), diabetes, chronic pain, serious mental health disorders, alcohol and substance addiction, heart failure, ischaemic heart disease, cancer, cognitive impairment, chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
November 13, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30384880/digital-transformation-of-hospital-quality-and-safety-real-time-data-for-real-time-action
#4
Amy Barnett, Michelle Winning, Stephen Canaris, Michael Cleary, Andrew Staib, Clair Sullivan
The Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care has created the National Safety and Quality Health Service standards that all hospitals must address in order to remain accredited. This case study details the first known digitisation of the 10 national quality and safety standards mandated in a quaternary integrated digital hospital. A team of clinical informaticians, information technology experts and clinicians was assembled. Data were chosen and the data were then extracted and validated and presented (often in near real time) in an easily consumable dashboard format with appropriate governance to allow clinicians and executives to monitor the quality and safety standards across the hospital...
November 2, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30384877/testimonials-within-health-advertising-in-australia-an-analysis-of-current-policy
#5
Alexander C L Holden
The advertising of regulated health services to consumers is strictly regulated in Australia. The advertising prohibitions within the National Law that ban the use of testimonials relating to services provided by health practitioners have caused controversy, garnering mixed reactions from the health professions, health consumers and other stakeholders. Advertising that misleads health consumers may promote unnecessary and inappropriate engagement in health services and may therefore negatively affect consumers' ability to exercise autonomous decisions relating to their care...
November 2, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30369393/a-5-year-retrospective-cohort-study-of-unplanned-readmissions-in-an-australian-tertiary-paediatric-hospital
#6
Huaqiong Zhou, Phillip Della, Pamela Roberts, Paul Porter, Satvinder Dhaliwal
Objective The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics and prevalence of all-cause unplanned hospital readmissions at a tertiary paediatric hospital in Western Australia from 2010 to 2014. Methods A retrospective cohort descriptive study was conducted. Unplanned hospital readmission was identified using both 28- and 30-day measurements from discharge date of an index hospital admission to the subsequent related unplanned admission date. This allowed international comparison. Results In all, 73 132 patients with 134 314 discharges were identified...
October 29, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30355439/-we-can-work-together-talk-together-an-aboriginal-health-care-home
#7
Greg Smith, Renae Kirkham, Charlie Gunabarra, Valda Bokmakarray, C Paul Burgess
Objective The aim of this study was to identify an Aboriginal community's aspirations for health service improvement during implementation of the Commonwealth's Health Care Homes (HCH) reform. Methods This study was a qualitative study consisting of Aboriginal-controlled phenomenological enquiry in a large Aboriginal community in north-central Arnhem Land. Results A representative sample of 60 Aboriginal health service users identified shortcomings in their current experience of primary health care, including low cultural security...
October 25, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30318033/shoulder-pain-cost-of-illness-in-patients-referred-for-public-orthopaedic-care-in-australia
#8
Darryn Marks, Tracy Comans, Leanne Bisset, Michael Thomas, Paul A Scuffham
Objective The aim of this study was to calculate the societal economic burden of shoulder pain in patients on the orthopaedic waiting list at an Australian public hospital and calculate the cost (from the government's perspective) of care delivered by the hospital for those patients. Methods A cost-of-illness analysis was undertaken in a cohort of 277 orthopaedic patients on the Gold Coast in Australia. Outcomes included a health care costs and impacts questionnaire, work absenteeism, presenteeism questionnaires (Work Limitations Questionnaire (WLQ) and Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire (WPAI)) and hospital care provision over a 2-year period...
October 15, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30304663/understanding-the-role-of-the-public-transport-network-in-the-greater-sydney-area-in-providing-access-to-dental-care
#9
Raj Patel, Marc Tennant, Estie Kruger
Objective The aim of this study was to examine the spatial accessibility of the aged and older adult population of the greater Sydney region to the bus public transport network, and the proximity of this transportation route to public and private dental services. Methods This study used geographic information systems (GIS) to examine, at a population level, the spatial accessibility of the public transport network and dental provider locations. The prime focus of the present study was on the aging population residing within 50 km of the General Post Office of metropolitan Sydney...
October 11, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30248280/socioeconomic-differences-in-access-to-care-in-australia-for-women-fearful-of-birth
#10
Jocelyn Toohill, Emily Callander, Haylee Fox, Daniel Lindsay, Jenny Gamble, Debra Creedy, Jennifer Fenwick
Objective Fear of childbirth is known to increase a woman's likelihood of having a Caesarean section. Continuity of midwifery care is known to reduce this risk, but less than 8% of women have access to this relationship-based, primary care model. The aims of this study were to determine whether healthcare use and access to continuity models are equal across different indicators of socioeconomic status for women who are fearful of birth. Methods A secondary analysis was conducted of data obtained during a randomised controlled trial of a psychoeducation intervention by trained midwives to minimise childbirth fear (the Birth Emotions and Looking to Improve Expectant Fear (BELIEF) study)...
September 25, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30248279/improving-health-information-to-address-low-health-literacy-for-patients-with-multimorbidity
#11
Rebecca L Jessup, Polina Putrik, Alison Beauchamp
A letter to the editor in response to the recently published article by Hill and Sofra (AHR, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 134-9) on improving health information.
September 25, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30244690/simulation-of-health-care-and-related-costs-in-people-with-dementia-in-australia
#12
Lachlan Standfield, Tracy Comans, Paul A Scuffham
Objectives The aim of this study was to develop a validated model to predict current and future Australian costs for people with dementia to help guide decision makers allocate scarce resources in the presence of capacity constraints. Methods A hybrid discrete event simulation was developed to predict costs borne in Australia for people with dementia from 2015 to 2050. The costs captured included community-based care, permanent and respite residential aged care, hospitalisation, transitional care, pharmaceuticals, aged care assessments, out of hospital medical services and other programs...
September 24, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30223942/physiotherapy-clinical-education-in-australia-an-exploration-of-clinical-educator-characteristics-confidence-and-training-requirements
#13
Clint Newstead, Catherine L Johnston, Gillian Nisbet, Lindy McAllister
Objectives The aim of this study was to describe physiotherapists' involvement, confidence and training needs in the provision of student clinical education (CE) in Australia. Methods A valid and reliable cross-sectional online survey instrument was used to collect data from physiotherapists employed in public and private healthcare facilities in Australia. Survey questions included participant personal and professional characteristics, participation in CE-related continuing professional development (CPD) and confidence in components of CE...
September 18, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30205873/multicriteria-decision-analysis-mcda-for-health-technology-assessment-the-queensland-health-experience
#14
Sarah Howard, Ian A Scott, Hong Ju, Liam McQueen, Paul A Scuffham
Objectives In determining whether new health technologies should be funded, health technology assessment (HTA) committees prefer explicit to implicit methods of analysis in enhancing transparency and consistency of decision making. The aim of this study was to develop and pilot a multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) framework for the Queensland Department of Health HTA program committee, which weighted decision making criteria according to their perceived importance as determined by group consensus. Methods The criteria used in the MCDA framework were identified by reviewing the five unweighted criteria used in the existing process, consultation with committee members and literature review...
September 12, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30196806/fostering-healthcare-innovation-in-public-hospitals-the-queensland-experience
#15
Linda Mundy, Sarah Howard, Liam McQueen, Jacqui Thomson, Kaye Hewson
Faced with scarce resources and a demand for health care that exceeds supply, health policy makers at all levels of government need to adopt some form of rationing when deciding which health services should be funded in the public health system. With a relatively small investment, programs such as Queensland Health's New Technology Funding Evaluation Program (NTFEP) fosters innovation by providing funding and pilot studies for new and innovative healthcare technologies. The NTFEP assists policy makers to make informed decisions regarding investments in new safe and effective technologies based on available evidence gathered from real-world settings relevant to Queensland patients and clinicians...
September 10, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30196803/health-justice-partnerships-a-promising-model-for-increasing-access-to-justice-in-health-services
#16
Virginia Lewis, Lauren Adamson, Faith Hawthorne
Many people experience legal issues that affect their health, but do not seek legal help, particularly if they are disadvantaged in some way. This may be because they do not recognise they have a legal problem, they are unwilling or unable to address it, or they do not know how to go about dealing with it. Most people seek health care at some point, so linking health and legal services may help promote access to justice. There have been ongoing efforts in Australia to link health and law services, such as through co-locating health and legal services or through running legal 'clinics' in health services, but these have not always reached the intended clients...
September 10, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30189180/emergency-department-models-of-care-in-queensland-a-multisite-cross-sectional-study
#17
Anthony Bell, Ghasem-Sam Toloo, Julia Crilly, John Burke, Ged Williams, Bridie McCann, Gerry FitzGerald
Objective The acuity and number of presentations being made to emergency departments (EDs) is increasing. In an effort to safely and efficiently manage this increase and optimise patient outcomes, innovative models of care (MOC) have been implemented. What is not clear is how these MOC reflect the needs of patients or relate to each other or to ED performance. The aim of this study was to describe ED MOC in Queensland, Australia. Methods Situated within a larger mixed-methods study, the present study was a cross-sectional study...
September 7, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30185353/analysis-of-uncertainty-in-the-surgical-department-durations-requests-and-cancellations
#18
Belinda Spratt, Erhan Kozan, Michael Sinnott
Objective Analytical techniques are being implemented with increasing frequency to improve the management of surgical departments and to ensure that decisions are well informed. Often these analytical techniques rely on the validity of underlying statistical assumptions, including those around choice of distribution when modelling uncertainty. The aim of the present study was to determine a set of suitable statistical distributions and provide recommendations to assist hospital planning staff, based on three full years of historical data...
September 6, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30185351/stakeholder-perceptions-on-resident-to-resident-aggression-implications-for-prevention
#19
Briony Jain, Melissa Willoughby, Margaret Winbolt, Dina Lo Giudice, Joseph Ibrahim
Objective Resident-to-resident aggression (RRA) in nursing homes is a matter of serious and profound concern, yet action to eliminate or mitigate RRA is hampered by a paucity of research. The aim of this study was to explore key stakeholders' knowledge and perceptions of RRA in Australian nursing homes. Methods A qualitative cross-sectional study design was used, and semistructured telephone interviews were conducted. Participants were purposively and conveniently sampled with replacement from a range of aged care, healthcare and legal professional bodies, as well as advocacy organisations...
September 6, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30176985/cost-of-vascular-access-devices-in-public-hospitals-in-queensland
#20
Haitham W Tuffaha, Nicole Marsh, Joshua Byrnes, Nicole Gavin, Joan Webster, Marie Cooke, Claire M Rickard
Objective The aim of this study was to quantify the utilisation of vascular access devices in Queensland public hospitals and their associated cost. Methods Devices were broadly classified into peripheral intravenous catheters, central venous catheters and arterial lines. The number of catheters used was obtained from a central procurement department at Queensland Health and validated using Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) claims and/or hospital data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for the same period...
September 4, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
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