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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329548/the-cost-of-a-pediatric-neurocritical-care-program-for-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Steven W Howard, Zidong Zhang, Paula Buchanan, Stephanie L Bernell, Christine Williams, Lindsey Pearson, Michael Huetsch, Jeff Gill, Jose A Pineda
BACKGROUND: Inpatient care for children with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is expensive, with inpatient charges averaging over $70,000 per case (Hospital Inpatient, Children Only, National Statistics. Diagnoses- clinical classification software (CCS) principal diagnosis category 85 coma, stupor, and brain damage, and 233 intracranial injury. Diagnoses by Aggregate charges [ https://hcupnet.ahrq.gov/#setup ]). This ranks sTBI in the top quartile of pediatric conditions with the greatest inpatient costs (Hospital Inpatient, Children Only, National Statistics...
January 12, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325569/the-relevance-of-clinical-ethnography-reflections-on-10%C3%A2-years-of-a-cultural-consultation-service
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Melissa Dominicé Dao, Sophie Inglin, Sarah Vilpert, Patricia Hudelson
BACKGROUND: Training health professionals in culturally sensitive medical interviewing has been widely promoted as a strategy for improving intercultural communication and for helping clinicians to consider patients' social and cultural contexts and improve patient outcomes. Clinical ethnography encourages clinicians to explore the patient's explanatory model of illness, recourse to traditional and alternative healing practices, healthcare expectations and social context, and to use this information to negotiate a mutually acceptable treatment plan...
January 11, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325560/feasibility-and-predictive-performance-of-the-hendrich-fall-risk-model-ii-in-a-rehabilitation-department-a-prospective-study
#3
Isabella Campanini, Stefano Mastrangelo, Annalisa Bargellini, Agnese Bassoli, Gabriele Bosi, Francesco Lombardi, Stefano Tolomelli, Mirco Lusuardi, Andrea Merlo
BACKGROUND: Falls are a common adverse event in both elderly inpatients and patients admitted to rehabilitation units. The Hendrich Fall Risk Model II (HIIFRM) has been already tested in all hospital wards with high fall rates, with the exception of the rehabilitation setting. This study's aim is to address the feasibility and predictive performances of HIIFRM in a hospital rehabilitation department. METHODS: A 6 months prospective study in a Italian rehabilitation department with patients from orthopaedic, pulmonary, and neurological rehabilitation wards...
January 11, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321069/gastroenterologist-and-primary-care-perspectives-on-a-post-endoscopy-discharge-policy-impact-on-clinic-wait-times-provider-satisfaction-and-provider-workload
#4
Daniel Selvig, Justin L Sewell, Delphine S Tuot, Lukejohn W Day
BACKGROUND: To reduce unnecessary ambulatory gastroenterology (GI) visits and increase access to GI care, San Francisco Health Network gastroenterologists and primary care providers implemented guidelines in 2013 that discharged certain patients back to primary care after endoscopy with formal written recommendations. This study assesses the longer-term impact of this policy on GI clinic access, workflow, and provider satisfaction. METHODS: An email-based survey assessed gastroenterologist and primary care provider (PCP) opinions about the discharge process...
January 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321026/lay-health-worker-experiences-administering-a-multi-level-combination-intervention-to-improve-pmtct-retention
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Abby DiCarlo, Ruby Fayorsey, Masila Syengo, Duncan Chege, Martin Sirengo, William Reidy, Juliana Otieno, Jackton Omoto, Mark P Hawken, Elaine J Abrams
BACKGROUND: The recent scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services has rapidly accelerated antiretroviral therapy (ART) uptake among pregnant and postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa. The Mother and Infant Retention for Health (MIR4Health) study evaluates the impact of a combination intervention administered by trained lay health workers to decrease attrition among HIV-positive women initiating PMTCT services and their infants through 6 months postpartum...
January 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316920/impact-of-a-new-york-city-supportive-housing-program-on-medicaid-expenditure-patterns-among-people-with-serious-mental-illness-and-chronic-homelessness
#6
Sungwoo Lim, Qi Gao, Elsa Stazesky, Tejinder P Singh, Tiffany G Harris, Amber Levanon Seligson
BACKGROUND: A rapid increase of Medicaid expenditures has been a serious concern, and housing stability has been discussed as a means to reduce Medicaid costs. A program evaluation of a New York City supportive housing program has assessed the association between supportive housing tenancy and Medicaid savings among New York City housing program applicants with serious mental illness and chronic homelessness or dual diagnoses of mental illness and substance use disorder, stratified by distinctive Medicaid expenditure patterns...
January 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316919/use-of-an-electronic-medical-record-reminder-improves-hiv-screening
#7
Colleen Kershaw, Jessica L Taylor, Gary Horowitz, Diane Brockmeyer, Howard Libman, Gila Kriegel, Long Ngo
BACKGROUND: More than 1 in 7 patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States are unaware of their serostatus despite recommendations of US agencies that all adults through age 65 be screened for HIV at least once. To facilitate universal screening, an electronic medical record (EMR) reminder was created for our primary care practice. Screening rates before and after implementation were assessed to determine the impact of the reminder on screening rates...
January 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316933/-the-system-here-isn-t-on-patients-side-perspectives-of-women-and-men-on-the-barriers-to-accessing-and-utilizing-maternal-healthcare-services-in-south-sudan
#8
Ngatho S Mugo, Michael J Dibley, Eliaba Yona Damundu, Ashraful Alam
BACKGROUND: In fragile and war-affected setting such as South Sudan, a combination of physical environmental, socioeconomic factors and healthcare's characteristic contributes to higher rates of home delivery attended by unskilled attendants. This study aims to understand the community members' experience, perceptions and the barriers in relation to accessing and utilizing maternal healthcare services in South Sudan. METHODS: We conducted in-depth one-on-one interview with 30 women and 15 men to investigate their perspectives on the barriers to access maternal and child health related services...
January 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316925/extending-coverage-to-informal-sector-populations-in-kenya-design-preferences-and-implications-for-financing-policy
#9
Vincent Okungu, Jane Chuma, Stephen Mulupi, Diane McIntyre
BACKGROUND: Universal health coverage (UHC) is important in terms of improving access to quality health care while protecting households from the risk of catastrophic health spending and impoverishment. However, progress to UHC has been hampered by the measures to increase mandatory prepaid funds especially in low- and middle-income countries where there are large populations in the informal sector. Important considerations in expanding coverage to the informal sector should include an exploration of the type of prepayment system that is acceptable to the informal sector and the features of such a design that would encourage prepayment for health care among this population group...
January 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316924/association-of-hospice-utilization-and-publicly-reported-outcomes-following-hospitalization-for-pneumonia-or-heart-failure-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Soowhan Lah, Emily L Wilson, Sarah Beesley, Iftach Sagy, James Orme, Victor Novack, Samuel M Brown
BACKGROUND: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance began collecting and reporting United States hospital performance in the treatment of pneumonia and heart failure in 2008. Whether the utilization of hospice might affect CMS-reported mortality and readmission rates is not known. METHODS: Hospice utilization (mean days on hospice per decedent) for 2012 from the Dartmouth Atlas (a project of the Dartmouth Institute that reports a variety of public health and policy-related statistics) was merged with hospital-level 30-day mortality and readmission rates for pneumonia and heart failure from CMS...
January 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316922/understanding-the-impact-of-external-context-on-community-based-implementation-of-an-evidence-based-hiv-risk-reduction-intervention
#11
Alison B Hamilton, Brian S Mittman, Danielle Campbell, Craig Hutchinson, Honghu Liu, Nicholas J Moss, Gail E Wyatt
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January 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316910/determinants-of-new-drugs-prescription-in-the-swiss-healthcare-market
#12
Anne Decollogny, Romain Piaget-Rossel, Patrick Taffé, Yves Eggli
BACKGROUND: Drug markets are very complex and, while many new drugs are registered each year, little is known about what drives the prescription of these new drugs. This study attempts to lift the veil from this important subject by analyzing simultaneously the impact of several variables on the prescription of novelty. METHODS: Data provided by four Swiss sickness funds were analyzed. These data included information about more than 470,000 insured, notably their drug intake...
January 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310644/challenges-and-opportunities-for-healthcare-workers-in-a-rural-district-of-chad
#13
Fabienne N Jaeger, Mahamat Bechir, Moumini Harouna, Daugla D Moto, Jürg Utzinger
BACKGROUND: Trained healthcare workers are an essential resource for effective health systems. However, healthcare workers' perspective on healthcare, the challenges they face to provide quality health services, and opportunities to improve motivation and providing adequate care are rarely investigated in resource-constrained settings of sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: All reachable nurses of Abou Deia, a primarily rural district in the south-eastern part of Chad, were invited to participate...
January 8, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310633/physicians-knowledge-and-practice-on-death-certification-in-the-north-west-bank-palestine-across-sectional-study
#14
Jamal A S Qaddumi, Zaher Nazzal, Allam Yacoub, Mahmoud Mansour
BACKGROUND: Mortality data are essential for many aspects of everyday public health practices at both national and international levels. Despite the current developments in various aspects of the medical field, the apparent inability of physicians to complete death notification forms (DNF) accurately is still worldwide concern. The aim of this study is to assess the physicians' knowledge and practice on completing the DNF. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 200 physicians in governmental and non-governmental hospitals in the North West-Bank in Palestine...
January 8, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304857/a-qualitative-exploration-of-the-discharge-process-and-factors-predisposing-to-readmissions-to-the-intensive-care-unit
#15
Uchenna R Ofoma, Yue Dong, Ognjen Gajic, Brian W Pickering
BACKGROUND: Quantitative studies have demonstrated several factors predictive of readmissions to intensive care. Clinical decision tools, derived from these factors have failed to reduce readmission rates. The purpose of this study was to qualitatively explore the experiences and perceptions of physicians and nurses to gain more insight into intensive care readmissions. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews of intensive care unit (ICU) and general medicine care providers explored work routines, understanding and perceptions of the discharge process, and readmissions to intensive care...
January 5, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304787/factors-associated-with-prolonged-length-of-stay-for-elective-hepatobiliary-and-neurosurgery-patients-a-retrospective-medical-record-review
#16
Siu Yin Lee, Soo-Hoon Lee, Jenny H H Tan, Howard S L Foo, Phillip H Phan, Alfred W C Kow, Sein Lwin, Penelope M Y Seah, Siti Zubaidah Mordiffi
BACKGROUND: Patients with prolonged length of hospital stay (LOS) not only increase their risks of nosocomial infections but also deny other patients access to inpatient care. Hepatobiliary (HPB) malignancies have some of highest incidences in East and Southeast Asia and the management of patients undergoing HPB surgeries have yet to be standardized. With improved neurosurgery techniques for intracranial aneurysms and tumors, neurosurgeries (NS) can be expected to increase. Elective surgeries account for far more operations than emergencies surgeries...
January 5, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301522/the-low-indexes-of-metabolism-intervention-trial-limit-design-and-baseline-data-of-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-how-alerting-primary-care-teams-to-low-metabolic-values-could-affect-the-health-of-patients-aged-75-or-older
#17
Nir Tsabar, Yan Press, Johanna Rotman, Bracha Klein, Yonatan Grossman, Maya Vainshtein-Tal, Sophia Eilat-Tsanani
BACKGROUND: Too-low body mass index (BMI), HbA1c% or cholesterol levels predicts poor survival. This study investigates whether e-mails about these low values, improve health of people older than 75 years. METHODS: LIMIT - an open label randomized trial - compares usual care to the addition of an e-mail which alerts the family physicians and nurses to low metabolic indexes of a specific patient and advises on nutritional and medical changes. PARTICIPANTS: Clalit Health Services (CHS) patients in the Northern and Southern Districts, aged ≥75 years with any of the following inclusion criteria: a...
January 5, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301572/being-treated-in-higher-volume-hospitals-leads-to-longer-progression-free-survival-for-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma-patients-in-the-rhone-alpes-region-of-france
#18
Marius Huguet, Lionel Perrier, Olivia Bally, David Benayoun, Pierre De Saint Hilaire, Dominique Beal Ardisson, Magali Morelle, Nathalie Havet, Xavier Joutard, Pierre Meeus, Philippe Gabelle, Jocelyne Provençal, Céline Chauleur, Olivier Glehen, Amandine Charreton, Fadila Farsi, Isabelle Ray-Coquard
BACKGROUND: To investigate the relationship between hospital volume activities and the survival for Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma (EOC) patients in France. METHODS: This retrospective study using prospectively implemented databases was conducted on an exhaustive cohort of 267 patients undergoing first-line therapy during 2012 in the Rhone-Alpes Region of France. We compared Progression-Free Survival for Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma patients receiving first-line therapy in high- (i...
January 4, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301519/iterative-co-creation-for-improved-hand-hygiene-and-aseptic-techniques-in-the-operating-room-experiences-from-the-safe-hands-study
#19
Annette Erichsen Andersson, Maria Frödin, Lisen Dellenborg, Lars Wallin, Jesper Hök, Brigid M Gillespie, Ewa Wikström
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene and aseptic techniques are essential preventives in combating hospital-acquired infections. However, implementation of these strategies in the operating room remains suboptimal. There is a paucity of intervention studies providing detailed information on effective methods for change. This study aimed to evaluate the process of implementing a theory-driven knowledge translation program for improved use of hand hygiene and aseptic techniques in the operating room...
January 4, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291745/it-s-hard-to-play-ball-a-qualitative-study-of-knowledge-exchange-and-silo-effects-in-public-health
#20
Rebecca Johnson, Amy Grove, Aileen Clarke
BACKGROUND: Partnerships in public health form an important component of commissioning and implementing services, in England and internationally. In this research, we examine the views of staff involved in a City-wide health improvement programme which ran from 2009 to 2013 in England. We examine the practicalities of partnership work in community settings, and we describe some of barriers faced when implementing a large, multi-organisation health improvement programme. METHODS: Qualitative, semi-structured interviews were performed...
January 2, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
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