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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513249/medicaid-expansion-produces-long-term-impact-on-insurance-coverage-rates-in-community-health-centers
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Nathalie Huguet, Megan J Hoopes, Heather Angier, Miguel Marino, Heather Holderness, Jennifer E DeVoe
BACKGROUND: It is crucial to understand the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This study assesses changes in insurance status of patients visiting community health centers (CHCs) comparing states that expanded Medicaid to those that did not. METHODS: Electronic health record data on 875,571 patients aged 19 to 64 years with ≥ 1 visit between 2012 and 2015 in 412 primary care CHCs in 9 expansion and 4 nonexpansion states. We assessed changes in rates of total, uninsured, Medicaid-insured, and privately insured primary care and preventive care visits; immunizations administered, and medications ordered...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447914/diagnosis-of-life-threatening-alpha-gal-food-allergy-appears-to-be-patient-driven
#2
Mary Grace Flaherty, Samantha Jan Kaplan, Maya R Jerath
OBJECTIVE: Patients exhibiting life-threatening symptoms associated with the alpha-gal food allergy (delayed urticaria or anaphylaxis due to mammalian meat) are frequently undiagnosed, causing unnecessary emergency department (ED) and health care visits, and extensive pain and suffering. This study aimed to determine the path to diagnosis experienced by alpha-gal patients. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted from March to June 2016 with a chronological systematic sample of approximately 10% of patients diagnosed with alpha-gal and treated by the University of North Carolina Allergy and Immunology Clinic (n = 28)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447866/which-fecal-immunochemical-test-should-i-choose
#3
Jeanette M Daly, Yinghui Xu, Barcey T Levy
OBJECTIVES: To summarize the fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) available in the United States, the 2014 pathology proficiency testing (PT) program FIT results, and the literature related to the test characteristics of FITs available in the United States to detect advanced adenomatous polyps (AAP) and/or colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: Detailed review of the Food and Drug Administration's Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) database of fecal occult blood tests, the 2014 FIT PT program results, and the literature related to FIT accuracy...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434390/how-preferences-for-continuity-and-access-differ-between-multimorbidity-and-healthy-patients-in-a-team-care-setting
#4
Katherine M Ehman, Mark Deyo-Svendsen, Zachary Merten, Anne Marie Kramlinger, Gregory M Garrison
INTRODUCTION: Team-based care has become an essential part of modern medical practice. Patient-centered medical homes often struggle to balance the dual competing goals of acute access and continuity of care. Multimorbidity patients may value continuity more than healthy patients, and thus may prefer to wait to see their primary care physician (PCP). METHODS: A total of 1700 randomly selected healthy adults and multimorbidity patients were asked to rate satisfaction with care and presented with 4 acute and 4 chronic scenarios to choose an access and continuity preference in an anonymous mailed survey...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434273/development-of-distinct-body-mass-index-trajectories-among-children-before-age-5-years-a-population-based-study
#5
Brian A Lynch, Lila J Finney Rutten, Jon O Ebbert, Seema Kumar, Barbara P Yawn, Debra Jacobson, Jennifer St Sauver
The prevalence of childhood obesity has increased over the past 3 decades. This study was designed to understand how childhood body mass index (BMI) influences later risk of obesity. We calculated BMIs for children residing in Olmsted County, Minnesota, between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2012 using medical records data. We defined homogenous BMI trajectory clusters using a nonparametric hill-climbing algorithm. Overall, 16,538 (47%) children had >3 weight assessments at least 1 year apart and were included in the analyses...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381095/improving-chronic-disease-outcomes-through-medication-therapy-management-in-federally-qualified-health-centers
#6
Jennifer L Rodis, Alexa Sevin, Magdi H Awad, Brianne Porter, Kyle Glasgow, Carrie Hornbeck Fox, Barbara Pryor
INTRODUCTION: Appropriate management of chronic diseases, including proper use of medications, can lead to better disease control, decrease disease-related complications, and improve overall health. Pharmacists have been shown to positively affect chronic disease outcomes through medication therapy management (MTM). The primary objectives of this project are to increase the number of patients with (1) A1c in control and (2) blood pressure in control; secondary objectives are to (3) describe number and type of medication-related problems identified and resolved by pharmacists providing MTM in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), (4) identify potential (pADEs) and actual adverse drug events (ADEs), and refer patients to diabetes self-management education classes, as needed...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367682/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-colocated-homeless-tailored-primary-care-clinic-and-emergency-department
#7
Sonya Gabrielian, Jennifer C Chen, Beena P Minhaj, Rishi Manchanda, Lisa Altman, Ella Koosis, Lillian Gelberg
OBJECTIVES: Homeless adults have low primary care engagement and high emergency department (ED) utilization. Homeless-tailored, patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) decrease this population's acute care use. We studied the feasibility (focused on patient recruitment) and acceptability (conceptualized as clinicians' attitudes/beliefs) of a pilot initiative to colocate a homeless-tailored PCMH with an ED. After ED triage, low-acuity patients appropriate for outpatient care were screened for homelessness; homeless patients chose between a colocated PCMH or ED visit...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879455/diagnostic-care-pathways-in-dementia
#8
Christine E Wells, Sarah J Smith
OBJECTIVES: Increasing diagnostic rates of dementia is a national health priority; to meet this priority, improvement needs to be made to diagnostic services. It has been increasingly recognized that primary can play a significant role in the diagnostic journey for people with dementia, with some diagnostic services entirely located in primary care. This article reviews the extent of the involvement of primary care in diagnostic care pathways for people presenting with memory complaints within England, and presents examples of innovative approaches, which may be of interest to practitioners...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856559/predicting-women-s-utilization-of-primary-care-mental-health-services-in-mexico-city
#9
Karla Mendoza, Arianna Ulloa, Nayelhi Saavedra, Jorge Galván, Shoshana Berenzon
OBJECTIVE: To analyze factors associated with and predicting Mexican women seeking primary care mental health services (PCMHS) and provide suggestions to increase PCMHS utilization. METHOD: We administered a questionnaire to (N = 456) female patients in Mexico City primary care clinics. We conducted chi-square analyses of seeking PCMHS and sociodemographic variables, perceptions of and experiences with PCMHS. Our results and literature review guided our logistic regression model...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838621/evaluation-of-pcmh-model-adoption-on-teamwork-and-impact-on-patient-access-and-safety
#10
Niharika Khanna, Fadia T Shaya, Priyanka Gaitonde, Andrea Abiamiri, Ben Steffen, David Sharp
PURPOSE: Each of the participating patient-centered medical home (PCMH) received coaching and participated in learning collaborative for improving teamwork. The objective of the study was to assess the impact of trainings on patient-centered teamwork. METHODS: The Teamwork Perception Questionnaire (TPQ) was administered once in spring 2014 and then in fall 2015. The TPQ consists of 35 questions across 5 domains: mutual support, situation monitoring, communication, team structure, and leadership...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799414/neighborhood-conditions-and-psychosocial-outcomes-among-middle-aged-african-americans
#11
Maya Tabet, Erin A Sanders, Mario Schootman, Jen Jen Chang, Fredric D Wolinsky, Theodore K Malmstrom, Douglas K Miller
OBJECTIVE: We examined associations between observed neighborhood conditions (good/adverse) and psychosocial outcomes (stress, depressive symptoms, resilience, and sense of control) among middle-aged and older African Americans. METHODS: The sample included 455 middle-aged and older African Americans examined in Wave 10 of the African American Health (AAH) study. Linear regression was adjusted for attrition, self-selection into neighborhoods, and potential confounders, and stratified by the duration at current address (<5 vs ≥5 years) because of its hypothesized role as an effect modifier...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799413/factors-related-to-physical-activity-among-the-elderly-population-in-rural-thailand
#12
Plernta Ethisan, Ratana Somrongthong, Jamil Ahmed, Ramesh Kumar, Robert S Chapman
Physical activity in later years of life is not only essential to healthy aging and independent functioning, but it also helps prevent chronic diseases. We aimed this cross-sectional study to assess the prevalence of physical activity and associated factors among rural elderly Thais. We conducted this study on a sample of 300 elderly in 2 rural districts of Phranakornsiayutthaya province in Thailand. The mean age of participants were 67.5±6 years and 42% of them did not perform physical activity. Prevalence of vigorous and moderate intensity physical activity was 43...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799412/the-effect-of-california-s-breast-density-notification-legislation-on-breast-cancer-screening
#13
Stephanie Lynn Chau, Amy Alabaster, Karin Luikart, Leslie Manace Brenman, Laurel A Habel
PURPOSE: Half of US states mandate women be notified if they have dense breasts on their mammogram, yet guidelines and data on supplemental screening modalities are limited. Breast density (BD) refers to the extent that breast tissue appears radiographically dense on mammograms. High BD reduces the sensitivity of screening mammography and increases breast cancer risk. The aim of this study was to determine the potential impact of California's 2013 BD notification legislation on breast cancer screening patterns...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678243/racial-ethnic-differences-in-the-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-us-adults-with-moderate-mental-distress
#14
Taeho Greg Rhee, Roni L Evans, Donna D McAlpine, Pamela Jo Johnson
OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by race/ethnicity and to identify sociodemographic and health-related factors associated with CAM use among US adults with moderate mental distress (MMD). METHODS: We analyzed data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). We used data for 6016 noninstitutionalized US adults with MMD (3492 non-Hispanic whites, 953 non-Hispanic blacks, 1078 Hispanics, 268 Asians, and 225 others consisted of American Indian, Alaska Native, and those reporting multiple races)...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659962/-same-room-safe-place
#15
Nikki Keene Woods
There are many different professional stances on safe sleep and then there is the reality of caring for a newborn. There is a debate among professionals regarding safe sleep recommendations. The continum of recommendations vary from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Safe Sleep Guidelines to the bed-sharing recommendations from the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory. The lack of consistent and uniform safe sleep recommendations from health professionals has been confusing for families but has more recently raised a real professional ethical dilemma...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650036/electronic-cigarette-toxicity
#16
J Drew Payne, David Michaels, Menfil Orellana-Barrios, Kenneth Nugent
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are often advertised as a healthier product when compared with traditional cigarettes. Currently, there are limited data to support this and only a threat of federal regulation from the US Food and Drug Administration. Calls to poison control centers about e-cigarette toxicity, especially in children, and case reports of toxic exposures have increased over the past 3 years. This research letter reports the frequency of hazardous exposures to e-cigarettes and characterizes the reported adverse health effects associated with e-cigarette toxicity...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650035/burnout-in-female-faculty-members
#17
Lisa Cassidy-Vu, Keli Beck, Justin B Moore
Despite approximately equal numbers of male and female medical school graduates, women are entering academic medicine at a lower rate than their male colleagues. Of those who do assume a faculty position, female faculty members report higher levels of burnout, often attributable to gender-specific difficulties in clinical expectations and maintenance of work-life balance. Many of these struggles are attributable to issues that are amenable to supportive policies, but these policies are inconsistent in their availability and practice...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638838/physician-satisfaction-with-integrated-behavioral-health-in-pediatric-primary-care
#18
Jeffrey F Hine, Allison Q Grennan, Kathryn M Menousek, Gail Robertson, Rachel J Valleley, Joseph H Evans
As the benefits of integrated behavioral health care services are becoming more widely recognized, this study investigated physician satisfaction with ongoing integrated psychology services in pediatric primary care clinics. Data were collected across 5 urban and 6 rural clinics and demonstrated the specific factors that physicians view as assets to having efficient access to a pediatric behavioral health practitioner. Results indicated significant satisfaction related to quality and continuity of care and improved access to services...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166701/aligning-yoga-with-its-evolving-role-in-health-care
#19
Avinash R Patwardhan
Evidence is accumulating that suggests that yoga has beneficial effects in mitigating the impact of certain diseases. As a result, efforts are being made to medicalize yoga and use it within integrative medicine as a therapy. However, there are substantial shortcomings in the practice, policy, and research of yoga that undermine its optimal use. Yoga as a modality functions within a context. Therefore, it is important to occasionally step back and examine the entirety of the context from a high vantage to assess whether the tactical and programmatic endeavors are aligned with the strategic intended purpose...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142356/iowa-dependent-adult-abuse-prosecutions-from-2006-through-2015
#20
Jeanette M Daly, Yinghui Xu, Gerald J Jogerst
BACKGROUND: In most states, health care providers are required to report abuse. Some states provide investigation feedback/findings to the reporter. The reporters rarely know if the perpetrator is convicted. The purposes of this study are to determine the incidence of Iowa dependent adult abuse prosecutions from 2006 through 2015, the incidence of convictions, and the association between dependent adult abuse prosecutions with county census and government characteristics. DESIGN AND METHODS: Through the Iowa Court Information Systems, dependent adult abuse prosecution data were purchased for a 10-year time period...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
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