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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471362/changes-in-hospital-bond-ratings-after-the-transition-to-a-new-electronic-health-record
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Dustin McEvoy, Michael L Barnett, Dean F Sittig, Skye Aaron, Ateev Mehrotra, Adam Wright
Objective: To assess the impact of electronic health record (EHR) implementation on hospital finances. Materials and Methods: We analyzed the impact of EHR implementation on bond ratings and net income from service to patients (NISP) at 32 hospitals that recently implemented a new EHR and a set of controls. Results: After implementing an EHR, 7 hospitals had a bond downgrade, 7 had a bond upgrade, and 18 had no changes. There was no difference in the likelihood of bond rating changes or in changes to NISP following EHR go-live when compared to control hospitals...
February 20, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468719/assessing-health-facility-performance-in-indonesia-using-the-pab%C3%A3-n-lasso-model-and-unit-cost-analysis-of-health-services
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Firdaus Hafidz, Tim Ensor, Sandy Tubeuf
Total health care costs have dramatically increased in Indonesia, and health facilities consume the largest share of health resources. This study aims to provide a better understanding of the characteristics of the best-performing health facilities. We use 4 national Indonesian datasets for 2011 and analysed 200 hospitals and 95 health centres. We first apply the Pabón-Lasso model to assess the relative performance of health facilities in terms of bed occupancy rate and the number of admissions per bed; the model gathers together health facilities into 4 sectors representing different levels of productivity...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464776/private-finance-initiative-hospital-architecture-towards-a-political-economy-of-the-royal-liverpool-university-hospital
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Paul Jones
Sociological analysis has done much to illuminate the architectural contexts in which social life takes place. Research on care environments suggests that the built environment should not be understood as a passive backdrop to healthcare, but rather that care is conditioned by the architecture in which it happens. This article argues for the importance of going beyond the hospital walls to include the politics that underwrite the design and construction of hospital buildings. The article assesses the case of the yet-to-be-realised Liverpool Royal University Hospital, and the private finance initiative (PFI) funding that underpins the scheme, which is suggested as a salient 'external' context for understanding architecture's role in the provision of healthcare of many kinds for many years to come...
February 2018: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461675/improving-eye-care-services-with-a-lean-approach
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Juha-Matti Lindholm, Ilkka Laine, Heli Hippala, Petteri Ylinen, Raimo Tuuminen
PURPOSE: Effective provision of eye care services in government-financed hospitals is essential to balance the discrepancy between growing demand and limited resources. We aimed to improve efficiency of the treatment protocol for Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. Predetermined quality targets were a patient-oriented and patient-safe approach and the development of a clinical care process with purposeful use of competences. METHODS: We utilized a lean process improvement methodology to develop a streamlined Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy treatment protocol...
February 20, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440163/severity-and-management-of-postabortion-complications-among-women-in-zimbabwe-2016-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mugove Gerald Madziyire, Chelsea B Polis, Taylor Riley, Elizabeth A Sully, Onikepe Owolabi, Tsungai Chipato
OBJECTIVES: Abortion complications cause significant morbidity and mortality. We aimed to assess the severity and factors associated with abortion complications (induced or spontaneous), and the management of postabortion care (PAC) in Zimbabwe. DESIGN: Prospective, facility-based 28 day survey among women seeking PAC and their providers. SETTING: 127 facilities in Zimbabwe with the capacity to provide PAC, including all central and provincial hospitals, and a sample of primary health centres (30%), district/general/mission hospitals (52%), private (77%) and non-governmental organisation (NGO) (68%) facilities...
February 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436808/anna-hamilton-1864-1935-l-excellence-des-soins-infirmiers
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Évelyne Diebolt
A Frenchwoman, Anna Hamilton (1864-1935), daughter of a Franco-English couple, reads with passion the works of Florence Nightingale and takes an interest in nursing. In order to practice it, she first passes the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in self-education and registers at the Marseille medical school. She wants to prepare a medical thesis on the nursing staff in the hospitals in Europe and is conducting an investigation throughout Europe. She passed her thesis on June 15, 1900 entitled ?Considerations on hospital nurses?...
February 2, 2018: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433528/effect-of-socioeconomic-inequalities-on-cholecystectomy-outcomes-a-10-year-population-based-analysis
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Ping Lu, Nan-Ping Yang, Nien-Tzu Chang, K Robert Lai, Kai-Biao Lin, Chien-Lung Chan
BACKGROUND: Although numerous epidemiological studies on cholecystectomy have been conducted worldwide, only a few have considered the effect of socioeconomic inequalities on cholecystectomy outcomes. Specifically, few studies have focused on the low-income population (LIP). METHODS: A nationwide prospective study based on the Taiwan National Health Insurance dataset was conducted during 2003-2012. The International Classification of ICD-9-CM procedure codes 51...
February 13, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429444/safety-and-affordability-of-an-elective-saturday-list-at-pietersburg-hospital-limpopo-south-africa
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M M Z U Bhuiyan, R Mavhungu
BACKGROUND: The backlog of patients waiting for operations continues to be a problem in many public hospitals in South Africa (SA), with elective surgery procedures being postponed for up to 2 years. OBJECTIVE: To determine the rate of death in hospital or out of hospital within 30 days of an elective procedure performed on a Saturday, and to determine the cost incurred by paying staff members who perform these operations. METHOD: A prospective, observational descriptive cohort study of all patients undergoing inpatient general surgery operations during weekdays and weekends between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 (1 year) at Pietersburg Hospital (PBH), Limpopo, SA...
February 1, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422141/changes-over-time-in-caregiving-demand-and-difficulty-in-spousal-caregivers-of-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-patients
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Bernice C Yates, Esther O Park, Amanda Hug, Kevin A Kupzyk, Sandy K Skradski
Patients who undergo coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery are often dependent on spouses or family members for care during their recovery. The purpose of this study was to examine changes over time in spousal caregivers of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients in caregiving demand and caregiving difficulty and to identify the key demands and difficulties at each time point. Spouses (n=34) of CABG patients comprised the sample. Caregiving demand and caregiving difficulty were measured using the Caregiving Burden Scale at three time points (baseline [early hospital discharge] and 3 and 6months later) and analyzed using repeated measures analysis of variance...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417163/-profit-center-analysis-of-esophagectomy-economical-analysis-of-transthoracic-esophagectomy-depending-on-postoperative-complications
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C T Baltin, M Bludau, F Kron, T Zander, M Hallek, A H Hölscher, W Schröder
Due to increasing medical costs and yet limited financial resources, medical treatment and economic analyses can no longer be separated; therefore, direct costing and cost unit accounting become more and more relevant as controlling tools in hospital management. Transthoracic esophagectomy is an integral part of the current treatment concept in patients with esophageal carcinoma. The question of the present study was whether the present diagnosis-related groups (DRG) system is a cost-effective tool to represent transthoracic esophagectomy...
February 7, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411676/health-systems-flattening-the-failed-promises-of-decentralisation-in-mozambique
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Joel Christian Reed
Over the past decade, health systems strengthening (HSS) has become a global health imperative. As an answer to the influence of large-scale initiatives and NGOs, HSS represents a backlash against disease-specific projects and funding. Depicted as a positive evolution, HSS advertises local autonomy, and a turn away from donor-driven agendas. Central to this shift was the hope that 'vertical' funding, especially for HIV/AIDS, could be better used to build up the 'crumbling core' of health infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa...
February 7, 2018: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395016/-economic-impact-of-centralization-of-chemotherapy-preparation-experience-of-the-national-institute-of-oncology-of-rabat
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I Bennani, M Alami Chentoufi, S Serragui, R Razine, B Meddah
INTRODUCTION: Centralized preparation of anticancer drugs meets quality and safety objectives. Its economic interest has been the subject of several studies, with very heterogeneous methodological approaches. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the economic impact of the centralization of the preparation of chemotherapy in the national institute of oncology of Rabat, the referral institute in the management of cancer in Morocco. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analysis included 3000 preparations...
January 27, 2018: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378577/risks-predicting-prolonged-hospital-discharge-boarding-in-a-regional-acute-care-hospital
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Sajid A Shaikh, Richard D Robinson, Radhika Cheeti, Shyamanand Rath, Chad D Cowden, Frank Rosinia, Nestor R Zenarosa, Hao Wang
BACKGROUND: Prolonged hospital discharge boarding can impact patient flow resulting in upstream Emergency Department crowding. We aim to determine the risks predicting prolonged hospital discharge boarding and their direct and indirect effects on patient flow. METHODS: Retrospective review of a single hospital discharge database was conducted. Variables including type of disposition, disposition boarding time, case management consultation, discharge medications prescriptions, severity of illness, and patient homeless status were analyzed in a multivariate logistic regression model...
January 30, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376546/hospital-discharge-of-patients-with-ongoing-care-needs-a-cross-sectional-study-using-data-from-a-city-hospital-under-swissdrg
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Insa Koné, Bettina Zimmermann, Tenzin Wangmo, Silvia Richner, Markus Weber, Bernice Elger
AIM OF THE STUDY: Switzerland introduced the SwissDRG in 2012. The goal of this reimbursement system was to promote cost containment and efficiency in hospital care. To ensure that patients with care needs are not released prematurely because of constraints under the new hospital financing system, the Swiss law on Acute and Transitional Care (ATC) was introduced one year earlier. The objective of the present study was to investigate the impact of ATC and its effects on discharge of patients with persisting care needs after hospitalisation...
January 29, 2018: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362008/the-impact-of-slow-economic-growth-on-health-sector-reform-a-cross-national-perspective
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Richard B Saltman
This paper assesses recent health sector reform strategies across Europe adopted since the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. It begins with a brief overview of the continued economic pressure on public funding for health care services, particularly in tax-funded Northern European health care systems. While economic growth rates across Europe have risen a bit in the last year, they remain below the level necessary to provide the needed expansion of public health sector revenues. This continued public revenue shortage has become the central challenge that policymakers in these health systems confront, and increasingly constrains their potential range of policy options...
January 24, 2018: Health Economics, Policy, and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352583/description-and-analysis-of-hospital-pharmacies-in-madagascar
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H R Ratsimbazafimahefa, F Sadeghipour, P Trouiller, A Pannatier, B Allenet
OBJECTIVE: Madagascar's health care system has operated without formal hospital pharmacies for more than two decades. The gradual integration of pharmacists in public hospitals since 2012 will allow the structuring of this field. This study was conducted to characterize the current situation regarding all aspects relating to the general functioning of hospital pharmacies and the services provided. METHODS: This qualitative research used semi-structured interviews...
January 15, 2018: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331259/public-and-physician-s-expectations-and-ethical-concerns-about-electronic-health-record-benefits-outweigh-risks-except-for-information-security
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Eleni Entzeridou, Evgenia Markopoulou, Vasiliki Mollaki
INTRODUCTION: Electronic Health Record systems (EHRs) offer numerous benefits in health care but also pose certain risks. As we progress toward the implementation of EHRs, a more in-depth understanding of attitudes that influence overall levels of EHR support is required. OBJECTIVES: To record public and physicians' awareness, expectations for, and ethical concerns about the use of EHRs. METHODS: A convenience sample was surveyed for both the public and physicians...
February 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324861/cost-of-treatment-for-head-and-neck-cancer-in-india
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Akashdeep Singh Chauhan, Shankar Prinja, Sushmita Ghoshal, Roshan Verma, Arun S Oinam
There are no published data on the cost of cancer treatment for guiding reimbursement decisions in India. The present study was designed to estimate the cost of treating head and neck cancer (HNC) with the aim of determining package rates. The present study was undertaken in the Departments of Radiotherapy and Otolaryngology of a large tertiary care hospital in North India. Economic health system costs incurred were assessed using a bottom-up methodology. Data on all resources-capital or recurrent, incurred on the delivery of HNC treatment were collected from April 2014 to March 2015...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319740/pregnancy-complications-in-brazilian-puerperal-women-treated-in-the-public-and-private-health-systems
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Patrícia Louise Rodrigues Varela, Rosana Rosseto de Oliveira, Emiliana Cristina Melo, Thais Aidar de Freitas Mathias
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the prevalence of pregnancy complications and sociodemographic profile of puerperal patients with complications, according to the form of financing of the childbirth service. METHOD: cross-sectional study with interview of 928 puerperal women whose childbirth was financed by the Unified Health System, health plans and private sources (other sources than the Unified Health System). The sample was calculated based on the births registered in the Information System on Live Births, stratified by hospital and form of financing of the childbirth service...
January 8, 2018: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318326/-reimbursement-of-intensive-care-services-in-austria-use-of-the-lkf-system
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REVIEW
M Joannidis, S J Klein, P Metnitz, A Valentin
In Austria, the reimbursement of intensive care services is based on a Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG) system which has been adapted to the Austrian framework conditions. Compared to Germany where economic considerations had led to personnel cuts, mandatory targets outlined in both the LKF ("Leistungsorientierte Krankenanstaltenfinanzierung", Performance-oriented Hospital Financing) and ÖSG ("Österreichischer Strukturplan Gesundheit", Austrian Health Care Structure Plan) plans ensure a high level of medical and intensive care...
January 9, 2018: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
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