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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673266/level-of-agreement-between-medical-record-and-icd-10-am-coding-of-mental-health-alcohol-and-drug-conditions-in-trauma-patients
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Tu Q Nguyen, Pamela M Simpson, Sandra C Braaf, Peter A Cameron, Rodney Judson, Belinda J Gabbe
BACKGROUND: Despite the reliance on administrative data in epidemiological studies, there is little information on the completeness of co-morbidities in administrative data coded from medical records. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantify the agreement between the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) administrative coding of mental health, drug and alcohol co-morbidities and medical records in a severely injured patient population...
January 1, 2018: Health Information Management: Journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668650/impact-of-an-advanced-imaging-utilization-review-program-on-downstream-health-care-utilization-and-costs-for-low-back-pain
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Janessa M Graves, Deborah Fulton-Kehoe, Jeffrey G Jarvik, Gary M Franklin
BACKGROUND: Early magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for acute low back pain (LBP) has been associated with increased costs, greater health care utilization, and longer disability duration in workers' compensation claimants. OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of a state policy implemented in June 2010 that required prospective utilization review (UR) for early MRI among workers' compensation claimants with LBP. RESEARCH DESIGN: Interrupted time series...
April 17, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668527/opioid-and-benzodiazepine-use-before-injury-among-workers-in-washington-state-2012-2015
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Esi W Nkyekyer, Deborah Fulton-Kehoe, June Spector, Gary Franklin
OBJECTIVE: To characterize pre-injury prescription opioid and benzodiazepine use and its relationship with post-injury use and missed work among workers. METHODS: 313,543 Washington State Department of Labor and Industries workers' compensation injury claims from 2012-2015 were linked with State Prescription Monitoring Program data. Pre-injury prevalence of opioid and benzodiazepine use were compared between compensable and non-compensable claims, and between workers with and without post-injury prescriptions, using the Pearson Chi-Square test...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665856/job-satisfaction-and-associated-factors-among-health-professionals-working-at-western-amhara-region-ethiopia
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Kalkidan Temesgen, Moges Wubie Aycheh, Cheru Tesema Leshargie
BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia assuring the satisfaction of health care provider with their job is a major challenging problem. Job satisfaction is a worker's emotional response to different job related factors resulting in finding pleasure, comfort, confidence, rewards, personal growth and various positive opportunities, including upward mobility, recognition, and appraisal done on a merit pattern with monetary value as compensation. Professionals, whose needs and expectations are satisfied, tend to be more productive compared to their colleagues...
April 17, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658098/efficacy-of-a-proactive-health-and-safety-risk-management-system-in-the-fire-service
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Gerald S Poplin, Stephanie Griffin, Keshia Pollack Porter, Joshua Mallett, Chengcheng Hu, Virginia Day-Nash, Jefferey L Burgess
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the efficacy of a fire department proactive risk management program aimed at reducing firefighter injuries and their associated costs. METHODS: Injury data were collected for the intervention fire department and a contemporary control department. Workers' compensation claim frequency and costs were analyzed for the intervention fire department only. Total, exercise, patient transport, and fireground operations injury rates were calculated for both fire departments...
April 16, 2018: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627748/the-social-integration-of-healthcare-agency-workers-in-long-term-care-facilities-a-cross-sectional-study
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Marie-Ève Lapalme, Olivier Doucet
BACKGROUND: Patient care quality is a key concern for long-term care facilities and is directly related to effective collaboration between healthcare professionals. The use of agency staff in long-term care facilities creates important challenges in terms of coordination and communication within work units. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to assess the mediating effect of common in-group identity in the relationship between permanent employees' perceptions regarding the use of agency workers -namely distributive justice, perceptions of threat, perceived similarities with agency workers, and leader inclusiveness toward agency staff- and the permanent employees' adoption of collaborative behaviours...
March 17, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614128/return-to-work-for-multiple-jobholders-with-a-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorder-a-population-based-matched-cohort-in-british-columbia
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Esther T Maas, Mieke Koehoorn, Christopher B McLeod
INTRODUCTION: Multiple jobholders (MJHs) have a higher risk of injury compared to single jobholders (SJHs), but it is unknown if return-to-work (RTW) after a work injury is affected by multiple jobholding. This study examined the association between multiple versus single jobholding and time to RTW for workers with a work-related musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). METHODS: We used administrative workers' compensation data to identify injured workers with an accepted MSD lost-time claim between 2010-2014 in British Columbia, Canada (n = 125,639 SJHs and 9,029 MJHs)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608360/affordable-care-act-s-cadillac-tax-could-affect-one-fourth-of-workers-with-employer-health-coverage-by-2025
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Mark J Warshawsky, Michael Leahy
The excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans (known as the Cadillac tax) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an important part of the law's attempt to control rising health care costs. Analysts using different data sources have come to divergent estimates of how many people would be affected by this tax. We used the National Compensation Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is better suited to this analysis because of its law-relevant details on employer-provided health benefits. Our research clarifies an important area of empirical uncertainty, thereby informing the debate about the ACA and its proposed replacements...
April 2018: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580189/occupational-exposure-monitoring-data-collection-storage-and-use-among-state-based-and-private-workers-compensation-insurers
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Taylor M Shockey, Kelsey R Babik, Steven J Wurzelbacher, Libby L Moore, Michael S Bisesi
Despite substantial financial and personnel resources being devoted to occupational exposure monitoring (OEM) by employers, workers' compensation insurers, and other organizations, the United States (US) lacks comprehensive occupational exposure databases to use for research and surveillance activities. OEM data are necessary for determining the levels of workers' exposures; compliance with regulations; developing control measures; establishing worker exposure profiles; and improving preventive and responsive exposure surveillance and policy efforts...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570763/trends-and-risk-factors-for-1-year-revision-of-the-latarjet-procedure-the-new-york-state-experience-during-the-past-decade
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Albit R Paoli, Michael Pickell, Siddharth A Mahure, Delon McAllister, David H Mai, Michael J Alaia, Mandeep S Virk, Kirk A Campbell
Little research has been conducted evaluating surgical trends during the past 10 years and subsequent procedure risk factors for patients undergoing bone-blocking procedures for the treatment of anterior shoulder instability. The Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database was queried between 2003 and 2014 to identify patients undergoing soft tissue or bone-blocking procedures for anterior shoulder instability in New York. Patient demographics and 1-year subsequent procedures were analyzed. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted to identify 1-year subsequent procedure risk factors...
March 23, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563367/comparison-of-accelerometer-measured-sedentary-behavior-and-light-and-moderate-to-vigorous-intensity-physical-activity-in-white-and-blue-collar-workers-in-a-japanese-manufacturing-plant
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Noritoshi Fukushima, Makiko Kitabayashi, Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Sasai, Koichiro Oka, Yoshio Nakata, Shigeho Tanaka, And Shigeru Inoue
OBJECTIVE: The times spent in sedentary behavior (SB) and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) are independently associated with health outcomes; however, objective data on physical activity levels including SB among different occupations is limited. We compared accelerometer-measured times spent in SB, light-intensity physical activity (LPA), and MVPA, and the patterns associated with prolonged bouts of SB between white- and blue-collar workers. METHODS: The study population consisted of 102 full-time plant workers (54 white-collar and 48 blue-collar) who wore a triaxial accelerometer during waking hours for 5 working days...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543658/preoperative-pain-sensitization-is-associated-with-postoperative-pillar-pain-after-open-carpal-tunnel-release
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Young Hak Roh, Young Do Koh, Jong Oh Kim, Kyu Ho Lee, Hyun Sik Gong, Goo Hyun Baek
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pillar pain (deep-seated wrist pain worsened by leaning on the heel of the hand) sometimes occurs after carpal tunnel release (CTR), leading to weakness in the hand and delayed return to work. Increased pain sensitivity has been found to be associated with worse symptoms and poorer treatment response in a number of chronic musculoskeletal conditions, but few studies have investigated the association of pain sensitization with pillar pain after CTR. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Is preoperative pain sensitization in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) associated with increased severity of pillar pain after open CTR? (2) What other demographic, electrophysiological, or preoperative clinical characteristics are associated with pillar pain after CTR? METHODS: Over a 35-month period, one surgeon performed 162 open carpal tunnel releases...
April 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521422/mine-safety-and-health-administration-s-part-50-program-does-not-fully-capture-chronic-disease-and-injury-in-the-illinois-mining-industry
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Kirsten S Almberg, Lee S Friedman, David Swedler, Robert A Cohen
BACKGROUND: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) requires reporting of injuries and illnesses to their Part 50 program. A 2011 study indicated that the Part 50 program did not capture many cases of injury in Kentucky, causing concern about underreporting in other states. METHODS: MSHA Part 50 reports from Illinois for 2001-2013 were linked to Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (IWCC) data. IWCC cases not found in the Part 50 data were considered unreported...
March 9, 2018: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506397/prospective-cohort-study-on-the-employment-status-of-working-age-patients-after-recovery-from-ankle-arthritis-surgery
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Oliver J Gagné, Andrea Veljkovic, Mark Glazebrook, Timothy R Daniels, Murray J Penner, Kevin J Wing, Alastair S E Younger
BACKGROUND: People who are affected by end-stage ankle arthritis are as disabled as those suffering from arthritis in other main articulations of the lower extremity. Once these patients become unable to perform their job duties, they leave the workforce and require financial aid from government agencies, which represents a considerable economic burden. Regardless of whether arthrodesis or arthroplasty is performed, we hypothesized that patients younger than 55 years at the time of surgery should be able to return to work within 2 years and require less social assistance...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497925/recovery-within-injury-compensation-schemes-a-system-mapping-study
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Alex Collie, Sharon Newnam, Helen Keleher, Alan Petersen, Agnieszka Kosny, Adam P Vogel, Jason Thompson
Purpose Many industrialised nations have systems of injury compensation and rehabilitation that are designed to support injury recovery and return to work. Despite their intention, there is now substantial evidence that injured people, employers and healthcare providers can experience those systems as difficult to navigate, and that this can affect injury recovery. This study sought to characterise the relationships and interactions occurring between actors in three Australian injury compensation systems, to identify the range of factors that impact on injury recovery, and the interactions and inter-relationships between these factors...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495197/-willingness-of-potential-service-suppliers-to-provide-cancer-screening-in-urban-china
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A Y Mao, J F Shi, W Q Qiu, P Dong, Z X Sun, H Y Huang, X J Sun, G X Liu, D B Wang, Y N Bai, X Z Liao, J S Ren, L W Guo, L Lan, Q Zhou, J Y Zhou, L Yang, J L Wang, M F Qin, Y Z Zhang, B B Song, X J Xing, L Zhu, L Mai, L B Du, Y Q Liu, P A Lou, B Cai, X H Sun, S L Wu, X Qi, K Zhang, J He, M Dai
Objective: Based on the investment for potential suppliers of cancer screening services, we assessed the reasons that affecting their participation motivation related to the long-term sustainability of cancer screening in China. Methods: Hospitals that had never been involved in any national level cancer screening project were selected by using the convenient sampling method within the 16 project cities of Cancer Screening Program in Urban China (CanSPUC) with 1 or 2 hospitals for each city. All the managers from the institutional/department level and professional staff working and providing screening services in these hospitals, were interviewed by paper-based questionnaire...
February 10, 2018: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476311/do-health-service-use-and-return-to-work-outcomes-differ-with-gps-injured-worker-caseload
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Danielle Mazza, Bianca Brijnath, Mary Alice O'Hare, Rasa Ruseckaite, Agnieszka Kosny, Alex Collie
Purpose To determine whether healthcare use and return-to-work (RTW) outcomes differ with GPs' injured-worker caseload. Methods Retrospective analyses of the Compensation Research Database, which captures approximately 85% of all injured worker claims in Victoria, Australia was conducted. Four injured-worker caseload groups were examined that represented the 25th, 50th, 75th, and 100th percentiles of claimants seen per GP over the 8-year study period (2003-2010): (i) 1-13 claimants; (ii) 14-26 claimants; (iii) 27-48 claimants; and (iv) 49+ claimants (total claims, n = 124,342; total GPs, n = 9748)...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471379/do-women-and-men-have-the-same-patterns-of-multiple-occupational-carcinogenic-exposures-results-from-a-cohort-of-cancer-patients
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Mélanie Bertin, Annie Thébaud-Mony, Emilie Counil
Complex exposure situations are frequent at the workplace, but few studies have characterized multiple occupational carcinogenic exposures (MOCE) and their gendered differences across jobs' characteristics. We assessed MOCE separately in male and female jobs and identified patterns of MOCE at job level. Participants (834 men and 183 women) were cancer patients recruited between March 2002 and December 2010 in the ongoing SCOP93 cohort study, Seine-Saint-Denis department, France. Job histories were collected through personal interviews, and carcinogenic exposures were assessed by a multidisciplinary expert committee using a list of 53 carcinogens...
February 17, 2018: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465511/prescription-dispensing-patterns-before-and-after-a-workers-compensation-claim-an-historical-cohort-study-of-workers-with-low-back-pain-injuries-in-british-columbia
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Nancy Carnide, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Andrea D Furlan, Pierre Côté, Mieke Koehoorn
OBJECTIVE: Compare prescription dispensing before and after a work-related low back injury. METHODS: Descriptive analyses were used to describe opioid, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and skeletal muscle relaxant (SMR) dispensing one year pre-and post-injury among 97,124 workers in British Columbia with new workers' compensation low back claims from 1998-2009. RESULTS: Before injury, 19.7%, 21.2%, and 6.3% were dispensed opioids, NSAIDs, and SMRs, respectively, increasing to 39...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445504/the-relationship-between-night-work-and-breast-cancer
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Hye-Eun Lee, Jongin Lee, Tae-Won Jang, In-Ah Kim, Jungsun Park, Jaechul Song
Background: Since the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified shift work that involves circadian disruption as "probably carcinogenic to humans," there has been growing concern on the relationship between night work and breast cancer. In Korea, about 10-15% of workers are engaged in night-shift work, and breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. The purpose of this study was to review epidemiologic evidence on the relationship between night work and breast cancer...
2018: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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