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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912939/dietary-supplementation-is-more-prevalent-among-adults-with-arthritis-in-the-united-states-population
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Patrick B Wilson
OBJECTIVES: Sparse data are available to describe the prevalence of dietary supplementation among individuals with arthritis. Using a nationally representative sample, this investigation assessed the prevalence of dietary supplement use among Americans self-reporting arthritis. SETTING AND DESIGN: Data from 4606 participants of the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were analyzed, including from 1170 participants self-reporting arthritis...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911935/the-impact-of-healthcare-insurance-on-the-utilisation-of-facility-based-delivery-for-childbirth-in-the-philippines
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Hebe N Gouda, Andrew Hodge, Raoul Bermejo, Willibald Zeck, Eliana Jimenez-Soto
OBJECTIVES: In recent years, the government of the Philippines embarked upon an ambitious Universal Health Care program, underpinned by the rapid scale-up of subsidized insurance coverage for poor and vulnerable populations. With a view of reducing the stubbornly high maternal mortality rates in the country, the program has a strong focus on maternal health services and is supported by a national policy of universal facility-based delivery (FBD). In this study, we examine the impact that recent reforms expanding health insurance coverage have had on FBD...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909581/expansion-of-health-insurance-in-moldova-and-associated-improvements-in-access-and-reductions-in-direct-payments
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Thomas Hone, Jarno Habicht, Silviu Domente, Rifat Atun
BACKGROUND: Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. Economic constraints mean that Moldova faces challenges in protecting individuals from excessive costs, improving population health and securing health system sustainability. The Moldovan government has introduced a state benefit package and expanded health insurance coverage to reduce the burden of health care costs for citizens. This study examines the effects of expanded health insurance by examining factors associated with health insurance coverage, likelihood of incurring out-of-pocket (OOP) payments for medicines or services, and the likelihood of forgoing health care when unwell...
December 2016: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905929/smoking-cessation-programmes-using-traditional-medicine-in-korea
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Soobin Jang, Yu Lee Park, Ju Ah Lee, Kyeong Han Kim, Eun-Kyoung Lee, Seung-Ho Sun, Yong-Cheol Shin, Seong-Gyu Ko, Sunju Park
BACKGROUND: There are growing interests in using various methods including traditional and complementary medicines (T&CM) for tobacco control. The study aimed to introduce how traditional Korean medicine (TKM) applied to smoking cessation programmes in Korea and to show the detail information of each programme for designing other smoke cessation programmes. METHODS: Reports of the smoke cessation programmes in Korea were searched on March 10th, 2016, from the webpages of the related agencies and the databases: the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Korea Health Foundation, the Association of Korean Medicine, PubMed, Google scholar, the RISS, the KISS, the NDSL, and the OASIS...
December 1, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905896/the-impact-of-medical-tourism-on-colorectal-screening-among-korean-americans-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Linda K Ko, Victoria M Taylor, Jihye Yoon, Wade K Copeland, Joo Ha Hwang, Eun Jeong Lee, John Inadomi
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Korean Americans (KAs) in part due to low screening rates. Recent studies suggest that some KA patients engage in medical tourism and receive medical care in their home country. The impact of medical tourism on CRC screening is unknown. The purpose of this paper was to 1) investigate the frequency of medical tourism, 2) examine the association between medical tourism and CRC screening, and 3) characterize KA patients who engage in medical tourism...
December 1, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900751/-reflection-on-the-differences-and-similarities-of-mental-health-care-in-virginia-and-taiwan-geography-history-culture-and-nurse-practitioners
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Chueh-Fen Lu, Ching-Chuan Tung, Linda Ely
Sponsored by the pilot overseas internships project of the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, the authors and ten undergraduate students from Taiwan visited several mental health facilities in Virginia for one month. These facilities included the Catawba State Hospital, Salem Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Carilion Saint Albans Behavioral Health (New River Valley Medical Center), Warm Hearth Village, Adult & Child Family Counseling private outpatient clinic, the Free Clinic of the New River Valley, New Life Clubhouse, and Self-Government Program for Assertive Community Treatment...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900746/-the-computer-competency-of-nurses-in-long-term-care-facilities-and-related-factors
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Ya-Ping Chang, Huai-Ting Kuo, I-Chuan Li
BACKGROUND: It is important for nurses who work in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) to have an adequate level of computer competency due to the multidisciplinary and comprehensive nature of long-term care services. Thus, it is important to understand the current computer competency of nursing staff in LTCFs and the factors that relate to this competency. PURPOSE: To explore the computer competency of LTCF nurses and to identify the demographic and computer-usage characteristics that relate significantly to computer competency in the LTCF environment...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898635/mobile-health-technology-to-communicate-discharge-and-follow-up-information-to-adolescents-from-the-emergency-department
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Margaret Ray, Peter S Dayan, Vartan Pahalyants, Lauren S Chernick
OBJECTIVE: Adolescents are the largest users of mobile technology; yet, there are little data regarding their receptivity to the use of mobile health technology (mHealth) from the emergency department (ED). The objective of this study was to determine adolescents' preferences for receiving ED discharge and follow-up information via mHealth and factors associated with those preferences. METHODS: We administered an anonymous self-reporting survey to patients aged 14 to 19 years discharged from an urban pediatric ED...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891475/self-reported-obstacles-to-regular-dental-care-among-information-technology-professionals
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L Swetha Reddy, Dolar Doshi, B Srikanth Reddy, Suhas Kulkarni, M Padma Reddy, D Satyanarayana, Pavan Baldava
INTRODUCTION: Good oral health is important for an individual as well as social well-being. Occupational stress and work exhaustion in Information Technology (IT) professionals may influence the oral health and oral health related quality of life. AIM: To assess and compare self-reported obstacles for regular dental care and dental visits among IT professionals based on age, gender, dental insurance and working days per week. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1,017 IT professionals to assess the self-reported obstacles to regular oral health care in Hyderabad city, Telangana, India...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887795/clinician-knowledge-clinician-barriers-and-perceived-parental-barriers-regarding-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-association-with-initiation-and-completion-rates
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Lila J Finney Rutten, Jennifer L St Sauver, Timothy J Beebe, Patrick M Wilson, Debra J Jacobson, Chun Fan, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Susan T Vadaparampil, Robert M Jacobson
PURPOSE: We tested the hypothesis that clinician knowledge, clinician barriers, and perceived parental barriers relevant to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination account for the variation in vaccine delivery at the practice-site level. METHODS: We conducted a survey from October 2015 through January 2016 among primary care clinicians (n=280) in a 27-county geographic region to assess clinician knowledge, clinician barriers, and perceived parental barriers regarding HPV vaccination...
November 23, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881274/performance-assessment-of-the-juaboso-district-office-of-the-national-health-insurance-authority
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Paul Effah, Kingsley Opoku Appiah, Patience Aseweh Abor
OBJECTIVES: To assess the performance of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in Ghana. METHODS: Using a thorough case study of the Juaboso District Office of the NHIA, this study assessed the community coverage rate, the annual expenditure and income, and the trend of claims payment for the period 2009 to 2012 as well as factors influencing the level of patronage of the National Health Insurance Scheme. A self-administered structured questionnaire was used to gather data from the management of the scheme...
September 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881254/health-technology-assessment-international-reference-pricing-and-budget-control-tools-from-china-s-perspective-what-are-the-current-developments-and-future-considerations
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Liling Koh, Christoph Glaetzer, Shu Chuen Li, Meng Zhang
BACKGROUND: China is investing considerably in health care reforms to address issues in its health care system. An example is access to innovative drugs, which remains challenging because it is largely dependent on patient self-pay. Recognizing this, the government has invested considerably in its basic medical insurance. As health care expenditure increases, there are growing concerns on budget control. Several health policy tools have been discussed recently such as health technology assessment, international reference pricing, and hospital budget control tools, which can be viewed as addressing the affordability concerns of the government budget...
May 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878676/health-insurance-coverage-and-self-reported-health-new-estimates-from-the-nlsy97
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Barış K Yörük
This paper provides new estimates of the relationship between health insurance coverage and health status of young adults using the confidential version of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 Cohort (NLSY97). Using a regression discontinuity design, I find that approximately 6 % of young adults lose their health insurance coverage once they turn 19. However, in contrast to the findings from the recent literature, the effect of this discrete change in health insurance coverage on self-reported health status of young adults is quite limited and often statistically insignificant...
September 2016: Int J Health Econ Manag
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870675/comanagement-and-gainsharing-opportunities-for-independent-physicians
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Chris McBride, Peter L Althausen
Gainsharing and comanagament programs are both successful means of achieving physician buy-in for all cost containment programs in Orthopaedic Trauma. Under comanagement agreements, physicians are reimbursed for their time and intellectual efforts in program and algorithm creation. The cost is minimal for the hospital in return for the millions of dollars in savings they achieve. Gainsharing models can incentivize physicians to quickly adopt cost-effective implant choices, care plans, and program development...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864808/latina-and-black-african-american-women-s-perspectives-on-cancer-screening-and-cancer-screening-reminders
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Susan Brandzel, Eva Chang, Leah Tuzzio, Camille Campbell, Nora Coronado, Erin J Aiello Bowles, Susan Carol Bradford, Diana S M Buist
INTRODUCTION: Racial and ethnic disparities continue to exist in cancer screening rates, especially among US Latina and Black/African American populations. We conducted six focus groups among 41 women from these communities in order to better understand their preferences about cancer screening reminders and the motivators and deterrents they face in obtaining recommended breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening. METHODS: Using self-reported patient race/ethnicity from electronic medical records of a large, integrated health care system in Seattle, we recruited women ages 30-60 to participate in one of five 2-hour focus groups...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863517/retrospective-observation-on-contribution-and-limitations-of-screening-for-breast-cancer-with-mammography-in-korea-detection-rate-of-breast-cancer-and-incidence-rate-of-interval-cancer-of-the-breast
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Kunsei Lee, Hyeongsu Kim, Jung Hyun Lee, Hyoseon Jeong, Soon Ae Shin, Taehwa Han, Young Lan Seo, Youngbum Yoo, Sang Eun Nam, Jong Heon Park, Yoo Mi Park
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the benefits and limitations of screening for breast cancer using mammography. METHODS: Descriptive design with follow-up was used in the study. Data from breast cancer screening and health insurance claim data were used. The study population consisted of all participants in breast cancer screening from 2009 to 2014. Crude detection rate, positive predictive value and sensitivity and specificity of breast cancer screening and, incidence rate of interval cancer of the breast were calculated...
November 18, 2016: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863191/impact-of-health-insurance-expansion-on-the-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
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Andrew P Loehrer, Zirui Song, Alex B Haynes, David C Chang, Matthew M Hutter, John T Mullen
Purpose Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Lack of insurance coverage has been associated with more advanced disease at presentation, more emergent admissions at time of colectomy, and lower survival relative to privately insured patients. The 2006 Massachusetts health care reform serves as a unique natural experiment to assess the impact of insurance expansion on colorectal cancer care. Methods We used the Hospital Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Databases to identify patients with colorectal cancer with government-subsidized or self-pay (GSSP) or private insurance admitted to a hospital between 2001 and 2011 in Massachusetts (n = 17,499) and three control states (n = 144,253)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862317/impact-of-insurance-status-on-heart-transplant-waitlist-mortality-for-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Sitaramesh Emani, Dmitry Tumin, Randi E Foraker, Don Hayes, Sakima A Smith
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypotheses that receipt of Medicaid or Medicare (versus private insurance or self-pay) and low socioeconomic status (SES) leads to increased mortality and lower chances of transplantation among heart transplant (HTx) candidates with Bridge to Transplant Left Ventricular Assist Devices (BTT LVAD). BACKGROUND: Survival while awaiting HTx has improved with the use of BTT LVADs. However, it is unknown if benefits extend uniformly across patient groups based on insurance status...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852269/inequities-in-healthcare-utilization-results-of-the-brazilian-national-health-survey-2013
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Cristiano Siqueira Boccolini, Paulo Roberto Borges de Souza Junior
BACKGROUND: The Brazilian Unified Health System is a public healthcare system that has universal and equitable access among its main principles, but the continental size of the country and the complexity of the public health system complicate the task of providing equal access to all. We aim to investigate the factors associated with inequities in healthcare utilization in Brazil. METHODS: We employed data from a nationally representative cross-sectional study (2013 National Health Survey; n = 60,202)...
November 17, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852264/social-inequalities-in-the-prevalence-of-self-reported-chronic-non-communicable-diseases-in-brazil-national-health-survey-2013
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Deborah Carvalho Malta, Regina Tomie Ivata Bernal, Maria de Fatima Marinho de Souza, Celia Landman Szwarcwald, Margareth Guimarães Lima, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo Barros
BACKGROUND: Considering the high socioeconomic inequalities in Brazil related to occurrence of morbidity and premature mortality, the objective of this study was to analyze inequalities in self-reported prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) and in the physical limitations caused by these diseases, among the Brazilian adult population, according to sociodemographic variables. METHODS: This was a population-based cross-sectional study that analyzed information on 60,202 individuals who formed a representative sample of Brazilian adults interviewed for the National Health Survey 2013...
November 17, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
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