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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036604/accomplishing-reform-successful-case-studies-drawn-from-the-health-systems-of-60-countries
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Jeffrey Braithwaite, Russell Mannion, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Paul Shekelle, Stuart Whittaker, Samir Al-Adawi, Kristiana Ludlow, Wendy James, Hsuen P Ting, Jessica Herkes, Louise A Ellis, Kate Churruca, Wendy Nicklin, Clifford Hughes
Healthcare reform typically involves orchestrating a policy change, mediated through some form of operational, systems, financial, process or practice intervention. The aim is to improve the ways in which care is delivered to patients. In our book 'Health Systems Improvement Across the Globe: Success Stories from 60 Countries', we gathered case-study accomplishments from 60 countries. A unique feature of the collection is the diversity of included countries, from the wealthiest and most politically stable such as Japan, Qatar and Canada, to some of the poorest, most densely populated or politically challenged, including Afghanistan, Guinea and Nigeria...
September 20, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035903/the-future-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology-macra-electronic-health-records-and-more
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Deborah A Wing
There is immense change affecting obstetrical and gynecologic medical practice at this moment in time-involving reimbursement with the shift from volume-based to value-based care, increasing regulation, and workforce sustainability. Aspects to be reviewed in this chapter include reimbursements and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), electronic medical records, physician satisfaction surveys, maintenance of certification, and physician burnout.
October 13, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034826/voice-of-the-clinician-the-case-of-an-australian-health-system
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Mark J Lock, Amber L Stephenson, Jill Branford, Jonathan Roche, Marissa S Edwards, Kathleen Ryan
Purpose The Voice of the Clinician project commenced during an era when practitioner burnout, dissatisfaction, and turnover became an increasingly global health workforce concern. One key problem is clinical staff not being empowered to voice their concerns to decision-makers, as was found in this case study of an Australian public health organization. The following research question informed the present study: What is a better committee system for clinician engagement in decision-making processes? The paper aims to discuss this issue...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031914/bringing-the-medical-home-back-home-in-the-context-of-population-health-home-based-primary-care-and-home-based-palliative-care
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Christine S Ritchie, Bruce Leff
With the growth of value-based care, payers and health systems have begun to appreciate the need to provide enhanced services to homebound adults. Recent studies have shown that home-based medical services for this high-cost, high-need population reduce costs and improve outcomes. Home-based medical care services have two flavors that are related to historical context and specialty background-home-based primary care and home-based palliative care. While the type of services provided by home-based primary care and home-based palliative care (together termed "home-based medical care") overlap, home-based primary care tends to encompass longitudinal and preventive care, while home-based palliative care often provides services for shorter durations focused more on distress management and goals of care clarification...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030677/safe-surgery-for-all-early-lessons-from-implementing-a-national-government-driven-surgical-plan-in-ethiopia
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Daniel Burssa, Atlibachew Teshome, Katherine Iverson, Olivia Ahearn, Tigistu Ashengo, David Barash, Erin Barringer, Isabelle Citron, Kaya Garringer, Victoria McKitrick, John Meara, Abraham Mengistu, Swagoto Mukhopadhyay, Cheri Reynolds, Mark Shrime, Asha Varghese, Samson Esseye, Abebe Bekele
Recognizing the unmet need for surgical care in Ethiopia, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has pioneered innovative methodologies for surgical system development with Saving Lives through Safe Surgery (SaLTS). SaLTS is a national flagship initiative designed to improve access to safe, essential and emergency surgical and anaesthesia care across all levels of the healthcare system. Sustained commitment from the FMOH and their recruitment of implementing partners has led to notable accomplishments across the breadth of the surgical system, including but not limited to: (1) Leadership, management and governance-a nationally scaled surgical leadership and mentorship programme, (2) Infrastructure-operating room construction and oxygen delivery plan, (3) Supplies and logistics-a national essential surgical procedure and equipment list, (4) Human resource development-a Surgical Workforce Expansion Plan and Anaesthesia National Roadmap, (5) Advocacy and partnership-strong FMOH partnership with international organizations, including GE Foundation's SafeSurgery2020 initiative, (6) Innovation-facility-driven identification of problems and solutions, (7) Quality of surgical and anaesthesia care service delivery-a national peri-operative guideline and WHO Surgical Safety Checklist implementation, and (8) Monitoring and evaluation-a comprehensive plan for short-term and long-term assessment of surgical quality and capacity...
October 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026726/hand-grip-strength-and-gender-allometric-normalization-in-older-adults-and-implications-for-the-niosh-lifting-equation
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Trish Gail Sevene, Joseph Berning, Chad Harris, Mike Climstein, Kent Jason Adams, Mark DeBeliso
BACKGROUND: Many countries are experiencing an aging workforce with women workers making up a growing proportion. Workplaces often require employees to complete lifting tasks that require the ability of the hand to grasp an implement (coupling). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed an equation for manual lifting tasks hoping to minimize the potential for a workplace back-injury related to a lifting task. The NIOSH lifting equation relies upon stress variables including a coupling factor...
July 2017: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026436/relationship-between-menstruation-status-and-work-conditions-in-japan
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Mariko Nishikitani, Mutsuhiro Nakao, Shinobu Tsurugano, Mariko Inoure, Eiji Yano
BACKGROUND: Menstrual problems can significantly impact daily and work life. In reaction to a shrinking population, the Japanese government is encouraging more women to participate in the labor force. Actual success in achieving this aim, however, is limited. Specifically, participation in the workforce by women during their reproductive years is impacted by their health, which involves not only work conditions, but also traditional family circumstances. Therefore, it is important to further assess and gather more information about the health status of women who work during their reproductive years in Japan...
2017: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026060/unmet-needs-in-health-training-among-nurses-in-rural-chinese-township-health-centers-a-cross-sectional-hospital-based-study
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Yan Mo, Guijie Hu, Yanhua Yi, Yanping Ying, Huiqiao Huang, Zhongxian Huang, Jiafeng Lin
Purpose: Maintaining a sufficient and competent rural nursing workforce is important in Chinese health delivery system. However, few studies have involved in the health training status and needs assessment of rural Chinese nurses in great transformations of health policy. This study is to explore the current health training status and to ascertain needs perceived by nurses working in rural Chinese township health centers (THCs). Methods: A cross-sectional survey using a self-administered structured questionnaire was conducted to 240 THC nurses in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region, China from March 2014 to August 2014...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025635/how-ethiopia-achieved-millennium-development-goal-4-through-multisectoral-interventions-a-countdown-to-2015-case-study
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Jenny Ruducha, Carlyn Mann, Neha S Singh, Tsegaye D Gemebo, Negussie S Tessema, Angela Baschieri, Ingrid Friberg, Taddese A Zerfu, Mohammed Yassin, Giovanny A Franca, Peter Berman
BACKGROUND: 3 years before the 2015 deadline, Ethiopia achieved Millennium Development Goal 4. The under-5 mortality decreased 69%, from 205 deaths per 1000 livebirths in 1990 to 64 deaths per 1000 livebirths in 2013. To understand the underlying factors that contributed to the success in achieving MDG4, Ethiopia was selected as a Countdown to 2015 case study. METHODS: We used a set of complementary methods to analyse progress in child health in Ethiopia between 1990 and 2014...
November 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024021/too-many-and-too-few-the-paradoxical-case-of-physicians-in-the-russian-federation
#10
Christopher J Gerry, Igor Sheiman
There is a paradox characterising the Russian health workforce. By international standards, Russia has a very high number of physicians per capita but at the same time is confronted by chronic real shortages of qualified physicians. This paper explores the reasons for this paradox by examining the structural characteristics of health workforce development in the context of the Soviet legacy and the comparative performance of other European countries. The paper uses data on comparative health workforce dynamics to argue that Russia is a European laggard, before then evaluating recent and current policies within that context...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022524/exploring-the-barriers-to-implementing-national-health-insurance-in-south-africa-the-people-s-perspective
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R V Passchier
This article explores the challenges of implementing the proposed National Health Insurance for South Africa (SA), based on the six building blocks of the World Health Organization Health System Framework. In the context of the current SA health system, leadership, finance, workforce, technologies, information and service delivery are explored from the perspective of the people at ground level. Through considerations such as these, the universal health coverage goals of health equity, efficiency, responsiveness and financial risk protection, might be realised...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021830/emerging-issues-in-public-health-a-perspective-on-ghana-s-healthcare-expenditure-policies-and-outcomes
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Eric Adua, Kwasi Frimpong, Xia Li, Wei Wang
Ghana's healthcare expenditure has increased over the past two decades. Increased healthcare expenditures are required to enhance the acquisition of better hospital resources that may improve healthcare. This study presents an overview of healthcare expenditures and health outcomes (i.e. infant mortality, under-5 mortality and life expectancy) from 1995 to 2014 in Ghana. Infant and under-5 mortalities have declined by 50 and 25%, respectively, as of 2014, while life expectancy has increased from 60.7 to 64...
September 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020975/workforce-planning-going-beyond-the-count
#13
Lewis G Sandy
Every country struggles with how best to meet the demand for health care services with the available resources. This commentary offers a perspective on the Israeli physician workforce and the analyses of Horowitz et al., which found age and gender differences in physician productivity and career longevity, differences across specialties, and a sizeable fraction of licensed Israeli physicians living abroad. Workforce planning can be subject to data collection and statistical uncertainties, but even more important are the assumptions and forecasts related to demand for services and organizational arrangements for care delivery...
October 11, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017546/is-there-a-doctor-in-the-house-availability-of-israeli-physicians-to-the-workforce
#14
Pamela Kuflik Horowitz, Annarosa Anat Shemesh, Tuvia Horev
BACKGROUND: Israeli policymakers have expressed serious concerns about being able to meet the growing demand for physician services. For this reason, the Israel Ministry of Health (MoH) undertook studies based on 2008 and then 2012 data to obtain an accurate assessment of the size, specialty mix, demographic and geographic composition of the physician workforce. This paper highlights the findings from these studies about the number and percentage of licensed physicians in Israel who were not available, were only partially available, or were about to leave the Israeli healthcare workforce...
May 30, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016903/screening-for-latent-tuberculosis-in-uk-health-care-workers
#15
M Henderson, S J Howard
Background: Active tuberculosis (TB) infection was diagnosed in two health care workers (HCWs) originally from high-incidence countries at a National Health Service (NHS) hospital trust in Northern England. In response, the trust screened current clinical employees from countries with a high TB prevalence for active and latent TB infection (LTBI). Aims: To identify the number of HCWs, within the organization, who are at risk of TB infection. Methods: Clinical employees from countries with a high TB prevalence (those described by the World Health Organization as having an incidence of >40 cases per 100000 populations) were reviewed...
August 9, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016416/the-new-age-of-bullying-and-violence-in-health-care-part-3-managing-the-bullying-boss-and-leadership
#16
Ellen Fink-Samnick
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING(S):: Applicable to all health care sections where case management is practiced. FINDINGS/CONCLUSIONS: This article is the third of a 4-part series on the topic of bullying in the health care workplace. Part 3 addresses the dimensions of the bullying boss and leadership, posing major implications for patient safety plus the mental health of staff members. The complex constructs and dynamics broached by the bullying boss and department leadership are explored...
November 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016364/burnout-and-psychological-distress-among-pediatric-critical-care-physicians-in-the-united-states
#17
Asha N Shenoi, Meena Kalyanaraman, Aravind Pillai, Preethi S Raghava, Scottie Day
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of physician burnout, psychological distress, and its association with selected personal and practice characteristics among pediatric critical care physicians and to evaluate the relationship between burnout and psychological distress. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, online survey. SETTING: Pediatric critical care practices in the United States. SUBJECTS: Pediatric critical care physicians...
October 7, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992203/music-therapy-practice-status-and-trends-worldwide-an-international-survey-study
#18
Petra Kern, Daniel B Tague
Background: The field of music therapy is growing worldwide. While there is a wealth of country-specific information available, only a few have databased workforce censuses. Currently, little to no descriptive data exists about the global development of the profession. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to obtain descriptive data about current demographics, practice status, and clinical trends to inform worldwide advocacy efforts, training needs, and the sustainable development of the field...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Music Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991808/are-workplace-psychosocial-factors-associated-with-work-related-injury-in-the-us-workforce-national-health-interview-survey-2010
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Yvonne Farnacio, Michael E Pratt, Elizabeth G Marshall, Judith M Graber
INTRODUCTION: Psychosocial hazards in the workplace may adversely impact occupational and general health, including injury risk. METHODS: Among 16,417 adult workers in the 2010 National Health Interview Survey Occupational Health Supplement, weighted prevalence estimates were calculated for work-related injuries (WRI) and any injuries. The association between injury and psychosocial occupational hazards (job insecurity, work-family imbalance, hostile work environment) was assessed adjusting for sociodemographic and occupational factors...
October 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991031/an-innovative-exchange-model-for-global-and-community-health-nursing-education
#20
D├ębora Falleiros de Mello, Maria Helena Larcher Caliri, Fabiana Villela Mamede, Eliana Maria Fernandes de Aguiar Tonetto, Janet Resop Reilly
Understanding different cultures is important in the education of nursing students who will become the health care workforce of our future interdependent and globalized societies. International practicum courses help students and nurses understand different cultures. This article describes an innovative approach to nursing education and understanding diverse cultures, in the context of a hybrid course (online course coupled with face-to-face practicum experiences), which enrolled nursing students from opposite hemispheres...
October 5, 2017: Nurse Educator
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