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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441671/swimming-upstream-creating-a-culture-of-high-value-care
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Reshma Gupta, Christopher Moriates
As health system leaders strategize the best ways to encourage the transition toward value-based health care, the underlying culture-defined as a system of shared assumptions, values, beliefs, and norms existing within an environment-continues to shape clinician practice patterns. The current prevailing medical culture contributes to overtesting, overtreatment, and health care waste. Choosing Wisely lists, appropriateness criteria, and guidelines codify best practices, but academic medicine as a whole must recognize that faculty and trainees are all largely still operating within the same cultural climate...
May 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440678/involvement-of-primary-care-physicians-in-the-decision-making-and-care-of-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Lauren P Wallner, Paul Abrahamse, Jaspreet K Uppal, Christopher R Friese, Ann S Hamilton, Kevin C Ward, Steven J Katz, Sarah T Hawley
Purpose Collaborative care between cancer specialists and primary care providers (PCPs) may improve the delivery of high-quality cancer care. Yet, patient perspectives about how involved the PCPs were in their breast cancer care and treatment decisions remain unknown. Patients and Methods A weighted random sample of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 to 2014, as reported to the SEER registries in Los Angeles, California, and Georgia, were sent a survey approximately 6 months after diagnosis (N = 2,279, 71% response rate)...
November 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439751/development-of-a-streamlined-work-flow-for-handling-patients-genetic-testing-insurance-authorizations
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Wendy R Uhlmann, Katie Schwalm, Victoria M Raymond
Obtaining genetic testing insurance authorizations for patients is a complex, time-involved process often requiring genetic counselor (GC) and physician involvement. In an effort to mitigate this complexity and meet the increasing number of genetic testing insurance authorization requests, GCs formed a novel partnership with an industrial engineer (IE) and a patient services associate (PSA) to develop a streamlined work flow. Eight genetics clinics and five specialty clinics at the University of Michigan were surveyed to obtain benchmarking data...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439357/resident-dyads-providing-transition-care-to-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-chronic-illnesses-and-neurodevelopmental-disabilities
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Richard J Chung, Joan Jasien, Gary R Maslow
BACKGROUND: Youth with special health care needs often experience difficulty transitioning from pediatric to adult care. These difficulties may derive in part from lack of physician training in transition care and the challenges health care providers experience establishing interdisciplinary partnerships to support these patients. OBJECTIVE: This educational innovation sought to improve pediatrics and adult medicine residents' interdisciplinary communication and collaboration...
April 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439353/improving-timely-resident-follow-up-and-communication-of-results-in-ambulatory-clinics-utilizing-a-web-based-audit-and-feedback-module
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Joel C Boggan, Aparna Swaminathan, Samantha Thomas, David L Simel, Aimee K Zaas, Jonathan G Bae
BACKGROUND: Failure to follow up and communicate test results to patients in outpatient settings may lead to diagnostic and therapeutic delays. Residents are less likely than attending physicians to report results to patients, and may face additional barriers to reporting, given competing clinical responsibilities. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to improve the rates of communicating test results to patients in resident ambulatory clinics. METHODS: We performed an internal medicine, residency-wide, pre- and postintervention, quality improvement project using audit and feedback...
April 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437573/using-internal-and-external-reviewers-can-help-to-optimise-neonatal-mortality-and-morbidity-conferences
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Michael-Andrew Assaad, Annie Janvier, Anie Lapointe
AIM: This study determined if there was a difference in the conclusions reached by paediatricians in morbidity and mortality conferences based on their level of involvement in a case. METHODS: All neonatal deaths occurring between August 2014 and September 2015 at Sainte-Justine Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, were reviewed by internal physicians involved in the case and external physicians who were not. The reviewers were asked to identify positive and negative clinical practice items and provide written recommendations...
April 24, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437370/ethics-guide-recommendations-for-organ-donation-focused-physicians-endorsed-by-the-canadian-medical-association
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Sam D Shemie, Christy Simpson, Jeff Blackmer, Shavaun MacDonald, Sonny Dhanani, Sylvia Torrance, Paul Byrne
Donation physicians are specialists with expertise in organ and tissue donation and have been recognized internationally as a key contributor to improving organ and tissue donation services. Subsequent to a 2011 Canadian Critical Care Society-Canadian Blood Services consultation, the donation physician role has been gradually implemented in Canada. These professionals are generally intensive care unit physicians with an enhanced focus and expertise in organ/tissue donation. They must manage the dual obligation of caring for dying patients and their families while providing and/or improving organ donation services...
May 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437212/the-impact-of-communication-skills-training-on-cardiology-fellows-and-attending-physicians-perceived-comfort-with-difficult-conversations
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Kathryn Berlacher, Robert M Arnold, Eva Reitschuler-Cross, Jeffrey Teuteberg, Winifred Teuteberg
BACKGROUND: Cardiologists need to decide which treatments are appropriate for seriously ill patients and whether they align with patient goals. Reconciling medical options with patients' wishes requires skilled communication. Although there is evidence that communication is teachable, few cardiologists receive formal training. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that providing communication skills training to cardiologists is feasible and improves their perceived preparedness (PP) for leading difficult conversations...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436026/studies-of-physician-patient-communication-with-older-patients-how-often-is-hearing-loss-considered-a-systematic-literature-review
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Jamie M Cohen, Jan Blustein, Barbara E Weinstein, Hannah Dischinger, Scott Sherman, Corita Grudzen, Joshua Chodosh
Hearing loss is remarkably prevalent in the geriatric population: one-quarter of adults aged 60-69 and 80% of adults aged 80 years and older have bilateral disabling loss. Only about one in five adults with hearing loss wears a hearing aid, leaving many vulnerable to poor communication with healthcare providers. We quantified the extent to which hearing loss is mentioned in studies of physician-patient communication with older patients, and the degree to which hearing loss is incorporated into analyses and findings...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435497/improved-accuracy-and-quality-of-information-during-emergency-department-care-transitions
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Nnaemeka Okafor, Justin Mazzillo, Sara Miller, Kimberly A Chambers, Samar Yusuf, Vanessa Garza-Miranda, Yashwant Chathampally
INTRODUCTION: Suboptimal communication during emergency department (ED) care transitions has been shown to contribute to medical errors, sometimes resulting in patient injury and litigation. The study objective was to determine whether a standardized checkout process would decrease the number of relevant missed clinical items (MCI). METHODS: In this prospective pre- and post-intervention study conducted in an urban academic ED, we collected data on omitted or inaccurately conveyed medical information before and after the initiation of a standardized checkout process...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434482/how-to-implement-clinical-guidelines-to-optimise-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Michel Farnier, Fernando Civeira, Olivier Descamps
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a genetic disorder associated with significantly elevated plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and premature coronary heart disease (CHD). Optimal management of FH relies on early identification and treatment with statins alone or in combination with other lipid-lowering therapies. A lack of awareness of FH and its manifestations among primary care physicians and specialists has led to many individuals being misdiagnosed in the early stages of the disease, further increasing the risk of CHD and requiring much more intensive lipid-lowering strategies...
April 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430573/roles-of-physicians-and-health-care-systems-in-difficult-clinical-encounters
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Elizabeth S Goldsmith, Erin E Krebs
Physicians are, by definition, contributing partners in "difficult" patient-physician encounters. Although research on relevant physician qualities is limited, common themes mirror the more extensive literature on physician burnout. Focusing on primary care, we discuss physician-level factors in difficult encounters related to psychosocial attitudes and self-awareness, communication skills, and practice environments. Potential approaches to mitigating these factors include changes to medical training, such as structured peer case discussion groups and communication skills development, and changes to workplace environments, such as integrated mental health...
April 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429620/physician-perspectives-on-decision-making-for-treatment-of-pediatric-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Emily F Boss, Anne R Links, Ron Saxton, Tina L Cheng, Mary Catherine Beach
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is prevalent in children and most commonly treated by surgery with adenotonsillectomy. We aimed to learn physician perspectives of social and communication factors that influence decision making for treatment of pediatric SDB. Purposive sampling identified 10 physician key informants across disciplines and practice settings, who participated in semistructured interviews regarding SDB care experiences and communication with parents. Interviews were analyzed using directed qualitative content analysis...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428172/how-are-non-numerical-prognostic-statements-interpreted-and-are-they-subject-to-positive-bias
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Anne Moyer, Samantha Siess, Sumeet Bhinder
OBJECTIVES: Frank, clear communication with family members of terminally ill or incapacitated patients has important implications for well-being, satisfaction with care and sound decision-making. However, numerical prognostic statements, particularly more negative ones, have been found to be interpreted in a positively biased manner. Less precise non-numerical statements, preferred by physicians, and particularly statements using threatening terms (dying vs surviving) may be even more subject to such biases...
April 20, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428160/simulated-conversations-with-virtual-humans-to-improve-patient-provider-communication-and-reduce-unnecessary-prescriptions-for-antibiotics-a-repeated-measure-pilot-study
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Antoinette Schoenthaler, Glenn Albright, Judith Hibbard, Ron Goldman
BACKGROUND: Despite clear evidence that antibiotics do not cure viral infections, the problem of unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics in ambulatory care persists, and in some cases, prescribing patterns have increased. The overuse of antibiotics for treating viral infections has created numerous economic and clinical consequences including increased medical costs due to unnecessary hospitalizations, antibiotic resistance, disruption of gut bacteria, and obesity. Recent research has underscored the importance of collaborative patient-provider communication as a means to reduce the high rates of unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics...
April 19, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423837/a-terminology-in-general-practice-family-medicine-to-represent-non-clinical-aspects-for-various-usages-the-q-codes
#16
Marc Jamoulle, Julien Grosjean, Melissa Resnick, Ashwin Ittoo, Arthur Treuherz, Robert Vander Stichele, Elena Cardillo, Stéfan J Darmoni, Frank S Shamenek, Marc Vanmeerbeek
The hereby proposed terminology called "Q-Codes" can be defined as an extension of the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC-2). It deals with non-clinical concepts that are relevant in General Practice/Family Medicine (GP/FM). This terminology is a good way to put an emphasis on underestimated topics such as Teaching, Patient issues or Ethics. It aims at indexing GP/FM documents such as congress abstracts and theses to get a more comprehensive view about the GP/FM domain. The 182 identified Q-Codes have been very precisely defined by a college of experts (physicians and terminologists) from twelve countries...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423156/creation-of-an-internal-teledermatology-store-and-forward-system-in-an-existing-electronic-health-record-a-pilot-study-in-a-safety-net-public-health-and-hospital-system
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Zachary A Carter, Shauna Goldman, Kristen Anderson, Xiaxiao Li, Linda S Hynan, Benjamin F Chong, Arturo R Dominguez
Importance: External store-and-forward (SAF) teledermatology systems operate separately from the primary health record and have many limitations, including care fragmentation, inadequate communication among clinicians, and privacy and security concerns, among others. Development of internal SAF workflows within existing electronic health records (EHRs) should be the standard for large health care organizations for delivering high-quality dermatologic care, improving access, and capturing other telemedicine benchmark data...
April 19, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420924/physicians-and-nurses-medical-errors-associated-with-communication-failures
#18
Ibrahim Topcu, Ayse Sonay Turkmen, Nejla Canbulat Sahiner, Sevim Savaser, Hanife Sen
OBJECTIVE: To determine medical errors associated with communication failures among physicians and nurses. METHODS: This cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted at 20 state hospitals and 14 training and research hospitals affiliated with the Istanbul City Health Directorate in Turkey, and comprised physicians and nurses. Data were collected between August 2012 and February 2013. A 16-item questionnaire was used that included questions regarding socio-demographic features such as age, gender, educational status, institution, occupation and working years...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420779/patient-provider-communication-in-the-context-of-hearing-loss
#19
Meagan Lewis
Hearing is the primary mechanism through which most of us receive ideas from other people. When that ability is altered, it affects how we interpret and react to information. In a physician's office, the transfer of thought is critical to ensuring that patients understand their healthcare information and are compliant with things like medication. In this article, we discuss ways to enhance that communication.
March 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419019/complexities-of-consent-ethics-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#20
Naomi Dreisinger, Nathan Zapolsky
Informed consent is a communicative process of sharing information with patients, which helps assure their understanding of the information provided and asks for their permission to proceed. Informed consent allows a patient or a patient's family to use his or her own value system to determine the need for a particular procedure or test. Asking a patient for permission to treat requires the provider to respect the patient's autonomy through allowing him or her to be an active part of the decision-making process...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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