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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335776/challenges-and-strategies-to-improve-the-availability-and-geographic-accessibility-of-physicians-in-portugal
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Ana Paula Cavalcante de Oliveira, Gilles Dussault, Isabel Craveiro
BACKGROUND: Shortages of physicians in remote, rural and other underserved areas and lack of general practitioners limit access to health services. The aims of this article are to identify the challenges faced by policy and decision-makers in Portugal to guarantee the availability and geographic accessibility to physicians in the National Health Service and to describe and analyse their causes, the strategies to tackle them and their results. We also raise the issue of whether research evidence was used or not in the process of policy development...
March 23, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327977/the-ethics-of-choosing-wisely-the-use-of-neuroimaging-for-uncomplicated-headache
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David J Cote, Edward R Laws
The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for evaluation of headache remains excessive among physicians across many specialties according to both the American Headache Society and the American College of Radiology, despite recent attempts at limiting overuse of imaging and procedures. As part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, both of these organizations have explicitly recommended against imaging in patients with uncomplicated or typical migraine headaches. Yet, the practice nevertheless remains prevalent, with estimates ranging from 12...
February 20, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306523/evaluation-of-thyroid-test-utilization-through-analysis-of-population-level-data
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Jasmine Gill, Vilte E Barakauskas, Dylan Thomas, Karina Rodriguez-Capote, Trefor Higgins, Don Zhang, Amanda VanSpronsen, Oksana Babenko, Roberta Martindale, Mathew P Estey
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate laboratory test utilization can result in unnecessary patient testing and increased healthcare costs. While several thyroid function tests are available, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is recommended as the first-line test for investigating and monitoring thyroid dysfunction. We evaluate thyroid test utilization in Northern Alberta in terms of testing patterns, frequencies, and reflex cutpoints. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed thyroid test requests from January to December 2014...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296534/trends-of-do-not-resuscitate-orders-hospice-care-utilization-and-late-referral-to-hospice-care-among-cancer-decedents-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-taiwan-between-2008-and-2014-a-hospital-based-observational-study
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Tzu-Chien Shih, Hsiao-Ting Chang, Ming-Hwai Lin, Chun-Ku Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shinn-Jang Hwang
BACKGROUND: Out of respect for terminal patients' dignity and to decrease end-of-life suffering, patients in Taiwan can choose to sign do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and use hospice care when they are in a terminal condition. OBJECTIVES: To explore the trends and characteristics of hospice care utilization and DNR status among terminal cancer patients. Design and Setting/Subjects: A secondary data analysis was conducted to examine the rate of DNR orders, hospice care utilization, the survival time after DNR order, the duration of survival (DOS) after hospice care enrollment, and the rate of late referral to hospice care among patients who died from malignant cancers in a tertiary hospital in Taiwan between 2008 and 2014...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294932/-improve-but-measure-in-moderation-quality-management-in-specialty-residency-training
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E W M T Ter Braak
Intuitively, we believe we gain knowledge through taking measurements, and our appetite for quality measurement in general has grown spectacularly. However, this approach has to be qualified. Many aspects of quality are difficult to measure, yet are very important, and choosing what to measure may be heavily influenced by the availability bias of instruments. Moreover, a lot can be known without actually measuring. Quantitative results tend to offer false reassurance simply by their abundance, and results presented by means of Likert scales may obscure the crucial critique of a minority of respondents...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284147/why-is-psychiatric-nursing-not-the-preferred-option-for-nursing-students-a-cross-sectional-study-examining-pre-nursing-and-nursing-school-factors
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Hui Lin Ong, Esmond Seow, Boon Yiang Chua, Huiting Xie, Jia Wang, Ying Wen Lau, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: There is a shortage of nurses working in the mental health field globally. The aim of the present study was to examine Singapore nursing students' attitudes towards specializing in psychiatric nursing by examining the pre-nursing and nursing school factors as well as attitudes towards psychiatry and personality traits. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was conducted with 500 nursing students from four nursing institutions in Singapore. Students' attitudes towards psychiatry (ATP-18), perception of psychiatric nursing career aspects relative to other fields, and personality traits (mini-IPIP) were assessed...
February 24, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274055/career-satisfaction-among-dental-public-health-specialists-in-india-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Chandrashekar Janakiram, Joe Joseph, Bobby Antony
INTRODUCTION: The satisfaction in career is an important indicator for the growth of the discipline and the profession. An empirical investigation of satisfaction in career and amendments needed in course and profession may help in growth of discipline. AIM: To assess career satisfaction among Dental Public Health (DPH) specialists working in India and analyze their perspective on changes required in the profession. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questionnaire for this cross-sectional survey was adapted from Minnesota Job Satisfaction Survey which included 40 enquiries to understand the reasons for choosing public health dentistry as career, competencies of public health dentists, satisfaction as a public health dentist and changes required in the profession...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270705/dental-specialty-career-preferences-and-their-influencing-factors-among-final-year-dental-students-in-saudi-arabia
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Hassan Suliman Halawany, Abdullah Salman Binassfour, Waleed Khalid AlHassan, Rami Ayed Alhejaily, Nassr Al Maflehi, Vimal Jacob, Nimmi Biju Abraham
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate evolving trends in dental post graduate specialty preferences and career aspirations among final year dental students in Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross sectional survey using a self-administered questionnaire was conducted among final year dental students from seventeen universities in Saudi Arabia. The questionnaire enquired about socio-demographic details and the ranking of three of their best preferences among the list of specialties/general dentistry and career options...
January 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250000/assessment-of-rapid-blood-culture-identification-results-interpretation-and-antibiotic-prescribing-practices
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Linsey M Donner, W Scott Campbell, Elizabeth Lyden, Trevor C Van Schooneveld
Background: Rapid pathogen identification can alter antibiotic prescribing if interpreted correctly. Microbiology reporting can be difficult to understand and new technology has made it more challenging. Nebraska Medicine recently implemented the Biofire FilmArray® Blood Culture Identification Panel (BCID) coupled with stewardship-based education on interpretation.Methods: Physician BCID result interpretation and prescribing was assessed via an electronic survey with a response rate of 40.8% (156/382). Seven questions required respondents to interpret BCID results and identify the most likely pathogen, then choose therapy based on the results...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209702/primary-care-specialty-career-choice-among-canadian-medical-students-understanding-the-factors-that-influence-their-decisions
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Heather Ann Osborn, Jordan T Glicksman, Michael G Brandt, Philip C Doyle, Kevin Fung
OBJECTIVE: To identify which factors influence medical students' decision to choose a career in family medicine and pediatrics, and which factors influence their decision to choose careers in non-front-line specialties. DESIGN: Survey that was created based on a comprehensive literature review to determine which factors are considered important when choosing practice specialty. SETTING: Ontario medical school. PARTICIPANTS: An open cohort of medical students in the graduating classes of 2008 to 2011 (inclusive)...
February 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191371/the-effect-of-medical-student-volunteering-in-a-student-run-clinic-on-specialty-choice-for-residency
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Ashley Brown, Rahim Ismail, Glenn Gookin, Caridad Hernandez, Grace Logan, Magdalena Pasarica
INTRODUCTION:  Student-run free clinics (SRFCs) are a recent popular addition to medical school education, and a subset of studies has looked at the influence of SRFC volunteering on the medical student's career development. The majority of the research done in this area has focused on understanding if these SRFCs produce physicians who are more likely to practice medicine in underserved communities, caring for the uninsured. The remainder of the research has investigated if volunteering in an SRFC influences the specialty choice of medical school students...
January 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188505/undergraduate-neuroscience-majors-a-missed-opportunity-for-psychiatry-workforce-development
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Matthew N Goldenberg, John H Krystal
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to determine whether and to what extent medical students with an undergraduate college major in neuroscience, relative to other college majors, pursue psychiatry relative to other brain-based specialties (neurology and neurosurgery) and internal medicine. METHODS: The authors analyzed data from AAMC matriculation and graduation surveys for all students who graduated from US medical schools in 2013 and 2014 (n = 29,714). Students who majored in neuroscience, psychology, and biology were compared to all other students in terms of their specialty choice at both time points...
February 10, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162853/the-cost-of-topical-immunomodulator-therapy-in-medicare-patients-varies-by-prescriber-specialty
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Myron Zhang, Jonathan I Silverberg, Benjamin H Kaffenberger
BACKGROUND: Topical immunomodulators (TI)-including corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors, and vitamin D analogues-are commonly prescribed in multiple specialties, but cost comparisons are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate differences in costs of TI across specialties and determine associated variables. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed using the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2008 and 2010 Prescription Drug Public Use Profiles, which contain 100% of drug claims made by Medicare beneficiaries...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161006/choosing-surgery-as-a-career-early-results-of-a-longitudinal-study-of-medical-students
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Anthony P Berger, Joseph C Giacalone, Patrick Barlow, Muneera R Kapadia, Jerrod N Keith
BACKGROUND: Few studies have explored the factors associated with the preference of medical students to pursue a specific specialty, and even fewer have observed how these preferences and factors change over time. METHODS: A longitudinal survey of medical students was administered at the beginning of first year, second year, and clerkships from 2013-2016. Surveys included demographics and factors associated with their choice of specialty. RESULTS: Response rates were 78-94%...
February 1, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152910/choosing-wisely-in-oncology-are-we-ready-for-value-based-care
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Doug Blayney, Mohammad Jahanzeb, Pamela Kadlubek, August Knape, Merry Jennifer Markham, Trang Pham, Tracey L Evans
275 Background: The Choosing Wisely (CW) Campaign challenges patients, healthcare providers, and specialty disease societies to make better decisions about healthcare delivery. In 2012, Schnipper et al. published ASCO's Top Five List targeting overuse of medications, tests, and procedures that are costly and lack evidence. 1.) Do not use cancer-directed therapy for patients with low performance status (undocumented, 3 or 4). 2.) Do not use PET, CT and radionuclide bone scans in the staging of early prostate cancer...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151969/asq3-and-or-the-bayley-iii-to-support-clinicians-decision-making
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Robin Mackin, Nadya Ben Fadel, Jana Feberova, Louise Murray, Asha Nair, Sally Kuehn, Nick Barrowman, Thierry Daboval
BACKGROUND: Appropriate tools are essential to support a clinician's decision to refer very preterm infants to developmental resources. Streamlining the use of developmental assessment or screening tools to make clinical decisions offers an alternative methodology to help to choose the most effective way to assess this very high-risk population. OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3rd edition (ASQ3) and the Bayley Scales of Infant Development-3rd edition (Bayley-III) scores within a clinically-based decision-making process...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128037/secondary-prevention-of-childhood-arterial-ischemic-stroke
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Stéphane Darteyre, Cyrille Renaud, Joel Fluss, Silvy Laporte, Laurent Bertoletti, Stéphane Chabrier
This study aimed to know how frontline physicians in France, Belgium, and Switzerland implement guidelines regarding the secondary prevention of childhood arterial ischemic stroke and to introduce physicians' point of view on a clinical trial assessing the efficacy of aspirin as a preventive strategy. The authors conducted an online survey directed at specialists throughout dedicated networks and used a mixed method for data analysis. Overall, 63 physicians responded, and 88% prescribe aspirin when sickle cell disease, cardio-embolic stroke, and dissection of cervical arteries are excluded...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122834/stick-or-twist-career-decision-making-during-contractual-uncertainty-for-nhs-junior-doctors
#18
S Spooner, Jon Gibson, Dan Rigby, Matt Sutton, Emma Pearson, Kath Checkland
OBJECTIVES: To examine the extent, and nature, of impact on junior doctors' career decisions, of a proposed new contract and the uncertainty surrounding it. DESIGN: Mixed methods. Online survey exploring: doctors' future training intentions; their preferred specialty training (ST) programmes; whether they intended to proceed immediately to ST; and other plans. Linked qualitative interviews to explore more fully how and why decisions were affected. SETTING: Doctors (F2s) in second year of Foundation School (FS) Programmes in England...
January 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121651/the-good-investment
#19
John E Prescott, Julie A Fresne, James A Youngclaus
The authors reflect on the article in this issue entitled "Borrow or Serve? An Economic Analysis of Options for Financing a Medical School Education" by Marcu and colleagues, which makes a compelling case that a medical school education is a good investment, no matter what financing option students use, from federal service programs to federal loans. The lead author of this Commentary shares lessons learned from his own medical school education, which was funded by an Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship, and from his current position interacting with medical students across the United States...
January 24, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116695/update-on-the-management-of-chronic-constipation
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REVIEW
Jenna Koliani-Pace, Brian E Lacy
Chronic constipation (CC) is a highly prevalent disorder encountered by health care providers of all specialties. The diagnosis can be confidently made by taking a careful history, evaluating for warning signs and symptoms, performing an examination, including a digital rectal exam, and using the Rome IV criteria. Treatment should begin at the first visit; most patients require few diagnostic tests to make, or confirm, the diagnosis of CC. Assuming that the patient has persistent symptoms of constipation, despite using traditional therapy (fiber, osmotic agents), then patients should be offered one of the newer treatments, rather than repeating prior treatments, which is a common practice...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
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