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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426473/modifiable-risk-factors-for-hospital-readmission-among-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-a-nationwide-database
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Edward L Barnes, Bharati Kochar, Millie D Long, Michael D Kappelman, Christopher F Martin, Joshua R Korzenik, Seth D Crockett
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest that disease activity alone does not reliably predict hospital readmission among patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). Using a national database, we aimed to further describe the burden of readmissions for IBD and identify modifiable risk factors. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using 2013 data from the Nationwide Readmission Database (NRD). Using International Classification of Diseases, ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes, we identified adult patients with discharge diagnoses of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease and ascertained diagnoses of anxiety, depression, chronic pain, tobacco use, and other comorbidities during index admission...
April 19, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422920/a-multi-year-assessment-of-a-hospital-school-program-to-promote-teen-motor-vehicle-safety
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Purnima Unni, Cristina M Estrada, Dai H Chung, Emily B Riley, Lesley Worsley-Hynd, Neil Stinson
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teen drivers. The main goal of this program was to reduce texting while driving among high school teens through a unique peer-generated anti-texting campaign. METHODS: The program consisted of two phases. In Phase 1, student leaders participated in a half-day, hospital-based experiential program that emphasized safe teen driving. In Phase 2, these students conceptualized and implemented an anti-texting while driving campaign during the school year...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411287/impact-of-a-connected-care-model-on-30-day-readmission-rates-from-skilled-nursing-facilities
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Luke D Kim, Lei Kou, Bo Hu, Eiran Z Gorodeski, Michael B Rothberg
BACKGROUND: About one-fifth of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries are discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for post-acute care. Readmissions are common but interventions to reduce readmissions are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a connected care model on 30-day hospital readmission rates among patients discharged to SNFs. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: SNFs that receive referrals from an academic medical center in Cleveland, Ohio...
April 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409489/cost-of-trauma-care-in-secondary-and-tertiary-care-public-sector-hospitals-in-north-india
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Ankur Sangwan, Shankar Prinja, Sameer Aggarwal, Jagnoor Jagnoor, Pankaj Bahuguna, Rebecca Ivers
BACKGROUND: Several initiatives to provide trauma care, including ambulance services, creation of a network of trauma hospitals and insurance schemes for cashless treatment, are currently being implemented in India. However, lack of information on the cost of trauma care is an impediment to the evidence-based planning for such initiatives. In this study, we aim to bridge this gap in evidence by estimating the unit cost of an outpatient consultation, inpatient bed-day of hospitalization, surgical procedure and diagnostics for providing trauma care through secondary- and tertiary-level hospitals in India...
April 13, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407978/applicability-of-the-heart-failure-readmission-risk-score-a-first-european-study
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Francesc Formiga, Joan Masip, David Chivite, Xavier Corbella
BACKGROUND: The Readmission Risk score (RR score) has been considered useful to predict Medicare/Medicaid patients' likelihood of 30-day hospital readmission for heart failure (HF). To our knowledge, the accuracy of this prediction model has not been independently validated in other clinical circumstances in Europe. METHODS: From July 2013 to December 2014, all patients who survived to a first admission due to decompensated HF at our tertiary care teaching hospital were retrospectively included in the study...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407633/psychosocial-factors-and-30-day-hospital-readmission-among-individuals-receiving-maintenance-dialysis-a-prospective-study
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Jennifer E Flythe, Johnathan Hilbert, Abhijit V Kshirsagar, Constance A Gilet
BACKGROUND: Thirty-day hospital readmissions are common among maintenance dialysis patients. Prior studies have evaluated easily measurable readmission risk factors such as comorbid conditions, laboratory results, and hospital discharge day. We undertook this prospective study to investigate the associations between hospital-assessed depression, health literacy, social support, and self-rated health (separately) and 30-day hospital readmission among dialysis patients. METHODS: Participants were recruited from the University of North Carolina Hospitals, 2014-2016...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403012/can-vertical-integration-reduce-hospital-readmissions-a-difference-in-differences-approach
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Sílvia Lopes, Óscar B Fernandes, Ana Patrícia Marques, Bruno Moita, João Sarmento, Rui Santana
BACKGROUND: Vertical integration is expected to improve communication and coordination between inpatient care and care after discharge. Despite being used across health systems worldwide, evidence about its impact on readmissions is sparse and contradictory. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of vertical integration on hospital readmissions. RESEARCH DESIGN, SUBJECTS, AND MEASURES: Using difference-in-differences we compared readmissions before and after vertical integration in 6 Portuguese hospitals for years 2004-2013...
May 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399073/association-of-intraoperative-blood-transfusions-on-postoperative-complications-30-day-readmission-rates-and-1-year-patient-reported-outcomes
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Aladine A Elsamadicy, Owoicho Adogwa, Victoria D Vuong, Ankit I Mehta, Raul A Vasquez, Joseph Cheng, Carlos A Bagley, Isaac O Karikari
STUDY DESIGN: Ambispective cohort review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion on postoperative patient complications profiles and 30-day readmission rates following elective spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Thirty-day hospital readmission rates are being used as a proxy for quality of care. Intra- or perioperative allogeneic RBC transfusions are associated with deleterious effects...
April 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391587/ageism-and-surgical-treatment-of-breast-cancer-in-italian-hospitals
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Mirko Di Rosa, Carlos Chiatti, Joseph M Rimland, Marina Capasso, Valerio M Scandali, Emilia Prospero, Andrea Corsonello, Fabrizia Lattanzio
AIM: To determine if age is a factor influencing the type of breast cancer surgery (radical versus conservative) in Italy and to investigate the regional differences in breast cancer surgery clinical practice. METHODS: Retrospective study is based on national hospital discharge records. The study draws on routinely collected data from hospital discharge records in Italy in 2010. The following exclusion criteria were applied: day hospital stays, patients younger than 17 years, males, patients without an ICD-9CM code indicating breast cancer and breast surgery, and repeated hospital admission of the same patient...
April 8, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390405/fam-face-sg-a-score-for-risk-stratification-of-frequent-hospital-admitters
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Lian Leng Low, Nan Liu, Kheng Hock Lee, Marcus Eng Hock Ong, Sijia Wang, Xuan Jing, Julian Thumboo
BACKGROUND: An accurate risk stratification tool is critical in identifying patients who are at high risk of frequent hospital readmissions. While 30-day hospital readmissions have been widely studied, there is increasing interest in identifying potential high-cost users or frequent hospital admitters. In this study, we aimed to derive and validate a risk stratification tool to predict frequent hospital admitters. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the readily available clinical and administrative data from the electronic health records of a tertiary hospital in Singapore...
April 8, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374342/the-effect-of-intravenous-isosorbide-dinitrate-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-in-hospital
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Jérémy Chambord, David Attivi, Véronique Thuus, Claire Zeghmouli, Stéphane Gibaud
Background According to new recommendations for the management of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) in 2015, intravenous vasodilator therapy might be given as an early therapy when systolic blood pressure is normal to high (≥110 mmHg). Only 29% of patients with ADHF are treated with vasodilators without medical contraindication. Objective To evaluate the effect of the systematic use of ISDN on ADHF without contraindication especially on rehospitalization rate. Settings The 600-bed hospital (Centre Hospitalier de l'Ouest Vosgien, Neufchâteau, France)...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371953/-stigma-evaluation-of-a-psychological-therapy-program-for-stigma-management
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Manuela Schenner, Daniela Kohlbauer, Ullrich Meise, Christina Haller, Martina Pixner-Huber, Kristina Stürz, Verena Günther
Objective The project "Stigma Management - StigMa" aims on the evaluation of an adaptive therapy program for patients with psychiatric illness to help them in managing internalized stigma and self-stigmatization. Methods The patients for this pilot-study were recruited in day-hospitals of pro mente tirol. 26 patients participated in 11 group sessions, following 6 modules: "Education", "Activation of Resources", "Social Network", "Self-Esteem", "Social competence in public places" and "My personal stigma management"...
April 3, 2017: Psychiatrische Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356746/an-estimate-of-the-cost-of-administering-intravenous-biological-agents-in-spanish-day-hospitals
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Joan Miquel Nolla, Esperanza Martín, Pilar Llamas, Javier Manero, Arturo Rodríguez de la Serna, Manuel Francisco Fernández-Miera, Mercedes Rodríguez, José Manuel López, Alexandra Ivanova, Belén Aragón
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the unit costs of administering intravenous (IV) biological agents in day hospitals (DHs) in the Spanish National Health System. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from 188 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, collected from nine DHs, receiving one of the following IV therapies: infliximab (n=48), rituximab (n=38), abatacept (n=41), or tocilizumab (n=61). The fieldwork was carried out between March 2013 and March 2014. The following three groups of costs were considered: 1) structural costs, 2) material costs, and 3) staff costs...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351281/-my-well-being-is-due-to-the-support-and-care-of-this-dedicated-team
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In 2008 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. My disease was stable until 2013, when I had a severe episode while on holiday in France, requiring a 12-day hospital stay on my return.
March 29, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340935/individual-and-hospital-related-determinants-of-potentially-inappropriate-admissions-emerging-from-administrative-records
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Marco Fusco, Alessandra Buja, Paolo Piergentili, Maria Teresa Golfetto, Gianni Serafin, Silvia Gallo, Livio Dalla Barba, Vincenzo Baldo
INTRODUCTION: The appropriate use of health care is an important issue in developed countries. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the extent of potentially inappropriate hospital admissions and their individual, clinical and hospital-related determinants. METHODS: Medical records were analyzed for the year 2014 held by the Local Heath Unit n. 13 in the Veneto Region of north-east Italy (19,000 records). The outcomes calculated were: admissions for conditions amenable to day hospital care; brief medical admissions; outlier lengths of stay for elderly patients' medical admissions; and medical admissions to surgical wards...
November 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340031/one-year-clinical-correlates-of-etg-positive-urine-screening-in-alcohol-dependent-patients-a-survival-analysis
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Pablo Barrio, Silvia Mondon, Lídia Teixidor, Lluisa Ortega, Eduard Vieta, Antoni Gual
Aims: Little evidence exists supporting the efficacy of regular alcohol urine screening (RAUS) in the management of alcohol dependence, despite recent improvements in urine biomarkers. In this study, we aimed at investigating 1 year, differential clinical correlates between a positive and a negative baseline urine ethyl glucuronide (EtG) screening. Methods: Alcohol-dependent outpatients participating in a previous cross-sectional study where EtG and ethanol diagnostic performances were compared in a double blind design were included...
March 10, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329109/impact-of-early-fontan-completion-on-postoperative-outcomes-in-patients-with-a-functional-single-ventricle
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Masamichi Ono, Melchior Burri, Julie Cleuziou, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Elisabeth Beran, Martina Strbad, Alfred Hager, Jürgen Hörer, Christian Schreiber, Rüdiger Lange
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to evaluate whether early timing of total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) affects postoperative outcomes. METHODS: Of 460 consecutive TCPC patients, 51 (11.1%) underwent TCPC ≤ 18 months of age (group A), and 409 patients >18 months of age (group B). We compared the clinical outcomes and exercise capacity between groups. RESULTS: Median age at TCPC was 1.4 (interquartile ranges: 1.3-1.5) years in group A and 2...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327122/midodrine-as-adjunctive-support-for-treatment-of-refractory-hypotension-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-multicenter-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-the-midas-trial
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Matthew H Anstey, Bradley Wibrow, Tharusan Thevathasan, Brigit Roberts, Khushi Chhangani, Pauline Yeung Ng, Alexander Levine, Alan DiBiasio, Todd Sarge, Matthias Eikermann
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) are often treated with intravenous (IV) vasopressors. Persistent hypotension and dependence on IV vasopressors in otherwise resuscitated patients lead to delay in discharge from ICU. Midodrine is an oral alpha-1 adrenergic agonist approved for treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. This trial aims to evaluate whether oral administration of midodrine is an effective adjunct to standard therapy to reduce the duration of IV vasopressor treatment, and allow earlier discharge from ICU and hospital...
March 21, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324627/hospitalized-opioid-dependent-patients-exploring-predictors-of-buprenorphine-treatment-entry-and-retention-after-discharge
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Christina S Lee, Jane M Liebschutz, Bradley J Anderson, Michael D Stein
OBJECTIVES: Few studies have explored predictors of entry into and retention in buprenorphine treatment following linkage from an acute medical hospitalization. METHODS: This secondary analysis of a completed clinical trial focuses on medically hospitalized, opioid-dependent patients (n = 72) who were randomized to an intervention including buprenorphine induction and dose stabilization during hospitalization followed by post-discharge transition to office-based buprenorphine treatment (OBOT)...
March 21, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306372/standardized-criteria-for-palliative-care-consultation-on-a-solid-tumor-oncology-service-reduces-downstream-health-care-use
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Kerin Adelson, Julia Paris, Jay R Horton, Lorena Hernandez-Tellez, Doran Ricks, R Sean Morrison, Cardinale B Smith
PURPOSE: Hospitalized patients with advanced cancer have a high symptom burden and need for support. Integration of palliative care (PC) improves symptom control and decreases unwanted health care use, yet many patients are never offered these services. In 2016, ASCO called for incorporation of PC into oncologic care for all patients with metastatic cancer. To improve the quality of cancer care, we developed standardized criteria, or triggers, for PC consultation on the inpatient solid tumor service...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
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