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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231239/surveillance-for-health-care-access-and-health-services-use-adults-aged-18-64-years-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-united-states-2014
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Catherine A Okoro, Guixiang Zhao, Jared B Fox, Paul I Eke, Kurt J Greenlund, Machell Town
PROBLEM/CONDITION: As a result of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, millions of U.S. adults attained health insurance coverage. However, millions of adults remain uninsured or underinsured. Compared with adults without barriers to health care, adults who lack health insurance coverage, have coverage gaps, or skip or delay care because of limited personal finances might face increased risk for poor physical and mental health and premature mortality. PERIOD COVERED: 2014...
February 24, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228099/impact-of-adding-additional-providers-to-resident-workload-and-the-resident-experience-on-a-medical-consultation-rotation
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Michele Fang, Eric Linson, Manish Suneja, Ethan F Kuperman
BACKGROUND: Excellence in Graduate Medical Education requires the right clinical environment with an appropriate workload where residents have enough patients to gain proficiency in medicine with optimal time for reflection. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has focused more on work hours rather than workload; however, high resident workload has been associated with lower resident participation in education and fatigue-related errors. Recognizing the potential risks associated with high resident workload and being mindful of the costs of reducing resident workload, we sought to reduce residents' workload by adding an advanced practice provider (APP) to the surgical comanagement service (SCM) and study its effect on resident satisfaction and perceived educational value of the rotation...
February 22, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222112/genome-wide-study-of-resistant-hypertension-identified-from-electronic-health-records
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Logan Dumitrescu, Marylyn D Ritchie, Joshua C Denny, Nihal M El Rouby, Caitrin W McDonough, Yuki Bradford, Andrea H Ramirez, Suzette J Bielinski, Melissa A Basford, High Seng Chai, Peggy Peissig, David Carrell, Jyotishman Pathak, Luke V Rasmussen, Xiaoming Wang, Jennifer A Pacheco, Abel N Kho, M Geoffrey Hayes, Martha Matsumoto, Maureen E Smith, Rongling Li, Rhonda M Cooper-DeHoff, Iftikhar J Kullo, Christopher G Chute, Rex L Chisholm, Gail P Jarvik, Eric B Larson, David Carey, Catherine A McCarty, Marc S Williams, Dan M Roden, Erwin Bottinger, Julie A Johnson, Mariza de Andrade, Dana C Crawford
Resistant hypertension is defined as high blood pressure that remains above treatment goals in spite of the concurrent use of three antihypertensive agents from different classes. Despite the important health consequences of resistant hypertension, few studies of resistant hypertension have been conducted. To perform a genome-wide association study for resistant hypertension, we defined and identified cases of resistant hypertension and hypertensives with treated, controlled hypertension among >47,500 adults residing in the US linked to electronic health records (EHRs) and genotyped as part of the electronic MEdical Records & GEnomics (eMERGE) Network...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209911/eliminating-the-use-of-the-linear-no-threshold-assumption-in-medical-imaging
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Jeffry A Siegel, Bill Sacks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202097/independent-prescriber-physiotherapist-led-balance-clinic-the-southport-and-ormskirk-pathway
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L Burrows, T H Lesser, A V Kasbekar, N Roland, M Billing
OBJECTIVE: To report the introduction and impact of non-medical prescribing, initiated to improve patient pathways for those presenting with dizziness and balance disorders. METHODS: The Southport and Ormskirk physiotherapy-led vestibular clinic sees and treats all patients with dizziness and balance disorders referred to the ENT department. Letters are triaged by an audiologist, who also performs an otological examination and hearing test; this is followed by an assessment with the independent prescriber physiotherapist...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193144/immediate-costs-of-mini-open-versus-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-in-an-asian-population
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Yik Jing Hui, Alex Quok An Teo, Siddharth Sharma, Bryan Hsi Ming Tan, V Prem Kumar
OBJECTIVE: While there has been increasing interest in minimally invasive surgery, the expenses incurred by patients undergoing this form of surgery have not been comprehensively studied. The authors compared the costs borne by patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with the standard mini-open repair at a tertiary hospital in an Asian population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. The authors studied the inpatient hospital bills of patients following rotator cuff tear repair between January 2010 and October 2014 via the hospital electronic medical records system...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188772/two-year-continuation-of-intrauterine-devices-and-contraceptive-implants-in-a-mixed-payer-setting-a-retrospective-review
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Jessica N Sanders, David K Turok, Lori M Gawron, Amy Law, Lonnie Wen, Richard Lynen
BACKGROUND: As the popularity of long-acting reversible contraception increases, so does the need for accurate data on method continuation in diverse clinical settings. We determined two-year continuation rates for the levonorgestrel 52mg intrauterine device, the copper T380A intrauterine device, and the 68mg etonogestrel contraceptive implant in an academic healthcare system with mixed-payer reimbursement. OBJECTIVE(S): To examine the proportion and characteristics of women who continue IUD and implant use to two years and relate continuation to device type when controlling for patient characteristics...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186715/adoption-of-the-nova-scotia-canada-community-pharmacy-medication-management-program-1-year-post-initiation
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Heidi J Deal, Charmaine A Cooke, Ethel M Langille Ingram, Ingrid S Sketris
BACKGROUND: Pharmacists conduct medication reviews to optimize drug therapy. Each jurisdiction implements and funds these programs differently. OBJECTIVE: To describe the uptake of the first year of a community pharmacy medication review program reimbursed by the publically insured seniors' drug benefit program in Nova Scotia, Canada. METHODS: This retrospective analysis included 294 pharmacies and 105,000 beneficiaries enrolled in the Nova Scotia Seniors' Pharmacare Program...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178042/feasibility-of-vaginal-hysterectomy-for-female-to-male-transgender-men
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Juno Obedin-Maliver, Alexis Light, Gene de Haan, Rebecca A Jackson
OBJECTIVE: To describe the hysterectomy data among a cohort of transgender men and nontransgender (ie, cisgender) women with a particular goal to evaluate the feasibility of vaginal hysterectomy among transgender men. METHODS: This cohort study includes all hysterectomies performed for benign indications on transgender men and cisgender women at a single academic county hospital from 2000 to 2012. Hysterectomy cases and patient gender were identified by billing records and confirmed by review of medical records...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164441/practice-transition-in-graduate-medical-education
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Robyn Shaffer, Nancy Piro, Laurence Katznelson, Melanie Hayden Gephart
BACKGROUND: Debt repayment, professional negotiation and practice management skills are vital to a successful medical practice, yet are undervalued and seldom taught in graduate medical education. Medical residents need additional training to confidently transition to independent practice, requiring the development of novel curricula. Medical residents need additional training to confidently transition to independent practice METHODS: We developed a trial practice management curriculum to educate senior residents and fellows through voluntary workshops...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159379/factors-affecting-visits-to-the-emergency-department-for-urgent-and-nonurgent-ocular-conditions
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Brian C Stagg, Muazzum M Shah, Nidhi Talwar, Dolly A Padovani-Claudio, Maria A Woodward, Joshua D Stein
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency of emergency department (ED) visits for nonurgent and urgent ocular conditions and risk factors associated with ED use for nonurgent and urgent ocular problems. DESIGN: Retrospective, longitudinal cohort analysis. PARTICIPANTS: All enrollees aged 21 years or older in a United States managed care network during 2001-2014. METHODS: We identified all enrollees visiting an ED for ocular conditions identified by International Classification of Diseases, billing codes...
January 31, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157755/coding-in-stroke-and-other-cerebrovascular-diseases
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Pearce J Korb, William Jones
Accurate coding is critical for clinical practice and research. Ongoing changes to diagnostic and billing codes require the clinician to stay abreast of coding updates. Payment for health care services, data sets for health services research, and reporting for medical quality improvement all require accurate administrative coding. This article provides an overview of coding principles for patients with strokes and other cerebrovascular diseases and includes an illustrative case as a review of coding principles in a patient with acute stroke...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156494/embedding-palliative-care-pc-in-a-community-based-cancer-center-benefits-and-barriers
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John Weems, Robert D Siegel, Teresa N Bowen, Leigh Stinnett, Jennifer Ashley
: 153 Background: The importance of involving PC early in the disease process of oncology patients is well documented. Decreased symptom burden, increased quality of life, and extended survival are proven outcomes; however, the provision of PC has largely been limited to the acute care setting in most institutions. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, a community based healthcare system in Greenville, South Carolina, opened a comprehensive cancer center in late 2014. Our established inpatient PC team began seeing outpatients at the cancer center shortly after its opening...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152923/measuring-cancer-care-quality-an-update-on-development-and-validation-of-the-cahps-survey-for-cancer-care-prototype
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Christian Evensen, San Keller, Steven Garfinkel
: 270 Background: At the 2013 ASCO Quality Symposium, we presented the formative development work and results of the 1(st) field test of the Cancer CAHPS survey. At that time, we noted next steps in the development and validation of the survey. In this poster/presentation, we will provide updates on these activities. METHODS: The Spanish translation was completed in 2013. We conducted interviews with 9 cancer patients in 2014 to identify composite labels that resonated with consumers...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152868/compliance-with-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-guidelines-for-antiemesis-in-cisplatin-regimens
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Dana Ann Little
: 280 Background: The members of a network of community cancer centers affiliated with an academic medical center report following National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. To determine guideline compliance, cisplatin regimens were audited. Cisplatin was selected because of its wide use, high emetic potential, and the impact on QOL for patients with unmanaged nausea and vomiting.The community cancer centers affiliated with an academic medical center report following National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for treatment plans...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152842/measuring-adherence-to-a-choosing-wisely-recommendation-in-a-regional-oncology-clinic
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Gary H Lyman, Karma L Kreizenbeck, Catherine R Fedorenko, April Alfiler, Heather Noble, Tracy Kusnir-Wong, Ada Mohedano, F Marc Stewart, Benjamin E Greer, Scott David Ramsey
: 196 Background: Natural language processing (NLP) has the potential to significantly ease the burden of manual abstraction of unstructured electronic text when measuring adherence to national guidelines. We incorporated NLP into standard data processing techniques such as manual abstraction and database queries in order to more efficiently evaluate a regional oncology clinic's adherence to ASCO's Choosing Wisely colony stimulating factor (CSF) recommendation using clinical, billing, and cancer registry data...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152838/a-schematic-case-episode-format-to-aid-in-choosing-wisely
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B Brooke Mann, Jad Hayes, Lalan S Wilfong, Marcus A Neubauer
: 181 Background: The recommendations of the Choosing Wisely campaign are evidence -based strategies to reduce cost without sacrificing outcomes. Yet tying the recommendations to indicators of use at the physician and case level has been challenging. As practices become responsible for total cost of care, an easy to use analytic method to determine appropriate use will be critical. We here describe a tool for rapid assessment of individual cases to achieve that objective. METHODS: The population was a payer defined cohort of lung cancer patients treated at Texas Oncology (TxO)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152824/treatment-prices-at-the-point-of-care-pilot
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Rebecca W Lau, Leah Tuzzio, Matthew Alan Christianson, Eric Y Chen, Thanh-Hien Phan
: 4 Background: People with cancer increasingly wish to discuss cancer care costs with clinicians. In our organization all price questions go to a central customer service line with limited capacity to address oncology-specific questions. We aimed to improve clinician access to treatment prices to assist them in responding to patient concerns about prices. METHODS: We developed, launched, and evaluated a pilot tool and accompanying workflow for four oncology clinics in an integrated delivery system in WA...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152819/electronic-operative-reports-to-support-quality-improvement-and-patient-centered-care
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Elaine Maloney, Mary Agent-Katwala, Geoff Porter
: 95 Background: Operative reports (OP) for cancer surgery are usually narrated, although they provide inconsistent and incomplete information for patient care. National standards for cancer OP were unavailable until 2007. Over 10 years, surgeons in four Canadian provinces have transitioned from narrative to electronic synoptic reporting (ESP) for specific cancers. The electronic OP are now considered a patient medical record and integral to subsequent patient care. Surgeons are using electronic reports for quality assurance, billing, medical-legal conflict resolution and research...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152798/patient-uptake-and-satisfaction-with-advanced-genomic-technologies-offered-through-an-employee-benefit-program
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Kelly Z Knickelbein, Julie Goldstein, Sara Riordan, Paul Billings
: 72 Background: Access to advanced genomic technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is important. As part of an employee benefit program, we offered genomic technologies, such as somatic tumor and inherited germline genetic testing, as well as clinical trial information, medical second opinions, and genetic counseling, as appropriate, to enrollees with cancer. Genetic counselors served as cancer navigators through the process. The study aimed to assess uptake of the services offered and satisfaction with the program...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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