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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917016/predictors-of-outpatient-resource-utilization-following-ventral-and-incisional-hernia-repair
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Alex Wade, Margaret A Plymale, Daniel L Davenport, Sara E Johnson, Vashisht V Madabhushi, Erica Mastoroudis, Charlie Tancula, John Scott Roth
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the predictors of increased ambulatory costs following open ventral and incisional hernia repair (VIHR); however, postoperative complications would be expected to be associated with an increased burden on outpatient resources. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of perioperative factors on outpatient resource utilization following VIHR. METHODS: With IRB approval, the surgery scheduling system was queried to identify all cases of VIHR done at our institution over 3 years...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906235/is-canadian-healthcare-affordable-a-comparative-analysis-of-the-canadian-healthcare-system-from-2004-to-2014
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Lesley J J Soril, Ted Adams, Madeleine Phipps-Taylor, Ulrika Winblad, Fiona Clement
OBJECTIVE: To compare cost-related non-adherence (CRNA), serious problems paying medical bills and average annual out-of-pocket cost over time in five countries. METHODS: Repeated cross-sectional analysis of the Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy survey from 2004 to 2014. Responses were compared between Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. RESULTS: Compared to the UK, respondents in Canada, Australia and New Zealand were two to three times and respondents in the US were eight times more likely to experience CRNA; these odds remained stable over time...
August 2017: Healthcare Policy, Politiques de Santé
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894536/structural-investigation-of-websites-of-selected-educational-hospitals-of-shiraz-university-of-medical-sciences-from-patient-relationship-management-prm-perspective
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Mahdieh Bakhshi, Hossein Monem, Omid Barati, Roxana Sharifian, Mohtaram Nematollahi
BACKGROUND: Hospital websites are considered as an appropriate system for exchanging information and establishing communication between patients, hospitals, and medical staff. Website character, website contact interactivity, shopping convenience, as well as care and service are the factors that the present study investigated as far as the patient relationship management is concerned. METHODS: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 206 patients visiting Shahid Faghihi and Ali Asghar Hospitals in Shiraz, which were capable of offering electronic services...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894314/home-care-pharmacy-practice-in-canada-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-services-provided-remuneration-barriers-and-facilitators
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Sherilyn Houle, Linda MacKeigan
BACKGROUND: As the population ages, and individuals desire to remain in their homes as long as possible, the need for in-home care is expected to increase. However, pharmacists have rarely been included in studies of in-home care, and little is known about the prevalence or effectiveness of pharmacists' home-based services in Canada. OBJECTIVE: To identify pharmacy practices in Canada that regularly provide in-home patient care and to identify specific services provided, remuneration obtained, and barriers and facilitators influencing the provision of home-based care...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884818/the-effect-of-medicaid-on-dental-care-of-poor-adults-evidence-from-the-oregon-health-insurance-experiment
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Katherine Baicker, Heidi L Allen, Bill J Wright, Sarah L Taubman, Amy N Finkelstein
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of Medicaid coverage on dental care outcomes, a major health concern for low-income populations. DATA SOURCES: Primary and secondary data on health care use and outcomes for participants in Oregon's 2008 Medicaid lottery. STUDY DESIGN: We used the lottery's random selection to gauge the causal effects of Medicaid on dental care needs, medication, and emergency department visits for dental care. DATA COLLECTION: Data were collected for lottery participants over 2 years, including mail surveys (N = 23,777) and in-person questionnaires (N = 12,229)...
September 8, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876708/-creating-a-stroke-unit-in-a-community-hospital-improves-the-management-of-stroke-patients
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Charlotte Oestreicher, Marisa Pisaturo, Joëlle Hausser, Olivier Bill, Guillermo Toledo Sotomayor, Julien Niederhauser
Dramatic advances in recent years have changed the care of stroke patients. Creation of stroke hubs with centers and units achieved a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity. The indications for acute therapies such as intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular treatment target an increasing proportion of stroke patients. Early rehabilitation and multidisciplinary approaches have become part of the gold standard in stroke care. The creation of additional stroke units and strengthening local synergies should continue in order to propose the best medical treatments for all stroke patients...
September 6, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874236/funding-antiretroviral-treatment-for-hiv-positive-temporary-residents-in-australia-prevents-transmission-and-is-inexpensive
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Richard T Gray, Jo Watson, Aaron J Cogle, Don E Smith, Jennifer F Hoy, Lisa A Bastian, Robert Finlayson, Fraser M Drummond, Bill Whittaker, Matthew G Law, Kathy Petoumenos
Background: The aim of this study is to estimate the reduction in new HIV infections and resultant cost outcomes of providing antiretroviral treatment (ART) through Australia's 'universal access' health scheme to all temporary residents with HIV infection living legally in Australia, but currently deemed ineligible to access subsidised ART via this scheme. Methods: A mathematical model to estimate the number of new HIV infections averted and the associated lifetime costs over 5 years if all HIV-positive temporary residents in Australia had access to ART and subsidised medical care was developed...
September 6, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872998/-being-bipolar-a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-experience-of-bipolar-disorder-as-described-in-internet-blogs
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Anika Mandla, Jo Billings, Joanna Moncrieff
In the light of debates about the nature of bipolar disorder (BD), the current article presents a thematic analysis of Internet "blogs" by self-identified bipolar sufferers. Extreme and frequent fluctuation of mood was considered the principal feature of BD, along with a broad range of other problems. BD was often invoked as an explanation for life difficulties or lack of achievement, and was mostly regarded as a brain disease. Most bloggers emphasized the importance of drug treatment, along with the self-management techniques...
September 5, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870502/eficiencia-en-la-prescripci%C3%A3-n-enfermera-en-andaluc%C3%A3-a-un-paso-atr%C3%A3-s-en-el-sistema-sanitario-tras-anulaci%C3%A3-n-por-real-decreto
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Juan José Ruiz Sánchez, Rocío Ruiz Calzado, Marcos Romero Sánchez
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the efficiency of nurse prescription of the health products inherent to their care work, in Andalusia, Spain, between the years 2009-2015. To also analyse the discussions by the Medical Colleges Organisation and the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, before the draft bill on nurse prescription and their outcome. DESIGN: Scoping review. DATA SOURCE: Main bibliographic databases of Latin-American, Spanish, and foreign languages were reviewed, including, Fundación Index, Doyma, and Medline Library...
September 1, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868733/national-study-of-parental-confidence-in-general-practitioners
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Gary L Freed, Neil Spike, Jonathan O'Hara, Harriet Hiscock, Anthea L Rhodes
AIM: To assess a national sample of Australian parental confidence in general practitioner (GP) care for illness and injury for their children. METHODS: Cross-sectional, internet-based survey of a national, representative sample of parents of children birth - 17 years in Australia was used. Purposeful recruitment was used to achieve a national, representative sample of 2100 Australian parents, reflective of demographic and geographic distribution based on census data...
September 3, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860150/enduring-enrolments-in-west-virginia-s-medicaid-programme-due-to-severe-injury
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Michael Smith, Ted R Miller, Eduard Zaloshnja
OBJECTIVE: To assess frequency, duration and costs of Medicaid conversions that occur when severe injury causes patients to enrol in Medicaid to pay their hospital bills. Once enrolled, Medicaid pays all their medical bills, not simply their injury bill. DATA SOURCES: 2000-2005 West Virginia Medicaid claims data and 2000-2006 eligibility data for new enrollees under the age of 65. To model national costs, published Medicaid conversion rates across 14 states for 2003 and 2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Program Nationwide Inpatient Sample data...
August 31, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853126/improving-coding-accuracy-in-an-academic-practice
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Dana Nguyen, Heather O'Mara, Robert Powell
Practice management has become an increasingly important component of graduate medical education. This applies to every practice environment; private, academic, and military. One of the most critical aspects of practice management is documentation and coding for physician services, as they directly affect the financial success of any practice. Our quality improvement project aimed to implement a new and innovative method for teaching billing and coding in a longitudinal fashion in a family medicine residency...
July 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852970/exploring-barriers-to-the-receipt-of-necessary-medical-care-among-cancer-survivors-under-age-65%C3%A2-years
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Matthew P Banegas, John F Dickerson, Erin E Kent, Janet S de Moor, Katherine S Virgo, Gery P Guy, Donatus U Ekwueme, Zhiyuan Zheng, Stephanie Nutt, Loyce Pace, Alexandra Varga, Lisa Waiwaiole, Jennifer Schneider, K Robin Yabroff
PURPOSE: With increasing cancer care costs and greater patient cost-sharing in the USA, understanding access to medical care among cancer survivors is imperative. This study aims to identify financial, psychosocial, and cancer-related barriers to the receipt of medical care, tests, or treatments deemed necessary by the doctor or patient for cancer among cancer survivors age < 65 years. METHODS: We used data on 4321 cancer survivors aged 18-64 years who completed the 2012 LIVESTRONG Survey...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852578/calciphylaxis-of-the-postmenopausal-female-breast-an-uncommonly-encountered-mimic-of-carcinoma
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Aaron G Novotny, Ashley B Simpson, Melinda A Kral, Benjamin C Calhoun, Amy E Cocco, Steven D Billings, Susan K Miller, Paulette L Lebda, Charles D Sturgis
Calciphylaxis is a serious medical condition that is typically associated with end-stage renal disease and presents as the sequelae of calcifications in arterioles with subsequent ischemia of affected tissues. Classically, calciphylaxis produces ulcerated and necrotic skin lesions. These may be biopsied to aid in confirmation of the diagnosis. Herein we report a case of a large necrotic breast lesion in the clinical setting of calciphylaxis, and we emphasize that a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and management is important to avoid unnecessary oncological resection...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845356/implementing-a-drug-formulary-for-california-s-workers-compensation-program
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Barbara O Wynn, Christine Buttorff, Erika Meza, Erin Audrey Taylor, Andrew W Mulcahy
California Assembly Bill 1124 required the state's Division of Workers' Compensation in the Department of Industrial Relations to establish a drug formulary for all injured workers covered by the state's workers' compensation program. Such formularies serve to reinforce safe and effective prescribing patterns for practitioners and payers. In California, the formulary will need to be consistent with the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule guidelines that define medically appropriate care for California's injured workers, create incentives to encourage prescribing of medically appropriate drugs, and reduce the administrative burdens associated with utilization review and medical necessity disputes...
June 2017: Rand Health Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833250/how-do-we-perform-and-bill-for-blood-bank-physician-consultative-services
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Jeffrey S Jhang, Richard O Francis, Anne Winkler, Christopher Tormey
Transfusion medicine (TM) physicians provide medical services that benefit all patients such as providing 24-hour laboratory coverage, advising health care providers on test interpretation and selection, validating new methods, and supervising technical personnel. These services ensure delivery of accurate, reliable, and timely laboratory test results and blood products. TM physicians also provide consultations to individual patients by 1) interpreting and determining the clinical significance of test results (e...
August 20, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830409/word2vec-inversion-and-traditional-text-classifiers-for-phenotyping-lupus
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Clayton A Turner, Alexander D Jacobs, Cassios K Marques, James C Oates, Diane L Kamen, Paul E Anderson, Jihad S Obeid
BACKGROUND: Identifying patients with certain clinical criteria based on manual chart review of doctors' notes is a daunting task given the massive amounts of text notes in the electronic health records (EHR). This task can be automated using text classifiers based on Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques along with pattern recognition machine learning (ML) algorithms. The aim of this research is to evaluate the performance of traditional classifiers for identifying patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in comparison with a newer Bayesian word vector method...
August 22, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826895/effect-of-preoperative-beta-blocker-use-on-outcomes-following-cardiac-surgery
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Jason B O'Neal, Frederic T Billings, Xulei Liu, Matthew S Shotwell, Yafen Liang, Ashish S Shah, Jesse M Ehrenfeld, Jonathan P Wanderer, Andrew D Shaw
Recent studies suggest that the use of preoperative β blockers in cardiac surgery may not provide improved mortality rates and may even contribute to negative clinical outcomes. We therefore assessed the role of β blockers on several outcomes after cardiac surgery (delirium, acute kidney injury [AKI], stroke, atrial fibrillation (AF), mortality, and hospital length of stay) in 4,076 patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass grafting, coronary artery bypass grafting + valve, or valve cardiac surgery from November 1, 2009, to September 30, 2015, at Vanderbilt Medical Center...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823020/perceptions-and-behaviors-of-patients-and-pharmacists-towards-generic-drug-substitution-in-lebanon
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Shadi Saleh, Clara Abou Samra, Stewart Jleilaty, Joanne Constantin, Nour El Arnaout, Hani Dimassi, Dania Al-Bittar
Background Patients, physicians and pharmacists are key stakeholders in the implementation of generic substitution policies. Objectives To explore Lebanese patients' perceptions and experience, and pharmacists' dispensing patterns towards the newly enacted unified health prescription policy promoting generic substitution. Setting Pharmacies in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. Methods A cross-sectional design employing self-administered questionnaires to survey a total of 128 patients and 25 pharmacists. Chi square test and multiple logistic regression were performed...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817372/financial-burden-in-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Ryan D Nipp, Anne C Kirchhoff, Douglas Fair, Julia Rabin, Kelly A Hyland, Karen Kuhlthau, Giselle K Perez, Leslie L Robison, Gregory T Armstrong, Paul C Nathan, Kevin C Oeffinger, Wendy M Leisenring, Elyse R Park
Purpose Survivors of childhood cancer may experience financial burden as a result of health care costs, particularly because these patients often require long-term medical care. We sought to evaluate the prevalence of financial burden and identify associations between a higher percentage of income spent on out-of-pocket medical costs (≥ 10% of annual income) and issues related to financial burden (jeopardizing care or changing lifestyle) among survivors of childhood cancer and a sibling comparison group. Methods Between May 2011 and April 2012, we surveyed an age-stratified, random sample of survivors of childhood cancer and a sibling comparison group who were enrolled in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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