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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550702/listening-to-improve-transforming-patient-relations-measurement-and-reporting-in-ontario
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Patricia Sullivan-Taylor, Rachel Frohlich, Anita Singh, Anna Greenberg
Effective patient relations are important to improve patient experience and deliver better care. Policy and legislative changes in Ontario have increased accountabilities for patient relations and expanded Health Quality Ontario (HQO)'s mandate. In response, HQO collaborated with patients, health sector organizations, associations and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to co-design a patient relations measurement and reporting approach. Informed by an environmental scan, broad consultations, a multi-sector survey and a provincial advisory group, the approach includes standardized patient relations indicators to support measurement and public reporting across the hospital, home and long-term care sectors...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550698/boomr-better-coordinated-cross-sectoral-medication-reconciliation-for%C3%A2-residential-care
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Vincent Vuong, Denis O'Donnell, Hrishikesh Navare, Debra Merrill, Michal Racki, Sheila Burton, Lori Anderson, Carla Beaton
There is evidence that medication errors often arise during the transition of residents from acute care to long-term care (LTC) homes due to lapses in communication and documentation. Better Coordinated Cross-Sectoral Medication Reconciliation (BOOMR) is an integrated practice change improving medication safety during patient transitions through the health system. Our Medication Reconciliation (MedRec) redesign improved patient engagement using "the patient's story," increased quality of information, workflow efficiency and reduced unnecessary medications...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550692/improving-health-system-efficiency-perspectives-of-decision-makers
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Sara Allin, Sara Guilcher, Dana Riley, Yu Janice Zhang
While improving health system efficiency, or value for money, is a priority in Canada, there is little information about optimal approaches for improvement in the Canadian context. Through interviews with senior health system decision-makers from two provinces, this study conducted by the Canadian Institute for Health Information identified the following five main themes along with actions that can be taken to improve health system efficiency in Canada: performance monitoring for accountability and decision-making, system-level integration in governance and care delivery, partnerships outside the health sector to improve population health, physician engagement and remuneration and flexible funding...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550609/validation-of-the-taps-1-a-four-item-screening-tool-to-identify-unhealthy-substance-use-in-primary-care
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Jan Gryczynski, Jennifer McNeely, Li-Tzy Wu, Geetha A Subramaniam, Dace S Svikis, Lauretta A Cathers, Gaurav Sharma, Jacqueline King, Eve Jelstrom, Courtney D Nordeck, Anjalee Sharma, Shannon G Mitchell, Kevin E O'Grady, Robert P Schwartz
BACKGROUND: The Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription Medication, and Other Substance use (TAPS) tool is a combined two-part screening and brief assessment developed for adult primary care patients. The tool's first-stage screening component (TAPS-1) consists of four items asking about past 12-month use for four substance categories, with response options of never, less than monthly, monthly, weekly, and daily or almost daily. OBJECTIVE: To validate the TAPS-1 in primary care patients...
May 26, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550505/neuro-oncology-family-caregivers-view-on-keeping-track-of-care-issues-using-ehealth-systems-it-s-a-question-of-time
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Florien W Boele, Cornelia F van Uden-Kraan, Karen Hilverda, Jason Weimer, Heidi S Donovan, Jan Drappatz, Frank S Lieberman, Irma Verdonck-de Leeuw, Paula R Sherwood
Primary brain tumors (PBTs) are rare but have a great impact on both patient and family caregiver wellbeing. Supporting caregivers can help them to continue their caregiving activities to maintain the patients' best possible level of quality of life. Efforts to improve PBT caregiver wellbeing should take into account country- or culture-specific differences in care issues and supportive care needs to serve larger caregiver groups. We aimed to explore PBT caregivers' satisfaction with the current supportive care provision, as well as their thoughts on monitoring their care issues with both paper-based and digital instruments...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550483/-it-s-just-horrible-a-qualitative-study-of-patients-and-carers-experiences-of-bowel-dysfunction-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Lesley Dibley, Maureen Coggrave, Doreen McClurg, Sue Woodward, Christine Norton
Around 50% of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience neurogenic bowel dysfunction (constipation and/or faecal incontinence), reducing quality of life and increasing carer burden. No previous qualitative studies have explored the experiences of bowel problems in people with MS, or the views of their family carers. This study sought to understand 'what it is like' to live with bowel dysfunction and the impact this has on people with MS and carers. Using exploratory qualitative methods, 47 semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants recruited from specialist hospital clinics and community sources using purposive and chain-referral sampling...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550462/a-case-control-study-of-the-risk-factors-for-obstetric-fistula-in-tigray-ethiopia
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L Lewis Wall, Shewaye Belay, Tesfahun Haregot, Jonathan Dukes, Eyoel Berhan, Melaku Abreha
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We tested the null hypothesis that there were no differences between patients with obstetric fistula and parous controls without fistula. METHODS: A unmatched case-control study was carried out comparing 75 women with a history of obstetric fistula with 150 parous controls with no history of fistula. Height and weight were measured for each participant, along with basic socio-demographic and obstetric information. Descriptive statistics were calculated and differences between the groups were analyzed using Student's t test, Mann-Whitney U test where appropriate, and Chi-squared or Fisher's exact test, along with backward stepwise logistic regression analyses to detect predictors of obstetric fistula...
May 26, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550420/associations-between-common-diseases-and-work-ability-and-sick-leave-among-health-care-workers
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Sophie van den Berg, Alex Burdorf, Suzan J W Robroek
PURPOSE: This study investigates whether common diseases, i.e., musculoskeletal diseases (MSD), cardiovascular diseases (CVD), mental disorders (MD), and respiratory diseases (RD), influence work ability and sick leave and whether lifestyle-related factors, and psychosocial and physical work-related factors are associated with low work ability and sick leave. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study among 8364 Dutch health care employees, self-reported information was acquired concerning common diseases, lifestyle-related factors, psychosocial and physical work-related factors, work ability, and sick leave...
May 26, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550349/choice-of-repairing-inguinal-hernia-in-children-open-versus-laparoscopy
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Venkatachalam Raveenthiran, Prakash Agarwal
Inguinal hernia is a common disorder of childhood that requires surgical repair at diagnosis. Traditionally, it is operated upon by open inguinal incision. However, with the introduction of laparoscopic repair in 1990, opinion of scientific community is divided concerning the best method of pediatric herniotomy. Educated parents, who long to have the choicest of the best, often gather information from internet and prefer to discuss their concerns with primary care physicians. This descriptive review is intended to provide practicing pediatricians with updated evidence-based information which will enable them to counsel parents regarding the choice of hernia repair...
May 27, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550348/medication-regimen-complexity-and-prevalence-of-potentially-inappropriate-medicines-in-older-patients-after-hospitalisation
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Wei Terk Chang, Stefan R Kowalski, Wassana Sorich, Christopher P Alderman
Background There is a relative paucity of information to characterise potential changes in medication regimen complexity and prevalence of prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications after hospitalisation, both in Australia and elsewhere. Objective To evaluate medication regimen complexity and the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications before and after admission to hospital. Setting General medical units of a tertiary care hospital in Australia. Methods Retrospective cohort study of patients aged 65 years and above...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550260/living-alone-with-alzheimer-s-disease-data-from-svedem-the-swedish-dementia-registry
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Pavla Cermakova, Maja Nelson, Juraj Secnik, Sara Garcia-Ptacek, Kristina Johnell, Johan Fastbom, Lena Kilander, Bengt Winblad, Maria Eriksdotter, Dorota Religa
BACKGROUND: Many people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) live alone in their own homes. There is a lack of knowledge about whether these individuals receive the same quality of diagnostics and treatment for AD as patients who are cohabiting. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic work-up and treatment of community-dwelling AD patients who live alone. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional cohort study based on data from the Swedish Dementia Registry (SveDem)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550089/advancing-precision-medicine-in-healthcare
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Olivia M Dong, Tim Wiltshire
The incorporation of precision medicine into the clinical setting is becoming increasingly feasible with the availability of more affordable genetic sequencing technologies and successful genetic associations with phenotypes, especially in the pharmacogenomic field. Although substantial progress has been made to ensure successful uptake of pharmacogenomic testing in the clinical setting already, many challenges still remain for sustainable implementation. The importance of pharmacogenomic information in patient care, identifying key barriers, and proposed solutions for advancing pharmacogenomic implementation will be discussed...
May 26, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550008/prioritizing-measures-of-digital-patient-engagement-a-delphi-expert-panel-study
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Lynn A Garvin, Steven R Simon
BACKGROUND: Establishing a validated scale of patient engagement through use of information technology (ie, digital patient engagement) is the first step to understanding its role in health and health care quality, outcomes, and efficient implementation by health care providers and systems. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop and prioritize measures of digital patient engagement based on patients' use of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)'s MyHealtheVet (MHV) portal, focusing on the MHV/Blue Button and Secure Messaging functions...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550005/perceptions-of-patient-engagement-applications-during-pregnancy-a-qualitative-assessment-of-the-patient-s-perspective
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Maren Goetz, Mitho Müller, Lina Maria Matthies, Jenny Hansen, Anne Doster, Akos Szabo, Jan Pauluschke-Fröhlich, Harald Abele, Christof Sohn, Markus Wallwiener, Stephanie Wallwiener
BACKGROUND: With growing demand for medical information and health applications in pregnancy, the potential of electronic health (eHealth) and mobile health (mHealth) solutions in clinical care is increasingly unfolding. However, we still do not know how pregnant women engage with mobile apps, how such apps impact routine medical care, and whether benefit expectations are met. Whereas recent research has raised the subject of user distribution and analyzed the content of pregnancy applications, there is still a significant knowledge gap regarding what pregnant women like and dislike about pregnancy tools, along with how such interventions could be improved...
May 26, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550003/an-mhealth-framework-to-improve-birth-outcomes-in-benue-state-nigeria-a-study-protocol
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Echezona Edozie Ezeanolue, Semiu Olatunde Gbadamosi, John Olajide Olawepo, Juliet Iwelunmor, Daniel Sarpong, Chuka Eze, Amaka Ogidi, Dina Patel, Chima Onoka
BACKGROUND: The unprecedented coverage of mobile technology across the globe has led to an increase in the use of mobile health apps and related strategies to make health information available at the point of care. These strategies have the potential to improve birth outcomes, but are limited by the availability of Internet services, especially in resource-limited settings such as Nigeria. OBJECTIVE: Our primary objective is to determine the feasibility of developing an integrated mobile health platform that is able to collect data from community-based programs, embed collected data into a smart card, and read the smart card using a mobile phone-based app without the need for Internet access...
May 26, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549750/shared-decision-making-in-brazil-concrete-efforts-to-empowering-patient-s-voice
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Mirhelen Mendes de Abreu, Joao Pedro Simao de Mello, Lilah Ferreira F Ribeiro, Luiza Andrade Mussi, Mariana Luiza L Borges, Maurício Petroli, Nycholas da Costa Tavares, Rafael da Cunha Cancela, Sabrina Fausto de Lima
Patient involvement in healthcare decisions has grown in Brazil at three different levels: 1) the macro level, which includes the patient actively influencing legislation and regulation of medical care as well as political changes in the process of care itself; 2) the meso level, which includes institutions that aim to improve information, empowerment and counseling to patients, and 3) the micro level, which focuses on the actual decision-making process that takes place within patient-physician encounter. In Brazil, the macro and meso levels are stronger than the micro one...
May 23, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549742/a-qualitative-exploratory-study-of-nurses-decision-making-when-interrupted-during-medication-administration-within-the-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Rachel A Bower, Jane E Coad, Joseph C Manning, Theresa A Pengelly
OBJECTIVE: In the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU), medication administration is challenging. Empirical studies demonstrate that interruptions occur frequently and that nurses are fundamental in the delivery of medication. However, little is known about nurse's decision making when interrupted during medication administration. Therefore, the objective is to understand decision making when interrupted during medication administration within the PICU. RESEARCH DESIGN: A qualitative study incorporating non-participant observation and audio recorded semi-structured interviews...
May 23, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549737/organizational-intellectual-capital-and-the-role-of-the-nurse-manager-a-proposed-conceptual-model
#18
Jason H Gilbert, Diane Von Ah, Marion E Broome
BACKGROUND: Nurse managers must leverage both the human capital and social capital of the teams they lead in order to produce quality outcomes. Little is known about the relationship between human capital and social capital and how these concepts may work together to produce organizational outcomes through leadership of nurses. PURPOSE: The purpose of this article was to explore the concepts of human capital and social capital as they relate to nursing leadership in health care organizations...
April 19, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549703/integrated-care-enhancing-the-role-of-the-primary-health-care-professional-in-preventing-functional-decline-a-systematic-review
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John E Morley, Hidenori Arai, Li Cao, Birong Dong, Reshma A Merchant, Bruno Vellas, Renuka Visvanathan, Jean Woo
BACKGROUND: Although the older population is increasing worldwide, there is a marked deficit in the number of persons trained in geriatrics. It is now recognized that early detection and treatment of geriatric syndromes (frailty, sarcopenia, anorexia of aging, and cognitive decline) will delay or avert the development of disability. OBJECTIVES: To identify simple screening programs available for primary health professionals to identify geriatric syndromes. DATA SOURCES: PubMed for the last 5 years and study authors...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549682/epidemiology-of-vestibular-disorders-in-the-otoneurology-unit
#20
Gloria Guerra-Jiménez, Alejandra Arenas Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Falcón González, Daniel Pérez Plasencia, Ángel Ramos Macías
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The set of symptoms relating to disorders of the balance system are common in the general population. However, there are few studies quantifying the frequency of onset of the various vestibular disorders that present in specialist otoneurology units in the Spanish population. The aim of this study is to establish the epidemiology of vestibular disorders, their form of presentation, and the expected care burden in a specialist otoneurology clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive, observational study of patients referred to the otoneurology unit of a third level hospital between 1/1/2015 and 31/12/2015...
May 23, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
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