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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774786/family-caregiving-a-vision-for-the-future
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Richard Schulz, Sara J Czaja
The authors of this review both served on the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Committee that produced the report, "Caring for an Aging America". In this commentary we summarize key findings and recommendations most relevant to clinicians and researchers in geriatric psychiatry and related disciplines. The report notes the growing prevalence of family caregiving in the United States, especially those caring for high-need patients with multiple chronic conditions, disability, and/or cognitive impairment...
July 4, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764687/sustainability-and-scalability-of-a-volunteer-based-primary-care-intervention-health-tapestry-a-mixed-methods-analysis
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Monika Kastner, Radha Sayal, Doug Oliver, Sharon E Straus, Lisa Dolovich
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases are a significant public health concern, particularly in older adults. To address the delivery of health care services to optimally meet the needs of older adults with multiple chronic diseases, Health TAPESTRY (Teams Advancing Patient Experience: Strengthening Quality) uses a novel approach that involves patient home visits by trained volunteers to collect and transmit relevant health information using e-health technology to inform appropriate care from an inter-professional healthcare team...
August 1, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752223/discrete-choice-modelling-of-patient-preferences-for-modes-of-drug-administration
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Ebenezer Kwabena Tetteh, Steve Morris, Nigel Titcheneker-Hooker
The administration of (biologically-derived) drugs for various disease conditions involves consumption of resources that constitutes a direct monetary cost to healthcare payers and providers. An often ignored cost relates to a mismatch between patients' preferences and the mode of drug administration. The "intangible" benefits of giving patients what they want in terms of the mode of drug delivery is seldom considered. This study aims to evaluate, in monetary terms, end-user preferences for the non-monetary attributes of different modes of drug administration using a discrete-choice experiment...
December 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733370/reliable-adherence-to-a-copd-care-bundle-mitigates-system-level-failures-and-reduces-copd-readmissions-a-system-redesign-using-improvement-science
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Muhammad Ahsan Zafar, Ralph J Panos, Jonathan Ko, Lisa C Otten, Anthony Gentene, Maria Guido, Katherine Clark, Caroline Lee, Jamie Robertson, Evaline A Alessandrini
BACKGROUND: Readmissions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have devastating effects on patient quality-of-life, disease progression and healthcare cost. Effective interventions to reduce COPD readmissions are needed. OBJECTIVES: Reduce 30-day all-cause readmissions by (1) creating a COPD care bundle that addresses care delivery failures, (2) using improvement science to achieve 90% bundle adherence. SETTING: An 800-bed academic hospital in Ohio, USA...
July 21, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722549/adaptive-reuse-in-the-healthcare-industry-repurposing-abandoned-buildings-to-serve-medical-missions
#5
James K Elrod, John L Fortenberry
BACKGROUND: Adaptive reuse-the practice of identifying, acquiring, renovating, and placing back into service a building or similar structure for a purpose different than that for which it was originally designed-offers great potential for addressing the spatial expansion needs of healthcare establishments in a unique and mutually beneficial manner. This repurposing approach, however, has received very little attention in the health sciences literature, diminishing the opportunities of those serving in hospitals, medical clinics, and related care providing institutions to acquire an understanding of the practice...
July 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706104/use-of-a-mobile-social-networking-intervention-for-weight-management-a-mixed-methods-study-protocol
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Liliana Laranjo, Annie Y S Lau, Paige Martin, Huong Ly Tong, Enrico Coiera
INTRODUCTION: Obesity and physical inactivity are major societal challenges and significant contributors to the global burden of disease and healthcare costs. Information and communication technologies are increasingly being used in interventions to promote behaviour change in diet and physical activity. In particular, social networking platforms seem promising for the delivery of weight control interventions.We intend to pilot test an intervention involving the use of a social networking mobile application and tracking devices (Fitbit Flex 2 and Fitbit Aria scale) to promote the social comparison of weight and physical activity, in order to evaluate whether mechanisms of social influence lead to changes in those outcomes over the course of the study...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701409/what-outcomes-are-associated-with-developing-and-implementing-co-produced-interventions-in-acute-healthcare-settings-a-rapid-evidence-synthesis
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David Clarke, Fiona Jones, Ruth Harris, Glenn Robert
BACKGROUND: Co-production is defined as the voluntary or involuntary involvement of users in the design, management, delivery and/or evaluation of services. Interest in co-production as an intervention for improving healthcare quality is increasing. In the acute healthcare context, co-production is promoted as harnessing the knowledge of patients, carers and staff to make changes about which they care most. However, little is known regarding the impact of co-production on patient, staff or organisational outcomes in these settings...
July 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699948/academyhealth-s-delivery-system-science-fellowship-training-embedded-researchers-to-design-implement-and-evaluate-new-models-of-care
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Nisha Kanani, Erin Hahn, Michael Gould, Kimberly Brunisholz, Lucy Savitz, Erin Holve
AcademyHealth's Delivery System Science Fellowship (DSSF) provides a paid postdoctoral pragmatic learning experience to build capacity within learning healthcare systems to conduct research in applied settings. The fellowship provides hands-on training and professional leadership opportunities for researchers. Since its inception in 2012, the program has grown rapidly, with 16 health systems participating in the DSSF to date. In addition to specific projects conducted within health systems (and numerous publications associated with those initiatives), the DSSF has made several broader contributions to the field, including defining delivery system science, identifying a set of training objectives for researchers working in delivery systems, and developing a national collaborative network of care delivery organizations, operational leaders, and trainees...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693631/palliative-care-education-in-latin-america-a-systematic-review-of-training-programs-for-healthcare-professionals
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Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Rosa Mertnoff, Cristina Lasmarias, Xavier Gómez-Batiste
OBJECTIVE: The integration of palliative care (PC) education into medical and nursing curricula has been identified as an international priority. PC education has undergone significant development in Latin America, but gaps in the integration of PC courses into undergraduate and postgraduate curricula remain. The aim of our review was to systematically examine the delivery of PC education in Latin America in order to explore the content and method of delivery of current PC programs, identify gaps in the availability of education opportunities, and document common barriers encountered in the course of their implementation...
July 11, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676121/developing-nurse-medication-safety-training-in-a-health-partnership-in-mozambique-using-behavioural-science
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Eleanor Rose Bull, Corina Mason, Fonseca Domingos Junior, Luana Vendramel Santos, Abigail Scott, Debo Ademokun, Zeferina Simião, Wingi Manzungu Oliver, Fernando Francisco Joaquim, Sarah M Cavanagh
BACKGROUND: Globally, safe and effective medication administration relies on nurses being able to apply strong drug calculation skills in their real-life practice, in the face of stressors and distractions. These may be especially prevalent for nurses in low-income countries such as Mozambique and Continuing Professional Development post-registration may be important. This study aimed to 1) explore the initial impact of an international health partnership's work to develop a drug calculation workshop for nurses in Beira, Mozambique and 2) reflect upon the role of health psychologists in helping educators apply behavioural science to the training content and evaluation...
July 4, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671543/quality-and-innovation-redesigning-a-coordinated-and-connected-health-system
#11
Peter W Vaughan
Nova Scotia's consolidated health system was launched on April 1, 2015. This new approach to organizing health administration and services in the province arose out of necessity. When planning began, Nova Scotia was spending 41% of its annual budget on health services. In comparison to other provinces and territories, our per capita health-related spending was among the highest in the country, we had one of Canada's oldest populations and we had some of the worst health outcomes. Clearly, we could not continue to do the same things and expect different results...
2017: HealthcarePapers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668202/home-infusion-safe-clinically-effective-patient-preferred-and-cost-saving
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Jennifer M Polinski, Mary K Kowal, Michael Gagnon, Troyen A Brennan, William H Shrank
BACKGROUND: As the U.S. healthcare payment system shifts from volume to value, identifying care approaches that improve outcomes while lowering costs are essential. We sought to understand the utility of home infusion versus medical-setting infusion as a mechanism to affect the three-part aim: better care, better health outcomes, and lower costs. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Science Citation Index for articles related to the safety, clinical effectiveness, quality of life and satisfaction, and/or costs of home infusion as compared with infusion in an outpatient medical facility or hospital...
March 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662420/speech-language-pathologists-preferences-for-patient-centeredness
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Monica L Bellon-Harn, Jamie Hartwell Azios, Ashley L Dockens, Vinaya Manchaiah
PURPOSE: Preferences for patient-centeredness is an important indicator in healthcare service delivery. However, it remains largely unexplored in the field of communication science and disorders. This study investigated speech-language pathologists' (SLPs) preferences for patient-centeredness METHOD: The study involved a cross-sectional survey design. SLPs (n = 102) fully completed the modified Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale (PPOS; Krupat et al, 2000) and also provided demographic details...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604224/arts-based-palliative-care-training-education-and-staff-development-a-scoping-review
#14
Benjamin Mark Turton, Sion Williams, Christopher R Burton, Lynne Williams
BACKGROUND: The experience of art offers an emerging field in healthcare staff development, much of which is appropriate to the practice of palliative care. The workings of aesthetic learning interventions such as interactive theatre in relation to palliative and end-of-life care staff development programmes are widely uncharted. AIM: To investigate the use of aesthetic learning interventions used in palliative and end-of-life care staff development programmes. DESIGN: Scoping review...
June 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600197/dissemination-and-implementation-sciences-in-pharmacy-a-call-to-action-for-professional-organizations
#15
Terry L Seaton
There is a substantial gap between the generation of new knowledge and its widespread incorporation into routine clinical practice, including the medication use process. Principles of dissemination and implementation sciences, if fully embraced by clinicians and researchers, have the potential of improving healthcare effectiveness, efficiency, quality, and safety. This commentary is a call to action for member-driven professional organizations in pharmacy to serve their members and the profession by proactively and strategically leading efforts to develop pharmacist's abilities to incorporate principles of dissemination and implementation sciences into their practice...
September 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588998/significance-of-informal-on-the-job-learning-and-leadership-development-in-health-systems-lessons-from-a-district-finance-team-in-south-africa
#16
S Choonara, J Goudge, N Nxumalo, J Eyles
BACKGROUND: The district health system (DHS) has a critical role to play in the delivery of primary healthcare (PHC). Effective district management, particularly leadership is considered to be crucial element of the DHS. Internationally, the debate around developing leadership competencies such as motivation or empowerment of staff, managing relationships, being solution driven as well as fostering teamwork are argued to be possible through approaches such as formal and informal training...
January 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583101/healthcare-interventions-for-the-prevention-and-control-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-china-a-scoping-review
#17
Tingting Xu, Yasheng He, Livia Dainelli, Kai Yu, Patrick Detzel, Irma Silva-Zolezzi, Sheri Volger, Hai Fang
BACKGROUND: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes which occurs during pregnancy. Women with GDM are at greater risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery, while babies born from mothers with GDM are at greater risk of post-natal complications. Using the most updated diagnosis criteria, the GDM prevalence is estimated at 9.3-25.5% worldwide and 9.3-18.9% in China. Our objective was to identify healthcare interventions aimed at GDM prevention and control in China...
June 5, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535714/non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-a-vision-for-the-future
#18
Per-Uno Malmström, Sachin Agrawal, Mats Bläckberg, Peter J Boström, Bernard Malavaud, Dirk Zaak, Gregers G Hermann
The management of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) has evolved from the first reports on bladder endoscopy and transurethral resection to the introduction of adjuvant intravesical treatment. However, disease recurrence and progression remain an ongoing risk, placing a heavy burden on healthcare resources and on patients' quality of life. Deeper understanding of the molecular basis of the disease and developments in optics, lasers and computer science are already offering opportunities to revolutionize care and improve long-term prognosis...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531987/electrospinning-of-thermoplastic-carboxymethyl-cellulose-poly-ethylene-oxide-nanofibers-for-use-in-drug-release-systems
#19
Akbar Esmaeili, Mahsa Haseli
Polymeric delivery systems using electrospun nanofibers have been developed for many applications, notably for drug delivery and tissue engineering in the healthcare industry. In this study, a nanofiber drug carrier was fabricated via two different electrospinning processes, blend and coaxial, using a new degradable thermoplastic carboxymethyl cellulose (TCMC) and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO). The TCMC was synthesized by graft copolymerization with methyl acrylate. Tetracycline hydrochloride served as a drug model incorporated within these nanofibers and their performance as a drug-carrier scaffold was evaluated...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510760/what-factors-hinder-the-decision-making-process-for-women-with-cancer-and-contemplating-fertility-preservation-treatment
#20
Georgina Jones, Jane Hughes, Neda Mahmoodi, Emily Smith, Jonathan Skull, William Ledger
BACKGROUND: Although fertility preservation (FP) treatment options have increased, the existing evidence suggests that many women with cancer do not feel well supported in making these decisions, but find them stressful and complex and fail to take up fertility care at this crucial time. Whilst existing reviews have all made important contributions to our understanding of the FP decision-making process, none of them examine solely and specifically these processes for women of reproductive age with a diagnosis of any cancer, leaving a gap in the knowledge base...
July 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
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