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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645553/a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-an-integrated-medication-management-program-and-implications-for-implementation
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Shira H Fischer, Courtney K Armstrong, Erin L Duffy, Peter S Hussey
BACKGROUND: Improving medication adherence is a common and challenging issue. Taking medications as prescribed becomes particularly difficult for individuals with multiple chronic conditions. Poor adherence can lead to exacerbated health issues and prolonged disease severity. Medication Therapy Management is increasingly being used to help clinics improve medication adherence and reduce adverse events, but factors that enable implementation of such programs are not well identified. OBJECTIVE: To describe the factors associated with implementation of an innovative pharmacy program and to measure the impact of the intervention...
June 10, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637069/-preference-changes-regarding-future-work-area-and-intended-position-among-german-residents-after-four-years-of-residency
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Stine Ziegler, Hendrik van den Bussche, Farina Römer, Lea Krause-Solberg, Martin Scherer
Introduction We investigated the preferences of medical residents in Germany with regard to future working place (hospital or private practice) and position (employment/self-employment in private practice; resp. specialist/senior or chief physician in the hospital). This is analysed in a gender comparative perspective, including the influence of parenthood. Methods Annual postal surveys among graduates of seven medical faculties in Germany from their last year ("Practical Year") until after four years of postgraduate training...
June 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629581/impact-of-a-teamstepps-trauma-nurse-academy-at-a-level-1-trauma-center
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V Kristen Peters, Ellen M Harvey, Andi Wright, Jennifer Bath, Dan Freeman, Bryan Collier
PROBLEM: Nurses are crucial members of the team caring for the acutely injured trauma patient. Until recently, nurses and physicians gained an understanding of leadership and supportive roles separately. With the advent of a multidisciplinary team approach to trauma care, formal team training and simulation has transpired. METHODS: Since 2007, our Level I trauma system has integrated TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies & Tools to Enhance Performance & Patient Safety; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD) into our clinical care, joint training of nurses and physicians, using simulations with participation of all health care providers...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616639/-assessment-of-physicians-results-of-a-sample-analysis-for-the-selection-of-physicians-for-staff-positions
#4
P Anheuser, J Kranz, K P Dieckmann, J Steffens, V Oubaid
As in aviation and other organizations requiring high levels of safety, medical complications and errors can in most cases be traced back to the human factor as a main cause. The correct selection of medical students and physicians is therefore very important, especially in leadership and key positions. This is not only a necessary safety aspect but also the prerequisite for the stipulated efficiency of modern medicine.
June 14, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608232/emotional-distress-among-physician-residents-and-fellows-an-observational-study-of-trainees-seeking-counseling-visits
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Anna Golob, Lauren A Beste, Mindy Stern, Kay Johnson
OBJECTIVE: Emotional distress, burnout, and depression occur frequently among graduate medical education (GME) trainees and may negatively affect patient care, education, and well-being. The authors aimed to characterize the causes and severity of distress among GME trainees seeking on-site counseling services at a large, multi-site, university-based training program in the USA. METHODS: The authors analyzed visits of all GME trainees seeking counseling from 2009 to 2012 and described trainee characteristics, level of distress, chief and secondary complaints, and initial visit outcomes...
June 12, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607678/choosing-wisely-a-quality-improvement-initiative-to-decrease-unnecessary-preoperative-testing
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John Matulis, Stephen Liu, John Mecchella, Frederick North, Alison Holmes
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a rural, academic medical center in the northeastern United States; its General Internal Medicine (GIM) division performs about 900 low and intermediate surgical risk preoperative evaluations annually. Routine preoperative testing in these evaluations is widely considered a low-value service. Our baseline data sample showed unnecessary testing rates of approximately 36%. A multi-disciplinary team used a micro-systems approach to analyze the existing process and formulate a rapid cycle improvement strategy...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606837/where-are-the-women-the-underrepresentation-of-women-physicians-among-recognition-award-recipients-from-medical-specialty-societies
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Julie K Silver, Chloe S Slocum, Anna M Bank, Saurabha Bhatnagar, Cheri A Blauwet, Julie A Poorman, Amparo Villablanca, Sareh Parangi
Membership in medical societies is associated with a number of benefits to members that may include professional education, opportunities to present research, scientific and/or leadership training, networking and others. In this perspective article, the authors address the value that medical specialty society membership and inclusion have in the development of an academic physician's career and how underrepresentation of women may pose barriers to their career advancement. Because society membership itself is not likely sufficient to support the advancement of academic physicians, this report focuses on one key component of advancement that can also be used as a measure of inclusion in society activities-the representation of women physicians among recipients of recognition awards...
June 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598801/improving-adolescent-access-and-services-in-a-large-primary-care-network-report-of-a-10-year-project
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Elizabeth M Alderman, Kim L Freeman, Katherine S Lobach
This report describes a decade long initiative to bring a unified approach and improved quality to the process and content of adolescent health care in a large and complex urban primary care network within an academic health system. The moving force was a voluntary multidisciplinary group who comprised the Montefiore Adolescent Primary Care Initiative, known as MAPCI, led by a physician subspecialist in Adolescent Medicine. A series of needs assessments formed the basis for a multipronged effort to create policies and procedures, educational activities and materials, changes in record-keeping and billing practices, and modification of staff attitudes and behavior that would enhance access and ensure confidentiality of services for the adolescent age group...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590945/addressing-the-global-zika-epidemic-locally-an-interprofessional-model-of-universal-screening-at-one-center
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Rosha N Forman, Pooja K Mehta, Kettie R Louis, Molly K Finneseth, Christina D Yarrington
Escalating evidence for the fetal impact of Zika virus infection required a change in care by all prenatal providers. This article describes an effective model of rapid implementation of universal prenatal screening at one hospital and its network of community health centers for a large and diverse immigrant population exploring the challenges, experiences, and lessons learned. Implementation of national recommendations required a workflow change, challenging a system with a heterogeneity of settings and providers...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587508/threats-or-violence-from-patients-was-associated-with-turnover-intention-among-foreign-born-gps-a-comparison-of-four-workplace-factors-associated-with-attitudes-of-wanting-to-quit-one-s-job-as-a-gp
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Mari Eneroth, Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Karin Schenck Gustafsson, Maja Wall, Ann Fridner
OBJECTIVE: General practitioners (GPs) are crucial in medical healthcare, but there is currently a shortage of GPs in Sweden and elsewhere. Recruitment of GPs from abroad is essential, but foreign-born physicians face difficulties at work that may be related to turnover intention, i.e. wanting to quit one's job. The study aims to explore the reasons to why foreign-born GPs may intend to quit their job. DESIGN: Survey data were used to compare four work-related factors that can be associated with turnover intentions; patient-related stress, threats or violence from patients, control of work pace, and empowering leadership, among native-born and foreign-born GPs...
June 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573518/the-importance-of-family-history-in-breast-cancer-patients-in-primary-care-setting-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mehtap Kartal, Nilgun Ozcakar, Sehnaz Hatipoglu, Makbule Neslisah Tan, Azize Dilek Guldal
Screening recommendations of physicians are important for women to raise awareness about their risk factors and to promote appropriate screening behaviors. However, it seems challenging for primary care physicians (PCPs) to balance disease prevention and diagnosis, treatment. The objective of this study was to describe physicians' breast cancer consultancy practice including family history, cancer prevention issues for the women they care. This cross-sectional study included 577 women aged above 45 years, free of breast cancer, during their visits to their PCPs...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561702/perspectives-on-the-use-of-clinical-pathways-in-oncology-care
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Anne C Chiang, Peter Ellis, Robin Zon
Pathways and guidelines are valuable tools to provide evidence-based care in oncology. Pathways may be more restrictive than guidelines because they attempt (where possible) to reduce cost, add efficiency, and remove unwarranted variability. Pathways offer an opportunity to measure, report, and improve quality of care; they can drive to evidence-based targeted therapy where appropriate; they can enhance efficiency through standardization; and, finally, they can be a vehicle to enhance participation in clinical trials...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556407/creating-positive-practice-environments-in-a-primary-health-care-setting
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Tinda Rabie, Hester C Klopper, Siedine K Coetzee
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore and describe the perceptions of nurse managers, nurses, and a physician in the community health centre with the most positive practice environment in a province of South Africa. METHODS: Ten (N = 10) semistructured individual interviews were conducted with personnel of the community health centre with the most positive practice environment. RESULTS: Personnel cited the following as the most important characteristics of a positive practice environment in a primary health care setting: support, leadership and governance, collegial nurse-physician relationships, and quality of care...
May 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550706/st-michael-s-improvement-program-a-collaborative-approach-to-sustainable-cost-savings
#14
Anne Trafford, Danielle Jane
In response to a challenging financial environment and increasing patient demand, St. Michael's Hospital needed to find long-term sustainable solutions to continue to provide high-quality patient care and invest in key priorities. By conducting Operational Reviews in focused areas, the hospital achieved $7.4 million of in-year savings in the first year, found standardizations, process efficiencies and direct cost savings that positioned itself for success in future funding models. Initiatives were grounded in evidence and relied heavily on the effective execution by the leadership, front-line staff and physicians...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549788/implementation-of-a-multicenter-shoulder-dystocia-injury-prevention-program
#15
Linda Szymanski, Christine Arnold, Arthur J Vaught, Susan LaMantia, Theresa Harris, Andrew J Satin
Although the evidence for supporting the effectiveness of many patient safety practices has increased in recent years, the ability to implement programs to positively impact clinical outcomes across multiple institutions is lagging. Shoulder dystocia simulation has been shown to reduce avoidable patient harm. Neonatal injury from shoulder dystocia contributes to a significant percentage of liability claims. We describe the development and the process of implementation of a shoulder dystocia simulation program across five academic medical centers and their affiliated hospitals united by a common insurance carrier...
April 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537945/making-sense-of-effective-partnerships-among-senior-leaders-in-the-national-health-service
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Mahima Mitra, Timothy Hoff, Paul Brankin, Sue Dopson
BACKGROUND: Changing health care systems depend on strong organizational leadership that realizes the collaborative potential of both physician and nonphysician leaders. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to seek insight into the everyday health care leader experience by examining 24 physician and nonphysician leaders working in the U.K. National Health Service. We explored (a) how they make sense of and act with respect to specific collaborative tensions in their interactions and (b) which aspects of their everyday leadership contexts heighten the probability for producing and resolving such tensions...
May 22, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527499/it-is-from-mars-and-physicians-from-venus-bridging-the-gap
#17
REVIEW
Mark E Huang
With increasing adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and legislative mandates for its use within the United States, collaboration between physicians and information technology (IT) staff is essential. Current challenges that physicians face include addressing EHR usability, system performance, adequate training, issue resolution, regulatory compliance, and lack of awareness of IT roles. These challenges lead to gaps in communication between clinicians and IT staff. Strategies to improve collaboration between physicians and IT staff include increasing physician involvement with health information technology software development, involvement with legislative regulations and standards, IT project implementation, as well as system stabilization and optimization...
May 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523452/training-for-leadership-roles-in-academic-medicine-opportunities-for-psychologists-in-the-aamc-lead-program
#18
Donna LaPaglia, Britta Thompson, Janet Hafler, Sheila Chauvin
Psychologists' roles within academic medicine have expanded well beyond research and scholarship. They are active as providers of patient care, medical education, and clinical supervision. Although the number of psychologists in academic health centers continues to grow, they represent a small portion of total medical school faculties. However, with the movement toward collaborative care models, emphasis on interprofessional teams, and increased emphasis on psychological science topics in medical curricula, psychologists are well-positioned to make further contributions...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508741/caep-2016-academic-symposium-on-education-scholarship-training-our-future-clinician-educators-in-emergency-medicine
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Robert A Woods, Jennifer D Artz, Benoit Carrière, Simon Field, James Huffman, Sandy L Dong, Farhan Bhanji, Stella Yiu, Sheila Smith, Rose Mengual, Chris Hicks, Jason Frank
OBJECTIVE: To develop consensus recommendations for training future clinician educators (CEs) in emergency medicine (EM). METHODS: A panel of EM education leaders was assembled from across Canada and met regularly by teleconference over the course of 1 year. Recommendations for CE training were drafted based on the panel's experience, a literature review, and a survey of current and past EM education leaders in Canada. Feedback was sought from attendees at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) annual academic symposium...
May 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503040/recommendations-to-support-nurses-and-improve-the-delivery-of-oncology-and-palliative-care-in-india
#20
Virginia T LeBaron, Gayatri Palat, Sudha Sinha, Sanjeeva Kumari Chinta, Beaulah John Battula Jamima, Usha Lakshmi Pilla, Nireekshana Podduturi, Yadamma Shapuram, Padma Vennela, Vineela Rapelli, Zahra Lalani, Susan L Beck
CONTEXT: Nurses in India often practice in resource-constrained settings and care for cancer patients with high symptom burden yet receive little oncology or palliative care training. AIM: The aim of this study is to explore challenges encountered by nurses in India and offer recommendations to improve the delivery of oncology and palliative care. METHODS: Qualitative ethnography. SETTING: The study was conducted at a government cancer hospital in urban South India...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
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