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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738137/public-health-and-economic-consequences-of-vaccine-hesitancy-for-measles-in-the-united-states
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Nathan C Lo, Peter J Hotez
Importance: Routine childhood vaccination is declining in some regions of the United States due to vaccine hesitancy, which risks the resurgence of many infectious diseases with public health and economic consequences. There are ongoing policy debates on the state and national level, including legislation around nonmedical (personal-belief) exemptions for childhood vaccination and possibly a special government commission on vaccine safety, which may affect vaccine coverage. Objective: To estimate the number of measles cases in US children and the associated economic costs under scenarios of different levels of vaccine hesitancy, using the case example of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination and measles...
July 24, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737988/patterns-of-care-for-biologic-dosing-outliers-and-nonoutliers-in-biologic-naive-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Thomas Delate, Roxanne Meyer, Daniel Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Although most biologic medications for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have recommended fixed dosing, actual biologic dosing may vary among real-world patients, since some patients can receive higher (high-dose outliers) or lower (low-dose outliers) doses than what is recommended in medication package inserts. OBJECTIVE: To describe the patterns of care for biologic-dosing outliers and nonoutliers in biologic-naive patients with RA. METHODS: This was a retrospective, longitudinal cohort study of patients with RA who were not pregnant and were aged ≥ 18 and < 90 years from an integrated health care delivery system...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737733/a-secure-and-verifiable-outsourced-access-control-scheme-in-fog-cloud-computing
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Kai Fan, Junxiong Wang, Xin Wang, Hui Li, Yintang Yang
With the rapid development of big data and Internet of things (IOT), the number of networking devices and data volume are increasing dramatically. Fog computing, which extends cloud computing to the edge of the network can effectively solve the bottleneck problems of data transmission and data storage. However, security and privacy challenges are also arising in the fog-cloud computing environment. Ciphertext-policy attribute-based encryption (CP-ABE) can be adopted to realize data access control in fog-cloud computing systems...
July 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737486/-no-daddy-a-kind-of-daddy-words-used-by-donor-conceived-children-and-aspiring-parents-to-refer-to-the-sperm-donor
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Veerle Provoost, Jodie Bernaerdt, Hanna Van Parys, Ann Buysse, Petra De Sutter, Guido Pennings
Research has shown that the recipients of donor sperm can experience difficulties finding appropriate language to refer to the donor. Based on two qualitative analysis techniques, namely word count and empirical discourse analysis, we studied the words used to refer to the donor in heterosexual and lesbian (aspiring) parents and in donor conceived children. Findings show that the words used in these households are highly diverse and have at least four different interlinked functions: (1) to position the donor in relation to the nuclear family; (2) to safeguard the role of the social parent; (3) to clarify family structure; and (4) to present a positive picture of the donor...
July 24, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737356/-the-hospital-patients-health-and-territories-act-and-the-recentralisation-of-the-social-and-long-term-care-sector
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Alain Jourdain, Jorge Muñoz, Hervé Hudebine
Hypothesis: The 2009 Hospital, Patients, Health and Territories Act crystallises a central government attempt to regain control over the social and long term care sector, which involves the utilisation of policy instruments borrowed from the hospital sector: capped budgets, agreements on targets and resources, competitive tendering or quasi-market mechanisms involving hospitals and services, etc. This paper is therefore based on the hypothesis of a recentralisation and healthicization of the social and long term care sector, with a key role for the regional health authorities...
July 10, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737220/current-state-of-pharmacovigilance-in-the-arab-and-eastern-mediterranean-region-results-of-a-2015-survey
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Danya M Qato
OBJECTIVES: This study describes the current state of pharmacovigilance systems in Arab and Eastern Mediterranean countries. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted between May and September 2015. Data were gathered from a standardized online survey sent to pharmacovigilance leadership identified as the official national contact for the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring. In countries with no specified pharmacovigilance programme or leadership, Ministry of Health officers responsible for drug safety policies were invited to participate in the survey...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736934/using-social-media-to-engage-nurses-in-health-policy-development
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Siobhan O'Connor
AIMS: To explore nurses' views on future priorities for the profession and to examine social media as an engagement tool to aid policy discussion and development. BACKGROUND: Nurses are often not directly involved in policy creation and some feel it is a process they cannot easily influence. METHODS: A descriptive mixed methods study of a Twitter chat hosted by the Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland was undertaken. Data were gathered using an analytics platform and NCapture software...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736874/the-impact-of-changes-in-china-s-family-patterns-on-family-pension-functions
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Su Zhongxin, Hu Zhan, Peng Xizhe
Using data from the Chinese census and the China Statistical Yearbook, this paper will analyze the historical changes and future trends of family households in China over the past 30 years and explore the changes of family pension functions and corresponding policies. Our analysis yielded 3 notable results. First, in family size miniaturization and structural simplification, 1- and 2-generation family households are the main body of contemporary China. Second, for family aging and changes in living patterns, which primarily manifest as an increase in; the proportion of elderly households and in middle-aged and elderly people in the family, the elderly model and the "multigenerational model" have become the 2 major residence models for the elderly in China...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736576/the-impact-of-considering-land-intensification-and-updated-data-on-biofuels-land-use-change-and-emissions-estimates
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Farzad Taheripour, Xin Zhao, Wallace E Tyner
BACKGROUND: The GTAP model has been used to estimate biofuel policy induced land use changes and consequent GHG emissions for more than a decade. This paper reviews the history of the model and database modifications and improvements that have occurred over that period. In particular, the paper covers in greater detail the move from the 2004 to the 2011 database, and the inclusion of cropland intensification in the modeling structure. RESULTS: The results show that all the changes in the global economy and agricultural sectors cause biofuels induced land use changes and associated emissions can be quite different using the 2011 database versus 2004...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736394/changing-forms-of-hiv-related-stigma-along-the-hiv-care-and-treatment-continuum-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-temporal-analysis
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O Bonnington, J Wamoyi, W Ddaaki, D Bukenya, K Ondenge, M Skovdal, J Renju, M Moshabela, A Wringe
OBJECTIVES: Stigma remains pervasive for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in sub-Saharan Africa, undermining care engagement. Using everyday, biographical and epochal temporalities, we explored the manifestation of stigma at different stages of the HIV care continuum in seven health and demographic surveillance sites in Eastern and Southern Africa. METHODS: Between 2015 and 2016, we conducted qualitative in-depth interviews with 264 PLHIV, 54 health providers and 48 family members of people who had died from HIV...
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736393/traditional-healers-faith-healers-and-medical-practitioners-the-contribution-of-medical-pluralism-to-bottlenecks-along-the-cascade-of-care-for-hiv-aids-in-eastern-and-southern-africa
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Mosa Moshabela, Dominic Bukenya, Gabriel Darong, Joyce Wamoyi, Estelle McLean, Morten Skovdal, William Ddaaki, Kenneth Ondeng'e, Oliver Bonnington, Janet Seeley, Victoria Hosegood, Alison Wringe
OBJECTIVES: There are concerns that medical pluralism may delay patients' progression through the HIV cascade-of-care. However, the pathways of impact through which medical pluralism influence the care of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in African settings remain unclear. We sought to establish the manifestation of medical pluralism among PLHIV, and explore mechanisms through which medical pluralism contributes bottlenecks along the HIV care cascade. METHODS: We conducted a multicountry exploratory qualitative study in seven health and demographic surveillance sites in six eastern and southern African countries: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa...
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736123/analysis-of-two-treatment-modalities-for-the-prevention-of-vomiting-after-trauma-orogastric-tube-or-anti-emetics
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H D Vermeijden, L P H Leenen, M van Polen, M G W Dijkgraaf, F Hietbrink
INTRODUCTION: Vomiting in the emergency department after trauma occurs frequently and might lead to aspiration of gastric content. An orogastric tube (OGT) is a way to prevent emesis. However, this is an inconvenient procedure and may actually trigger vomiting. Therefore, a change in policy was applied from preferably an OGT to the administration of anti-emetics in a selected population. The aim of this study was to analyse the prevention of vomiting in trauma patients after OGT or anti-emetics...
July 8, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735567/policy-research-challenges-in-comparing-care-models-for-dual-eligible-beneficiaries
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Janet H Van Cleave, Brian L Egleston, Sarah Brosch, Elizabeth Wirth, Molly Lawson, Eileen M Sullivan-Marx, Mary D Naylor
Providing affordable, high-quality care for the 10 million persons who are dual-eligible beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid is an ongoing health-care policy challenge in the United States. However, the workforce and the care provided to dual-eligible beneficiaries are understudied. The purpose of this article is to provide a narrative of the challenges and lessons learned from an exploratory study in the use of clinical and administrative data to compare the workforce of two care models that deliver home- and community-based services to dual-eligible beneficiaries...
January 1, 2017: Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735347/the-impact-of-eldercare-on-adult-children-s-health-and-employment-in-transitional-china
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Xiaomei Pei, Hao Luo, Zhiyong Lin, Norah Keating, Janet Fast
This paper explores the content and extent of the burden of caregiving for Chinese families in transition. It sets out to understand how Chinese families manage to balance family caregiving responsibilities with employment, the impact of the existing social institutions on family caregiving practices, and the risks that caregivers have to face. Data were collected from a sample of 214 workers from 14 manufacturing companies in an industrialized city in central China in 2013. Analysis revealed that common types of eldercare were assisting with activities of daily living and medical related care; middle aged employed respondents were most likely to be the caregivers to older family members; financial and time demands of care were challenging for caregivers, but women with more education and a secure job responded to the pressure of care giving better than those with less education and insecure jobs...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734964/removing-user-fees-for-health-services-a-multi-epistemological-perspective-on-access-inequities-in-senegal
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Philipa Mladovsky, Maymouna Ba
Plan Sésame (PS) is a user fee exemption policy launched in 2006 to provide free access to health services to Senegalese citizens aged 60 and over. Analysis of a large household survey evaluating PS echoes findings of other studies showing that user fee removal can be highly inequitable. 34 semi-structured interviews and 19 focus group discussions with people aged 60 and over were conducted in four regions in Senegal (Dakar, Diourbel, Matam and Tambacounda) over a period of six months during 2012. They were analysed to identify underlying causes of exclusion from/inclusion in PS and triangulated with the household survey...
July 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734682/how-have-systematic-priority-setting-approaches-influenced-policy-making-a-synthesis-of-the-current-literature
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Lydia Kapiriri, Donya Razavi
BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of literature on systematic approaches to healthcare priority setting from various countries and different levels of decision making. This paper synthesizes the current literature in order to assess the extent to which program budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA), burden of disease & cost-effectiveness analysis (BOD/CEA), multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), and accountability for reasonableness (A4R), are reported to have been institutionalized and influenced policy making and practice...
July 12, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733299/robot-assisted-surgery-in-a-broader-healthcare-perspective-a-difference-in-difference-based-cost-analysis-of-a-national-prostatectomy-cohort
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Vibe Bolvig Hyldgård, Karin Rosenkilde Laursen, Johan Poulsen, Rikke Søgaard
OBJECTIVE: To estimate costs attributable to robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) as compared with open prostatectomy (OP) and laparoscopic prostatectomies (LP) in a National Health Service perspective. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Register-based cohort study of 4309 consecutive patients who underwent prostatectomy from 2006 to 2013 (2241 RALP, 1818 OP and 250 LP). Patients were followed from 12 months before to 12 months after prostatectomy with respect to service use in primary care (general practitioners, therapists, specialists etc) and hospitals (inpatient and outpatient activity related to prostatectomy and comorbidity)...
July 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733097/injectable-naltrexone-oral-naltrexone-and-buprenorphine-utilization-and-discontinuation-among-individuals-treated-for-opioid-use-disorder-in-a-united-states-commercially-insured-population
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Jake R Morgan, Bruce R Schackman, Jared A Leff, Benjamin P Linas, Alexander Y Walley
We investigated prescribing patterns for five opioid use disorder (OUD) medications: 1) injectable naltrexone, 2) oral naltrexone, 3) sublingual or oralmucosal buprenorphine/naloxone, 4) sublingual buprenorphine, and 5) transdermal buprenorphine in a nationally representative claims-based database (Truven Health MarketScan®) of commercially insured individuals in the United States. We calculated the prevalence of OUD in the database for each year from 2010 to 2014 and the proportion of diagnosed patient months on OUD medication...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733067/hospital-quality-variation-matters-a-time-trend-and-cross-section-analysis-of-outcomes-in-german-hospitals-from-2006-to-2014
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Christoph Pross, Reinhard Busse, Alexander Geissler
Awareness of care variation and associated differences in outcome quality is important for patients to recognize and leverage the benefits of hospital choice and for policy makers, providers, and suppliers to adapt initiatives to improve hospital quality of care. We examine panel data on outcome quality in German hospitals between 2006 and 2014 for cholecystectomy, pacemaker implantation, hip replacement, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), stroke, and acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We use risk-adjusted and unadjusted outcomes based on 16 indicators...
July 8, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732718/longitudinal-latent-cognitive-profiles-and-psychosocial-well-being-in-early-adolescence
#20
Afshin Zilanawala, Amanda Sacker, Yvonne Kelly
PURPOSE: Engaging in exploratory risky behaviors and experiencing poor mental health during early adolescence are important markers for poor health during adulthood. Prior research suggests protective effects from cognition, but less is known about the associations between early childhood cognition and early adolescent psychosocial well-being, as identified by self-esteem, mental health, and exploratory risky behaviors. This article investigates the extent that early adolescent psychosocial well-being at the age of 11 years is associated with patterns of cognitive skills measured across the first decade of a child's life...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
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