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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926013/insights-for-the-assessment-of-the-economic-impact-of-endemic-diseases-specific-adaptation-of-economic-frameworks-using-the-case-of-bovine-viral-diarrhoea
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A W Stott, G J Gunn
Generic frameworks for the economic analysis of farm animal disease are now well established. The paper, therefore, uses bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) as an example to explore how these frameworks need to be adapted to fit the characteristics of a particular disease and the specific objectives of the analysis. In the case of BVD, given the relative strength of tests available to correctly identify virus-positive animals, thus enabling them to be culled, the emphasis has been on cost-benefit analysis of regional and national certification/eradication schemes...
April 2017: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890261/participation-and-payments-in-the-pqrs-maintenance-of-certification-program-implications-for-future-merit-based-payment-programs
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McKinley Glover, Richard Duszak, Ezequiel Silva, Sandhya K Rao, James S Babb, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884807/co-creation-by-the-abim-geriatric-medicine-board-and-the-ags-helping-move-geriatrics-forward
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Bruce Leff, Nancy E Lundjeberg, Sharon A Brangman, Joyce Dubow, Sharon Levine, Melissa Morgan-Gouveia, Jeffrey Schlaudecker, Lorna Lynn, Furman S McDonald
The American board of internal medicine (ABIM) establishes standards for physicians. The American geriatrics society (AGS) is a not-for-profit membership organization of nearly 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people. Beginning in 2013, ABIM redesigned its governance structure, including the role of the specialty boards. Specialty boards are charged with responsibilities for oversight in four main areas: (1) the assessments used in initial certification and maintenance of certification (MOC); (2) medical knowledge self-assessment and practice assessment in the specialty; (3) building relationships with relevant professional societies and other organizational stakeholders; and (4) issues related to training requirements for initial certification eligibility within the specialty...
September 7, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865865/managing-sharps-injuries-and-other-occupational-exposures-to-hiv-hbv-and-hcv-in-the-dermatology-office
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Jerry D Brewer, Dirk M Elston, Allison T Vidimos, Stacey A Rizza, Stanley J Miller
Dermatologists and their staff are at risk for needlestick injuries and exposures to body fluids. Despite the availability of treatment to reduce the risk of blood-borne infection, many exposures go unreported. This paper identifies current recommendations and the specific details for response to occupational exposures to HIV, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus in the dermatology office. Issues surrounding each virus are discussed individually, and a summary step-by-step algorithm of how to proceed in the event of an occupational exposure is presented...
August 30, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865558/impact-of-accreditation-on-quality-in-echocardiograms-a-quantitative-approach
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Sarina K Behera, Shea N Smith, Theresa A Tacy
BACKGROUND: Accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) is believed but not proven to increase quality in imaging. The goal of this study was to use quality metrics to evaluate the impact of accreditation on quality in pediatric echocardiography. METHODS: This is a retrospective study comparing quality metrics in 236 pediatric transthoracic echocardiograms in patients with congenital heart disease from (1) California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), a community hospital, before and after IAC accreditation, and (2) the IAC-accredited Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH), an academic children's referral center, during equivalent eras...
September 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861235/switching-from-monoculture-to-polyculture-farming-benefits-birds-in-oil-palm-production-landscapes-evidence-from-mist-netting-data
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Muhammad S Yahya, Muhamad Syafiq, Adham Ashton-Butt, Amal Ghazali, Siti Asmah, Badrul Azhar
Monoculture farming is pervasive in industrial oil palm agriculture, including those RSPO plantations certified as sustainably managed. This farming practice does not promote the maintenance of farmland biodiversity. However, little scientific attention has been given to polyculture farming in oil palm production landscapes. Polyculture farming is likely to increase the floristic diversity and stand structural complexity that underpins biodiversity. Mist nets were used to sample birds at 120 smallholdings in Peninsular Malaysia...
August 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859724/meeting-acgme-and-abms-quality-improvement-requirements-in-a-sleep-medicine-fellowship-program
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Anita Valanju Shelgikar, Cindy Priddy, R Van Harrison
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To describe a sustainable program of teaching and implementing quality improvement (QI) in a 12-month sleep medicine fellowship. METHODS: We created a QI curriculum based on Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Medical Specialty (ABMS) Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for QI. Two program faculty with prior QI training volunteered to mentor fellows. Our institution's central QI office houses QI experts who teach QI across the health system...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830867/creation-of-a-certification-requirement-for-pharmacists-in-direct-patient-care-roles
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David R Hager, Katherine J Hartkopf, Sara M Koth, Steven S Rough
PURPOSE: Steps taken by a large health system to require certification for all pharmacists in direct patient care roles are detailed. SUMMARY: Major supply chain changes and rising payer expectations are reshaping pharmacy practice, resulting in expanded responsibilities for pharmacists and a heightened need for certification in specialized practice areas. In response, the pharmacy leadership team at UW Health, the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, used an iterative process and a "rolling" FAQ format to develop and implement a certification requirement...
August 22, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817431/challenges-in-health-care-simulation-are-we-learning-anything-new
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Kerm Henriksen, David Rodrick, Erin N Grace, P Jeffrey Brady
The growth of health care simulation in schools of medicine and nursing is noteworthy, as is the increasingly sophisticated simulation technology, support from funding agencies and foundations for research, well-attended annual conferences, and continued interest of accreditation and certification groups. Yet there are concerns preventing the full value of health care simulation to be realized when examined from a patient safety perspective. Basic questions are asked by funders of patient safety research when assessing past simulation projects undertaken to advance patient safety: Are the safety and quality of care to patients actually improved, and is something new being learned regarding the optimal use of simulation? Concerns focus on pursuing the right research questions to learn something new about the most effective use of simulation; doing more with simulation than simply providing an interesting, stand-alone educational experience; attending more seriously to how skill acquisition, maintenance, and progression get managed; and encouraging investigators, funders, and reviewers to expand their vision regarding what constitutes important inquiry and evidence in health care simulation...
August 16, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817428/interprofessional-qi-training-enhances-competency-and-qi-productivity-among-graduates-findings-from-nationwide-children-s-hospital
#10
Thomas Bartman, Karen Heiser, Andrew Bethune, Wallace Crandall, Richard McClead, J Terrance Davis, Richard J Brilli
PURPOSE: Significant resources are expended on quality improvement (QI) training courses. The authors sought to determine whether education provided in QI course training improves self-assessed QI content competence and QI-related productivity among course graduates. METHOD: "Quality Improvement Essentials" is a four-month didactic and experiential course designed to prepare multidisciplinary professionals to participate in and lead QI efforts at Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH)...
August 16, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816912/distance-learning-adhd-quality-improvement-in-primary-care-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Alexander G Fiks, Stephanie L Mayne, Jeremy J Michel, Jeffrey Miller, Manju Abraham, Andrew Suh, Abbas F Jawad, James P Guevara, Robert W Grundmeier, Nathan J Blum, Thomas J Power
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a distance-learning, quality improvement intervention to improve pediatric primary care provider use of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rating scales. METHODS: Primary care practices were cluster randomized to a 3-part distance-learning, quality improvement intervention (web-based education, collaborative consultation with ADHD experts, and performance feedback reports/calls), qualifying for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit, or wait-list control...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806791/effect-of-access-to-an-electronic-medical-resource-on-performance-characteristics-of-a-certification-examination-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rebecca S Lipner, Bradley G Brossman, Kelli M Samonte, Steven J Durning
Background: Electronic resources are increasingly used in medical practice. Their use during high-stakes certification examinations has been advocated by many experts, but whether doing so would affect the capacity to differentiate between high and low abilities is unknown. Objective: To determine the effect of electronic resources on examination performance characteristics. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Setting: Medical certification program...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806790/opening-the-book-on-maintenance-of-certification
#13
Steven E Weinberger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 5, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783821/maintenance-of-certification-and-texas-sb-1148-a-threat-to-professional-self-regulation
#14
David H Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753964/the-limpopo-non-metropolitan-drinking-water-supplier-response-to-a-diagnostic-tool-for-technical-compliance
#15
Avhashoni D Nefale, Ilunga Kamika, Chikwelu L Obi, Maggy Nb Momba
Water services providers should supply water that is fit for human consumption, taking into account multi-barrier approaches and technical aspects such as design aspects, operation monitoring, final water quality compliance monitoring, plant monitoring practices, maintenance, and risk management practices. Against this background, this study focused on applying the diagnostic tool for technical compliance as well as assessing the compliance of water treatment plants with management norms. Six plants in the Vhembe District Municipality were selected; the Vondo, Malamulele, Mutshedzi, and Mutale plants (conventional), and the Dzingahe and Tshedza package plants...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686754/program-for-maintenance-of-certification-by-the-american-board-of-dermatology
#16
Thomas D Horn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686234/opposing-maintenance-of-certification-moc-and-the-interstate-medical-licensure-compact
#17
David Kahn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671903/simulation-based-assessment-of-the-management-of-critical-events-by-board-certified-anesthesiologists
#18
Matthew B Weinger, Arna Banerjee, Amanda R Burden, William R McIvor, John Boulet, Jeffrey B Cooper, Randolph Steadman, Matthew S Shotwell, Jason M Slagle, Samuel DeMaria, Laurence Torsher, Elizabeth Sinz, Adam I Levine, John Rask, Fred Davis, Christine Park, David M Gaba
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether mannequin-based simulation can reliably characterize how board-certified anesthesiologists manage simulated medical emergencies. Our primary focus was to identify gaps in performance and to establish psychometric properties of the assessment methods. METHODS: A total of 263 consenting board-certified anesthesiologists participating in existing simulation-based maintenance of certification courses at one of eight simulation centers were video recorded performing simulated emergency scenarios...
September 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654620/evidence-based-medicine-wound-management
#19
Christine M Jones, Alexis T Rothermel, Donald R Mackay
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the basic science of chronic wounds. 2. Discuss the general and local factors that should be considered in any patient with a chronic wound. 3. Discuss the rationale of converting a chronic wound into an acute wound. 4. Describe techniques used to prepare chronic wounds. 5. Discuss the appropriate use of different dressings presented in this article. 6. Discuss the pros and cons of the adjuncts to wound healing discussed in this article...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654619/evidence-based-medicine-mandible-fractures
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REVIEW
Brent B Pickrell, Larry H Hollier
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Explain the epidemiology of mandible fractures. 2. Discuss preoperative evaluation of the patient with a mandible fracture. 3. Compare the various modalities of fracture fixation. 4. Identify common complications after fracture repair. SUMMARY: In this Maintenance of Certification/Continuing Medical Education article, the reader is provided with a review of the epidemiology, preoperative evaluation, perioperative management, and surgical outcomes of mandible fractures...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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