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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922297/quality-of-care-in-the-united-states-territories-1999-2012
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Sudhakar V Nuti, Yun Wang, Frederick A Masoudi, Marcella Nunez-Smith, Sharon-Lise T Normand, Karthik Murugiah, Orlando Rodríguez-Vilá, Joseph S Ross, Harlan M Krumholz
BACKGROUND: Millions of Americans live in the US territories, but health outcomes and payments among Medicare beneficiaries in these territories are not well characterized. METHODS: Among Fee-for-Service Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older hospitalized between 1999 and 2012 for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF), and pneumonia, we compared hospitalization rates, patient outcomes, and inpatient payments in the territories and states...
September 15, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917237/screening-for-nutritional-risk-in-hospitalized-children-with-liver-disease
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Tiantian Song, Ying Mu, Xue Gong, Wenyan Ma, Li Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Malnutrition is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality from pediatric liver disease. We investigated the prevalence of both malnutrition and high nutritional risk in hospitalized children with liver disease as well as the rate of in-hospital nutritional support. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A total of 2,874 hospitalized children and adolescents with liver disease aged 1 to 17 years (inclusive) were enrolled. Malnutrition was screened by anthropometric measures (height-for-age, weight-for-height, weight-for-age, and BMI- for-age z-scores)...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916289/breast-cancer-screening-utilization-among-women-from-muslim-majority-countries-in-ontario-canada
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Mandana Vahabi, Aisha Lofters, Eliane Kim, Josephine Pui-Hing Wong, Lisa Ellison, Erin Graves, Richard H Glazier
Breast cancer screening disparities continue to prevail with immigrant women being at the forefront of the under screened population. There is a paucity of knowledge about the role of religious affiliation or cultural orientation on immigrant women's cancer screening uptake. This study examined differences in uptake of breast cancer screening among women from Muslim and non- Muslim majority countries in Ontario, Canada. A cohort of 1,851,834 screening-eligible women living in Ontario during April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015 was created using linked health and social administrative databases...
September 12, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916017/payment-for-integrated-care-challenges-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Katherine Hobbs Knutson
A multidisciplinary team approach to care and robust care coordination services are primary components of almost all integrated care delivery systems. Given that these services have limited reimbursement in fee-for-service payment arrangements, integrating care in a fee-for-service environment is almost impossible. Capitated payment models hold promise for supporting integrated behavioral and physical health services. There are multiple national examples of integrated care delivery systems supported by capitated payment arrangements...
October 2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914278/magnitude-of-potentially-inappropriate-thrombophilia-testing-in-the-inpatient-hospital-setting
#5
Eric Mou, Henry Kwang, Jason Hom, Lisa Shieh, Andre Kumar, Ilana Richman, Caroline Berube
Laboratory costs of thrombophilia testing exceed an estimated $650 million (in US dollars) annually. Quantifying the prevalence and financial impact of potentially inappropriate testing in the inpatient hospital setting represents an integral component of the effort to reduce healthcare expenditures. We conducted a retrospective analysis of our electronic medical record to evaluate 2 years' worth of inpatient thrombophilia testing measured against preformulated appropriateness criteria. Cost data were obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2016 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule...
September 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912190/invitations-received-from-potential-predatory-publishers-and-fraudulent-conferences-a-12-month-early-career-researcher-experience
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Eric Mercier, Pier-Alexandre Tardif, Lynne Moore, Natalie Le Sage, Peter A Cameron
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study aims to describe all unsolicited electronic invitations received from potential predatory publishers or fraudulent conferences over a 12-month period following the first publication as a corresponding author of a junior academician. STUDY DESIGN: Unsolicited invitations received at an institutional email address and perceived to be sent by predatory publishers or fraudulent conferences were collected. RESULTS: A total of 502 invitations were included of which 177 (35...
September 14, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911338/organisational-culture-and-trust-as-influences-over-the-implementation-of-equity-oriented-policy-in-two-south-african-case-study-hospitals
#7
Ermin Erasmus, Lucy Gilson, Veloshnee Govender, Moremi Nkosi
BACKGROUND: This paper uses the concepts of organisational culture and organisational trust to explore the implementation of equity-oriented policies - the Uniform Patient Fee Schedule (UPFS) and Patients' Rights Charter (PRC) - in two South African district hospitals. It contributes to the small literatures on organisational culture and trust in low- and middle-income country health systems, and broader work on health systems' people-centeredness and "software". METHODS: The research entailed semi-structured interviews (Hospital A n = 115, Hospital B n = 80) with provincial, regional, district and hospital managers, as well as clinical and non-clinical hospital staff, hospital board members, and patients; observations of policy implementation, organisational functioning, staff interactions and patient-provider interactions; and structured surveys operationalising the Competing Values Framework for measuring organisational culture (Hospital A n = 155, Hospital B n = 77) and Organisational Trust Inventory (Hospital A n = 185, Hospital B n = 92) for assessing staff-manager trust...
September 15, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906314/quality-of-care-in-the-united-states-territories-1999-2012
#8
Sudhakar V Nuti, Yun Wang, Frederick A Masoudi, Marcella Nunez-Smith, Sharon-Lise T Normand, Karthik Murugiah, Orlando Rodríguez-Vilá, Joseph S Ross, Harlan M Krumholz
BACKGROUND: Millions of Americans live in the US territories, but health outcomes and payments among Medicare beneficiaries in these territories are not well characterized. METHODS: Among Fee-for-Service Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older hospitalized between 1999 and 2012 for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF), and pneumonia, we compared hospitalization rates, patient outcomes, and inpatient payments in the territories and states...
October 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906313/two-innovative-cancer-care-programs-have-potential-to-reduce-utilization-and-spending
#9
Erin M Colligan, Erin Ewald, Nancy L Keating, Shriram Parashuram, Michelle Spafford, Sarah Ruiz, Adil Moiduddin
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients often present to the emergency department (ED) and hospital for symptom management, but many of these visits are avoidable and costly. OBJECTIVE: We assessed the impact of 2 Health Care Innovation Awards that used an oncology medical home model [Community Oncology Medical Home (COME HOME)] or patient navigation model [Patient Care Connect Program (PCCP)] on utilization and spending. METHODS: Participants in COME HOME and PCCP models were matched to similar comparators using propensity scores...
October 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905669/correction-notice
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Agee, M. D., & Gates, Z. (2014). The Impact of an Insurance Administration-Free Primary Care Office on Hospital Admissions: A Community-Level Comparison With Traditional Fee-for-Service Family Practice Groups. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 5, 202-207. doi: 10.1177/2150131914522123 The following Conflict of Interest statement was originally omitted and will be added to the article: Author Zane Gates's affiliation, UPMC Altoona, is the parent organization of Partnering for Health Services. Additionally, author Zane Gates has an ownership interest in the Empower(3) Center for Health, a direct-pay primary care clinic using a subscription coverage model, that additionally provides insurance counseling and prescription programs...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904813/seasonal-affective-disorder-and-non-seasonal-affective-disorders-results-from-the-nesda-study
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Wim H Winthorst, Annelieke M Roest, Elisabeth H Bos, Ybe Meesters, Brenda W J H Penninx, Willem A Nolen, Peter de Jonge
BACKGROUND: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is considered to be a subtype of depression. AIMS: To compare the clinical picture of SAD to non-seasonal affective disorders (non-SADs). METHOD: Diagnoses according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) were established in 2185 participants of the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety. The Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire was administered to diagnose SAD...
July 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901243/an-exploration-into-municipal-waste-charges-for-environmental-management-at-local-level-the-case-of-spain
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Ignasi Puig-Ventosa, Sergio Sastre Sanz
Municipal waste charges have been widely acknowledged as a crucial tool for waste management at the local level. This is because they contribute to financing the costly provision of waste collection and treatment services and they can be designed to provide an economic stimulus to encourage citizens and local businesses to improve separate collection and recycling. This work presents a methodology to evaluate a sample of 125 municipal waste charges in Spain for the year 2015, covering 33.91% of the Spanish population...
September 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895820/bob-kocher-believes-with-missionary-zeal-that-venture-capital-can-start-to-cure-what-ails-american-health-care
#13
Timothy Kelley
This upbeat doctor-policymaker-entrepreneur sees opportunity where others see a federal policy train wreck these days. For instance, he's pleased that both political parties seem to endorse a shift from fee-for-service to value-based care. However, continuing uncertainty about the individual market may chill new investment in that area for a while.
August 2017: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895455/cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-relationship-between-paranasal-sinus-balloon-catheter-dilations-and-industry-payments-among-otolaryngologists
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Rance J T Fujiwara, Allen F Shih, Saral Mehra
Objective To characterize the relationship between industry payments and use of paranasal sinus balloon catheter dilations (BCDs) for chronic rhinosinusitis. Study Design Cross-sectional analysis of Medicare B Public Use Files and Open Payments data. Setting Two national databases, 2013 to 2014. Subjects and Methods Physicians with Medicare claims with Current Procedural Terminology codes 31295 to 31297 were identified and cross-referenced with industry payments. Multivariate linear regression controlling for age, race, sex, and comorbidity in a physician's Medicare population was performed to identify associations between use of BCDs and industry payments...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893894/fees-for-medical-liability-protection-decrease-in-populous-regions
#15
Roger Collier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893323/out-of-pocket-expenditure-for-seeking-health-care-for-sick-children-younger-than-5%C3%A2-years-of-age-in-bangladesh-findings-from-cross-sectional-surveys-2009-and-2012
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Tazeen Tahsina, Nazia Binte Ali, D M Emdadul Hoque, Tanvir M Huda, Shumona Sharmin Salam, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Md Altaf Hossain, Ziaul Matin, Lianne Kuppen, Sarah P Garnett, Shams El Arifeen
BACKGROUND: Bangladesh has committed to universal health coverage, and options to decrease household out-of-pocket expenditure (OPE) are being explored. Understanding the determinants of OPE is an essential step. This study aimed to estimate and identify determinants of OPE in seeking health care for sick under-five children. METHODS: Cross-sectional data was collected by structured questionnaire in 2009 (n = 7362) and 2012 (n = 6896) from mothers of the under-five children...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893077/economic-burden-of-malaria-on-rural-households-in-gwanda-district-zimbabwe
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Resign Gunda, Shepherd Shamu, Moses J Chimbari, Samson Mukaratirwa
BACKGROUND: Malaria is a serious public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. AIM: To estimate the economic burden of malaria in rural households. SETTING: The study was conducted in Gwanda district of Matabeleland South in Zimbabwe. A total of five malarious wards and all their households were selected for the study frame, out of which 80 households were chosen using clinic records. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of secondary data and a cross-sectional household survey were conducted to estimate the household economic burden of malaria...
August 28, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891549/effects-of-health-care-services-and-commodities-cost-on-the-patients-at-the-primary-health-facilities-in-zaria-metropolis-north-western-nigeria
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O Adegboyega, K Abioye
INTRODUCTION: The payment for health-care services is a major problem for many poor patients in developing nations. The aim of the study was to examine the cost of services and commodities and how these affect the patients who utilizes the primary health-care centers in Zaria, North western Nigeria. METHODOLOGY: A descriptive cross-sectional survey of six primary health-care facilities in Zaria metropolis, namely Baban dodo, Tudun Wada, Magajiya PHCs from Zaria local government areas (LGA) and Samaru, Kwata, and Dogarawa PHCs from Sabon Gari LGA, was carried out...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891235/financial-arrangements-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Charles S Wiysonge, Elizabeth Paulsen, Simon Lewin, Agustín Ciapponi, Cristian A Herrera, Newton Opiyo, Tomas Pantoja, Gabriel Rada, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: One target of the Sustainable Development Goals is to achieve "universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all". A fundamental concern of governments in striving for this goal is how to finance such a health system. This concern is very relevant for low-income countries. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the evidence from up-to-date systematic reviews about the effects of financial arrangements for health systems in low-income countries...
September 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890891/collaborative-approaches-and-policy-opportunities-for-accelerated-progress-toward-effective-disease-prevention-care-and-control-using-the-case-of-poverty-diseases-to-explore-universal-access-to-affordable-health-care
#20
Samia Laokri
BACKGROUND: There is a massive global momentum to progress toward the sustainable development and universal health coverage goals. However, effective policies to health-care coverage can only emerge through high-quality services delivered to empowered care users by means of strong local health systems and a translational standpoint. Health policies aimed at removing user fees for a defined health-care package may fail at reaching desired results if not applied with system thinking. METHOD: Secondary data analysis of two country-based cost-of-illness studies was performed to gain knowledge in informed decision-making toward enhanced access to care in the context of resource-constraint settings...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
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