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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545456/towards-an-equitable-healthcare-in-china-evaluating-the-productive-efficiency-of-community-health-centers-in-jiangsu-province
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Lulin Zhou, Xinglong Xu, Henry Asante Antwi, Linna Wang
BACKGROUND: While the demand for the health service keeps escalating at the grass root or rural areas of China, a substantial portion of healthcare resources remains stagnant in the more developed cities and this has entrenched health inequity in many parts of China. At its conception, the Deepening Health Care Reform in 2012 China was intended to flush out these discrepancies and promote a more equitable and efficient distribution of health resources. Nearly half a decade of this reform, there are uncertainties as to whether the attainment of the objectives of the reform is in sight...
May 25, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543651/the-past-present-and-future-of-mexico-s-national-bioethics-commission
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Manuel Ruiz de Chavez, Aidee Orozco, Gustavo Olaiz
The establishment of Mexico's National Bioethics Commission (Comisión Nacional de Bioética), in 1992, was conceived within the context of a global movement aimed at raising awareness of the ethical implications of technological and scientific development, especially in biomedicine. In 2005, a new decree put the commission under the scope of the Secretariat of Health and granted it technical and operational autonomy, allowing it to become a regulatory agency aimed at promoting a culture of bioethics, encouraging reflection on human health, and developing guidelines for health care, research, and education, through a global, secular, and democratic perspective...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542061/the-impact-of-community-input-in-community-health-needs-assessments
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Thomas K Bias, Christiaan G Abildso, Emily Vasile, Jessica Coffman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of community participation on nonprofit hospital priorities as outlined in a Community Health Needs Assessment. DESIGN: Using 3 completed Community Health Needs Assessments, we compare key stakeholder survey responses with community survey responses and determine their contribution to the finalized priorities. SETTING: Three communities in West Virginia served by nonprofit hospitals (1 metropolitan statistical area, 1 micropolitan statistical area, and 1 rural community)...
July 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537649/what-influences-how-patients-with-depression-rate-hospital-stay-after-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Chukwuweike Gwam, Jaydev B Mistry, Nicolas Piuzzi, Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Melbin Thomas, Randa K Elmallah, George Muschler, Michael A Mont, Steven F Harwin, Ronald E Delanois
BACKGROUND: Recent healthcare reform has spurred important changes to provider reimbursement. With the implementation of the Value Based Purchasing program, significant weight is placed on patient experience of care. The Press Ganey (PG) survey is currently used by over 10,000 hospitals, as it serves to help optimize patient satisfaction. However, confounding factors, such as clinical depression, are not screened against by PG. Thus, arthroplasty surgeons performing lower extremity total joint arthroplasty (TJA) may have difficulty optimizing patient satisfaction while caring for patients with clinical depression...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534429/prevalence-and-costs-of-defensive-medicine-a-national-survey-of-italian-physicians
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Massimiliano Panella, Carmela Rinaldi, Fabrizio Leigheb, Sanita Knesse, Chiara Donnarumma, Seval Kul, Kris Vanhaecht, Francesco Di Stanislao
Objective To identify the prevalence of the practice of defensive medicine among Italian hospital physicians, its costs and the reasons for practising defensive medicine and possible solutions to reduce the practice of defensive medicine. Methods Cross-sectional web survey. Main outcome measures Number of physicians reporting having engaged in any defensive medicine behaviour in the previous year. Results A total of 1313 physicians completed the survey. Ninety-five per cent believed that defensive medicine would increase in the near future...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531288/an-evaluation-of-systemic-reforms-of-public-hospitals-the-sanming-model-in-china
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Hongqiao Fu, Ling Li, Mingqiang Li, Chunyu Yang, William Hsiao
Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have been searching for effective strategies to reform their inefficient and wasteful public hospitals. Recently, China developed a model of systemic reforms called the Sanming model to address the inefficiency and waste at public hospitals. In this article, we explain and evaluate how the Sanming model reformed its 22 public hospitals in 2013 by simultaneously restructuring the hospital governance structure, altering the payment system to hospitals, and realigning physicians' incentives...
May 20, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529119/call-for-shared-decision-making-in-china-challenges-and-opportunities
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Mi Yao, Samuel Finnikin, K K Cheng
China's healthcare system has undergone extensive changes over recent years and the most recent reforms are designed to shift the emphasis away from hospital based services towards a more primary care based system. There is an increasing recognition that shared decision making needs to play a central role in the delivery of healthcare in China, but there are several significant barriers to overcome before this aspiration becomes a reality. Doctor-patient relationships in China are poor, consultations are often brief transactions and levels of trust are low...
May 18, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523674/massachusetts-health-reform-s-effect-on-hospitalizations-with-substance-use-disorder-related-diagnoses
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Karen E Lasser, Amresh D Hanchate, Danny McCormick, Alexander Y Walley, Richard Saitz, Meng-Yun Lin, Nancy R Kressin
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether Massachusetts (MA) health reform affected substance (alcohol or drug) use disorder (SUD)-related hospitalizations in acute care hospitals. DATA/STUDY SETTING: 2004-2010 MA inpatient discharge data. DESIGN: Difference-in-differences analysis to identify pre- to postreform changes in age- and sex-standardized population-based rates of SUD-related medical and surgical hospitalizations, adjusting for secular trends...
May 19, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521830/evidence-based-policy-responses-to-strengthen-health-community-and-legislative-systems-that-care-for-women-in-australia-with-female-genital-mutilation-cutting
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REVIEW
Nesrin Varol, John J Hall, Kirsten Black, Sabera Turkmani, Angela Dawson
BACKGROUND: The physical and psychological impact of female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C) can be substantial, long term, and irreversible. Parts of the health sector in Australia have developed guidelines in the management of FGM/C, but large gaps exist in community and professional knowledge of the consequences and treatment of FGM/C. The prevalence of FGM/C amongst Australian women is unknown. Our article reviews the literature on research on FGM/C in Australia, which focuses on health system response to women and girls with FGM/C...
May 18, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514641/mapping-workforce-configuration-and-operational-models-in-australian-emergency-departments-a-national-survey
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Glenn Gardner, Anne Gardner, Sandy Middleton, Julie Considine, Gerard Fitzgerald, Luke Christofis, Anna Doubrovsky, Margaret Adams, Jane O'Connell
Objective Hospital emergency departments (ED) in Australia and internationally have been experiencing increased demand, resulting in reduced hospital quality, impaired access and adverse health outcomes. Effective evaluation of new ED service models and their effect on outcomes is reliant on baseline measures of the staffing configuration and organisational characteristics of the EDs being studied. The aim of the present study was to comprehensively measure these variables in Australian EDs.Methods Australian hospital EDs with 24-h medical and nursing cover were identified and invited to participate in the study...
May 18, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498198/development-of-a-risk-adjustment-model-for-the-inpatient-rehabilitation-facility-discharge-self-care-functional-status-quality-measure
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Anne Deutsch, Poonam Pardasaney, Jeniffer Iriondo-Perez, Melvin J Ingber, Kristie A Porter, Tara McMullen
BACKGROUND: Functional status measures are important patient-centered indicators of inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) quality of care. We developed a risk-adjusted self-care functional status measure for the IRF Quality Reporting Program. This paper describes the development and performance of the measure's risk-adjustment model. METHODS: Our sample included IRF Medicare fee-for-service patients from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 2008-2010 Post-Acute Care Payment Reform Demonstration...
May 11, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495549/a-blind-spot-on-the-global-mental-health-map-a-scoping-review-of-25-years-development-of-mental-health-care-for-people-with-severe-mental-illnesses-in-central-and-eastern-europe
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REVIEW
Petr Winkler, Dzmitry Krupchanka, Tessa Roberts, Lucie Kondratova, Vendula Machů, Cyril Höschl, Norman Sartorius, Robert Van Voren, Oleg Aizberg, Istvan Bitter, Arlinda Cerga-Pashoja, Azra Deljkovic, Naim Fanaj, Arunas Germanavicius, Hristo Hinkov, Aram Hovsepyan, Fuad N Ismayilov, Sladana Strkalj Ivezic, Marek Jarema, Vesna Jordanova, Selma Kukić, Nino Makhashvili, Brigita Novak Šarotar, Oksana Plevachuk, Daria Smirnova, Bogdan Ioan Voinescu, Jelena Vrublevska, Graham Thornicroft
Just over 25 years have passed since the major sociopolitical changes in central and eastern Europe; our aim was to map and analyse the development of mental health-care practice for people with severe mental illnesses in this region since then. A scoping review was complemented by an expert survey in 24 countries. Mental health-care practice in the region differs greatly across as well as within individual countries. National policies often exist but reforms remain mostly in the realm of aspiration. Services are predominantly based in psychiatric hospitals...
May 8, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486279/payor-reform-opportunities-for-spine-surgery-part-i-background-and-stimulus-for-bundled-payments
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Jason Scalise, David Jacofsky
Spine surgery, and orthopedic surgery overall, is being increasingly scrutinized by payors due to large projected increases in utilization. The unsustainability of the fee-for-service payment system has lead payors to investigate novel value and risk-based contracting strategies on an episode of care basis and on a population health basis. These forays into progressive models for spine surgery have been supported by the successes demonstrated by advanced payor reform programs from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in other areas of musculoskeletal medicine...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485716/the-former-yugoslav-republic-of-macedonia-health-system-review
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Neda Milevska Kostova, Snezhana Chichevalieva, Ninez A Ponce, Ewout van Ginneken, Juliane Winkelmann
This analysis of the health system of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The country has made important progress during its transition from a socialist system to a market-based system, particularly in reforming the organization, financing and delivery of health care and establishing a mix of private and public providers. Though total health care expenditure has risen in absolute terms in recent decades, it has consistently fallen as share of GDP, and high levels of private health expenditure remain...
May 2017: Health Systems in Transition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485714/portugal-health-system-review
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Jorge de Almeida Simoes, Goncalo Figueiredo Augusto, Ines Fronteira, Cristina Hernandez-Quevedo
This analysis of the Portuguese health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Overall health indicators such as life expectancy at birth and at age 65 years have shown a notable improvement over the last decades. However, these improvements have not been followed at the same pace by other important dimensions of health: child poverty and its consequences, mental health and quality of life after 65...
March 2017: Health Systems in Transition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483036/establishing-a-new-model-of-integrated-primary-and-secondary-care-based-around-general-practice-a-case-study-of-lessons-learned-and-challenges
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Claire L Jackson, Maria Donald, Anthony W Russell, H David McIntyre
This case study describes the development and implementation of an innovative integrated primary-secondary model of care for people with complex diabetes. The aim of the paper is to present the experiences of clinicians and researchers involved in implementing the 'Beacon' model by providing a discussion of the contextual factors, including lessons learned, challenges and solutions. Beacon-type models of community care for people with chronic disease are well placed to deliver on Australia's health care reform agenda, and this commentary provides rich contextual information relevant to the translation of such models into policy and practice...
May 9, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479642/does-medical-malpractice-law-improve-health-care-quality
#17
Michael Frakes, Anupam B Jena
We assess the potential for medical liability forces to deter medical errors and improve health care treatment quality, identifying liability's influence by drawing on variations in the manner by which states formulate the negligence standard facing physicians. Using hospital discharge records from the National Hospital Discharge Survey and clinically-validated quality metrics inspired by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, we find evidence suggesting that treatment quality may improve upon reforms that expect physicians to adhere to higher quality clinical standards...
November 2016: Journal of Public Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463927/population-health-management-is-there-any-role-for-orthopaedics-an-aoa-critical-issues-symposium
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Scott D Boden, Brian T Smith, Matthew Handley
The next phase of health-care reform will accelerate the formation of integrated delivery systems and the creation of value and savings through population health management. Accomplishing this goal requires 3 key factors, including (1) enabling groups of physicians and hospitals to legally work together to cover a broad geographic area, (2) the formation of integrated delivery systems that cover the low to high-acuity and post-acute care spectrums, and (3) identifying mechanisms through which a subspecialty can impact the health of a population of patients...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458332/medical-humanities-play-an-important-role-in-improving-the-doctor-patient-relationship
#19
Fan Wang, Zhenzhen Song, Wen Zhang, Yawen Xiao
Doctors in China have been wounded or even killed in frequent violence as conflict between doctors and patients has intensified. China has had a massive dearth of medical students over the past decade and doctors are dissatisfied with conditions in their profession. Conditions in medicine are not conducive to medical reform. This paper notes that the main factors affecting the doctor-patient relationship are a lack of humanity in medicine, the predominance of techniques and technologies, and inappropriate administration of hospitals...
April 29, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455177/temporal-relations-of-unplanned-readmissions-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-study-of-large-state-inpatient-databases
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Jared Braud, Deepak Ramanathan, Alison Klika, Suparna Navale, Carlos Higuera, Robert Molloy
BACKGROUND: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services stipulate a 90-day global period for hospitals for unplanned readmissions after primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, not all readmissions are directly attributable to index surgery, and reasons for readmissions vary during this time period. This study identifies causes and temporal relations of readmissions using large state inpatient databases. METHODS: State inpatient databases of New York and California were queried for all primary TKAs performed from 2005 to 2011 and frequencies of all causes of unplanned readmission were identified from 0 to 90 days after index surgery using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, codes...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
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