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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331530/a-qualitative-synthesis-of-pharmacist-other-health-professional-and-lay-perspectives-on-the-role-of-community-pharmacy-in-facilitating-care-for-people-with-long-term-conditions
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N J Hall, G Donovan, S Wilkes
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest in an enhanced role for community pharmacy (CP) in facilitating care for people with long-term conditions (LTCs). It is important to understand the perspectives of stakeholders in order to identify key issues that may impact on future development of the role and related services. OBJECTIVES: Explore pharmacist, other health professional and lay perspectives on the role of CP in facilitating care for people with LTCs. METHODS: Synthesis of qualitative research from UK based studies published between 2007 and January 2017 using a meta-ethnographic interpretative approach...
January 4, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329961/-personalised-health-services-suggestions-for-their-effective-implementation
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Armin Töpfer, Georg Brabänder
A strategy of customisation, and its subsequent practical implementation as part of personalised treatment pathways, is an appropriate approach to increase benefits for patients and to strengthen the competitive position of the provider of health services. This requires restructuring and/or reorganising measures to enable variants within the treatment pathway as a value creation process to be adapted to each individual patient and his illness, living conditions and preferences. This 'mass customisation' approach allows us to achieve the objective of a constructive interconnection of customisation and standardisation of health services...
January 9, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329532/functionality-of-hospital-information-systems-results-from-a-survey-of-quality-directors-at-turkish-hospitals
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Mehmet Saluvan, Al Ozonoff
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine availability of core Hospital Information Systems (HIS) functions implemented in Turkish hospitals and the perceived importance of these functions on quality and patient safety. METHODS: We surveyed quality directors (QDs) at civilian hospitals in the nation of Turkey. Data were collected via web survey using an instrument with 50 items describing core functionality of HIS. We calculated mean availability of each function, mean and median values of perceived impact on quality, and we investigated the relationship between availability and perceived importance...
January 12, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329530/design-and-evaluation-of-a-mobile-application-to-assist-the-self-monitoring-of-the-chronic-kidney-disease-in-developing-countries
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Alvaro Sobrinho, Leandro Dias da Silva, Angelo Perkusich, Maria Eliete Pinheiro, Paulo Cunha
BACKGROUND: The chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide critical problem, especially in developing countries. CKD patients usually begin their treatment in advanced stages, which requires dialysis and kidney transplantation, and consequently, affects mortality rates. This issue is faced by a mobile health (mHealth) application (app) that aims to assist the early diagnosis and self-monitoring of the disease progression. METHODS: A user-centered design (UCD) approach involving health professionals (nurse and nephrologists) and target users guided the development process of the app between 2012 and 2016...
January 12, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329163/the-importance-of-parental-connectedness-and-relationships-with-healthcare-professionals-in-end-of-life-care-in-the-picu
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Jeannette L Falkenburg, Dick Tibboel, Ruard R Ganzevoort, Saskia J Gischler, Monique van Dijk
OBJECTIVES: Support from healthcare professionals in a PICU is highly valuable for parents of dying children. The way they care for the patients and their families affects the parents' initial mourning process. This study explores what interaction with hospital staff is meaningful to parents in existential distress when their child is dying in the PICU. DESIGN: Qualitative interview study. SETTING: Level 3 PICU in the Erasmus University Medical Center-Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, and the Netherlands...
January 11, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326195/why-do-gps-leave-direct-patient-care-and-what-might-help-to-retain-them-a-qualitative-study-of-gps-in-south-west-england
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Anna Sansom, Rohini Terry, Emily Fletcher, Chris Salisbury, Linda Long, Suzanne H Richards, Alex Aylward, Jo Welsman, Laura Sims, John L Campbell, Sarah G Dean
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors influencing general practitioners' (GPs') decisions about whether or not to remain in direct patient care in general practice and what might help to retain them in that role. DESIGN: Qualitative, in-depth, individual interviews exploring factors related to GPs leaving, remaining in and returning to direct patient care. SETTING: South West England, UK. PARTICIPANTS: 41 GPs: 7 retired; 8 intending to take early retirement; 11 who were on or intending to take a career break; 9 aged under 50 years who had left or were intending to leave direct patient care and 6 who were not intending to leave or to take a career break...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325536/autonomy-and-couples-joint-decision-making-in-healthcare
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Pauline E Osamor, Christine Grady
BACKGROUND: Respect for autonomy is a key principle in bioethics. However, respecting autonomy in practice is complex because most people define themselves and make decisions influenced by a complex network of social relationships. The extent to which individual autonomy operates for each partner within the context of decision-making within marital or similar relationships is largely unexplored. This paper explores issues related to decision-making by couples (couples' joint decision-making) for health care and the circumstances under which such a practice should be respected as compatible with autonomous decision-making...
January 11, 2018: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325518/experiences-of-gestational-diabetes-and-gestational-diabetes-care-a-focus-group-and-interview-study
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Judith Parsons, Katherine Sparrow, Khalida Ismail, Katharine Hunt, Helen Rogers, Angus Forbes
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an increasingly common condition of pregnancy. It is associated with adverse fetal, infant and maternal outcomes, as well as an increased risk of GDM in future pregnancies and type 2 diabetes for both mother and offspring. Previous studies have shown that GDM can result in an emotionally distressing pregnancy, but there is little research on the patient experience of GDM care, especially of a demographically diverse UK population. The aim of this research was to explore the experiences of GDM and GDM care for a group of women attending a large diabetes pregnancy unit in southeast London, UK, in order to improve care...
January 11, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325409/all-health-partnerships-great-and-small-comparing-mandated-with-emergent-health-partnerships-comment-on-evaluating-global-health-partnerships-a-case-study-of-a-gavi-hpv-vaccine-application-process-in-uganda
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Elaine Green, Dan Ritman, Graeme Chisholm
The plurality of healthcare providers and funders in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has given rise to an era in which health partnerships are becoming the norm in international development. Whether mandated or emergent, three common drivers are essential for ensuring successful health partnerships: trust; a diverse and inclusive network; and a clear governance structure. Mandated and emergent health partnerships operate as very different models and at different scales. However, there is potential for sharing and learning between these types of partnerships...
June 11, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325398/health-priorities-in-french-speaking-swiss-cantons
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Philippe Chastonay, Jean Simos, Nicolas Cantoreggi, Rudolf Zurkinden, Thomas Mattig
In Switzerland, the federal authorities, the cantons, and the communes share the responsibility of healthcare, disease prevention and health promotion policies. Yet, the cantons are in most health matters independent in their decisions, thus defining as a matter of fact their own health priorities. We examined and analysed the content of the disease prevention and health promotion plans elaborated during the last decade in six French-speaking cantons with different political contexts and resources, but quite similar population health data, in order to identify the set health priorities...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325012/systematic-review-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-transcatheter-interventions-for-valvular-heart-disease
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Gialama Fotini, Prezerakos Panagiotis, Apostolopoulos Vasilis, Nikolaos Maniadakis
Objectives: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) are increasingly used for managing patients with valvular heart disease to whom surgery presents a high-risk. As these are costly procedures, a systematic review of studies concerned with their economic assessment was undertaken. Methods: The search was performed in PubMed and the Cochrane Library and followed recommended methodological steps. Studies were screened and their data were retrieved and were synthesized using a narrative approach...
January 9, 2018: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322928/constraint-based-perturbation-analysis-with-cluster-newton-method-a-case-study-of-personalized-parameter-estimations-with-irinotecan-whole-body-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-model
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Shun Asami, Daisuke Kiga, Akihiko Konagaya
BACKGROUND: Drug development considering individual varieties among patients becomes crucial to improve clinical development success rates and save healthcare costs. As a useful tool to predict individual phenomena and correlations among drug characteristics and individual varieties, recently, whole-body physiologically based pharmacokinetic (WB- PBPK) models are getting more attention. WB-PBPK models generally have a lot of drug-related parameters that need to be estimated, and the estimations are difficult because the observed data are limited...
December 21, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322378/health-literacy-pain-intensity-and-pain-perception-in-patients-with-chronic-pain
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Philipp Johannes Köppen, Thomas Ernst Dorner, Katharina Viktoria Stein, Judit Simon, Richard Crevenna
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain poses a large burden for the healthcare system and the individuals concerned. The impact of health literacy (HL) on health status and health outcomes is receiving more and more attention. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of HL with chronic pain intensity and pain perception. METHODS: A total of 121 outpatients suffering from chronic pain (pain duration >3 months) were evaluated. The HL was measured using the health literacy screening questions...
January 10, 2018: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320915/healthcare-utilization-and-costs-associated-with-treatment-for-opioid-dependence
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Ankit Shah, Margaret Duncan, Nipun Atreja, Kei Sing Tai, Mugdha Gore
OBJECTIVE: Opioid use disorder (OUD) can be managed with medication assisted therapy (MAT) (methadone [MET], buprenorphine [BUP], or extended-release naltrexone [XR-NTX]) or counseling alone (non-pharmacological therapy [NPT]). The objective of this study was to evaluate healthcare resource utilization and costs associated with XR-NTX compared with alternative treatments for opioid dependence. METHODS: Adults with a diagnosis of opioid dependence who initiated treatment with XR-NTX, BUP, MET, or NPT between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014 were identified in the Truven Health MarketScan Commercial administrative claims database...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320539/the-impact-of-electronic-consultation-on-a-canadian-tertiary-care-pediatric-specialty-referral-system-a-prospective-single-center-observational-study
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Lillian Lai, Clare Liddy, Erin Keely, Amir Afkham, Julia Kurzawa, Nishard Abdeen, Tobey Audcent, Matthew Bromwich, Jason Brophy, Sasha Carsen, Annick Fournier, Leigh Fraser-Roberts, Hazen Gandy, Charles Hui, Donna Johnston, Kathryn Keely, Ken Kontio, Christine Lamontagne, Nathalie Major, Michael O'Connor, Dhenuka Radhakrishnan, Joe Reisman, Marjorie Robb, Lindy Samson, Erick Sell, William Splinter, Judy van Stralen, Sunita Venkateswaran, Kimmo Murto
BACKGROUND: Champlain BASE™ (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation) is a web-based asynchronous electronic communication service that allows primary-care- practitioners (PCPs) to submit "elective" clinical questions to a specialist. For adults, PCPs have reported improved access and timeliness to specialist advice, averted face-to-face specialist referrals in up to 40% of cases and high provider satisfaction. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the expansion of eConsult to a pediatric setting would result in similar measures of improved healthcare system process and high provider acceptance reported in adults...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320493/from-macro-to-microfactors-in-health-social-science-approaches-in-research-on-sexually-transmitted-infections
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Ruth Kutalek, Elena Jirovsky, Igor Grabovac
Ruth Kutalek and colleagues share their Perspective on Kipruto Chesang and colleagues' qualitative study of beliefs and practices among healthcare providers managing STIs in Kenya and discuss the value of this type of research for addressing biosocial challenges.
January 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319394/achieving-appropriate-gestational-weight-gain-the-role-of-healthcare-provider-advice
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Nicholas P Deputy, Andrea J Sharma, Shin Y Kim, Christine K Olson
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) revised gestational weight gain recommendations in 2009. We examined associations between healthcare provider advice about gestational weight gain and inadequate or excessive weight gain, stratified by prepregnancy body mass index category. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed cross-sectional data from women delivering full-term (37-42 weeks of gestation), singleton infants from four states that participated in the 2010-2011 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (unweighted n = 7125)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317276/accuracy-of-the-enhanced-liver-fibrosis-test-vs-fibrotest-elastography-and-indirect-markers-in-detection-of-advanced-fibrosis-in-patients-with-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Maja Thiele, Bjørn Stæhr Madsen, Janne Fuglsang Hansen, Sönke Detlefsen, Steen Antonsen, Aleksander Krag
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Alcohol is the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver-related mortality, but we lack serum markers to detect compensated disease. We compared the accuracy of the Enhanced Liver Fibrosis test (ELF), the FibroTest, liver stiffness measurements (made by transient elastography and 2-dimensional shear-wave elastography), and 6 indirect marker tests in detection of advanced liver fibrosis (Kleiner stage ≥F3). METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 10 liver fibrosis markers (patented and not), all performed on the same day...
January 6, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316937/estimate-of-incidence-and-cost-of-recreational-waterborne-illness-on-united-states-surface-waters
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Stephanie DeFlorio-Barker, Coady Wing, Rachael M Jones, Samuel Dorevitch
BACKGROUND: Activities such as swimming, paddling, motor-boating, and fishing are relatively common on US surface waters. Water recreators have a higher rate of acute gastrointestinal illness, along with other illnesses including respiratory, ear, eye, and skin symptoms, compared to non-water recreators. The quantity and costs of such illnesses are unknown on a national scale. METHODS: Recreational waterborne illness incidence and severity were estimated using data from prospective cohort studies of water recreation, reports of recreational waterborne disease outbreaks, and national water recreation statistics...
January 9, 2018: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315414/cost-effectiveness-research-in-neurosurgery-we-can-and-we-must
#20
Sherman C Stein
Rapid advancement of medical and surgical therapies, coupled with the recent preoccupation with limiting healthcare costs, makes a collision of the 2 objectives imminent. This article explains the value of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) in reconciling the 2 competing goals, and provides a brief introduction to evidence-based CEA techniques. The historical role of CEA in determining whether new neurosurgical strategies provide value for cost is summarized briefly, as are the limitations of the technique. Finally, the unique ability of the neurosurgical community to provide input to the CEA process is emphasized, as are the potential risks of leaving these important decisions in the hands of others...
January 5, 2018: Neurosurgery
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