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January 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089185/joint-replacement-volume-positively-correlates-with-improved-hospital-performance-on-centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services-quality-metrics
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Rachel A Sibley, Vanessa Charubhumi, Lorraine H Hutzler, Albit R Paoli, Joseph A Bosco
BACKGROUND: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is transitioning Medicare from a fee-for-service program into a value-based pay-for-performance program. In order to accomplish this goal, CMS initiated 3 programs that attempt to define quality and seek to reward high-performing hospitals and penalize poor-performing hospitals. These programs include (1) penalties for hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), (2) penalties for excess readmissions for certain conditions, and (3) performance on value-based purchasing (VBP)...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087554/how-prepared-are-uk-medical-graduates-for-practice-a-rapid-review-of-the-literature-2009-2014
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Lynn V Monrouxe, Lisa Grundy, Mala Mann, Zoe John, Eleni Panagoulas, Alison Bullock, Karen Mattick
OBJECTIVE: To understand how prepared UK medical graduates are for practice and the effectiveness of workplace transition interventions. DESIGN: A rapid review of the literature (registration #CRD42013005305). DATA SOURCES: Nine major databases (and key websites) were searched in two timeframes (July-September 2013; updated May-June 2014): CINAHL, Embase, Educational Resources Information Centre, Health Management Information Consortium, MEDLINE, MEDLINE in Process, PsycINFO, Scopus and Web of Knowledge...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074757/advanced-practice-nurse-transitional-care-model-promotes-healing-in-wound-care
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Carole Mackavey
: Optimally, transition in health care should be seamless and incorporate a well-thought-out patient-centered discharge plan; yet, many hospitalized patients are unprepared for discharge, thereby compromising patient safety and quality of care. Transition of care should include a broad range of time-limited services designed to ensure health care continuity to avoid poor outcomes among at-risk populations. This case study demonstrates that advanced practice nurses (APNs) are in the perfect position to bridge the existing gap, reduce readmissions, and improve patient health...
September 1, 2016: Care Management Journals: Journal of Case Management ; the Journal of Long Term Home Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073361/sustainability-of-health-information-systems-a-three-country-qualitative-study-in-southern-africa
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Corrina Moucheraud, Amee Schwitters, Chantelle Boudreaux, Denise Giles, Peter H Kilmarx, Ntolo Ntolo, Zwashe Bangani, Michael E St Louis, Thomas J Bossert
BACKGROUND: Health information systems are central to strong health systems. They assist with patient and program management, quality improvement, disease surveillance, and strategic use of information. Many donors have worked to improve health information systems, particularly by supporting the introduction of electronic health information systems (EHIS), which are considered more responsive and more efficient than older, paper-based systems. As many donor-driven programs are increasing their focus on country ownership, sustainability of these investments is a key concern...
January 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072926/relationship-between-marital-transitions-health-behaviors-and-health-indicators-of-postmenopausal-women-results-from-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Randa M Kutob, Nicole P Yuan, Betsy C Wertheim, David A Sbarra, Eric B Loucks, Rami Nassir, Gihan Bareh, Mimi M Kim, Linda G Snetselaar, Cynthia A Thomson
BACKGROUND: Historically, marital status has been associated with lower mortality and transitions into marriage were generally accompanied by improved health status. Conversely, divorce has been associated with increased mortality, possibly mediated by changes in health behaviors. METHODS: This study uses data from a prospective cohort of 79,094 postmenopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS) to examine the relationship between marital transition and health indicators (blood pressure, waist circumference, body mass index [BMI]) as well as health behaviors (diet pattern, alcohol use, physical activity, and smoking) in a sample of relatively healthy and employed women...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068242/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-preoperative-versus-postoperative-radiation-therapy-in-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Xuanlu M Qu, Alexander V Louie, Jonathan Ashman, Nabil Wasif
PURPOSE: Surgery combined with radiation therapy (RT) is the cornerstone of multidisciplinary management of extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Although RT can be given in either the preoperative or the postoperative setting with similar local recurrence and survival outcomes, the side effect profiles, costs, and long-term functional outcomes are different. The aim of this study was to use decision analysis to determine optimal sequencing of RT with surgery in patients with extremity STS...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060453/model-based-economic-evaluations-in-smoking-cessation-and-their-transferability-to-new-contexts-a-systematic-review
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Marrit L Berg, Kei Long Cheung, Mickaël Hiligsmann, Silvia Evers, Reina J A de Kinderen, Puttarin Kulchaitanaroaj, Subhash Pokhrel
AIMS: To identify different types of models used in economic evaluations of smoking cessation, analyse the quality of the included models examining their attributes and ascertain their transferability to a new context. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature on the economic evaluation of smoking cessation interventions published between 1996 and April 2015, identified via Medline, EMBASE, NHS EED, and HTA. Checklist-based quality of the included studies and transferability scores were based on European Network of Health Economic Evaluation Databases (EURONHEED) criteria...
January 6, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054410/betwixt-and-between-health-and-illness-women-s-narratives-following-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Rita Smith, Kate Frazer, Patricia Hall, Abbey Hyde, Laserina O'Connor
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular is the main cause of mortality in women. Treatment modalities have improved health outcomes and survival rates, however, quality of life and ongoing morbidity after discharge is not clearly understood from a gender specific perspective. This study investigated experiences of women with a diagnosis of ACS in the 6 to 8 week period following discharge from hospital. The aim was to report their experiences of the mediating impact of a newly-diagnosed disease. METHODS AND DESIGN: Thirty women participated in this case study; a within-case analysis followed by a cross-case analysis provided meticulous knowledge of each case...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041680/puberty-experiences-of-low-income-girls-in-the-united-states-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-literature-from-2000-to-2014
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Ann C Herbert, Ana Maria Ramirez, Grace Lee, Savannah J North, Melanie S Askari, Rebecca L West, Marni Sommer
PURPOSE: Puberty is a critical period of development that lays the foundation for future sexual and reproductive health. It is essential to learn about the puberty experiences of low-income girls in the United States given their increased vulnerability to negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes. To understand the present-day puberty experiences of this population, we conducted a qualitative systematic review. METHODS: We systematically searched the peer-reviewed literature published between 2000 and 2014 on the puberty experiences of low-income girls in the United States...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039800/back-to-the-future-a-practice-led-transition-program-from-assistant-in-nursing-to-enrolled-nurse
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Annette Faithfull-Byrne, Lorraine Thompson, Tony Welch, Moira Williamson, Keppel Schafer, Claire Hallinan
Continuing professional development is an essential element in professional nursing practice. In our Hospital and Health service, a gap in existing nursing pathways was identified for Assistants in Nursing (AINs), who wished to further their career in nursing and progress to Enrolled Nurse (EN). There is also little in the literature that addresses Assistants in Nursing wishing to progress their career to Enrolled Nurses. This article describes a quality improvement project designed to address this gap. The project was a collaborative venture between a Queensland Hospital and Health Service and an Institute of Tertiary and Further Education (TAFE)...
November 21, 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036283/cost-effectiveness-of-gefitinib-icotinib-and-pemetrexed-based-chemotherapy-as-first-line-treatments-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-china
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Shun Lu, Ming Ye, Lieming Ding, Fenlai Tan, Jie Fu, Bin Wu
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are becoming the standard treatment option for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring an EGFR mutation, but the economic impact of this practice is unclear, especially in a health resource-limited setting. A decision-analytic model was developed to simulate 21-day patient transitions in a 10-year time horizon. The health and economic outcomes of four first-line strategies (pemetrexed plus cisplatin [PC] alone, PC followed by maintenance with pemetrexed, or initial treatment with gefitinib or icotinib) among patients harboring EGFR mutations were estimated and assessed via indirect comparisons...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035842/clinical-and-cost-implications-of-beta-amyloid-detection-with-a%C3%AE-pet-imaging-in-early-alzheimer-s-disease-the-case-of-florbetapir
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John Hornberger, Jay Bae, Ian Watson, Joe Johnston, Michael Happich
OBJECTIVE: Amyloid-β (Aβ) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging helps estimate Aβ neuritic plaque density in patients with cognitive impairment who are under evaluation for Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study aims to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the Aβ-PET scan as an adjunct to standard diagnostic assessment for diagnosis of AD in France, using florbetapir as an example. METHODS: A state-transition probability analysis was developed adopting the French Health Technology Assessment (HTA) perspective per guidance...
December 30, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034562/improving-quality-of-life-and-decreasing-readmissions-in-heart-failure-patients-in-a-multidisciplinary-transition-to-care-clinic
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Charlene D Whitaker-Brown, Stephanie J Woods, Judith B Cornelius, Erik Southard, Sanjeev K Gulati
OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to pilot the feasibility and impact of a 4-week transition-to-care program on quality of life for heart failure patients. BACKGROUND: The transition from the acute care to the outpatient setting has been shown to be a critical time with heart failure patients. METHODS: A pre- and post-test design was used. Quality of Life, measured by the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire, and hospital readmissions were the outcomes...
December 26, 2016: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025820/adductor-canal-blocks-changing-practice-patterns-and-associated-quality-profile
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M M Masaracchia, M D Herrick, M J Barrington, P R Hartmann, B D Sites
BACKGROUND: Femoral nerve blocks have been the gold standard approach for post-operative analgesia following total knee arthroplasty; however, the adductor canal block has recently gained popularity due to less block-induced motor weakness. The primary aim of this time-series analysis was to identify whether regional anesthesia practice changes have occurred for total knee arthroplasty. Our secondary aim was to assess for possible associated changes in safety and quality. METHODS: Using a 20-member clinical registry, we examined the practice patterns and safety around the performance of adductor canal blocks for all total knee arthroplasties between 18 July 2011 to 9 October 2015...
December 26, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018283/curling-up-with-a-good-e-book-mother-child-shared-story-reading-on-screen-or-paper-affects-embodied-interaction-and-warmth
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Nicola Yuill, Alex F Martin
This study compared changes in cognitive, affective, and postural aspects of interaction during shared mother and child book reading on screen and on paper. Readers commonly express strong preferences for reading on paper, but several studies have shown marginal, if any, effects of text medium on cognitive outcomes such as recall. Shared reading with a parent is an engaging, affective and embodied experience across time, as well as a cognitive task, so it is important to understand how paper vs. screen affects broader aspects of these shared experiences...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003282/a-systematic-review-on-the-effect-of-the-organisation-of-hospital-discharge-on-patient-health-outcomes
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Bérengère Couturier, Fabrice Carrat, Gilles Hejblum
OBJECTIVE: The transition from hospital to home represents a key step in the management of patients and several problems related to this transition may arise, with potential adverse effects on patient health after discharge. The purpose of our study was to explore the association between components of the hospital discharge process including subsequent continuity of care and patient outcomes in the post-discharge period. DESIGN: Systematic review of observational and interventional studies...
December 21, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002636/caregiver-mediated-exercises-for-improving-outcomes-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Judith Dm Vloothuis, Marijn Mulder, Janne M Veerbeek, Manin Konijnenbelt, Johanna Ma Visser-Meily, Johannes Cf Ket, Gert Kwakkel, Erwin Eh van Wegen
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability in adults. Several systematic reviews have shown that a higher intensity of training can lead to better functional outcomes after stroke. Currently, the resources in inpatient settings are not always sufficient and innovative methods are necessary to meet these recommendations without increasing healthcare costs. A resource efficient method to augment intensity of training could be to involve caregivers in exercise training. A caregiver-mediated exercise programme has the potential to improve outcomes in terms of body function, activities, and participation in people with stroke...
December 21, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000167/cost-effectiveness-of-different-strategies-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-after-total-hip-replacement-in-china
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Xiaoyu Yan, Xiaohua Gu, Zhenxing Xu, Houweng Lin, Bin Wu
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of rivaroxaban and apixaban versus enoxaparin for the universal prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and associated long-term complications in Chinese patients after total hip replacement (THR). METHODS: A decision model, which included both acute VTE (represented as a decision tree) and the long-term complications of VTE (represented as a Markov model), was developed to assess the economic outcomes of the three prophylactic strategies for Chinese patients after THR...
December 20, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000061/depression-during-the-menopause-transition-impact-on-quality-of-life-social-adjustment-and-disability
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Bathsheba A Wariso, Gioia M Guerrieri, Karla Thompson, Deloris E Koziol, Nazli Haq, Pedro E Martinez, David R Rubinow, Peter J Schmidt
The impact of depression on quality of life (QOL) and social support has neither been well characterized in clinical samples of women with perimenopausal depression (PMD) nor have the relative contributions of depression and other menopausal symptoms (e.g., hot flushes) to declining QOL been clarified. In this study, we compared QOL measures, social support, and functional disability in PMD and non-depressed perimenopausal women. We evaluated women aged 40-60 years who presented with menstrual cycle irregularity, elevated plasma FSH levels, and met criteria for perimenopause...
December 21, 2016: Archives of Women's Mental Health
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