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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899434/effective-delivery-of-social-and-behavior-change-communication-through-a-care-group-model-in-a-supplementary-feeding-program
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Lauren Wilner, Devika J Suri, Breanne K Langlois, Shelley Marcus Walton, Beatrice Lorge Rogers
BACKGROUND: In 2014, an intervention aimed at increasing the oil in corn soy blend (CSB) porridge prepared by caregivers of children with moderate acute malnutrition was implemented in Southern Malawi. This analysis describes the flow of key messages delivered through the Care Group model during this intervention. METHODS: The intervention provided a supplementary food ration of CSB and oil and used a Care Group model in which healthcare workers were trained to deliver social and behavior change communication (SBCC) to care group volunteers who then delivered messages to caregivers of beneficiary children...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890899/overcoming-the-challenges-in-implementing-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-prevention-programs-can-decrease-the-burden-on-healthcare-costs-in-the-united-states
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REVIEW
Kritika Subramanian, Inuka Midha, Vijaya Chellapilla
Theoretically, identifying prediabetics would reduce the diabetic burden on the American healthcare system. As we expect the prevalence rate of prediabetes to continue increasing, we wonder if there is a better way of managing prediabetics and reducing the economic cost on the healthcare system. To do so, understanding the demographics and behavioral factors of known prediabetics was important. For this purpose, responses of prediabetic/borderline diabetes patients from the most recent publicly available 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey were analyzed...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890896/informing-nutrition-care-in-the-antenatal-period-pregnant-women-s-experiences-and-need-for-support
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Khlood Bookari, Heather Yeatman, Moira Williamson
This study aimed to provide insights into Australian women's experiences in gaining nutrition information during pregnancy. Individual semistructured telephone interviews were conducted with 17 pregnant (across all trimesters) and 9 postpartum women in five Australian states. Data were transcribed and analysed using inductive thematic analysis. Women valued nutrition information, actively sought it, and passively received it mainly from three sources: healthcare providers (HCPs), media, and their social networks...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870183/differences-in-drug-use-between-men-and-women-an-italian-cross-sectional-study
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Daria Putignano, Dario Bruzzese, Valentina Orlando, Denise Fiorentino, Alessia Tettamanti, Enrica Menditto
BACKGROUND: Drugs are the most important treatment option for most diseases, and the majority of medical consultations result in a prescription. Women and men receive different drug prescriptions and differ in therapeutic response to pharmacological therapy. This disparity is due to biological factors (sex differences) or/and behavior, lifestyle and life experience (gender differences). Sex differences in drug use have been demonstrated in several therapeutic areas; however, there is a lack of overviews on sex and gender differences of drug use in an entire population...
September 5, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860840/influence-of-organizational-culture-on-provider-adherence-to-the-diabetic-clinical-practice-guideline-using-the-competing-values-framework-in-palestinian-primary-healthcare-centers
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Mahmoud Radwan, Ali Akbari Sari, Arash Rashidian, Amirhossein Takian, Sanaa Abou-Dagga, Aymen Elsous
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a serious chronic disease and an important public health issue. This study aimed to identify the predominant culture within the Palestinian Primary Healthcare Centers of the Ministry of Health (PHC-MoH) and the Primary Healthcare Centers of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (PHC-UNRWA) by using the competing values framework (CVF) and examining its influence on the adherence to the Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for DM...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845827/non-conventional-practice-versus-evidence-based-medicine-a-scientific-and-ethical-analysis-of-the-italian-regulation
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Sara Patuzzo, Rosagemma Ciliberti
BACKGROUND: The current lack of scientific validation of non-conventional treatments in medicine, whose epistemological foundations lie in scientific evidence and experimentation, raises significant questions regarding the costs and benefits of alternative-treatment forms. Nonetheless, in the last few decades non-conventional treatments have been increasingly recognised by the Italian medical profession, with one regional healthcare administration adopting some non-conventional practices as part of its conventional healthcare services...
August 23, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817299/how-do-medicare-advantage-beneficiary-payments-vary-with-tenure
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Paul D Jacobs, Eamon Molloy
OBJECTIVES: To compare how premiums and expected out-of-pocket medical costs (OOPC) vary with the length of time Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries have been enrolled in their plans. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive and fixed effects regression analyses. METHODS: Using linked administrative enrollment and plan data, we compared the costs of the MA plans that beneficiaries chose with the costs of other plans available to them. We show predicted values adjusted for age, gender, race/ethnicity, disability, individual health risk, presence of mental health diagnoses, health plan quality, relative size of the plan's provider network, and the number of years continuously enrolled in the same plan...
June 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816522/the-intertwined-relationship-between-patient-education-hospital-waiting-times-and-hospital-utilization
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Maike Schulz
Background Hospital waiting times are established instruments to ration healthcare when resources are scarce. However, higher educated patients may be better able to influence access to, and exit from, hospital care when waiting times are long. Methods Based on a representative sample of 11 European countries from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) collected in 2004/2005, this paper investigates whether the relationship between individual educational background and hospital utilization depends on the prevalent hospital waiting times in a country...
January 1, 2017: Health Services Management Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814373/convenience-quality-and-choice-patient-and-service-provider-perspectives-for-treating-primary-care-complaints-in-urgent-care-settings
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David Sturgeon
AIM: To investigate why patients chose to attend two, nurse-led, minor injury units (MIUs) to access primary healthcare services rather than attend their GP practice. BACKGROUND: Since the 1980's, healthcare organisations in the UK and elsewhere have implemented an increasingly consumer-orientated model of healthcare provision. As a result, patients with non-urgent presentations are attending Emergency Departments (EDs) and other urgent care facilities in growing numbers...
August 14, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812841/university-of-global-health-equity-s-contribution-to-the-reduction-of-education-and-health-services-rationing
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EDITORIAL
Agnes Binagwaho
The inadequate supply of health workers and demand-side barriers due to clinical practice that heeds too little attention to cultural context are serious obstacles to achieving universal health coverage and the fulfillment of the human rights to health, especially for the poor and vulnerable living in remote rural areas. A number of strategies have been deployed to increase both the supply of healthcare workers and the demand for healthcare services. However, more can be done to improve service delivery as well as mitigate the geographic inequalities that exist in this field...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799226/educational-intervention-on-medication-reviews-aiming-to-reduce-acute-healthcare-consumption-in-elderly-patients-with-potentially-inappropriate-medicines-a-pragmatic-open-label-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-in-primary-care
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K Schmidt-Mende, M Andersen, B Wettermark, J Hasselström
PURPOSE: Potentially inappropriate medicines (PIMs) may cause 10% of unplanned admissions in elderly people. We performed an educational intervention in primary care to reduce acute health care consumption and PIMs through the promotion of medication reviews (MRs) in elderly patients. METHODS: This cluster-randomized controlled trial was conducted in the context of an official campaign promoting rational drug use in elderly people. Sixty-nine primary health care practices with 119,910 patients aged older than or equal to 65 were randomized, with 1 dropout in the intervention group...
August 11, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795061/a-multi-agent-based-approach-for-prehospital-emergency-management
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Reza Safdari, Jaleh Shoshtarian Malak, Niloofar Mohammadzadeh, Azimeh Danesh Shahraki
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate an architecture to automate the prehospital emergency process to categorize the specialized care according to the situation at the right time for reducing the patient mortality and morbidity. METHODS: Prehospital emergency process were analyzed using existing prehospital management systems, frameworks and the extracted process were modeled using sequence diagram in Rational Rose software. System main agents were identified and modeled via component diagram, considering the main system actors and by logically dividing business functionalities, finally the conceptual architecture for prehospital emergency management was proposed...
July 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789580/a-potential-benefit-from-infectious-disease-specialist-and-stationary-ward-in-rational-antibiotic-therapy-of-complicated-skin-and-skin-structure-infections
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Iiro H Jääskeläinen, Lars Hagberg, Tommy Schyman, Asko Järvinen
BACKGROUND: Management practices of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) were compared between two areas with similar healthcare structure and low prevalence of antimicrobial resistance. METHODS: The high affinity to public health-care in the Nordic countries enabled population-based approach used in this retrospective study. The study population (n = 460) consisted of all adult residents from Helsinki (Finland) and Gothenburg (Sweden) treated in hospital due to cSSSI during 2008-2011...
August 8, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774161/suggestions-on-improvement-of-infectious-disease-law-and-regulations
#14
Mijeong Park
Purpose: The study's perspective is through examining an enactment for the New amendment for legislation, to make proposals for a more rational and concrete basis in the interpretation and application of the Korean legal regime in global infectious disease emergency situations. Methods: The Republic of Korea reported its first laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) on 20 May 2015. Since the first index case, Korean public health authorities enforced many public health measures that were not authorized in the law...
July 25, 2017: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756056/healthcare-costs-related-to-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-among-veterans-with-cirrhosis-in-the-united-states
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David E Kaplan, Michael K Chapko, Rajni Mehta, Feng Dai, Melissa Skanderson, Ayse Aytaman, Michelle Baytarian, Kathryn D'Addeo, Rena Fox, Kristel Hunt, Christine Pocha, Adriana Valderrama, Tamar H Taddei
BACKGROUND & AIMS: It is important to quantify medical costs associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the incidence of which is rapidly increasing in the United States, for development of rational healthcare policies related to liver cancer surveillance and treatment of chronic liver disease. We aimed to comprehensively quantify healthcare costs for HCC among patients with cirrhosis in an integrated health system and develop a model for predicting costs that is based on clinically relevant variables...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752830/healthcare-associated-infection-good-practices-knowledge-and-the-locus-of-control-in-heatlhcare-professionals
#16
Chiara Taffurelli, Alfonso Sollami, Carmen Camera, Francesca Federa, Annise Grandi, Marcella Marino, Tiziano Marrosu, Leopoldo Sarli
BACKGROUND AND AIM:   The incidence of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) is an important indicator of the quality of care. The behaviors associated with the prevention of infections are not only supported by rational knowledge or motivation, but are mediated by social, emotional and often stereotyped behaviors. The awarness of the good practices related to HAI, may be a factor. Other studies, identify how the perception of the problem in healthcare professionals is often influenced by a tendency towards an external Locus of Control: the patient, the family, the other wards, other care settings...
July 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736390/-side-effects-are-central-effects-that-challenge-retention-in-hiv-treatment-programmes-in-six-sub-saharan-african-countries-a-multicountry-qualitative-study
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Jenny Renju, Mosa Moshabela, Estelle McLean, William Ddaaki, Morten Skovdal, Fred Odongo, Dominic Bukenya, Joyce Wamoyi, Oliver Bonnington, Janet Seeley, Basia Zaba, Alison Wringe
OBJECTIVES: To explore the bodily and relational experience of taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) and the subsequent effect on retention in HIV care in six sub-Saharan African countries. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 130 people living with HIV (PLHIV) who had initiated ART, 38 PLHIV who were lost to follow-up and 53 healthcare workers (HCWs) in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa. PLHIV were purposely selected to include a range of HIV treatment histories...
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730671/many-faces-of-rationality-implications-of-the-great-rationality-debate-for-clinical-decision-making
#18
Benjamin Djulbegovic, Shira Elqayam
Given that more than 30% of healthcare costs are wasted on inappropriate care, suboptimal care is increasingly connected to the quality of medical decisions. It has been argued that personal decisions are the leading cause of death, and 80% of healthcare expenditures result from physicians' decisions. Therefore, improving healthcare necessitates improving medical decisions, ie, making decisions (more) rational. Drawing on writings from The Great Rationality Debate from the fields of philosophy, economics, and psychology, we identify core ingredients of rationality commonly encountered across various theoretical models...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726737/respiratory-tract-infections-and-the-role-of-biologically-active-polysaccharides-in-their-management-and-prevention
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REVIEW
Milos Jesenak, Ingrid Urbancikova, Peter Banovcin
Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are the most common form of infections in every age category. Recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs), a specific form of RTIs, represent a typical and common problem associated with early childhood, causing high indirect and direct costs on the healthcare system. They are usually the consequence of immature immunity in children and high exposure to various respiratory pathogens. Their rational management should aim at excluding other severe chronic diseases associated with increased morbidity (e...
July 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715605/how-to-select-a-nanosimilar
#20
Alain Astier, Amy Barton Pai, Marco Bissig, Daan J A Crommelin, Beat Flühmann, Jean-Daniel Hecq, Josefien Knoeff, Hans-Peter Lipp, Alberto Morell-Baladrón, Stefan Mühlebach
Nanomedicines in the class of nonbiological complex drugs (NBCDs) are becoming increasingly available. Up to 23 nanomedicines have been approved, and approximately 50 are in clinical development. Meanwhile, the first nanosimilars have entered the market through the generic approval pathway, but clinical differences have been observed. Many healthcare professionals may be unaware of this issue and must be informed of these clinically relevant variances. This article provides a tool for rational decision making for the inclusion of nanomedicines into the hospital formulary, including defined criteria for evaluation of substitutability or interchangeability...
July 17, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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