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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730066/-these-are-not-luxuries-it-is-essential-for-access-to-life-disability-related-out-of-pocket-costs-as-a-driver-of-economic-vulnerability-in-south-africa
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Jill Hanass-Hancock, Siphumelele Nene, Nicola Deghaye, Simmi Pillay
BACKGROUND: With the dawn of the new sustainable development goals, we face not only a world that has seen great successes in alleviating poverty but also a world that has left some groups, such as persons with disabilities, behind. Middle-income countries (MICs) are home to a growing number of persons with disabilities. As these countries strive to achieve the new goals, we have ample opportunity to include persons with disabilities in the emerging poverty alleviation strategies. However, a lack of data and research on the linkages between economic vulnerability and disability in MICs hampers our understanding of the factors increasing economic vulnerability in people with disabilities...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727213/farming-and-incidence-of-motor-neuron-disease-french-nationwide-study
#2
S Kab, F Moisan, A Elbaz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The association of farming with motor neuron disease (MND) is unclear, with conflicting studies. We performed a French nationwide study of the association of farming with MND incidence, and compared findings with those for Parkinson's disease (PD), which has been shown to be more frequent in farmers. METHODS: We used the French national health insurance and hospital discharge databases to identify MND/PD incident cases. The Mutualité Sociale Agricole (MSA) guarantees health insurance for farmers and agricultural workers...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720203/the-personal-and-professional-face-of-the-basque-urologist-jos%C3%A3-juli%C3%A3-n-guim%C3%A3-n-rezola-1898-1980
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J C Angulo
OBJECTIVE: To understand certain outstanding aspects of the life of the Basque surgeon and urologist Julián Guimón Rezola. His personal and bibliographic documentary legacy helps reconstruct his works and personal character. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analysed the written works of Julián Guimón Rezola and a collection of documents, letters, photographs, illustrations and objects from his personal and professional life, accessed through his family. We analysed the content of the author's main publications and related the documents to historic facts...
July 15, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714499/governance-and-purchasing-function-under-social-health-insurance-in-nepal-looking-back-and-moving-forward
#4
V P Sapkota, U P Bhusal
Nepal is pursuing Social Health Insurance as a way of mobilizing revenues to achieve Universal Health Coverage. The Social Health Insurance governance encourages service providers to maintain quality and efficiency in services provision by practicing strategic purchasing. Social Health Security Programme is a social protection program which aspires to achieve the goals of Social Health Insurance. Social Health Security Development Committee needs to consider following experiences to function as a strategic purchaser...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709405/rehabilitation-access-and-effectiveness-for-persons-with-back-pain-the-protocol-of-a-cohort-study-rehab-bp-drks00011554
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Matthias Bethge, Kerstin Mattukat, David Fauser, Wilfried Mau
BACKGROUND: Back pain is one of the most common chronic diseases in Germany and has a major impact on work ability and social participation. The German Pension Insurance (GPI) is the main provider of medical rehabilitation to improve work ability and prevent disability pensions in Germany. However, over half of the persons granted a disability pension have never used a medical rehabilitation service. Furthermore, evidence on the effects of medical rehabilitation in Germany is inconclusive...
July 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708666/socioeconomic-deprivation-and-utilization-of-anesthetic-care-during-pregnancy-and-delivery-a-french-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Elie Kantor, Jean Guglielminotti, Elie Azria, Dominique Luton, Mandelbrot Laurent, Oury Jean-François, Dominique Mahieu-Caputo, Philippe Ravaud, Candice Estellat
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic deprivation is associated with reduced use of antenatal resources and poor maternal outcomes with pregnancy. Research examining the association between socioeconomic deprivation and use of obstetric anesthesia care in a country providing universal health coverage is scarce. We hypothesized that in a country providing universal health coverage, France, socioeconomic deprivation is not associated with reduced use of anesthetic care during pregnancy and delivery...
July 13, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707172/long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Piotr K Kowalewski, Robert Olszewski, Maciej S Walędziak, Michał R Janik, Andrzej Kwiatkowski, Natalia Gałązka-Świderek, Krzysztof Cichoń, Jakub Brągoszewski, Krzysztof Paśnik
INTRODUCTION: Sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the most popular bariatric procedures. We present our long-term results regarding weight loss, comorbidities, and gastric reflux disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We identified patients who underwent LSG in our institution between 2006 and 2009. We revised the data, and the patients with outdated contact details were tracked with the national health insurance database and social media (facebook). Each of the identified patients was asked to complete an online or telephone survey covering, among others, their weight and comorbidities...
July 13, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706097/changes-in-psychosocial-and-physical-working-conditions-and-psychotropic-medication-in-ageing-public-sector-employees-a-record-linkage-follow-up-study
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Anne Kouvonen, Minna Mänty, Tea Lallukka, Olli Pietiläinen, Eero Lahelma, Ossi Rahkonen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether changes in psychosocial and physical working conditions are associated with subsequent psychotropic medication in ageing employees. METHODS: Data were from the Helsinki Health Study, a cohort study of Finnish municipal employees, aged 40-60 years at phase 1 (2000-2002). Changes in psychosocial and physical working conditions were measured between phase 1 and phase 2 (2007). Survey data were longitudinally linked to data on prescribed, reimbursed psychotropic medication purchases (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical) obtained from the registers of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland between the phase 2 survey and December 2013 (N=3587; 80% women)...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705192/medical-condition-and-care-of-undocumented-migrants-in-ambulatory-clinics-in-tel-aviv-israel-assessing-unmet-needs
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Zohar Mor, Yuval Raveh, Ido Lurie, Alex Leventhal, Roni Gamzu, Nadav Davidovitch, Orel Benari, Itamar Grotto
BACKGROUND: Approximately 150,000 undocumented migrants (UM) who are medically uninsured reside in Israel, including ~50,000 originating from the horn of Africa (MHA). Free medical-care is provided by two walk-in clinics in Tel-Aviv. This study aims to compare the medical complaints of UM from different origins, define their community health needs and assess gaps between medical needs and available services. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included a random sample of 610 UM aged 18-64 years, who were treated in these community clinics between 2008 and 2011...
July 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699942/hospital-level-factors-associated-with-pediatric-emergency-department-return-visits
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Zachary Pittsenbarger, Cary Thurm, Mark Neuman, Sandra Spencer, Harold Simon, Craig Gosdin, Samir Shah, Richard McClead, Anne Stack, Elizabeth Alpern
BACKGROUND: Return visits (RVs) and RVs with admission (RVAs) are commonly used emergency department quality measures. Visit- and patient-level factors, including several social determinants of health, have been associated with RV rates, but hospital-specific factors have not been studied. OBJECTIVE: To identify what hospital-level factors correspond with high RV and RVA rates. SETTING: Multicenter mixed-methods study of hospital characteristics associated with RV and RVA rates...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699410/a-patient-s-perspective-of-chronic-pain
#11
Sara G Nadler
Sara Gilbert Nadler speaks to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Sara has obtained a Bachelor's Degree and Master's in social work. Her field of practice in social work has been in the field of medical social work. Sara has worked in the field of medical social work for over 20 years; her work has spanned from acute care hospitals to skilled nursing facilities. Her professional responsibilities include case management, discharge planning, financial management, counselling patients and their families in regard to their medical conditions as well as making referrals to home care agencies and other care providers if necessary...
July 12, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696906/assessment-of-recent-hiv-testing-among-older-adults-in-the-united-states
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Yuqi Guo, Omar T Sims
Older adults are the fastest growing segment of people living with HIV, and unfortunately many are unaware of their HIV status. Many providers are reluctant to ask older adults about their sexual histories, evaluate their risk factors, and test for HIV, and older adults have low perception of HIV risk. Using data from the 2013 to 2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, this study assessed the prevalence of recent HIV testing among older adults in the United States (n = 1,056) and identified predictors and barriers to recent HIV testing...
July 11, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688917/real-world-economic-burden-associated-with-transplant-related-complications
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M A Perales, M Bonafede, Q Cai, P M Garfin, D McMorrow, N C Josephson, A Richhariya
Approximately 20,000 hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) procedures are performed in the US annually. Real-world evidence on the costs associated with post-transplant complications are limited. Patients with hematologic malignancies aged ≥18 years undergoing auto-HCT or allo-HCT between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2014 were identified in the Truven Health MarketScan(®) Research Databases. Patients were required to have 12 months of continuous medical and pharmacy enrollment pre- and post-HCT with the exception that patients with evidence of inpatient death within 12 months post-HCT were also included...
July 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687531/informing-the-development-of-a-mobile-phone-hiv-testing-intervention-intentions-to-use-specific-hiv-testing-approaches-among-young-black-transgender-women-and-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Beryl A Koblin, Vijay Nandi, Sabina Hirshfield, Mary Ann Chiasson, Donald R Hoover, Leo Wilton, DaShawn Usher, Victoria Frye
BACKGROUND: Regular human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing of persons at risk is critical to HIV prevention. Infrequent HIV testing and late diagnosis of HIV infection have been observed among young black men who have sex with men (MSM) and transwomen (transgender women)-two groups overrepresented in the HIV epidemic. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to inform the development of a brief mobile phone intervention to increase HIV testing among young black MSM and transwomen by providing a tailored recommendation of an optimal HIV testing approach...
July 7, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685909/multisite-musculoskeletal-pain-in-adolescence-as-a-predictor-of-medical-and-social-welfare-benefits-in-young-adulthood-the-norwegian-arctic-adolescent-health-cohort-study
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C Eckhoff, B Straume, S Kvernmo
BACKGROUND: Pain in adolescence is associated with mental health problems, the main reason for work disability in young adults. This study explores the relationship between multisite musculoskeletal pain in adolescence and later medical (sickness and medical rehabilitation benefits) and social welfare benefits, adjusted for sociodemographic, adolescent psychosocial and mental health problems. METHODS: Data were obtained by linkage between the National Insurance Registry (2003-11) and the Norwegian Arctic Adolescent Health Study, a school-based survey in North Norway (2003-05), accepted by 3987 fifteen- to sixteen-year-olds (68% of the total population)...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684025/statutory-health-insurance-in-germany-a-health-system-shaped-by-135-years-of-solidarity-self-governance-and-competition
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Reinhard Busse, Miriam Blümel, Franz Knieps, Till Bärnighausen
Bismarck's Health Insurance Act of 1883 established the first social health insurance system in the world. The German statutory health insurance system was built on the defining principles of solidarity and self-governance, and these principles have remained at the core of its continuous development for 135 years. A gradual expansion of population and benefits coverage has led to what is, in 2017, universal health coverage with a generous benefits package. Self-governance was initially applied mainly to the payers (the sickness funds) but was extended in 1913 to cover relations between sickness funds and doctors, which in turn led to the right for insured individuals to freely choose their health-care providers...
July 3, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683379/work-related-illness-work-related-accidents-and-lack-of-social-security-in-colombia
#17
María Teresa Buitrago Echeverri, César Ernesto Abadía-Barrero, Consuelo Granja Palacios
The impacts of neoliberal or market-based social security reforms in health have been extensively studied. How such reforms transformed employment-related insurance and entitlements, however, has received significantly less attention. This study aims to understand how the employment insurance system operates in Colombia and to assess how the experience of workers seeking social security entitlements relates to the system's structure. We conducted an ethnographic study of the Colombian Occupational Risk System between May 2014 and March 2016, with two main components: 1) analysis of the system itself through in-depth interviews with 32 people working in leadership positions and a systematic review of the system's most important legislation, and 2) a study of people who experienced problems receiving entitlements and were challenging the assessment of their work-related illness or accident...
June 23, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677991/purpose-in-life-and-positive-health-outcomes-among-older-adults
#18
Shirley Musich, Shaohung S Wang, Sandra Kraemer, Kevin Hawkins, Ellen Wicker
Purpose in life (PIL) is conceptualized as having goals, a sense of direction, and a feeling that there is meaning to present and past life. PIL has been associated with positive health outcomes among older adults, including fewer chronic conditions, less disability, and reduced mortality. The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of PIL among AARP Medicare Supplement insureds, identify associated characteristics, and measure impact on selected health outcomes. In 2016, surveys were sent to a random stratified sample; PIL was measured using a 7-item scale with 5 responses...
July 5, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673360/how-great-is-the-medical-burden-of-disease-on-the-aged-research-based-on-system-of-health-account-2011
#19
Wenjuan Duan, Ang Zheng, Xin Mu, Mingyang Li, Chunli Liu, Wenzhong Huang, Xin Wang
BACKGROUND: The aging of population and the burden of disease among the aged have become one of the hot topics in the international health, and also brought tremendous pressure in the development of health service. METHODS: A total of 1,377,681 patients aged 65 years and over were collected with multistage stratified cluster random sampling in 252 medical institutions in Liaoning China, and "System of Health Account 2011" was conducted to analyze the expenditure of disease for the elderly...
July 3, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667825/heavy-alcohol-consumption-increases-the-risk-of-active-tuberculosis-in-taiwanese-adults-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#20
Yung-Feng Yen, Hsiao-Yun Hu, Ya-Ling Lee, Po-Wen Ku, Pei-Hung Chuang, Yun-Ju Lai, Dachen Chu
AIMS: To investigate the impact of alcohol exposure on tuberculosis (TB) development in Taiwanese adults. DESIGN: Participants from the Taiwan National Health Interview Survey. Alcohol consumption and other covariates were collected by in-person interviews at baseline. Incident cases of active TB were identified from the National Health Insurance database. A multivariable Cox regression model was used to estimate the association between alcohol consumption and active TB, with adjustment for age, sex, smoking, socioeconomic status, and other covariates...
July 1, 2017: Addiction
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