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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221297/current-status-of-asthma-care-in-south-korea-nationwide-the-health-insurance-review-and-assessment-service-database
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Joon Young Choi, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Jae Ha Lee, Kwang Ha Yoo, Bo Yeon Kim, Hye Won Bae, Young Kyoon Kim, Chin Kook Rhee
Background: Quality control is important for patients with asthma because of its prevalence and because the social burden is substantial. This study analyzed the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) database to assess asthma quality control in South Korea. Methods: We investigated the HIRA nationwide database for reimbursed insurance claims from all medical institutions in South Korea from July 2013 to June 2014. The number of patients with asthma were evaluated and the medical institutions were categorized by type of medical institution...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217954/the-barriers-to-achieve-financial-protection-in-iranian-health-system-a-qualitative-study-in-a-developing-country
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Seyran Naghdi, Tayebeh Moradi, Fateh Tavangar, Giti Bahrami, Mohammadi Shahboulaghi, Hesam Ghiasvand
Background: The move to universal health coverage and consequently health promotion is influenced by political, socio-economic and other contextual factors in a country. Iran, as a developing country with an upper-middle national income, has developed policies to achieve universal health coverage through financial protection. This study aims to investigate barriers to develop financial protection as a requirement to achieve universal health coverage. Materials and Methods: This qualitative study was conducted using 20 in-depth interviews with experts in social welfare, health insurance and financing...
September 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211158/continuous-cash-benefit-bcp-for-disabled-individuals-access-barriers-and-intersectoral-gaps
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Jeni Vaitsman, Lenaura de Vasconcelos Costa Lobato
The 1988 Constitution approved the Continuous Cash Benefit (BCP) directed to elders and disabled persons with a household per capita income of 25% of the minimum wage, and around 4 million people received this benefit in 2015. The design of BPC for disabled persons involves organizations of social security, social welfare and health. This paper discusses how some intersectoral coordination mechanisms gaps between these areas produce access barriers to potential beneficiaries. Results stem from a qualitative study performed with physicians, administrative staff and social workers from the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) and of the Social Welfare Reference Center (CRAS) in three municipalities of different Brazilian regions...
November 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208253/socioeconomic-psychosocial-and-behavioral-characteristics-of-patients-hospitalized-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Matthew E Dupre, Alicia Nelson, Scott M Lynch, Bradi B Granger, Hanzhang Xu, Erik Churchill, Janese M Willis, Lesley H Curtis, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have drawn attention to nonclinical factors to better understand disparities in the development, treatment and prognosis of patients with cardiovascular disease. However, there has been limited research describing the nonclinical characteristics of patients hospitalized for cardiovascular care. METHODS: Data for this study come from 520 patients admitted to the Duke Heart Center from January 1, 2015 through January 10, 2017. Electronic medical records and a standardized survey administered before discharge were used to ascertain detailed information on patients' demographic (age, sex, race, marital status and living arrangement), socioeconomic (education, employment and health insurance), psychosocial (health literacy, health self-efficacy, social support, stress and depressive symptoms) and behavioral (smoking, drinking and medication adherence) attributes...
December 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205016/pediatric-ocular-disorders-and-visual-handicap-in-finland-what-do-the-registers-tell
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Mika Gissler, Matti Ojamo, Annukka Ritvanen, Hannu Uusitalo
INTRODUCTION: There is no published data from the last few years on the frequency of pediatric ocular disorders and visual handicap in Finland. METHODS: We surveyed the registers of THL (National Institute for Health and Welfare) and statistics of Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland). RESULTS: The majority of visual defects are neurologic or congenital. Retinopathic lesions were reported in 11% of small premature infants. In the years from 1993 to 2011, significant abnormalities of the eye or its accessory organs were on the average registered annually in 94 liveborn infants, and the number of corresponding cancers was less than five...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204842/the-role-of-social-context-in-racial-disparities-in-self-rated-health
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Caryn N Bell, Roland J Thorpe, Thomas A LaVeist
Race disparities in self-rated health in the USA are well-documented, such that African Americans rate their health more poorly than whites. However, after adjusting for health status, socioeconomic status (SES), and health behaviors, residual race differences are observed. This suggests the importance of unmeasured variables. Because African Americans and whites tend to live in differing social contexts, it is possible that accounting for social and environmental conditions may reduce racial disparities in self-rated health...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204665/-cochlear-implants-in-the-social-courts
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A Lottner, H Iro, A Schützenberger, U Hoppe
BACKGROUND: Since the indication for receiving a cochlear implant (CI) has widened (single-sided deafness [SSD], electric acoustic stimulation [EAS], bilateral CI, CI for long-term deafness), more and more patients come into consideration for such a treatment. Hence, disputes increasingly arise between patients and their insurance companies concerning the question of whether surgery and follow-up treatment have to be paid for by statutory health insurance. OBJECTIVE: This work provides an overview of judgments rendered by the German social courts...
December 4, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202843/socioeconomic-inequalities-of-outpatient-and-inpatient-service-utilization-in-china-personal-and-regional-perspectives
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Dawei Zhu, Na Guo, Jian Wang, Stephen Nicholas, Li Chen
BACKGROUND: China's health system has shown remarkable progress in health provision and health outcomes in recent decades, however inequality in health care utilization persists and poses a serious social problem. While government pro-poor health policies addressed affordability as the major obstacle to equality in health care access, this policy direction deserves further examination. Our study examines the issue of health care inequalities in China, analyzing both regional and individual socioeconomic factors associated with the inequality, and provides evidence to improve governmental health policies...
December 4, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202651/why-equity-in-health-and-in-access-to-health-care-are-elusive-insights-from-canada-and-south-africa
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Solomon Benatar, Terrence Sullivan, Adalsteinn Brown
Health and access to health care vary strikingly across the globe, and debates about this have been pervasive and controversial. Some comparative data in Canada and South Africa illustrate the complexity of achieving greater equity anywhere, even in a wealthy country like Canada. Potential bi-directional lessons relevant both to local and global public health are identified. Both countries should consider the implications of lost opportunity costs associated with lack of explicit resource allocation policies...
December 4, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201531/stigma-partners-providers-and-costs-potential-barriers-to-prep-uptake-among-us-women
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Lakshmi Goparaju, Nathan C Praschan, Lari Warren-Jeanpiere, Laure S Experton, Mary A Young, Seble Kassaye
Background: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) use has remained low among US women while significantly increasing among men who have sex with men. Besides lack of awareness, women face several social and structural barriers in gaining access to and using PrEP. Methods: Four focus group discussions with 20 HIV-negative women who live in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Results: The women expressed concerns about social and structural barriers to PrEP use...
September 2017: Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200766/prevalence-of-psoriasis-in-korea-a-population-based-epidemiological-study-using-the-korean-national-health-insurance-database
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Jin Yong Lee, Sungchan Kang, Jong Seo Park, Seong Jin Jo
Background: Although psoriasis is universal in its occurrence worldwide, its prevalence varies by geographic location and race. A few hospital-based surveys have reported on the demographic characteristics in Korean patients with psoriasis. However, a nation-wide study on the prevalence of psoriasis in Korea remains uncompleted. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of psoriasis in Korea and to describe the demographic and social characteristics of afflicted individuals...
December 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196505/trends-in-executive-functioning-in-extremely-preterm-children-across-3-birth-eras
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Alice C Burnett, Peter J Anderson, Katherine J Lee, Gehan Roberts, Lex W Doyle, Jeanie L Y Cheong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To determine if executive functioning outcomes at school age are different for extremely preterm (EP; <28 weeks' gestation) or extremely low birth weight (ELBW; <1000 g birth weight) children born in 1991 to 1992, 1997, and 2005 relative to their term-born peers. METHODS: Population-based cohorts of all EP/ELBW survivors born in the state of Victoria, Australia, in 1991 to 1992, 1997, and 2005, and contemporaneous controls (matched for expected date of birth, sex, mother's country of birth [English speaking or not], and health insurance status) were recruited at birth...
December 1, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192747/-situational-diagnosis-of-cancer-care-at-the-instituto-mexicano-del-seguro-social
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Sonia Patricia de Santillana-Hernández, María Teresa García-Flores, Héctor Galván-Oseguera, Gilberto Pérez-Rodríguez, Héctor David Martínez-Chapaca
Cancer is a public health problem with an impact on Health Services in Mexico; it is also, one of the leading causes of mortality (mortality rate: 610.6 / 100 000) and is expected to double the total number of new cases by 2035 (GLOBOCAN). The most frequent neoplasms are the malignant tumor of breast, prostate, cervix and uterin, colorectal and pulmonary. The most affected groups are the female, and by age the 65 years and older (INEGI). At the IMSS, the mortality rate for malignant tumors has varied, with a sustained decline since 2010...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191400/-primary-care-in-portugal
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T Sánchez-Sagrado
The economic crisis and deterioration of the Portuguese National Health service has forced professionals to leave the country. The Portuguese National Health System was introduced in 1976, but it has been unable to provide citizens with the social and health advantages of an equality of access and free national health system. The Portuguese National Health System is financed by taxes. However, a 35% of its incomes are from private sources. The health minister decides the budget, and it is based on an historical financing plus a per capita system...
November 27, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191138/differential-reimbursement-of-psychiatric-services-by-psychiatrists-and-other-medical-providers
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Tami L Mark, William Olesiuk, Mir M Ali, Laura J Sherman, Ryan Mutter, Judith L Teich
OBJECTIVE: Given low psychiatrist participation in insurance networks, this study examines how psychiatrists are reimbursed in network and out of network under commercial insurance relative to other providers for the same diagnoses and services. METHODS: Paid private insurance claims from the 2014 Truven Health Analytics MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database were analyzed. The sample included all services billed for 3.8 million individuals with a mental disorder as the primary diagnosis by psychiatrists, nonpsychiatrist medical doctors, psychologists, social workers, or psychiatric nurses...
December 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190843/practicing-medicine-in-1917-rhode-island
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Todd M Olszewski
Using editorials published in the Rhode Island Medical Journal's inaugural year, this article examines what it meant to practice medicine in Rhode Island in 1917. One hundred years ago, the state's medical community was undergoing rapid transformation epitomized by a turn toward the germ theory of disease, ongoing education and hospital reform, and a growing sense of the profession's political and social role. In many ways, the social and professional concerns of Rhode Island physicians in 1917 continue to resonate today...
December 1, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190536/state-level-climate-anti-discrimination-law-and-sexual-minority-health-status-an-ecological-study
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Alexa Solazzo, Tony N Brown, Bridget K Gorman
How social and legal climate influence LGB health is an under-studied topic. In response, this study examines whether the lesbian/gay/bisexual (LGB) climate index and presence of anti-discrimination law show population health significance for U.S. sexual minorities. The LGB climate index uses survey data collected between 2012 and 2013 to gauge states' support of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals, whereas anti-discrimination law captures any state-level law that makes it illegal to discriminate because of sexual orientation in employment, housing, and public accommodations...
November 21, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190341/oral-health-care-needs-of-young-adults-transitioning-from-foster-care
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Ann Carrellas, Angelique Day, Tamara Cadet
Children who have aged out of the foster care system face considerable barriers in accessing oral health care. Although this population of foster care alumni may have Medicaid insurance while they are in care to cover dental care, 39 percent of youths who have aged out of foster care do not have dental insurance. This mixed methods study examines factors that contribute to the oral health care disparities of children who have transitioned from foster care. Multivariate analysis revealed that foster care alumni without dental insurance are 93...
November 28, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189440/patient-safety-activity-under-the-social-insurance-medical-fee-schedule-in-japan-an-overview-of-the-2010-nationwide-survey
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Masahiro Hirose, Toshihiko Kawamura, Mikio Igawa, Yuichi Imanaka
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about patient safety performance under the social insurance medical fee schedule in Japan. The Health Ministry in Japan introduced the preferential patient safety countermeasure fee (PPSCF) to promote patient safety in 2006 and revised the PPSCF system in 2010. This study aims to address the patient safety performance status at hospitals implementing the PPSCF. METHODS: A nationwide questionnaire survey targeting 2674 hospitals with the PPSCF was performed in 2010 to 2011...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188481/using-case-management-in-a-universal-health-coverage-system-to-improve-quality-of-life-of-frequent-emergency-department-users-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Katia Iglesias, Stéphanie Baggio, Karine Moschetti, Jean-Blaise Wasserfallen, Olivier Hugli, Jean-Bernard Daeppen, Bernard Burnand, Patrick Bodenmann
PURPOSE: Frequent Emergency Department users are likely to experience poor quality of life (QOL). Case management interventions are efficient in responding to the complex needs of this population, but their effects on QOL have not been tested yet. Therefore, the aim of our study was to examine to what extent a case management intervention improved frequent Emergency Department users' QOL in a universal health coverage system. METHODS: Data were part of a randomized controlled trial designed to improve frequent Emergency Department users' QOL at the Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland...
November 29, 2017: Quality of Life Research
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