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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904646/hepatitis-c-among-healthcare-personnel-secondary-data-analyses-of-costs-and-trends-for-hepatitis-c-infections-with-occupational-causes
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Claudia Westermann, Madeleine Dulon, Dana Wendeler, Albert Nienhaus
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C infection is a global public health issue. Chronic hepatitis C infection is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to describe the costs for occupationally-cased hepatitis C infections based on data from an accident insurance carrier. METHODS: This study is a secondary analysis based on the Database of a German Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance. The analysis is based on a sample of insured parties whose hepatitis C infections were recorded as occupational diseases between 1996 and 2013...
2016: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903352/-using-the-concept-of-universal-health-coverage-to-promote-the-health-system-reform-in-china
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S L Hu
The paper is systematically explained the definition, contents of universal health coverage (UHC). Universal health coverage calls for all people to have access to quality health services they need without facing undue financial burden. The relationship between five main attributes, i.e., quality, efficiency, equity, accountability and resilience, and their 15 action plans has been explained. The nature of UHC is belonged to the State and government. The core function is commitment with equality. The whole-of-system method is used to promoting the health system reform...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900751/-reflection-on-the-differences-and-similarities-of-mental-health-care-in-virginia-and-taiwan-geography-history-culture-and-nurse-practitioners
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Chueh-Fen Lu, Ching-Chuan Tung, Linda Ely
Sponsored by the pilot overseas internships project of the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, the authors and ten undergraduate students from Taiwan visited several mental health facilities in Virginia for one month. These facilities included the Catawba State Hospital, Salem Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Carilion Saint Albans Behavioral Health (New River Valley Medical Center), Warm Hearth Village, Adult & Child Family Counseling private outpatient clinic, the Free Clinic of the New River Valley, New Life Clubhouse, and Self-Government Program for Assertive Community Treatment...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896978/development-and-performance-of-text-mining-algorithms-to-extract-socioeconomic-status-from-de-identified-electronic-health-records
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Brittany M Hollister, Nicole A Restrepo, Eric Farber-Eger, Dana C Crawford, Melinda C Aldrich, Amy Non
Socioeconomic status (SES) is a fundamental contributor to health, and a key factor underlying racial disparities in disease. However, SES data are rarely included in genetic studies due in part to the difficultly of collecting these data when studies were not originally designed for that purpose. The emergence of large clinic-based biobanks linked to electronic health records (EHRs) provides research access to large patient populations with longitudinal phenotype data captured in structured fields as billing codes, procedure codes, and prescriptions...
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894466/relationships-between-adult-emotional-states-and-indicators-of-health-care-utilization-findings-from-the-national-health-interview-survey-2006-2014
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Judith D Weissman, David Russell, Jeannette Beasley, Melanie Jay, Dolores Malaspina
OBJECTIVE: Adults with serious psychological distress have a high likelihood of mental health problems severe enough to cause serious impairment in social and occupational functioning requiring treatment. These adults visit doctors frequently yet have poor health compared to adults without serious psychological distress. This study examined associations between emotional states of serious psychological distress in relationship to healthcare utilization indicators. A guiding hypothesis was that somatization underlying emotional states contributes to excessive healthcare seeking among adults with serious psychological distress...
December 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881251/comparison-of-health-care-utilization-and-costs-for-patients-with-asthma-by-severity-and-health-insurance-in-thailand
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Piyameth Dilokthornsakul, Todd A Lee, Teerapon Dhippayom, Napawan Jeanpeerapong, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
BACKGROUND: To compare health care utilization and cost by asthma severity and type of health insurance in Thailand. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using an electronic database was conducted in patients with asthma. Patients who were diagnosed with asthma from 2009 to 2011, had at least two subsequent health care encounters for asthma during the first six months after the first asthma diagnosis, and had at least 90 days of follow-up were included. The primary outcome was direct health care costs of inpatient and outpatient care...
May 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876457/providers-perspectives-on-inbound-medical-tourism-in-central-america-and-the-caribbean-factors-driving-and-inhibiting-sector-development-and-their-health-equity-implications
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Rory Johnston, Valorie A Crooks, Alejandro Cerón, Ronald Labonté, Jeremy Snyder, Emanuel O Núñez, Walter G Flores
BACKGROUND: Many governments and health care providers worldwide are enthusiastic to develop medical tourism as a service export. Despite the popularity of this policy uptake, there is relatively little known about the specific local factors prospectively motivating and informing development of this sector. OBJECTIVE: To identify common social, economic, and health system factors shaping the development of medical tourism in three Central American and Caribbean countries and their health equity implications...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864706/influence-of-insurance-status-and-income-in-anaplastic-astrocytoma-an-analysis-of-4325-patients
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Jacob Y Shin, Ja Kyoung Yoon, Aidnag Z Diaz
To determine the impact of insurance status and income for anaplastic astrocytoma (AA). Data were extracted from the National Cancer Data Base. Chi square test, Kaplan-Meier method, and Cox regression models were employed in SPSS 22.0 (Armonk, NY: IBM Corp.) for data analyses. 4325 patients with AA diagnosed from 2004 to 2013 were identified. 2781 (64.3%) had private insurance, 925 (21.4%) Medicare, 396 (9.2%) Medicaid, and 223 (5.2%) were uninsured. Those uninsured were more likely to be Black or Hispanic versus White or Asian (p < 0...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864667/examining-the-impact-of-rehospitalization-on-healthcare-cost-of-myocardial-infarction-patients-in-beijing-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Li Yang, Yifei Liu, Liankui Wen, Jingjing Wu
INTRODUCTION: To examine the impact of rehospitalization on the healthcare expenditure of myocardial infarction (MI) patients in Beijing. METHODS: Retrospective data of MI patients were retrieved from the Beijing Medical Insurance Database, an administrative database of social medical reimbursement activities for the urban population in Beijing, China. Ten percent of patients diagnosed with MI from January 1 to December 31, 2012 were randomly selected and their first hospitalization was considered as the index event...
November 18, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853919/care-coordination-for-community-transitions-for-individuals-post-stroke-returning-to-low-resource-rural-communities
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Patrick Kitzman, Keisha Hudson, Violet Sylvia, Frances Feltner, Johnnie Lovins
High rates of hospital readmissions have been shown within 12 months post-discharge from inpatient rehabilitation following stroke. Multiple studies coupled with our previous work indicate a need for care support for stroke survivors' transitions to the community. The Kentucky Care Coordination for Community Transitions (KC(3)T) program was developed to provide access to medical, social, and environmental services to support community transitions for individuals with neurological conditions and their caregivers living in Kentucky...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849348/reconsidering-the-economic-value-of-multiple-sclerosis-therapies
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Tiffany Shih, Craig Wakeford, Dennis Meletiche, Jesse Sussell, Adrienne Chung, Yanmei Liu, Jin Joo Shim, Darius Lakdawalla
OBJECTIVES: To illustrate a more comprehensive view of value associated with medicines treating a highly severe illness and to apply these insights to estimate the costs and benefits of 3 treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS): Avonex, Tysabri, and Tecfidera. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study spanning 2002 to 2013. We used economic theory to derive the value of therapy to patients with MS and to individuals who face the risk of contracting MS in the future, under the alternative assumptions that therapies were fully insured or paid for out of pocket...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846902/effects-of-asymmetric-medical-insurance-subsidy-on-hospitals-competition-under-non-price-regulation
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Chan Wang, Pu-Yan Nie
BACKGROUND: Poor medical care and high fees are two major problems in the world health care system. As a result, health care insurance system reform is a major issue in developing countries, such as China. Governments should take the effect of health care insurance system reform on the competition of hospitals into account when they practice a reform. This article aims to capture the influences of asymmetric medical insurance subsidy and the importance of medical quality to patients on hospitals competition under non-price regulation...
November 15, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846789/impact-of-breakthrough-pain-on-community-dwelling-cancer-patients-results-from-the-national-breakthrough-pain-study
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Nathaniel P Katz, Kavita L Gajria, Alicia C Shillington, Judith J Stephenson, Qing Harshaw
OBJECTIVE: To characterize cancer-related breakthrough pain (BTcP) among community-dwelling patients with cancer. METHODS: Data from the National Breakthrough Pain Study, a cross-sectional observational survey describing breakthrough pain (BTP) in the community, were analyzed for a subset of patients with BTcP. Eligible patients were community-dwelling adults with commercial insurance and insurance claims consistent with cancer and chronic pain who consented to a structured telephone interview...
November 16, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846194/costs-of-crohn-s-disease-according-to-severity-states-in-france-a-prospective-observational-study-and-statistical-modeling-over-10-years
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Gilles Boschetti, Stephane Nancey, Fady Daniel, Benjamin Pariente, Eric Lerebours, Bernard Duclos, Arnaud Bourreille, Guillaume Cadiot, Mathurin Fumery, Jacques Moreau, Philippe Marteau, Yoram Bouhnik, Edouard Louis, Bernard Flourié
BACKGROUND: To describe the medico-economic characteristics of Crohn's disease (CD), we implemented a multicenter study in France. METHODS: From 2004 to 2006, disease severity states, direct (hospital and extra hospital) and indirect costs were prospectively collected over 1 year in patients with CD naive from anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (infliximab) at inclusion. Economic valorization was performed from the French Social Insurance perspective, and a statistical modeling over 10 years was performed...
December 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842470/effectiveness-of-collaborative-care-for-depression-in-public-sector-primary-care-clinics-serving-latinos
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Isabel T Lagomasino, Megan Dwight-Johnson, Jennifer M Green, Lingqi Tang, Lily Zhang, Naihua Duan, Jeanne Miranda
OBJECTIVE: Quality improvement interventions for depression care have been shown to be effective for improving quality of care and depression outcomes in settings with primarily insured patients. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of a collaborative care intervention for depression that was tailored for low-income Latino patients seen in public-sector clinics. METHODS: A total of 400 depressed patients from three public-sector primary care clinics were enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of a tailored collaborative care intervention versus enhanced usual care...
November 15, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835629/the-association-of-health-seeking-behaviors-with-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-status-among-high-risk-urban-youth
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Holly B Fontenot, Terrence Lee-St John, Ralph Vetters, Danielle Funk, Chris Grasso, Kenneth H Mayer
BACKGROUND: Vaccination is the primary strategy to reduce the burden of human papillomavirus (HPV) related diseases in the United States. Unvaccinated youth are at risk for HPV infection and associated diseases, and limited research has explored factors associated with HPV vaccination among those who are disadvantaged and at high risk, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and/or homeless. METHODS: A retrospective electronic medical record review was conducted at an urban, homeless, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer focused health center in northeastern US logistic regression models examined the associations between HPV vaccination and demographic/social characteristics and health behaviors...
December 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817878/impact-of-a-transition-home-program-on-rehospitalization-rates-of-preterm-infants
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Betty Vohr, Elisabeth McGowan, Lenore Keszler, Barbara Alksninis, Melissa O'Donnell, Katheleen Hawes, Richard Tucker
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of a transition home program on 90-day rehospitalization rates of preterm (PT) infants born at <37 weeks gestational age implemented over 3 years for infants with Medicaid and private insurance, and to identify the impact of social/environmental and medical risk factors on rehospitalization. STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective cohort study of 954 early, moderate, and late PT infants, all families received comprehensive transition home services provided by social workers and family resource specialists (trained peers) working with the medical team...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815636/-treatment-by-panel-physicians-of-patients-in-protective-institutions-and-homes-analysis-based-on-secondary-data
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Diana Kurch-Bek, Leonie Sundmacher, Christian Gallowitz, Bernhard Tenckhoff
BACKGROUND: According to the nursing statistics from 2014 a total of 2.6 million patients in Germany required nursing care of which 1.86 million received care at home and approximately 29 % (764,000 patients) received inpatient treatment exclusively in a nursing home. Reports on the number of long-term nursing care patients usually only include patients with a need of long-term care (according to § 14 German Social Code XI) confirmed by the statutory healthcare insurance. Currently, in Germany there is no nationwide report based on routine (billing) data estimating the number of patients in protective residential homes or institutions, nursing homes or homes for the elderly with nursing personnel (private institutions) based on routine data...
November 4, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814711/social-gradient-in-the-cost-of-oral-pain-and-related-dental-service-utilisation-among-south-african-adults
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Imade J Ayo-Yusuf, Sudeshni Naidoo
BACKGROUND: Oral pain affects people's daily activities and quality of life. The burden of oral pain may vary across socio-economic positions. Currently, little is known about the social gradient in the cost of oral pain among South Africans. This study therefore assessed the social gradient in the cost of oral pain and the related dental service utilisation pattern among South African adults. METHODS: Data were obtained from a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of South African adults ≥16 year-old (n = 2651) as part of the South African Social Attitudes Survey conducted by the South African Human Sciences Research Council...
November 5, 2016: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809861/do-the-risk-factors-for-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-vary-by-location-a-spatial-analysis-of-health-insurance-claims-in-northeastern-germany-using-kernel-density-estimation-and-geographically-weighted-regression
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Boris Kauhl, Jürgen Schweikart, Thomas Krafft, Andrea Keste, Marita Moskwyn
BACKGROUND: The provision of general practitioners (GPs) in Germany still relies mainly on the ratio of inhabitants to GPs at relatively large scales and barely accounts for an increased prevalence of chronic diseases among the elderly and socially underprivileged populations. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is one of the major cost-intensive diseases with high rates of potentially preventable complications. Provision of healthcare and access to preventive measures is necessary to reduce the burden of T2DM...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Health Geographics
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