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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437836/nurses-attitudes-toward-the-single-checking-of-medications
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Rachel Cross, Paul N Bennett, Cherene Ockerby, Wei Chun Wang, Judy Currey
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The policy of single over double checking of medications has been adopted by many health services; however, nurses' attitudes toward single-checking medications remains unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the attitudes of nurses who single check and administer medications in a setting where single checking has been in place for over a decade. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey design using the validated Single Checking Administration Medication Scale-II to registered nurses (n = 299) working in one metropolitan teaching hospital in Victoria, Australia...
April 24, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437321/medical-expenditures-associated-with-diabetes-among-youth-with-medicaid-coverage
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Sundar S Shrestha, Ping Zhang, Theodore J Thompson, Edward W Gregg, Ann Albright, Giuseppina Imperatore
BACKGROUND: Information on diabetes-related excess medical expenditures for youth is important to understand the magnitude of financial burden and to plan the health care resources needed for managing diabetes. However, diabetes-related excess medical expenditures for youth covered by Medicaid program have not been investigated recently. OBJECTIVE: To estimate excess diabetes-related medical expenditures among youth aged below 20 years enrolled in Medicaid programs in the United States...
April 21, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437218/patient-physician-and-practice-characteristics-associated-with-cardiovascular-disease-preventive-care-for-women
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Caress A Dean, Lauren D Arnold, Paul J Hauptman, Jing Wang, Keith Elder
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for American women. Although CVD preventive care has the potential to reduce a significant number of these deaths, the degree to which healthcare providers deliver such care is unknown. The purpose of this study was to identify patient, physician, and practice characteristics that significantly influence the provision of CVD preventive care during ambulatory care visits for female patients. METHODS: The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey datasets from 2005 to 2010 were utilized...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437195/home-health-chains-and-practice-patterns-evidence-of-2008-medicare-reimbursement-revision
#4
Sean Shenghsiu Huang, Hyunjee Kim
Home health agencies (HHAs) are known to exploit the Medicare reimbursement schedule by targeting a specific number of therapy visits. These targeting behaviors cause unnecessary medical spending. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that during fiscal year 2015, Medicare made more than $10 billion in improper payments to HHAs. Better understanding of heterogeneous gaming behaviors among HHAs can inform policy makers to more effectively oversee the home health care industry. This article aims to study how home health chains adjust and adopt new targeting behaviors as compared to independent agencies under the new reimbursement schedule...
February 23, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437040/care-planning-and-co-ordination-imperfect-solutions-in-a-complex-world
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EDITORIAL
Michael Coffey, Ben Hannigan, Alan Simpson
Care planning and co-ordination are central to the delivery of comprehensive mental health care especially where individuals have complex health and social care needs. Although the terms are often used together they clearly imply different sets of processes, practices and ultimately experiences for individuals using and working in services. Care planning involves professionals (nurses, doctors, social workers and others) and the person needing care collaborating on goals, making shared written records and agreeing when to review progress...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436977/provision-of-long-term-monitoring-and-late-effects-services-following-adult-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-a-survey-of-uk-nhs-based-programmes
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A Hamblin, D M Greenfield, M Gilleece, N Salooja, M Kenyon, E Morris, N Glover, P Miller, H Braund, A Peniket, B E Shaw, J A Snowden
Despite international guidelines, optimal delivery models of late effects (LE) services for HSCT patients are unclear from the clinical, organizational and economic viewpoints. To scope current LE service delivery models within the UK NHS (National Health Service), in 2014, we surveyed the 27 adult allogeneic HSCT centres using a 30-question online tool, achieving a 100% response rate. Most LE services were led and delivered by senior physicians (>80% centres). Follow-up was usually provided in a dedicated allograft or LE clinic for the first year (>90% centres), but thereafter attrition meant that only ~50% of patients were followed after 5 years...
April 24, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436336/cardiovascular-screening-of-young-athletes-a-review-of-economic-evaluations
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Sophie Gerkens, Hans Van Brabandt, Anja Desomer, Christian Leonard, Mattias Neyt
OBJECTIVES: Some experts have promoted preparticipative cardiovascular screening programs for young athletes and have claimed that such programs were cost-effective without performing a critical analysis of studies supporting this statement. In this systematic review, a critical assessment of economic evaluations on these programs is performed to determine if they really provide value for money. METHODS: A systematic review of economic evaluations was performed on December 24, 2014...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436286/coordinated-asthma-program-improves-asthma-outcomes-in-high-risk-children
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Faye Holder-Niles, Linda Haynes, Helen D'Couto, Rebecca S Hehn, Dionne A Graham, Ann Chen Wu, Joanne E Cox
Innovative approaches within primary care are needed to reduce fragmented care, increase continuity of care, and improve asthma outcomes in children with asthma. Our objective was to assess the impact of coordinated team-based asthma care on unplanned asthma-related health care utilization. A multidisciplinary asthma team was developed to provide coordinated care to high-risk asthma patients. Patients received an in-depth diagnostic and family needs assessment, asthma education, and coordinated referral to social and community services...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436276/should-trained-lay-providers-perform-hiv-testing-a-systematic-review-to-inform-world-health-organization-guidelines
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C E Kennedy, P T Yeh, C Johnson, R Baggaley
New strategies for HIV testing services (HTS) are needed to achieve UN 90-90-90 targets, including diagnosis of 90% of people living with HIV. Task-sharing HTS to trained lay providers may alleviate health worker shortages and better reach target groups. We conducted a systematic review of studies evaluating HTS by lay providers using rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). Peer-reviewed articles were included if they compared HTS using RDTs performed by trained lay providers to HTS by health professionals, or to no intervention...
April 24, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436124/characteristics-and-respiratory-risk-profile-of-children-aged-less-than-5-years-presenting-to-an-urban-aboriginal-friendly-comprehensive-primary-health-practice-in-australia
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Kerry K Hall, Anne B Chang, Jennie Anderson, Melissa Dunbar, Daniel Arnold, Kerry-Ann F O'Grady
AIM: There are no published data on factors impacting on acute respiratory illness (ARI) among urban Indigenous children. We describe the characteristics and respiratory risk profile of young urban Indigenous children attending an Aboriginal-friendly primary health-care practice. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of data collected at baseline in a cohort study investigating ARI in urban Indigenous children aged less than 5 years registered with an Aboriginal primary health-care service...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435918/cost-analysis-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-surgery-early-discharge-decreases-hospital-costs-much-less-than-intraoperative-variables-under-the-control-of-the-surgeon
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Brandon L Raudenbush, David P Gurd, Ryan C Goodwin, Thomas E Kuivila, R Tracy Ballock
BACKGROUND: Spinal fusion surgery for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is increasing. Health systems and surgeons are decreasing hospital length of stay (LOS) to decrease costs. The purpose of this study was to review the contribution of an accelerated discharge protocol on the total cost of a single episode of care related to the surgical treatment of AIS at a single institution. METHODS: A retrospective cost analysis was performed over an 18-month period, from January 2014 through June 2015, before and after the institution of an accelerated discharge program...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435842/is-individual-smoking-behaviour-influenced-by-area-level-ethnic-density-a-cross-sectional-electronic-health-database-study-of-inner-south-east-london
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Rohini Mathur, Peter Schofield, Dianna Smith, Alexander Gilkes, Patrick White, Sally Hull
Tobacco smoking remains one of the greatest public health problems facing the UK today. It varies significantly by ethnic group. This study aimed to determine whether ethnic differences in smoking behaviour are related to neighbourhood-level, own-group ethnic density across south and east London. The association between ethnic density and individual smoking behaviour was assessed by multilevel logistic regression using the electronic health records of 688 397 general practitioner-registered patients. Restricted cubic splines were created to explore whether the effect of ethnic density on smoking behaviour was nonlinear...
January 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435785/impact-of-a-brief-intervention-on-cervical-health-literacy-a-waitlist-control-study-with-jailed-women
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Megha Ramaswamy, Jaehoon Lee, Joi Wickliffe, Molly Allison, Amanda Emerson, Patricia J Kelly
Jailed women are four-five times more likely to have had cervical cancer compared to women without criminal justice histories. Previous research has shown that an important contributor to cervical cancer risk, and perhaps lack of follow-up, is incarcerated women's low health literacy about broader reproductive health issues. Little work has been done to address this disparity. Thus, the objective of this study was to test the effectiveness of an intervention to improve incarcerated women's cervical health literacy and ultimately address cervical cancer disparities...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435755/comparison-of-primary-care-physician-reimbursement-rates-in-the-united-states
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Nathan Riley, Kelley Withy, Kevin Rogers, Ragan DuBose-Morris, Tiffany Kurozawa
With a growing shortage of physicians, particularly primary care physicians, the issue of adequate pay in Hawai'i is increasingly important. Anecdotal reports of low pay in Hawai'i have rarely been substantiated. Data from FAIR Health, a company that tracks private insurance reimbursement rates, is compared across the United States (US) for the CPT code 99213. In addition, FAIR Health and Medicare rates are compared for cities with both similar and disparate cost of living to Hawai'i. Hawai'i is in the second lowest quintile for payment in the US for private insurances, and providers are reimbursed significantly lower than in cities with similar cost of living by both Medicare and private insurances...
March 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435752/preliminary-hawai-i-public-health-workforce-supply-and-demand-assessment
#15
Katherine W Braden, Valerie Yontz, Kelley Withy
Ensuring the adequacy of the public health workforce requires an understanding of its size and composition, as well as the population's demand for services. The current article describes research undertaken as a first step toward developing an estimate of the supply of and demand for Hawai'i's public health workforce. Using an organizational-level survey, data was obtained from a subset of 34 organizations considered to be major providers of population-based public health services in Hawai'i. The results indicate that estimates of the existing public health workforce range from 3,429 to 3,846 workers...
March 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435751/hawai-i-physician-workforce-assessment-2016-improvement-in-physician-numbers-but-physician-suicides-of-concern
#16
Kelley Withy, Priscilla Mapelli, John Perez, Ariel Finberg, Josh Green
Hawai'i's Physician Workforce Assessment project was launched in 2010. Over the past 5 years the State has experienced decreases and increases in physician workforce. This current article describes the status of the physician workforce, past trends and anticipated projections as well as recent insights into why people leave Hawai'i. Survey data, internet searches and direct dialing methodologies were utilized to clarify and elucidate practice location, full time equivalency of time providing patient care and specialty of non-military physicians caring for Hawai'i's population...
March 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435747/determination-of-the-health-belief-and-attitude-of-women-regarding-breast-cancer-and-breast-self-exam
#17
Gül Ertem, Yelda Candan Dönmez, Eda Dolgun
OBJECTIVE: This study has been carried out with the purpose of determining the belief and attitude of women regarding breast cancer and breast self-exam and the factors which affect the performance frequency of breast self-exam and it is a descriptive kind of study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data has been collected through questionnaire forms created by the researchers based on literature information and Champion Health Belief Model Scale. Data collection was collected via face-to-face interviews with the patients...
April 2017: Journal of Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435745/a-consult-service-to-support-and-promote-community-based-research-tracking-and-evaluating-a-community-based-research-consult-service
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Clara M Pelfrey, Katrice D Cain, Mary Ellen Lawless, Earl Pike, Ashwini R Sehgal
PURPOSE: This study describes the design, operation and evaluation of a community-based research (CBR) consult service within the setting of a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) institution. To our knowledge, there are no published evaluations of a CBR consult service at a CTSA hub. METHODS: A community-based research Consult Service was created to support faculty, health care providers/research coordinators, trainees, community-based organizations and community members...
February 2017: J Clin Transl Sci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435672/tele-medicine-in-respiratory-diseases
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REVIEW
Nicolino Ambrosino, Dewi Nurul Makhabah, Yusup Subagio Sutanto
Information and Communication Technologies applied to health care and advances in sensor and data transmission technology allowed tele-medicine based programs of care also for patients with respiratory diseases. Different sensors, transmission devices and interventions are used in tele-medicine for some indications. Patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, asthma, neuromuscular diseases, ventilator assisted individuals and those undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation programs may benefit from this approach...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435513/pathways-from-religion-to-health-mediation-by-psychosocial-and-lifestyle-mechanisms
#20
Kelly R Morton, Jerry W Lee, Leslie R Martin
Religiosity, often measured as attendance at religious services, is linked to better physical health and longevity though the mechanisms linking the two are debated. Potential explanations include: a healthier lifestyle, increased social support from congregational members, and/or more positive emotions. Thus far, these mechanisms have not been tested simultaneously in a single model though they likely operate synergistically. We test this model predicting all-cause mortality in Seventh-day Adventists, a denomination that explicitly promotes a healthy lifestyle...
February 2017: Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
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