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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088166/impact-of-home-care-versus-alternative-locations-of-care-on-elder-health-outcomes-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Laura Boland, France Légaré, Maria Margarita Becerra Perez, Matthew Menear, Mirjam Marjolein Garvelink, Daniel I McIsaac, Geneviève Painchaud Guérard, Julie Emond, Nathalie Brière, Dawn Stacey
BACKGROUND: Many elders struggle with the decision to remain at home or to move to an alternative location of care. A person's location of care can influence health and wellbeing. Healthcare organizations and policy makers are increasingly challenged to better support elders' dwelling and health care needs. A summary of the evidence that examines home care compared to other care locations can inform decision making. We surveyed and summarized the evidence evaluating the impact of home care versus alternative locations of care on elder health outcomes...
January 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086871/the-integrated-care-pathway-for-post-stroke-patients-icapps-a-shared-care-approach-between-stakeholders-in-areas-with-limited-access-to-specialist-stroke-care-services
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Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz, Nor Azlin Mohd Nordin, Mohd Fairuz Ali, Noor Azah Abd Aziz, Saperi Sulong, Syed Mohamed Aljunid
BACKGROUND: Lack of intersectoral collaboration within public health sectors compound efforts to promote effective multidisciplinary post stroke care after discharge following acute phase. A coordinated, primary care-led care pathway to manage post stroke patients residing at home in the community was designed by an expert panel of specialist stroke care providers to help overcome fragmented post stroke care in areas where access is limited or lacking. METHODS: Expert panel discussions comprising Family Medicine Specialists, Neurologists, Rehabilitation Physicians and Therapists, and Nurse Managers from Ministry of Health and acadaemia were conducted...
January 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086867/process-evaluation-of-an-integrated-care-pathway-in-geriatric-rehabilitation-for-people-with-complex-health-problems
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Irma H J Everink, Jolanda C M van Haastregt, Jose M C Maessen, Jos M G A Schols, Gertrudis I J M Kempen
BACKGROUND: An integrated care pathway in geriatric rehabilitation was developed to improve coordination and continuity of care for community-living older adults in the Netherlands, who go through the process of hospital admission, admission to a geriatric rehabilitation facility and discharge back to the home situation. This pathway is a complex intervention and is focused on improving communication, triage and transfers of patients between the hospital, geriatric rehabilitation facility and primary care organisations...
January 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086861/managing-shades-of-grey-a-focus-group-study-exploring-community-dwellers-views-on-advance-care-planning-in-older-people
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Natasha Michael, Clare O'Callaghan, Emma Sayers
BACKGROUND: Community-dwelling consumers of healthcare are increasing, many aging with life-limiting conditions and deteriorating cognition. However, few have had advance care planning discussions or completed documentation to ensure future care preferences are acted upon. This study examines the awareness, attitudes, and experiences of advance care planning amongst older people and unrelated offspring/caregivers of older people residing in the community. METHODS: Qualitative descriptive research, which included focus groups with older people (55+ years) and older people's offspring/caregivers living in an Australian city and surrounding rural region...
January 13, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077048/baxter-elastomeric-pumps-weighing-as-an-alternative-to-visual-inspection
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Ellen L Cusano, Raafi Ali, Michael B Sawyer, Carole R Chambers, Patricia A Tang
Purpose Elastomeric pumps are used to administer 46-hour infusions of 5-fluorouracil (5FU). Baxter suggests patients visually monitor their pumps to ensure that infusions are proceeding correctly. This can be confusing and lead to concerns about under- or over-dosing. Baxter has not considered weighing pumps as a validated method for monitoring. This study aims to validate weighing as a more accurate method for patients and healthcare professionals, and describe real life Baxter Infusor™ variability. Methods Patients who had been started on a 46-hour 5FU infusion returned to the clinic approximately 24 h after starting treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077044/reducing-health-disparities-for-women-through-use-of-the-medical-home-model
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Patricia Moyle Wright
BACKGROUND: Healthcare services can be difficult to access, particularly for low-income or underinsured women. One way of overcoming the barriers to quality, patient-centered care is through the use of the Medical Home Model (MHM). The MHM is a cost-effective approach to care that improves patient outcomes and improves access. In this article, the benefits of extending the MHM into the area of women's health will be discussed. AIM: The purpose of this article is to discuss barriers to healthcare, with an emphasis on reducing healthcare disparities for women...
January 11, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074444/effects-of-an-education-intervention-about-hpv-self-testing-for-healthcare-providers-and-staff
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Brynne E Presser, Mira L Katz, Abigail B Shoben, Deborah Moore, Mack T Ruffin, Electra D Paskett, Paul L Reiter
Human papillomavirus (HPV) self-testing is an emerging cervical cancer screening strategy, yet efforts to educate healthcare providers and staff about HPV self-testing are lacking. We report the findings of a brief education intervention about HPV self-testing for healthcare providers and staff. We conducted education sessions during 2015 with healthcare providers and staff (n = 33) from five federally qualified health centers located in Appalachian Ohio. Participants attended a one-time session and completed pre- and post-intervention surveys...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073062/effects-of-payment-reform-in-more-versus-less-competitive-markets
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Neeraj Sood, Abby Alpert, Kayleigh Barnes, Peter Huckfeldt, José J Escarce
Policymakers are increasingly interested in reducing healthcare costs and inefficiencies through innovative payment strategies. These strategies may have heterogeneous impacts across geographic areas, potentially reducing or exacerbating geographic variation in healthcare spending. In this paper, we exploit a major payment reform for home health care to examine whether reductions in reimbursement lead to differential changes in treatment intensity and provider costs depending on the level of competition in a market...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072478/the-difficulties-experienced-by-nurses-and-healthcare-staff-involved-in-the-process-of-breaking-bad-news
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Clare Warnock, Jean Buchanan, Angela Mary Tod
AIMS: To explore the difficulties experienced by nurses and healthcare professionals when engaging in the process of breaking bad news BACKGROUND: The challenges faced by staff when breaking bad news have previously been researched in relation to particular settings or subjects. This study involved staff from diverse settings and roles to develop broader insights into the range of difficulties experienced in clinical practice. DESIGN: The study used a descriptive survey design involving self-reported written accounts and framework analysis...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070674/-care-of-korean-elderly-in-need-of-care-tendency-to-strengthen-the-role-of-integrated-care-for-the-elderly-in-communities
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Hyun Joo Nam
Since the introduction of long-term nursing care insurance in 2008, the Korean elderly in need of care are entitled to residential care or home based care services, as in the other welfare states. This article initially introduces the Korean nursing care insurance (PfV) for the elderly to give an overview of the healthcare system. Subsequently, the latest model project "Community based comprehensive care system" is introduced. The confusing care and social services should be networked and provided in a manner customized to the needs of the elderly, so that home based care before residential care can be realized...
January 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068789/pragmatic-trial-of-video-education-in-nursing-homes-the-design-and-rationale-for-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomized-trial-in-the-nursing-home-setting
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Vincent Mor, Angelo E Volandes, Roee Gutman, Constantine Gatsonis, Susan L Mitchell
Background/Aims Nursing homes are complex healthcare systems serving an increasingly sick population. Nursing homes must engage patients in advance care planning, but do so inconsistently. Video decision support tools improved advance care planning in small randomized controlled trials. Pragmatic trials are increasingly employed in health services research, although not commonly in the nursing home setting to which they are well-suited. This report presents the design and rationale for a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial that evaluated the "real world" application of an Advance Care Planning Video Program in two large US nursing home healthcare systems...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068138/payment-reform-in-the-patient-centered-medical-home-enabling-and-sustaining-integrated-behavioral-health-care
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Benjamin F Miller, Kaile M Ross, Melinda M Davis, Stephen P Melek, Roger Kathol, Patrick Gordon
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a promising framework for the redesign of primary care and more recently specialty care. As defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the PCMH framework has 5 attributes: comprehensive care, patient-centered care, coordinated care, accessible services, and quality and safety. Evidence increasingly demonstrates that for the PCMH to best achieve the Triple Aim (improved outcomes, decreased cost, and enhanced patient experience), treatment for behavioral health (including mental health, substance use, and life stressors) must be integrated as a central tenet...
January 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062265/community-based-healthy-lifestyle-interventions
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Kathy Berra, Barry Franklin, Catriona Jennings
In an environment in which most people have lifestyles that increase risk for initial or recurrent cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, community-based healthy lifestyle initiatives are highly effective in providing programs, education and support to reduce associated CVD risk factors and improve outcomes. Pioneering programs, such as the Stanford Three Community and Five Cities studies, and the North Karelia project in Finland, served as prototypes for current initiatives. These include partnerships with national organizations (e...
January 3, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061902/disposal-practices-of-unused-and-expired-pharmaceuticals-among-general-public-in-kabul
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Mohammadk Bashaar, Vijay Thawani, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Fahad Saleem
BACKGROUND: Most of the medicine users remain unaware about the disposal of unused or expired medicines. The aim of this study was to know the disposal practices of unused and expired medicines among the general public in Kabul. METHODS: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional survey, conducted through face-to-face interviews using prevalidated structured questionnaire. Returned questionnaires were double-checked for accuracy. Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 23 was used for statistical analysis...
January 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059628/community-wide-measles-outbreak-in-the-region-of-madrid-spain-10%C3%A2-years-after-the-implementation-of-the-elimination-plan-2011-2012
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L García Comas, M Ordobás Gavín, J C Sanz Moreno, B Ramos Blázquez, E Rodríguez Baena, E Córdoba Deorador, M García Barquero, E Gil Montalbán, A Arce Arnáez, I Rodero Garduño, D Barranco Ordóñez, J Astray Mochales
We describe a community-wide outbreak of measles due to a D4 genotype virus that took place in the Region of Madrid, Spain, between February 2011 and August 2012, along with the control measures adopted. The following variables were collected: date of birth, sex, symptoms, complications, hospital admission, laboratory test results, link with another cases, home address, places of work or study, travel during the incubation period, ethnic group, and Mumps-Measles-Rubella (MMR) vaccination status. Incidences were calculated by 100,000 inhabitants...
January 6, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056634/relating-cause-of-death-with-place-of-care-and-healthcare-costs-in-the-last-year-of-life-for-patients-who-died-from-cancer-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-heart-failure-and-dementia-a-descriptive-study-using-registry-data
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Annicka Gm van der Plas, Mariska G Oosterveld-Vlug, H Roeline W Pasman, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen
BACKGROUND: The four main diagnostic groups for palliative care provision are cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure and dementia. But comparisons of costs and care in the last year of life are mainly directed at cancer versus non-cancer or within cancer patients. AIM: Our aim is to compare the care and expenditures in their last year of life for Dutch patients with cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure or dementia. DESIGN: Data from insurance company Achmea (2009-2010) were linked to information on long-term care at home or in an institution, the National Hospital Registration and Causes of Death-Registry from Statistics Netherlands...
January 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053591/potentially-inappropriate-medications-prescribed-for-elderly-patients-through-family-physicians
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Abdulaziz Al Odhayani, Ayla Tourkmani, Mohammed Alshehri, Hala Alqahtani, Adel Mishriky
The elderly population is increasing throughout the globe, resulting in higher healthcare costs. Potential inappropriate medication (PIM) prescriptions are a major health problem affecting the elderly persons. Due to limited studies in PIM use in primary care and home healthcare in Saudi Arabia, we aim to examine the extent of PIM prescription for and use by elderly patients. This study was carried out with 798 elderly patients, arbitrarily selected from Prince Sultan Medical Military City through the patient register...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052886/intestinal-rehabilitation-for-children-with-intestinal-failure-is-cost-effective-a-simulation-study
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Henk Groen, Esther G Neelis, Marten J Poley, Joanne F Olieman, René Scheenstra, Paul Fm Krabbe, Gerard Dijkstra, Edmond Hhm Rings
BACKGROUND: Children with intestinal failure (IF) depend on parenteral nutrition (PN). The goal in the treatment of IF is to wean children off PN through intestinal rehabilitation (IR). Although the healthcare burden of IF is enormous, to our knowledge there has been no previous cost-effectiveness analysis in pediatric IF including IR. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the cost-effectiveness of IR in terms of costs and life-years. DESIGN: We simulated the treatment of IF in children in a discrete-event model...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050780/clinical-characteristics-comorbidities-and-hospital-outcomes-in-hospitalizations-with-cyclic-vomiting-syndrome-a-nationwide-analysis
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Sanjay Bhandari, Thangam Venkatesan
BACKGROUND: Data on cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) are limited to studies from tertiary care centers. There is a paucity of information about CVS on a national scale. AIM: To study the clinical characteristics, comorbidities, and hospital outcomes in patients hospitalized with CVS using a nationwide database. METHODS: We identified all hospitalizations associated with a primary diagnosis of CVS in 2010 and 2011 using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample with an age category of 18-55 years...
January 3, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049616/three-decades-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-evidence-coming-from-different-healthcare-settings-and-specific-clinical-conditions
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REVIEW
Alberto Pilotto, Alberto Cella, Andrea Pilotto, Julia Daragjati, Nicola Veronese, Clarissa Musacchio, Anna Maria Mello, Giancarlo Logroscino, Alessandro Padovani, Camilla Prete, Francesco Panza
Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment process that identifies medical, psychosocial, and functional capabilities of older adults to develop a coordinated plan to maximize overall health with aging. Specific criteria used by CGA programs to evaluate patients include age, medical comorbidities, psychosocial problems, previous or predicted high healthcare utilization, change in living situation, and specific geriatric conditions. However, no universal criteria have been agreed upon to readily identify patients who are likely to benefit from CGA...
December 31, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
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