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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143910/the-effect-of-sms-text-message-reminders-on-attendance-at-a-community-adult-mental-health-service-clinic-do-sms-reminders-really-increase-attendance
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Lucy Moran, Kieran O'Loughlin, Brendan D Kelly
BACKGROUND: Non-attendance at outpatient clinics is common and costly. AIMS: This study aimed to determine if sending SMS ('short message service' or text message) reminders to patients before appointments reduced non-attendance. METHODS: We collected outpatient data at Ballyfermot and Lucan Community Adult Mental Health Service, Dublin, Ireland during 6-month periods (a) immediately prior to the introduction of SMS reminders for outpatient appointments; (b) immediately following the introduction of SMS reminders; and (c) two and a half years later...
November 16, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133489/continuity-of-primary-care-and-emergency-hospital-admissions-among-older-patients-in-england
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Peter Tammes, Sarah Purdy, Chris Salisbury, Fiona MacKichan, Daniel Lasserson, Richard W Morris
PURPOSE: Secondary health care services have been under considerable pressure in England as attendance rates increase, resulting in longer waiting times and greater demands on staff. This study's aim was to examine the association between continuity of care and risk of emergency hospital admission among older adults. METHODS: We analyzed records from 10,000 patients aged 65 years and older in 2012 within 297 English general practices obtained from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink and linked with Hospital Episode Statistics...
November 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118574/how-is-adult-patient-adherence-recorded-in-orthodontists-clinical-notes-a-mixed-method-case-note-study
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Nawaf Al Shammary, Koula Asimakopoulou, Fraser McDonald, Jonathon T Newton, Sasha Scambler
Background: Patient adherence in orthodontic treatment is extremely important as it is linked with better treatment outcomes. Despite its importance, however, there is no shared definition of the concept. This makes the recording of adherence-related behaviors in patient notes difficult. The current study explored how, and to what extent adherence is recorded in adult patients' medical records by orthodontists working in a large National Health Service (NHS) London hospital. Materials and methods: A mixed-methods approach was used...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108925/determinants-of-adherence-to-hypoglycemic-agents-and-medical-visits-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Eduardo García Díaz, Davinia Ramírez Medina, Alba García López, Óscar Mauricio Morera Porras
AIM: To assess glycemic control in diabetic patients, to measure the impact on such control of adherence to hypoglycemic agents and to medical visits, and to explore factors that allow for predicting adherence. METHODS: Study of historical cohorts of diabetic patients. The proportion of patients who achieved the target HbA1c levels was estimated. Adherence was assessed using the Haynes-Sackett test. Change in HbA1c from the first to the last visit, adherence, and attendance to visits were analyzed according to comorbidities, cardiovascular risk factors, and treatments used...
November 3, 2017: Endocrinología, diabetes y nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081838/emergency-department-attendances-and-gp-patient-satisfaction
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Keith Hurst, Deirdre Kelley-Patterson, Andy Knapton
BACKGROUND: Despite invaluable national data, reasons for the relentless rise in England's emergency department (ED) attendances remain elusive. SETTING: All EDs and general practices in England. QUESTION: Are rising ED attendances related to general practice patient satisfaction, i.e. if patients are unable to get a convenient appointment with their general practitioner (GP), then do they attend their local ED for diagnosis, treatment and care instead? METHOD: GP patient satisfaction and ED attendance data were extracted from national data warehouses and organised into two groups: (i) England clinical commissioning group (CCG) areas and (ii) a London CCG subset...
September 2017: London Journal of Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081270/home-based-telehealth-service-for-swallowing-and-nutrition-management-following-head-and-neck-cancer-treatment
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Annette Collins, Clare L Burns, Elizabeth C Ward, Tracy Comans, Claire Blake, Lizbeth Kenny, Phil Greenup, Daniel Best
Introduction Following (chemo)radiotherapy (C/RT) for head and neck cancer (HNC), patients return to hospital for regular outpatient reviews with speech pathology (SP) and nutrition and dietetics (ND) for acute symptom monitoring, nutritional management, and swallowing and communication rehabilitation. The aim of the current study was to determine the feasibility of a home-based telehealth model for delivering SP and ND reviews, to provide patients with more convenient access to these appointments. Methods Service outcomes, costs, and consumer satisfaction were examined across 30 matched participants: 15 supported via the standard model of care (SMOC), and 15 via the home-based telehealth model of care (TMOC)...
December 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060436/predictive-modeling-to-identify-scheduled-radiology-appointments-resulting-in-non-attendance-in-a-hospital-setting
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Rebecca J Mieloszyk, Joshua I Rosenbaum, Puneet Bhargava, Christopher S Hall
No-show appointments are a troublesome, but frequent, occurrence in radiology hospital departments and private practice. Prior work in medical appointment no-show prediction has focused on general practice and has not considered features specific to the radiology environment. We collect data from 16 years of outpatient examinations in a multi-site hospital radiology department. Data from the radiology information system (RIS) are fused with patient income estimated from U.S. Census data. Features were categorized into three groups: Patient, Exam, and Scheduling...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056590/non-attendance-at-hospital-appointments-is-poorly-communicated-to-general-practice-despite-links-with-deprivation-and-safeguarding-concerns
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Amanda J Friend
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October 22, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032416/non-attendance-of-vulnerable-populations-within-epilepsy-outpatient-services-in-ireland
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A Haque, C Doherty, J Williams
BACKGROUND: Outpatient non-attendance is a prevalent issue that contributes to significant wasted clinical resources and can be influenced by a number of complex factors. AIMS: The aim of this study is to characterize "did not attend" (DNA) rates in three identified subpopulations of epilepsy patients to determine if current care provision models suffice. METHODS: In this study, we identified all patients residing in social housing, in residential care, and those incarcerated who have been offered appointments by our service...
October 14, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032396/assessing-adherence-to-antihypertensive-therapy-in-primary-health-care-in-namibia-findings-and-implications
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M M Nashilongo, B Singu, F Kalemeera, M Mubita, E Naikaku, A Baker, A Ferrario, B Godman, L Achieng, D Kibuule
INTRODUCTION: Namibia has the highest burden and incidence of hypertension in sub-Sahara Africa. Though non-adherence to antihypertensive therapy is an important cardiovascular risk factor, little is known about potential ways to improve adherence in Namibia following universal access. The objective of this study is to validate the Hill-Bone compliance scale and determine the level and predictors of adherence to antihypertensive treatment in primary health care settings in sub-urban townships of Windhoek, Namibia...
October 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964278/determinants-of-caregivers-awareness-of-universal-newborn-hearing-screening-in-malaysia
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Abdul Halim Abdul Majid, Mohd Normani Zakaria, Nor Azimah Chew Abdullah, Sulaiman Hamzah, Siti Zamratol-Mai Sarah Mukari
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to investigate the effects of perceived attitude and anxiety on awareness of UNHS among caregivers in Malaysia. METHODS: Using cross sectional research approach, data were collected and some 46 out of 87 questionnaires distributed to caregivers attending UNHS programs at selected public hospitals were usable for analysis (response rate of 52.8%). Partial Least Squares Method (PLS) algorithm and bootstrapping technique were employed to test the hypotheses of the study...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960241/intensive-vaginal-dilation-using-adjuvant-treatments-in-women-with-mayer-rokitansky-kuster-hauser-syndrome-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ashradha Ketheeswaran, Jennifer Morrisey, Jason Abbott, Michael Bennett, Jan Dudley, Rebecca Deans
AIMS: To evaluate the effect of adjuvants during intensive vaginal dilator therapy for functional and anatomical neovagina creation in women with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 75 women with MRKH undergoing intensive vaginal dilator treatment between 2000 and 2014. One specialist nurse performed non-surgical vaginal dilation aided by adjuvants, during inpatient admissions for several dilation sessions per day...
September 28, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952841/older-adults-experiences-and-issues-with-hearing-aids-in-the-first-six-months-after-hearing-aid-fitting
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Jorunn Solheim, Caryl Gay, Louise Hickson
OBJECTIVES: This study describes older adults' experiences with a new hearing aid (HA) during the first 6 months after fitting. DESIGN: In a longitudinally designed study, experiences and issues with HA use were assessed at a six-month follow-up appointment in individual structured interviews lasting 30 min. Associations between HA experiences and demographic factors, degree of hearing loss, and an objective measure of HA use (datalogging) were also examined. STUDY SAMPLE: 181 HA recipients (≥60 years) attending a six-month follow-up appointment...
September 27, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901005/delivery-arrangements-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Agustín Ciapponi, Simon Lewin, Cristian A Herrera, Newton Opiyo, Tomas Pantoja, Elizabeth Paulsen, Gabriel Rada, Charles S Wiysonge, Gabriel Bastías, Lilian Dudley, Signe Flottorp, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Sebastian Garcia Marti, Claire Glenton, Charles I Okwundu, Blanca Peñaloza, Fatima Suleman, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: Delivery arrangements include changes in who receives care and when, who provides care, the working conditions of those who provide care, coordination of care amongst different providers, where care is provided, the use of information and communication technology to deliver care, and quality and safety systems. How services are delivered can have impacts on the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of health systems. This broad overview of the findings of systematic reviews can help policymakers and other stakeholders identify strategies for addressing problems and improve the delivery of services...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891301/treating-body-treating-mind-the-experiences-of-people-with-psychotic-disorders-and-their-general-practitioners-findings-from-the-australian-national-survey-of-high-impact-psychosis
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Anna Waterreus, Vera A Morgan
OBJECTIVES: To describe from the perspective of people living with psychotic illness their use of general practitioner services over a 12-month period and the experiences, attitudes and challenges general practitioners face providing health care to this population. METHODS: A two-phase design was used. Phase 1, screening for psychosis, occurred in public specialised mental health services and non-government organisations within seven catchment sites across Australia...
September 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870381/impact-of-predicting-health-guidance-candidates-using-massive-health-check-up-data-a-data-driven-analysis
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Daisuke Ichikawa, Toki Saito, Hiroshi Oyama
INTRODUCTION: Starting in 2008, specific health checkups and health guidance to prevent non-communicable diseases have been provided in Japan, which has the highest proportion of elderly citizens in the world. The attendance rate for health guidance appointments is 17.7%, which is far from the national goal of the system (45%). To improve the attendance rate, we present a model for predicting whether an examinee is a candidate for health guidance; this model was based on a machine learning method and a restricted but massive amount of health checkup information...
October 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837563/demographic-clinical-and-behavioural-determinants-of-hiv-serostatus-non-disclosure-to-sex-partners-among-hiv-infected-pregnant-women-in-the-eastern-cape-south-africa
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Oladele Vincent Adeniyi, Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Nonkosi Selanto-Chairman, Daniel Ter Goon, Gerry Boon, Yusimi Ordaz Fuentes, George Justus Hofmeyr, Gordana Avramovic, Craig Carty, John Lambert
OBJECTIVES: Drawing from a baseline sample of a cohort study, the study examines the extent and correlates of serostatus non-disclosure to sex partners and family members, and reasons for non-disclosure among HIV-infected pregnant women in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. METHODS: This longitudinal cohort study recruited 1709 pregnant women living with HIV who attended three of the largest maternity centres in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, for delivery between September 2015 and May 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814583/does-use-of-point-of-care-testing-improve-cost-effectiveness-of-the-nhs-health-check-programme-in-the-primary-care-setting-a-cost-minimisation-analysis
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Austen El-Osta, Maria Woringer, Elena Pizzo, Talitha Verhoef, Claire Dickie, Melody Z Ni, Jeremy R Huddy, Michael Soljak, George B Hanna, Azeem Majeed
OBJECTIVE: To determine if use of point of care testing (POCT) is less costly than laboratory testing to the National Health Service (NHS) in delivering the NHS Health Check (NHSHC) programme in the primary care setting. DESIGN: Observational study and theoretical mathematical model with microcosting approach. SETTING: We collected data on NHSHC delivered at nine general practices (seven using POCT; two not using POCT). PARTICIPANTS: We recruited nine general practices offering NHSHC and a pathology services laboratory in the same area...
August 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801654/perceptions-of-asthma-control-in-the-united-kingdom-a-cross-sectional-study-comparing-patient-and-healthcare-professionals-perceptions-of-asthma-control-with-validated-act-scores
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Andrew Menzies-Gow, Gavin Chiu
Perceptions of asthma control often vary between patients and physicians. This cross-sectional survey provided UK-specific data on actual and perceived asthma control in patients (18-75 years) attending routine asthma reviews in primary, secondary and tertiary settings. Differences between healthcare professionals' (HCP) and patients' perceptions of asthma control were evaluated via an online questionnaire and compared to a control-the validated asthma control test (ACT)-which patients completed. Treated patients (at least a short acting ß-agonist) with a documented diagnosis of asthma were enroled and consented within a month of their last appointment...
August 11, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776868/choosing-and-booking-and-attending-impact-of-an-electronic-booking-system-on-outpatient-referrals-and-non-attendances
#20
Mark Dusheiko, Hugh Gravelle
Patient non-attendance can lead to worse health outcomes and longer waiting times. In the English National Health Service, around 7% of patients who are referred by their general practice for a hospital outpatient appointment fail to attend. An electronic booking system (Choose and Book-C&B) for general practices making hospital outpatient appointments was introduced in England in 2005 and by 2009 accounted for 50% of appointments. It was intended, inter alia, to reduce the rate of non-attendance. Using a 2004-2009 panel with 7,900 English general practices, allowing for the relaxation of constraints on patient of hospital, and for the potential endogeneity of use of C&B, we estimate that the introduction of C&B reduced non-attendance by referred patients in 2009 by 72,160 (8...
August 4, 2017: Health Economics
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