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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346378/evaluating-the-impact-of-a-virtual-clinic-on-patient-experience-personal-and-provider-costs-of-care-in-urinary-incontinence-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Georgina Jones, Victoria Brennan, Richard Jacques, Hilary Wood, Simon Dixon, Stephen Radley
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of using a 'virtual clinic' on patient experience and cost in the care of women with urinary incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women, aged > 18 years referred to a urogynaecology unit were randomised to either (1) A Standard Clinic or (2) A Virtual Clinic. Both groups completed a validated, web-based interactive, patient-reported outome measure (ePAQ-Pelvic Floor), in advance of their appointment followed by either a telephone consultation (Virtual Clinic) or face-to-face consultation (Standard Care)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335326/attendance-of-routine-childcare-visits-in-primary-care-for-children-of-mothers-with-depression-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Bente Kjær Lyngsøe, Claus Høstrup Vestergaard, Dorte Rytter, Mogens Vestergaard, Trine Munk-Olsen, Bodil Hammer Bech
BACKGROUND: Depression is a common and potentially debilitating illness worldwide. Attendance to routine childcare appointments is a key point of interest in the effort to improve the health and care for families facing depression. AIM: To evaluate the association between maternal depression and offspring non-attendance to the Danish childcare and vaccination programme (CCP) for children from 0-5 years of age. The CCP consists of seven separate visits and several vaccinations...
January 15, 2018: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306672/the-bronchiectasis-severity-index-and-faced-score-for-assessment-of-the-severity-of-bronchiectasis
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J C Costa, J N Machado, C Ferreira, J Gama, C Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Bronchiectasis (BC) is a multidimensional and etiologically diverse disease and, therefore, no single parameter can be used to determine its overall severity and prognosis. In this regard, two different validated scores are currently used to assess the severity of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB): the FACED score and the Bronchiectasis Severity Index (BSI). OBJECTIVE: To describe the etiology of NCFB and compare the results of the assessment of NCFB severity obtained via FACED and BSI scores...
January 3, 2018: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299519/expeditious-emergency-room-referral-pathway-improves-patient-access-to-otolaryngology-care
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Jeffrey Johnson, Zi Yang Jiang, Daniel Martinez, David Smith, Elizabeth Curtis, David Robinson, Ibrahim Alava
Objectives: Historically at a multi-hospital residency program, there was an unexpected number of non-urgent consults from the county hospital emergency room (ER) that caused residents to make more trips between hospitals and come closer to violating duty hours. Moreover, there was also a poor follow-up rate for these patients. An alternate pathway to redirect such consults to the Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS) clinic, staffed by an attending physician, was devised...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283293/resource-planning-in-glaucoma-a-tool-to-evaluate-glaucoma-service-capacity
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Ruchika Batra, Hannah E Sharma, Ibrahim Elaraoud, Shabbir Mohamed
BACKGROUND: The National Patient Safety Agency (2009) publication advising timely follow-up of patients with established glaucoma followed several reported instances of visual loss due to postponed appointments and patients lost to follow-up. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Quality Standards Development Group stated that all hospital appointments should occur within 15% of the intended follow-up period. AIM: To determine whether: 1. Glaucoma follow-up appointments at a teaching hospital occur within the requested time 2...
December 28, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277463/impact-of-implementation-of-electronically-transmitted-referrals-on-pediatric-subspecialty-visit-attendance
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Kristin N Ray, Michael Drnach, Ateev Mehrotra, Srinivasan Suresh, Steven G Docimo
OBJECTIVE: One barrier to timely access to outpatient pediatric subspecialty care is the complexity of scheduling processes. We evaluated the impact of implementing electronically-transmitted referrals on subspecialty visit attendance. METHODS: Through collaboration with stakeholders, an electronically-transmitted referral order system was designed, piloted, and implemented in 15 general pediatrics practices, with 24 additional practices serving as controls. We used statistical process control methods and difference-in-differences analysis to examine visits attended, appointments scheduled, appointment non-attendance, and referral volume...
December 22, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223190/educational-effects-on-ascertain-dementia-8-item-informant-questionnaire-to-detect-dementia-in-the-taiwanese-population
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Sz-Fan Chen, Ming-Hsiung Liu, Nai-Ching Chen, Horng-Dean Horng, Wen-Lung Tsao, Chiung-Chih Chang, Ya-Ting Chang
BACKGROUND: Dementia screening is a public health priority in Taiwan, where the prevalence of dementia is increasing because of an aging population. However, the reasons affect community-dwelling people to accept a referral to memory specialist clinic after dementia screening was still unclear. To investigate the feasibility, acceptability, sensitivity, and specificity of the ascertain dementia 8-item informant questionnaire (AD8) to screen for patients with cognitive impairments in Taiwan's primary healthcare system...
December 10, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195705/schedule-based-metrics-for-the-evaluation-of-clinic-performance-and-potential-recovery-of-cancelled-appointments
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Ken Monahan, Daniel Fabbri
BACKGROUND: Assessment of outpatient clinic performance is important to optimize patient access. Metrics based on schedule data may assist with assessment of operational efficiency and recovering cancelled appointments. OBJECTIVES: To define schedule-based characteristics of clinic operations and to evaluate potential for recovery of cancelled appointments. METHODS: Sixty-seven weekly cardiology clinics from a single provider over 18 months at an academic medical center were analyzed...
January 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179811/economic-modelling-of-telehealth-substitution-of-face-to-face-specialist-outpatient-consultations-for-queensland-correctional-facilities
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Monica Taylor, Liam J Caffery, Paul A Scuffham, Anthony C Smith
Objective The provision of healthcare services to inmates in correctional facilities is costly and resource-intensive. This study aimed to estimate the costs of transporting prisoners from 11 Queensland correctional facilities to the Princess Alexandra Hospital Secure Unit (PAHSU) in Brisbane for non-urgent specialist outpatient consultations and identify the cost consequences that would result from the substitution of face-to-face visits with telehealth consultations.Methods A 12-month retrospective review of patient activity at the PAHSU was conducted to obtain the number of transfers per correctional facility...
November 28, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169668/arthroscopic-subacromial-decompression-for-subacromial-shoulder-pain-csaw-a-multicentre-pragmatic-parallel-group-placebo-controlled-three-group-randomised-surgical-trial
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David J Beard, Jonathan L Rees, Jonathan A Cook, Ines Rombach, Cushla Cooper, Naomi Merritt, Beverly A Shirkey, Jenny L Donovan, Stephen Gwilym, Julian Savulescu, Jane Moser, Alastair Gray, Marcus Jepson, Irene Tracey, Andrew Judge, Karolina Wartolowska, Andrew J Carr
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression (decompressing the sub-acromial space by removing bone spurs and soft tissue arthroscopically) is a common surgery for subacromial shoulder pain, but its effectiveness is uncertain. We did a study to assess its effectiveness and to investigate the mechanism for surgical decompression. METHODS: We did a multicentre, randomised, pragmatic, parallel group, placebo-controlled, three-group trial at 32 hospitals in the UK with 51 surgeons...
November 20, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162148/text-messages-to-increase-attendance-to-follow-up-cervical-cancer-screening-appointments-among-hpv-positive-tanzanian-women-connected2care-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ditte S Linde, Marianne S Andersen, Julius D Mwaiselage, Rachel Manongi, Susanne K Kjaer, Vibeke Rasch
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is a major health concern in Tanzania, caused by poor attendance for cervical cancer screening and follow-up of women at risk. Mobile telephone health interventions are proven effective tools to improve health behaviour in African countries. So far, no knowledge exists on how such interventions may perform in relation to cervical cancer screening in low-income settings. This study aims to assess the degree to which a Short Message Service (SMS) intervention can increase attendance at appointments among women who have tested positive for high-risk (HR) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) during cervical cancer screening...
November 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156402/effect-of-initiating-drug-treatment-on-the-risk-of-drug-related-poisoning-death-and-acquisitive-crime-among-offending-heroin-users
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Matthias Pierce, Sheila M Bird, Matthew Hickman, John Marsden, Graham Dunn, Toby Seddon, Tim Millar
BACKGROUND: A recent Cochrane review of randomised trials identified a lack of evidence for interventions provided to drug-using offenders. We use routine data to address whether contact with treatment services reduces heroin users' likelihood of a future acquisitive offence or drug-related poisoning (DRP) death. METHODS: Heroin-users were identified from probation assessments and linked to drug-treatment, mortality and offending records. The study cohort was selected to ensure that the subject was not: in prison, in treatment or had recently left treatment...
November 17, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
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
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