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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339012/patient-rated-access-to-needed-care-patient-centered-medical-home-principles-intertwined
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Julian Brunner, Emmeline Chuang, Donna L Washington, Danielle E Rose, Catherine Chanfreau-Coffinier, Jill E Darling, Ismelda A Canelo, Elizabeth M Yano
BACKGROUND: Primary care teams can facilitate access to care by helping patients to determine whether and when care is needed, and coordinating care across multiple clinicians and settings. Appointment availability metrics may or may not capture these contributions, but patients' own ratings of their access to care provide an important alternative view of access that may be more closely related to these key functions of care teams. PROCEDURES: We used a 2015 telephone survey of 1,395 women veterans to examine associations between key care team functions and patient-rated access to needed care...
January 12, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338071/the-financial-burden-and-distress-of-patients-with-cancer-understanding-and-stepping-up-action-on-the-financial-toxicity-of-cancer-treatment
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Pricivel M Carrera, Hagop M Kantarjian, Victoria S Blinder
"Financial toxicity" has now become a familiar term used in the discussion of cancer drugs, and it is gaining traction in the literature given the high price of newer classes of therapies. However, as a phenomenon in the contemporary treatment and care of people with cancer, financial toxicity is not fully understood, with the discussion on mitigation mainly geared toward interventions at the health system level. Although important, health policy prescriptions take time before their intended results manifest, if they are implemented at all...
January 16, 2018: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328511/stigma-and-unmet-sexual-and-reproductive-health-needs-among-international-migrant-sex-workers-at-the-mexico-guatemala-border
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Teresita Rocha-Jiménez, Sonia Morales-Miranda, Carmen Fernández-Casanueva, Kimberly Brouwer, Shira M Goldenberg
OBJECTIVE: To explore international migrant sex workers' experiences and narratives pertaining to the unmet need for and access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) at the Mexico-Guatemala border. METHODS: An inductive qualitative analysis was conducted based on ethnographic fieldwork (2012-2015) including participant observation and audio-recorded in-depth interviews. The participants were female sex workers aged 18 years or older and international migrants working at the Mexico-Guatemala border...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328037/-implementation-of-the-right-for-health-care-for-children-internally-displaced-persons-certain-aspects
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S Buletsa, Y Lazur, M Mendzhul, О Pushkarenko
The aim of the article is to do a research on selected issues related to realizing the right for health сare for the children - internally dislocated persons. In order to achieve the given aim statistical data of the quantity of involuntarily dislocated persons including children and also the quantity of children registered with the health-care authority as well as the quantity of their requests for medical care have been analized. It has been determined that in case of involuntary dislocation children are more often exposed to trauma than adults which leads to different emotional disorders...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320556/care-seeking-patterns-among-families-that-experienced-under-five-child-mortality-in-rural-rwanda
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Daniel M Kagabo, Catherine M Kirk, Benjamin Bakundukize, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Neil Gupta, Lisa R Hirschhorn, Willy C Ingabire, Dominique Rouleau, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Catherine Mugeni, Felix Sayinzoga, Cheryl L Amoroso
BACKGROUND: Over half of under-five deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa and appropriate, timely, quality care is critical for saving children's lives. This study describes the context surrounding children's deaths from the time the illness was first noticed, through the care-seeking patterns leading up to the child's death, and identifies factors associated with care-seeking for these children in rural Rwanda. METHODS: Secondary analysis of a verbal and social autopsy study of caregivers who reported the death of a child between March 2013 to February 2014 that occurred after discharge from the child's birth facility in southern Kayonza and Kirehe districts in Rwanda...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316933/-the-system-here-isn-t-on-patients-side-perspectives-of-women-and-men-on-the-barriers-to-accessing-and-utilizing-maternal-healthcare-services-in-south-sudan
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Ngatho S Mugo, Michael J Dibley, Eliaba Yona Damundu, Ashraful Alam
BACKGROUND: In fragile and war-affected setting such as South Sudan, a combination of physical environmental, socioeconomic factors and healthcare's characteristic contributes to higher rates of home delivery attended by unskilled attendants. This study aims to understand the community members' experience, perceptions and the barriers in relation to accessing and utilizing maternal healthcare services in South Sudan. METHODS: We conducted in-depth one-on-one interview with 30 women and 15 men to investigate their perspectives on the barriers to access maternal and child health related services...
January 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310993/consensus-methodology-to-determine-minor-ailments-appropriate-to-be-directed-for-management-within-community-pharmacy
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Hamde Nazar, Zachariah Nazar, Andre Yeung, Mike Maguire, Alex Connelly, Sarah P Slight
BACKGROUND: National Health Service (NHS) 111, a medical helpline for urgent care used within the England and Scotland, receives significant numbers of patient calls yearly for a range of clinical conditions. Some are considered high acuity and mainly directed to urgent and emergency care. Low acuity conditions are also directed to these costly, overburdened services. Community pharmacy is a recognised setting for effective low acuity condition management and could offer an alternative...
January 4, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306863/implementation-of-medical-retina-virtual-clinics-in-a-tertiary-eye-care-referral-centre
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Karsten Kortuem, Katrin Fasler, Amanda Charnley, Hussain Khambati, Sandro Fasolo, Menachem Katz, Konstantinos Balaskas, Ranjan Rajendram, Robin Hamilton, Pearse A Keane, Dawn A Sim
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of medical retinal diseases has created capacity issues across UK. In this study, we describe the implementation and outcomes of virtual medical retina clinics (VMRCs) at Moorfields Eye Hospital, South Division, London. It represents a promising solution to ensure that patients are seen and treated in a timely fashion METHODS: First attendances in the VMRC (September 2016-May 2017) were included. It was open to non-urgent external referrals and to existing patients in a face-to-face clinic (F2FC)...
January 6, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306587/perioperative-patient-outcomes-in-the-african-surgical-outcomes-study-a-7-day-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Bruce M Biccard, Thandinkosi E Madiba, Hyla-Louise Kluyts, Dolly M Munlemvo, Farai D Madzimbamuto, Apollo Basenero, Christina S Gordon, Coulibaly Youssouf, Sylvia R Rakotoarison, Veekash Gobin, Ahmadou L Samateh, Chaibou M Sani, Akinyinka O Omigbodun, Simbo D Amanor-Boadu, Janat T Tumukunde, Tonya M Esterhuizen, Yannick Le Manach, Patrice Forget, Abdulaziz M Elkhogia, Ryad M Mehyaoui, Eugene Zoumeno, Gabriel Ndayisaba, Henry Ndasi, Andrew K N Ndonga, Zipporah W W Ngumi, Ushmah P Patel, Daniel Zemenfes Ashebir, Akwasi A K Antwi-Kusi, Bernard Mbwele, Hamza Doles Sama, Mahmoud Elfiky, Maher A Fawzy, Rupert M Pearse
BACKGROUND: There is a need to increase access to surgical treatments in African countries, but perioperative complications represent a major global health-care burden. There are few studies describing surgical outcomes in Africa. METHODS: We did a 7-day, international, prospective, observational cohort study of patients aged 18 years and older undergoing any inpatient surgery in 25 countries in Africa (the African Surgical Outcomes Study). We aimed to recruit as many hospitals as possible using a convenience sampling survey, and required data from at least ten hospitals per country (or half the surgical centres if there were fewer than ten hospitals) and data for at least 90% of eligible patients from each site...
January 3, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304812/the-cradle-vital-signs-alert-qualitative-evaluation-of-a-novel-device-designed-for-use-in-pregnancy-by-healthcare-workers-in-low-resource-settings
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Hannah L Nathan, Helena Boene, Khatia Munguambe, Esperança Sevene, David Akeju, Olalekan O Adetoro, Umesh Charanthimath, Mrutyunjaya B Bellad, Annemarie de Greeff, John Anthony, David R Hall, Wilhelm Steyn, Marianne Vidler, Peter von Dadelszen, Lucy C Chappell, Jane Sandall, Andrew H Shennan
BACKGROUND: Vital signs measurement can identify pregnant and postpartum women who require urgent treatment or referral. In low-resource settings, healthcare workers have limited access to accurate vital signs measuring devices suitable for their environment and training. The CRADLE Vital Signs Alert (VSA) is a novel device measuring blood pressure and pulse that is accurate in pregnancy and designed for low-resource settings. Its traffic light early warning system alerts healthcare workers to the need for escalation of care for women with hypertension, haemorrhage or sepsis...
January 5, 2018: Reproductive Health
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/29289669/ambulation-and-survival-following-surgery-in-elderly-patients-with-metastatic-epidural-spinal-cord-compression
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Eyal Itshayek, Carlos Candanedo, Shifra Fraifeld, Amir Hasharoni, Leon Kaplan, Josh E Schroeder, José E Cohen
BACKGROUND & CONTEXT: Metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) is a disabling consequence of disease progression. Surgery can restore/preserve physical function, improving access to treatments that increase duration of survival; however, advanced patient age may deter oncologists and surgeons from considering surgical management. PURPOSE: Evaluate the duration of ambulation and survival in elderly patients following surgical decompression of MESCC. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective file review of a prospective database, under IRB waiver of informed consent, of consecutive patients treated in an academic tertiary care medical center from 8/2008-3/2015...
December 28, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261762/-the-mosquitoes-that-destroy-your-face-social-impact-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-south-eastern-morocco-a-qualitative-study
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Issam Bennis, Loubna Belaid, Vincent De Brouwere, Hind Filali, Hamid Sahibi, Marleen Boelaert
OBJECTIVE: To document the psychosocial burden of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) in rural communities in Southeastern Morocco. METHOD: Between March and April 2015, we conducted qualitative research in communities exposed to Leishmania major or L. tropica in Errachidia and Tinghir provinces. Twenty-eight focus groups discussions (FGDs) were realized, with a stratification by gender and tradition of medicine (users of folk versus professional medicine). Data were analyzed using content analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261548/prospective-observational-study-of-intraoperative-anesthetic-events-in-district-hospitals-in-namibia
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Andrew J Ottaway, Leonard Kabongo
BACKGROUND: Access to safe surgery and anesthesia care is grossly inadequate in low- and middle-income countries, with a shortage of anesthesia providers contributing to this crisis. In Namibia, medical officers typically receive no >3 months of informal training in anesthesia. This study sought to determine the prevalence, currently unknown, of intraoperative adverse anesthetic events in this setting. Further, we assessed surgical volume, complications, and mortality outcomes at the district hospital level...
December 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259056/socioeconomic-differences-in-self-medication-among-middle-aged-and-older-people-data-from-the-china-health-and-retirement-longitudinal-study
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Jie Chang, Qing Wang, Yu Fang
OBJECTIVES: Self-medication with over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) and prescription-only medicines (POMs) are both pervasive in China, although the latter is an inappropriate practice. We examined the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and self-medication with OTCs versus POMs. METHODS: Multivariate logistic regressions based on the Andersen framework were estimated using a subsample of respondents aged 45 years and over from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study collected between 2011 and 2013 (n=23 699)...
December 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251716/weekend-surgical-care-and-postoperative-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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Stephen A Smith, Jennifer M Yamamoto, Derek J Roberts, Karen L Tang, Paul E Ronksley, Elijah Dixon, W Donald Buie, Matthew T James
BACKGROUND: An association between weekend health care delivery and poor outcomes has become known as the "weekend effect." Evidence for such an association among surgery patients has not previously been synthesized. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review associations between weekend surgical care and postoperative mortality. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and references of relevant articles for studies that compared postoperative mortality either; (1) according to the day of the week of surgery for elective operations, or (2) according to weekend versus weekday admission for urgent/emergent operations...
December 14, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247096/what-are-the-experiences-of-seeking-receiving-and-providing-fgm-related-healthcare-perspectives-of-health-professionals-and-women-girls-who-have-undergone-fgm-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-evidence
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Catrin Evans, Ritah Tweheyo, Julie McGarry, Jeanette Eldridge, Carol McCormick, Valentine Nkoyo, Gina Marie Awoko Higginbottom
INTRODUCTION: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is an issue of global concern. High levels of migration mean that healthcare systems in higher-income western countries are increasingly being challenged to respond to the care needs of affected communities. Research has identified significant challenges in the provision of, and access to, FGM-related healthcare. There is a lack of confidence and competence among health professionals in providing appropriate care, suggesting an urgent need for evidence-based service development in this area...
December 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244992/oral-morphine-use-in-south-india-a-population-based-study
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M R Rajagopal, Safiya Karim, Christopher M Booth
Purpose Access to opioids for pain control is recognized as an urgent issue in low- and middle-income countries. Here we report temporal and regional trends in morphine use in Kerala, India. Methods Oral morphine use data for the State of Kerala (2012 to 2015) was used to describe temporal trends, regional variation, and provider characteristics. Total morphine use was calculated for each district of Kerala to derive an annual per capita use rate (milligrams per capita). Each provider was classified as government, private, nongovernment organization (NGO), or NGO partnership...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227050/barriers-to-accessing-atls-provider-course-for-junior-doctors-at-a-major-university-hospital-in-south-africa
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J J Odendaal, V Y Kong, T Liu, B Sartorius, G V Oosthuizen, D L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Advanced trauma life support (ATLS) is the international standard of care and forms the basis of trauma training in South Africa. Previous local studies demonstrated a low completion rate among junior doctors (JD). This study was designed to determine the reasons and identify possible barriers of JDs to accessing the ATLS course at a major university hospital. METHOD: This was a prospective study utilising a structured survey that included all JDs who were undertaking their internship training...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213301/including-refugees-in-disease-elimination-challenges-observed-from-a-sleeping-sickness-programme-in-uganda
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Jennifer J Palmer, Okello Robert, Freddie Kansiime
Background: Ensuring equity between forcibly-displaced and host area populations is a key challenge for global elimination programmes. We studied Uganda's response to the recent refugee influx from South Sudan to identify key governance and operational lessons for national sleeping sickness programmes working with displaced populations today. A refugee policy which favours integration of primary healthcare services for refugee and host populations and the availability of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) to detect sleeping sickness at this health system level makes Uganda well-placed to include refugees in sleeping sickness surveillance...
2017: Conflict and Health
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