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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332939/pediatric-asthma-hospitalizations-among-urban-minority-children-and-the-continuity-of-primary-care
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Levon H Utidjian, Alexander G Fiks, A Russell Localio, Lihai Song, Mark J Ramos, Ron Keren, Louis M Bell, Robert W Grundmeier
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of ambulatory health care processes on asthma hospitalizations. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using electronic health records was completed. Patients aged 2-18 years receiving health care from 1 of 5 urban practices between Jan 1, 2004 and Dec 31, 2008 with asthma documented on their problem list were included. Independent variables were modifiable health care processes in the primary care setting: (1) use of asthma controller medications; (2) regular assessment of asthma symptoms; (3) use of spirometry; (4) provision of individualized asthma care plans; (5) timely influenza vaccination; (6) access to primary healthcare; and (7) use of pay for performance physician incentives...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322095/therapeutic-inertia-and-intensified-treatment-in-diabetes-mellitus-prescription-patterns-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-taiwan
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Li-Ying Huang, Hseng-Long Yeh, Ming-Chin Yang, Wen-Yi Shau, Syi Su, Mei-Shu Lai
Objective To measure therapeutic inertia by characterizing prescription patterns using secondary data obtained from the nationwide diabetes mellitus pay-for-performance (DM-P4P) programme in Taiwan. Methods Using reimbursement claims from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, a nationwide retrospective cohort study was undertaken of patients with diabetes mellitus who participated in the DM-P4P programme from 2006-2008. Glycosylated haemoglobin results were used to evaluate modifications in therapy in response to poor diabetes control...
December 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300990/analysis-of-the-attributes-of-primary-health-care-using-the-electronic-medical-records-in-the-city-of-rio-de-janeiro
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Daniel Soranz, Luiz Felipe Pinto, Luiz Antonio Bastos Camacho
Epidemiology plays a strategic role at this stage of the policy cycle, contributing to goal setting, resource allocation and use of information systems. In 2009, the Municipal Health Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro initiated a reform of the health care model under the main influence the Primary Health Care concept. This study evaluates the trend of selected pay-for-performance indicators that measure the health care process in the city's PHC. This a study on repeated panels, from the administrative and clinical records of electronic medical records in the period from 2012 to 2016...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300976/primary-health-care-reform-in-the-cities-of-lisbon-and-rio-de-janeiro-context-strategies-results-learning-and-challenges
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Daniel Soranz, Luís Augusto Coelho Pisco
On the 30th anniversary of Alma-Ata, the World Health Organization published in 2008 the "Primary Health Care Now More Than Ever" Report, calling on all governments to reflect on the need to reflect on four sets of reforms. These included: (i) universal coverage reforms; (ii) service delivery reforms; (iii) public policies reforms that would ensure healthier communities; and (iv) leadership reforms. In this context, in the period 2005-2016, the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon developed a profound primary healthcare reform, and did so by sharing many of the solutions based on the best internationally recognized organizational practices...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298324/the-esrd-quality-incentive-program-can-we-bridge-the-chasm
#5
Daniel Weiner, Suzanne Watnick
The ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) is the first mandatory federal pay for performance program launched on January 1, 2012. The QIP is tied to the ESRD prospective payment system and mandated by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, which directed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand the payment bundle for renal dialysis services and legislated that payment be tied to quality measures. The QIP links 2% of the payment that a dialysis facility receives for Medicare patients on dialysis to the facility's performance on quality of care measures...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253540/payment-methods-for-outpatient-care-facilities
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Beibei Yuan, Li He, Qingyue Meng, Liying Jia
BACKGROUND: Outpatient care facilities provide a variety of basic healthcare services to individuals who do not require hospitalisation or institutionalisation, and are usually the patient's first contact. The provision of outpatient care contributes to immediate and large gains in health status, and a large portion of total health expenditure goes to outpatient healthcare services. Payment method is one of the most important incentive methods applied by purchasers to guide the performance of outpatient care providers...
March 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245660/patients-with-diabetes-in-pay-for-performance-programs-have-better-physician-continuity-of-care-and-survival
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Chien-Chou Pan, Pei-Tseng Kung, Li-Ting Chiu, Yu Pei Liao, Wen-Chen Tsai
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effects of physician continuity, measured as the Continuity of Care Index (COCI) score, on the survival of patients with diabetes, including both pay-for-performance (P4P) participants and nonparticipants. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective, nationwide population-based analysis of 396,838 patients with diabetes, with 198,419 subjects each in the P4P participant and nonparticipant groups, from 1997 to 2009, in Taiwan. METHODS: The data presented in this study are secondary data obtained from the 1997 to 2009 National Health Insurance Research Database published by the Taiwan National Health Research Institute...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240802/impact-of-pay-for-performance-on-access-at-first-dialysis-in-queensland
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Jennie Haarsager, Rathika Krishnasamy, Nicholas A Gray
AIM: Commencement of haemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG) is associated with improved survival compared with commencement with a central venous catheter. In 2011-12, Queensland Health made incentive payments to renal units for early referred patients who commenced peritoneal dialysis (PD), or haemodialysis with an AVF/AVG. The aim of this study was to determine if pay-for-performance improved clinical care. METHODS: All patients who commenced dialysis in Australia between 2009 and 2014 and were registered with the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA) were included...
February 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240040/primary-care-doctors-assessment-of-and-preferences-on-their-remuneration
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Stefanos Karakolias, Catherine Kastanioti, Mamas Theodorou, Nikolaos Polyzos
Despite numerous studies on primary care doctors' remuneration and their job satisfaction, few of them have quantified their views and preferences on certain types of remuneration. This study aimed at reporting these views and preferences on behalf of Greek doctors employed at public primary care. We applied a 13-item questionnaire to a random sample of 212 doctors at National Health Service health centers and their satellite clinics. The results showed that most doctors deem their salary lower than work produced and lower than that of private sector colleagues...
January 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239220/incentivizing-cost-effective-reductions-in-hospital-readmission-rates
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James C Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj, Kurt E Schnier, John F Sweeney
The recent regulatory changes enacted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have identified hospital readmission rates as a critical healthcare quality metric. This research focuses on the utilization of pay-for-performance (P4P) mechanisms to cost effectively reduce hospital readmission rates and meet the regulatory standards set by CMS. Using the experimental economics laboratory we find that both of the P4P mechanisms researched, bonus and bundled payments, cost-effectively meet the performance criteria set forth by CMS...
November 2016: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226336/educational-outreach-to-opioid-prescribers-the-case-for-academic-detailing
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Margot Trotter Davis, Brian Bateman, Jerry Avorn
Nonmedical use of opioid medications constitutes a serious health threat as the rates of addiction, overdoses, and deaths have risen in recent years. Increasingly, inappropriate and excessively liberal prescribing of opioids by physicians is understood to be a central part of the crisis. Public health officials, hospital systems, and legislators are developing programs and regulations to address the problem in sustained and systematic ways that both insures effective treatment of pain and appropriate limits on the availability of opioids...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226301/the-influence-of-welfare-systems-on-pay-for-performance-programs-for-general-practitioners-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
Mehdi Ammi, Grant Fortier
While pay-for-performance (P4P) programs are increasingly common tools used to foster quality and efficiency in primary care, the evidence concerning their effectiveness is at best mixed. In this article, we explore the influence of welfare systems on four P4P-related dimensions: the level of healthcare funders' commitment to P4Ps (by funding and length of program operation), program design (specifically target-based vs. participation-based program), physicians' acceptance of the program and program effects...
February 16, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193375/the-science-of-quality-improvement
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REVIEW
Jason N Itri, Eric Bakow, Linda Probyn, Nadja Kadom, Phuong-Anh T Duong, Lori Mankowski Gettle, Mishal Mendiratta-Lala, Elena P Scali, Ronald S Winokur, Matthew E Zygmont, Justin W Kung, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
Scientific rigor should be consistently applied to quality improvement (QI) research to ensure that healthcare interventions improve quality and patient safety before widespread implementation. This article provides an overview of the various study designs that can be used for QI research depending on the stage of investigation, scope of the QI intervention, constraints on the researchers and intervention being studied, and evidence needed to support widespread implementation. The most commonly used designs in QI studies are quasi-experimental designs...
March 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191512/pay-for-performance-and-the-management-of-hypertension
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Rachel Foskett-Tharby, Hex Nick, Paramjit Gill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178741/-the-importance-of-hospital-hygiene-findings-of-a-german-nationwide-survey
#15
Dennis Haking
The German legislature reacted to the increasing number of nosocomial infections with a set of laws to strengthen hospital hygiene. The aim of the study is to measure the current and future importance of hospital hygiene in Germany. CEOs and hygiene staff from German hospitals took part in a survey on 13 items regarding the current and future importance of hospital hygiene. Statistical analyses were conducted to identify significances regarding the professional groups. The results of the study show that hospital hygiene is currently of high importance and will be rising in the future...
February 8, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166671/the-unintended-consequences-of-the-centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services-pay-for-performance-structures-on-safety-net-hospitals-and-the-low-income-medically-vulnerable-population
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Elmer B Fos
Safety-net hospitals are hospitals with patient mix that is substantially composed of the uninsured, underinsured, and low-income, medically vulnerable patient populations. They are the hospitals of last resort for poor patients. This article examined the impact of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pay-for-performance reimbursement policies on the financial viability of safety-net hospitals. Studies showed that these policies, which are based on the principle of reward and punishment, might have unintentionally placed safety-net hospitals on financial disadvantage compared to other hospital organizations...
February 2017: Health Services Management Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159711/quality-in-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-scans
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Sarah L Morgan, Ginnie L Prater
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the gold standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD), making the diagnosis of osteoporosis, and for monitoring changes in BMD over time. DXA data are also used in the determination of fracture risk. Procedural steps in DXA scanning can be broken down into scan acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and reporting. Careful attention to quality control pertaining to these procedural steps should theoretically be beneficial in patient management. Inattention to procedural steps and errors that may occur at each step has the possibility of providing information that would inform inappropriate clinical decisions, generating unnecessary healthcare expenses and ultimately causing avoidable harm to patients...
January 31, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145726/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-readmissions-and-other-measures-of-hospital-quality
#18
Seppo T Rinne, Jose Castaneda, Peter K Lindenauer, Paul D Cleary, Harold L Paz, Jose L Gomez
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently implemented financial penalties to reduce hospital readmissions for select conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Despite growing pressure to reduce COPD readmissions, it is unclear how COPD readmission rates are related to other measures of quality. Understanding the association of COPD readmissions and other quality measures could help focus efforts on common organizational factors affecting high quality patient care...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144927/pay-for-performance-and-contractual-choice-the-case-of-general-practitioners-in-england
#19
Eleonora Fichera, Mario Pezzino
The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a Pay-for-Performance scheme introduced in England in 2004 to reward primary care providers. This incentive scheme provides financial incentives that reward the overall performance of a practice, not individual effort. Consequently, an important question is how the QOF may affect contractual choices, quality provision and doctor mobility in the primary healthcare labour market. The paper provides a simple theoretical model that shows that the introduction and further strengthening of the scheme may have induced practices to compete for the best doctors and modified their choices in terms of contractual agreements with practitioners...
December 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129917/patient-characteristics-outcomes-and-costs-following-interhospital-transfer-to-a-tertiary-facility-for-appendectomy-versus-patients-who-present-directly
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Daniel Leberer, John O Elliott, Edward Dominguez
BACKGROUND: Recent healthcare policy changes have emphasized pay-for-performance. Previous studies have not examined outcome differences between primary presenting appendicitis patients and transferred patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort design examined appendicitis patients between March 2011 and 2013. Patients < age 18, were scheduled for an elective appendectomy, who were pregnant or had an interval appendectomy were excluded. RESULTS: The transfer cohort (n = 59) had more comorbidities, more severe American Society of Anesthesiologists status, a higher rate of pre-operative abscess/rupture as well as higher rates of perforation, gangrene, intra-operative drain placement and open conversion versus primary presenting patients (n = 622)...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
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