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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920307/expanding-where-dental-therapists-can-practice-could-increase-americans-access-to-cost-efficient-care
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Jane Koppelman, Kelly Vitzthum, Lisa Simon
Since 1923, more than fifty countries have improved access to dental care by allowing midlevel providers-frequently called dental therapists-to offer preventive and restorative treatment, primarily in the public sector. A growing body of research has found that dental therapists provide high-quality, cost-effective care and improve access to care for underserved populations. This article explores the evolution of the dental therapy movement in the United States, where multiple barriers to oral health care have created persistent unmet needs...
December 1, 2016: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918408/full-practice-authority-for-nurse-practitioners
#2
Deborah Dillon, Faye Gary
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (2010) enabled more than 30 million people to have new access to primary care services. On the basis of current utilization patterns, demand for primary care providers is expected to grow more rapidly than physician supply. This imbalance is expected to worsen, as the aging population requires more health care resources. In addition, more patients are requiring critical care services and physician numbers are not keeping with this growing need. Restrictions on resident physician practice hours have impacted inpatient care as well...
January 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918407/pioneering-a-national-advanced-practice-leadership-council-to-enhance-care-delivery-in-a-large-19-state-health-system
#3
Dixie Harms, Julianne Z Ewen, Matt Metsker, Jay Swanson, Kimberly H Oas
This article describes an innovative approach to enhancing the capacity of advanced practice clinicians (APCs) in a large faith-based health system consisting of multiple markets across the United States. With the challenges in health care today, promotion of advanced practice is vital to increasing quality and access to care while maintaining cost-effectiveness. The development of a national Advanced Practice Leadership Council led by the Vice President of Advanced Practice at Catholic Health Initiatives has been a progressive approach in mitigating the challenges facing APCs in today's health care arena...
January 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916251/differences-in-willingness-to-pay-for-an-extraction-a-filling-and-cleaning-teeth-at-various-levels-of-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-as-measured-by-oral-impacts-on-daily-performance-among-older-adults-in-singapore
#4
Rahul Nair, Robert Yee
OBJECTIVE: To examine the differences in Willingness to pay (WTP) for an extraction, a filling, and cleaning of teeth among older adults with varying levels of Oral Health-related Quality of Life (OHQoL). BACKGROUND: OHQoL has been used extensively to measure utilities as reported by individuals of interest. Currently there are no reports that examine the WTP of individuals at various levels of OHQoL. METHODS: A convenience sample of adults 60 years or older were recruited...
December 2016: Singapore Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913067/the-financial-impact-of-clinic-no-show-rates-in-an-academic-pediatric-otolaryngology-practice
#5
Zhen Huang, Mariam Ashraf, Heather Gordish-Dressman, Pamela Mudd
PURPOSE: To investigate determinants of no-show rates in an academic pediatric otolaryngology practice including appointment time, age, sex, new patient status, payer mix, and median household income by zip code. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of clinic no-show rates and patient demographics in a free standing children's hospital and affiliated outpatient clinics across eight providers in a one-year period. RESULTS: Analysis shows that the overall no-show rate across all providers was 15% with the highest rate of 19% in the zip code with the lowest median income...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912763/global-health-partnership-for-student-peer-to-peer-psychiatry-e-learning-lessons-learned
#6
REVIEW
Roxanne C Keynejad
BACKGROUND: Global 'twinning' relationships between healthcare organizations and institutions in low and high-resource settings have created growing opportunities for e-health partnerships which capitalize upon expanding information technology resources worldwide. E-learning approaches to medical education are increasingly popular but remain under-investigated, whilst a new emphasis on global health teaching has coincided with university budget cuts in many high income countries. RESULTS: King's Somaliland Partnership (KSP) is a paired institutional partnership health link, supported by Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), which works to strengthen the healthcare system and improve access to care through mutual exchange of skills, knowledge and experience between Somaliland and King's Health Partners, UK...
December 3, 2016: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905888/medicare-program-end-stage-renal-disease-prospective-payment-system-coverage-and-payment-for-renal-dialysis-services-furnished-to-individuals-with-acute-kidney-injury-end-stage-renal-disease-quality-incentive-program-durable-medical-equipment-prosthetics-orthotics
#7
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This rule updates and makes revisions to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for calendar year 2017. It also finalizes policies for coverage and payment for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury. This rule also sets forth requirements for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program, including the inclusion of new quality measures beginning with payment year (PY) 2020 and provides updates to programmatic policies for the PY 2018 and PY 2019 ESRD QIP...
November 4, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905011/under-treatment-of-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-in-the-united-states-analysis-of-medication-usage-with-health-plan-data
#8
April W Armstrong, J Will Koning, Simon Rowse, Huaming Tan, Carla Mamolo, Mandeep Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disorder with significant morbidity and mortality, but a persistent gap appears to exist for the adequate treatment of patients with moderate to severe disease. As the extent of under-treatment is unknown, we attempted to determine overall treatment patterns and estimate under-treatment using a large database. METHODS: Data from the US National Health and Wellness Survey was used to estimate the proportion of patients with mild, moderate or severe psoriasis...
November 30, 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903142/systematic-literature-review-of-general-health-care-interventions-within-programs-of-assertive-community-treatment
#9
Erik R Vanderlip, Benjamin F Henwood, Debra R Hrouda, Piper S Meyer, Maria Monroe-DeVita, Lynette M Studer, April J Schweikhard, Lorna L Moser
OBJECTIVE: Assertive community treatment (ACT) is one of the few evidence-based practices for adults with severe mental illness. Interest has slowly waned for ACT implementation. Yet ACT remains an appealing services platform to achieve the triple aim of health care reform (improved health outcomes, reduced cost, and improved satisfaction) through integration of primary care and behavioral health services. This review highlights the evidence for ACT to improve general medical outcomes, reduce treatment costs, and increase access to treatment...
December 1, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903104/harnessing-medical-training-for-psychiatrists-to-expand-access-to-care
#10
Melissa R Arbuckle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902558/access-of-patients-with-lumbar-disc-herniations-to-spine-surgeons-the-effect-of-insurance-type-under-the-affordable-care-act
#11
Nidharshan S Anandasivam, Daniel H Wiznia, Chang-Yeon Kim, Ameya V Save, Jonathan N Grauer, Richard R Pelker
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of insurance type (Medicaid vs. a specific private insurance) on patient access to spine surgeons for lumbar disc herniation as measured by (1) acceptance of insurance, (2) need for a referral, and (3) wait time for appointment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Limited studies have been conducted to examine the issue of patient access to spine surgeons based on different insurance types (Medicaid vs...
November 29, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902554/access-to-care-and-satisfaction-among-health-center-patients-with-chronic-conditions
#12
Leiyu Shi, De-Chih Lee, Geraldine Pierre Haile, Hailun Liang, Michelle Chung, Alek Sripipatana
This study examined access to care and satisfaction among health center patients with chronic conditions. Data for this study were obtained from the 2009 Health Center Patient Survey. Dependent variables of interest included 5 measures of access to and satisfaction with care, whereas the main independent variable was number of chronic conditions. Results of bivariate analysis and multiple logistic regressions showed that patients with chronic conditions had significantly higher odds of reporting access barriers than those without chronic conditions...
January 2017: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898511/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-cancer-related-cognitive-dysfunction
#13
Shelly Kucherer, Robert J Ferguson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide the reader with an overview of the cognitive-behavioral conceptualization of cancer-related cognitive dysfunction (CRCD) and how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can play an important role in treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent findings show that Memory and Attention Adaptation Training (MAAT), a CBT developed to help cancer survivors develop adaptive skills to improve daily cognitive performance and emotional coping, may be an efficacious treatment of CRCD and can be delivered through videoconference technology to improve survivor access to care...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894479/-the-benefit-of-telemedicine-for-enabling-elderly-or-disabled-people-to-access-care
#14
Yohann Eudes, Katia Mangeney, Michel Diméo, Stéphane Pierrel, Stavros Sokolakis, Stéphane Carnein
In 2013, a convalescence and care home carried out a telemedicine experiment in order to favour access to care for elderly and/or disabled people. In this context, in accordance with regulations, the team carried out an assessment of the project by studying the added value of this tool, its limits, as well as the initial effects on the residents and the practices of the healthcare professionals.
November 2016: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894475/-telemedicine-in-france-from-the-concept-to-practice
#15
Dominique Le Bœuf
The implementation of telemedicine has drawn on numerous innovative initiatives and has required a legal framework to be established. Today, the various uses of this valuable 'connected tool' can be appropriated in order to improve access to care. It also improves cooperation between healthcare professionals scattered across the health region.
November 2016: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894474/-telemedicine-in-current-nursing-practices
#16
Pierre Simon
The first priority telemedicine programme focused, from 2011, on five areas, with the aim of guaranteeing equal access to care to everybody across a healthcare region. Experiments were financed by public authorities. These practices are now integrated into the organisation of healthcare.
November 2016: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894048/real-world-patterns-of-care-in-her2-overexpressing-breast-cancer-results-of-a-survey-of-teach-clinical-trial-investigators-in-2011
#17
Y Chavarri-Guerra, J St Louis, A Bukowski, E Soto-Perez-de-Celis, P E R Liedke, H Symecko, B Moy, M Higgins, D M Finkelstein, P E Goss
BACKGROUND: HER2-overexpressing breast cancer (BC) is common among young patients and poses a public health burden. Adjuvant anti-HER2/neu therapy with trastuzumab reduces the risk of recurrence and improves survival. METHODS: A web-based survey was sent to 386 physicians of the "TEACH" trial in 2011 to determine access to HER2/neu testing and treatment patterns for HER2-overexpressing BC. RESULTS: There were 151 responders (39%) from 28 countries...
November 25, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882866/the-performance-of-community-health-workers-in-the-management-of-multiple-childhood-infectious-diseases-in-lira-northern-uganda-a-mixed-methods-cross-sectional-study
#18
Phillip Wanduru, Moses Tetui, Doreen Tuhebwe, Michael Ediau, Monica Okuga, Christine Nalwadda, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Peter Waiswa, Elizeus Rutebemberwa
BACKGROUND: Community health workers (CHWs) have the potential to reduce child mortality by improving access to care, especially in remote areas. Uganda has one of the highest child mortality rates globally. Moreover, rural areas bear the highest proportion of this burden. The optimal performance of CHWs is critical. In this study, we assess the performance of CHWs in managing malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea in the rural district of Lira, in northern Uganda. DESIGNS: A cross-sectional mixed methods study was undertaken to investigate the performance of 393 eligible CHWs in the Lira district of Uganda...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882832/geographic-variation-in-the-quality-and-cost-of-care-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Jason Shafrin, Arijit Ganguli, Yuri Sanchez Gonzalez, Jin Joo Shim, Seth A Seabury
BACKGROUND: There is considerable push to improve value in health care by simultaneously increasing quality while lowering or containing costs. However, for diseases that are best treated with comparatively expensive treatments, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there could be tension between these aims. In this study, we measured geographic variation in quality, access, and cost for patients with RA, a disease with effective but costly specialty treatments. OBJECTIVE: To assess the geographic differences in the quality, access, and cost of care for patients with RA...
December 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879382/veteran-preferences-regarding-wireless-management-of-positive-airway-pressure-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-at-a-tertiary-health-care-system
#20
Ken He, Brian N Palen, Elizabeth A Mattox, Elizabeth C Parsons
BACKGROUND: Timely monitoring of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) therapy can be a challenge amid conflicting pressures of rising patient volume and shortage of sleep medicine providers. Positive airway pressure (PAP) devices with wireless modem technology have the potential to improve patient access to care and streamline work load, yet little is known about patient attitudes toward telehealth integration among veterans with sleep apnea. As part of a larger quality improvement initiative at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, we elicited veterans' preferences toward modem versus traditional PAP data download, including patient attitudes and factors affecting those preferences...
November 22, 2016: Respiratory Care
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