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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635539/an-old-challenge-with-new-promises-a-systematic-review-on-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-long-term-care-facilities
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Francesco Panza, Vincenzo Solfrizzi, Madia Lozupone, Maria Rosaria Barulli, Francesca D'Urso, Roberta Stallone, Vittorio Dibello, Alessia Noia, Cristina Di Dio, Antonio Daniele, Antonello Bellomo, Davide Seripa, Antonio Greco, Giancarlo Logroscino
Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multidimensional and multidisciplinary diagnostic process focused on determining the clinical profile, pathological risk, residual skills, short- and long-term prognosis, and the personalized therapeutic and care plan of the functionally compromised and frail older subjects. Previous evidence suggested that the effectiveness of CGA programs may be influenced by the settings where the CGA is performed [i.e., hospital, post-hospital discharge/ long-term care facilities (LTCF), or community/home] as well as the specific clinical conditions of older frail individuals...
June 21, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623153/cognitive-status-of-older-adults-on-admission-to-a-skilled-nursing-facility-according-to-a-hospital-discharge-diagnosis-of-dementia
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Brian Downer, Kali S Thomas, Vincent Mor, James S Goodwin, Kenneth J Ottenbacher
OBJECTIVE: Describe the cognitive status on admission to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) according to a hospital discharge diagnosis of dementia in a national sample of Medicare beneficiaries. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort design. SETTING: SNFs in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Medicare-fee-for-service beneficiaries newly admitted to an SNF within 3 days of discharge from an acute hospital during 2013-2014 (n = 1,885,015)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621152/racial-disparities-in-health-service-utilization-among-medicare-fee-for-service-beneficiaries-adjusting-for-multiple-chronic-conditions
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Krupa Gandhi, Eunjung Lim, James Davis, John J Chen
OBJECTIVE: To examine racial disparities in health services utilization in Hawaii among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 65 years and above. METHOD: All-cause utilization of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, home health agency, and skilled nursing facility admissions were investigated using 2012 Medicare data. For each type of service, multivariable logistic regression model was used to investigate racial disparities adjusting for sociodemographic factors and multiple chronic conditions...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Aging and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619462/perceptions-of-an-educational-programme-for-registered-nurses-who-work-at-non-major-trauma-services-in-victoria-australia-the-nursing-emergency-external-trauma-programme
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Sharyn Ireland, Rachel Cross, Kelly Decker, Biswadev Mitra
BACKGROUND: Emergency nurses working in non-Major Trauma Service (non-MTS) facilities face the challenge of providing immediate care to seriously injured patients, despite infrequent presentations at their workplace. A one-day education programme endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing was developed to provide contemporary trauma education for nurses. The aim of this study was to report participants' perceptions of their experience of this programme. METHODS: Peer reviewed lesson plans were developed to guide educational activities...
June 12, 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619414/health-information-needs-and-reliability-of-sources-among-nondegree-health-sciences-students-a-prerequisite-for-designing-ehealth-literacy
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Hussein Haruna, Ndumiso Tshuma, Xiao Hu
BACKGROUND: Understanding health information needs and health-seeking behavior is a prerequisite for developing an electronic health information literacy (EHIL) or eHealth literacy program for nondegree health sciences students. At present, interest in researching health information needs and reliable sources paradigms has gained momentum in many countries. However, most studies focus on health professionals and students in higher education institutions. OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed at providing new insight and filling the existing gap by examining health information needs and reliability of sources among nondegree health sciences students in Tanzania...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617165/transplant-professionals-perceptions-of-long-term-care-residents-candidacy-for-kidney-transplantation
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Megan Urbanski, Teri Browne, Mythili Ghanta, Serban Constantinescu, Avrum Gillespie, Heather Hammer, Heather Traino
CONTEXT: Given the aging end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population, kidney transplant (KTx) centers may experience an increase in referrals of patients living in long-term care (LTC) settings (eg, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, group homes, and boarding homes). OBJECTIVE: To identify best practices among KTx professionals when considering individuals in LTC settings for transplantation. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional survey administered online to US transplant professionals via e-mail LISTSERVs and other professional networks...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615465/emergency-department-urinary-antibiograms-differ-by-specific-patient-groups
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S Jorgensen, M Zurayk, S Yeung, J Terry, M Dunn, P Nieberg, A Wong-Beringer
Background: Patients presenting to the ED represent a heterogeneous population comprised of all ages, from the community and skilled-nursing facilities (SNF), and at varying risk for resistant pathogens. The aim of this study was to compare patient group-specific urinary antibiograms in ED.Methods: Adults presented to ED with an ICD 9/10 UTI diagnosis during 7/15 - 6/16 were randomly selected (n=500) to extract relevant demographic, laboratory, and clinical data from the medical record. Urinary E. coli antibiograms were compared between: institutional vs...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615088/healthcare-antibiotic-resistance-prevalence-dc-harp-dc-a-regional-prevalence-assessment-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-cre-in-healthcare-facilities-in-washington-district-of-columbia
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Jacqueline Reuben, Nancy Donegan, Glenn Wortmann, Roberta DeBiasi, Xiaoyan Song, Princy Kumar, Mary McFadden, Sylvia Clagon, Janet Mirdamadi, Diane White, Jo Ellen Harris, Angella Browne, Jane Hooker, Michael Yochelson, Milena Walker, Gary Little, Gail Jernigan, Kathleen Hansen, Brenda Dockery, Brendan Sinatro, Morris Blaylock, Kimary Harmon, Preetha Iyengar, Trevor Wagner, Jo Anne Nelson
OBJECTIVE Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are a significant clinical and public health concern. Understanding the distribution of CRE colonization and developing a coordinated approach are key components of control efforts. The prevalence of CRE in the District of Columbia is unknown. We sought to determine the CRE colonization prevalence within healthcare facilities (HCFs) in the District of Columbia using a collaborative, regional approach. DESIGN Point-prevalence study. SETTING This study included 16 HCFs in the District of Columbia: all 8 acute-care hospitals (ACHs), 5 of 19 skilled nursing facilities, 2 (both) long-term acute-care facilities, and 1 (the sole) inpatient rehabilitation facility...
June 15, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601334/variation-in-readmission-expenditures-after-high-risk-surgery
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Bruce L Jacobs, Chang He, Benjamin Y Li, Alex Helfand, Naveen Krishnan, Tudor Borza, Amir A Ghaferi, Brent K Hollenbeck, Jonathan E Helm, Mariel S Lavieri, Ted A Skolarus
BACKGROUND: The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program reduces payments to hospitals with excess readmissions for three common medical conditions and recently extended its readmission program to surgical patients. We sought to investigate readmission intensity as measured by readmission cost for high-risk surgeries and examine predictors of higher readmission costs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's State Inpatient Database to perform a retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing major chest (aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting, lung resection) and major abdominal (abdominal aortic aneurysm repair [open approach], cystectomy, esophagectomy, pancreatectomy) surgery in 2009 and 2010...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601245/the-impact-of-discharge-disposition-on-episode-of-care-reimbursement-after-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Karim G Sabeh, Samuel Rosas, Leonard T Buller, Martin W Roche, Victor H Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) accounts for more Medicare expenditure than any other inpatient procedure. The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model was introduced to decrease cost and improve quality in TJA. The largest portion of episode-of-care costs occurs after discharge. This study sought to quantify the cost variation of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) according to discharge disposition. METHODS: The Medicare and Humana claims databases were used to extract charges and reimbursements to compare day-of-surgery and 91-day postoperative costs simulating episode-of-care reimbursements...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598923/readmissions-to-different-hospitals-after-common-surgical-procedures-and-consequences-for-implementation-of-perioperative-surgical-home-programs
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Franklin Dexter, Richard H Epstein, Eric C Sun, David A Lubarsky, Elisabeth U Dexter
BACKGROUND: We consider whether there should be greater priority of information sharing about postacute surgical resources used: (1) at skilled nursing facilities or inpatient rehabilitation hospitals to which patients are transferred upon discharge (when applicable) versus (2) at different hospitals where readmissions occur. Obtaining and storing data electronically from these 2 sources for Perioperative Surgical Home initiatives are dissimilar; both can be challenging depending on the country and health system...
June 7, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587676/access-barriers-to-obstetric-care-at-health-facilities-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review
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Minerva Kyei-Nimakoh, Mary Carolan-Olah, Terence V McCann
BACKGROUND: Since 2000, the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, which included a goal to improve maternal health by the end of 2015, has facilitated significant reductions in maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, despite more focused efforts made especially by low- and middle-income countries, targets were largely unmet in sub-Saharan Africa, where women are plagued by many challenges in seeking obstetric care. The aim of this review was to synthesise literature on barriers to obstetric care at health institutions in sub-Saharan Africa...
June 6, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583164/health-professionals-views-on-the-barriers-and-enablers-to-evidence-based-practice-for-acute-stroke-care-a-systematic-review
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Leonard Baatiema, Michael E Otim, George Mnatzaganian, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Judith Coombes, Shawn Somerset
BACKGROUND: Adoption of contemporary evidence-based guidelines for acute stroke management is often delayed due to a range of key enablers and barriers. Recent reviews on such barriers focus mainly on specific acute stroke therapies or generalised stroke care guidelines. This review examined the overall barriers and enablers, as perceived by health professionals which affect how evidence-based practice guidelines (stroke unit care, thrombolysis administration, aspirin usage and decompressive surgery) for acute stroke care are adopted in hospital settings...
June 5, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576661/knowledge-and-practice-related-to-gestational-diabetes-among-primary-health-care-providers-in-morocco-potential-for-a-defragmentation-of-care
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Bettina Utz, Bouchra Assarag, Amina Essolbi, Amina Barkat, Alexandre Delamou, Vincent De Brouwere
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to assess knowledge and practices of general practitioners, nurses and midwives working at primary health care facilities in Morocco regarding screening and management of gestational diabetes (GDM). METHODS: Structured interviews with 100 doctors, midwives and nurses at 44 randomly selected public health care centers were conducted in Marrakech and Al Haouz. All data were descriptively analyzed. Ethical approval for the study was granted by the institutional review boards in Belgium and Morocco...
May 30, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569348/black-tar-heroin-skin-popping-as-a-cause-of-wound-botulism
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Ihtesham A Qureshi, Mohtashim A Qureshi, Mohammad Rauf Afzal, Alberto Maud, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Darine Kassar
BACKGROUND: Botulism is a rare potentially fatal and treatable disorder caused by a bacteria-produced toxin that affects the presynaptic synaptic membrane resulting in a characteristic neuromuscular dysfunction. It is caused by either the ingestion of the toxin or the bacteria, inhalation, or wound infection. We present our observations with a descriptive case series of wound botulism secondary to black tar heroin (BTH) injection. METHODS: We report a retrospective single-center case series of 15 consecutive cases of wound botulism presenting to University Medical Center of El Paso...
May 31, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567575/analysis-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-laparoscopic-pancreatoduodenectomy
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Michael H Gerber, Daniel Delitto, Cristina J Crippen, Thomas J George, Kevin E Behrns, Jose G Trevino, Jessica L Cioffi, Steven J Hughes
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy (LPD) is a cost-effective alternative to open pancreatoduodenectomy (OPD). METHODS: Hospital cost data, discharge disposition, readmission rates, and readmission costs from periampullary cancer patient cohorts of LPD and OPD were compared. The surgical cohorts over a 40-month period were clinically similar, consisting of 52 and 50 patients in the LPD and OPD groups, respectively. RESULTS: The total operating room costs were higher in the LPD group as compared to the OPD group (median US$12,290 vs US$11,299; P = 0...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558756/comparison-of-methods-to-identify-long-term-care-nursing-home-residence-with-administrative-data
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James S Goodwin, Shuang Li, Jie Zhou, James E Graham, Amol Karmarkar, Kenneth Ottenbacher
BACKGROUND: To compare different methods for identifying a long term care (LTC) nursing home stay, distinct from stays in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), to the method currently used by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We used national and Texas Medicare claims, Minimum Data Set (MDS), and Texas Medicaid data from 2011-2013. METHODS: We used Medicare Part A and B and MDS data either alone or in combination to identify LTC nursing home stays by three methods...
May 30, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557881/partnerships-in-transitions-acute-care-to-skilled-nursing-facility
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July 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557874/partnerships-in-transitions-acute-care-to-skilled-nursing-facility
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Mae L Dizon, Ruth Zaltsmann, Cheryl Reinking
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Older adults, in particular those discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), are at high risk for readmission. As part of a multifaceted approach to reduce readmissions, a community hospital initiated a 3-prong approach (Collaboration, Communication, and Competency) and partnered with regional SNFs. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTINGS: El Camino Hospital, an independent, locally owned, not-for-profit district, acute care hospital in Northern California, and 11 participating SNFs in the same region...
July 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552204/accuracy-of-documentation-in-the-nursing-care-plan-in-long-term-institutional-care
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Astrid Tuinman, Mathieu H G de Greef, Wim P Krijnen, Wolter Paans, Petrie F Roodbol
Nursing staff working in long-term institutional care attend to residents with an increasing number of severe physical and cognitive limitations. To exchange information about the health status of these residents, accurate nursing documentation is important to ensure the safety of residents. This study examined the accuracy of nursing documentation in 197 care plans of five long-term institutional care facilities. Based on the phases of the nursing process, the D-Catch instrument measures the accuracy of the content and coherence of documentation...
May 25, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
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