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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747313/long-term-complications-reoperations-and-survival-following-cardioverter-defibrillator-implant
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Nathaniel Mark Hawkins, Maja Grubisic, Jason G Andrade, Flora Huang, Lillian Ding, Min Gao, Jamil Bashir
OBJECTIVE: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) reduce risk of death in select populations, but are also associated with harms. We aimed to characterise long-term complications and reoperation rate. METHODS: We assessed the rate, cumulative incidence and predictors of long-term reoperation and survival using a prospective, multicentre registry serving British Columbia in Canada, a universal single payer healthcare system with 4.5 million residents. 3410 patients (mean 63...
July 26, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716585/ascertainment-of-alaska-native-stroke-incidence-2005-2009-lessons-for-assessing-the-global-burden-of-stroke
#2
Bernadette Boden-Albala, James Allen, Eric T Roberts, Lisa Bulkow, Brian Trimble
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a critical public health issue in the United States and globally. System models to optimally capture stroke incidence in rural and culturally diverse communities are needed. The epidemiological transition to a western lifestyle has been associated with an increased burden of vascular risk factors among Alaska Native (AN) people. The burden of stroke in AN communities remains understudied. METHODS: The Alaska Native Stroke Registry (ANSR) was designed to screen and capture all stroke cases between 2005 and 2009 through its integration into the existing single-payer Alaska Tribal Health System infrastructure...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716171/the-personal-financial-burden-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-a-canadian-perspective
#3
Jonathan Yip, Allan D Vescan, Ian J Witterick, Eric Monteiro
BACKGROUND: Previous studies describe the financial burden of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) from the perspective of third-party payers, but, to our knowledge, none analyze the costs borne by patients (i.e., out-of-pocket expenses [OOPE]). Furthermore, this burden has not been previously investigated in the context of a publicly funded health care system. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the financial impact of CRS on patients, specifically by evaluating its associated OOPEs and the perceived financial burden...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655034/the-relationship-of-health-insurance-and-mortality-is-lack-of-insurance-deadly
#4
Steffie Woolhandler, David U Himmelstein
About 28 million Americans are currently uninsured, and millions more could lose coverage under policy reforms proposed in Congress. At the same time, a growing number of policy leaders have called for going beyond the Affordable Care Act to a single-payer national health insurance system that would cover every American. These policy debates lend particular salience to studies evaluating the health effects of insurance coverage. In 2002, an Institute of Medicine review concluded that lack of insurance increases mortality, but several relevant studies have appeared since that time...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641586/access-education-and-policy-awareness-predictors-of-influenza-vaccine-acceptance-among-vha-healthcare-workers
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Jennifer Lipkowitz Eaton, David C Mohr, Kathleen M McPhaul, Richard A Kaslow, Richard A Martinello
OBJECTIVE To identify predictors of influenza vaccine acceptance among VHA healthcare workers (HCWs), with emphasis on modifiable factors related to promotion campaigns. DESIGN Survey. SETTING National single-payer healthcare system with 140 hospitals and 321,000 HCWs. PARTICIPANTS National voluntary sample of HCWs in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system. METHODS We invited a random sample of 5% of all VHA HCWs to participate. An 18-item intranet-based survey inquired about occupation, vaccination status, employer policy, and local campaign efforts...
June 23, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612498/china-s-health-care-system-reform-progress-and-prospects
#6
Ling Li, Hongqiao Fu
This paper discusses the progress and prospects of China's complex health care reform beginning in 2009. The Chinese government's undertaking of systemic reform has achieved laudable achievements, including the expansion of social health insurance, the reform of public hospitals, and the strengthening of primary care. An innovative policy tool in China, policy experimentation under hierarchy, played an important role in facilitating these achievements. However, China still faces gaps and challenges in creating a single payer system, restructuring the public hospitals, and establishing an integrated delivery system...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606975/drivers-of-expenditure-on-primary-care-prescription-drugs-in-10-high-income-countries-with-universal-health-coverage
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Steven G Morgan, Christine Leopold, Anita K Wagner
BACKGROUND: Managing expenditures on pharmaceuticals is important for health systems to sustain universal access to necessary medicines. We sought to estimate the size and sources of differences in expenditures on primary care medications among high-income countries with universal health care systems. METHODS: We compared data on the 2015 volume and cost per day of primary care prescription drug therapies purchased in 10 high-income countries with various systems of universal health care coverage (7 from Europe, in addition to Australia, Canada and New Zealand)...
June 12, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557929/medical-students-call-for-single-payer-national-health-insurance
#8
Andrew M Harrison
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548543/systematic-review-of-clinical-guidance-documents-for-autism-spectrum-disorder-diagnostic-assessment-in-select-regions
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Melanie Penner, Evdokia Anagnostou, Lana Y Andoni, Wendy J Ungar
Clinical guidance documents play an important role in ensuring access to high-quality autism spectrum disorder diagnostic assessment practices. The objective was to perform a systematic review of professional association and government clinical guidance documents for autism spectrum disorder diagnostic assessment, analyzing their quality and content. The government search was limited to English-speaking, single-payer, publicly funded health systems. A quality appraisal was conducted by two appraisers using the Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation, second edition tool...
May 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526230/shared-decision-making-in-taiwan
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Hsun-Hsiang Liao, Huey-Wen Liang, Hou-Chaung Chen, Ching-I Chang, Pa-Chun Wang, Chung-Liang Shih
The paper aims to introduce the current status of shared decision making (SDM) in Taiwan under its mixed health care system and single-payer health insurance system. With experiences in promoting both evidence based medicine and patient safety, the Joint Commission of Taiwan has implemented a nationwide SDM program under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Welfare since 2016, incorporating multiple approaches such as developing patient decision aids (PDAs), executing the Medical Decision Aids Campaign, establishing a SDM platform, and integrating SDM in clinical practice...
May 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523719/cardiovascular-events-associated-with-second-line-anti-diabetes-treatments-analysis-of-real-world-korean-data
#11
K H Ha, B Kim, H Choi, D J Kim, H C Kim
AIM: To compare the risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality associated with sulfonylurea (SU), dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP4i) and thiazolidinedione (TZD) as add-on medications to metformin (MET) therapy in people with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We identified 40 263 individuals who used SU (n = 11 582), DPP4i (n = 26 623) or TZD (n = 2058) in addition to MET between January 2013 and June 2015 from the database of the Korean National Health Insurance, the single-payer healthcare system in South Korea...
September 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495247/hospital-variation-in-treatment-and-outcomes-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-insights-from-the-alberta-contemporary-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-invasive-treatment-strategies-coapt-study
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Kevin R Bainey, Padma Kaul, Paul W Armstrong, Anamaria Savu, Cynthia M Westerhout, Colleen M Norris, Neil Brass, Dean Traboulsi, Blair O'Neill, Jayan Nagendran, Imtiaz Ali, Merril Knudtson, Robert C Welsh
BACKGROUND: We examined variation in hospital treatment and its relationship to clinical outcome in a large population-based cohort of ACS patients within a single payer-government funded health care system. METHODS: Patients hospitalized in 106 hospitals in Alberta, Canada with a primary diagnosis of ACS were included (July 1, 2010-March 31, 2013) with comparisons made across the three cardiac catheterization-capable hospitals (Sites A-C). Cox proportional-hazard regression models were used to examine the multivariable-adjusted association between site and 1-year death or repeat cardiovascular (CV) hospitalization (primary endpoint)...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493177/what-is-single-payer-health-care-a-review-of-definitions-and-proposals-in-the-u-s
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Jodi L Liu, Robert H Brook
BACKGROUND: Single-payer systems have been proposed as a health care reform alternative in the United States. However, there is no consensus on the definition of single-payer. Most definitions characterize single-payer as one entity that collects funds and pays for health care on behalf on an entire population. Increased flexibility for state health care reform may provide opportunities for state-based single-payer systems to be considered. OBJECTIVE: To explore the concept of single-payer and to describe the contents of single-payer health care proposals...
July 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433325/the-role-of-private-non-profit-healthcare-organizations-in-nhs-systems-implications-for-the-portuguese-hospital-devolution-program
#14
REVIEW
Álvaro S Almeida
The national health services (NHS) of England, Portugal, Finland and other single-payer universalist systems financed by general taxation, are based on the theoretical principle of an integrated public sector payer-provider. However, in practice one can find different forms of participation of non-public healthcare providers in those NHS, including private for profit providers, but also third sector non-profit organizations (NPO). This paper reviews the role of non-public non-profit healthcare organizations in NHS systems...
April 1, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408618/national-policies-fostering-hospice-care-increased-hospice-utilization-and-reduced-the-invasiveness-of-end-of-life-care-for-cancer-patients
#15
Yu-Yun Shao, Emily Han-Chung Hsiue, Chih-Hung Hsu, Chien-An Yao, Ho-Min Chen, Mei-Shu Lai, Ann-Lii Cheng
BACKGROUND: In 2011, two national policies aiming to foster hospice services for terminal cancer patients took effect in Taiwan. The single-payer National Health Insurance of Taiwan started to reimburse full hospice services. The national hospital accreditation program, which graded all hospitals, incorporated hospice utilization in its evaluation. We assessed the impact of these national policies. METHODS: A cohort of 249,394 patients aged ≥18 years who died of cancer between 2008 and 2013 were identified from the National Death Registry...
July 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292485/a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-versus-hemiarthroplasty-for-the-management-of-complex-proximal-humeral-fractures-in-the-elderly
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Georg Osterhoff, Nathan N O'Hara, Jennifer D'Cruz, Sheila A Sprague, Nick Bansback, Nathan Evaniew, Gerard P Slobogean
BACKGROUND: There is ongoing debate regarding the optimal surgical treatment of complex proximal humeral fractures in elderly patients. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) compared with hemiarthroplasty (HA) in the management of complex proximal humeral fractures, using a cost-utility analysis. METHODS: On the basis of data from published literature, a cost-utility analysis was conducted using decision tree and Markov modeling...
March 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283236/cost-effectiveness-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-staging-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Katarzyna Czarnecka-Kujawa, Ursula Rochau, Uwe Siebert, Eshetu Atenafu, Gail Darling, Thomas Kenneth Waddell, Andrew Pierre, Marc De Perrot, Marcelo Cypel, Shaf Keshavjee, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
OBJECTIVE: To assess the cost-effectiveness of various modes of mediastinal staging in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in a single-payer health care system. METHODS: We performed a decision analysis to compare the health outcomes and costs of 4 mediastinal staging strategies: no invasive staging, endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA), mediastinoscopy, and EBUS-TBNA followed by mediastinoscopy if EBUS-TBNA is negative. We determined incremental cost effectiveness ratios (ICER) for all strategies and performed comprehensive deterministic sensitivity analyses using a willingness to pay threshold of $80,000/quality adjusted life year (QALY)...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244494/do-primary-care-provider-strategies-improve-patient-participation-in-colorectal-cancer-screening
#18
Nancy N Baxter, Rinku Sutradhar, Qing Li, Corinne Daly, Gladys N Honein-AbouHaidar, Devon P Richardson, Lisa Del Giudice, Jill Tinmouth, Lawrence Paszat, Linda Rabeneck
OBJECTIVES: Screening rates for colorectal cancer (CRC) remain suboptimal. The impact of provider strategies to enhance screening participation in the population is uncertain. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of provider strategies to increase screening in a single-payer system. METHODS: A population-based survey was conducted in primary care providers (PCPs) linked to patients using administrative data in Ontario, Canada. Patients were due for CRC screening from April 2012 to March 2013...
April 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241256/single-payer-reform-the-only-way-to-fulfill-the-president-s-pledge-of-more-coverage-better-benefits-and-lower-costs
#19
Steffie Woolhandler, David U Himmelstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241203/achieving-universal-coverage-without-turning-to-a-single-payer-lessons-from-3-other-countries
#20
Regina E Herzlinger, Barak D Richman, Richard J Boxer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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