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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925664/preventing-falls-in-older-persons
#1
Lainie Van Voast Moncada, L Glen Mire
The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance impairment. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians recommend exercise or physical therapy and vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults who are at increased risk of falls. Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians do not recommend routine multifactorial intervention to prevent falls in all community-dwelling older adults, they state that it may be appropriate in individual cases...
August 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902376/-priorities-of-german-oncologists-results-of-the-choosing-wisely-survey-of-the-german-society-of-hematology-and-medical-oncology-dgho
#2
Stefan W Krause, Michael Oldenburg, Michael Hallek, Andreas Neubauer
Background During the preparation of "choosing wisely" recommendations, the German Society of Hematology and Medical Oncology (DGHO) had performed a member survey. The large body of replies was systematically and quantitatively analyzed for this report. Methods Replies to the draft recommendations are quantified. Free text replies were iteratively categorized in three levels according to medical categories and additionally, according to their general target of necessary action. Results 492 members completed the survey within the given limit of 2 weeks...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900839/behavioral-health-integration-into-primary-care-a-microsimulation-of-financial-implications-for-practices
#3
Sanjay Basu, Bruce E Landon, John W Williams, Asaf Bitton, Zirui Song, Russell S Phillips
BACKGROUND: New payments from Medicare encourage behavioral health services to be integrated into primary care practice activities. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the financial impact for primary care practices of integrating behavioral health services. DESIGN: Microsimulation model. PARTICIPANTS: We simulated patients and providers at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), non-FQHCs in urban and rural high-poverty areas, and practices outside of high-poverty areas surveyed by the National Association of Community Health Centers, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and National Health Interview Survey...
September 12, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894839/disparities-in-health-in-the-united-states-an-overview-of-the-social-determinants-of-health-for-otolaryngologists
#4
REVIEW
Regan W Bergmark, Ahmad R Sedaghat
OBJECTIVES: Social determinants of health include social and demographic factors such as poverty, education status, race and ethnicity, gender, insurance status, and other factors that influence (1) development of illness, (2) ability to obtain and utilize healthcare, and (3) health and healthcare outcomes. In otolaryngology, as in other subspecialty surgical fields, we are constantly confronted by patients' social and demographic circumstances including poverty, language barriers, and lack of health insurance and yet there is limited research on how these factors impact health equity in our field, or how attention to these patient characteristics may improve health equity...
August 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893693/current-status-of-worldwide-use-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-proms-in-spine-care
#5
Asdrubal Falavigna, Diego Cassol Dozza, Alisson R Teles, Chung Chek Wong, Giuseppe Barbagallo, Darrel Brodke, Abdulaziz Al-Mutair, Zoher Ghogawala, K Daniel Riew
OBJECTIVES: Patient-reported outcome measures PROMs are the most widely accepted means of measuring outcomes following spine procedures. We sought to determine the current status of worldwide use of PROMs in Latin America (LA), Europe (EU), Asia Pacific (AP), North America (NA), and Middle East (ME) in order to determine the barrier to its full implementation. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was sent by e-mail to members of AOSpine to evaluate their familiarity and use of PROMs instruments, and to assess the barriers to their use in spine care practice in LA, EU, AP, NA, and ME...
September 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878936/primary-care-physicians-utilization-of-type-2-diabetes-screening-guidelines-and-referrals-to-behavioral-interventions-a-survey-linked-retrospective-study
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Sandhya Mehta, Michelle Mocarski, Tami Wisniewski, Karin Gillespie, K M Venkat Narayan, Kathleen Lang
OBJECTIVE: To assess primary care physicians' (PCPs) knowledge of type 2 diabetes screening guidelines (American Diabetes Association (ADA) and 2008 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)), the alignment between their self-reported adherence and actual practice, and how often PCPs recommended diabetes prevention and self-management education programs (DPP/DSME). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: An online survey of PCPs to understand knowledge and adherence toward use of USPSTF/ADA guidelines and recommendation of DPP/DSME...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874071/factors-influencing-patient-selection-of-a-foot-and-ankle-surgeon
#7
Blaine T Manning, Daniel D Bohl, Kevin C Wang, Kamran S Hamid, George B Holmes, Simon Lee
An increasingly consumer-centric health insurance market has empowered patients to select the providers of their choice. There is a lack of studies investigating the rationale by which patients select a foot and ankle surgeon. In the present study, 824 consecutive new patients seeking treatment from 3 foot-ankle surgeons were consecutively administered an anonymous questionnaire prior to their first appointment. It included rating the importance of 15 factors regarding specialist selection on a 1 to 10 scale, with 10 designated " Very important" and 1 designated " Not important at all...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870030/-physician-professionalism-medicare-reform-and-reimbursement
#8
W G Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856170/factors-influencing-patient-selection-of-an-orthopaedic-sports-medicine-physician
#9
Blaine T Manning, Daniel D Bohl, Bryan M Saltzman, Eric J Cotter, Kevin C Wang, Chad T Epley, Nikhil N Verma, Brian J Cole, Bernard R Bach
BACKGROUND: The rise in consumer-centric health insurance plans has increased the importance of the patient in choosing a provider. There is a paucity of studies that examine how patients select an orthopaedic sports medicine physician. PURPOSE: To evaluate factors that patients consider when choosing an orthopaedic sports medicine physician. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: A total of 1077 patients who sought treatment by 3 sports medicine physicians were administered an anonymous questionnaire...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854592/weight-reduction-intervention-for-obese-infertile-women-prior-to-ivf-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Snorri Einarsson, Christina Bergh, Britt Friberg, Anja Pinborg, Anna Klajnbard, Per-Olof Karlström, Linda Kluge, Ingrid Larsson, Anne Loft, Anne-Lis Mikkelsen-Englund, Kaj Stenlöf, Anna Wistrand, Ann Thurin-Kjellberg
STUDY QUESTION: Does an intensive weight reduction programme prior to IVF increase live birth rates for infertile obese women? SUMMARY ANSWER: An intensive weight reduction programme resulted in a large weight loss but did not substantially affect live birth rates in obese women scheduled for IVF. WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN: Among obese women, fertility and obstetric outcomes are influenced negatively with increased risk of miscarriage and a higher risk of maternal and neonatal complications...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844588/a-review-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-delivery-around-the-world
#11
REVIEW
Ella Pesah, Marta Supervia, Karam Turk-Adawi, Sherry L Grace
Herein, 28 publications describing cardiac rehabilitation (CR) delivery in 50 of the 113 countries globally suspected to deliver it are reviewed, to characterize the nature of services. Government funding was the main source of CR reimbursement in most countries (73%), with private and patient funding in about ¼ of cases. Myocardial infarction patients and those having revascularization were commonly served. The main professions delivering CR were physicians, nurses, and physiotherapists. Programs offered a median of 20 sessions, although this varied...
August 24, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842974/economics-of-inhaled-oxygen-use-as-an-acute-therapy-for-cluster-headache-in-the-united-states-of-america
#12
Megan O'Brien, Janet H Ford, Sheena K Aurora, Sriram Govindan, Deborah E Tepper, Stewart J Tepper
BACKGROUND: Cluster headache (CH) is a primary headache disorder associated with low levels of diagnosis and high unmet medical need. The pain attacks, associated anxiety, and fear in anticipation of the attacks are extremely debilitating to a patient with CH. For acute therapy, treatment guidelines recommend inhalation of high flow oxygen during the period of an attack. However, the use of oxygen for treatment of CH remains largely underutilized. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the study, which covered each of the US states, were to map the current market landscape of medical grade oxygen for use in CH and to develop a cost simulator based on a patient's needs and geography...
August 26, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833250/how-do-we-perform-and-bill-for-blood-bank-physician-consultative-services
#13
Jeffrey S Jhang, Richard O Francis, Anne Winkler, Christopher Tormey
Transfusion medicine (TM) physicians provide medical services that benefit all patients such as providing 24-hour laboratory coverage, advising health care providers on test interpretation and selection, validating new methods, and supervising technical personnel. These services ensure delivery of accurate, reliable, and timely laboratory test results and blood products. TM physicians also provide consultations to individual patients by 1) interpreting and determining the clinical significance of test results (e...
August 20, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831556/-active-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-what-is-possible-in-ambulatory-health-care-in-2017
#14
REVIEW
Karin Rybak
Telemonitoring (TM) features are implemented in nearly all cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) that have recently been released to the market. In combination with pacemakers, defibrillators and systems for cardiac resynchronization it is a safe and efficient method for routine technical aftercare of the devices as well as for monitoring heart failure and arrhythmias. Using TM has the potential to optimize patient care with regard to economic, clinical and safety aspects. Despite the good availability of existing data and clear recommendations of the responsible scientific societies, it is often seen as an isolated solution which is not fully integrated into standard care, although it has its own EBM number for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy systems...
August 22, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830488/trends-in-the-prescription-of-benzodiazepines-for-the-elderly-in-korea
#15
Soo-Hee Hwang, Seungjin Han, Hyojung Choi, Choonseon Park, Sun Min Kim, Tae Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND: This study examined trends in the prescription of benzodiazepines for the elderly (age over 65 years) in Korea, a country with a higher level of spending on pharmaceuticals compared to that in other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, and identified factors related to the inappropriate use of such drugs. METHODS: We used the National Health Insurance Claims Data (NHICD) for the period 2009-2013, including all reimbursed drug-prescribing information...
August 22, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828300/generalizable-items-and-modular-structure-for-computerised-physician-staffing-calculation-on-intensive-care-units
#16
REVIEW
Manfred Weiss, Gernot Marx, Thomas Iber
Intensive care medicine remains one of the most cost-driving areas within hospitals with high personnel costs. Under the scope of limited budgets and reimbursement, realistic needs are essential to justify personnel staffing. Unfortunately, all existing staffing models are top-down calculations with a high variability in results. We present a workload-oriented model, integrating quality of care, efficiency of processes, legal, educational, controlling, local, organisational and economic aspects. In our model, the physician's workload solely related to the intensive care unit depends on three tasks: Patient-oriented tasks, divided in basic tasks (performed in every patient) and additional tasks (necessary in patients with specific diagnostic and therapeutic requirements depending on their specific illness, only), and non patient-oriented tasks...
August 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818350/candidate-quality-measures-for-hand-surgery
#17
(no author information available yet)
PURPOSE: Quality measures are tools used by physicians, health care systems, and payers to evaluate performance, monitor the outcomes of interventions, and inform quality improvement efforts. A paucity of quality measures exist that address hand surgery care. We completed a RAND/UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) Delphi Appropriateness process with the goal of developing and evaluating candidate hand surgery quality measures to be used for national quality measure development efforts...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817861/population-health-management-and-cancer-screening
#18
Bradley Kamstra, Mark K Huntington
Population health management (PHM) is a new health care model being implemented. It has been defined as "the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group." This includes health outcomes and patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these two. Moving from a fee-for-service payment system to a quality- or value-based system, this model places on the clinician more responsibility for the costs of health care and its reimbursements...
2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810102/quality-focus-physician-reimbursement-changes-an-update
#19
Stephan D Schroeder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806026/physician-perceptions-of-barriers-to-advance-care-planning
#20
Lauren Fanta, Jill Tyler
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have confirmed the importance of advance care planning. Despite the benefits of directed end-of-life discussions, a variety of barriers including discomfort with the topic, physician ideology, lack of time and reimbursement, delaying discussions, and lack of training impede physicians from facilitating these crucial conversations with their patients. This study aims to understand physicians' perceptions to additional barriers to advance care planning with patients and their families...
July 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
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