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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909070/informal-caregiving-and-intimate-relationships-the-experiences-of-spouses-of-uk-military-personnel
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Gursimran Thandi, S Oram, A Verey, N Greenberg, N T Fear
AIM: Currently, there is no research available on the experiences of spouses providing informal care to wounded, injured or sick (WIS) UK military personnel. The aim of this study was to fill this gap by investigating the relationship experiences of non-military partners caring for WIS UK military personnel. METHODS: Spouses of WIS military personnel (n=25) completed telephone interviews with the research team. The data were transcribed and analysed using thematic analysis...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906761/surgical-education-and-health-care-reform-defining-the-role-and-value-of-trainees-in-an-evolving-medical-landscape
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Oluwadamilola M Fayanju, Reena Aggarwal, Rebeccah B Baucom, Cristina R Ferrone, David Massaro, Kyla P Terhune
OBJECTIVE: Health care reform and surgical education are often separated functionally. However, especially in surgery, where resident trainees often spend twice as much time in residency and fellowship than in undergraduate medical education, one must consider their contributions to health care. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: In this short commentary, we briefly review the status of health care in the United States as well as some of the recent and current changes in graduate medical education that pertain to surgical trainees...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903352/-using-the-concept-of-universal-health-coverage-to-promote-the-health-system-reform-in-china
#3
S L Hu
The paper is systematically explained the definition, contents of universal health coverage (UHC). Universal health coverage calls for all people to have access to quality health services they need without facing undue financial burden. The relationship between five main attributes, i.e., quality, efficiency, equity, accountability and resilience, and their 15 action plans has been explained. The nature of UHC is belonged to the State and government. The core function is commitment with equality. The whole-of-system method is used to promoting the health system reform...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899956/innovations-that-reach-the-patient-early-health-technology-assessment-and-improving-the-chances-of-coverage-and-implementation
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W H van Harten, V P Retèl
With growing concerns for the sustainability of the financial burden that health care-and especially cancer services-poses on the national budgets, the role of health economic analyses in coverage decisions is likely to grow. One of the strategies for the biomedical research field-also in oncology research-to foster coverage and health system implementation, is to anticipate this new role and to involve health technology assessment techniques earlier in various stages of translational research. In this article, we elaborate on the early involvement of health technology assessment in translational research and the concept of Coverage with Evidence Development in The Netherlands Cancer Institute and give two case examples that are currently ongoing: (1) tumour infiltrating lymphocytes therapy for metastatic melanoma; and (2) high-dose chemotherapy for BRCA1-like subgroup in triple-negative breast cancer...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899770/-universal-health-coverage-and-cancer-drugs-a-cost-effectiveness-perspective
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Ayako Fukuda, Ataru Igarashi
Japanese health system has been evaluated to be the closest to the ideal Universal Health Coverage(UHC)in the world. "Ideal UHC" is to ensure that all people could obtain the health services they need without suffering any financial hardship. However, maintaining current healthcare system, under which all medications are covered, is getting difficult due to the aging society and the existence of high-price drugs such as anti-cancer agents. Approval of OPDIVO(nivolumab)has raised the national discussion in Japan because of the possibility that the use of OPDIVO might collapse overall healthcare system...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898477/costs-and-length-of-stay-for-the-acute-care-of-patients-with-motor-complete-spinal-cord-injury-following-cervical-trauma-the-impact-of-early-transfer-to-specialized-acute-sci-center
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Andréane Richard-Denis, Debbie Ehrmann Feldman, Cynthia Thompson, Étienne Bourassa-Moreau, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
OBJECTIVE: Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) centers aim to optimize outcome following SCI. However, there is no timeframe to transfer patients from regional to SCI centers in order to promote cost-efficiency of acute care. Our objective was to compare costs and length of stay (LOS) following early and late transfer to the SCI center. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study involving 116 individuals was conducted. Group 1 (n = 87) was managed in an SCI center promptly after the trauma, whereas group 2 (n = 29) was transferred to the SCI center only after surgery...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895832/clostridium-difficile-a-healthcare-associated-infection-of-unknown-significance-in-adults-in-sub-saharan-africa
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REVIEW
Alexander J Keeley, Nicholas J Beeching, Katharine E Stott, Paul Roberts, Alastair J Watson, Michael Bj Beadsworth
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) causes a high burden of disease in high-resource healthcare systems, with significant morbidity, mortality, and financial implications. CDI is a healthcare-associated infection for which the primary risk factor is antibiotic usage, and it is the leading cause of bacterial diarrhoea in HIV-infected patients in the United States. Little is known about the disease burden of CDI in sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV and healthcare-associated infections are more prevalent and antibiotic usage is less restricted...
June 2016: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894374/autologous-intratympanic-blood-patch-for-presumed-perilymphatic-fistulas
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P K Foster
OBJECTIVE: To assess an alternative to bed rest and surgery for suspected perilymphatic fistulas using intratympanic blood injections. METHOD: A review was conducted of patients' history, physical and audiometric data, before and after treatment by intratympanic blood injections performed from 2009 to 2015. RESULTS: Twelve ears were identified, with trauma associated with air travel, water sports or nose blowing. Ten of these cases had hearing loss, six had vestibular symptoms...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893929/a-review-of-cost-communication-in-oncology-patient-attitude-provider-acceptance-and-outcome-assessment
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REVIEW
Ya-Chen Tina Shih, Chun-Ru Chien
The American Society of Clinical Oncology released its first guidance statement on the cost of cancer care in August 2009, affirming that patient-physician cost communication is a critical component of high-quality care. This forward-thinking recommendation has grown increasingly important in oncology practice today as the high costs of cancer care impose tremendous financial burden to patients, their families, and the health care system. For the current review, a literature search was conducted using the PubMed and Web of Science databases to identify articles that covered 3 topics related to patient-physician cost communication: patient attitude, physician acceptance, and the associated outcomes; and 15 articles from 12 distinct studies were identified...
November 28, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893185/women-s-pathways-to-abortion-care-in-south-carolina-a-qualitative-study-of-obstacles-and-supports
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Judy Margo, Lois McCloskey, Gouri Gupte, Melanie Zurek, Seema Bhakta, Emily Feinberg
CONTEXT: Women seeking timely and affordable abortion care may face myriad challenges, including high out-of-pocket costs, transportation demands, scheduling difficulties and stigma. State-level regulations may exacerbate these burdens and impede women's access to a full range of care. Women's reports of their experiences can inform efforts to improve pathways to abortion care. METHODS: In 2014, semistructured qualitative interviews were conducted with 45 women obtaining abortions in South Carolina, which has a restrictive abortion environment...
November 28, 2016: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893028/out-of-pocket-spending-and-financial-burden-among-medicare-beneficiaries-with-cancer
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Amol K Narang, Lauren Hersch Nicholas
Importance: Medicare beneficiaries with cancer are at risk for financial hardship given increasingly expensive cancer care and significant cost sharing by beneficiaries. Objectives: To measure out-of-pocket (OOP) costs incurred by Medicare beneficiaries with cancer and identify which factors and services contribute to high OOP costs. Design, Setting, and Participants: We prospectively collected survey data from 18 166 community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries, including 1409 individuals who were diagnosed with cancer during the study period, who participated in the January 1, 2002, to December 31, 2012, waves of the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative panel study of US residents older than 50 years...
November 23, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889849/principles-of-managing-vancouver-type-b-periprosthetic-fractures-around-cemented-polished-tapered-femoral-stems
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REVIEW
Conal Quah, Matthew Porteous, Arthur Stephen
The management of periprosthetic fractures around total hip replacements is a complex and challenging problem. Getting it right first time is an important factor in reducing the morbidity, mortality and financial burden associated with these injuries. Understanding and applying the basic principles of fracture management helps increase the chance of successful treatment. Based on these principles, we suggest a treatment algorithm for managing periprosthetic fractures around polished tapered femoral stems.
November 26, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889785/overcoming-cost-implications-of-mutational-analysis-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-a-pragmatic-approach
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Patrick Schöffski, Agnieszka Wozniak, Oliver Schöffski, Liesbet van Eycken, Maria Debiec-Rychter
BACKGROUND: Genetic analysis of tissue derived from patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) is not uniformly applied on a national and international level, even though mutational data can provide clinically relevant prognostic and predictive information, especially in patients qualifying for treatment with expensive targeted agents. METHODS: The current article describes the rationale for genetic testing of GIST tissue, looks at financial implications associated with such analysis and speculates on potential cost savings introduced by routine mutational testing and tailored use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors based on genotyping...
2016: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888569/providing-coverage-for-the-unique-life-long-health-care-needs-of-living-kidney-donors-within-the-framework-of-financial-neutrality
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John S Gill, Francis Delmonico, Scott Klarenbach, Alexander Morgan Capron
Organ donation should neither enrich nor impose financial burdens on donors. We describe the scope of health care required for all living kidney donors that reflects contemporary understanding of long-term donor health outcomes, propose an approach to identify donor health conditions which should be covered within the framework of financial neutrality, and propose strategies to pay for this care. Despite the Affordable Care Act in the United States, donors continue to have inadequate coverage for important health conditions that are either donation related or may compromise post-donation kidney function...
November 26, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888522/barriers-to-the-use-of-a-federal-travel-grant-by-living-kidney-donors
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Rebecca Hays, Amy Elaine Thomas, Erin Mathias, Joshua Mezrich, Didier A Mandelbrot
Living organ donation involves significant out of pocket costs, which burden donor candidates and may be an obstacle to donation. There is a single US grant (the National Living Donor Assistance Center- NLDAC) to cover live donor travel costs. Though there may be center-specific variability in grant utilization, prospective donors - and their intended recipients- must also meet eligibility criteria. In fact, the NLDAC grant is used by <10% of US live donors annually. We studied 154 consecutive kidney donor clinic evaluations (11/01/14-08/30/15) to determine eligibility and usage patterns during the evaluation process...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888477/impact-of-pediatric-acute-otitis-media-on-child-and-parental-quality-of-life-and-associated-productivity-loss-in-malaysia-a-prospective-observational-study
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Bruce Crawford, Siti Sabzah Mohd Hashim, Narayanan Prepageran, Goh Bee See, Genevieve Meier, Keiko Wada, Cheryl Coon, Emmanuelle Delgleize, Michael DeRosa
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) affects both child and parental quality of life (QoL). Data on QoL associated with AOM in Malaysia is sparse, and the burden of indirect costs have not been previously reported. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of pediatric AOM on child and parental QoL in Malaysia and its economic impact (indirect costs). METHODS: We utilized a set of QoL questionnaires (PAR-AOM-QOL, OM-6, and EQ-5D) combined with questions addressing work/productivity loss and financial costs associated with caring for a child during his or her illness in an observational, multicenter, prospective study...
November 25, 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886789/electrophysiology-in-the-developing-world-challenges-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Michael Bestawros
As a subset of the growing epidemic of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), the significant burdens of heart rhythm disorders also increase. Effective diagnostic and treatment modalities exist, but financial resources and expertise are limited. Cost-effective strategies exist to address most of these limitations, but many surmountable barriers need to be overcome to introduce and improve electrophysiologic care in LMICs. In this article, current and potential solutions are offered for the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of managing bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias...
February 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883412/prolonged-hospitalization-of-patients-with-hospital-acquired-pneumoniae-in-the-intensive-care-unit-%C3%A2-morbidity-mortality-and-costs-of
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Anna Różańska, Marta Wałaszek, Zdzisław Wolak, Małgorzata Bulanda
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine epidemiological rates of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) in the Polish ICU and direct costs associated with excess length of stay incurred by the hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The studied data concern patients hospitalized in the years 2010–2012 in a 9-bed ICU of a multi-profile hospital in the Małopolskie Province. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention diagnostic criteria were the basis for the development of definitions of infections...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876255/patient-and-perioperative-variables-affecting-30-day-readmission-for-surgical-complications-after-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties-a-matched-cohort-study
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Benjamin F Ricciardi, Kathryn K Oi, Steven B Daines, Yuo-Yu Lee, Amethia D Joseph, Geoffrey H Westrich
BACKGROUND: Changes in reimbursement for total hip and knee arthroplasties (THA and TKA) have placed increased financial burden of early readmission on hospitals and surgeons. Our purpose was to characterize factors of 30-day readmission for surgical complications after THA and TKA at a single, high-volume orthopedic specialty hospital. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis and who were readmitted within 30 days of their unilateral primary THA or TKA procedure between 2010 and 2014...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875057/national-athletic-trainers-association-position-statement-preventing-and-managing-sport-related-dental-and-oral-injuries
#20
Trenton E Gould, Scott G Piland, Shane V Caswell, Dennis Ranalli, Stephen Mills, Michael S Ferrara, Ron Courson
OBJECTIVE:  To provide athletic trainers, health care professionals, and all those responsible for the care of athletes with clinical recommendations for preventing and managing sport-related dental and oral injuries. BACKGROUND:  Participation in competitive sports continues to grow at both the interscholastic and intercollegiate levels. Therefore, exposure to, and the incidence of athletic-related injury, including orofacial injury, will also likely increase...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
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