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S K Van Straten, C J Stannard, J Bulabula, K Paul, J Leong, M Klipin
BACKGROUND: South Africa has an overburdened public healthcare system. Some admissions to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) may not require tertiary care. The numbers and details thereof are uncertain. Clinical research is limited by skills and access to data. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of Electronic Discharge (ED) summaries from the Department of Surgery at CMJAH between 01 April 2015 and 01 April 2016. An SQL-query of the database generated a ...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876577/surgical-burden-of-disease-at-a-regional-hospital-in-south-africa
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O Swart, J Pape, R Duvenage
BACKGROUND: There is limited published data describing the nature of surgical admissions at a regional level in the South African context. Worcester Hospital General Surgery has introduced an electronic online database to manage its surgical services. This study uses that database to evaluate the surgical burden of disease for the Cape Winelands East and Overberg districts of the Western Cape. METHOD: Admissions data were prospectively captured from February 2012 to January 2016, then retrospectively reviewed and classified into 5 types: (1) elective surgery/investigations (ESI); (2) trauma; (3) burns; (4) non-traumatic surgical emergencies (NTSE); (5) unplanned readmission within 30 days...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875889/a-third-of-patients-treated-at-a-tertiary-level-surgical-service-could-be-treated-at-a-secondary-level-facility
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S Van Straten, C Stannard, J Bulabula, K Boodhia, K Paul, J Leong, M J Klipin
BACKGROUND: South Africa (SA) has an overburdened public healthcare system. Some patients admitted to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH), SA, may not require tertiary care, but the numbers and details are uncertain. Clinical research in SA is limited by scarce skills and limited access to data. OBJECTIVE: To determine the proportion of and length of stay for secondary-, tertiary- and quaternary-level patients discharged from the Department of Surgery at CMJAH over 1 year...
August 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870188/assessing-the-impact-of-the-introduction-of-an-electronic-hospital-discharge-system-on-the-completeness-and-timeliness-of-discharge-communication-a-before-and-after-study
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Rajnikant L Mehta, Bryn Baxendale, Katie Roth, Victoria Caswell, Ivan Le Jeune, Jack Hawkins, Haya Zedan, Anthony J Avery
BACKGROUND: Hospital discharge summaries are a key communication tool ensuring continuity of care between primary and secondary care. Incomplete or untimely communication of information increases risk of hospital readmission and associated complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the introduction of a new electronic discharge system (NewEDS) was associated with improvements in the completeness and timeliness of discharge information, in Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, England...
September 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838352/syndromic-management-of-sexually-transmissible-infections-in-resource-poor-settings-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-the-abnormal-vaginal-discharge-flowchart-for-neisseria-gonorrhoea-and-chlamydia-trachomatis
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Caroline van Gemert, Margaret Hellard, Catriona S Bradshaw, Freya J I Fowkes, Paul A Agius, Mark Stoove, Catherine M Bennett
Background: Syndromic management of sexually transmissible infections is commonly used in resource-poor settings for the management of common STIs; abnormal vaginal discharge (AVD) flowcharts are used to identify and treat cervical infection including Neisseria gonorrhoea and Chlamydia trachomatis. A systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken to measure the diagnostic test performance of AVD flowcharts, including both World Health Organization (WHO)- and locally-adapted AVD flowcharts. Methods: A systematic search of multiple electronic databases was conducted to locate eligible studies published between 1991 and 2014...
August 25, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821597/a-randomised-controlled-trial-assessing-the-efficacy-of-an-electronic-discharge-communication-tool-for-preventing-death-or-hospital-readmission
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Maria J Santana, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Danielle A Southern, Ward W Flemons, Maeve O'Beirne, Michael D Hill, Alan J Forster, Deborah E White, William A Ghali
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of an electronic discharge communication tool (e-DCT) for preventing death or hospital readmission, as well as reducing patient-reported adverse events after hospital discharge. The e-DCT assessed has already been shown to yield high-quality discharge summaries with high levels of patient and physician satisfaction. METHODS: This two-arm randomised controlled trial was conducted in a Canadian tertiary care centre's internal medicine medical teaching units...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789686/developing-a-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factor-annotated-corpus-of-chinese-electronic-medical-records
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Jia Su, Bin He, Yi Guan, Jingchi Jiang, Jinfeng Yang
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become the leading cause of death in China, and most of the cases can be prevented by controlling risk factors. The goal of this study was to build a corpus of CVD risk factor annotations based on Chinese electronic medical records (CEMRs). This corpus is intended to be used to develop a risk factor information extraction system that, in turn, can be applied as a foundation for the further study of the progress of risk factors and CVD. RESULTS: We designed a light annotation task to capture CVD risk factors with indicators, temporal attributes and assertions that were explicitly or implicitly displayed in the records...
August 8, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739535/importance-and-feasibility-of-transitional-care-for-children-with-medical-complexity-results-of-a-multi-stakeholder-delphi-process
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JoAnna K Leyenaar, Paul A Rizzo, Dmitry Khodyakov, Laurel K Leslie, Peter K Lindenauer, Rita Mangione-Smith
BACKGROUND: Children with medical complexity (CMC) account for disproportionate hospital utilization and adverse outcomes following discharge, and several gaps exist regarding the quality of hospital-to-home transitional care for this population. We conducted an expert elicitation process to identify important and feasible hospital-to-home transitional care interventions for CMC from the perspectives of parents and healthcare professionals. METHODS: We conducted a two-round electronic Delphi process to identify important and feasible transitional care interventions...
July 21, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662984/mr-enterography-in-crohn-s-disease-complicated-with-enteroenteric-fistula
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Ayşe Erden, Sena Ünal, Habip Eser Akkaya, Mehmet Onay, Murat Törüner, Zeynep Bıyıklı Gençtürk, Aysun Çalışkan Kartal
OBJECTIVE: In this retrospective study, we aimed to evaluate MR enterography (MRE) findings, MR index of activity (MaRIA) and laboratory markers in Crohn patients with enteroenteric fistula. METHODS: Institution's electronic medical records (laboratory, pathology, ileocolonoscopy results and discharge summary) were reviewed and MR images retrieved from the PACS were reanalyzed in Crohn patients assessed at Gastroenterology Clinic of our university between July 2011 and July 2016...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653940/review-medication-errors-and-strategies-for-their-prevention
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REVIEW
Muhammad Kashif Riaz, Mohammad Riaz, Abida Latif
Medication errors occur every day causing injury to the patients and even deaths. The health care professionals are not fully aware of the damages done by medication errors in terms of patients' discomfort and economic burden. There is a need to provide information about medication errors to health care providers. This article reviews research done on the various aspects of medication errors. The research work done on prescribing errors, transcribing errors, dispensing errors, administration errors and discharged summaries errors have been examined...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638780/materials-design-and-system-construction-for-conventional-and-new-concept-supercapacitors
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REVIEW
Zhong Wu, Lin Li, Jun-Min Yan, Xin-Bo Zhang
With the development of renewable energy and electrified transportation, electrochemical energy storage will be more urgent in the future. Supercapacitors have received extensive attention due to their high power density, fast charge and discharge rates, and long-term cycling stability. During past five years, supercapacitors have been boomed benefited from the development of nanostructured materials synthesis and the promoted innovation of devices construction. In this review, we have summarized the current state-of-the-art development on the fabrication of high-performance supercapacitors...
June 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622808/characterizing-and-predicting-rates-of-delirium-across-general-hospital-settings
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Thomas H McCoy, Kamber L Hart, Roy H Perlis
OBJECTIVE: To better understand variation in reported rates of delirium, this study characterized delirium occurrence rate by department of service and primary admitting diagnosis. METHOD: Nine consecutive years (2005-2013) of general hospital admissions (N=831,348) were identified across two academic medical centers using electronic health records. The primary admitting diagnosis and the treating clinical department were used to calculate occurrence rates of a previously published delirium definition composed of billing codes and natural language processing of discharge summaries...
May 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572220/msoar-an-effective-bedside-stroke-prognosis-tool
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Mark Thaller, Nicholas Mitchell
The modified-SOAR (mSOAR) score is composed of the stroke subtype, Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project classification, age, pre-stroke modified Rankin score (mRS) and the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score. It has previously been shown to be a reliable predictor of mortality and length of -hospital stay. This study sought to identify whether the mSOAR can also be used to predict patient disability on discharge. A post-hoc calculation of mSOAR using Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) data and electronic discharge -summaries was performed on all stroke admissions to Bridgend Hospital over an 11-month period...
June 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559030/the-effect-of-utilization-review-on-emergency-department-operations
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Shoma Desai, Phillip F Gruber, Erick Eiting, Seth A Seabury, Wendy J Mack, Christian Voyageur, Veronica Vasquez, Hyung T Kim, Sophie Terp
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Increasingly, hospitals are using utilization review software to reduce hospital admissions in an effort to contain costs. Such practices have the potential to increase the number of unsafe discharges, particularly in public safety-net hospitals. Utilization review software tools are not well studied with regard to their effect on emergency department (ED) operations. We study the effect of prospectively used admission decision support on ED operations. METHODS: In 2012, Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center implemented prospective use of computerized admission criteria...
May 27, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509435/inpatient-iron-deficiency-detection-and-management-how-do-general-physicians-and-gastroenterologists-perform-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Muhammad W Fazal, Jane M Andrews, Josephine Thomas, Eliana Saffouri
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency (ID) is often an indicator of underlying pathology. Early detection and treatment avoids long-term morbidity and allows for prompt iron repletion, avoiding ID anaemia (IDA) and the need for blood transfusion. AIM: To evaluate the management of ID in two internal medicine units (general medical (GM) and gastroenterology (GE)) in a large metropolitan hospital and compare it to international guidelines. METHODS: All consecutive inpatient admissions in the GM and GE units were retrospectively reviewed until 40 patients in each service were identified with anaemia and/or microcytic hypochromic blood counts...
August 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491308/novel-combined-patient-instruction-and-discharge-summary-tool-improves-timeliness-of-documentation-and-outpatient-provider-satisfaction
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Meredith Gilliam, Sarah L Krein, Karen Belanger, Karen E Fowler, Derek E Dimcheff, Gabriel Solomon
BACKGROUND: Incomplete or delayed access to discharge information by outpatient providers and patients contributes to discontinuity of care and poor outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a new electronic discharge summary tool on the timeliness of documentation and communication with outpatient providers. METHODS: In June 2012, we implemented an electronic discharge summary tool at our 145-bed university-affiliated Veterans Affairs hospital...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398701/cervical-pessary-for-preventing-preterm-birth-in-singleton-pregnancies-with-short-cervical-length-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gabriele Saccone, Andrea Ciardulli, Serena Xodo, Lorraine Dugoff, Jack Ludmir, Giorgio Pagani, Silvia Visentin, Salvatore Gizzo, Nicola Volpe, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Giuseppe Rizzo, Pasquale Martinelli, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of cervical pessary for preventing spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) in singleton gestations with a second trimester short cervix. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from their inception until February 2016. We included randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing the use of the cervical pessary with expectant management in singletons pregnancies with transvaginal ultrasound cervical length (TVU CL) ≤25 mm. The primary outcome was incidence of SPTB <34 weeks...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334559/design-and-hospitalwide-implementation-of-a-standardized-discharge-summary-in-an-electronic-health-record
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Shannon M Dean, Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, Joel Buchanan, Brad Ehlenfeldt, Amy J H Kind
BACKGROUND: The hospital discharge summary is the primary method used to communicate a patient's plan of care to the next provider(s). Despite the existence of regulations and guidelines outlining the optimal content for the discharge summary and its importance in facilitating an effective transition to posthospital care, incomplete discharge summaries remain a common problem that may contribute to poor posthospital outcomes. Electronic health records (EHRs) are regularly used as a platform on which standardization of content and format can be implemented...
December 2016: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272593/the-unmet-need-for-postacute-rehabilitation-among-medicare-observation-patients-a-single-center-study
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Jennifer N Goldstein, J Sanford Schwartz, Patricia McGraw, Tobias L Banks, LeRoi S Hicks
BACKGROUND: Medicare beneficiaries admitted under observation status must pay for postacute inpatient rehabilitation (PAIR) services, out of pocket, at potentially prohibitive costs. OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is an unmet need for PAIR among Medicare observation patients and if this care is associated with longer hospital stay and increased rehospitalization. DESIGN/SETTING: Observational study using electronic medical record and administrative data from a regional health system...
March 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260602/recovery-after-abdominal-wall-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Kristian Kiim Jensen
Incisional hernia is a common long-term complication to abdominal surgery, occurring in more than 20% of all patients. Some of these hernias become giant and affect patients in several ways. This patient group often experiences pain, decreased perceived body image, and loss of physical function, which results in a need for surgical repair of the giant hernia, known as abdominal wall reconstruction. In the current thesis, patients with a giant hernia were examined to achieve a better understanding of their physical and psychological function before and after abdominal wall reconstruction...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
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