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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431140/performance-of-the-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-29-in-scleroderma-a-scleroderma-patient-centered-intervention-network-cohort-study
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Linda Kwakkenbos, Brett D Thombs, Dinesh Khanna, Marie-Eve Carrier, Murray Baron, Daniel E Furst, Karen Gottesman, Frank van den Hoogen, Vanessa L Malcarne, Maureen D Mayes, Luc Mouthon, Warren R Nielson, Serge Poiraudeau, Robert Riggs, Maureen Sauvé, Fredrick Wigley, Marie Hudson, Susan J Bartlett
Objective.: The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)-29 assesses seven health-related quality of life domains plus pain intensity. The objective was to examine PROMIS-29v2 validity and explore clinical associations in patients with SSc. Methods.: English-speaking SSc patients in the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network Cohort from 26 sites in Canada, the USA and the UK completed the PROMIS-29v2 between July 2014 and November 2015...
April 18, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419657/a-new-approach-to-clinical-research-integrating-clinical-care-quality-reporting-and-research-using-a-wound-care-network-based-learning-healthcare-system
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Thomas E Serena, Caroline E Fife, Kristen A Eckert, Raphael A Yaakov, Marissa J Carter
The disparity between ideal evidence from randomized controlled trials and real-world evidence in medical research has prompted the United States Food and Drug Administration to consider the use of real-world data to better understand safety and effectiveness of new devices for a broader patient population and to prioritize real-world data in regulatory decision making. As the healthcare system transitions from volume- to value-based care, there is a growing need to harness the power of real-world data to change the paradigm for wound care clinical research and enable more generalizable clinical trials...
April 17, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414044/the-impact-of-the-medicare-access-and-chip-reauthorization-act-macra-on-the-field-of-ophthalmology
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Brenton Kinker, Kaitlyn Dobesh, Nariman Nassiri, Mark S Juzych, M Roy Wilson
PURPOSE: To analyze the impact of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) on the field of ophthalmology. DESIGN: A perspective on the effects of MACRA's Quality Payment Program after analysis of the proposed rule, final rule, and commentary submitted by relevant stakeholders. RESULTS: Physicians will need to use one of two payment structures: Merit Based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS), or Alternative Payment Models (APMs)...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412704/structural-validity-of-the-rheumatology-attitudes-index-in-systemic-sclerosis-analysis-from-the-ucla-scleroderma-quality-of-life-study
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Shadi Gholizadeh, Sarah D Mills, Rina S Fox, Erin L Merz, Scott C Roesch, Philip J Clements, Suzanne Kafaja, Daniel E Furst, Dinesh Khanna, Vanessa L Malcarne
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the structural validity of the Rheumatology Attitudes Index (RAI), a widely used measure of rheumatic disease-related helplessness in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Patients with physician-confirmed SSc from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Scleroderma Quality of Life Study (n = 208) received clinical examinations and completed self-report questionnaires. The structural validity of the RAI was examined through confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis (CFA/EFA)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412275/achieving-the-bptruth-emergency-department-hypertension-screening-and-the-centers-for-medicare-medicaid-services-quality-measure
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Elizabeth M Goldberg, Taneisha Wilson, Cory Saucier, Aaron M Brody, Phillip D Levy, Charles B Eaton, Roland C Merchant
In 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted a Physician Quality Reporting System measure for screening and referring patients with elevated blood pressure (BP). The aims of this study were to (1) assess the reliability of ED triage BP as a metric to establish when the CMS threshold (≥120/80 mm Hg), and other clinically relevant BP thresholds (≥140/90 and ≥160/100 mm Hg) have been met, using BP measured with a highly accurate device (BpTRU) in the emergency department as the gold standard; and (2) determine whether correct identification varies by gender, race, or triage acuity...
March 30, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405807/management-and-outcomes-of-acute-surgical-patients-at-a-district-hospital-in-uganda-with-non-physician-emergency-clinicians
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Caleb Dresser, Usha Periyanayagam, Brad Dreifuss, Robert Wangoda, Julius Luyimbaazi, Mark Bisanzo
INTRODUCTION: Acute surgical care services in rural Sub-Saharan Africa suffer from human resource and systemic constraints. Developing emergency care systems and task sharing aspects of acute surgical care addresses many of these issues. This paper investigates the degree to which specialized non-physicians practicing in a dedicated Emergency Department contribute to the effective and efficient management of acute surgical patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of an electronic quality assurance database of patients presenting to an Emergency Department in rural Uganda staffed by non-physician clinicians trained in emergency care...
April 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399427/clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-of-nurse-led-self-management-interventions-for-patients-with-copd-in-primary-care-a-systematic-review
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Elizabeth Baker, Francis Fatoye
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is increasing in prevalence and constitutes a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. As well as contributing to a significant decline in health status in many patients, this condition creates a considerable burden on healthcare providers. Self-management interventions are frequently implemented in community settings to limit the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on everyday life of individuals and to manage pressure on health systems...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395051/implementation-of-epic-beaker-clinical-pathology-at-stanford-university-medical-center
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Brent T Tan, Jennifer Fralick, William Flores, Cary Schrandt, Vicki Davis, Tom Bruynell, Lisa Wilson, John Christopher, Shirley Weber, Neil Shah
Objectives: To provide an account of implementation of the Epic Beaker 2014 clinical pathology module at Stanford University Medical Center and highlight strengths and weaknesses of the system. Methods: Based on a formal selection process, Stanford selected Epic Beaker to replace Sunquest as the clinical laboratory information system (LIS). The rationale included integration between the LIS and already installed Epic electronic medical record (EMR), reduction in the number of systems and interfaces, and positive patient identification (PPID)...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394225/outcomes-of-neuropsychiatric-events-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-based-on-clinical-phenotypes-prospective-data-from-the-leiden-np-sle-cohort
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C Magro-Checa, L J J Beaart-van de Voorde, H A M Middelkoop, M L Dane, N J van der Wee, M A van Buchem, T W J Huizinga, G M Steup-Beekman
Objective The objective of this study was to assess whether clinical and patient's reported outcomes are associated with a different pathophysiological origin of neuropsychiatric events presenting in systemic lupus erythematosus. Methods A total of 232 neuropsychiatric events presenting in 131 systemic lupus erythematosus patients were included. Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus diagnosis was established per event by multidisciplinary evaluation. All neuropsychiatric events were divided according to a suspected underlying pathophysiological process into one of the following: non-neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus related, inflammatory and ischaemic neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384854/cost-effective-printing-of-laboratory-reports-biochemist-s-and-physician-s-debate-and-institutions-dilemma
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Arun Kumar Harith, Anil Kumar Avs, Sangeetha Sampath
INTRODUCTION: Laboratory investigations account for significant percentage of healthcare expenses. Every hospital and laboratory especially in the government sector wants to cut down the expenses on reports and offer inferior printouts of reports. The debate of printing attractive reports (clientele aspiration) Vs costs cutting (managerial issues) continues. It becomes the moral responsibility of doctors to guide the management into implementing an effective and economical option of report transcription...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376461/increased-health-information-technology-adoption-and-use-among-small-primary-care-physician-practices-over-time-a-national-cohort-study
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Diane R Rittenhouse, Patricia P Ramsay, Lawrence P Casalino, Sean McClellan, Zosha K Kandel, Stephen M Shortell
PURPOSE: Implementation and meaningful use of health information technology (HIT) has been shown to facilitate delivery system transformation, yet implementation is far from universal. This study examined correlates of greater HIT implementation over time among a national cohort of small primary care practices in the United States. METHODS: We used data from a 40-minute telephone panel survey of 566 small primary care practices having 8 or fewer physicians to investigate adoption and use of HIT in 2007-2010 and 2012-2013...
January 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376058/a-systematic-review-of-measurement-tools-for-the-proactive-assessment-of-patient-safety-in-general-practice
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Sinéad Lydon, Margaret E Cupples, Andrew W Murphy, Nigel Hart, Paul OʼConnor
BACKGROUND: Primary care physicians have reported a difficulty in understanding how best to measure and improve patient safety in their practices. OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to identify measures of patient safety suitable for use in primary care and to provide guidance on proactively monitoring and measuring safety. METHODS: Searches were conducted using Medline, Embase, CINAHL and PsycInfo in February 2016. Studies that used a measure assessing levels of or attitudes toward patient safety in primary care were considered for inclusion...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375495/quality-programs-in-neurosurgery-the-memorial-hermann-university-of-texas-experience
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Dong H Kim, Miriam Morales, Rahil Tai, Georgene Hergenroeder, Chirag Shah, Joanna O'Leary, Nicole Harrison, Gabrielle Edquilang, Emily Paisley, Enedra Allen-McBride, Allison Murphy, Justin Smith, William Gormley, Amanda Spielman
The importance of outcome measures is steadily increasing due to the rise of "pay for performance" and the advent of population health. In 2007, a quality initiative was started due to poor performance on rankings such as the University Health Consortium (UHC) report card. Inherent to all such efforts are common challenges: how to engage the providers; how to gather and ensure the accuracy of the data; how to attribute results to individuals; how to ensure permanent improvements. After analysis, a strategy was developed that included an initial focus on 3 metrics (mortality, infection rates, and complications), leadership from practicing neurosurgeons, protocol development and adherence, and subspecialization...
April 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366439/a-survey-of-credentialing-for-ercp-in-the-united-states
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Peter B Cotton, Derek Feussner, G A Cote, Darin Dufault
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are limited data measuring the variability in standards used by hospitals for credentialing physicians to ERCP in the United States. METHODS: We performed an electronic survey of U.S. gastroenterologists. RESULTS: Among 1,126 respondents, 21% and 59% reported that their hospitals had no written guidelines for initial credentialing and re-credentialing, respectively. Among those with guidelines, less than half had any of the criteria recommended by ASGE...
March 30, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365038/future-considerations-for-clinical-dermatology-in-the-setting-of-21st-century-american-policy-reform-the-medicare-access-and-children-s-health-insurance-program-reauthorization-act-and-the-merit-based-incentive-payment-system
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John S Barbieri, Jeffrey J Miller, Harrison P Nguyen, Howard P Forman, Jean L Bolognia, Marta J VanBeek
As the implementation of the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act begins, many dermatologists who provide Medicare Part B services will be subject to the reporting requirements of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Clinicians subject to MIPS will receive a composite score based on performance across 4 categories: quality, advancing care information, improvement activities, and cost. Depending on their overall MIPS score, clinicians will be eligible for a positive or negative payment adjustment...
March 30, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360015/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-locally-recurrent-or-metastatic-breast-cancer-treated-with-etirinotecan-pegol-versus-treatment-of-physician-s-choice-results-from-the-randomised-phase-iii-beacon-trial
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Chris Twelves, Javier Cortés, Joyce O'Shaughnessy, Ahmad Awada, Edith A Perez, Seock-Ah Im, Patricia Gómez-Pardo, Lee S Schwartzberg, Véronique Diéras, Denise A Yardley, David A Potter, Audrey Mailliez, Alvaro Moreno-Aspitia, Jin-Seok Ahn, Carol Zhao, Ute Hoch, Mary Tagliaferri, Alison L Hannah, Hope S Rugo
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) enhances understanding of treatment effects that impact clinical decision-making. Although the primary end-point was not achieved, the BEACON (BrEAst Cancer Outcomes with NKTR-102) trial established etirinotecan pegol, a long-acting topoisomerase-1 (TOP1) inhibitor, as a promising therapeutic for patients with advanced/metastatic breast cancer (MBC) achieving clinically meaningful benefits in median overall survival (OS) for patients with stable brain metastases, with liver metastases or ≥ 2 sites of metastatic disease compared to treatment of physician's choice (TPC)...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350310/exploratory-study-of-rural-physicians-self-directed-learning-experiences-in-a-digital-age
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Vernon Curran, Lisa Fleet, Karla Simmons, Mohamed Ravalia, Pamela Snow
INTRODUCTION: The nature and characteristics of self-directed learning (SDL) by physicians has been transformed with the growth in digital, social, and mobile technologies (DSMTs). Although these technologies present opportunities for greater "just-in-time" information seeking, there are issues for ensuring effective and efficient usage to compliment one's repertoire for continuous learning. The purpose of this study was to explore the SDL experiences of rural physicians and the potential of DSMTs for supporting their continuing professional development (CPD)...
October 2016: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349771/antivenom-for-european-vipera-species-envenoming
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Thomas Lamb, Luc de Haro, Davide Lonati, Miran Brvar, Michael Eddleston
BACKGROUND: European viper bite is relatively uncommon but can cause serious envenoming, particularly swelling and hemorrhage spreading from limb to trunk that can cause long term disability. Systemic features are relatively mild compared to many other venomous species. Moderate-to-severe envenoming requires antivenom, which is given many hundreds of times each year across the continent. Several Vipera spp antivenoms are produced in Europe, but there is little comparative information available for the antivenoms and none is licensed with the European Medicines Agency...
March 28, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346948/putting-patients-first-by-reducing-administrative-tasks-in-health-care-a-position-paper-of-the-american-college-of-physicians
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Shari M Erickson, Brooke Rockwern, Michelle Koltov, Robert McLean
This American College of Physicians (ACP) position paper, initiated and written by ACP's Medical Practice and Quality Committee and approved by the Board of Regents on 21 January 2017, reports policy recommendations to address the issue of administrative tasks to mitigate or eliminate their adverse effects on physicians, their patients, and the health care system as a whole. The paper outlines a cohesive framework for analyzing administrative tasks through several lenses to better understand any given task that a clinician and his or her staff may be required to perform...
March 28, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339698/learning-from-errors-analysis-of-medication-order-voiding-in-cpoe-systems
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Thomas G Kannampallil, Joanna Abraham, Anna Solotskaya, Sneha G Philip, Bruce L Lambert, Gordon D Schiff, Adam Wright, William L Galanter
Objective: Medication order voiding allows clinicians to indicate that an existing order was placed in error. We explored whether the order voiding function could be used to record and study medication ordering errors. Materials and Methods: We examined medication orders from an academic medical center for a 6-year period (2006-2011; n  = 5 804 150). We categorized orders based on status (void, not void) and clinician-provided reasons for voiding. We used multivariable logistic regression to investigate the association between order voiding and clinician, patient, and order characteristics...
February 19, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
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