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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445806/patient-engagement-at-the-margins-health-care-providers-assessments-of-engagement-and-the-structural-determinants-of-health-in-the-safety-net
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Mark D Fleming, Janet K Shim, Irene Yen, Ariana Thompson-Lastad, Sara Rubin, Meredith Van Natta, Nancy J Burke
Increasing "patient engagement" has become a priority for health care organizations and policy-makers seeking to reduce cost and improve the quality of care. While concepts of patient engagement have proliferated rapidly across health care settings, little is known about how health care providers make use of these concepts in clinical practice. This paper uses 20 months of ethnographic and interview research carried out from 2015 to 2016 to explore how health care providers working at two public, urban, safety-net hospitals in the United States define, discuss, and assess patient engagement...
April 20, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445790/improving-insomnia-in-primary-care-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-nurse-led-group-treatment
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Christina Sandlund, Jerker Hetta, Gunnar H Nilsson, Mirjam Ekstedt, Jeanette Westman
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is a common health problem, and most people who seek help for insomnia consult primary care. In primary care, insomnia treatment typically consists of hypnotic drugs, although cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is the recommended treatment. However, such treatment is currently available to few primary care patients. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of a group treatment program for insomnia led by nurses in primary care. OUTCOMES: were the Insomnia Severity Index, a 2-week sleep diary, and a questionnaire on frequency of hypnotic drug use...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445441/mining-productive-associated-periodic-frequent-patterns-in-body-sensor-data-for-smart-home-care
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Walaa N Ismail, Mohammad Mehedi Hassan
The understanding of various health-oriented vital sign data generated from body sensor networks (BSNs) and discovery of the associations between the generated parameters is an important task that may assist and promote important decision making in healthcare. For example, in a smart home scenario where occupants' health status is continuously monitored remotely, it is essential to provide the required assistance when an unusual or critical situation is detected in their vital sign data. In this paper, we present an efficient approach for mining the periodic patterns obtained from BSN data...
April 26, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445382/evidence-based-medicine-in-aesthetic-surgery-the-significance-of-level-to-aesthetic-surgery
#4
Rod J Rohrich, Min-Jeong Cho
Since its popularization in the 1980s, evidence-based medicine has become the cornerstone of American health care. Many specialties rapidly adapted to the paradigm shift of health care by delivering treatment using the evidence-based guidelines. However, the field of plastic surgery has been slow to implement evidence-based medicine compared with the other specialties because of the challenges of performing randomized controlled trials, such as funding, variability in surgical skills, and difficulty with standardization of techniques...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445217/why-health-insurance-matters-and-why-research-evidence-should-too
#5
Benjamin D Sommers
In the current debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), research evidence on the impact of the law and the effects of health insurance coverage in general is critical. Studies of health insurance expansion over the past decade have demonstrated that coverage expansions can produce significant reductions in mortality-particularly among minorities, those living in poorer areas, and those with chronic conditions potentially treatable with timely medical care. More recent studies of the ACA in particular demonstrate that the law has produced historically large reductions in the uninsured rate, with resulting improvements in access to care, perceived quality of care, and self-reported health...
April 25, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444957/epidemiology-of-endometriosis-a-large-population-based-database-study-in-a-2-million-member-health-care-provider
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Vered H Eisenberg, Clara Weil, Gabriel Chodick, Varda Shalev
OBJECTIVE: Endometriosis constitutes a significant burden on the quality of life of women, their families, and health systems. The objective of this study is to describe the real-world epidemiology of endometriosis in an unselected low-risk population in Israel. DESIGN: Retrospective population-based study. SETTING AND POPULATION: The computerized databases of Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS), a 2-million-member healthcare provider representing a quarter of the Israeli population...
April 26, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444858/dietary-protein-content-for-an-optimal-diet-a-clinical-view
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EDITORIAL
Lidia Santarpia, Franco Contaldo, Fabrizio Pasanisi
The dietary protein role in different clinical nutritional conditions and some physio-pathological perspectives is a current and hot topic to discuss. Recent Proceedings of the Protein Summit 2, joining more than 60 nutrition scientists, health experts, and nutrition educators, suggest to increase plant but, in particular, animal protein intake because richer in leucine and consequently more effective to influence anabolic protein metabolism. The Panel conclusions are in apparent contradiction with the nutritional ecology statements, which strongly sustain the reduction of animal origin foods in the human diet and are currently concerned about the excessive, mainly animal protein intake in western and westernized Countries...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444642/breast-self-exam-and-patient-interval-associate-with-advanced-breast-cancer-and-treatment-delay-in-mexican-women
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E Leon-Rodriguez, C Molina-Calzada, M M Rivera-Franco, A Campos-Castro
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to compare treatment intervals in breast cancer patients according to the detection method (breast self-exam vs screening). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis including 291 breast cancer patients at a Mexican tertiary referral hospital. RESULTS: Breast cancer detection method was mostly breast self-exam (60%). The median patient interval was 60.5 days, and was associated with marital status and socioeconomic level...
April 25, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444552/income-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-prostate-cancer-patients-over-a-one-year-period-after-radical-prostatectomy-a-linear-mixed-model-analysis
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Jens Klein, Daniel Lüdecke, Kerstin Hofreuter-Gätgens, Margit Fisch, Markus Graefen, Olaf von dem Knesebeck
PURPOSE: To examine income-related disparities in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) over a one-year period after surgery (radical prostatectomy) and its contributory factors in a longitudinal perspective. Evidence of associations between income and HRQOL among patients with prostate cancer (PCa) is sparse and their explanations still remain unclear. METHODS: 246 males of two German hospitals filled out a questionnaire at the time of acute treatment, 6 and 12 months later...
April 25, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444458/the-potential-of-ehealth-in-otorhinolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery-patients-perspectives
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Martin Holderried, C Ernst, F Holderried, M Rieger, G Blumenstock, A Tropitzsch
The use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT) in daily life has significantly increased during the last several years. These essential online technologies have also found their way into the healthcare system. The use of modern ICT for health reasons can be summarized by the term 'eHealth'. Despite the potential importance of eHealth in the field of otorhinolaryngology (ORL), there is little understanding of patients' attitudes towards the deeper integration of these technologies into intersectoral care...
April 25, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444155/hospitalization-rates-among-people-with-hiv-aids-in-new-york-city-2013
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Rachael Lazar, Laura Kersanske, Qiang Xia, Demetre Daskalakis, Sarah L Braunstein
Background: Hospitalizations are an important indicator of health care quality and access for people with HIV/AIDS. This study assesses hospitalization rates among people with HIV/AIDS in New York City. Methods: We performed a deterministic match between people in the New York City HIV surveillance registry alive as of 1/1/2013 and diagnosed with HIV as of 12/31/2013 and patient-level inpatient hospitalization records during 2013. Event-level data were analyzed to determine characteristics of and reasons for hospitalizations...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444058/-quality-of-life-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-study-among-primary-care-users
#12
Carolina Coelho Scholl, Viviane Porto Tabeleão, Rafaelle Stark Stigger, Jéssica Puchalski Trettim, Mariana Bonati de Mattos, Andressa Jacondino Pires, Mariane Acosta Lopez Molina, Ricardo Azevedo da Silva, Elaine Tomasi, Luciana de Avila Quevedo
Quality of life (QOL) can be affected by the presence of mental disorders, like Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Thus, the evaluation and monitoring of QOL in patients with mental disorders enables the identification of priorities, making it possible to implement actions to improve QOL among health system users. The scope of this article is to measure QOL in OCD patients in primary health care. It involves a cross-sectional study with a convenience sample including all users of three Basic Health Units of Pelotas in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil...
April 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444046/health-care-networks-implementation-and-regional-governance-challenges-in-the-legal-amazon-region-an-analysis-of-the-qualisus-rede-project
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Angela Oliveira Casanova, Marly Marques Cruz, Ligia Giovanella, Glaydes Dos Reis Alves, Gisela Cordeiro Pereira Cardoso
This paper aims to analyze the potential, limits and challenges of regional governance in the implementation process of health care networks in three Brazilian regions: Alto Solimões (Amazonas), Belém (Pará) and an interstate region comprising Tocantins, Pará and Maranhão states (Topama). The study is based on the evaluation study on the implementation of the Quality Health Care Network Development and Improvement Project (QualiSUS-Rede). This is a qualitative multiple case study with the analysis of official documents and use of semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders conducted from July to December 2014...
April 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444025/risk-of-misinterpretation-of-trends-in-hospital-admissions-for-primary-care-sensitive-conditions-in-local-contexts-itabora%C3%A3-rio-de-janeiro-state-brazil-2006-2011
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Janaina Furtado Botelho, Margareth Crisóstomo Portela
The study's objectives were to describe hospital admissions for primary care sensitive conditions (PCSCs) among residents of Itaboraí, a municipality in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, with a high rate of such admissions, to identify associated factors, and to explore the impact from closing a hospital. The ultimate aim was to contribute to the debate on the indicator's indiscriminate use for inferences on the expansion and quality of primary care. The study was based on data from the Hospital Information System of the Brazilian Unified National Health System...
April 20, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443805/-a-population-targeted-approach-to-connect-prevention-care-and-welfare-visualising-the-trend
#15
L C Lemmens, H W Drewes, M Lette, C A Baan
OBJECTIVE: To map initiatives in the Netherlands using a population-targeted approach to link prevention, care and welfare. DESIGN: Descriptive investigation, based on conversations and structured interviews. METHOD: We searched for initiatives in which providers in the areas of prevention, care and welfare together with health insurers and/or local authorities attempted to provide the 'triple aim': improving the health of the population and the quality of care, and managing costs...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443437/how-nurses-can-improve-quality-while-controlling-costs
#16
Caroline Shuldham
Health care is expensive, and nurses, like everyone else, must use resources responsibly. At the start of a new financial year there is usually a focus on budgets: how much was spent last year, what is available for next year and how savings will be made.
April 26, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443342/catalyzing-implementation-of-evidence-based-interventions-in-safety-net-settings-a-clinical-community-partnership-in-south-los-angeles
#17
Denise D Payán, David C Sloane, Jacqueline Illum, Roberto B Vargas, Donzella Lee, Lark Galloway-Gilliam, LaVonna B Lewis
This study is a process evaluation of a clinical-community partnership that implemented evidence-based interventions in clinical safety net settings. Adoption and implementation of evidence-based interventions in these settings can help reduce health disparities by improving the quality of clinical preventive services in health care settings with underserved populations. A clinical-community partnership model is a possible avenue to catalyze adoption and implementation of interventions amid organizational barriers to change...
April 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443278/saliva-liquid-biopsy-for-point-of-care-applications
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REVIEW
Katri Aro, Fang Wei, David T Wong, Michael Tu
Saliva is a non-invasive biofluid, which is easy to collect, transport, and store. Because of its accessibility and connection to systemic diseases, saliva is one of the best candidates for the advancement of point-of-care medicine, where individuals are able to easily monitor their health status by using portable convenient tools such as smartphones. There are a variety of scenarios with which saliva can be used: studies have been conducted on using saliva to measure stress hormones, enzyme levels, developmental disease biomarkers, and even cancer mutations...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442936/factors-influencing-maternal-mortality-among-rural-communities-in-southwestern-nigeria
#19
Dominic Ezinwa Azuh, Akunna Ebere Azuh, Emeka Joshua Iweala, Davies Adeloye, Moses Akanbi, Raphael C Mordi
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality and morbidity reflect the status of population health and quality of life across nations. Poor understanding of the interplay of many antecedent factors, including sociocultural, economic and logistic factors, combined with an overwhelming poor health services delivery, is a basic challenge in several countries, particularly in rural settings where functional health care services are relatively scarce. There are still uncertainties as to the extent of this burden, owing to current challenges with information and data collation...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442454/impact-of-information-and-communication-technologies-on-nursing-care-results-of-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
#20
Geneviève Rouleau, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, José Côté, Julie Payne-Gagnon, Emilie Hudson, Carl-Ardy Dubois
BACKGROUND: Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are becoming an impetus for quality health care delivery by nurses. The use of ICTs by nurses can impact their practice, modifying the ways in which they plan, provide, document, and review clinical care. OBJECTIVE: An overview of systematic reviews was conducted to develop a broad picture of the dimensions and indicators of nursing care that have the potential to be influenced by the use of ICTs. METHODS: Quantitative, mixed-method, and qualitative reviews that aimed to evaluate the influence of four eHealth domains (eg, management, computerized decision support systems [CDSSs], communication, and information systems) on nursing care were included...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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