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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448780/integration-strategies-of-pharmacists-in-primary-care-based-accountable-care-organizations-a-report-from-the-accountable-care-organization-research-network-services-and-education
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Tina Joseph, Genevieve M Hale, Sara M Eltaki, Yesenia Prados, Renee Jones, Matthew J Seamon, Cynthia Moreau, Stephanie A Gernant
BACKGROUND: The accountable care organization (ACO) is an innovative health care delivery model centered on value-based care. ACOs consisting of primary care providers are increasingly becoming commonplace in practice; however, medication management remains suboptimal. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: As experts in medication management, pharmacists perform direct patient care and assist in the transition from one provider to another, which places them in an ideal position to manage multiple aspects of patient care...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444872/saving-costs-through-a-coordinated-care-model-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-cancer
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Tsai-Wing Ow, Lucy Ralton, Edmund Tse
BACKGROUND: In keeping with recent trends, patients with hepatocellular cancer have had their care managed by a dedicated Nurse Coordinator at our tertiary Australian hospital since 2010. To date, there is little data to justify the cost-effectiveness of this approach. AIMS: The aim of this study is to quantify the potential cost saved through the employment of a Nurse Coordinator into the management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma at a single tertiary-level Australian hospital...
April 26, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443389/neuroscience-intermediate-level-care-units-staffed-by-intensivists-clinical-outcomes-and-cost-analysis
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Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Ariel Hendin, Kalpana Bhardwaj, Kednapa Thavorn, Dave Neilipovitz, Dalibour Kubelik, Gianni D'Egidio, Grant Stotts, Erin Rosenberg
INTRODUCTION: With an aging population and increasing numbers of intensive care unit admissions, novel ways of providing quality care at reduced cost are required. Closed neurointensive care units improve outcomes for patients with critical neurological conditions, including decreased mortality and length of stay (LOS). Small studies have demonstrated the safety of intermediate-level units for selected patient populations. However, few studies analyze both cost and safety outcomes of these units...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443273/utilizing-the-plan-do-study-act-framework-to-explore-the-process-of-curricular-assessment-and-redesign-in-a-physical-therapy-education-program-in-suriname
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Jennifer Gail Audette, Se-Sergio Baldew, Tony C M S Chang, Jessica de Vries, Nancy Ho A Tham, Johanna Janssen, Andre Vyt
PURPOSE: To describe how a multinational team worked together to transition a physical therapy (PT) educational program in Paramaribo, Suriname, from a Bachelor level to a Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) level. The team was made up of PT faculty from Anton De Kom Universiteit van Suriname (AdeKUS), the Flemish Interuniversity Council University Development Cooperation (VLIR-UOS) leadership, and Health Volunteers Overseas volunteers. In this case study, the process for curricular assessment, redesign, and upgrade is described retrospectively using a Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) framework...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436977/provision-of-long-term-monitoring-and-late-effects-services-following-adult-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-a-survey-of-uk-nhs-based-programmes
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A Hamblin, D M Greenfield, M Gilleece, N Salooja, M Kenyon, E Morris, N Glover, P Miller, H Braund, A Peniket, B E Shaw, J A Snowden
Despite international guidelines, optimal delivery models of late effects (LE) services for HSCT patients are unclear from the clinical, organizational and economic viewpoints. To scope current LE service delivery models within the UK NHS (National Health Service), in 2014, we surveyed the 27 adult allogeneic HSCT centres using a 30-question online tool, achieving a 100% response rate. Most LE services were led and delivered by senior physicians (>80% centres). Follow-up was usually provided in a dedicated allograft or LE clinic for the first year (>90% centres), but thereafter attrition meant that only ~50% of patients were followed after 5 years...
April 24, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433335/treatment-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-via-percutaneous-brachial-artery-access
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Randall W Franz, Christopher F Tanga, Joseph W Herrmann
OBJECTIVE: This review was conducted to evaluate the types of endovascular procedures that can be performed via brachial artery access, evaluate the access success rate, and determine the incidence of technical complications. METHODS: A retrospective 10-year record review at a tertiary facility from January 1, 2005, through June 30, 2015, was completed. Patients who underwent attempted brachial artery access were eligible for review. Outcomes intended to be evaluated included ability to access the vessel, reach an identified lesion, and perform an indicated procedure, while describing the incidence and type of complications that occurred to clarify the utility and safety of brachial artery access...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432088/gps-and-paediatric-oncology-palliative-care-a-q-methodological-study
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Sue Neilson, Faith Gibson, Stephen Jeffares, Sheila M Greenfield
OBJECTIVE: This mixed-methods study set in the West Midlands region of the UK demonstrates the effectiveness of Q methodology in examining general practitioners' (GPs') perception of their role in children's oncology palliative care. METHODS: Using data obtained from the analysis of semistructured interviews with GPs who had cared for a child receiving palliative care at home and bereaved parents, 50 statements were identified as representative of the analysis findings...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430728/the-impact-of-a-dedicated-robotic-team-on-robotic-assisted-sacrocolpopexy-outcomes
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Charelle M Carter-Brooks, Angela L Du, Michael J Bonidie, Jonathan P Shepherd
BACKGROUND: Robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy has been criticized for high cost. A strategy to increase operating room efficiency and decrease cost is implementation of a dedicated robotic team. Our objective was to determine if a dedicated robotic team decreases operative time. STUDY DESIGN: This institutional review board-approved retrospective cohort study included all robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy performed from June 2010 to August 2015 by a single surgeon at 2 institutions in 1 health system...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427454/cryptosporidium-and-giardia-in-africa-current-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
Sylvia Afriyie Squire, Una Ryan
Cryptosporidium and Giardia are important causes of diarrhoeal illness. Adequate knowledge of the molecular diversity and geographical distribution of these parasites and the environmental and climatic variables that influence their prevalence is important for effective control of infection in at-risk populations, yet relatively little is known about the epidemiology of these parasites in Africa. Cryptosporidium is associated with moderate to severe diarrhoea and increased mortality in African countries and both parasites negatively affect child growth and development...
April 20, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421461/the-role-of-tumor-board-conferences-in-neuro-oncology-a-nationwide-provider-survey
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REVIEW
James Snyder, Lonni Schultz, Tobias Walbert
The tumor board or multidisciplinary cancer meeting (MCM) is the foundation of high value multidisciplinary oncology care, coordinating teams of specialists. Little is known on how these meetings are implemented in Neuro-oncology. Benefits of MCMs include coordination, direction for complicated cases, education, and a forum for communication, emerging technology, and clinical trials. This study identifies participation and utilization of neuro-oncology MCMs. A cross-sectional descriptive survey was dispersed through an internet questionnaire...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419011/establishing-a-dedicated-difficult-vascular-access-team-in-the-emergency-department-a-needs-assessment
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Madeleine Whalen, Barbara Maliszewski, Diana-Lyn Baptiste
Peripheral vascular access is one of the most common procedures performed in emergency departments across the United States. Successful venipuncture is critical in providing timely diagnosis and treatments for patients. The aim of this article is to describe a needs assessment performed in a level-one academic emergency department to establish the need for a dedicated team for patients with difficult vascular access. Results from this assessment suggest that difficult vascular access represents tangible threats to patient safety and increased use of resources...
May 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411947/central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-the-nicu-successes-and-controversies-in-the-quest-for-zero
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Renée E Mobley, Matthew J Bizzarro
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are among the most common healthcare-acquired infections in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) population and are associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality, as well as increased healthcare costs, and duration of hospitalization. Over the past decade, numerous local, statewide, and national quality improvement initiatives have resulted in a significant reduction in CLABSI rates. The majority of successful initiatives have utilized similar strategies to implement and sustain their efforts, including education of NICU staff in the principles of quality improvement, creation and implementation of central line insertion and maintenance bundles and methods for assessing compliance, formation of dedicated central line insertion and maintenance teams, and utilization of reliable and effective methods for collecting, analyzing, and displaying data...
April 12, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409055/enhanced-surveillance-for-the-third-united-nations-conference-on-small-island-developing-states-apia-samoa-september-2014
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Paul White, Salanieta Saketa, Alexis Durand, Saine Vaai-Nielsen, Tile Ah Leong-Lui, Take Naseri, Ailuai Matalima, Filipina Amosa, Alize Mercier, Christelle Lepers, Vjesh Lal, Richard Wojcik, Sheri Lewis, Adam Roth, Yvan Souares, Onofre Edwin Merilles, Damian Hoy
The Ministry of Health in Samoa, in partnership with the Pacific Community, successfully implemented enhanced surveillance for the high-profile Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States held concurrently with the popular local Teuila festival during a widespread chikungunya outbreak in September 2014. Samoa's weekly syndromic surveillance system was expanded to 12 syndromes and 10 sentinel sites from four syndromes and seven sentinel sites; sites included the national hospital, four private health clinics and three national health service clinics...
January 2017: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal: WPSAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396900/multidisciplinary-team-approach-to-traumatic-spinal-cord-injuries-a-single-institution-s-quality-improvement-project
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Georgina Alizo, Jason D Sciarretta, Stefanie Gibson, Keely Muertos, Sharon Holmes, Felicia Denittis, Joseph Cheatle, John Davis, Antonio Pepe
BACKGROUND: A stepwise multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach to the injured trauma patient has been reported to have an overall benefit, with reduction in mortality and improved morbidity. Based on clinical experience, we hypothesized that implementation of a dedicated Spinal Cord Injury Service (SCIS) would impact outcomes of a patient specific population on the trauma service. METHODS: The trauma center registry was retrospectively queried, from January 2011 through December 2015, for patients presenting with a spinal cord injury...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386523/risk-management-issues-when-taking-locum-tenens-assignments
#15
Charles D Cash
This ongoing column is dedicated to providing information to our readers on managing legal risks associated with medical practice. We invite questions from our readers. The answers are provided by PRMS, Inc. (www.prms.com), a manager of medical professional liability insurance programs with services that include risk management consultation, education and onsite risk management audits, and other resources to healthcare providers to help improve patient outcomes and reduce professional liability risk. The answers published in this column represent those of only one risk management consulting company...
January 2017: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385926/critical-care-air-transport-team-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-short-term-outcomes-during-flight-for-operation-iraqi-freedom-operation-enduring-freedom
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L Renee Boyd, J Borawski, J Lairet, A T Limkakeng
INTRODUCTION: Our understanding of the expertise and equipment required to air transport injured soldiers with severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) continue to evolve. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of characteristics, interventions required and short-term outcomes of patients with severe TBI managed by the US Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams (CCATTs) deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom between 1 June 2007 and 31 August 2010...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381449/endocrinology-in-pregnancy-case-series-and-review-of-literature-pheochromocytoma-in-pregnancy
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Kim van der Weerd, Charlotte van Noord, Martine Loeve, Maarten F C M Knapen, Willy Visser, Wouter de Herder, Gaston J H Franssen, Caroline D van der Marel, Richard A Feelders
Pheochromocytoma in pregnancy is extremely rare. Early recognition is crucial as antepartum diagnosis can largely decrease maternal and fetal mortality rates. As symptoms of pheochromocytoma are rather similar to those of other far more common causes of hypertension during pregnancy, timely diagnosis is a challenge. In pregnant patients, similar to non-pregnant patients, increased plasma and/or 24h-urine (nor)metanephrine concentrations most reliably confirm the diagnosis pheochromocytoma. MRI and ultrasound are the only imaging modalities that can be used safely during pregnancy to localize the tumor...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379820/physician-and-staff-acceptance-of-care-managers-in-primary-care-offices
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Jean M Malouin, Rebecca A Malouin, Issidoros Sarinopoulos, Marie Beisel, Diane Bechel-Marriot, Amanda First, Ginger M Gamble, Clare Tanner
INTRODUCTION: Embedded care managers are increasingly implemented as part of the care team within primary care practices, yet previous studies have indicated variability in acceptance by physicians and staff. This study assesses the acceptability of care managers among staff and physicians within the Michigan Primary Care Transformation (MiPCT) demonstration. METHODS: Care manager acceptance was measured using a web-based survey distributed to practices participating in the MiPCT demonstration...
March 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371178/impact-of-shared-care-program-in-follow-up-of-childhood-cancer-survivors-an-intervention-study
#19
Stéphane Ducassou, Maïté Chipi, Aurélie Pouyade, Mélanie Afonso, Jean-Louis Demeaux, Gérard Ducos, Yves Pérel, Sophie Ansoborlo
BACKGROUND: With the growing rate of childhood cancer cure and the risks of sequelae, long-term follow-up (FU) of survivors is a central issue. Several models have been proven far from satisfactory. Shared care FU is the result of collaboration between general practitioners (GPs) and cancer centers. We sought to demonstrate the feasibility of setting up a shared care program based on the patient-centered education of GPs and to evaluate the impact of this model in an intervention study...
April 1, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362214/a-systematic-multidisciplinary-initiative-for-reducing-the-risk-of-complications-in-adult-scoliosis-surgery
#20
Rajiv Sethi, Quinlan D Buchlak, Vijay Yanamadala, Melissa L Anderson, Eric A Baldwin, Robert S Mecklenburg, Jean-Christophe Leveque, Alicia M Edwards, Mary Shea, Lisa Ross, Karen J Wernli
OBJECTIVE Systematic multidisciplinary approaches to improving quality and safety in complex surgical care have shown promise. Complication rates from complex spine surgery range from 10% to 90% for all surgeries, and the overall mortality rate is 1%-4%. These rates suggest the need for improved perioperative complex spine surgery processes designed to minimize risk and improve quality. METHODS The Group Health Research Institute and Virginia Mason Medical Center implemented a systematic multidisciplinary protocol, the Seattle Spine Team Protocol, in 2010...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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