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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346582/rates-and-characteristics-of-paid-malpractice-claims-among-us-physicians-by-specialty-1992-2014
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Adam C Schaffer, Anupam B Jena, Seth A Seabury, Harnam Singh, Venkat Chalasani, Allen Kachalia
Importance: Although physician concerns about medical malpractice are substantial, national data are lacking on the rate of claims paid on behalf of US physicians by specialty. Objective: To characterize paid malpractice claims by specialty. Design, Setting, and Participants: A comprehensive analysis was conducted of all paid malpractice claims, with linkage to physician specialty, from the National Practitioner Data Bank from January 1, 1992, to December 31, 2014, a period including an estimated 19...
March 27, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346565/anticholinergic-burden-and-functional-status-in-older-people-with-cognitive-impairment-results-from-the-regal-project
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V Boccardi, M Baroni, L Paolacci, S Ercolani, A Longo, M Giordano, C Ruggiero, P Mecocci
OBJECTIVE: The use of drugs with intrinsic anticholinergic properties is widespread among old age persons. A growing body of evidences suggest that a high anticholinergic burden is associated with physical and cognitive impairment. However, the association between anticholinergic drug use and functional status is still poorly investigated, particularly among subjects with initial cognitive impairment. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study examining the association between drug-related anticholinergic burden and functional status in cognitively healthy (CH) (n=691), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) (n=541) or mild Alzheimer's diseases (AD) (n=1127) subjects...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346158/delayed-high-school-start-times-later-than-8-30am-and-impact-on-graduation-rates-and-attendance-rates
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Pamela Malaspina McKeever, Linda Clark
OBJECTIVES: The first purpose of this study was to investigate changes in high school graduation rates with a delayed school start time of later than 8:30am. The second aim of the study was to analyze the association between a delayed high school start time later than 8:30am and attendance rates. DESIGN: In the current study, a pre-post design using a repeated-measures analysis of variance was used to examine changes in attendance and graduation rates 2 years after a delayed start was implemented...
April 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345746/an-analysis-of-errors-discrepancies-and-variation-in-opioid-prescriptions-for-adult-outpatients-at-a-teaching-hospital
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Mark C Bicket, Deepa Kattail, Myron Yaster, Christopher L Wu, Peter Pronovost
OBJECTIVE: To determine opioid-prescribing patterns and rate of three types of errors, discrepancies, and variation from ideal practice. DESIGN: Retrospective review of opioid prescriptions processed at an outpatient pharmacy. SETTING: Tertiary institutional medical center. PATIENTS: We examined 510 consecutive opioid medication prescriptions for adult patients processed at an institutional outpatient pharmacy in June 2016 for patient, provider, and prescription characteristics...
January 2017: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345541/a-risk-prediction-model-for-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-suspected-myocarditis
#5
Duo Xu, Ruo-Chi Zhao, Wen-Hui Gao, Han-Bin Cui
BACKGROUND: Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium that may lead to cardiac death in some patients. However, little is known about the predictors of in-hospital mortality in patients with suspected myocarditis. Thus, the aim of this study was to identify the independent risk factors for in-hospital mortality in patients with suspected myocarditis by establishing a risk prediction model. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed to analyze the clinical medical records of 403 consecutive patients with suspected myocarditis who were admitted to Ningbo First Hospital between January 2003 and December 2013...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343794/sickness-presenteeism-among-health-care-providers-in-an-academic-tertiary-care-center-in-riyadh
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Mohammed Al Nuhait, Khaled Al Harbi, Amjad Al Jarboa, Rami Bustami, Shmaylan Alharbi, Abdulkareem Albekairy, Hind Almodaimegh
The term sickness presenteeism (SP) has been described as the act of going to work despite having a state of health that may be regarded as poor enough to justify sick leave. SP has been observed to be prevalent among three-quarters of health care providers (HCPs). Working while sick not only puts patients at risk but also decreases productivity and increases the probability of medical errors. Moreover, SP has been identified as a risk factor for many negative health outcomes among the HCPs themselves, such as depression, burnout, and serious cardiac events...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341258/treatment-costs-of-burn-victims-in-a-university-hospital
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Elza H T Anami, Elisangela F Zampar, Marcos T Tanita, Lucienne T Q Cardoso, Tiemi Matsuo, Cintia Magalhães C Grion
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the direct costs of treating critically ill patients in the intensive care unit of a center specializing in treating burns. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of 180 patients from May 2011 to May 2013. Clinical and demographic data were collected in addition to data for the calculation of severity scores. The costs related to daily clinical and surgical treatment were evaluated until hospital outcome. The costs were grouped into five blocks: Clinical support, Drugs and blood products, Medical procedures, Specific burn procedures and Hospital fees...
March 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340029/the-proportion-of-errors-in-medical-prescriptions-and-their-executions-among-hospitalized-children-before-and-during-accreditation
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Tal Margalit Mekory, Hilla Bahat, Benjamin Bar-Oz, Orna Tal, Matitiahu Berkovitch, Eran Kozer
Objective: To evaluate the rate of medication related errors in the pediatric ward and pediatric emergency department (PED), before and after implementing intervention strategies according to the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation program. Design: A retrospective cross-sectional study that included chart review. Setting: A university affiliated pediatric ward and PED. Participants: Children 0-18 years old admitted on February 2013 (before the JCI program) and February 2014 (during implementation of the JCI program)...
March 10, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338490/small-volume-injections-evaluation-of-volume-administration-deviation-from-intended-injection-volumes
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Matthew K Muffly, Michael I Chen, Rebecca E Claure, David R Drover, Bradley Efron, William L Fitch, Gregory B Hammer
BACKGROUND: In the perioperative period, anesthesiologists and postanesthesia care unit (PACU) nurses routinely prepare and administer small-volume IV injections, yet the accuracy of delivered medication volumes in this setting has not been described. In this ex vivo study, we sought to characterize the degree to which small-volume injections (≤0.5 mL) deviated from the intended injection volumes among a group of pediatric anesthesiologists and pediatric postanesthesia care unit (PACU) nurses...
March 23, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337087/medication-dosage-in-overweight-and-obese-children
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Kelly L Matson, Evan R Horton, Amanda C Capino
Approximately 31.8% of U.S. children ages 2 to 19 years are considered overweight or obese. This creates significant challenges to dosing medications that are primarily weight based (mg/kg) and in predicting pharmacokinetics parameters in pediatric patients. Obese individuals generally have a larger volume of distribution for lipophilic medications. Conversely, the Vd of hydrophilic medications may be increased or decreased due to increased lean body mass, blood volume, and decrease percentage of total body water...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336762/automated-detection-of-look-alike-sound-alike-medication-errors
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Christine Rash-Foanio, William Galanter, Michelle Bryson, Suzanne Falck, King Lup Liu, Gordon D Schiff, Allen Vaida, Bruce L Lambert
PURPOSE: The development and evaluation of an algorithm for detecting potential medication errors due to look-alike/sound-alike (LASA) drug names are described. SUMMARY: A computer algorithm that detects potential LASA errors by analyzing medication orders and diagnostic claims data was developed. The algorithm flags a potential error when (1) a medication order is not justified by a diagnosis documented in the patient's record, (2) another medication whose orthographic similarity to the index drug exceeds a specified threshold exists, and (3) the latter drug has an indication that matches an active documented diagnosis...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336760/analysis-of-variations-in-the-display-of-drug-names-in-computerized-prescriber-order-entry-systems
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Arbor J L Quist, Thu-Trang T Hickman, Mary G Amato, Lynn A Volk, Alejandra Salazar, Alexandra Robertson, Adam Wright, David W Bates, Shobha Phansalkar, Bruce L Lambert, Gordon D Schiff
PURPOSE: The variations in how drug names are displayed in computerized prescriber-order-entry (CPOE) systems were analyzed to determine their contribution to potential medication errors. METHODS: A diverse set of 10 inpatient and outpatient CPOE system vendors and self-developed CPOE systems in 6 U.S. healthcare institutions was evaluated. A team of pharmacists, physicians, patient-safety experts, and informatics experts created a CPOE assessment tool to standardize the assessment of CPOE features across the systems studied...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336147/overcoming-diagnostic-errors-in-medical-practice
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Brett J Bordini, Alyssa Stephany, Robert Kliegman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334960/neural-mechanisms-of-reinforcement-learning-in-unmedicated-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
#15
Marcus Rothkirch, Jonas Tonn, Stephan Köhler, Philipp Sterzer
According to current concepts, major depressive disorder is strongly related to dysfunctional neural processing of motivational information, entailing impairments in reinforcement learning. While computational modelling can reveal the precise nature of neural learning signals, it has not been used to study learning-related neural dysfunctions in unmedicated patients with major depressive disorder so far. We thus aimed at comparing the neural coding of reward and punishment prediction errors, representing indicators of neural learning-related processes, between unmedicated patients with major depressive disorder and healthy participants...
February 20, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334567/review-of-nonformulary-medication-approvals-in-an-academic-medical-center
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Qoua L Her, Mary G Amato, Diane L Seger, James F Gilmore, John Fanikos, Julie M Fiskio, David W Bates
BACKGROUND: The Joint Commission requires hospitals to formally review formulary medications at least annually based on new clinical information. Although review of nonformulary medication (NFM) use is not required, frequent and inappropriate use of NFMs has the potential to increase hospital costs, negatively affect quality of care, and increase medication errors. Limited resources may restrict an institution's ability to review NFM use in addition to the required annual formulary review...
February 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334566/improving-communication-with-primary-care-physicians-at-the-time-of-hospital-discharge
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Lauren A Destino, Amy Dixit, Julie L Pantaleoni, Matthew S Wood, Natalie M Pageler, Joe Kim, Terry S Platchek
BACKGROUND: Communication with primary care physicians (PCPs) at the time of a patient's hospital discharge is important to safely transition care to home. The goal of this quality improvement initiative was to increase discharge communication to PCPs at an academic children's hospital. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford used Lean A3 problem solving methodology to address the problem of inadequate discharge communication with PCPs...
February 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334561/determining-current-insulin-pen-use-practices-and-errors-in-the-inpatient-setting
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Katelyn E Brown, John B Hertig
BACKGROUND: The use of insulin pens in the inpatient setting has continued to be a controversial decision. Insulin pens provide several advantages, but given significant reports of medication errors, several organizations have issued alerts to caution users about safety concerns. A survey was conducted to assess the prevalence of insulin pen use and current utilization trends in the inpatient setting. METHODS: The 31-question guided-logic survey was developed based on review of primary literature regarding insulin pen utilization and evaluated by a panel of medication safety experts from a variety of health care settings...
December 2016: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334560/development-and-preliminary-testing-of-the-coordination-process-error-reporting-tool-cpert-a-prospective-clinical-surveillance-mechanism-for-teamwork-errors-in-the-pediatric-cardiac-icu
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Katherine E Bates, Judy A Shea, Geoffrey L Bird, Cynthia Field, Deipanjan Nandi, Robert E Shaddy, Joshua P Metlay
BACKGROUND: Patient safety reporting systems (PSRSs) may not detect teamwork or coordination process errors that affect all dimensions of quality defined by the Institute of Medicine. This study aimed to develop and observe the performance of a novel tool, the Coordination Process Error Reporting Tool (CPERT), as a prospective clinical surveillance mechanism for teamwork errors in the pediatric cardiac ICU. METHODS: Providers and parents used the qualitative nominal group technique to identify coordination process error examples...
December 2016: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333723/managing-medication-errors
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Joy Satorre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Nursing
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