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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229562/out-of-pocket-costs-and-burden-among-rural-breast-cancer-survivors
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Maria Pisu, Andres Azuero, Rachel Benz, Patrick McNees, Karen Meneses
Little is known about out-of-pocket (OOP) costs incurred for medical and health needs by rural breast cancer survivors and what factors may be associated with higher OOP costs and the associated economic burden. Data were examined for 432 survivors participating in the Rural Breast Cancer Survivor Intervention trial. OOP costs were collected using the Work and Finances Inventory survey at baseline and four assessments every 3 months. Mean and median OOP costs and burden (percent of monthly income spent on OOP costs) were reported and factors associated with OOP costs and burden identified with generalized linear models fitted with over-dispersed gamma distributions and logarithmic links (OOP costs) and with beta distributions with logit link (OOP burden)...
February 23, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210361/estimating-the-cost-of-care-for-emergency-department-syncope-patients-comparison-of-three-models
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Marc A Probst, John K McConnell, Robert E Weiss, Amber L Laurie, Annick N Yagapen, Michelle P Lin, Jeffrey M Caterino, Manish N Shah, Benjamin C Sun
INTRODUCTION: We sought to compare three hospital cost-estimation models for patients undergoing evaluation for unexplained syncope using hospital cost data. Developing such a model would allow researchers to assess the value of novel clinical algorithms for syncope management. METHODS: We collected complete health services data, including disposition, testing, and length of stay (LOS), on 67 adult patients (age 60 years and older) who presented to the emergency department (ED) with syncope at a single hospital...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210321/telemedicine-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Nicolino Ambrosino, Guido Vagheggini, Stefano Mazzoleni, Michele Vitacca
: Telemedicine is a medical application of advanced technology to disease management. This modality may provide benefits also to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Different devices and systems are used. The legal problems associated with telemedicine are still controversial. Economic advantages for healthcare systems, though potentially high, are still poorly investigated. A European Respiratory Society Task Force has defined indications, follow-up, equipment, facilities, legal and economic issues of tele-monitoring of COPD patients including those undergoing home mechanical ventilation...
December 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209607/parenting-for-autism-language-and-communication-evaluation-study-palaces-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Margiad Elen Williams, Richard Hastings, Joanna Mary Charles, Sue Evans, Judy Hutchings
INTRODUCTION: Children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) often have associated behavioural difficulties that can present a challenge for parents and parenting. There are several effective social learning theory-based parenting programmes for dealing with behavioural difficulties, including the Incredible Years (IY) parent programmes. However, these programmes typically do not specifically target parents of children with ASD. Recently, a new addition to the IY suite of programmes known as the IY Autistic Spectrum and Language Delays (IY-ASLD) parent programme was developed...
February 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152821/do-survivors-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-value-follow-up-cancer-care
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Eduardo Zamora, Rochelle Smits-Seemann, Kevin Boyle, Holly Perlman, Anne C Kirchhoff
: 8 Background: Survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer, diagnosed between the ages of 15-39, require life-long medical care. Cost is a known barrier. However, survivors' valuation of follow-up care has not been investigated. We used willingness to pay (WTP), an economic tool for evaluating monetary values associated with medical services, to examine how survivors value follow-up care. METHODS: AYA cancer survivors ≥18 years of age who had completed their primary therapy were identified by the Utah Cancer Registry...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148234/assessing-the-validity-of-the-icecap-a-capability-measure-for-adults-with-depression
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Paul Mark Mitchell, Hareth Al-Janabi, Sarah Byford, Willem Kuyken, Jeff Richardson, Angelo Iezzi, Joanna Coast
BACKGROUND: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness are increasingly important considerations in determining which mental health services are funded. Questions have been raised concerning the validity of generic health status instruments used in economic evaluation for assessing mental health problems such as depression; measuring capability wellbeing offers a possible alternative. The aim of this study is to assess the validity of the ICECAP-A capability instrument for individuals with depression...
February 2, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122658/randomised-controlled-trial-and-economic-analysis-of-an-internet-based-weight-management-programme-power-positive-online-weight-reduction
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Paul Little, Beth Stuart, Fd Richard Hobbs, Jo Kelly, Emily R Smith, Katherine J Bradbury, Stephanie Hughes, Peter Wf Smith, Michael V Moore, Mike Ej Lean, Barrie M Margetts, Christopher D Byrne, Simon Griffin, Mina Davoudianfar, Julie Hooper, Guiqing Yao, Shihua Zhu, James Raftery, Lucy Yardley
BACKGROUND: Behavioural counselling with intensive follow-up for obesity is effective, but in resource-constrained primary care settings briefer approaches are needed. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an internet-based behavioural intervention with regular face-to-face or remote support in primary care, compared with brief advice. DESIGN: Individually randomised three-arm parallel trial with health economic evaluation and nested qualitative interviews...
January 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119394/use-and-outcomes-of-targeted-therapies-in-early-and-metastatic-her2-positive-breast-cancer-in-australia-protocol-detailing-observations-in-a-whole-of-population-cohort
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Benjamin Daniels, Sarah J Lord, Belinda E Kiely, Nehmat Houssami, Philip Haywood, Christine Y Lu, Robyn L Ward, Sallie-Anne Pearson
BACKGROUND: The management of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer (BC) has changed dramatically with the introduction and widespread use of HER2-targeted therapies. However, there is relatively limited real-world information on patterns of use, effectiveness and safety in whole of population cohorts. The research programme detailed in this protocol will generate evidence on the prescribing patterns, safety monitoring and outcomes of patients with BC treated with HER2-targeted therapies in Australia...
January 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118778/a-systematic-review-of-the-research-evidence-for-the-benefits-of-teledentistry
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Mohamed Estai, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Marc Tennant, Stuart Bunt
Objective This review is designed to inform future decisions about the benefits of integrating teledentistry into routine health services, by presenting an overview of the evidence for the effectiveness and economic impact of teledentistry. Methods Two reviewers searched PubMed, EMBASE and CINAHL databases through November 2016 to identify published peer-reviewed studies in English. Teledentistry studies were included if they were; (a) controlled (randomised or non-randomised) assessment studies; and (b) compared outcomes of a teledentistry intervention in terms of clinical or economic evaluation with the outcomes of traditional clinical alternatives...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104707/improving-care-standards-for-patients-with-spinal-trauma-combining-a-modified-e-delphi-process-and-stakeholder-interviews-a-study-protocol
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Lisa N Sharwood, Ralph Stanford, James W Middleton, Brian Burns, Anthony Joseph, Oliver Flower, Oran Rigby, Jonathon Ball, Shelly Dhaliwal
INTRODUCTION: Around 300 people sustain a new traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) in Australia each year; a relatively low incidence injury with extremely high long-term associated costs. Care standards are inconsistent nationally, lacking in consensus across important components of care such as prehospital spinal immobilisation, timing of surgery and timeliness of transfer to specialist services. This study aims to develop 'expertly defined' and agreed standards of care across the majority of disciplines involved for these patients...
January 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103861/the-saskatchewan-new-brunswick-healthy-start-d%C3%A3-part-sant%C3%A3-intervention-implementation-cost-estimates-of-a-physical-activity-and-healthy-eating-intervention-in-early-learning-centers
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Nazmi Sari, Nazeem Muhajarine, Amanda Froehlich Chow
BACKGROUND: Participation in daily physical activity and consuming a balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods are behaviours associated with positive health outcomes during all stages of life. Previous literature suggests that the earlier these behaviours are established the greater the health benefits. As such, early learning settings have been shown to provide an effective avenue for exploring and influencing the physical activity and healthy eating behaviours of children before school entry...
January 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095892/comparative-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-chuna-manual-therapy-versus-conventional-usual-care-for-nonacute-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-multicenter-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-pcrn-study
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Byung-Cheul Shin, Me-Riong Kim, Jae-Heung Cho, Jae-Young Jung, Koh-Woon Kim, Jun-Hwan Lee, Kibong Nam, Min Ho Lee, Eui-Hyoung Hwang, Kwang-Ho Heo, Namkwen Kim, In-Hyuk Ha
BACKGROUND: While Chuna manual therapy is a Korean manual therapy widely used primarily for low back pain (LBP)-related disorders in Korea, well-designed studies on the comparative effectiveness of Chuna manual therapy are scarce. METHODS/DESIGN: This study is the protocol for a three-armed, multicenter, pragmatic randomized controlled pilot trial. Sixty severe nonacute LBP patients (pain duration of at least 3 weeks, Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) ≥5) will be recruited at four Korean medicine hospitals...
January 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077905/biomedical-scientific-and-professional-social-networks-in-the-service-of-the-development-of-modern-scientific-publishing
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Izet Masic, Edin Begic
Information technologies have found their application in virtually every branch of health care. In recent years they have demonstrated their potential in the development of online library, where scientists and researchers can share their latest findings. Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Mendeley, Kudos, with the support of platform GoogleScholar, have indeed increased the visibility of scientific work of one author, and enable a much greater availability of the scientific work to the broader audience. Online libraries have allowed free access to the scientific content to the countries that could not follow the economic costs of getting access to certain scientific bases...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063084/methodological-issues-surrounding-the-use-of-baseline-health-related-quality-of-life-data-to-inform-trial-based-economic-evaluations-of-interventions-within-emergency-and-critical-care-settings-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Melina Dritsaki, Felix Achana, James Mason, Stavros Petrou
BACKGROUND: Trial-based cost-utility analyses require health-related quality of life data that generate utility values in order to express health outcomes in terms of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). Assessments of baseline health-related quality of life are problematic where trial participants are incapacitated or critically ill at the time of randomisation. This review aims to identify and critique methods for handling non-availability of baseline health-related quality of life data in trial-based cost-utility analyses within emergency and critical illness settings...
January 6, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059054/randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-families-for-health-a-family-based-childhood-obesity-treatment-intervention-delivered-in-a-community-setting-for-ages-6-to-11-years
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Wendy Robertson, Joanna Fleming, Atiya Kamal, Thomas Hamborg, Kamran A Khan, Frances Griffiths, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Nigel Stallard, Stavros Petrou, Douglas Simkiss, Elizabeth Harrison, Sung Wook Kim, Margaret Thorogood
BACKGROUND: Effective programmes to help children manage their weight are required. 'Families for Health' focuses on a parenting approach, designed to help parents develop their parenting skills to support lifestyle change within the family. Families for Health version 1 showed sustained reductions in mean body mass index (BMI) z-score after 2 years in a pilot project. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in a randomised controlled trial (RCT)...
January 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034356/improving-cancer-care-for-children-in-the-developing-world-challenges-and-strategies
#16
Zakiya Al Lamki
Cancer is a global health problem particularly in developing countries where the burden of cancer is ever increasing and claiming the lives of about 100,000 children under the age of 15 years every year. Majority of these occur in the Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) where 90% of world children live. Contributing factors to this trend is the reduction of communicable diseases and emergence of new infections, improvement of nutrition and socio-economic conditions, industrialization and urbanization. However, due to its complexity, childhood cancer is given the least priority by the governments' funding...
December 30, 2016: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033343/former-buruli-ulcer-patients-experiences-and-wishes-may-serve-as-a-guide-to-further-improve-buruli-ulcer-management
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Anita Velink, Rebecca J Woolley, Richard O Phillips, Kabiru M Abass, Tjip S van der Werf, Emmanuel Agumah, Janine de Zeeuw, Sandor Klis, Ymkje Stienstra
BACKGROUND: Buruli ulcer (BU), caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, is a neglected tropical disease frequently leading to permanent disabilities. The ulcers are treated with rifampicin and streptomycin, wound care and, if necessary surgical intervention. Professionals have exclusively shaped the research agenda concerning management and control, while patients' perspective on priorities and preferences have not explicitly been explored or addressed. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To get insight into patient perception of the management and control of Buruli ulcer a mixed methods research design was applied with a questionnaire and focus group discussions among former BU patients...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024862/perceived-urban-neighborhood-environment-for-physical-activity-of-older-adults-in-seoul-korea-a-multimethod-qualitative-study
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Seunghyun Yoo, Dong Ha Kim
This study assessed the attributes of a perceived urban neighborhood environment for the physical activity (PA) of older adults by applying a qualitative multimethod approach to collect both descriptive and spatial information. Conducted in a northern community of Seoul, Korea, from April 2014 to November 2015, data collection methods included 90 walking tours by researchers, 46 face-to-face, semi-structured interviews combined with qualitative mapping with senior residents aged 65+, 19 guided tours with the interviewees, and 3 focus groups with 12 community service providers...
December 24, 2016: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017435/informing-vaccine-decision-making-a-strategic-multi-attribute-ranking-tool-for-vaccines-smart-vaccines-2-0
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Stacey Knobler, Karin Bok, Bruce Gellin
SMART Vaccines 2.0 software is being developed to support decision-making among multiple stakeholders in the process of prioritizing investments to optimize the outcomes of vaccine development and deployment. Vaccines and associated vaccination programs are one of the most successful and effective public health interventions to prevent communicable diseases and vaccine researchers are continually working towards expanding targets for communicable and non-communicable diseases through preventive and therapeutic modes...
December 22, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999872/-whole-genome-sequencing-in-german-clinical-practice-economic-impacts-of-its-use-in-selected-areas-of-application
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Marika Plöthner, Martin Frank, J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic use of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) is a growing issue in medical care. Due to limited resources in public health service, budget-impact analyses are necessary prior to implementation. OBJECTIVE: A budget-impact analysis for WGS of all newborns and diagnostic investigation of tumor patients in different oncologic indications were evaluated. METHODS: A cost analysis of WGS based on a quality-assured process chart for WGS at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, constitutes the basis for this evaluation...
December 20, 2016: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
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