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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926773/associations-of-specific-postoperative-complications-with-outcomes-after-elective-colon-resection-a-procedure-targeted-approach-toward-surgical-quality-improvement
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John E Scarborough, Jessica Schumacher, K Craig Kent, Charles P Heise, Caprice C Greenberg
Importance: Numerous quality initiatives have been implemented in an effort to minimize the onus of postoperative complications on clinical and economic outcomes after major surgery. It is unknown which complications have the greatest overall effect on these outcomes. Objective: To quantify the associations of specific postoperative complications with outcomes after elective colon resection. Design, Setting, and Participants: Patients undergoing elective colon resection between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013, who were included in the Colectomy-Targeted American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program were assessed for the development of specific types of postoperative complications...
December 7, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926687/an-initiative-to-standardize-the-identification-of-and-acute-response-to-postoperative-lower-extremity-neurological-deficits-effects-on-provider-knowledge-confidence-and-communication-skills
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Peter B Derman, Sravisht Iyer, Matthew Garner, Steven Orr, Karla J Felix, Allison Goldberg, Titilayo Ologhobo, Minlun Wu, Laura Robbins, Charles Cornell
BACKGROUND: Although relatively uncommon, neurological deficits following hip and knee arthroplasty can have permanent and debilitating consequences. This study was conducted to quantify the effectiveness of an educational curriculum aimed at standardizing the identification of and acute response to postoperative neurological deficits in the inpatient setting, specifically with respect to improvements in clinician knowledge, confidence levels, and communication skills. METHODS: A multidisciplinary committee at a single, high-volume academic institution created an algorithm delineating the appropriate clinical actions and escalation procedures in the setting of a postoperative neurological deficit for each clinical practitioner involved in care for patients who undergo arthroplasty...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926671/of-20-376-lumbar-discectomies-2-6-of-patients-readmitted-within-30-days-surgical-site-infection-pain-and-thromboembolic-events-are-the-most-common-reasons-for-readmission
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Matthew L Webb, Stephen J Nelson, Ameya Save, Jonathan Cui, Adam M Lukasiewicz, Andre M Samuel, Pablo J Diaz-Collado, Daniel D Bohl, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Ryan P McLynn, Jonathan N Grauer
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: As an initial effort to address readmissions after lumbar discectomy, reasons for hospital readmission are identified and discussed. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar discectomy is a commonly performed procedure. The Affordable Care Act codifies penalties for hospital readmissions. New quality-based reimbursements tied to readmissions call for a better understanding of the causes of readmission after procedures such as lumbar discectomy...
December 6, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926624/improving-the-use-of-evidence-based-practice-and-research-utilization-through-the-identification-of-barriers-to-implementation-in-a-critical-access-hospital
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Dawn Carol Stavor, Judith Zedreck-Gonzalez, Rosemary L Hoffmann
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the relationship between perceived barriers to research use and the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) among rural hospital nurses. BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine recommends that 90% of clinical decisions be evidence based by 2020. METHODS: This descriptive, quality improvement study used a convenience sampling of registered nurses (RNs). Participants completed multiple questionnaires. RESULTS: Overall the attitude toward EBP was positive...
January 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926622/reducing-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-30-day-readmissions-a-nurse-led-evidence-based-quality-improvement-project
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Joan Agee
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a debilitating disease resulting in frequent hospitalizations and increased healthcare costs. As leaders of multidisciplinary teams, acute care nurse leaders are challenged to reduce readmissions and costs. In October 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expanded readmission penalties for 30-day readmissions to include COPD, making this an important issue for nurse leaders. This article describes how a regional medical center was able to decrease COPD readmissions...
January 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926563/truth-in-reporting-how-data-capture-methods-obfuscate-actual-surgical-site-infection-rates-within-a-health-care-network-system
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Liliana Bordeianou, Christy E Cauley, Donna Antonelli, Sarah Bird, David Rattner, Matthew Hutter, Sadiqa Mahmood, Deborah Schnipper, Marc Rubin, Ronald Bleday, Pardon Kenney, David Berger
BACKGROUND: Two systems measure surgical site infection rates following colorectal surgeries: the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pay-for-performance initiatives use National Healthcare Safety Network data for hospital comparisons. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare database concordance...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926559/preoperative-immunonutrition-and-elective-colorectal-resection-outcomes
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Lucas W Thornblade, Thomas K Varghese, Xu Shi, Eric K Johnson, Amir Bastawrous, Richard P Billingham, Richard Thirlby, Alessandro Fichera, David R Flum
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials demonstrate the efficacy of arginine-enriched nutritional supplements (immunonutrition) in reducing complications after surgery. The effectiveness of preoperative immunonutrition has not been evaluated in a community setting. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine whether immunonutrition before elective colorectal surgery improves outcomes in the community at large. DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study with a propensity score-matched comparative effectiveness evaluation...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925422/preventing-hospital-acquired-venous-thromboembolism-improving-patient-safety-with-interdisciplinary-teamwork-quality-improvement-analytics-and-data-transparency
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Anneliese M Schleyer, Ellen Robinson, Roxana Dumitru, Mark Taylor, Kimberly Hayes, Ronald Pergamit, Daphne M Beingessner, Mark C Zaros, Joseph Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) is a potentially preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. Despite high rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in accordance with an institutional guideline, VTE remains the most common hospital-acquired condition in our institution. OBJECTIVE: To improve the safety of all hospitalized patients, examine current VTE prevention practices, identify opportunities for improvement, and decrease rates of HA-VTE...
December 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924352/-prerequisites-skills-and-productivity-of-young-academic-urologists-in-germany
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H Borgmann, J Bründl, J Huber, C Ruf, U Schagdarsurgengin, B Wullich, J Salem
BACKGROUND: To safeguard scientific and clinical progress, German urology requires properly trained junior scientists. Before initiating or continuing actions aiming at quality improvement an analysis of the status quo is necessary. OBJECTIVE: To assess the conditions to pursue research, research skills and research output of junior scientists in urology in Germany. MATERIAL UND METHODS: A 16-item online questionnaire was sent to 95 junior scientists in urology within the research network GeSRU Academics...
December 6, 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924187/evaluating-outcomes-in-patients-with-overactive-bladder-within-an-integrated-healthcare-delivery-system-using-a-treatment-patterns-analyzer
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Daniel B Ng, Melissa McCart, Christopher Klein, Chelsey Campbell, Robert Schoenhaus, Todd Berner
BACKGROUND: Overactive bladder (OAB) is a relatively common disease that has been linked to a variety of comorbidities, reductions in quality of life, and increased healthcare costs. Antimuscarinic agents are the standard of care among pharmacologic treatments for OAB, but these drugs are linked to high levels of anticholinergic burden, especially in the elderly. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate how efficient data analysis can be used to identify gaps in care as a result of improvement strategies for OAB within an integrated healthcare delivery system setting...
September 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923890/a-comprehensive-nutrition-focused-quality-improvement-program-reduces-30-day-readmissions-and-length-of-stay-in-hospitalized-patients
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Krishnan Sriram, Suela Sulo, Gretchen VanDerBosch, Jamie Partridge, Josh Feldstein, Refaat A Hegazi, Wm Thomas Summerfelt
BACKGROUND: Although screening patients for malnutrition risk on hospital admission is standard of care, nutrition shortfalls are undertreated. Nutrition interventions can improve outcomes. We tested effects of a nutrition-focused quality improvement program (QIP) on hospital readmission and length of stay (LOS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: QIP included malnutrition risk screening at admission, prompt initiation of oral nutrition supplements (ONS) for at-risk patients, and nutrition support...
December 6, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923579/internal-loading-of-phosphate-in-lake-erie-central-basin
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Adina Paytan, Kathryn Roberts, Sue Watson, Sara Peek, Pei-Chuan Chuang, Delphine Defforey, Carol Kendall
After significant reductions in external phosphorus (P) loads, and subsequent water quality improvements in the early 1980s, the water quality of Lake Erie has declined considerably over the past decade. The frequency and magnitude of harmful algal blooms (primarily in the western basin) and the extent of hypoxic bottom waters in the central basin have increased. The decline in ecosystem health, despite meeting goals for external P loads, has sparked a renewed effort to understand P cycling in the lake. We use pore-water P concentration profiles and sediment cores incubation experiments to quantify the P flux from Lake Erie central basin sediments...
December 3, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923551/absorbed-dose-and-image-quality-of-varian-truebeam-cbct-compared-with-obi-cbct
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Daisuke Kawahara, Shuichi Ozawa, Takeo Nakashima, Tatsuhiko Suzuki, Masato Tsuneda, Sodai Tanaka, Yoshimi Ohno, Yuji Murakami, Yasushi Nagata
PURPOSE: Nowadays, patient positioning and target localization can be verified by using kilovolt cone beam computed tomography (kV-CBCT). There have been various studies on the absorbed doses and image qualities of different kV-CBCT systems. However, the Varian TrueBeam CBCT (TB CBCT) system has not been investigated so far. We assess the image quality and absorbed dose of TB CBCT through comparison with those of on-board imager (OBI) CBCT. METHODS: The image quality was evaluated using two phantoms...
December 3, 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923536/early-initiation-of-newborn-individualized-developmental-care-and-assessment-program-nidcap-reduces-length-of-stay-a-quality-improvement-project
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Cheryl Moody, Tiffany J Callahan, Heather Aldrich, Bonnie Gance-Cleveland, Sharon Sables-Baus
Infants born at ≤32weeks gestation are at risk of developmental delays. Review of the literature indicates NIDCAP improves parental satisfaction, minimizes developmental delays, and decreases length of stay, thus reducing cost of hospitalization. Half (50.6%) of the infants admitted to this 84-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a gestational age of ≤32weeks were referred for NIDCAP. The specific aims of this quality improvement project were to 1) compare the age at discharge for infants meeting inclusion criteria enrolled in NIDCAP with the age at discharge for those eligible infants not enrolled in NIDCAP; and 2) investigate the timing of initiation of NIDCAP (e...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923401/effectiveness-of-the-who-safe-childbirth-checklist-program-in-reducing-severe-maternal-fetal-and-newborn-harm-in-uttar-pradesh-india-study-protocol-for-a-matched-pair-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Katherine E A Semrau, Lisa R Hirschhorn, Bhala Kodkany, Jonathan M Spector, Danielle E Tuller, Gary King, Stuart Lipsitz, Narender Sharma, Vinay Pratap Singh, Bharath Kumar, Neelam Dhingra-Kumar, Rebecca Firestone, Vishwajeet Kumar, Atul A Gawande
BACKGROUND: Effective, scalable strategies to improve maternal, fetal, and newborn health and reduce preventable morbidity and mortality are urgently needed in low- and middle-income countries. Building on the successes of previous checklist-based programs, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners led the development of the Safe Childbirth Checklist (SCC), a 28-item list of evidence-based practices linked with improved maternal and newborn outcomes. Pilot-testing of the Checklist in Southern India demonstrated dramatic improvements in adherence by health workers to essential childbirth-related practices (EBPs)...
December 7, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922995/integrating-preventive-cardiovascular-healthcare-into-home-health-a-pilot-study
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Janet R Lynch, Cynthia K Sun, Stacie Deslich
The viability of measuring and integrating preventive cardiovascular care into home healthcare was investigated through a pilot study fielded during 2013 and 2014. The study tested the feasibility of using a data registry to measure preventive cardiovascular care delivered in home healthcare, examined opportunities for quality improvement, and looked at the association between exposure to evidence-based tools and improvement in aspirin use and blood pressure screening and control among a convenience sample of 20 agencies...
January 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922837/safety-of-overlapping-surgery-at-a-high-volume-referral-center
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Joseph A Hyder, Kristine T Hanson, Curtis B Storlie, Amy Glasgow, Nageswar R Madde, Michael J Brown, Daryl J Kor, Robert R Cima, Elizabeth B Habermann
OBJECTIVE: To compare safety profiles of overlapping and nonoverlapping surgical procedures at a large tertiary-referral center where overlapping surgery is performed. BACKGROUND: Surgical procedures are frequently performed as overlapping, wherein one surgeon is responsible for 2 procedures occurring at the same time, but critical portions are not coincident. The safety of this practice has not been characterized. METHODS: Primary analyses included elective, adult, inpatient surgical procedures from January 2013 to September 2015 available through University HealthSystem Consortium...
December 5, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922778/developing-an-outcomes-framework-for-the-dietetic-service
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Victoria Prendiville
Demonstrating our value as individual practitioners and services is a key priority. Developing robust process and outcome measures supports us to achieve this. Outcomes also enable us to provide the highest level of patient-centred care by helping us to re-model the relationship between user and provider through capturing and using patient-related experience and outcome measures to inform service development. This article discusses our journey as a dietetic service in developing and implementing an outcomes framework utilising quality improvement methodology...
December 2, 2016: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922580/comparative-analysis-of-peri-operative-outcomes-using-nationally-derived-hospital-discharge-data-relative-to-a-prospective-multi-center-surgical-database-of-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Gregory W Poorman, Peter G Passias, Aaron J Buckland, Cyrus M Jalai, Michael Kelly, Daniel M Sciubba, Brian J Neuman, D Kojo Hamilton, Amit Jain, Bassel Diebo, Virginie Lafage, Shay Bess, Eric O Klineberg
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of three prospectively collected databases. OBJECTIVE: compare peri-operative outcomes in Adult Spinal Deformity (ASD) surgeries in a surgeon-run (SR-ASD) and two national databases: the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: has been learned on the treatment of ASD in the last decade with prospective multicenter collaborative research focusing on this specific condition...
December 2, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922506/coding-in-muscle-disease
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Lyell K Jones, John P Ney
Accurate coding is critically important for clinical practice and research. Ongoing changes to diagnostic and billing codes require the clinician to stay abreast of coding updates. Payment for health care services, data sets for health services research, and reporting for medical quality improvement all require accurate administrative coding. This article provides an overview of administrative coding for patients with muscle disease and includes a case-based review of diagnostic and Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding principles in patients with myopathy...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
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