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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097722/antimicrobial-utilization-in-an-iraqi-province-a-comprehensive-evaluation-of-antibiotic-source-and-cost
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Ali A Al-Jumaili, Ahmed H Hussein, Mohammed D Al-Rekabi, Saba A Raheem, Erika J Ernst
PURPOSE: The aims were to calculate total systemic antibiotic consumption and cost in both public and private sectors in all care settings in Al-Najaf province, Iraq, during 2012, recognize the percentage of each pharmacological class for the dispensed antibiotics and identify oral and parenteral antibiotic percentages dispensed and the portions manufactured nationally and imported. METHODS: Cross-sectional study was conducted in Al-Najaf to calculate the total cost and quantities of antibiotics consumed during 2012 using World Health Organization Guidelines for Defined Daily Dose (DDD)...
February 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095757/ethical-leadership-outcomes-in-nursing
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Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad, Tahereh Ashktorab, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh
BACKGROUND: Leadership style adopted by nursing managers is a key element in progress and development of nursing and quality of healthcare services received by the patients. In this regard, the role of ethical leadership is of utmost importance. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to elaborate on the ethical leadership and its role in professional progress and growth of nurses in the light of work condition in health providing institutes. METHODS: The study was carried out as a qualitative study following conventional content analysis method...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080183/palliative-care-scorecard
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Sheri Kittelson, Read Pierce, Jeanie Youngwerth
BACKGROUND: In response to poor healthcare quality outcomes and rising costs, healthcare reform triple aim has increased requirements for providers to demonstrate value to payers, partners, and the public. OBJECTIVE: Electronically automating measurement of the meaningful impact of palliative care (PC) programs on clinical, operational, and financial systems over time is imperative to the success of the field and the goal of development of this automated PC scorecard...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079641/world-health-organization-framework-multimodal-hand-hygiene-strategy-in-piedmont-italy-health-care-facilities
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Fabrizio Bert, Sebastian Giacomelli, Daniela Ceresetti, Carla Maria Zotti
OBJECTIVES: In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) introduced the "Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework" (HHSAF) to evaluate the level of the application of the Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy (MHHIS), which defines preventive interventions, standards, and tools conceived to improve hand hygiene in healthcare facilities. The aim of our study was to evaluate the implementation of the MHHIS in Piedmont healthcare units in 2014 using the HHSAF document. METHODS: Our surveillance was performed through collection and analysis of the data from 50 Piedmont healthcare facilities recorded through the HHSAF in 2014...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076342/knowledge-beliefs-and-attitudes-report-on-patient-care-and-safety-in-undergraduate-students-validating-the-modified-apsq-iii-questionnaire
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Ezequiel García Elorrio, Dolores Macchiavello, Viviana Rodriguez, Yael Catalano, Giuliana Corna, Josefina Dahinten, Marina Ontivero
INTRODUCTION: Patient safety aims to achieve healthcare free of damage. The World Health Organization indicates that this objective is achieved through communication, analysis, and prevention of adverse events in patients. Organizational culture has been identified as one of the main factors for interventions aimed to reduce medical errors; and an essential component of safety culture is the attitude of health professionals towards medical error. Attitudes can be improved through appropriate education in biomedical careers but its inclusion in Argentina is scarce...
December 20, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073903/assessing-patient-safety-culture-in-tunisian-operating-rooms-a-multicenter-study
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Manel Mallouli, Mohamed Ayoub Tlili, Wiem Aouicha, Mohamed Ben Rejeb, Chekib Zedini, Amrani Salwa, Ali Mtiraoui, Mohamed Ben Dhiab, Thouraya Ajmi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the patient safety culture (PSC) in operating rooms (ORs) and to determine influencing factors. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive multicenter study which was conducted over a period of 7 months (October 2014-April 2015) using the French validated version of the Hospital Survey On Patient Safety Culture questionnaire. SETTING: Of the note, 15 ORs of public and private healthcare institutions. PARTICIPANTS: In total, there were 368 participants including surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical and anesthesia technicians, nurses and caregivers, divided into 316 professionals exercising in public sector and 52 working in private one...
January 9, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068677/-clinical-audit-as-a-quality-improvement-tool-in-the-emergency-setting-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Giovanna Elisa Calabrò, Chiara De Waure, Valerio Mogini, Valentina Zeffiro, Marcella Favale, Walter Ricciardi, Maria Lucia Specchia
According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, "Clinical audit is a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the implementation of change…Where indicated, changes are implemented at an individual, team, or service level and further monitoring is used to confirm improvement in healthcare delivery". According to the scientific literature, clinical audit is more commonly used in secondary care with respect to primary care, probably because of the high variability that characterizes the latter...
September 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067744/resident-education-in-female-pelvic-medicine-and-reconstructive-surgery
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Katie Propst, Adam C Steinberg, David M O'Sullivan, Megan O Schimpf, Christine LaSala
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether obstetrics and gynecology trainees feel satisfied with the female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) education received in residency. METHODS: This is a survey study of obstetrics and gynecology residents in the United States and Puerto Rico during the 2015-2016 academic year. The anonymous 29-question survey was approved by the Hartford HealthCare institutional review board. Responses were included only if the trainee had ever rotated on the FPMRS service...
January 6, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060219/multicenter-study-of-adverse-events-after-intravenous-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Hannah Fernandez-Gotico, Tiffany Lightfoot, Melissa Meighan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The approved treatment by the Food and Drug Administration for acute ischemic stroke is intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator (IV tPA). After IV tPA administration, patients are monitored for adverse events using an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guideline instituted in 1996. There is limited evidence describing the safest and most efficient method to monitor patients during the first 24 hours after tPA administration. Although the overall rates of adverse events have been reported, the time when patients may be at most risk for an event has not been studied...
February 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060182/evaluating-nurses-satisfaction-with-two-nursing-information-systems
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Reza Khajouei, Reza Abbasi
Evaluating user satisfaction is one of the methods to ensure the usability of information systems. Considering the importance of nursing information systems in patient health, the objective of this study is to evaluate nurses' satisfaction with two widely used nursing information systems (Peyvand Dadeh and Tirazhe) in Iran. This descriptive-analytical study was done on 230 nurses in all teaching hospitals of Kerman University of Medical Sciences in 2015. Data were collected using an augmented version of a questionnaire developed by IBM...
January 4, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057655/protocol-for-a-scoping-review-study-to-identify-and-classify-patient-centred-quality-indicators
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Rachel J Jolley, Diane L Lorenzetti, Kimberly Manalili, Mingshan Lu, Hude Quan, Maria J Santana
INTRODUCTION: The concept of patient-centred care (PCC) is changing the way healthcare is understood, accepted and delivered. The Institute of Medicine has defined PCC as 1 of its 6 aims to improve healthcare quality. However, in Canada, there are currently no nationwide standards in place for measuring and evaluating healthcare from a patient-centred approach. In this paper, we outline our scoping review protocol to systematically review published and unpublished literature specific to patient-centred quality indicators that have been implemented and evaluated across various care settings...
January 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057047/effect-of-an-educational-intervention-on-knowledge-and-attitude-regarding-pharmacovigilance-and-consumer-pharmacovigilance-among-community-pharmacists-in-lalitpur-district-nepal
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Nisha Jha, Devendra Singh Rathore, Pathiyil Ravi Shankar, Shital Bhandary, Rabi Bushan Pandit, Sudesh Gyawali, Mohamed Alshakka
BACKGROUND: Pharmacovigilance activities are in a developing stage in Nepal. ADR reporting is mainly confined to healthcare professionals working in institutions recognized as regional pharmacovigilance centers. Community pharmacists could play an important role in pharmacovigilance. This study was conducted among community pharmacists in Lalitpur district to examine their knowledge and attitude about pharmacovigilance before and after an educational intervention. METHODS: Knowledge and attitude was studied before, immediately after and 6 weeks following the intervention among 75 community pharmacists...
January 3, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055223/claim-assessment-profile-a-method-for-capturing-healthcare-evidence-in-the-scientific-evaluation-and-review-of-claims-in-health-care-search
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Lara Hilton, Wayne B Jonas
BACKGROUND: Grounding health claims in an evidence base is essential for determining safety and effectiveness. However, it is not appropriate to evaluate all healthcare claims with the same methods. "Gold standard" randomized controlled trials may skip over important qualitative and observational data about use, benefits, side effects, and preferences, issues especially salient in research on complementary and integrative health (CIH) practices. This gap has prompted a move toward studying treatments in their naturalistic settings...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048834/th-ef-bra-03-assessment-of-data-driven-respiratory-motion-compensation-methods-for-4d-cbct-image-registration-and-reconstruction-using-clinical-datasets
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M J Riblett, E Weiss, G E Christensen, G D Hugo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of a 4D-CBCT registration and reconstruction method that corrects for respiratory motion and enhances image quality under clinically relevant conditions. METHODS: Building on previous work, which tested feasibility of a motion-compensation workflow using image datasets superior to clinical acquisitions, this study assesses workflow performance under clinical conditions in terms of image quality improvement. Evaluated workflows utilized a combination of groupwise deformable image registration (DIR) and image reconstruction...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048829/th-d-204-01-the-pursuit-of-radiation-oncology-performance-excellence
#15
E Sternick
: The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act was signed into law in 1987 to advance U.S. business competitiveness and economic growth. Administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST, the Act created the Baldrige National Quality Program, now renamed the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The comprehensive analytical approaches referred to as the Baldrige Healthcare Criteria, are very well suited for the evaluation and sustainable improvement of radiation oncology management and operations...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048792/mo-de-206-01-cellular-metabolism-of-fdg
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G Pratx
: In this symposium jointly sponsored by the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) and the AAPM, luminary speakers on imaging metabolism will discuss three impactful topics. The first presentation on Cellular Metabolism of FDG will be given by Guillem Pratx (Stanford). This presentation will detail new work on looking at how the most common molecular imaging agent, fluoro-deoxy-glucose is metabolized at a cellular level. This will be followed by a talk on an improved approach to whole-body PET imaging by Simon Cherry (UC Davis)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048515/th-ab-207a-09-tailoring-tcm-schemes-to-a-task-evaluating-the-impact-of-customized-tcm-profiles-on-detection-of-lung-nodules-in-simulated-ct-lung-cancer-screening
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J Hoffman, F Noo, S Young, M McNitt-Gray
PURPOSE: Recent work has shown that current TCM profile designs boost detection of low-contrast lung lesions in the lung apices, but yield reduced detection performance in the mid and lower lung regions relative to fixed tube current cases. This observed imbalance suggests that the TCM scheme might be tailored in new ways to maximize nodule detection throughout the entire lung. In this work, we begin a preliminary investigation into custom TCM profiles in an attempt to achieve uniform lesion detection throughout the extent of the lung...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048404/we-h-201-03-enthusiasm-and-generosity-of-spirit-necessitate-a-volunteering-structure-to-make-them-more-meaningful
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Y Pipman
: The desperate need for radiotherapy in low and mid-income countries (LMICs) has been well documented. Roughly 60 % of the worldwide incidence of cancer occurs in these resource-limited settings and the international community alongside governmental and non-profit agencies have begun publishing reports and seeking help from qualified volunteers. However, the focus of several reports has been on how dire the situation is and the magnitude of the problem, leaving most to feel overwhelmed and unsure as to how to help and why to get involved...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048135/mo-de-206-02-cellular-metabolism-of-fdg
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S Cherry
: In this symposium jointly sponsored by the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) and the AAPM, luminary speakers on imaging metabolism will discuss three impactful topics. The first presentation on Cellular Metabolism of FDG will be given by Guillem Pratx (Stanford). This presentation will detail new work on looking at how the most common molecular imaging agent, fluoro-deoxy-glucose is metabolized at a cellular level. This will be followed by a talk on an improved approach to whole-body PET imaging by Simon Cherry (UC Davis)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047890/su-c-brb-04-delineation-uncertainty-maps-proof-of-concept-study-for-recurrent-gynaecological-cancers
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D Bernstein, C Kamerling, S Nill, A Taylor, U Oelfke
PURPOSE: To create a novel infrastructure which allows clinicians to record their GTV delineation uncertainty; to generate delineation uncertainty maps from this data and compare them to clinical GTVs. METHODS: A contouring concept was developed in which clinicians draw up to two GTV boundaries per CT slice corresponding to the inner and outermost possible boundaries the GTV may have.A new uncertainty contouring tool was implemented in our research treatment planning system (TPS, DynaPlan) to accommodate these contour pairs and the derivation of delineation probability maps...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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