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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926281/e-learning-to-improve-healthcare-professionals-attitudes-and-practices-on-breastfeeding
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Sofia Colaceci, Angela Giusti, Elise M Chapin, Maria Enrica Bettinelli, Alessia De Angelis, Francesca Zambri, Ercole Vellone, Rosaria Alvaro, Barbara De Mei
INTRODUCTION: Breastfeeding training has a crucial role in increasing healthcare professionals' attitudes and in improving professional support for breastfeeding. The collaboration between the Italian National Institute of Health, UNICEF, and the Local Health Authority of Milan has led to the development of an online course on lactation and infant feeding practices. AIM: To assess if the course was effective in improving healthcare professionals' attitudes and practices (APs)...
September 19, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923013/pragmatic-clinical-trials-embedded-in-healthcare-systems-generalizable-lessons-from-the-nih-collaboratory
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Kevin P Weinfurt, Adrian F Hernandez, Gloria D Coronado, Lynn L DeBar, Laura M Dember, Beverly B Green, Patrick J Heagerty, Susan S Huang, Kathryn T James, Jeffrey G Jarvik, Eric B Larson, Vincent Mor, Richard Platt, Gary E Rosenthal, Edward J Septimus, Gregory E Simon, Karen L Staman, Jeremy Sugarman, Miguel Vazquez, Douglas Zatzick, Lesley H Curtis
BACKGROUND: The clinical research enterprise is not producing the evidence decision makers arguably need in a timely and cost effective manner; research currently involves the use of labor-intensive parallel systems that are separate from clinical care. The emergence of pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs) poses a possible solution: these large-scale trials are embedded within routine clinical care and often involve cluster randomization of hospitals, clinics, primary care providers, etc...
September 18, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914278/magnitude-of-potentially-inappropriate-thrombophilia-testing-in-the-inpatient-hospital-setting
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Eric Mou, Henry Kwang, Jason Hom, Lisa Shieh, Andre Kumar, Ilana Richman, Caroline Berube
Laboratory costs of thrombophilia testing exceed an estimated $650 million (in US dollars) annually. Quantifying the prevalence and financial impact of potentially inappropriate testing in the inpatient hospital setting represents an integral component of the effort to reduce healthcare expenditures. We conducted a retrospective analysis of our electronic medical record to evaluate 2 years' worth of inpatient thrombophilia testing measured against preformulated appropriateness criteria. Cost data were obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2016 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule...
September 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913498/quality-trends-in-healthcare-and-their-impact-on-anesthesiology
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REVIEW
Teodora O Nicolescu
The new approach of a patient-centred, appropriate and timely care that was at the heart of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) initiative is changing the face of the healthcare industry in general and, in particular, of anesthesiology as a speciality. The drivers of this change are better quality and decreased healthcare costs, since despite a large expenditure for healthcare, the quality of care has not changed tremendously. Metrics have been identified, derived from the cybernetic model first described by the quality "parent"...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913405/post-acute-care-disparities-in-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Roy H Lan, Atul F Kamath
BACKGROUND: Understanding the socioeconomic factors that influence hospitalization and post-discharge metrics after joint replacement is important for identifying key areas of improvement in the delivery of orthopaedic care. METHODS: An institutional administrative data set of 2869 patients from an academic arthroplasty referral center was analyzed to quantify the relationship between socioeconomic factors and post-acute rehabilitation care received, length of stay, and cost of care...
September 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905047/use-of-community-health-workers-and-patient-navigators-to-improve-cancer-outcomes-among-patients-served-by-federally-qualified-health-centers-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Katherine B Roland, Erin L Milliken, Elizabeth A Rohan, Amy DeGroff, Susan White, Stephanie Melillo, William E Rorie, Carmita-Anita C Signes, Paul A Young
Introduction: In the United States, disparities in cancer screening, morbidity, and mortality are well documented, and often are related to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic indicators including income, education, and healthcare access. Public health approaches that address social determinants of health have the greatest potential public health benefit, and can positively impact health disparities. As public health interventions, community health workers (CHWs), and patient navigators (PNs) work to address disparities and improve cancer outcomes through education, connecting patients to and navigating them through the healthcare system, supporting patient adherence to screening and diagnostic services, and providing social support and linkages to financial and community resources...
2017: Health Equity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904325/new-medical-education-reform-in-china-towards-healthy-china-2030
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Peipei Song, Chunlin Jin, Wei Tang
On July 11, 2017, the State Council of China issued a bold plan to revolutionize medical education and promote collaboration between medical education and practice. The cornerstone of the plan is training more qualified medical professionals to improve public healthcare on the path to Healthy China 2030. According to this plan, a "5+3" training system will be instituted to train medical professionals in China, and top medical colleges will be encouraged to recruit more students. However, given the less-than-ideal professional status of Chinese doctors, the frequent incidents of violence against them, long working hours and a heavy workload, and an unsatisfactory income, attracting personnel to work in medicine and health care has become a challenge...
2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903843/causes-and-adverse-impact-of-physician-burnout-a-systematic-review
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Kamran Azam, Anwar Khan, Muhammad Toqeer Alam
OBJECTIVE: To review the significant causes and effects of physician burnout in published literature. METHODOLOGY: Asystematic review was conducted for searching published literature on the causes and effects of burnout in three online databases. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were developed for final selection of papers. The selected papers were critically appraised and thematic analysis was done to identify major themes related to physician burnout. RESULTS: Thirty-one papers were finally selected among the 2,828 identified studies...
August 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901914/evolving-professional-regulation-keeping-up-with-health-system-evolution
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Elizabeth F Wenghofer, Sophia M Kam
In this article, we reflected on the notion that an evolving healthcare system requires evolving professional regulation to keep pace with system growth and change. The importance of interprofessional and patient-centred care for Ontario's healthcare system is clear. However, the profession specificity of the system is strongly embedded through Ontario's institutional and legislative structures. The result is an evolving system of care with the system of health professional regulation being somewhat left behind...
2017: HealthcarePapers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901912/enabling-evolving-practice-for-healthcare-professionals-a-regulator-s-journey
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Kathy Wilkie, John Tzountzouris
The inherent risk involved in the provision of healthcare services leads to the inevitable requirement of health human resource oversight to protect the public from harm (Bayne 2012). As healthcare systems evolve, so do theoretical models for, and practical applications of, health human resource oversight policy and processes. The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO), as one of 26 health regulatory bodies in Ontario, implements programs or processes to enact and support changes in the knowledge, skill and judgment of their members...
2017: HealthcarePapers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901343/-italian-guidelines-in-accordance-with-the-new-national-guidelines-system-critical-issues-and-perspectives
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Primiano Iannone, Daniela Coclite, Giuseppe Graziano, Antonello Mario Napoletano
Law No. 24/2017 on professional responsibility has assigned a fundamental role to the guidelines, giving the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, through the new Centro Nazionale per l'Eccellenza Clinica, la Qualità e la Sicurezza delle Cure (CNEC), the role of methodological guarantor and of national governance of the guidelines production process. In a scenario marked by the increasing use of defensive medicine, the adherence to guidelines recognized as reliable by an institutional body can lead to the desired reduction of the malpractice claim, as well as to considerable clinical advantages, with the improvement of the quality of healthcare and of health outcomes and the reduction of unjustified variability of clinical practices in the national territory...
September 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901005/delivery-arrangements-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Agustín Ciapponi, Simon Lewin, Cristian A Herrera, Newton Opiyo, Tomas Pantoja, Elizabeth Paulsen, Gabriel Rada, Charles S Wiysonge, Gabriel Bastías, Lilian Dudley, Signe Flottorp, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Sebastian Garcia Marti, Claire Glenton, Charles I Okwundu, Blanca Peñaloza, Fatima Suleman, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: Delivery arrangements include changes in who receives care and when, who provides care, the working conditions of those who provide care, coordination of care amongst different providers, where care is provided, the use of information and communication technology to deliver care, and quality and safety systems. How services are delivered can have impacts on the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of health systems. This broad overview of the findings of systematic reviews can help policymakers and other stakeholders identify strategies for addressing problems and improve the delivery of services...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895487/-%C3%A2-like-because-you-are-a-grownup-you-do-not-need-help-experiences-of-transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-care-among-youth-with-perinatal-hiv-infection-their-caregivers-and-health-care-providers-in-the-dominican-republic
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María C Pinzón-Iregui, Gladys Ibanez, Consuelo Beck-Sagué, Mina Halpern, Rosa M Mendoza
With the introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) worldwide, youth with perinatal HIV infection are increasingly surviving childhood and transitioning to adult care. Although a normal life span is anticipated posttransition, successful transition to adult HIV care has proven difficult, with worse outcomes posttransition than in pediatric and adult care. This study is a qualitative analysis of data from 4 focus groups of pre- and posttransition patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers in the Dominican Republic at an institution that provides comprehensive treatment including ART for HIV-infected persons of all ages...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895277/evaluation-of-a-fever-management-algorithm-in-a-pediatric-cancer-center-in-a-low-resource-setting
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Sheena Mukkada, Cristel Kate Smith, Delta Aguilar, April Sykes, Li Tang, Mae Dolendo, Miguela A Caniza
BACKGROUND: In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), inconsistent or delayed management of fever contributes to poor outcomes among pediatric patients with cancer. We hypothesized that standardizing practice with a clinical algorithm adapted to local resources would improve outcomes. Therefore, we developed a resource-specific algorithm for fever management in Davao City, Philippines. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate adherence to the algorithm. PROCEDURE: This was a prospective cohort study of algorithm adherence to assess the types of deviation, reasons for deviation, and pathogens isolated...
September 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887342/population-health-management-review-of-concepts-and-definitions
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Meghan Swarthout, Martin A Bishop
PURPOSE: The terms population health, population health improvement, and population health management are discussed. SUMMARY: A key concept in defining population health activities is clearly delineating the population(s) of focus. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI's) Triple Aim Initiative uses the term population health management to describe the work by healthcare organizations to improve outcomes for individual patients to maximize population health...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886740/sustainability-in-health-care-by-allocating-resources-effectively-share-10-operationalising-disinvestment-in-a-conceptual-framework-for-resource-allocation
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Claire Harris, Sally Green, Adam G Elshaug
BACKGROUND: This is the tenth in a series of papers reporting a program of Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) in a local healthcare setting. After more than a decade of research, there is little published evidence of active and successful disinvestment. The paucity of frameworks, methods and tools is reported to be a factor in the lack of success. However there are clear and consistent messages in the literature that can be used to inform development of a framework for operationalising disinvestment...
September 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886671/canadian-schizophrenia-guidelines-schizophrenia-and-other-psychotic-disorders-with-coexisting-substance-use-disorders
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David Crockford, Donald Addington
OBJECTIVE: Persons with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders frequently have coexisting substance use disorders that require modifications to treatment approaches for best outcomes. The objectives of this review were to identify evidence-based practices best practices that improve outcomes for individuals with schizophrenia and substance used disorders. METHOD: We reviewed guidelines that were published in the last 5 years and that included systematic reviews or meta-analyses...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886087/hong-kong-hospital-authority-resource-efficiency-evaluation-via-a-novel-dea-malmquist-model-and-tobit-regression-model
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Hainan Guo, Yang Zhao, Tie Niu, Kwok-Leung Tsui
The Hospital Authority (HA) is a statutory body managing all the public hospitals and institutes in Hong Kong (HK). In recent decades, Hong Kong Hospital Authority (HKHA) has been making efforts to improve the healthcare services, but there still exist some problems like unfair resource allocation and poor management, as reported by the Hong Kong medical legislative committee. One critical consequence of these problems is low healthcare efficiency of hospitals, leading to low satisfaction among patients. Moreover, HKHA also suffers from the conflict between limited resource and growing demand...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885930/therapeutic-lifestyle-changes-impact-on-weight-quality-of-life-and-psychiatric-symptoms-in-veterans-with-mental-illness
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Jillian M Tessier, Zachary D Erickson, Hilary B Meyer, Matthew R Baker, Hollie A Gelberg, Irina Y Arnold, Crystal Kwan, Valery Chamberlin, Jennifer A Rosen, Chandresh Shah, Gerhard Hellemann, Melissa M Lewis, Charles Nguyen, Neena Sachinvala, Binyamin Amrami, Joseph M Pierre, Donna Ames
INTRODUCTION: Veterans with mental illness tend to have shorter life spans and suboptimal physical health because of a variety of factors. These factors include poor nutrition, being overweight, and smoking cigarettes. Nonphysical contributors that may affect quality of life are the stigma associated with mental illness, social difficulties, and spiritual crises. Current mental health treatment focuses primarily on the delivery of medication and evidence-based psychotherapies, which may not affect all the above areas of a Veteran's life as they focus primarily on improving psychological symptoms...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885532/governance-practices-in-an-era-of-healthcare-transformation-achieving-a-successful-turnaround
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Samuel E Sondheim, Dipesh M Patel, Nicole Chin, Kurt Barwis, Julie Werner, Alexus Barclay, Angela Mattie
This article illustrates the successful application of principles established by the American Hospital Association (AHA) to foster hospital transformations (). We examined a small community hospital's successful transition from one emergency care center (ECC) physician group to another and the methods by which significant improvements in outcomes were achieved. The foundation of this transformation included a generative governance style at the board level, a shared governance model at the employee level, a renewed sense of employee and physician engagement, and a sense of individual accountability...
September 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
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