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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346519/views-of-senior-health-personnel-about-quality-of-emergency-obstetric-care-a-qualitative-study-in-nigeria
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Friday Okonofua, Abdullahi Randawa, Rosemary Ogu, Kingsley Agholor, Ola Okike, Rukayat Adeola Abdus-Salam, Mohammed Gana, Eghe Abe, Adetoye Durodola, Hadiza Galadanci
BACKGROUND: Late arrival in hospital by women experiencing pregnancy complications is an important background factor leading to maternal mortality in Nigeria. The use of effective and timely emergency obstetric care determines whether women survive or die, or become near-miss cases. Healthcare managers have the responsibility to deploy resources for implementing emergency obstetric care. OBJECTIVES: To determine the nature of institutional policies and frameworks for managing obstetric complications and reducing maternal deaths in Nigeria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343189/study-of-motivational-factors-in-doctors-in-respect-of-healthcare-quality-improvement
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Vladyslav A Smiianov, Olga I Smiianova, Tetiana S Gruzieva, Liudmyla Vygivska, Lesia A Rudenko
INTRODUCTION: The article presents the results of a survey among doctors with different certification categories and experience who work at inpatient and outpatient departments of Sumy healthcare institutions, in respect of the main factors that motivate them to provide quality healthcare. The aim of the study is to identify the factors that may be used as motivators to improve healthcare quality in terms of medical staff in order to ensure system construction of motivational component of healthcare quality management ("incentive picture")...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335777/the-reasons-why-pakistan-might-be-at-high-risk-of-crimean-congo-haemorrhagic-fever-epidemic-a-scoping-review-of-the-literature
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Muhammad Atif, Anum Saqib, Raazeyah Ikram, Muhammad Rehan Sarwar, Shane Scahill
Pakistan has faced a number of significant healthcare challenges over the past decade. In 2000, one of these events - a deadly epidemic of Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) - struck Pakistan. The people of Pakistan are at a very high risk of acquiring CCHF, due to a number of factors which emerge from a scoping review of the literature. First, the underdeveloped healthcare system of the country is currently not prepared to cope with challenges of this nature. Healthcare professionals and medical institutes are not sufficiently equipped to properly diagnose, manage and prevent CCHF...
March 23, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335770/a-model-of-influences-on-the-clinical-learning-environment-the-case-for-change-at-one-u-s-medical-school
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Howard B Fleit, Richard J Iuli, Janet E Fischel, Wei-Hsin Lu, Latha Chandran
BACKGROUND: The learning environment within a school of medicine influences medical students' values and their professional development. Despite national requirements to monitor the learning environment, mistreatment of medical students persists. METHODS: We designed a program called WE SMILE: We can Eradicate Student Mistreatment In the Learning Environment with a vision to enhance trainee and faculty awareness and ultimately eliminate medical student mistreatment...
March 23, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328940/the-effects-of-cash-transfers-and-vouchers-on-the-use-and-quality-of-maternity-care-services-a-systematic-review
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Benjamin M Hunter, Sean Harrison, Anayda Portela, Debra Bick
BACKGROUND: Cash transfers and vouchers are forms of 'demand-side financing' that have been widely used to promote maternal and newborn health in low- and middle-income countries during the last 15 years. METHODS: This systematic review consolidates evidence from seven published systematic reviews on the effects of different types of cash transfers and vouchers on the use and quality of maternity care services, and updates the systematic searches to June 2015 using the Joanna Briggs Institute approach for systematic reviewing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321520/do-austrian-inte%C3%AF-gri-integrated-care-projects-comply-with-international-definitions-and-concepts
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Isabel Geiger, Claudia Wild
One of the biggest challenges for European healthcare systems is the fragmentation of care. To overcome this challenge, integrated care (IC) approaches have been recently implemented. To further improve this method, current and past projects must be monitored and evaluated. However, since the definition of IC is very indistinct and varies significantly in literature, key elements have to be defined. The study design selected was a mixed-methods study that includes two approaches: a systematic literature review and qualitative content analysis of the data provided by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute...
March 20, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315478/improving-palliative-care-through-teamwork-impactt-in-nursing-homes-study-design-and-baseline-findings
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Helena Temkin-Greener, Susan Ladwig, Zhiqiu Ye, Sally A Norton, Dana B Mukamel
BACKGROUND: The 2014 Institute of Medicine report recommended that healthcare providers caring for individuals with advanced illness have basic palliative care competencies in communication, inter-professional collaboration, and symptom management. Nursing homes, where one in three American decedents live and die, have fallen short of these competency goals. We implemented an intervention study to examine the efficacy of nursing home-based integrated palliative care teams in improving the quality of care processes and outcomes for residents at the end of life...
March 14, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304297/information-and-communication-technologies-for-the-activities-of-daily-living-in-older-patients-with-dementia-a-systematic-review
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Grazia D'Onofrio, Daniele Sancarlo, Francesco Ricciardi, Francesco Panza, Davide Seripa, Filippo Cavallo, Francesco Giuliani, Antonio Greco
BACKGROUND: Significant innovations have been introduced in recent years in the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support healthcare for patients with dementia. OBJECTIVE: In the present systematic review, our goal is to keep track of ICT concepts and approaches to support the range of activities of daily living for people with dementia and to provide a snapshot of the effect that technology is having on patients' self-reliance...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302376/emerging-trends-in-antibiotic-resistance-implications-for-emergency-medicine
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Ali Pourmand, Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, Gregory Jasani, Larissa May
BACKGROUND: Many bacteria are demonstrating increasing levels of resistance to commonly used antibiotics. While this has implications for the healthcare system as a whole, many patients infected with these resistant organisms will initially present to the emergency department (ED). The purpose of this review is to provide a summary of current trends in infections caused by the most clinically relevant resistant organisms encountered in emergency medicine. METHODS: Bacteria were selected based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, and PubMed database...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295856/factors-affecting-prolonged-length-of-stay-in-psychiatric-patients-in-japan-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Daisuke Shinjo, Hisateru Tachimori, Keiko Sakurai, Tetsu Ohnuma, Kenji Fujimori, Kiyohide Fushimi
AIM: Hospital length of stay is one of the stratified measures of health care efficiency and is commonly used to assess performance of psychiatric care. The aim of this study is to identify risk factors for prolonged length of stay of psychiatric patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed adult psychiatric patients (ICD-10; F-00-F99) between April of 2012 and March of 2014 in the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination database. We examined factors affecting prolonged length of stay using multivariable logistic regression analysis...
March 14, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292629/the-5-clinical-pillars-of-value-for-total-joint-arthroplasty-in-a-bundled-payment-paradigm
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Kelvin Kim, Richard Iorio
BACKGROUND: Our large, urban, tertiary, university-based institution reflects on its 4-year experience with Bundled Payments for Care Improvement. We will describe the importance of 5 clinical pillars that have contributed to the early success of our bundled payment initiative. We are convinced that value-based care delivered through bundled payment initiatives is the best method to optimize patient outcomes while rewarding surgeons and hospitals for adapting to the evolving healthcare reforms...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288634/understanding-the-implementation-and-adoption-of-a-technological-intervention-to-improve-medication-safety-in-primary-care-a-realist-evaluation
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Mark Jeffries, Denham L Phipps, Rachel L Howard, Anthony J Avery, Sarah Rodgers, Darren M Ashcroft
BACKGROUND: Monitoring for potentially hazardous prescribing is increasingly important to improve medication safety. Healthcare information technology can be used to achieve this aim, for example by providing access to prescribing data through surveillance of patients' electronic health records. The aim of our study was to examine the implementation and adoption of an electronic medicines optimisation system that was intended to facilitate clinical audit in primary care by identifying patients at risk of an adverse drug event...
March 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287808/travel-burden-and-clinical-profile-of-cancer-patients-admitted-to-the-cancer-institute-of-iran-in-2012
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Fatemeh Sadeghi, Atefeh Ardestani, Maryam Hadji, Mohammad Ali Mohagheghi, Ali Kazemian, Mehrzad Mirzania, Habibollah Mahmoodzadeh, Mahdi Aghili, Kazem Zendehdel
BACKGROUND: Burden of cancer is increasing in developing countries, where healthcare infrastructures and resources are limited. Evaluating the pattern of care would provide evidence for planning and improvement of the situation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied the pattern of residential place and clinical information of cancer patients who were admitted to the Cancer Institute of Iran from January 1, to May 31, 2012. RESULTS: We studied 1,705 consecutive cancer patients admitted to the Cancer Institute in the study period...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282770/using-a-multifaceted-quality-improvement-initiative-to-reverse-the-rising-trend-of-cesarean-births
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Dotun Ogunyemi, Sara McGlynn, Anne Ronk, Patricia Knudsen, Tonyie Andrews-Johnson, Angeline Raczkiewicz, Andrew Jovanovski, Sangeeta Kaur, Mark Dykowski, Mark Redman, Ray Bahado-Singh
PURPOSE: National efforts exist to safely reduce the rate of cesarean delivery, a major source of increased morbidity and healthcare costs. This is a report of a quality improvement study targeting reduction of primary cesarean deliveries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 2014 to March 2016, interventions included a nested case-control review of local risk factors, provider and patient education, multidisciplinary reviews based on published guidelines with feedback, provider report cards, commitment to labor duration guidelines, and a focus on natural labor...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282257/human-microbiome-and-learning-healthcare-systems-integrating-research-and-precision-medicine-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Kim H Chuong, David R Mack, Alain Stintzi, Kieran C O'Doherty
Healthcare institutions face widespread challenges of delivering high-quality and cost-effective care, while keeping up with rapid advances in biomedical knowledge and technologies. Moreover, there is increased emphasis on developing personalized or precision medicine targeted to individuals or groups of patients who share a certain biomarker signature. Learning healthcare systems (LHS) have been proposed for integration of research and clinical practice to fill major knowledge gaps, improve care, reduce healthcare costs, and provide precision care...
March 10, 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281421/a-framework-for-preventing-healthcare-associated-infection-in-neonates-and-children-in-south-africa
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A Dramowski, M F Cotton, A Whitelaw
Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) is a frequent and serious complication affecting 4 - 8% of hospitalised children and neonates in high-income countries. The burden of HAI in South African (SA) paediatric and neonatal wards is substantial but underappreciated, owing to a lack of HAI surveillance and reporting. Maternal and child health and infection prevention are priority areas for healthcare quality improvement in the National Core Standards programme. Despite increasing recognition in SA, infection prevention efforts targeting hospitalised children and neonates are hampered by health system, institutional and individual patient factors...
February 27, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281044/using-patient-reported-outcome-measures-for-quality-improvement-in-clinical-genetics-an-exploratory-study
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A Costal Tirado, A M McDermott, C Thomas, D Ferrick, J Harris, A Edwards, Marion McAllister
International advocacy of patient-centred healthcare delivery has led to emphasis on the (re)design and evaluation of healthcare processes and outcomes from a patient perspective. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have significant potential to inform such attempts. However there is limited understanding of the processes by which this can be achieved. This exploratory study followed attempts to utilise two different PROMs measures to support service quality improvement in clinical genetics. PROMs used were the Genetic Counseling Outcome Scale (GCOS-24), a well-validated clinical genetics-specific PROM and Euroqol (EQ-5D), a generic PROM favoured by the UK National Institute for Health and Excellence (NICE)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280075/improving-reconciliation-following-medical-injury-a-qualitative-study-of-responses-to-patient-safety-incidents-in-new-zealand
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Jennifer Moore, Michelle M Mello
BACKGROUND: Despite the investment in exploring patient-centred alternatives to medical malpractice in New Zealand (NZ), the UK and the USA, patients' experiences with these processes are not well understood. We sought to explore factors that facilitate and impede reconciliation following patient safety incidents and identify recommendations for strengthening institution-led alternatives to malpractice litigation. METHODS: We conducted semistructured interviews with 62 patients injured by healthcare in NZ, administrators of 12 public hospitals, 5 lawyers specialising in Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) claims and 3 ACC staff...
March 9, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277389/organizational-silence-among-nurses-the-impact-on-organizational-cynicism-and-intention-to-leave-work
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Esra Çaylak, Serap Altuntaş
BACKGROUND: In recent years, organizational silence and organizational cynicism, factors that have been shown to inhibit the improvement of organizations, have been highlighted in the health sector. Nearly every aspect of these two issues has been studied. PURPOSE: This research was conducted to identify the relationship between the organizational silence, organizational cynicism, and intention to leave work of nurses. METHODS: This descriptive and correlational study was carried out in August and September 2013 with 323 nurses at a university hospital in Ankara...
April 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276585/electronic-case-report-forms-and-electronic-data-capture-within-clinical-trials-and-pharmacoepidemiology
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REVIEW
David A Rorie, Robert W V Flynn, Kerr Grieve, Alexander Doney, Isla Mackenzie, Thomas M MacDonald, Amy Rogers
AIMS: Researchers in clinical and pharmacoepidemiology fields have adopted information technology (IT) and electronic data capture, but these remain underutilised despite the benefits. This review discusses electronic case report forms and electronic data capture, specifically within pharmacoepidemiology and clinical research. METHODS: The review used PubMed and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers library (IEEE). Search terms used were agreed by the authors and documented...
March 9, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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