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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132621/effect-of-computer-use-on-physician-patient-communication-using-a-validated-instrument-patient-perspective
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Issam Shaarani, Rim Taleb, Jumana Antoun
BACKGROUND: Physician-patient communication is essential in the physician-patient relationship. Concerns were raised about the impact of the computer on this relationship with the increase in use of electronic medical records (EMR). Most studies addressed the physician's perspective and only few explored the patient's perspective. AIM: This study aims to assess the patient's perspective of the effect of the physician's computer use during the clinical encounter on the interpersonal and communication skills of the physician using a validated communication assessment tool (CAT)...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088919/physician-perceptions-of-performance-feedback-in-a-quality-improvement-activity
#2
Aimee R Eden, Elizabeth Hansen, Michael D Hagen, Lars E Peterson
Physician performance and peer comparison feedback can affect physician care quality and patient outcomes. This study aimed to understand family physician perspectives of the value of performance feedback in quality improvement (QI) activities. This study analyzed American Board of Family Medicine open-ended survey data collected between 2004 and 2014 from physicians who completed a QI module that provided pre- and post-QI project individual performance data and peer comparisons. Physicians made 3480 comments in response to a question about this performance feedback, which were generally positive in nature (86%)...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079318/transitions-in-care-from-pediatric-to-adult-general-surgery-evaluating-an-unmet-need-for-patients-with-anorectal-malformation-and-hirschsprung-disease
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Sarah B Cairo, Priscilla P L Chiu, Roshni Dasgupta, Karen A Diefenbach, Allan M Goldstein, Nicholas A Hamilton, Andrea Lo, Michael D Rollins, David H Rothstein
BACKGROUND: The provision of timely and comprehensive transition of care from pediatric to adult surgical providers for patients who have undergone childhood operations remains a challenge. Understanding the barriers to transition from a patient and family perspective may improve this process. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted of patients with a history of anorectal malformation (ARM) or Hirschsprung Disease (HD) and their families. The web-based survey was administered through two support groups dedicated to the needs of individuals born with these congenital abnormalities...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074010/the-role-of-occult-hypertension-in-retinal-vein-occlusions-and-diabetic-retinopathy
#4
Nataly Pesin, Efrem D Mandelcorn, Tina Felfeli, Richard I Ogilvie, Michael H Brent
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate whether individuals who develop retinal vein occlusion (RVO) or sudden-onset activity in otherwise quiescent diabetic retinopathy (DR) and those who have normal blood pressure (BP) or controlled hypertension according to their family physician show evidence of occult hypertension on 24-hour BP monitoring. METHODS: Patients with a new-onset RVO or DR that led to vitreous hemorrhage after a period of quiescence were identified...
November 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072963/medicaid-prior-authorization-policies-for-medication-treatment-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-young-children-united-states-2015
#5
Rachel L Hulkower, Meghan Kelley, Lindsay K Cloud, Susanna N Visser
OBJECTIVES: In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to recommend that clinicians refer parents of preschoolers (aged 4-5) for training in behavior therapy and subsequently treat with medication if behavior therapy fails to sufficiently improve functioning. Data available from just before the release of the guidelines suggest that fewer than half of preschoolers with ADHD received behavior therapy and about half received medication...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061327/receipt-of-medication-and-behavioral-therapy-among-a-national-sample-of-school-aged-children-diagnosed-with-adhd
#6
Morgan Walls, Caitlin Allen, Howard Cabral, Lewis E Kazis, Megan Bair-Merritt
Objective In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics published practice guidelines for ADHD, recommending both medication and behavioral therapy for school-aged children. The current study examines associations between child/family characteristics and ADHD medication, behavioral, and combined therapy. Methods This study used data from the 2014 National Survey of the Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD and Tourette Syndrome, a nationally-representative follow-up survey to the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health...
October 20, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049674/collaboration-between-acgme-and-aoa-programs-to-enhance-success-in-the-single-accreditation-system-a-process-paper
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Amanda K H Weidner, Judith Pauwels, Marcia McGuire, Ardis Davis
Beginning in 2020, all residency programs will be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Programs accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) that do not achieve ACGME pre-accreditation status by 2020 will be forced to close, resulting in loss of graduate medical education slots and affecting the physician workforce locally and nationally. Current ACGME programs are in a position to help consult, support, and learn from local AOA-only programs as they work toward meeting ACGME accreditation requirements, but to date there have been only limited collaborations...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045986/impact-of-residency-training-redesign-on-residents-clinical-knowledge
#8
Elaine Waller, M Patrice Eiff, Eve Dexter, Jason C B Rinaldo, Miguel Marino, Roger Garvin, Alan B Douglass, Robert Phillips, Larry A Green, Patricia A Carney
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The In-training Examination (ITE) is a frequently used method to evaluate family medicine residents' clinical knowledge. We compared family medicine ITE scores among residents who trained in the 14 programs that participated in the Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4) Project to national averages over time, and according to educational innovations. METHODS: The ITE scores of 802 consenting P4 residents who trained in 2007 through 2011 were obtained from the American Board of Family Medicine...
October 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033297/no-easy-way-out-a-case-of-physician-assisted-dying-in-the-emergency-department
#9
David H Wang
Currently, 1 out of 6 Americans lives within a jurisdiction in which physician-assisted dying is legally authorized. In most cases, patients ingest lethal physician-assisted dying medications at home without involvement of emergency medical services (EMS) or the emergency department (ED). However, occasionally the dying process is interrupted as a result of incomplete ingestion or vomiting of medications, confusion about timing of dying trajectory, familial emotional distress, and other variables. A case is presented here of a patient who arrived by ambulance to an urban ED after ingesting physician-assisted dying medication...
October 12, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030157/bits-and-pieces-a-crowd-sourced-series-of-54-cases-of-fractured-hormonal-implants
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Bonnie C Crouthamel, Melissa A Schiff, Anne-Marie E Amies Oelschlager, Sarah W Prager, Katherine E Debiec
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The fracture of hormonal implants, including Implanon, Nexplanon, and histrelin acetate is rare. Our aim was to describe patient demographics, mechanisms, and consequences of fractured implants by surveying physicians' experience via listservs and social media. DESIGN: We developed a REDCap survey for physicians regarding their experience with implant fracture, including patient characteristics, mechanism of fracture, changes in menstrual bleeding patterns, time from insertion to fracture, and time from fracture to seeking care...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991114/a-survey-evaluating-burnout-health-status-depression-reported-alcohol-and-substance-use-and-social-support-of-anesthesiologists
#11
Steve Alan Hyman, Matthew S Shotwell, Damon R Michaels, Xue Han, Elizabeth Borg Card, Jennifer L Morse, Matthew B Weinger
BACKGROUND: Burnout affects all medical specialists, and concern about it has become common in today's health care environment. The gold standard of burnout measurement in health care professionals is the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS), which measures emotional exhaustion, depersonalization (DP), and personal accomplishment. Besides affecting work quality, burnout is thought to affect health problems, mental health issues, and substance use negatively, although confirmatory data are lacking...
October 5, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977122/-comprehensive-primary-care-and-segmented-health-systems-in-south-america
#12
Ligia Giovanella, Patty Fidelis de Almeida
The article analyzes recent reforms in primary health care in the South American countries, discussing the scope and challenges for establishing comprehensive primary health care in the region's health systems. The data sources were case studies conducted in 12 countries, and the analytical lines were the strategic components in the design and implementation of primary health care: national policy approaches, characteristics of financing, organization and provision, and the workforce in primary health care...
October 2, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975616/percutaneous-feeding-tubes-in-individuals-with-advanced-dementia-are-physicians-choosing-wisely
#13
Marzena Gieniusz, Liron Sinvani, Andrzej Kozikowski, Vidhi Patel, Christian Nouryan, Myia S Williams, Nina Kohn, Renee Pekmezaris, Gisele Wolf-Klein
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate physician knowledge and perceptions about the American Board of Internal Medicine/American Geriatrics Society (ABIM/AGS) Choosing Wisely recommendations regarding percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in individuals with advanced dementia. DESIGN: Multicenter, mixed-mode, anonymous questionnaire. SETTING: Three tertiary and four community hospitals in New York. PARTICIPANTS: Internal medicine physicians (N = 168)...
October 4, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975242/ethics-and-the-legalization-of-physician-assisted-suicide-an-american-college-of-physicians-position-paper
#14
Lois Snyder Sulmasy, Paul S Mueller
Calls to legalize physician-assisted suicide have increased and public interest in the subject has grown in recent years despite ethical prohibitions. Many people have concerns about how they will die and the emphasis by medicine and society on intervention and cure has sometimes come at the expense of good end-of-life care. Some have advocated strongly, on the basis of autonomy, that physician-assisted suicide should be a legal option at the end of life. As a proponent of patient-centered care, the American College of Physicians (ACP) is attentive to all voices, including those who speak of the desire to control when and how life will end...
October 17, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969974/reducing-inappropriate-lumbar-spine-mri-for-low-back-pain-radiology-support-communication-and-alignment-network
#15
Kevin Yuqi Wang, Christopher James Yen, Melissa Chen, Darshan Variyam, Tomas Uribe Acosta, Brian Reed, Max Wintermark, Christie Mary Lincoln
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of educational sessions on reducing lumbar spine MRI inappropriateness for uncomplicated low back pain and to present our institutional experience on the use of ACR's Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network (R-SCAN) program toward achieving appropriateness. METHODS: The R-SCAN web portal was accessed to register a project. Using order entry data, the number of lumbar spine MRI orders placed per month at three family medicine clinics was assessed over a 10-month period...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953295/how-many-graduating-family-medicine-residents-have-chosen-financial-support-for-service-commitments
#16
Julie Phillips, Lars E Peterson, Bo Fang, Iris Kovar-Gough, Robert L Phillips
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: New family physicians have opportunities to avoid accruing educational debt or have loans repaid by making a commitment to public service. Little information is available about the numbers of early career family physicians who have made service commitments to fund their education. The purpose of this study is to describe the proportion of graduating family medicine residents who have enrolled in US military and National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship and loan repayment programs, thus obligating them to future public service...
September 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936143/assessment-of-readiness-of-academic-emergency-departments-in-the-central-region-of-saudi-arabia-to-receive-a-sick-child
#17
Fahad Saleh Alhajjaj, Abdullah Saleh Aldamigh
OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the readiness of general emergency departments (EDs) in academic hospitals in the central region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to manage pediatric patients using an international tool: The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association guidelines, which include facilities, personnel, safety, and other components. METHODS: We assessed eligible centers during multiple visits from January 2016 to May 2016 in which we inspected the EDs and conducted interviews with their respective leadership in which we independently recorded our observations...
July 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933619/african-american-adults-and-seasonal-influenza-vaccination-changing-our-approach-can-move-the-needle
#18
Sandra Crouse Quinn
Consistent disparities in influenza (flu) vaccine uptake among African Americans, coupled with a disproportionate burden of chronic diseases, places too many African Americans at high risk for complications, hospitalizations and premature mortality. This disparity is the result of individual attitudes and beliefs, social norms, and health care practices. Recent research identifies critical factors affecting vaccine uptake among African American adults including perceived risk of vaccine side effects, social norms that do not support for vaccination, and lower knowledge of the flu and the vaccine...
September 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925664/preventing-falls-in-older-persons
#19
Lainie Van Voast Moncada, L Glen Mire
The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance impairment. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians recommend exercise or physical therapy and vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults who are at increased risk of falls. Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians do not recommend routine multifactorial intervention to prevent falls in all community-dwelling older adults, they state that it may be appropriate in individual cases...
August 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925295/characteristics-of-patients-with-existing-advance-directives-evaluating-motivations-around-advance-care-planning
#20
Joanne E Genewick, Dorothy M Lipski, Katherine M Schupack, Angela L H Buffington
INTRODUCTION: Although 80% of patients endorse an advance directive (AD), less than 35% of American adults have a documented AD. Much research has been done on barriers to creating ADs; however, there is a paucity of research addressing motivations for creating ADs. Previous research has identified 4 categories of influence for engaging in advance care planning (ACP). This study aimed to quantify the influence of these 4 motivating categories in creating an AD. METHODS: Participants included 238 adults with documented ADs...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
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