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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544301/hospital-volume-and-perioperative-outcomes-for-radical-cystectomy-a-population-study
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Cristian Udovicich, Marlon Perera, Molla Huq, Lih-Ming Wong, Daniel Lenaghan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between hospital volume and perioperative outcomes of radical cystectomy (RC) using state population data for a contemporary Australian cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing RC for urothelial malignancy in the state of Victoria, Australia between July 2003 and June 2014 were identified using the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED). Hospitals were divided into tertiles according to their caseload per year...
May 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504991/tablet-e-logbooks-four-thousand-clinical-cases-and-complications-e-logged-by-14-nondoctor-anesthesia-providers-in-nepal
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Shristi Shah, Oliver Ross, Stephen Pickering, Stephen Knoble, Indra Rai
BACKGROUND: To meet the need for essential surgery across rural Nepal, anesthesia at district level is delivered by nondoctor anesthetists. They require support to maintain confidence and competence, and upgraded professional registration to secure their status. To meet these needs, a distance-blended learning course was pioneered and delivered. A core course requirement was to log all clinical cases; these were logged on a new e-logbook. METHODS: Fourteen nondoctor anesthesia providers working in 12 different districts across Nepal were enrolled in the 1-year course...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458123/the-motivation-and-capacity-to-go-above-and-beyond-qualitative-analysis-of-free-text-survey-responses-in-the-m-ngo-randomised-controlled-trial-of-caseload-midwifery
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Jyai Allen, Sue Kildea, Donna L Hartz, Mark Tracy, Sally Tracy
OBJECTIVE: to explore whether women allocated to caseload care characterise their midwife differently to those allocated to standard care. DESIGN: multi-site unblinded, randomised, controlled, parallel-group trial. SETTING: the study was conducted in two metropolitan teaching hospitals across two Australian cities. POPULATION: women of all obstetric risk were eligible to participate. Inclusion criteria were: 18 years or older, less than 24 week's gestation with a singleton pregnancy...
March 29, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434634/hypospadias-surgery-in-england-higher-volume-centres-have-lower-complication-rates
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David J Wilkinson, Patrick A Green, Shanthi Beglinger, Jessica Myers, Rachel Hudson, David Edgar, Simon E Kenny
INTRODUCTION: Hypospadias surgery has progressed steadily over recent years. There remains considerable variation in the operative management of boys with hypospadias in the UK, and it is therefore difficult to identify acceptable standards with regards to reoperation rates. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of reoperations and complications from all centres performing hypospadias surgery in England and to identify variables that influence outcome. METHODS: All children undergoing NHS hypospadias surgery in England between 1999 and 2009 were identified using the Hospital Episode Statistics database...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419326/accessibility-to-surgical-robot-technology-and-prostate-cancer-patient-behavior-for-prostatectomy
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Toru Sugihara, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroki Matsui, Go Nagao, Akira Ishikawa, Tetsuya Fujimura, Hiroshi Fukuhara, Kiyohide Fushimi, Makoto Ohori, Yukio Homma
Background: To examine how surgical robot emergence affects prostate-cancer patient behavior in seeking radical prostatectomy focusing on geographical accessibility. Methods: In Japan, robotic surgery was approved in April 2012. Based on data in the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination database between April 2012 and March 2014, distance to nearest surgical robot and interval days to radical prostatectomy (divided by mean interval in 2011: % interval days to radical prostatectomy) were calculated for individual radical prostatectomy cases at non-robotic hospitals...
April 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402138/exploring-differences-in-patient-centered-practices-among-healthcare-professionals-in-acute-care-settings
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Souraya Sidani, Scott Reeves, Christina Hurlock-Chorostecki, Mary van Soeren, Mary Fox, Laura Collins
There is limited evidence of the extent to which Healthcare professionals implement patient-centered care (PCC) and of the factors influencing their PCC practices in acute care organizations. This study aimed to (1) examine the practices reported by health professionals (physicians, nurses, social workers, other healthcare providers) in relation to three PCC components (holistic, collaborative, and responsive care), and (2) explore the association of professionals' characteristics (gender, work experience) and a contextual factor (caseload), with the professionals' PCC practices...
April 12, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396693/prevalence-of-non-communicable-diseases-and-access-to-health-care-and-medications-among-yazidis-and-other-minority-groups-displaced-by-isis-into-the-kurdistan-region-of-iraq
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Valeria Cetorelli, Gilbert Burnham, Nazar Shabila
BACKGROUND: The increasing caseload of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in displaced populations poses new challenges for humanitarian agencies and host country governments in the provision of health care, diagnostics and medications. This study aimed to characterise the prevalence of NCDs and better understand issues related to accessing care among Yazidis and other minority groups displaced by ISIS and currently residing in camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. METHODS: The study covered 13 camps managed by the Kurdish Board of Relief and Humanitarian Affairs...
2017: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343611/hospital-esophagectomy-volume-and-postoperative-length-of-stay-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Femi Giwa, Aitua Salami, Ajibola I Abioye
BACKGROUND: Much attention in the volume-outcomes literature has focused on the empirical impact of surgical caseload on outcomes. However, relevant studies on the association between surgical volume and variables that potentially contribute to healthcare costs are limited. The objective of this study was to systematically elucidate a contemporary analysis of the empirical relationship between hospital esophagectomy volume and postoperative length of stay, a cost-related outcome. DATA SOURCES: OvidSP, PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), ISI Web of Science and OpenGrey were searched for relevant articles published from 2000 to 2016...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281097/factors-in-maintaining-a-stable-patient-physician-relationship-among-individuals-with-schizophrenia
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Hsin-Hui Huang, Chuan-Yu Chen, Jen-Huoy Tsay, Yiing-Jenq Chou, Nicole Huang
This study aimed to determine whether adequate continuity of care (COC) existed among individuals with schizophrenia, and what the associated determinants were. The National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan was used to identify individuals with newly diagnosed schizophrenia from 2000 to 2009. Two outcome indicators were first derived to conduct the continuity assessment based on the usual provider continuity (UPC) index and the continuity of care index (COCI). The average scores of the UPC and COCI were 0...
March 9, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274646/general-characteristics-and-activity-of-emergency-department-short-stay-units-in-spanish-hospitals
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Carles Ferré, Ferran Llopis, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Gonzalo Sempere, Pere Llorens, Carmen Navarro, Mikel Martínez-Ortiz, Antoni Juan
BACKGROUND: Emergency Department (ED) overcrowding mainly due to the lack of access to inpatient beds negatively affects safety and quality of care. Implementation of ED short-stay units (EDSSUs) may help to mitigate this situation. OBJECTIVES: To describe the general characteristics and evaluate the activity of EDSSUs in Spanish hospitals. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study. A questionnaire was sent to coordinators responsible for the EDSSUs identified among Spanish hospitals appearing on the Ministry of Health Web page...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124200/operational-demands-on-pre-hospital-emergency-care-for-burn-injuries-in-a-middle-income-setting-a-study-in-the-western-cape-south-africa
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Rachel L Allgaier, Lucie Laflamme, Lee A Wallis
BACKGROUND: Burns occur disproportionately within low-socioeconomic populations. The Western Cape Province of South Africa represents a middle-income setting with a high rate of burns, few specialists and few burn centres, yet a well-developed pre-hospital system. This paper describes the burn cases from a viewpoint of operational factors important to pre-hospital emergency medical services. METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study of administrative and patient records was conducted...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122891/are-hospital-cancer-caseloads-related-to-the-validity-of-staging-data-reported-a-lesson-from-national-cancer-registry-in-taiwan
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Chin-Ying Cheng, Chun-Ju Chiang, Jong-Kai Hsiao, Mei-Shu Lai
OBJECTIVE: Data from the National Taiwan Cancer Registry have been widely used since 2002 to assess quality of health, but its quality of coding in cancer staging data has not been discussed. This study assessed the agreement rate for staging by site visit at medical institutes. METHODS: In this retrospective chart review study, 392 cancer patients in year 2013 were randomly selected from 14 hospitals; the senior cancer registrar reviewers had compared each original chart with data from the Taiwan Cancer Registry to assess agreement rate for staging...
January 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067944/intensive-case-management-for-severe-mental-illness
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REVIEW
Marina Dieterich, Claire B Irving, Hanna Bergman, Mariam A Khokhar, Bert Park, Max Marshall
BACKGROUND: Intensive Case Management (ICM) is a community-based package of care aiming to provide long-term care for severely mentally ill people who do not require immediate admission. Intensive Case Management evolved from two original community models of care, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Case Management (CM), where ICM emphasises the importance of small caseload (fewer than 20) and high-intensity input. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of ICM as a means of caring for severely mentally ill people in the community in comparison with non-ICM (caseload greater than 20) and with standard community care...
January 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031297/benefits-and-limitations-of-a-community-engaged-emergency-referral-system-in-a-remote-impoverished-setting-of-northern-ghana
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Sneha Patel, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Rofina Asuru, Christopher B Boyer, Janet Awopole Yepakeh Tiah, Mallory C Sheff, Margaret L Schmitt, Robert Alirigia, Elizabeth F Jackson, James F Phillips
Although Ghana has a well-organized primary health care system, it lacks policies and guidelines for developing or providing emergency referral services. In 2012, an emergency referral pilot-the Sustainable Emergency Referral Care (SERC) initiative-was launched by the Ghana Health Service in collaboration with community stakeholders and health workers in one subdistrict of the Upper East Region where approximately 20,000 people reside. The pilot program was scaled up in 2013 to a 3-district (12-subdistrict) plausibility trial that served a population of approximately 184,000 over 2 years from 2013 to 2015...
December 23, 2016: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009637/novel-needle-guide-reduces-time-to-perform-ultrasound-guided-femoral-nerve-catheter-placement-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Alparslan Turan, Rovnat Babazade, Hesham Elsharkawy, Wael Ali Sakr Esa, Kamal Maheshwari, Ehab Farag, Nicole M Zimmerman, Loran Mounir Soliman, Daniel I Sessler
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks have become the standard when performing regional nerve blocks in anaesthesia. Infiniti Plus (CIVCO Medical Solutions, Kalona, Iowa, USA) is a needle guide that has been recently developed to help clinicians in performing ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. OBJECTIVES: We tested the hypothesis that femoral nerve catheter placement carried out with the Infiniti Plus needle guide will be quicker to perform than without the Infiniti Plus...
March 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992551/affluence-and-private-health-insurance-influence-treatment-and-survival-in-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
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Harry Comber, Marianna De Camargo Cancela, Trutz Haase, Howard Johnson, Linda Sharp, Jonathan Pratschke
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate inequalities in survival for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), distinguishing between direct and indirect effects of patient, social and process-of-care factors. METHODS: All cases of NHL diagnosed in Ireland in 2004-2008 were included. Variables describing patient, cancer, stage and process of care were included in a discrete-time model of survival using Structural Equation Modelling software. RESULTS: Emergency admissions were more common in patients with co-morbid conditions or with more aggressive cancers, and less frequent for patients from more affluent areas...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991813/therapist-effects-on-outcome-and-alliance-in-inpatient-psychotherapy-the-contribution-of-patients-symptom-severity
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Ulrike Dinger, Johannes Zimmermann, Oliver Masuhr, Carsten Spitzer
Therapists differ in their effectiveness regarding their patients' symptomatic improvement as well as their therapeutic alliances, but little is known about influencing factors. The current study aimed to investigate therapist effects on outcome and alliance in inpatient psychotherapy and to estimate the influence of patient severity on the magnitude of therapist effects in this specific setting. We examined differences between individual psychotherapists in their patients' early alliance and outcome at discharge in a psychotherapy setting of a psychiatric hospital...
December 19, 2016: Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983505/modeling-tool-for-decision-support-during-early-days-of-an-anthrax-event
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Gabriel Rainisch, Martin I Meltzer, Sean Shadomy, William A Bower, Nathaniel Hupert
Health officials lack field-implementable tools for forecasting the effects that a large-scale release of Bacillus anthracis spores would have on public health and hospitals. We created a modeling tool (combining inhalational anthrax caseload projections based on initial case reports, effects of variable postexposure prophylaxis campaigns, and healthcare facility surge capacity requirements) to project hospitalizations and casualties from a newly detected inhalation anthrax event, and we examined the consequences of intervention choices...
January 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979711/reliability-of-the-american-college-of-surgeons-commission-on-cancer-s-quality-of-care-measures-for-hospital-and-surgeon-profiling
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Jason B Liu, Kristopher M Huffman, Bryan E Palis, Lawrence N Shulman, David P Winchester, Clifford Y Ko, Bruce L Hall
BACKGROUND: Efforts to improve healthcare quality involve profiling hospitals and providers. Whether cancer-specific measures can be reliably employed for profiling purposes has not reported. STUDY DESIGN: Hospitals and surgeons were profiled with three measures assessing the adequacy of lymphadenectomy for colon (12RLN), gastric (G15RLN), and non-small cell lung (10RLN) cancers using hierarchical models. National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) cases spanning 2010-2013 were included if they met measure eligibility...
November 18, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938728/-continuity-of-hospital-identifiers-in-hospital-discharge-data-analysis-of-the-nationwide-german-drg-statistics-from-2005-to-2013
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Ulrike Nimptsch, Annelene Wengler, Thomas Mansky
BACKGROUND: In Germany, nationwide hospital discharge data (DRG statistics provided by the research data centers of the Federal Statistical Office and the Statistical Offices of the 'Länder') are increasingly used as data source for health services research. Within this data hospitals can be separated via their hospital identifier ([Institutionskennzeichen] IK). However, this hospital identifier primarily designates the invoicing unit and is not necessarily equivalent to one hospital location...
November 2016: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
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