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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323885/towards-sustainable-sanitation-management-establishing-the-costs-and-willingness-to-pay-for-emptying-and-transporting-sludge-in-rural-districts-with-high-rates-of-access-to-latrines
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Soumya Balasubramanya, Barbara Evans, Richard Hardy, Rizwan Ahmed, Ahasan Habib, N S M Asad, Mominur Rahman, M Hasan, Digbijoy Dey, Louise Fletcher, Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero, Krishna Chaitanya Rao, Sudarshana Fernando
MOTIVATION: Proper management of fecal sludge has significant positive health and environmental externalities. Most research on managing onsite sanitation so far either simulates the costs of, or the welfare effects from, managing sludge in situ in pit latrines. Thus, designing management strategies for onsite rural sanitation is challenging, because the actual costs of transporting sludge for treatment, and sources for financing these transport costs, are not well understood. METHODS: In this paper we calculate the actual cost of sludge management from onsite latrines, and identify the contributions that latrine owners are willing to make to finance the costs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323466/sexual-assault-victimization-and-mental-health-treatment-suicide-attempts-and-career-outcomes-among-women-in-the-us-army
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Anthony J Rosellini, Amy E Street, Robert J Ursano, Wai Tat Chiu, Steven G Heeringa, John Monahan, James A Naifeh, Maria V Petukhova, Ben Y Reis, Nancy A Sampson, Paul D Bliese, Murray B Stein, Alan M Zaslavsky, Ronald C Kessler
OBJECTIVES: To examine associations of administratively recorded sexual assault victimization during military service with subsequent mental health and negative career outcomes among US Army women controlling for nonrandom victimization exposure. METHODS: We used data from the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers to apply propensity score methods to match all 4238 female Regular Army soldiers with administratively recorded sexual assault victimization during 2004 to 2009 to 5 controls per case with similar composite victimization risk...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319581/can-claims-data-algorithms-identify-the-physician-of-record
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Eva H DuGoff, Emily Walden, Katie Ronk, Mari Palta, Maureen Smith
BACKGROUND: Claims-based algorithms based on administrative claims data are frequently used to identify an individual's primary care physician (PCP). The validity of these algorithms in the US Medicare population has not been assessed. OBJECTIVE: To determine the agreement of the PCP identified by claims algorithms with the PCP of record in electronic health record data. DATA: Electronic health record and Medicare claims data from older adults with diabetes...
March 17, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318540/physical-and-mental-health-of-children-with-substantiated-sexual-abuse-gender-comparisons-from-a-matched-control-cohort-study
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Isabelle Daigneault, Pascale Vézina-Gagnon, Catherine Bourgeois, Tonino Esposito, Martine Hébert
When compared to children from the general population, sexually abused children receive more medical services, both for physical and mental health problems. However, possible differences between sexually abused boys and girls remain unknown. The lack of control group in studies that find gender differences also prevents from determining if the differences are specific to sexual abuse or to gender. The objective of the study was to assess differences in physical and mental health between sexually abused boys and girls in comparison to those from the general population...
March 15, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315074/placement-and-delinquency-outcomes-among-system-involved-youth-referred-to-multisystemic-therapy-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Sarah Vidal, Christine M Steeger, Colleen Caron, Leanne Lasher, Christian M Connell
Multisystemic therapy (MST) was developed to help youth with serious social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Research on the efficacy and effectiveness of MST has shown positive outcomes in different domains of development and functioning among various populations of youth. Nonetheless, even with a large body of literature investigating the treatment effects of MST, few studies have focused on the effectiveness of MST through large-scale dissemination efforts. Utilizing a large sample of youth involved in a statewide dissemination of MST (n = 740; 43% females; 14% Black; 29% Hispanic; 49% White; Mage = 14...
March 17, 2017: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314434/acceptability-of-medication-and-nonmedication-treatment-for-insomnia-among-female-veterans-effects-of-age-insomnia-severity-and-psychiatric-symptoms
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Najwa C Culver, Yeonsu Song, Sarah Kate McGowan, Constance H Fung, Michael N Mitchell, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Joseph M Dzierzewski, Karen R Josephson, Stella Jouldjian, Donna L Washington, Elizabeth M Yano, C Amanda Schweizer, Cathy A Alessi, Jennifer L Martin
PURPOSE: Female veterans are at high risk for sleep problems, and there is a need to provide effective treatment for this population who experience insomnia. This study's primary goal was to compare the acceptability of medication versus nonmedication treatments for insomnia among female veterans. In addition, we examined the role of patient age, severity of sleep disturbance, and psychiatric symptoms on acceptability of each treatment approach and on the differences in acceptability between these approaches...
November 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303240/ensuring-privacy-when-integrating-patient-based-datasets-new-methods-and-developments-in-record-linkage
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Adrian P Brown, Anna M Ferrante, Sean M Randall, James H Boyd, James B Semmens
In an era where the volume of structured and unstructured digital data has exploded, there has been an enormous growth in the creation of data about individuals that can be used for understanding and treating disease. Joining these records together at an individual level provides a complete picture of a patient's interaction with health services and allows better assessment of patient outcomes and effectiveness of treatment and services. Record linkage techniques provide an efficient and cost-effective method to bring individual records together as patient profiles...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302637/protocol-for-determining-primary-healthcare-practice-characteristics-models-of-practice-and-patient-accessibility-using-an-exploratory-census-survey-with-linkage-to-administrative-data-in-nova-scotia-canada
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Emily Gard Marshall, Richard J Gibson, Beverley Lawson, Frederick Burge
INTRODUCTION: There is little evidence on how primary care providers (PCPs) model their practices in Nova Scotia (NS), Canada, what services they offer or what accessibility is like for the average patient. This study will create a database of all family physicians and primary healthcare nurse practitioners in NS, including information about accessibility and the model of care in which they practice, and will link the survey data to administrative health databases. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: 3 census surveys of all family physicians, primary care nurse practitioners (ie, PCPs) and their practices in NS will be conducted...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301971/medicaid-managed-care-and-the-health-care-utilization-of-foster-children
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Makayla Palmer, James Marton, Aaron Yelowitz, Jeffery Talbert
A recent trend in state Medicaid programs is the transition of vulnerable populations into Medicaid managed care (MMC) who were initially carved out of such coverage, such as foster children or those with disabilities. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the impact of the transition of foster children from fee-for-service Medicaid coverage to MMC coverage on outpatient health care utilization. There is very little empirical evidence on the impact of managed care on the health care utilization of foster children because of the recent timing of these transitions as well as challenges associated with finding data sets large enough to contain a sufficient number of foster children for such analysis...
January 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301588/is-it-all-about-the-money-a-qualitative-exploration-of-the-effects-of-performance-based-financial-incentives-on-zimbabwe-s-voluntary-male-medical-circumcision-program
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Caryl Feldacker, Aaron F Bochner, Amy Herman-Roloff, Marrianne Holec, Vernon Murenje, Abby Stepaniak, Sinokuthemba Xaba, Mufata Tshimanga, Vuyelwa Chitimbire, Shingirai Makaure, Joseph Hove, Scott Barnhart, Batsirai Makunike
BACKGROUND: In 2013, Zimbabwe's voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program adopted performance-based financing (PBF) to speed progress towards ambitious VMMC targets. The $25 USD PBF intended to encourage low-paid healthcare workers to remain in the public sector and to strengthen the public healthcare system. The majority of the incentive supports healthcare workers (HCWs) who perform VMMC alongside other routine services; a small portion supports province, district, and facility levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300990/analysis-of-the-attributes-of-primary-health-care-using-the-electronic-medical-records-in-the-city-of-rio-de-janeiro
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Daniel Soranz, Luiz Felipe Pinto, Luiz Antonio Bastos Camacho
Epidemiology plays a strategic role at this stage of the policy cycle, contributing to goal setting, resource allocation and use of information systems. In 2009, the Municipal Health Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro initiated a reform of the health care model under the main influence the Primary Health Care concept. This study evaluates the trend of selected pay-for-performance indicators that measure the health care process in the city's PHC. This a study on repeated panels, from the administrative and clinical records of electronic medical records in the period from 2012 to 2016...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300982/primary-healthcare-in-portugal-10-years-of-contractualization-of-health-services-in-the-region-of-lisbon
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Baltazar Ricardo Monteiro, Ana Maria Silva Azenha Pisco, Fátima Candoso, Sónia Bastos, Magda Reis
Contractualization consists in the development and implementation of a documented agreement whereby one party (payer) provides compensation to the other party (provider) in exchange for a set of health services to a targeted population. We describe, through a case study, the history and the process of implementation of primary health care contractualization (since 1992) in Portugal, emphasizing the consolidation and future challenges of the primary healthcare reform started in 2005. This article resorts to a case study to reflect on the results obtained in the Cluster of Health Centers of the Northern West, Regional Administration of Lisbon and Tagus Valley, between 2009 and 2015, following implementation of contractualization...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299966/family-planning-services-for-incarcerated-women-models-for-filling-an-unmet-need
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Carolyn Sufrin, Sara Baird, Jennifer Clarke, Elizabeth Feldman
Purpose Incarcerated women around the globe are predominantly of reproductive age. Most of these women have been pregnant before, and many want to be sexually active and avoid pregnancy upon release. Yet few of these women are on a regular method of contraception. Providing contraceptive services for women in custody benefits individual and public health goals of reducing unintended pregnancy. This policy briefing reviews evidence for an unmet need for family planning in the correctional setting, and policy implications for expanding services...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295354/describing-trajectories-of-homeless-service-use-in-hawai-i-using-latent-class-growth-analysis
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Kristen Gleason, John P Barile, Charlene K Baker
The State of Hawai'i, like many other areas across the United States, has large numbers of individuals and families experiencing homelessness, many of whom seek support through statewide shelters and services. This study explored the diversity of ways in which individuals and families moved through Hawai'i's homeless service system. Using administrative data, a cohort of new service users was tracked across time to trace the developmental trajectories of their homeless service use. The sample consisted of adults who had entered the service system for the first time in the fiscal year (FY) of 2010 (N = 4655)...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293778/evaluating-the-quality-of-rural-intensive-case-management-services-using-administrative-data-an-exploratory-study
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Somaia Mohamed
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for people with severe mental illness is an effective approach that is increasingly implemented in rural areas. Low-cost methods of evaluating fidelity to program models are needed to assure services are delivered as intended. In 2007, the Veterans Health Administration implemented an ACT-like Mental Health Intensive Case Management (ACT/ICM) program for SMI veterans in rural areas. This study demonstrates the use of administrative data, reflecting patient characteristics and intensity of service delivery, to characterize services delivered by these programs, to compare them to general mental health programs at the same VA medical centers, and to each other...
March 15, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292502/opioid-overdose-education-and-naloxone-distribution-development-of-the-veterans-health-administration-s-national-program
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Elizabeth M Oliva, Melissa L D Christopher, Daina Wells, Mark Bounthavong, Michael Harvey, Julianne Himstreet, Thomas Emmendorfer, Michael Valentino, Mariano Franchi, Francine Goodman, Jodie A Trafton
OBJECTIVES: To prevent opioid-related mortality, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) developed a national Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) program. SETTING: VHA's OEND program sought national implementation of OEND across all medical facilities (n = 142). PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: This paper describes VHA's efforts to facilitate nationwide health care system-based OEND implementation, including the critical roles of VHA's national pharmacy services and academic detailing services...
March 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290063/behavioral-health-integration-in-large-multi-group-pediatric-practice
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Abigail Boden Schlesinger
There is increasing interest in methods to improve access to behavioral health services for children and adolescents. Children's Community Pediatric Behavioral Health Service (CCPBHS) is an integrated behavioral health service whose method of (a) creating a leadership team with empowered administrative and clinical stakeholders who can act on a commitment to change and (b) having a clear mission statement with integrated administrative and clinical care processes can serve as a model for implementing integration efforts within the medical home...
March 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288576/prodromal-symptoms-health-care-seeking-in-response-to-symptoms-and-associated-factors-in-eclamptic-patients
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Wondimu Gudu
BACKGROUND: Eclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal death worldwide. Maternal catastrophe is made worse in developing countries by the high incidence coupled with delayed presentation of patients and health facility constraints in effective management of eclampsia and its complications. METHODS: A prospective study of all 93 eclamptic women admitted to a general hospital in Somali regional state, Ethiopia was conducted between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015 using a structured questionnaire which included socio-demographic data, antenatal visit status, distance of nearest maternal health facility, timing of convulsions, questions related to symptoms preceding seizures; health care seeking for the symptoms and time interval from prodromal symptoms to the diagnosis of eclampsia...
March 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287932/mental-disorder-prevalence-among-u-s-department-of-veterans-affairs-outpatients-with-spinal-cord-injuries
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Scott D McDonald, Melody N Mickens, Lisa D Goldberg-Looney, Brian J Mutchler, Michael S Ellwood, Teodoro A Castillo
OBJECTIVES: Depression and other mental disorders are more prevalent among individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI) than in the community at large, and have a strong association with quality of life. Yet little is known about the prevalence and predictors of mental disorders among U.S. military Veterans living with SCI. The primary aim of this study was to present an estimate of mental disorder point prevalence in this population. The secondary aim was to examine the relationship of mental disorders to demographics, injury characteristics, and other clinically relevant features such as impairment from mental health problems and life satisfaction...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287862/implementation-of-a-health-indicator-monitoring-system-in-an-assertive-community-treatment-team-at-a-community-outpatient-behavioral-health-organization
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Gwen Sims, Kathleen R Delaney
Persons with severe mental illness have increased risk for medical co-morbidities and early mortality. The purpose of this project was to implement a health indicator monitoring system for an Assertive Community Treatment team and to utilize this system to generate referrals to appropriate medical providers. The system established utilized Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) recommended health indicators and pre-post data analysis to assess the effectiveness of the initiative...
March 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
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