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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789891/-overview-of-indicators-in-the-context-of-environment-and-health
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Myriam Tobollik, Claudia Kabel, Odile Mekel, Claudia Hornberg, Dietrich Plaß
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based political measures need reliable information about the health status of a population and the determinants affecting health. Here, environment and health indicators can provide helpful additional insights. AIM: This article provides an overview of existing indicators in the field of environment and health. MATERIALS: There are single indicators and indicator sets describing solely the environment or health as well as some indicators integrating both aspects...
May 22, 2018: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788947/electronic-health-record-ehr-based-community-health-measures-an-exploratory-assessment-of-perceived-usefulness-by-local-health-departments
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Karen F Comer, P Joseph Gibson, Jian Zou, Marc Rosenman, Brian E Dixon
BACKGROUND: Given the widespread adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems in health care organizations, public health agencies are interested in accessing EHR data to improve health assessment and surveillance. Yet there exist few examples in the U.S. of governmental health agencies using EHR data routinely to examine disease prevalence and other measures of community health. The objective of this study was to explore local health department (LHD) professionals' perceptions of the usefulness of EHR-based community health measures, and to examine these perceptions in the context of LHDs' current access and use of sub-county data, data aggregated at geographic levels smaller than county...
May 22, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788774/the-standardization-of-diagnostic-criteria-for-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-fasd-implications-for-research-clinical-practice-and-population-health
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Jasmine M Brown, Roger Bland, Egon Jonsson, Andrew J Greenshaw
OBJECTIVE: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a preventable disorder caused by maternal alcohol consumption and marked by a range of physical and mental disabilities. Although recognized by the scientific and medical community as a clinical disorder, no internationally standardized diagnostic tool yet exists for FASD. METHODS AND RESULTS: This review seeks to analyse the discrepancies in existing diagnostic tools for FASD, and the repercussions these differences have on research, public health, and government policy...
January 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788356/return-to-duty-rates-following-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-performed-on-active-duty-military-patients-in-an-ambulatory-surgery-center
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Elder Granger, Stefan Prada, Zoltan Bereczki, Michael Weiss, Chip Wade, Reginald Davis
Background: Low back pain is a primary health care utilization driver in the US population. Health care evaluation visits for low back pain are as common as medical evaluation for the common cold. Low back pain is the most common reason for reductions in activities of daily living and work activity in the general population. Although these statistics are compelling, in the military population, there is arguably a significantly greater economic impact on the military population, as the cost to train, retain, and deploy a service member is a tremendous cost...
May 21, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787519/population-health-ethnicity-and-rate-of-living-donor-kidney-transplantation
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Rhiannon D Reed, Deirdre Sawinski, Brittany A Shelton, Paul A MacLennan, Michael Hanaway, Vineeta Kumar, Dustin Long, Robert S Gaston, Meredith L Kilgore, Bruce A Julian, Cora E Lewis, Jayme E Locke
BACKGROUND: Living donor kidney transplantation has declined in the United States since 2004, but the relationship between population characteristics and rate of living donation is unknown. The goal of our study was to use data on general population health and socioeconomic status to investigate the association with living donation. METHODS: This cross-sectional, ecological study used population health and socioeconomic status data from the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to investigate the association with living donation...
May 22, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781923/going-beyond-clinical-care-to-reduce-health-care-spending-findings-from-the-j-chip-community-based-population-health-management-program-evaluation
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Shannon M E Murphy, Douglas E Hough, Martha L Sylvia, Melissa Sherry, Linda J Dunbar, Raymond Zollinger, Regina Richardson, Scott A Berkowitz, Kevin D Frick
BACKGROUND: Addressing both clinical and nonclinical determinants of health is essential for improving population health outcomes. In 2012, the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP) implemented innovative population health management programs across acute and community environments. The community-based program involved multidisciplinary teams [ie, physicians, care managers (CM), health behavior specialists (HBS), community health workers, neighborhood navigators] and collaboration with community-based organizations to address social determinants...
May 17, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781666/validation-of-the-shortened-perceived-medical-condition-self-management-scale-in-patients-with-chronic-disease
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Marcus G Wild, Remo Ostini, Magdalena Harrington, Kerri L Cavanaugh, Kenneth A Wallston
Self-efficacy, or perceived competence, has been identified as an important factor in self-management behaviors and health outcomes in patients with chronic disease. Measures of self-management self-efficacy are currently available for multiple forms of chronic disease. One established measure is the 8-item Perceived Medical Condition Self-Management Scale (PMCSMS). This study investigated the use of the PMCSMS in samples of patients with a chronic disease to develop an abbreviated version of the scale that could be more readily used in clinical contexts or in large population health cohort studies...
May 21, 2018: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778993/risk-profile-for-drowning-deaths-in-children-in-the-indian-state-of-bihar-results-from-a-population-based-study
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Rakhi Dandona, G Anil Kumar, Sibin George, Amit Kumar, Lalit Dandona
BACKGROUND: We report on incidence of drowning deaths and related contextual factors in children from a population-based study in the Indian state of Bihar which estimated the causes of death using verbal autopsy (VA). METHODS: Interviews were conducted for deaths in 1-14 years population that occurred from January 2012 to March 2014 in 109 689 households (87.1% participation) in 1017 clusters representative of the state. The Population Health Metrics Research Consortium shortened VA questionnaire was used for interview and cause of death was assigned using the SmartVA automated algorithm...
May 19, 2018: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778934/spatial-accessibility-of-primary-health-care-in-china-a-case-study-in-sichuan-province
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Xiuli Wang, Huazhen Yang, Zhanqi Duan, Jay Pan
Access to primary health care is considered a fundamental right and an important facilitator of overall population health. Township health centers (THCs) and Community health centers (CHCs) serve as central hubs of China's primary health care system and have been emphasized during recent health care reforms. Accessibility of these hubs is poorly understood and a better understanding of the current situation is essential for proper decision making. This study assesses spatial access to health care provided by primary health care institutions (THCs/CHCs) in Sichuan Province as a microcosm in China...
May 10, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778808/maternal-treatment-with-a-placental-targeted-antioxidant-mitoq-impacts-offspring-cardiovascular-function-in-a-rat-model-of-prenatal-hypoxia
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Mais M Aljunaidy, Jude S Morton, Raven Kirschenman, Tom Phillips, C Patrick Case, Christy-Lynn M Cooke, Sandra T Davidge
Intrauterine growth restriction, a common consequence of prenatal hypoxia, is a leading cause of fetal morbidity and mortality with a significant impact on population health. Hypoxia may increase placental oxidative stress and lead to an abnormal release of placental-derived factors, which are emerging as potential contributors to developmental programming. Nanoparticle-linked drugs are emerging as a novel method to deliver therapeutics targeted to the placenta and avoid risking direct exposure to the fetus...
May 17, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778256/hepatitis-c-care-in-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-building-a-foundation-for-success
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REVIEW
Pamela S Belperio, Maggie Chartier, Rachel I Gonzalez, Angela M Park, David B Ross, Tim R Morgan, Lisa I Backus
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made significant progress in treating hepatitis C virus, experiencing more than a 75% reduction in veterans remaining to be treated since the availability of oral direct-acting antivirals. Hepatitis C Innovation Teams use lean process improvement and system redesign, resulting in practice models that address gaps in care. The key to success is creative improvements in veteran access to providers, including expanded use of nonphysician providers, video telehealth, and electronic technologies...
June 2018: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776366/estimating-benefit-equity-of-government-health-subsidy-in-healthcare-services-in-shandong-province-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Wenzhe Qin, Lingzhong Xu, Jiajia Li, Long Sun, Gan Ding, Hui Shao, Ningze Xu
BACKGROUND: Government health subsidy (GHS) is an effective tool to improve population health in China. Ensuring an equitable allocation of GHS, particularly among the poorer socio-economic groups, is a major goal of China's healthcare reform. The paper aims to explore how GHS was allocated across different socioeconomic groups, and how well the overall health system was performing in terms of the allocation of subsidy for different types of health services. METHODS: Data from China's National Health Services Survey (NHSS) in 2013 were used...
May 18, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776358/associations-between-local-descriptive-norms-for-overweight-obesity-and-insufficient-fruit-intake-individual-level-diet-and-10-year-change-in-body-mass-index-and-glycosylated-haemoglobin-in-an-australian-cohort
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Suzanne J Carroll, Theo Niyonsenga, Neil T Coffee, Anne W Taylor, Mark Daniel
BACKGROUND: Descriptive norms (what other people do) relate to individual-level dietary behaviour and health outcome including overweight and obesity. Descriptive norms vary across residential areas but the impact of spatial variation in norms on individual-level diet and health is poorly understood. This study assessed spatial associations between local descriptive norms for overweight/obesity and insufficient fruit intake (spatially-specific local prevalence), and individual-level dietary intakes (fruit, vegetable and sugary drinks) and 10-year change in body mass index (BMI) and glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c )...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775555/purchasing-population-health-revisited
#14
Sanne J Magnan, David A Kindig
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2018: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774794/health-related-quality-of-life-after-restorative-proctocolectomy-a-cross-sectional-study
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I Helavirta, M Hyöty, P Oksanen, H Huhtala, J Haapamäki, P Aitola
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients undergoing restorative proctocolectomy have often suffered from active ulcerative colitis which should be remembered when assessing quality of life after operation. The aim of this study was to explore health-related quality of life after restorative proctocolectomy in those with poor or good pouch function and to compare that to patients with active or inactive ulcerative colitis and to the general population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Altogether, 282 restorative proctocolectomy patients were investigated...
May 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773780/moving-closer-to-tuberculosis-elimination-through-institutional-scientific-collaboration-opportunities-for-cuba-and-the-usa
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Helena J Chapman, Luisa A Armas-Pérez, Michael Lauzardo, Edilberto R González-Ochoa
Global efforts to eliminate tuberculosis by 2050 continue to challenge health systems. In countries with low reported tuberculosis incidence, such as the USA (3.1/100,000 population) and Cuba (6.9/100,000), differences in classification by income level and health systems' overall organizational structure are evident. However, the two countries' low tuberculosis incidence, geographic proximity, robust research capacity and shared health priority for tuberculosis elimination provide fertile territory to strengthen collaboration for tuberculosis control in clinical, laboratory and community settings...
April 2018: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773778/a-collaboration-to-teach-us-mph-students-about-cuba-s-health-care-system
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Joan O'Connell, Ana María Gálvez-González, Jean Scandlyn, María R Sala-Adam, Xiomara Martín-Linares
In 2011, the US Department of the Treasury changed its regulations to allow US students to participate in short-term education programs in Cuba. Beginning in 2012, and each year thereafter, Cuba's National School of Public Health and the Colorado School of Public Health have jointly taught a class on the Cuban public health system. The program goals are to provide US students with an opportunity to learn about the Cuban national health system's focus on 1) prevention and primary health care services; 2) financial and geographic access to services and health equity; 3) continuum of care across the home, family doctor-and-nurse offices, polyclinics and hospitals; 4) data collection at all levels to understand health risks, including outbreaks, and to guide resource allocation; 5) assessing patients' health and risks using a comprehensive definition of health; 6) multisectoral collaborations between the Ministry of Public Health and other Cuban agencies and organizations to address population health risks; 7) disaster preparedness, response and recovery; and 8) provision of international health assistance...
April 2018: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772688/modeling-the-population-health-impact-of-introducing-a-modified-risk-tobacco-product-into-the-u-s-market
#18
Smilja Djurdjevic, Peter N Lee, Rolf Weitkunat, Zheng Sponsiello-Wang, Frank Lüdicke, Gizelle Baker
Philip Morris International (PMI) has developed the Population Health Impact Model (PHIM) to quantify, in the absence of epidemiological data, the effects of marketing a candidate modified risk tobacco product (cMRTP) on the public health of a whole population. Various simulations were performed to understand the harm reduction impact on the U.S. population over a 20-year period under various scenarios. The overall reduction in smoking attributable deaths (SAD) over the 20-year period was estimated as 934,947 if smoking completely went away and between 516,944 and 780,433 if cMRTP use completely replaces smoking...
May 16, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770703/medical-quality-2018-improving-population-health-through-equity-and-patient-advocacy
#19
Cindy S Lee, Mark Lyles, Donald E Casey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770321/developing-workforce-capacity-in-public-health-informatics-core-competencies-and-curriculum-design
#20
Douglas R Wholey, Martin LaVenture, Sripriya Rajamani, Rob Kreiger, Craig Hedberg, Cynthia Kenyon
We describe a master's level public health informatics (PHI) curriculum to support workforce development. Public health decision-making requires intensive information management to organize responses to health threats and develop effective health education and promotion. PHI competencies prepare the public health workforce to design and implement these information systems. The objective for a Master's and Certificate in PHI is to prepare public health informaticians with the competencies to work collaboratively with colleagues in public health and other health professions to design and develop information systems that support population health improvement...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
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