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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214491/relationship-between-patient-reported-symptoms-limitations-in-daily-activities-and-psychological-impact-in-varicose-veins
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Rajiv Mallick, Brajesh Kumar Lal, Claire Daugherty
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between patient-reported symptoms, functional limitations, and psychological impact of varicose veins (VVs) vs pathophysiologic mechanism, incorporating demographic and behavioral factors. METHODS: We conducted a pooled analysis from two clinical studies (Efficacy and Safety Study of Polidocanol Injectable Foam for the Treatment of Saphenofemoral Junction Incompetence [VANISH-1] and Polidocanol Endovenous Microfoam Versus Vehicle for the Treatment of Saphenofemoral Junction Incompetence [VANISH-2]) in patients with VVs (superficial venous reflux only)...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191324/effect-of-logarithmic-and-linear-frequency-scales-on-parametric-modelling-of-tissue-dielectric-data
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Saqib Salahuddin, Emily Porter, Paul M Meaney, Martin O'Halloran
The dielectric properties of biological tissues have been studied widely over the past half-century. These properties are used in a vast array of applications, from determining the safety of wireless telecommunication devices to the design and optimisation of medical devices. The frequency-dependent dielectric properties are represented in closed-form parametric models, such as the Cole-Cole model, for use in numerical simulations which examine the interaction of electromagnetic (EM) fields with the human body...
February 2017: Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186072/the-evolving-role-of-medical-scribe-variation-and-implications-for-organizational-effectiveness-and-safety
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Deborah V Woodcock, Robert Pranaat, Karess McGrath, Joan S Ash
Increasing use of medical scribes is an unintended consequence of electronic health record adoption in the U.S. The role of scribe is not universally defined, leading to variations in scribe training and operations, as well as questions about scribe efficiency, effectiveness, and safety. Studies published since 2009 have primarily focused on the financial aspects of scribe use, but no published studies have taken an organizational view of this phenomenon. This paper describes stakeholder perspectives on scribes working in outpatient settings within an urban tertiary academic medical center...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181853/identifying-facilitators-and-barriers-for-implementation-of-interprofessional-education-perspectives-from-medical-educators-in-the-netherlands
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Joy de Vries-Erich, Kirsten Reuchlin, Paul de Maaijer, J M Monica van de Ridder
Patient care and patient safety can be compromised by the lack of interprofessional collaboration and communication between healthcare providers. Interprofessional education (IPE) should therefore start during medical training and not be postponed until after graduation. This case study explored the current situation in the Dutch context and interviewed experts within medical education and with pioneers of successful best practices to learn more about their experiences with IPE. Data analysis started while new data were still collected, resulting in an iterative, constant comparative process...
March 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166784/randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-coordinated-care-intervention-to-improve-risk-factor-control-after-stroke-or-transient-ischemic-attack-in-the-safety-net-secondary-stroke-prevention-by-uniting-community-and-chronic-care-model-teams-early-to-end-disparities
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Amytis Towfighi, Eric M Cheng, Monica Ayala-Rivera, Heather McCreath, Nerses Sanossian, Tara Dutta, Bijal Mehta, Robert Bryg, Neal Rao, Shlee Song, Ali Razmara, Magaly Ramirez, Theresa Sivers-Teixeira, Jamie Tran, Elizabeth Mojarro-Huang, Ana Montoya, Marilyn Corrales, Beatrice Martinez, Phyllis Willis, Mireya Macias, Nancy Ibrahim, Shinyi Wu, Jeremy Wacksman, Hilary Haber, Adam Richards, Frances Barry, Valerie Hill, Brian Mittman, William Cunningham, Honghu Liu, David A Ganz, Diane Factor, Barbara G Vickrey
BACKGROUND: Recurrent strokes are preventable through awareness and control of risk factors such as hypertension, and through lifestyle changes such as healthier diets, greater physical activity, and smoking cessation. However, vascular risk factor control is frequently poor among stroke survivors, particularly among socio-economically disadvantaged blacks, Latinos and other people of color. The Chronic Care Model (CCM) is an effective framework for multi-component interventions aimed at improving care processes and outcomes for individuals with chronic disease...
February 6, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159447/medical-device-guidebook-a-browser-information-resource-for-medical-device-users
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Douglas M Clarkson
A web based information resource - the 'Medical Device Guidebook' - for the enabling of safe use of medical devices is described. Medical devices are described within a 'catalogue' of specific models and information on a specific model is provided within a consistent set of information 'keys'. These include 'user manuals', 'points of caution', 'clinical use framework', 'training/assessment material', 'frequently asked questions', 'authorised user comments' and 'consumables'. The system allows identification of known risk/hazards associated with specific devices, triggered, for example, by national alerts or locally raised safety observations...
January 31, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157830/designing-a-physician-leadership-development-program-based-on-effective-models-of-physician-education
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Joseph Hopkins, Magali Fassiotto, Manwai Candy Ku, Dagem Mammo, Hannah Valantine
BACKGROUND: Because of modern challenges in quality, safety, patient centeredness, and cost, health care is evolving to adopt leadership practices of highly effective organizations. Traditional physician training includes little focus on developing leadership skills, which necessitates further training to achieve the potential of collaborative management. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to design a leadership program using established models for continuing medical education and to assess its impact on participants' knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance...
February 2, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152942/communities-of-practice-a-jurisdictional-approach-to-improving-the-quality-of-care-in-radiation-medicine-in-ontario
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Michelle Ang, Lindsay Elizabeth Reddeman, Michael Sharpe, Margaret Hart, Carina Simniceanu, Stephen Breen, Joon-Hyung J Kim, Dani Scott, Khaled Zaza, David D'Souza, Michael F Milosevic, Stewart Gaede, Andrea Marshall, Brian P Yaremko, Katharina Sixel, Nicole Harnett, Eric Gutierrez, Padraig Richard Warde
: 122 Background: The Radiation Treatment Program (RTP) at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) established several Communities of Practice (CoPs), with the goal of improving radiation treatment (RT) quality and safety. The RTP identifies variation in practice and quality improvement (QI) opportunities in the 14 Regional Cancer Centres (RCCs) and facilitates the development of CoPs to share best practices and standardize care. METHODS: Since 2010, the RTP has formed 7 CoPs ( > 185 members in total): 4 intra-disciplinary (Radiation Therapy, Medical Physics, Advanced Practice Radiation Therapy, Radiation Safety) and 3 inter-disciplinary (Head and Neck (HN), Gynecological (GYNE) and Lung Cancer)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152891/with-quality-and-safety-for-all-risking-optimal-care-with-vip-patients
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: 142 Background: The person deemed a VIP is generally considered differentiated from the average person by virtue of fame, notoriety (positive or negative), or success through talent, tenacity or simple luck. Because society often views VIPs as special, this can generate strong feelings ranging from excitement and awe to resentment in those who encounter a VIP. VIPs and/or their entourage may request or demand special attention. The unique factors associated with caring for a VIP can jeopardize patient safety and optimal care of the VIP patient...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128459/a-hybrid-methodology-for-modeling-risk-of-adverse-events-in-complex-health-care-settings
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Reza Kazemi, Ali Mosleh, Meghan Dierks
In spite of increased attention to quality and efforts to provide safe medical care, adverse events (AEs) are still frequent in clinical practice. Reports from various sources indicate that a substantial number of hospitalized patients suffer treatment-caused injuries while in the hospital. While risk cannot be entirely eliminated from health-care activities, an important goal is to develop effective and durable mitigation strategies to render the system "safer." In order to do this, though, we must develop models that comprehensively and realistically characterize the risk...
January 27, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118967/pharmacists-perceptions-and-communication-of-risk-for-alertness-impairing-medications
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Ibrahim Jomaa, Mariam Odisho, Janet M Y Cheung, Keith Wong, Jason G Ellis, Tanya Smyth, Bandana Saini
BACKGROUND: A core role of the pharmacist is to ensure safe and effective medication use. Therapeutic classes that impair alertness (e.g. sedatives or hypnotics) can pose safety concerns for the consumer when undertaking activities requiring psychomotor vigilance (e.g. driving). OBJECTIVE: To explore pharmacists' perceptions and communication strategy of the risks related to alertness impairing medications in clinical practice. METHODS: In-depth semi-structured interviews explored community pharmacists' perceptions of medication-related risks, current medication provision and the feasibility of new practice tools...
January 10, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111871/turning-the-tides-coping-with-trauma-and-addiction-through-residential-adolescent-group-therapy
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Katherine Gardner Bougard, Tina Marie Truncellito Laupola, Joan Parker-Dias, Jeremy Creekmore, Stacey Stangland
TOPIC: Evidence-based group therapy in an inpatient setting that provides an integrated treatment approach for both trauma and addiction in female adolescents. PURPOSE: The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to implement and assess the impact of an integrated group therapy approach for both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorder (SUD) in adolescent females as part of a residential treatment program. SOURCES: The Iowa Model of EBP guided this EBP project...
November 2016: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110223/guilt-without-fault-a-qualitative-study-into-the-ethics-of-forgiveness-after-traumatic-childbirth
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Katja Schrøder, Karen la Cour, Jan Stener Jørgensen, Ronald F Lamont, Niels Christian Hvidt
When a life is lost or severely impaired during childbirth, the midwife and obstetrician involved may experience feelings of guilt in the aftermath. Through three empirical cases, the paper examines the sense of guilt in the context of the current patient safety culture in healthcare where a blame-free approach is promoted in the aftermath of adverse events. The purpose is to illustrate how healthcare professionals may experience guilt without being at fault after adverse events, and Gamlund's theory on forgiveness without blame is used as the theoretical framework for this analysis...
January 16, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109680/-why-do-generic-drugs-fail-to-achieve-an-adequate-market-share-in-greece-empirical-findings-and-policy-suggestions
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T Balasopoulos, A Charonis, K Athanasakis, J Kyriopoulos, E Pavi
OBJECTIVES: Since 2010, the memoranda of understanding were implemented in Greece as a measure of fiscal adjustment. Public pharmaceutical expenditure was one of the main focuses of this implementation. Numerous policies, targeted on pharma spending, reduced the pharmaceutical budget by 60.5%. Yet, generics' penetration in Greece remained among the lowest among OECD countries. This study aims to highlight the factors that affect the perceptions of the population on generic drugs and to suggest effective policy measures...
January 9, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104709/utility-of-social-media-and-crowd-sourced-data-for-pharmacovigilance-a-scoping-review-protocol
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Andrea C Tricco, Wasifa Zarin, Erin Lillie, Ba Pham, Sharon E Straus
INTRODUCTION: Adverse events associated with medications are under-reported in postmarketing surveillance systems. A systematic review of published data from 37 studies worldwide (including Canada) found the median under-reporting rate of adverse events to be 94% in spontaneous reporting systems. This scoping review aims to assess the utility of social media and crowd-sourced data to detect and monitor adverse events related to health products including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics and natural health products...
January 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089817/patient-centered-specialty-practice-defining-the-role-of-specialists-in-value-based-healthcare
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Lawrence Ward, Rhea E Powell, Michael L Scharf, Andrew Chapman, Mani Kavuru
Healthcare is at a crossroads, under pressure to add value by improving patient experience and health outcomes and reducing costs to the system. Efforts to improve the care model in primary care, such as the patient-centered medical home, have enjoyed some success. Yet primary care accounts for only a small portion of total healthcare spending, and there is a need for policies and frameworks to support high quality, cost-efficient care in specialty practices of the "medical neighborhood". The Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) model offers ambulatory-based specialty practices one such framework, supported by a formal recognition program through the National Committee for Quality Assurance...
January 13, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068138/payment-reform-in-the-patient-centered-medical-home-enabling-and-sustaining-integrated-behavioral-health-care
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Benjamin F Miller, Kaile M Ross, Melinda M Davis, Stephen P Melek, Roger Kathol, Patrick Gordon
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a promising framework for the redesign of primary care and more recently specialty care. As defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the PCMH framework has 5 attributes: comprehensive care, patient-centered care, coordinated care, accessible services, and quality and safety. Evidence increasingly demonstrates that for the PCMH to best achieve the Triple Aim (improved outcomes, decreased cost, and enhanced patient experience), treatment for behavioral health (including mental health, substance use, and life stressors) must be integrated as a central tenet...
January 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067682/utilizing-a-human-factors-nursing-worksystem-improvement-framework-to-increase-nurses-time-at-the-bedside-and-enhance-safety
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C Adam Probst, Megan Carter, Caton Cadigan, Cortney Dalcour, Cindy Cassity, Penny Quinn, Tiana Williams, Donna Cook Montgomery, Claudia Wilder, Yan Xiao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to increase nurses' time for direct patient care and improve safety via a novel human factors framework for nursing worksystem improvement. BACKGROUND: Time available for direct patient care influences outcomes, yet worksystem barriers prevent nurses adequate time at the bedside. METHODS: A novel human factors framework was developed for worksystem improvement in 3 units at 2 facilities. Objectives included improving nurse efficiency as measured by time-and-motion studies, reducing missing medications and subsequent trips to medication rooms and improving medication safety...
February 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049522/paradox-of-the-institution-findings-from-a-hospital-labour-ward-ethnography
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Elizabeth C Newnham, Lois V McKellar, Jan I Pincombe
BACKGROUND: Interest in the influence of culture on birth practices is on the rise, and with it comes a sense of urgency to implement practices that aid the normalisation and humanisation of birth. This groundswell is occurring despite a broader cultural milieu of escalating technology-use and medicalisation of birth across the globe. Against this background, rates of epidural analgesia use by women in labour are increasing, despite the risk of side effects. Socio-cultural norms and beliefs are likely to influence pain relief choices but there is currently scant research on this topic...
January 3, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048902/we-g-brc-00-experiences-with-tg100-in-clinical-use
#20
Grace Gwe-Ya Kim
: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) originated as an industrial engineering technique used for risk management and safety improvement of complex processes. In the context of radiotherapy, the AAPM Task Group 100 advocates FMEA as the framework of choice for establishing clinical quality management protocols. However, there is concern that widespread adoption of FMEA in radiation oncology will be hampered by the perception that implementation of the tool will have a steep learning curve, be extremely time consuming and labor intensive, and require additional resources...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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