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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526039/influences-on-patient-satisfaction-in-healthcare-centers-a-semi-quantitative-study-over-5%C3%A2-years
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Ruth D Thornton, Nicole Nurse, Laura Snavely, Stacey Hackett-Zahler, Kenice Frank, Robert A DiTomasso
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of ambulatory patients' satisfaction with clinic visits help improve communication and delivery of healthcare. The goal was to examine patient satisfaction in a primary care setting, identify how selected patient and physician setting and characteristics affected satisfaction, and determine if feedback provided to medical directors over time impacted patient satisfaction. METHODS: A three-phase, semi-quantitative analysis was performed using anonymous, validated patient satisfaction surveys collected from 889 ambulatory outpatients in 6 healthcare centers over 5-years...
May 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525558/electronic-clinical-quality-measure-reporting-challenges-findings-from-the-medicare-ehr-incentive-program-s-controlling-high-blood-pressure-measure
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Dawn M Heisey-Grove, Hilary K Wall, Janet S Wright
Objective: To identify physician and practice characteristics associated with high clinical and technical performance on the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) that calculates the proportion of patients with hypertension who have controlled blood pressure. Materials and Methods: The study included 268 602 physicians participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program between 2011 and 2014. Independent variables included delivery reform participation and physician, practice level, and area characteristics...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525513/an-observational-assessment-of-anesthesia-capacity-in-madagascar-as-a-prerequisite-to-the-development-of-a-national-surgical-plan
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Linden S Baxter, Vaonandianina A Ravelojaona, Hasiniaina N Rakotoarison, Alison Herbert, Emily Bruno, Kristin L Close, Vanessa Andean, Hery H Andriamanjato, Mark G Shrime, Michelle C White
BACKGROUND: The global lack of anesthesia capacity is well described, but country-specific data are needed to provide country-specific solutions. We aimed to assess anesthesia capacity in Madagascar as part of the development of a Ministry of Health national surgical plan. METHODS: As part of a nationwide surgical safety quality improvement project, we surveyed 19 of 22 regional hospitals, representing surgical facilities caring for 75% of the total population. The assessment was divided into 3 areas: anesthesia workforce density, infrastructure and equipment, and medications...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525247/-evaluations-by-hospital-ward-physicians-of-patient-care-management-quality-for-patients-hospitalized-after-an-emergency-department-admission
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M Bartiaux, P Mols
BACKGROUND: patient management in the acute and sub-acute setting of an Emergency Department is challenging. An assessment of the quality of provided care enables an evaluation of failings. It contributes to the identification of areas for improvement. OBJECTIVES: to obtain an analysis, by hospital-ward physicians, of adult patient care management quality, as well as of the correctness of diagnosis made during emergency admissions. To evaluate the consequences of inadequate patient care management on morbidity, mortality and cost and duration of hospitalization...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521810/estimation-of-the-burden-of-varicella-in-europe-before-the-introduction-of-universal-childhood-immunization
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Margarita Riera-Montes, Kaatje Bollaerts, Ulrich Heininger, Niel Hens, Giovanni Gabutti, Angel Gil, Bayad Nozad, Grazina Mirinaviciute, Elmira Flem, Audrey Souverain, Thomas Verstraeten, Susanne Hartwig
BACKGROUND: Varicella is generally considered a mild disease. Disease burden is not well known and country-level estimation is challenging. As varicella disease is not notifiable, notification criteria and rates vary between countries. In general, existing surveillance systems do not capture cases that do not seek medical care, and most are affected by underreporting and underascertainment. We aimed to estimate the overall varicella disease burden in Europe to provide critical information to support decision-making regarding varicella vaccination...
May 18, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515247/keynote-address-when-breath-becomes-air-as-physician-becomes-patient
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Lucy Kalanithi, Heather Wakelee, Robert W Carlson
As part of the NCCN 22nd Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care, Lucy Kalanithi, MD, wife of now-deceased best-selling author Paul Kalanithi (When Breath Becomes Air), and Heather Wakelee, MD, Paul's oncologist, discussed-for the first time together in a public forum-Paul's experience of going from a neurosurgery resident to a patient with cancer with a terminal diagnosis. Robert Carlson, MD, moderated the discussion.
May 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514335/-the-quality-of-medical-care-and-cooperation-of-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-in-the-russian-federation
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G N Levitsky, R V Chub, A V Kryachkov
The quality of medical care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the Russian Federation is analyzed taking into account the cooperation of patients. Two hundred and fifty-one patients with ALS were observed. Ninety-nine patients, including 16 who were followed up, were examined. Other patients (n=152) were consulted indirectly including 28 followed up. It has been shown that 79,8% of the patients are characterized by the low level of cooperation with neurologists regardless of the quality of medical care; 8...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513887/geriatrics-for-specialists-initiative-an-eleven-specialty-collaboration-to-improve-care-of-older-adults
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Andrew G Lee, John A Burton, Nancy E Lundebjerg
In the early 1990s, visionary leaders at the American Geriatrics Society and The John A. Hartford Foundation recognized that the marked and growing shortage of geriatrics healthcare professionals would lead to a U.S. healthcare system ill prepared to provide optimal care for the ever-increasing number of older Americans. Led by the late Dennis W. Jahnigen, MD, they set forth a plan to address this shortage by collaborating with surgical and related medical specialists to create a series of programs to foster the highest quality care of older adults...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513515/relationship-between-knowledge-and-quality-of-asthma-care-among-physicians-in-south-west-nigeria
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B Adeniyi, O Ilesanmi, D Obaseki, O Desalu, B Betiku, G Erhabor
INTRODUCTION: Adequate knowledge of asthma management and adherence to international guidelines are known to increase the quality of care offered by Physicians. We conducted this study to assess the level of asthma knowledge and quality of care among physicians practicing in Ondo State. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional survey of 96 physicians from various specialties participating in a continuous professional development (CPD) lecture using adapted questionnaires...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512736/cagi4-sickkids-clinical-genomes-challenge-a-pipeline-for-identifying-pathogenic-variants
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Lipika R Pal, Kunal Kundu, Yizhou Yin, John Moult
Compared with earlier more restricted sequencing technologies, identification of rare disease variants using whole genome sequence has the possibility of finding all causative variants, but issues of data quality and an overwhelming level of background variants complicate the analysis. The CAGI4 SickKids clinical genome challenge provided an opportunity to assess the landscape of variants found in a difficult set of 25 unsolved rare disease cases. To address the challenge, we developed a three-stage pipeline, first carefully analyzing data quality, then classifying high quality gene specific variants into seven categories, and finally examining each candidate variant for compatibility with the often complex phenotypes of these patients for final prioritization...
May 16, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511984/comparison-of-three-cognitive-exams-in-cardiac-arrest-survivors
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Allison C Koller, Jon C Rittenberger, Melissa J Repine, Patrick W Morgan, Jeffrey Kristan, Clifton W Callaway
BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits may detract from quality of life after cardiac arrest. Their pattern and prevalence are not well documented. We used the Computer Assessment of Mild Cognitive Impairment (CAMCI), the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) and the 41 Cent Test (41CT) to assess cognitive impairment in cardiac arrest survivors and examine the exams' diagnostic accuracy. We hypothesized that the scores of these exams would indicate the presence of cognitive impairment in arrest survivors, that the overall scores on the three study assessments would correlate with one another, and that the 41CT, MOCA, and executive function element of the CAMCI would vary independently from other non-executive CAMCI components, reflecting executive function impairment after cardiac arrest...
May 13, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510762/physician-burnout-work-engagement-and-the-quality-of-patient-care
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A Loerbroks, J Glaser, P Vu-Eickmann, P Angerer
Background: Research suggests that burnout in physicians is associated with poorer patient care, but evidence is inconclusive. More recently, the concept of work engagement has emerged (i.e. the beneficial counterpart of burnout) and has been associated with better care. Evidence remains markedly sparse however. Aims: To examine the associations of burnout and work engagement with physicians' self-perceived quality of care. Methods: We drew on cross-sectional data from physicians in Germany...
May 16, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509774/the-role-of-the-anaesthesiologist-in-air-ambulance-medicine
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Stephen J M Sollid, Marius Rehn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The care administered on air ambulances has become increasing complex. This has led to a discussion among experts as to whether air ambulance travel should be manned by physicians. This review provides evidence in support of anaesthesiologists being the physician-leaders in air ambulance medicine, because of their training in advanced airway management, critical care, and resuscitation. RECENT FINDINGS: Successful prehospital care requires the ability to perform a complex set of advanced diagnostics and interventions...
May 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508806/telemonitoring-and-medical-care-of-heart-failure-patients-supported-by-left-ventricular-assist-devices-the-medolution-project
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Nils Reiss, Thomas Schmidt, Frerk Müller-von Aschwege, Wolfgang Thronicke, Jan-Dirk Hoffmann, Jenny Inge Röbesaat, Ezin Deniz, Andreas Hein, Heiko Krumm, Franz-Josef Stewing, Detlev Willemsen, Jan Dieter Schmitto, Christina Feldmann
Long-term survival after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation in heart failure patients is mainly determined by a sophisticated after-care. Ambulatory visits only take place every 12 weeks. In case of life-threatening complications (pump thrombosis, driveline infection) this might lead to delayed diagnosis and delayed intervention. It is the intention of the international project Medolution (Medical care evolution) to develop new approaches in order to create best structures for telemonitoring of LVAD patients...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508384/endoscopic-management-of-benign-esophageal-ruptures-and-leaks
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REVIEW
Milena Di Leo, Roberta Maselli, Elisa Chiara Ferrara, Laura Poliani, Sameer Al Awadhi, Alessandro Repici
Esophageal leaks (EL) and ruptures (ER) are rare conditions associated with a high risk of mortality and morbidity. Historically, EL and ER have been surgically treated, but current treatment options also include conservative management and endoscopy. Over the last decades, interventional endoscopy has evolved as an effective and less invasive alternative to primary surgery in these cases. A variety of techniques are currently available to re-establish the continuity of the digestive tract, prevent or treat infection related to the leak/rupture, prevent further contamination, drain potential collections, and provide nutritional support...
May 15, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507288/identifying-individuals-with-physician-diagnosed-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-primary-care-electronic-medical-records-a-retrospective-chart-abstraction-study
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Theresa M Lee, Karen Tu, Laura L Wing, Andrea S Gershon
Little is known about using electronic medical records to identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to improve quality of care. Our objective was to develop electronic medical record algorithms that can accurately identify patients with obstructive pulmonary disease. A retrospective chart abstraction study was conducted on data from the Electronic Medical Record Administrative data Linked Database (EMRALD(®)) housed at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Abstracted charts provided the reference standard based on available physician-diagnoses, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-specific medications, smoking history and pulmonary function testing...
May 15, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506329/what-to-do-when-a-patient-wants-to-record-a-patient-physician-interaction-in-the-emergency-department
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Brodie Nolan, Alun Ackery, Bryan Au
Recent technological advances allow for instantaneous high quality video and audio recordings with the touch of a button. In Canada, patient privacy is highly regulated by provincial legislation, although patients themselves have little in the way of laws or regulations to observe. Patients taking video recordings of their own medical care does not currently fall under any of the provincial privacy laws. With no such governance for the general public, patients generally have greater freedom to record a patient-physician interaction...
May 16, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505161/effect-on-healthcare-utilization-and-costs-of-spinal-manual-therapy-for-acute-low-back-pain-in-routine-care-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Jochen Walker, Ulf Kai Mertens, Carsten Oliver Schmidt, Jean-François Chenot
Spinal manual therapy (SMT) is a popular treatment option for low back pain (LBP). The aim of our analysis was to evaluate the effects of manual therapy delivered by general practitioners and ambulatory orthopedic surgeons in routine care on follow up consultations, sick leave, health service utilization and costs for acute LBP compared to matched patients not receiving manual therapy. This is a propensity score matched cohort study based on health claims data. We identified a total of 113.652 adult patients with acute LBP and no coded red flags of whom 21...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503041/pediatric-end-of-life-care-barriers-and-facilitators-perception-of-nursing-professionals-in-jordan
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Omar Mohammad Khraisat, Nemeh Ahmad Alakour, Teresa M O'Neill
INTRODUCTION: End-of-life care is a critical issue for pediatric population with terminal illness to ensure the best possible quality of care for them and their families. A survey was conducted to identify the barriers and facilitators to provide pediatric end-of-life care. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at three tertiary centers providing end-of-life care in Jordan. Two hundred critical care nurses were surveyed (response rate 93%). RESULTS: Nurses reported moderate level of experience in all areas of delivering pediatric end-of-life care...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503040/recommendations-to-support-nurses-and-improve-the-delivery-of-oncology-and-palliative-care-in-india
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Virginia T LeBaron, Gayatri Palat, Sudha Sinha, Sanjeeva Kumari Chinta, Beaulah John Battula Jamima, Usha Lakshmi Pilla, Nireekshana Podduturi, Yadamma Shapuram, Padma Vennela, Vineela Rapelli, Zahra Lalani, Susan L Beck
CONTEXT: Nurses in India often practice in resource-constrained settings and care for cancer patients with high symptom burden yet receive little oncology or palliative care training. AIM: The aim of this study is to explore challenges encountered by nurses in India and offer recommendations to improve the delivery of oncology and palliative care. METHODS: Qualitative ethnography. SETTING: The study was conducted at a government cancer hospital in urban South India...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
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