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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224383/oncologist-and-organizational-factors-associated-with-variation-in-breast-cancer-multigene-testing
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Tracy A Lieu, G Thomas Ray, Stephanie R Prausnitz, Laurel A Habel, Stacey Alexeeff, Yan Li, Scott D Ramsey, Charles E Phelps, Neetu Chawla, Suzanne C O'Neill, Jeanne S Mandelblatt
PURPOSE: Multigene testing for breast cancer recurrence risk became available in 2007, yet many eligible patients remain untested. This study evaluated variation in testing rates, and oncologist and organizational factors associated with variation, in a setting without financial influences on testing. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using electronic data and oncologist surveys within Kaiser Permanente Northern California, a large integrated health care system...
February 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220251/triple-aim-improvement-for-individuals-services-and-society-in-dementia-care-the-dementianet-collaborative-care-approach
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M S Nieuwboer, A Richters, M A van der Marck
BACKGROUND: A redesigning of primary care is required to meet dementia patients' needs. In the Netherlands, current dementia care still falls short in areas including ad hoc collaboration, lack of feedback on quality to professionals involved, and insufficient implementation of established multidisciplinary guidelines. OBJECTIVE: DementiaNet is a collaborative care approach, which aims to reduce the burden of the disease on individuals, healthcare services and society via network-based care that encourages collaboration, enhances knowledge and skills and stimulates quality improvement cycles...
February 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219315/near-peers-improve-patient-safety-training-in-the-preclinical-curriculum
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Sally R Raty, Cayla R Teal, Elizabeth A Nelson, Anne C Gill
BACKGROUND: Accrediting bodies require medical schools to teach patient safety and residents to develop teaching skills in patient safety. We created a patient safety course in the preclinical curriculum and used continuous quality improvement to make changes over time. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of resident teaching on student perceptions of a Patient Safety course. DESIGN: Using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement patient safety curriculum as a frame, the course included the seven IHI modules, large group lectures and small group facilitated discussions...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218340/world-health-organization-global-disability-action-plan-the-mongolian-perspective
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Fary Khan, Bhasker Amatya, Baljnnyam Avirmed, Yoon Kyoung Yi, Batchimeg Shirmen, Geoff Abbott, Mary P Galea
OBJECTIVE: To provide an update on disability and rehabilitation in Mongolia, and to identify potential barriers and facilitators for implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Disability Action Plan (GDAP). METHODS: A 4-member rehabilitation team from the Royal Melbourne Hospital conducted an intensive 6-day workshop at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, for local healthcare professionals (n = 77) from medical rehabilitation facilities (urban/rural, public/private) and non-governmental organizations...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214475/hunter-and-new-england-healthpathways-a-4-year-journey-of-integrated-care
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Jane S Gray, Judith R Swan, Margaret A Lynch, Tracey M Tay, Marika-Jane Mackenzie, John H Wiggers, Karen A Harrison, Robert C McDonald, Ian P O'Dea, Louise M Harrigan, Sandra M Fitzgerald
Objective This paper describes the 4-year journey of Hunter and New England HealthPathways - a password-protected web-based portal designed to provide localised evidence-informed clinical and referral information to support general practice at the point of care.Methods A process evaluation was conducted in 2013, with a case study comparison performed in 2014 to assess impact of HealthPathways on patient referral and access to specialist care, followed by a review in 2016 of utilisation of the online portal to assess whether healthcare providers continued to access HealthPathways...
February 20, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210771/factors-influencing-physical-activity-and-rehabilitation-in-survivors-of-critical-illness-a-systematic-review-of-quantitative-and-qualitative-studies
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Selina M Parry, Laura D Knight, Bronwen Connolly, Claire Baldwin, Zudin Puthucheary, Peter Morris, Jessica Mortimore, Nicholas Hart, Linda Denehy, Catherine L Granger
PURPOSE: To identify, evaluate and synthesise studies examining the barriers and enablers for survivors of critical illness to participate in physical activity in the ICU and post-ICU settings from the perspective of patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. METHODS: Systematic review of articles using five electronic databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Scopus. Quantitative and qualitative studies that were published in English in a peer-reviewed journal and assessed barriers or enablers for survivors of critical illness to perform physical activity were included...
February 16, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209605/do-failures-in-non-technical-skills-contribute-to-fatal-medical-accidents-in-japan-a-review-of-the-2010-2013-national-accident-reports
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Masashi Uramatsu, Yoshikazu Fujisawa, Shinya Mizuno, Takahiro Souma, Akinori Komatsubara, Tamotsu Miki
OBJECTIVES: We sought to clarify how large a proportion of fatal medical accidents can be considered to be caused by poor non-technical skills, and to support development of a policy to reduce number of such accidents by making recommendations about possible training requirements. DESIGN: Summaries of reports of fatal medical accidents, published by the Japan Medical Safety Research Organization, were reviewed individually. Three experienced clinicians and one patient safety expert conducted the reviews to determine the cause of death...
February 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198760/leading-in-the-healthcare-vortex
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Nora Warshawsky, Diane Andrews, Cynthia Thornton Bacon, Barbara Cherry, Karren Kowalski, Heather Nelson-Brantley, Rose O Sherman
The 2016 International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Leading in a Healthcare Vortex, was held in Orlando, Florida. The program drew 116 attendees with representation from Canada and Brazil. Participants from practice, education, and research discussed leadership in our turbulent healthcare climate, which are highlighted in this column. The conference was dedicated to the memory of Dr Heather S. Laschinger in recognition of her distinguished research legacy of empowering nursing work environments and mentorship of prominent nursing administration researchers...
March 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178963/immersive-high-fidelity-simulation-of-critically-ill-patients-to-study-cognitive-errors-a-pilot-study
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Shivesh Prakash, Shailesh Bihari, Penelope Need, Cyle Sprick, Lambert Schuwirth
BACKGROUND: The majority of human errors in healthcare originate from cognitive errors or biases. There is dearth of evidence around relative prevalence and significance of various cognitive errors amongst doctors in their first post-graduate year. This study was conducted with the objective of using high fidelity clinical simulation as a tool to study the relative occurrence of selected cognitive errors amongst doctors in their first post-graduate year. METHODS: Intern simulation sessions on acute clinical problems, conducted in year 2014, were reviewed by two independent assessors with expertise in critical care...
February 8, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177858/evaluation-of-the-veterans-health-administration-s-specialty-care-transformational-initiatives-to-promote-patient-centered-delivery-of-specialty-care-a-mixed-methods-approach
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Katherine M Williams, Susan Kirsh, David Aron, David Au, Christian Helfrich, Anne Lambert-Kerzner, Julie Lowery, Catherine Battaglia, Glenn D Graham, Michael Doukas, Rajiv Jain, P Michael Ho
INTRODUCTION: Veteran's Affairs Office of Specialty Care (OSC) launched four national initiatives (Electronic-Consults [e-Consults], Specialty Care Access Networks-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes [SCAN-ECHO], Mini-Residencies, and Specialty Care Neighborhood) to improve specialty care delivery and funded a center to evaluate the initiatives. METHODS: The evaluation, guided by two implementation frameworks, provides formative (administrator/provider interviews and surveys) and summative data (quantitative data on patterns of use) about the initiatives to OSC...
February 8, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161302/-professionalism-values-and-competences-in-specialized-medical-training
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N Giménez, J Alcaraz, M Gavagnach, R Kazan, A Arévalo, M Rodríguez-Carballeira
OBJECTIVE: To determine the perception of healthcare professionals (tutors, residents and teaching collaborators) involved in specialist medical training on the core values and skills to develop their tasks. METHODS: A tailor-made questionnaire aimed at healthcare professionals in 9health care centres and a referral hospital. Questionnaire: 4 sections and 51 variables (scale 1-10). RESULTS: A total of 287 professionals participated, which included 97% tutors (n=59), 38% residents (n=61), and 56% others (97 teaching collaborators and 70 not associated with teaching)...
February 1, 2017: Revista de Calidad Asistencial: Organo de la Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159132/-if-really-we-are-committed-things-can-change-starting-from-us-healthcare-providers-perceptions-of-postpartum-care-and-its-potential-for-improvement-in-low-income-suburbs-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
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Eunice N Pallangyo, Columba Mbekenga, Carina Källestål, Christine Rubertsson, Pia Olsson
OBJECTIVE: To explore healthcare providers' perceptions of the current postpartum care (PPC) practice and its potential for improvement at governmental health institutions in low-resource suburbs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. DESIGN: Qualitative design, using focus group discussions (8) and qualitative content analysis. SETTING: Healthcare institutions (8) at three levels of governmental healthcare in Ilala and Temeke suburbs, Dar es Salaam...
March 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156488/new-primary-palliative-care-pc-model-for-community-cancer-clinics-ccc
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Deborah Gray, Stephanie Struve, Carol Huibregtse, Qiaofang Chen
: 159 Background: Our CCC serving a mixed rural/urban population is part of a large integrated healthcare system in Eastern WI. The closest PC specialist/team is 45 miles away at one of the tertiary care facilities. To fill this service gap we implemented a primary PC model. An initial outpatient palliative care family conference (OFC) and use of cancer nurse navigators (CNN)are hallmarks of this program. METHODS: The VLCC, housed in a standalone facility is staffed by two medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist and has an infusion center and a full-fledged radiation oncology unit with support staff, including cancer nurse navigators, research nurses, social workers, a clinical psychologist, a pharmacist, a nutritionist, a therapy dog and a chaplain...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156487/pathwell-the-development-of-a-triage-center-and-access-hub-for-comprehensive-palliative-care-in-oncology
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Erika Lauren Tribett, Marcy Winget, LaTisha Webster, Dorothy Valmayor, Jenna Lunger, Patricia Falconer
: 162 Background: Routine screening to identify palliative care (PC) needs, followed by assessment and management of needs is critical for high-quality cancer care. Our current healthcare system there is poor screening for PC needs, low referral rates to PC services, and unmet needs. In response to these gaps, we developed a dedicated triage center to streamline the assessment of PC needs and better connect patients with appropriate supportive care services. METHODS: We identified 24 services at our academic cancer center that provide PC and supportive services...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156196/the-potential-for-political-leadership-in-hiv-aids-communication-campaigns-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Abraar Karan, Emily Hartford, Thomas J Coates
BACKGROUND: The HIV/AIDS epidemic has become a point of important political concern for governments especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clinical and public health interventions to curb the epidemic can be greatly enhanced with the strategic support of political leaders. OBJECTIVE: We analyzed the role of national political leadership in large-scale HIV/AIDS communications campaigns in 14 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: We primarily reviewed grey and white literature published from 2005-2014...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155225/accountability-for-maternal-healthcare-services-in-nigeria
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Onyema Afulukwe-Eruchalu
High maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) serve as objective indicators of the poor condition of women's health in any country and point to violations of human rights that are entrenched in national, regional, and global laws. For more than a decade, Nigeria has consistently been one of the top five listed countries with the highest MMRs in the world; in 2015, its MMR was estimated at 814 deaths per 100 000 live births, accounting for 19% of maternal deaths worldwide and approximately 58 000 deaths each year...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152967/enhancing-a-culture-of-patient-safety-in-an-oncologic-hospital-setting
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Shannon Bristow
: 135 Background: Patient safety is a priority for all hospitals and staff members. With approx. 1:10 hospitalized patients experiencing an adverse event(1), healthcare lags behind other industries with regards to safety. Oncology patients have an increased risk of adverse events due to an immunocompromised status, coupled with complex treatments. Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center (ERMC) recognized the need to heighten patient safety while maintaining a positive patient experience...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152951/patient-perception-of-nighttime-noise-in-the-hospital-setting
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Lynette Peterson
: 258 Background: The national standard survey, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), measures the patient's perspective on hospital care. One area that continually evokes sub-optimal results is the 'quiet at night' measurement. Our investigation explored the patient's perception of nighttime "noise" in the hospital setting. METHODS: Patients in our medical surgical/telemetry floors subjectively evaluated the noise level at night...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152684/the-kaiser-permanente-breast-cancer-survivorship-national-clinical-algorithm-regional-variation-in-implementation-processes-strategies-within-an-integrated-health-care-system
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Erin Elizabeth Hahn, Joanne E Schottinger, Susan E Kutner, Mark B Littlewood
: 104 Background: Kaiser Permanente (KP) is an integrated healthcare system providing comprehensive services to over 10 million members. The KP Interregional Breast Care Leaders, a multidisciplinary clinician group, developed a comprehensive evidence/consensus-based algorithm for breast cancer survivors, the KP Breast Cancer Survivorship National Clinical Algorithm (BCSNCA). The BCSNCA is intended to reduce variation in medical and psychosocial surveillance and improve outcomes by providing guidance to locally implemented survivorship programs, ie, recommendations for surveillance, late effects management, and risk reduction...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152171/mixed-methods-pilot-study-to-assess-perceptions-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-nursing-homes
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Rebecca R Carter, Michelle M Montpetite, Robin L P Jump
OBJECTIVES: To identify features of community nursing home (NH) environments associated with lower rates of overall antibiotic use. DESIGN: This pilot study used an explanatory sequential design that incorporated comparative feedback about antibiotic use to inform a discussion about antimicrobial stewardship practices in community NHs. SETTING: NHs. PARTICIPANTS: Clinical leadership of five NHs. MEASUREMENTS: For the quantitative phase, the number of antibiotic prescriptions, length of therapy, and days of therapy/1,000 days of care were measured at six NHs...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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