keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Us health insurance

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055148/trends-in-healthcare-costs-and-utilization-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-from-2010-to-2014-in-korea-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#1
Jung-Wook Kim, Chang Kyun Lee, Sang Youl Rhee, Chi Hyuck Oh, Jae-Jun Shim, Hyo Jong Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Data regarding healthcare costs and utilization for IBD at the population level are limited in Asia. We aimed to investigate the nationwide prevalence, and healthcare cost and utilization of IBD in Korea. METHODS: We tracked the IBD-attributable healthcare costs and utilization from 2010 to 2014 using the public dataset obtained from Korean National Health Insurance Service claims. We estimated the nationwide prevalence of IBD using population census data from Statistics Korea during the same period...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054689/breast-cancer-survivorship-care-variations-between-adjuvant-chemotherapy-regimens
#2
Alexis D Leal, Holly Van Houten, Lindsey Sangaralingham, Rachel A Freedman, Ahmedin Jemal, Heather B Neuman, Tufia C Haddad, Robert W Mutter, Theresa H M Keegan, Sarah S Mougalian, Charles L Loprinzi, Cary P Gross, Nilay Shah, Kathryn J Ruddy
BACKGROUND: Treatment-related toxicity can vary substantially between chemotherapy regimens. In this study we evaluated the frequency of outpatient office visits among a cohort of early stage breast cancer survivors after completion of 4 different adjuvant chemotherapy regimens to better understand how differences in toxicities between regimens might affect health care use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed administrative claims data from a US commercial insurance database (OptumLabs) to identify women who received adjuvant doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (AC), AC followed or preceded by docetaxel or paclitaxel (AC-T), AC concurrent with docetaxel or paclitaxel (TAC), or docetaxel/cyclophosphamide (TC) between 2008 and 2014...
September 22, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054594/what-can-be-achieved-with-a-single-payer-nhi-system-the-case-of-taiwan
#3
William C Hsiao, Shou-Hsia Cheng, Winnie Yip
The United Nations has incorporated the noble goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Most nations have already embraced UHC as their goal. However, an intense policy debate has risen about which health system structure can best achieve UHC. Is a single-payer system more efficient, equitable and effective than a multiple-payer system for middle income countries? We argue that empirical evidence and in-depth analysis of single-payer and multiple-payer systems should inform this debate...
December 7, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052704/patients-experiences-with-communication-and-resolution-programs-after-medical-injury
#4
Jennifer Moore, Marie Bismark, Michelle M Mello
Importance: Dissatisfaction with medical malpractice litigation has stimulated interest by health care organizations in developing alternatives to meet patients' needs after medical injury. In communication-and-resolution programs (CRPs), hospitals and liability insurers communicate with patients about adverse events, use investigation findings to improve patient safety, and offer compensation when substandard care caused harm. Despite increasing interest in this approach, little is known about patients' and family members' experiences with CRPs...
October 9, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049517/-job-lock-among-long-term-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
#5
Anne C Kirchhoff, Ryan Nipp, Echo L Warner, Karen Kuhlthau, Wendy M Leisenring, Karen Donelan, Julia Rabin, Giselle K Perez, Kevin C Oeffinger, Paul C Nathan, Leslie L Robison, Gregory T Armstrong, Elyse R Park
Importance: Childhood cancer survivors may be reluctant to make changes in their employment because of access to health insurance. Objective: To examine the prevalence of "job lock" (staying at a job to keep work-related health insurance) in a sample drawn from an established, multi-institutional cohort of full-time employed childhood cancer survivors compared with a random sample of siblings and to explore factors associated with job lock among cancer survivors...
October 19, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049508/outcomes-in-women-and-minorities-compared-with-white-men-1-year-after-everolimus-eluting-stent-implantation-insights-and-results-from-the-platinum-diversity-and-promus-element-plus-post-approval-study-pooled-analysis
#6
Wayne Batchelor, David E Kandzari, Scott Davis, Luis Tami, John C Wang, Islam Othman, Osvaldo S Gigliotti, Amir Haghighat, Sarabjeet Singh, Mario Lopez, Gregory Giugliano, Phillip A Horwitz, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Paul Underwood, Craig A Thompson, Roxana Mehran
Importance: There exist limited outcomes data for women and minorities after contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Objective: To examine 1-year outcomes in women and minorities vs white men after PCI with everolimus-eluting stents. Design, Settings, and Participants: The PLATINUM Diversity study was a single-arm study enrolling women and minorities. Patient-level pooling with the PROMUS Element Plus Post-Approval Study was prespecified...
October 18, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049467/updated-cost-effectiveness-assessments-of-pcsk9-inhibitors-from-the-perspectives-of-the-health-system-and-private-payers-insights-derived-from-the-fourier-trial
#7
Alejandro Arrieta, Jonathan C Hong, Rohan Khera, Salim S Virani, Harlan M Krumholz, Khurram Nasir
Importance: Preliminary cost-effectiveness analyses of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitor (PCSK9i) were based on benefits estimated from reductions in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol that occurred in PCSK9i trials with variable results. The recent Further Cardiovascular Outcomes Research with PCSK9 Inhibition in Subjects with Elevated Risk (FOURIER) trial provides better information about the effectiveness of the drug. Objective: To use the trial results to determine the cost-effectiveness of a PCSK9i and statin treatment strategy compared with a statin alone strategy...
October 18, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049113/the-us-opioid-crisis-current-federal-and-state-legal-issues
#8
Cobin D Soelberg, Raeford E Brown, Derick Du Vivier, John E Meyer, Banu K Ramachandran
The United States is in the midst of a devastating opioid misuse epidemic leading to over 33,000 deaths per year from both prescription and illegal opioids. Roughly half of these deaths are attributable to prescription opioids. Federal and state governments have only recently begun to grasp the magnitude of this public health crisis. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. While not comprehensive in scope, these guidelines attempt to control and regulate opioid prescribing...
November 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040579/cultural-determinants-influence-assisted-reproduction-usage-in-europe-more-than-economic-and-demographic-factors
#9
Patrick Präg, Melinda C Mills
STUDY QUESTION: To what extent do financial, demographic and cultural determinants explain the vast cross-national differences in ART treatments in Europe? SUMMARY ANSWER: The normative cultural acceptance of ART is a major driver of ART treatments in Europe, above and beyond differences in country wealth, demographic aspects and religious composition. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: There are vast differences in the number of ART treatments across European countries, which are to some extent related to country affluence, regulation, and insurance coverage and costs...
September 29, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021713/epidemiology-of-bronchiolitis-a-description-of-emergency-department-visits-and-hospitalizations-in-puerto-rico-2010-2014
#10
Andrea Rivera-Sepulveda, Enid J Garcia-Rivera
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiology of bronchiolitis as a clinical diagnosis and its impact on emergency department visits and hospitalizations in tropical and semitropical regions. We described the epidemiology of bronchiolitis emergency visits and hospitalizations, its temporal trend and geographic distribution in Puerto Rico between 2010 and 2014. METHODS: We performed a retrospective descriptive analysis of a representative sample of privately insured children with bronchiolitis from January 2010 to December 2014...
2017: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993445/adverse-childhood-experiences-among-hispanic-children-in-immigrant-families-versus-us-native-families
#11
Tania Maria Caballero, Sara B Johnson, Cara R Muñoz Buchanan, Lisa Ross DeCamp
OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence of child and family characteristics associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Hispanic children in immigrant families compared with Hispanic children in US-native families. METHODS: Data were from the nationally representative 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health. Parent-reported child ACE exposure was classified as no ACEs (0), low ACEs (1), or high ACEs (≥2). By using multinomial logistic regression, we evaluated the odds of low or high ACE exposure versus no ACE exposure by immigrant family status and child and family characteristics (eg, insurance status, child health status, or household-to-income ratio)...
October 9, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987332/disparities-in-cancer-screening-by-occupational-characteristics
#12
Stacey A Fedewa, Ann Goding Sauer, Carol DeSantis, Rebecca L Siegel, Ahmedin Jemal
Cancer screening patterns according to occupation characteristics in the United States are not well known, but could be used to help inform cancer control efforts. We examined cervical (CC), breast (BC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) screening prevalence and prevalence ratios (PR) by occupational characteristics in 2010, 2013 and 2015 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS) among eligible US workers (CC women 21-65years; n=20,997), (BC women ≥40years; n=14,258) and (CRC men and women ≥50years; n=17,333). Cervical, breast and colorectal cancer screening prevalence among US workers was 84...
October 5, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981741/comparative-risks-for-cancer-associated-with-use-of-calcitonin-bisphosphonates-or-selective-estrogen-receptor-modulators-among-osteoporosis-patients-a-population-based-cohort-study
#13
Fei-Yuan Hsiao, William Wei-Yuan Hsu
Background: This population-based cohort study was to compare the risks of incident cancer in osteoporosis patients who used bisphosphonates, calcitonin or selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). Methods: We identified 9995 patients who were diagnosed with osteoporosis and prescribed osteoporosis drugs (bisphosphonate (n = 4675), calcitonin (n = 3993) and SERMs (n = 1327)) between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2006 in Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database...
October 1, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979113/comparative-study-on-medical-utilization-and-costs-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-good-lung-function
#14
Jeong Uk Lim, Kyungjoo Kim, Sang Hyun Kim, Myung Goo Lee, Sang Yeub Lee, Kwang Ha Yoo, Sang Haak Lee, Ki-Suck Jung, Chin Kook Rhee, Yong Il Hwang
INTRODUCTION: Patients with mild to moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are underdiagnosed and undertreated due to the asymptomatic nature of the disease. Previous studies on patients with mild COPD have focused on symptomatic patients. Therefore, in this study, we evaluated the treatment status of patients with early COPD in Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared hospital visits, medical costs per person, and COPD medication use by patients with COPD screened from the general population and COPD cohort patients...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977472/modest-improvements-in-skilled-birth-attendants-at-delivery-with-increased-mutuelles-coverage-in-rwanda
#15
Angela Y Chang, Yunfei Li, Osondu Ogbuoji
Background: We revisit the question of the role health insurance coverage played in increasing use of skilled birth attendants (SBA) at delivery in Rwanda. Previous studies have suggested that enrollment in Mutuelles health insurance increased the odds of using an SBA by up to 163%. Methods: We take advantage of latest Rwanda Demographic Health Survey (NISR M, Macro O. Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey 2010. National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda and Ministry of Health, 2012...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977123/-processes-of-expansion-and-limits-to-privatization-of-healthcare-in-latin-america-beyond-typologies
#16
Maria José Luzuriaga, Lígia Bahia
The aim was to conduct a literature review on health systems and comparative studies of health policies and systems to identify the leading contributions to the analysis of privatization, especially the role of health maintenance organizations and health insurance companies in national health systems in Latin America. The review focused on analyzing the adequacy of theoretical and methodological perspectives or proposals and their indicators to measure the private health sector's participation and interaction with national health systems...
October 2, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973142/association-of-sex-with-recurrence-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-among-siblings
#17
Nathan Palmer, Andrew Beam, Denis Agniel, Alal Eran, Arjun Manrai, Claire Spettell, Gregory Steinberg, Kenneth Mandl, Kathe Fox, Stanley F Nelson, Isaac Kohane
Importance: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is known to be more prevalent among males than females in the general population. Although overall risk of recurrence of ASD among siblings has been estimated to be between 6.1% and 24.7%, information on sex-specific recurrence patterns is lacking. Objective: To estimate high-confidence sex-specific recurrence rates of ASD among siblings. Design, Setting, and Participants: This observational study used an administrative database to measure the incidence of ASD among children in 1 583 271 families (37 507 with at least 1 diagnosis of ASD) enrolled in commercial health care insurance plans at a large US managed health care company from January 1, 2008, through February 29, 2016...
September 25, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973068/clinician-level-predictors-for-ordering-low-value-imaging
#18
Arthur S Hong, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Fang Zhang, J Frank Wharam
Importance: Clinicians who order unnecessary radiographic imaging may cause financial harm to patients who have increasing levels of cost sharing. Clinician predictors of low-value imaging are largely unknown. Objective: To characterize clinician predictors of low-value imaging for acute uncomplicated back pain and headache, including clinicians who saw both conditions. Design, Setting, and Participants: Multivariate logistic regression modeling of imaging rates after acute uncomplicated back pain and headache visits as indicated by January 2010 to December 2014 commercial insurance claims and demographic data from a large US health insurer...
September 25, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972531/libraries-and-librarians-key-partners-for-progress-in-health-literacy-research-and-practice
#19
Wanda Whitney, Alla Keselman, Betsy Humphreys
The field of librarianship has a history of involvement in patient education, general literacy and information literacy efforts. This history and prominent placement in communities make libraries and librarians an excellent resource in advancing health literacy practice and research. This chapter provides an overview of health literacy and health information literacy efforts in US libraries over the past two decades. The chapter begins with the description of the role of the US National Library of Medicine in developing resources, programs, and partnerships serving health information needs of the public...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972386/designing-a-new-payment-model-for-oral-care-in-seniors
#20
Judith A Jones, Michael Monopoli
With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, many will be on fixed incomes and will lose dental insurance upon retirement. This article presents why a dental benefit in Medicare might save the US government money, and who would likely benefit. It details an approach to estimating costs of inclusion of a dental benefit in Medicare, and compares the proposed approach to existing proposals. Additionally, the ensuing steps needed to advance the conversation to include oral health in healthcare for the aged will be discussed...
October 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
keyword
keyword
81287
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"