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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719499/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-the-incidence-healthcare-resource-utilization-and-costs-of-icd-9-diagnosed-influenza-and-related-complications-in-us-children
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Philip O Buck, David M Smith, Rahul Shenolikar, Debra E Irwin
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on the clinical and economic impact of seasonal influenza in children. This study estimated the incidence of diagnosed influenza and related complications, and associated healthcare resource utilization (HRU) and costs in US children. METHODS: Children ≥6 months and <18 years old diagnosed with influenza using ICD-9 codes and enrolled in a health plan during at least one influenza season between 2010-2014 were matched to similar patients without diagnosed influenza (GSK study identifier: HO-15-15728)...
July 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719064/the-association-between-dental-general-and-mental-health-status-among-underserved-and-vulnerable-populations-served-at-health-centers-in-the-us
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Vy H Nguyen, Sue C Lin, David P Cappelli, Suma Nair
OBJECTIVES: Vulnerable populations in underserved communities are disproportionately at high risk for multiple medical, dental, and behavioral health conditions. This study aims to: a) examine the occurrence of acute dental needs and b) investigate the association of acute dental needs and self-rated general and mental health status among the adult dentate health center population. METHODS: This cross-sectional study analyzed data on adult patients (n = 5,035) from the 2014 Health Center Patient Survey, a nationally representative survey of health center patients...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716650/the-use-of-prostate-specific-antigen-screening-in-purchased-versus-direct-care-settings-data-from-the-tricare-military-database
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Alexander P Cole, Wei Jiang, Stuart R Lipsitz, Peter A Learn, Maxine Sun, Toni K Choueiri, Paul L Nguyen, Adam S Kibel, Mani Menon, Jesse D Sammon, Tracey Koehlmoos, Adil Haider, Quoc-Dien Trinh
PURPOSE: Fee for service (FFS) reimbursement incentives may affect care. We sought to compare odds of PSA screening among former and active duty United States (US) military service members based on receipt of primary care from integrated military health facilities versus community providers reimbursed via FFS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of all active duty and retired male service members (40-64) covered by the TRICARE military health benefit in 2010...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712798/region-and-insurance-plan-type-influence-discharge-disposition-after-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-evidence-from-the-privately-insured-us-population
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Marina Soley-Bori, Rene Soria-Saucedo, Bora Youn, Alex B Haynes, Ryan Macht, Colleen M Ryan, Jeffrey C Schneider, Lewis E Kazis
BACKGROUND: Little is known about regional variation in the use of postacute care services after elective procedures, such as total hip or knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA), and how insurance type may influence it. The goal of this study is to assess the influence of region and insurance arrangements on discharge disposition. METHODS: A representative sample of the privately insured US population with THA or TKA in 2009 or 2010 was obtained from the MarketScan database applying individual-level weights from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712004/a-comparison-of-perceptions-of-quality-of-life-among-adults-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-the-united-states-versus-the-united-kingdom
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Alina Palimaru, William E Cunningham, Marcus Dillistone, Arturo Vargas-Bustamante, Honghu Liu, Ron D Hays
PURPOSE: To identify which aspects of life are most important to adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) and compare perspectives in the United States and the United Kingdom. METHODS: We conducted 20 in-depth interviews with adults with SCI (ten in the US and ten in the UK). Verbatim transcriptions were independently analyzed line-by-line by two coders using an inductive approach. Codes were grouped into themes about factors that constitute and affect quality of life (QOL)...
July 15, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708933/colorectal-cancer-screening-at-us-community-health-centers-examination-of-sociodemographic-disparities-and-association-with-patient-provider-communication
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Sue C Lin, Duane McKinley, Alek Sripipatana, Laura Makaroff
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates are low among underserved populations. High-quality patient-physician communication potentially influences patients' willingness to undergo CRC screening. Community health centers (HCs) provide comprehensive primary health care to underserved populations. This study's objectives were to ascertain national CRC screening rates and to explore the relations between sociodemographic characteristics and patient-provider communication on the receipt of CRC screening among HC patients...
July 14, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708811/challenges-in-translating-prep-interest-into-uptake-in-an-observational-study-of-young-black-msm
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Charlotte-Paige Rolle, Eli S Rosenberg, Aaron J Siegler, Travis H Sanchez, Nicole Luisi, Kevin Weiss, Scott Cutro, Carlos Del Rio, Patrick S Sullivan, Colleen F Kelley
BACKGROUND: HIV incidence among US young, black MSM (YBMSM) is high, and structural barriers (e.g. lack of health insurance) may limit access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Research studies conducted with YBMSM must ensure access to the best available HIV prevention methods, including PrEP. METHODS: We implemented an optional, non-incentivized PrEP program in addition to standard HIV prevention services in a prospective, observational cohort of HIV-negative YBMSM in Atlanta, GA...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705660/prevalence-of-diagnosed-dry-eye-disease-in-the-united-states-among-adults-aged-18-years-and-older
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Kimberly F Farrand, Moshe Fridman, Ipek Özer Stillman, Debra A Schaumberg
PURPOSE: To provide current estimates of the prevalence of diagnosed dry eye disease (DED) and associated demographics among US adults aged ≥18 years. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, population-based survey. METHODS: Data were analyzed from 75,000 participants in the 2013 National Health and Wellness Survey to estimate prevalence/risk of diagnosed DED overall, and by age, sex, insurance, and other demographic factors. We weighted the observed DED prevalence to project estimates to the US adult population and examined associations between demographic factors and DED using multivariable logistic regression...
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705191/knowledge-and-understanding-of-health-insurance-challenges-and-remedies
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Andrew J Barnes, Yaniv Hanoch
As coverage is expanded in health systems that rely on consumers to choose health insurance plans that best meet their needs, interest in whether consumers possess sufficient understanding of health insurance to make good coverage decisions is growing. The recent IJHPR article by Green and colleagues-examining understanding of supplementary health insurance (SHI) among Israeli consumers-provides an important and timely answer to the above question. Indeed, their study addresses similar problems to the ones identified in the US health care market, with two notable findings...
July 13, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704175/age-related-differences-in-antihypertensive-medication-adherence-in-hispanics-a-cross-sectional-community-based-survey-in-new-york-city-2011-2012
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Priti Bandi, Emily Goldmann, Nina S Parikh, Parisa Farsi, Bernadette Boden-Albala
INTRODUCTION: US Hispanics, particularly younger adults in this population, have a higher prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension than do people of other racial/ethnic groups. Little is known about the prevalence and predictors of antihypertensive medication adherence, a major determinant of hypertension control and cardiovascular disease, and differences between age groups in this fast-growing population. METHODS: The cross-sectional study included 1,043 community-dwelling Hispanic adults with hypertension living in 3 northern Manhattan neighborhoods from 2011 through 2012...
July 13, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703947/insurance-coverage-and-health-outcomes-in-young-adults-with-mental-illness-following-the-affordable-care-act-dependent-coverage-expansion
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Nicole Kozloff, Benjamin D Sommers
OBJECTIVE: As a provision of the Affordable Care Act, young adults were able to remain on their parents' health insurance plans until age 26. We examined the impact of the 2010 dependent coverage expansion on insurance coverage and health outcomes among young adults with mental illness. METHODS: Data are from the 2008-2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual population-based survey of noninstitutionalized US individuals aged 12 and older. We used a difference-in-differences approach to compare young adults with mental illness subject to the provision (aged 19-25 years, n = 19,051) with an older comparison group (aged 26-34 years, n = 7,958) before (2008-2009) and after (2011-2013) the dependent coverage expansion in their insurance coverage, use of health services, and self-reported health...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702260/renin-angiotensin-system-modifying-therapies-are-associated-with-improved-pulmonary-health
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Maira Soto, Soo I Bang, Jeff McCombs, Kathleen E Rodgers
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary diseases are often complicated and have diverse etiologies. One common factor is the lack of therapeutics available for these diseases. The goal of this study was to investigate the impact of Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS)-modifying medications on incidence and time to pulmonary complications. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted using claims data from a US commercial insurance company (2007-2013). The study consisted of patients with an emerging hypertension (HTN) diagnosis...
2017: Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692718/physician-reimbursement-in-medicare-advantage-compared-with-traditional-medicare-and-commercial-health-insurance
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Erin Trish, Paul Ginsburg, Laura Gascue, Geoffrey Joyce
Importance: Nearly one-third of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, yet little is known about the prices that MA plans pay for physician services. Medicare Advantage insurers typically also sell commercial plans, and the extent to which MA physician reimbursement reflects traditional Medicare (TM) rates vs negotiated commercial prices is unclear. Objective: To compare prices paid for physician and other health care services in MA, traditional Medicare, and commercial plans...
July 10, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692572/health-care-engagement-and-follow-up-after-perceived-discrimination-in-maternity-care
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Laura Attanasio, Katy B Kozhimannil
BACKGROUND: Negative experiences in the health care system, including perceived discrimination, can result in patient disengagement from health care. Four million US women give birth each year, and the perinatal period is a time of sustained interaction with the health care system, but potential consequences of negative experiences have not been examined in this context. We assessed whether perceived discrimination during the birth hospitalization were associated with postpartum follow-up care...
July 7, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691552/variations-in-recruitment-yield-and-characteristics-of-participants-recruited-across-diverse-internet-platforms-in-an-hiv-testing-study-of-young-adult-men-who-have-sex-with-men-ymsm
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Roland C Merchant, Justin Romanoff, Melissa A Clark, Tao Liu, Joshua G Rosenberger, Jose Bauermeister, Kenneth H Mayer
The Internet is a commonly used medium for recruiting geographically dispersed, smaller populations quickly, such as young adult men-who-have-sex-with-men (YMSM). One approach to improve reach and representativeness is to employ multiple Internet platforms to recruit this hard-to-reach population. The utility of this approach has not been studied adequately, and its impact on the study sample recruited is not yet known. Using data from a study of 18- to 24-year-old HIV-uninfected, Black, Hispanic, and White United States (US) YMSM, this investigation compared advertising and enrollment metrics and participant characteristics of those recruited across Internet platforms...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689610/characteristics-of-americans-choosing-vegetarian-and-vegan-diets-for-health-reasons
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Holger Cramer, Christian S Kessler, Tobias Sundberg, Matthew J Leach, Dania Schumann, Jon Adams, Romy Lauche
OBJECTIVE: Examine the prevalence, patterns, and associated factors of using a vegetarian or vegan diet for health reasons in the US general population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey. PARTICIPANTS: Nationally representative sample (N = 34,525). VARIABLES MEASURED: Prevalence of ever use and 12-month use of vegetarian or vegan diet for health reasons, patterns of use, and sociodemographic and health-related factor associated with use...
July 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688917/real-world-economic-burden-associated-with-transplant-related-complications
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M A Perales, M Bonafede, Q Cai, P M Garfin, D McMorrow, N C Josephson, A Richhariya
Approximately 20,000 hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) procedures are performed in the US annually. Real-world evidence on the costs associated with post-transplant complications are limited. Patients with hematologic malignancies aged ≥18 years undergoing auto-HCT or allo-HCT between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2014 were identified in the Truven Health MarketScan(®) Research Databases. Patients were required to have 12 months of continuous medical and pharmacy enrollment pre- and post-HCT with the exception that patients with evidence of inpatient death within 12 months post-HCT were also included...
July 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678623/economic-burden-of-sarcoidosis-in-a-commercially-insured-population-in-the-united-states
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J Bradford Rice, Alan White, Andrea Lopez, Alexandra Conway, Aneesha Wagh, Winnie W Nelson, Michael Philbin, George J Wan
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disorder characterized by the presence of noncaseating granulomas in involved organs. Patients with sarcoidosis have a reduced quality of life and are at an increased risk for several comorbidities. Little is known about the direct and indirect cost of sarcoidosis following the initial diagnosis. AIMS: To provide an estimate of the healthcare resource utilization (HCRU) and costs borne by commercial payers for sarcoidosis patients in the US...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677020/treatment-discontinuation-adherence-and-real-world-effectiveness-among-patients-treated-with-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-in-the-united-states
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Amy Puenpatom, Michael Hull, Jeffrey McPheeters, Kay Schwebke
INTRODUCTION: Ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment provides an oral interferon-free treatment regimen with high rates of sustained virologic response (SVR). This study assessed treatment discontinuation, factors associated with treatment completion, and real-world effectiveness. METHODS: Patients with HCV treated with LDV/SOF between October 2014 and June 2015 and enrolled in a large US health plan were identified. Expected treatment duration was calculated based on IDSA/AASLD treatment guidelines and US labels using data for genotype, initial treatment regimen, baseline cirrhosis, and prior treatments...
July 4, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676472/internet-hospitals-in-china-cross-sectional-survey
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Xiaoxu Xie, Weimin Zhou, Lingyan Lin, Si Fan, Fen Lin, Long Wang, Tongjun Guo, Chuyang Ma, Jingkun Zhang, Yuan He, Yixin Chen
BACKGROUND: The Internet hospital, an innovative approach to providing health care, is rapidly developing in China because it has the potential to provide widely accessible outpatient service delivery via Internet technologies. To date, China's Internet hospitals have not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of China's Internet hospitals, and to assess their health service capacity. METHODS: We searched Baidu, the popular Chinese search engine, to identify Internet hospitals, using search terms such as "Internet hospital," "web hospital," or "cloud hospital...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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