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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930059/the-role-of-alcohol-on-antiretroviral-therapy-adherence-among-persons-living-with-hiv-in-urban-india
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Stephen L Schensul, Toan Ha, Jean J Schensul, Melita Vaz, Rajendra Singh, Joseph A Burleson, Kendall Bryant
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of alcohol use among men living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and examine the association of alcohol use and psychosocial variables on ART adherence. The study was a cross-sectional survey supplemented by medical records and qualitative narratives as a part of the initial formative stage of a multilevel, multicentric intervention and evaluation project. METHOD: A screening instrument was administered to men living with HIV (n = 3,088) at four ART Centers using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-consumption questions (AUDIT-C) to determine alcohol use for study eligibility...
September 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929609/benchmarking-against-the-national-emergency-laparotomy-audit-recommendations
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Yiu Ming Ho, Julie Cappello, Ramin Kousary, Brian McGowan, Arkadiusz P Wysocki
BACKGROUND: The Royal College of Anaesthetists published the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) to describe and compare inpatient care and outcomes of major emergency abdominal surgery in England and Wales in 2015 and 2016. The purpose of this article is to compare emergency abdominal surgical care and mortality in a regional hospital (Logan Hospital, Queensland, Australia) with NELA results. METHODS: Data were extracted from two databases. All deaths from May 2010 to April 2015 were reviewed and patients who had an emergency abdominal operation within 30 days of death were identified...
September 19, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905447/assessment-of-the-quality-of-neonatal-care-in-the-solomon-islands
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Shidan Tosif, Titus Nasi, Amy Gray, Nahad Sadr-Azodi, Divi Ogaoga, Trevor Duke
AIM: To identify strengths and obstacles for improving the quality of newborn care in the Solomon Islands. Improving the quality of newborn care is a priority in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Action Plan for Healthy Newborns in the Western Pacific. The neonatal mortality rate in the Solomon Islands, a lower-middle-income country, has improved slower than overall child mortality. In 2013, neonatal mortality (13.2/1000) constituted 44% of under-5 deaths (30.1/1000). METHODS: A cross-sectional study of newborn care in five provincial hospitals using a World Health Organization assessment tool for hospital quality of care...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901704/audit-of-the-dietetic-care-of-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-at-a-large-australian-paediatric-tertiary-hospital-and-comparison-with-the-international-society-for-paediatric-and-adolescent-diabetes-nutrition-guidelines
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Rachel Battersby, Annabel Sweeney, Sarah Toome, Janice Fairchild, Jacqueline Miller
AIM: Optimal glycaemic control is important in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to reduce the risk of developing microvascular complications. Modest reductions in HbA1c translate to significant risk reductions of these complications. Research indicates that targeted dietetic care using evidence-based guidelines improves HbA1c levels. The aim of this study was to audit the dietetic care provided to patients with T1D at the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) and compare the service provided to the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) nutrition guidelines...
September 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881411/are-cataract-surgery-referrals-to-public-hospitals-in-australia-poorly-targeted
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Vu Quang Do, Peter McCluskey, Anna Palagyi, Fiona J Stapleton, Andrew White, Nicole Carnt, Lisa Keay
Importance Referral letters constitute the first step on the pathway to cataract surgery, however little is known on how effective referral letters are in providing adequate information to triage patients and inform surgical prioritisation. BACKGROUND: Benchmarking exercises are important to document referral processes and to identify areas where improvements can be made. Design Cross-sectional study with longitudinal follow-up conducted at two metropolitan public hospitals in New South Wales, Australia...
September 7, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878405/some-sustained-improvements-in-pneumonia-case-management-four-and-five-years-following-implementation-of-paediatric-hospital-guidelines-in-lao-pdr
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Amy Gray, Louis Chhor, Saysanasongkham Sanyalack, Ruth Lim, Jana Lai, Keo Vilivong, Melinda Morpeth, Douangdao Soukaloun, Fiona Russell
In 2010, WHO paediatric hospital guidelines were implemented in Lao PDR, along with training workshops and feedback audits, achieving significant improvements in pneumonia case management when assessed one-year post-intervention. The sustainability of these improvements is hereby assessed, four and five years post-intervention. Medical records of children aged 1-59 months, diagnosed with pneumonia in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015 from a central Lao hospital were reviewed. Information relating to clinical steps in pneumonia case management was extracted and a scoring system applied based on the documentation of each clinical step, producing a pneumonia assessment score for each case...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872748/30-day-mortality-after-systemic-anticancer-treatment-as-a-real-world-quality-of-care-indicator-the-northland-experience
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Edmond Ang, Los Vincent Newton
BACKGROUND: Systemic Anticancer Treatment (SACT) at the end of life is considered poor practice due to futility and associated toxicities. Consequently, 30-Day Mortality after SACT is increasingly recognised as a potential real world quality of care indicator in medical oncology. AIMS: Whangarei Base Hospital (WBH) provides outpatient SACT treatment to all patients living in the Northland region of New Zealand. The goal of this study is to report our 30 Day mortality after SACT and to contribute to the experience of its use in Australasia...
September 5, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869712/acute-oxygen-therapy-an-audit-of-prescribing-and-delivery-practices-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-perth-western-australia
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Anam Kamran, Elisa Chia, Claire Tobin
BACKGROUND: Oxygen is a widely used drug in the hospital setting. However, international audits suggest that oxygen administration practices are often not compliant with prescribed standards. This can place patients at risk and cause serious adverse events. AIM: To analyse data related to recent practices of oxygen prescription and administration at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH), Western Australia. The results of this audit aim to guide further research on possible interventional studies implementing key solutions...
September 4, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860881/aviation-s-normal-operations-safety-audit-a-safety-management-and-educational-tool-for-health-care-results-of-a-small-scale-trial
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Simon A Bennett
BACKGROUND: A National Health Service (NHS) contingent liability for medical error claims of over £26 billion. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety management and educational benefits of adapting aviation's Normal Operations Safety Audit (NOSA) to health care. METHODS: In vivo research, a NOSA was performed by medical students at an English NHS Trust. After receiving training from the author, the students spent 6 days gathering data under his supervision...
2017: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859918/vital-sign-based-shock-scores-are-poor-at-triaging-south-african-trauma-patients
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Robert Barnes, Damian Clarke, Zane Farina, Benn Sartorius, Petra Brysiewicz, Grant Laing, John Bruce, Victor Kong
BACKGROUND: Traumatic shock cannot be diagnosed by a single physiological measurement and a number of vital sign based combined shock scores (CSS) have been proposed to identify and triage trauma patients with shock. This audit uses data from a prospectively entered electronic trauma registry to compare the ability of these CSS to predict in-hospital mortality, need for surgery, need for blood transfusion and ICU admission. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data used in the study was obtained from the Hybrid Electronic Medical Record (HEMR) in Pietermaritzburg from January 2012-September 2015...
August 28, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855775/studying-morbidity-and-predicting-mortality-in-patients-with-blunt-chest-trauma-using-a-novel-clinical-score
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Priyadarshini Manay, Rajeev R Satoskar, V Karthik, Ram P Prajapati
BACKGROUND: A departmental audit in March 2015 revealed significant mortality rate of 40% in blunt chest trauma patients (much greater than the global 25%). A study was thus planned to study morbidity and predictors of mortality in blunt chest trauma patients admitted to our hospital. METHODS: This study was a prospective observational study of 139 patients with a history of blunt chest trauma between June 2015 and November 2015 after the Institutional Ethics Committee approval in April 2015...
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852529/evaluating-insulin-information-provided-on-discharge-summaries-in-a-secondary-care-hospital-in-the-united-kingdom
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Amie Bain, Lois Nettleship, Sallianne Kavanagh, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
BACKGROUND: Prescribing errors at the time of hospital discharge are common and could potentially lead to avoidable patient harm, especially when they involve insulin, a high-risk medicine widely used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. When information regarding insulin therapy is not sufficiently communicated to a patient's primary care provider, continuity of care for patients with diabetes may be compromised. The objectives of this study were to investigate the nature and prevalence of insulin-related medication discrepancies contained in hospital discharge summaries for patients with diabetes...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844490/decalogue-of-the-spanish-society-of-arteriosclerosis-to-reduce-therapeutic-inertia
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Mariano Blasco, Pablo Pérez-Martínez, Carlos Lahoz
Therapeutic inertia (TI) is defined as the failure of the physician to initiate or intensify a treatment when the therapeutic goal has not been achieved. TI can be of 2types: inertia due to lack of prescription of drugs and inertia in the absence of control of a risk factor. The consequences of TI are poor control of risk factors, an increase in potentially preventable events and an increase in costs. There are factors of the doctor himself, the patient and the care organization that determine the presence of TI...
August 24, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838627/adherence-to-standard-medication-infusion-concentrations-and-its-impact-on-paediatric-intensive-care-patient-outcomes
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Michele L Cree, Christian F Stocker, Quyen M Tu, Loretta F Scaini
AIM: To review compliance with the DERS, and to evaluate the impact on daily fluid balances as a standard outcome in paediatric intensive care. METHOD: A prospective audit of patients admitted to our tertiary level PICU over a 10day period. The audit tool collated information on patient's weight, diagnosis, medication infusions, whether standard concentrations were selected, daily fluid balance, target fluid balance, and renal support including use of diuretics...
August 21, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836822/a-review-of-ecg-and-qt-interval-measurement-use-in-a-public-psychiatric-inpatient-setting
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Ingrid Berling, Rahul Gupta, Cecilia Bjorksten, Felicity Prior, Ian M Whyte, Sherman Berry
OBJECTIVES: There is an increased rate of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in mental health patients. Some antipsychotic medications are known to prolong the QT interval, thus increasing a patient's risk of SCD via the arrhythmia, torsades de pointes (TdP). Our aim was to evaluate assessment for QT prolongation within a public inpatient mental health facility by auditing electrocardiograph (ECG) use. METHODS: We reviewed records of all mental health inpatient admissions to a public emergency mental health inpatient unit between 1 January 2016 and 11 February 2016...
August 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833811/sustained-participation-in-annual-continuous-quality-improvement-activities-improves-quality-of-care-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-children
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Daniel McAullay, Kimberley McAuley, Ross Bailie, Veronica Mathews, Peter Jacoby, Karen Gardner, Beverly Sibthorpe, Natalie Strobel, Karen Edmond
AIM: To determine whether participation in the continuous quality improvement (CQI) Audit and Best Practice for Chronic Disease programme improved care and outcomes for Indigenous children. METHODS: Data were collected from 59 Australian primary health-care centres providing services to Indigenous people and participating in the programme (February 2008 and December 2013). Indigenous children aged less than 2 years and centres that completed three or more consecutive annual audits within the 6-year study period were included...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827240/national-audit-of-pressure-ulcers-and-incontinence-associated-dermatitis-in-hospitals-across-wales-a-cross-sectional-study
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Michael Clark, Martin J Semple, Nicola Ivins, Kirsten Mahoney, Keith Harding
OBJECTIVE: The Chief Nurse National Health Service Wales initiated a national survey of acute and community hospital patients in Wales to identify the prevalence of pressure ulcers and incontinence-associated dermatitis. METHODS: Teams of two nurses working independently assessed the skin of each inpatient who consented to having their skin observed. RESULTS: Over 28 September 2015 to 2nd October 2015, 8365 patients were assessed across 66 hospitals with 748 (8...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819527/-evaluation-of-the-compliance-rate-of-partograph-use-in-a-tunisian-maternity-ward-a-targeted-clinical-audit
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Latifa Merzougui, Nedia Marwen, Tarek Barhoumi, Afef Ben Ltaeifa, Hajer Hannachi, Roukaya Jaballah, Ridha Fatnassi
Partograph is an essential tool in routine delivery room practices. It is a written reflection of the quality of mother and child health management during delivery and in the immediate post-partum period. Our study aims to assess compliance rate of partograph use within our maternity ward and to propose areas for improvement of its quality. We conducted a retrospective clinical audit of 400 patients? medical records who gave birth on the labour ward at University of Kairouan from 1 January to 31 December 2014...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817791/using-practice-facilitation-to-increase-rates-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-community-health-centers-north-carolina-2012-2013-feasibility-facilitators-and-barriers
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Bryan J Weiner, Catherine L Rohweder, Jennifer E Scott, Randall Teal, Alecia Slade, Allison M Deal, Naima Jihad, Marti Wolf
INTRODUCTION: Practice facilitation involves trained individuals working with practice staff to conduct quality improvement activities and support delivery of evidence-based clinical services. We examined the feasibility of using practice facilitation to assist federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in North Carolina. METHODS: The intervention consisted of 12 months of facilitation in 3 FQHCs. We conducted chart audits to obtain data on changes in documented recommendation for colorectal cancer screening and completed screening...
August 17, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809591/reducing-inappropriate-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-prescription-in-primary-care-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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David M Keohane, Thomas Dennehy, Kenneth P Keohane, Eamonn Shanahan
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to reduce inappropriate non-steroidal anti-inflammatory prescribing in primary care patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Once diagnosed, CKD management involves delaying progression to end stage renal failure and preventing complications. It is well established that non-steroidal anti-inflammatories have a negative effect on kidney function and consequently, all nephrology consensus groups suggest avoiding this drug class in CKD. Design/methodology/approach The sampling criteria included all practice patients with a known CKD risk factor...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
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