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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684667/demographics-and-socioeconomic-status-as-predictors-of-weight-loss-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Amani Jambhekar, Amy Maselli, Shawn Robinson, Krystyna Kabata, Piotr Gorecki
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have established that race and socioeconomic factors may influence weight loss after bariatric surgery. Few studies have focused on laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The objective of this study is to determine if demographic factors may predict postoperative weight loss following LSG. METHODS: Prospectively collected data on 713 consecutive primary LSG operations performed with the same technique between February 2010 and May 2016 by a single surgeon (PG) were analyzed...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680414/financial-stability-of-level-i-trauma-centers-within-safety-net-hospitals
#2
Lisa M Knowlton, Arden M Morris, Lakshika Tennakoon, David A Spain, Kristan L Staudenmayer
BACKGROUND: Level I trauma centers often exist within Safety-Net Hospitals (SNHs), facilities servicing high proportions of low-income and uninsured patients. Given the current healthcare funding environment, trauma centers within SNHs may be at particular risk. Using California as a model, we hypothesized that SNHs with trauma centers vary in terms of financial stability. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study using data from publically-available financial disclosure reports from California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development...
April 19, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678972/to-work-despite-chronic-health-conditions-a-qualitative-study-of-workers-at-the-swedish-public-employment-service
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Carina Hjärtström, Annika Lindahl Norberg, Gun Johansson, Theo Bodin
OBJECTIVES: Achieving a sustainable, healthy and long working life is key prerequisite for meeting the demographic challenge posed by an ageing population so that more people can work on into their later years. The objective of this study is to explore the relationship between work and chronic health conditions in a group of employees aged 50-64 years with a focus on factors that enable them to continue to work. METHODS: Ten white-collar workers with one or more chronic health conditions at the Swedish Public Employment Service participated in the study...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678620/coronary-artery-bypass-graft-readmission-rates-and-risk-factors-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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T Robert Feng, Robert S White, Licia K Gaber-Baylis, Zachary A Turnbull, Lisa Q Rong
BACKGROUND: Hospital readmissions contribute substantially to the overall healthcare cost. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is of particular interest due to its relatively high short-term readmission rates and mean hospital charges. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 2007-2011 data from California, Florida, and New York from the State Inpatient Databases, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. All patients ≥18 years of age who underwent isolated CABG and met inclusion/exclusion criteria were included...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677961/last-mile-towards-efficient-healthcare-delivery-in-switzerland-ehealth-enabled-applications-could-speed-up-the-care-process
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Yihan Deng, Thomas Bürkle, Jürgen Holm, Erwin Zetz, Kerstin Denecke
A precise and timely care delivery depends on an efficient triage performed by primary care providers and smooth collaboration with other medical specialities. In recent years telemedicine gained increasing importance for efficient care delivery. It's use, however, has been limited by legal issues, missing digital infrastructures, restricted support from health insurances and the digital divide in the population. A new era towards eHealth and telemedicine starts with the establishment of national eHealth regulations and laws...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676539/past-and-current-status-of-adult-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-management-in-korea-a-national-health-insurance-service-database-analysis
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Seung Hyun Ko, Kyungdo Han, Yong Ho Lee, Junghyun Noh, Cheol Young Park, Dae Jung Kim, Chang Hee Jung, Ki Up Lee, Kyung Soo Ko
Korea's National Healthcare Program, the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), a government-affiliated agency under the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, covers the entire Korean population. The NHIS supervises all medical services in Korea and establishes a systematic National Health Information database (DB). A health information DB system including all of the claims, medications, death information, and health check-ups, both in the general population and in patients with various diseases, is not common worldwide...
April 2018: Diabetes & Metabolism Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673266/level-of-agreement-between-medical-record-and-icd-10-am-coding-of-mental-health-alcohol-and-drug-conditions-in-trauma-patients
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Tu Q Nguyen, Pamela M Simpson, Sandra C Braaf, Peter A Cameron, Rodney Judson, Belinda J Gabbe
BACKGROUND: Despite the reliance on administrative data in epidemiological studies, there is little information on the completeness of co-morbidities in administrative data coded from medical records. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantify the agreement between the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) administrative coding of mental health, drug and alcohol co-morbidities and medical records in a severely injured patient population...
January 1, 2018: Health Information Management: Journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673147/the-effects-of-health-coverage-schemes-on-length-of-stay-and-preventable-hospitalization-in-seoul
#8
Jungah Kim, Changwoo Shon
The Medical Aid program is government’s medical benefit program to secure the minimum livelihood and medical services for low-income Korean households. In Seoul, the number of Medical Aid beneficiaries has grown, driving an increases in the length of stay (LOS) and healthcare cost. Until now, studies have focused on quantity indicators, such as LOS, but only a few studies have been conducted on the service quality. We investigated both LOS and the preventable hospitalization (PH) rate as proxy indicators for the quantity and quality of services provided to Medical Aid beneficiaries in Seoul...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672327/the-affordable-care-act-decreased-the-proportion-of-uninsured-patients-in-a-safety-net-orthopaedic-clinic
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Joseph A Gil, Avi D Goodman, Justin Kleiner, Robin N Kamal, Laurence C Baker, Edward Akelman
BACKGROUND: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was approved in 2010, substantially altering the economics of providing and receiving healthcare services in the United States. One of the primary goals of this legislation was to expand insurance coverage for under- and uninsured residents. Our objective was to examine the effect of the ACA on the insurance status of patients at a safety net clinic. Our institution houses a safety net clinic that provides the dominant majority of orthopaedic care for uninsured patients in our state...
May 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669533/general-analysis-of-factors-influencing-cataract-surgery-practice-in-shanghai-residents
#10
Yi Xu, Jiangnan He, Senlin Lin, Bo Zhang, Jianfeng Zhu, Serge Resnikoff, Lina Lu, Haidong Zou
BACKGROUND: It was reported that lack of knowledge, less confidence of medical services, commute difficulties, and poor economic conditions would be the main barriers for cataract surgery practice. The influencing factors could have changed in cities with high developing speed. Shanghai is one of the biggest cities in China and the world. The purpose of the study was to explore the factors influencing cataract surgery practice in Shanghai. METHODS: This was a population-based, cross-sectional study...
April 18, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669452/association-between-provider-specialty-and-healthcare-costs-and-glycemic-control-for-patients-with-diabetes
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Max Gill, Harmeet Chhabra, Mona Shah, Cyrus Zhu, Howard Lando, Felice Caldarella
AIMS: To analyze the association between provider, healthcare costs, and glycemic control for patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study identified adults with type 1 or 2 DM (T1D, T2D) in the Optum database. The main independent variable was provider (endocrinologist or primary care). Regression analysis compared total medical and pharmacy costs, adjusting for health status and other patient differences, by provider...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668891/maternal-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-and-early-offspring-development
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Griffith A Bell, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Sunni L Mumford, Hyojun Park, James Mills, Erin M Bell, Miranda Broadney, Edwina H Yeung
STUDY QUESTION: Is maternal polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) associated with developmental delays in offspring? SUMMARY ANSWER: Offspring of mothers with PCOS were at higher risk of failure on the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: There is growing evidence that offspring of mothers with PCOS may be at higher risk for developmental disorders due to potential exposure to hyperandrogenism and insulin resistance. Few studies exist regarding maternal PCOS and early childhood development in the USA...
April 13, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668645/coverage-of-medications-that-treat-opioid-use-disorder-and-opioids-for-pain-management-in-marketplace-plans-2017
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Haiden A Huskamp, Lauren E Riedel, Colleen L Barry, Alisa B Busch
BACKGROUND: Efficacious medications to treat opioid use disorders (OUDs) have been slow to diffuse into practice, and insurance coverage limits may be one important barrier. OBJECTIVES: To compare coverage for medications used to treat OUDs and opioids commonly prescribed for pain management in plans offered on the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace exchanges. RESEARCH DESIGN: We identified a sample of 100 plans offered in urban and in rural counties on the 2017 Marketplaces, weighting by population...
April 17, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668211/a-payer-provider-partnership-for-integrated-care-of-patients-receiving-dialysis
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Justin Kindy, David Roer, Robert Wanovich, Stephen McMurray
OBJECTIVES: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are clinically complex, requiring intensive and costly care. Coordinated care may improve outcomes and reduce costs. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of a payer-provider care partnership on key clinical and economic outcomes in enrolled patients with ESRD. STUDY DESIGN:  Retrospective observational study. METHODS: Data on patient demographics and clinical outcomes were abstracted from the electronic health records of the dialysis provider...
April 2018: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667452/the-feasibility-of-employing-a-home-healthcare-model-for-education-and-treatment-of-opioid-overdose-using-a-naloxone-auto-injector-in-a-private-practice-pain-medicine-clinic
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Anthony Dragovich, Fred Brason, Thomas Beltran, Amy McCoart, Anthony R Plunkett
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine if employing a home healthcare model for education and treatment of opioid overdose using Evzio® (Naloxone)* auto-injector in a private practice pain clinic. METHODS: A prospective survey was used to determine the feasibility of integrating a naloxone auto-injector within the patient's home with a home care training model. Twenty moderate or high-risk patients were enrolled from our chronic pain clinic. Patients who were moderate or high risk completed an evaluation survey...
April 18, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667324/estimation-of-cost-savings-between-2011-and-2014-attributed-to-infliximab-biosimilar-in-the-south-korean-healthcare-market-real-world-evidence-using-a-nationwide-database
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Jiyoun Kim, Dongmun Ha, Inmyung Song, Haesun Park, Sang-Won Lee, Eui-Kyung Lee, Ju-Young Shin
AIM: The introduction of biosimilars is expected to reduce the cost of biologic drugs, but the actual cost savings have not yet been quantified in Korea. The aim of this study was to estimate the annual cost savings attributed to the introduction of infliximab biosimilar. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis using data from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service-National Patients Sample (HIRA-NPS) between 2011 and 2014. The study subjects were patients who were treated with infliximab, adalimumab or etanercept...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666179/increasing-trends-in-hospital-care-burden-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-korea-2006-through-2015
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Daehoon Kim, Pil-Sung Yang, Eunsun Jang, Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong Youn Kim, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung, Gregory Y H Lip
OBJECTIVE: Temporal changes in the healthcare burden of atrial fibrillation (AF) are less well known in rapidly ageing Asian countries. We examined trends in hospitalisations, costs, treatment patterns and outcomes related to AF in Korea. METHODS: Using the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) database involving the entire adult Korean population (n=41 701 269 in 2015), we analysed a nationwide AF cohort representing 931 138 patients with AF. We studied all hospitalisations due to AF from 2006 to 2015...
April 17, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666139/last-year-of-life-study-cologne-lyol-c-protocol-for-a-cross-sectional-mixed-methods-study-to-examine-care-trajectories-and-transitions-in-the-last-year-of-life-until-death
#18
Julia Strupp, Gloria Hanke, Nicolas Schippel, Holger Pfaff, Ute Karbach, Christian Rietz, Raymond Voltz
INTRODUCTION: The last year of life constitutes a particularly vulnerable phase for patients, involving nearly all health and social care structures. Yet, little scientific evidence is available that provides insight into the trajectories including the number and types of care setting transitions, transitions into palliative care and the dying phase. Only few studies have focused on difficulties associated with having to move between health and social care settings in the last year of life, although patients face a significant risk of adverse events...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664759/characteristics-of-medical-professional-liability-claims-in-pediatric-orthopedics
#19
Jessica Burns, M Wade Shrader, Carla Boan, Mohan Belthur
OBJECTIVES: Medical malpractice is burdensome to the U.S. healthcare system. The following is an epidemiological analysis of the closed medical professional liability (MPL) claims in pediatric orthopedics using data maintained by the Physician Insurers Association of America. METHODS: The Physician Insurers Association of America registry of MPL claims from 1985 to 2013 for all specialties included 286,021 closed claims in the United States. All closed MPL claims for orthopedic surgery in patients younger than 18 years were retrospectively reviewed (N = 2,671)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664035/out-of-pocket-expenditure-for-hospitalization-in-haryana-state-of-india-extent-determinants-financial-risk-protection
#20
Deepshikha Sharma, Shankar Prinja, Arun Kumar Aggarwal, Pankaj Bahuguna, Atul Sharma, Saroj Kumar Rana
Background & objectives: India aspires to achieve universal health coverage, which requires ensuring financial risk protection (FRP). This study was done to assess the extent of out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure and FRP for hospitalization in Haryana State, India. Further, the determinants for FRP were also evaluated. Methods: Data collected as a part of a household level survey conducted in Haryana 'Concurrent Evaluation of National Rural Health Mission: Haryana Health Survey' were analyzed...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
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