keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

healthcare insurance

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457196/the-landscape-of-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-the-united-states
#1
REVIEW
O Kenrik Duru, Tim Middleton, Mona K Tewari, Keith Norris
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purposes of this review are to identify population characteristics of important risk factors for the development and progression of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) in the United States and to discuss barriers and opportunities to improve awareness, management, and outcomes in patients with DKD. RECENT FINDINGS: The major risk factors for the development and progression of DKD include hyperglycemia, hypertension, and albuminuria. DKD disproportionately affects minorities and individuals with low educational and socioeconomic status...
February 19, 2018: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454331/the-increasing-importance-of-a-continence-nurse-specialist-to-improve-outcomes-and-save-costs-of-urinary-incontinence-care-an-analysis-of-future-policy-scenarios
#2
Margreet G Franken, Isaac Corro Ramos, Jeanine Los, Maiwenn J Al
BACKGROUND: In an ageing population, it is inevitable to improve the management of care for community-dwelling elderly with incontinence. A previous study showed that implementation of the Optimum Continence Service Specification (OCSS) for urinary incontinence in community-dwelling elderly with four or more chronic diseases results in a reduction of urinary incontinence, an improved quality of life, and lower healthcare and lower societal costs. The aim of this study was to explore future consequences of the OCSS strategy of various healthcare policy scenarios in an ageing population...
February 17, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453619/an-electronic-medical-record-alert-intervention-to-improve-hpv-vaccination-among-eligible-male-college-students-at-a-university-student-health-center
#3
Suzanne Martin, Echo L Warner, Anne C Kirchhoff, Ryan Mooney, Laura Martel, Deanna Kepka
This pilot study aims to improve HPV vaccination for college aged males at a student health center. The first part of the study consisted of a focus group that assessed the barriers and facilitators of HPV vaccination among healthcare providers and clinic staff (N = 16). Providers reported missed opportunities for HPV vaccination. For the second part of the study, providers and staff reviewed medical records of patients ages 18-26 with student health insurance and with < 3 doses of the HPV vaccine at baseline (12/1/2014 to 7/31/2015) and follow-up (12/1/2015 to 7/31/2016)...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452549/characterizing-potentially-preventable-cancer-and-chronic-disease-related-emergency-department-use-in-the-year-after-treatment-initiation-a-regional-study
#4
Laura Panattoni, Catherine Fedorenko, Mikael Anne Greenwood-Hickman, Karma Kreizenbeck, Julia R Walker, Renato Martins, Keith D Eaton, John W Rieke, Ted Conklin, Bruce Smith, Gary Lyman, Scott D Ramsey
PURPOSE: As new quality metrics and interventions for potentially preventable emergency department (ED) visits are implemented, we sought to compare methods for evaluating the prevalence and costs of potentially preventable ED visits that were related to cancer and chronic disease among a commercially insured oncology population in the year after treatment initiation. METHODS: We linked SEER records in western Washington from 2011 to 2016 with claims from two commercial insurers...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451814/variability-in-asthma-quality-and-costs-in-children-with-different-medicaid-insurance-plans-in-maricopa-county
#5
Matthew Rank, Natalie Landman, Gevork Harootunian, Michelle Winscott, Neil Jain, Keith Frey, Gena Wilson, Rupali Drewek, Lilia Parra-Roide, Charlton Wilson, Robert Smoldt, Denis Cortese
OBJECTIVE: To describe the variation in asthma quality and costs among children with different Medicaid insurance plans. METHODS: We used 2013 data from the Center for Health Information and Research, which houses a database that includes individuals who have Medicaid insurance in Arizona. We analyzed children ages 2-17 years-old who lived in Maricopa County, Arizona. Asthma medication ratio (AMR, a measure of appropriate asthma medication use), outpatient follow-up within 2 weeks after asthma-related hospitalization (a measure of continuity of care), asthma-related hospitalizations, and all emergency department (ED) visits were the primary quality metrics...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451078/oncologists-perceptions-of-drug-affordability-using-nccn-evidence-blocks-results-from-a-national-survey
#6
Bijal Shah-Manek, William Wong, Arliene Ravelo, Marco DiBonaventura
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of cancer coupled with approvals of new drugs and technologies used in therapy have brought increased scrutiny to the cost and value of treatments in oncology. To address the rising concern about oncology drug costs, several organizations have developed value frameworks to help assess the value of oncology regimens. The objective of this study was to assess oncologists' perceptions, awareness, and knowledge of all oncology value frameworks in the United States and to understand oncologists' perceptions of affordability in the context of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Evidence Blocks...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448284/-the-keyrole-of-multiomics-in-the-predictive-preventive-and-personalised-medical-approach-towards-glaucoma-management
#7
Olga Golubnitschaja
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, with altogether about 70 million patients registered worldwide. These facts prompt us to reconsider currently applied concepts in overall glaucoma management. Innovative strategies of predictive, preventive and personalised medicine (PPPM) are expected to considerably improve disease prevention and personalised treatment. The comprehensive PPPM measures include the application of individualised patient profiles, "phenotyping", molecular characterisation of the pre-lesions and disease stages, innovative screening programs, patient stratification, early and predictive diagnosis, targeted prevention, and the creation of personalised treatment algorithms...
February 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446063/direct-and-indirect-healthcare-resource-utilization-and-costs-among-migraine-patients-in-the-united-states
#8
Machaon Bonafede, Sandhya Sapra, Neel Shah, Stewart Tepper, Katherine Cappell, Pooja Desai
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this analysis was to provide a contemporary estimate of the burden of migraine, incorporating both direct and indirect costs, by comparing the costs of migraine patients to a matched group of patients without migraine in a large, nationally representative sample of commercially insured patients in the United States. BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that the economic burden of migraine in the United States is substantial for payers, patients, and employers...
February 15, 2018: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444165/frequency-trends-and-antecedents-of-severe-maternal-depression-after-three-million-u-s-births
#9
Urbano L França, Michael L McManus
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression carries adverse consequences for mothers and children, so widespread screening during primary care visits is recommended. However, the rates, timing, and factors associated with significant depressive episodes are incompletely understood. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We examined the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient, Emergency Department, and Ambulatory Surgery and Services Databases from California (2005-2011) and Florida (2005-2012)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440156/association-between-social-health-insurance-and-choice-of-hospitals-among-internal-migrants-in-china-a-national-cross-sectional-study
#10
Haiqin Wang, Donglan Zhang, Zhiying Hou, Fei Yan, Zhiyuan Hou
OBJECTIVES: There is a tendency to pursue higher-level hospitalisation services in China, especially for internal migrants. This study aims to investigate the choices of hospitalisation services among internal migrants, and evaluate the association between social health insurance and hospitalisation choices. METHODS: Data were from a 2014 nationally representative cross-sectional sample of internal migrants aged 15-59 years in China. Descriptive analyses were used to perform the distribution of healthcare facility levels for hospitalisation services, and multinomial logistic regression was applied to examine the association between social health insurance and hospitalisation choices...
February 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439002/cost-analysis-of-the-ctlb-study-a-multitherapy-antenatal-education-programme-to-reduce-routine-interventions-in-labour
#11
Kate M Levett, Hannah G Dahlen, Caroline A Smith, Kenneth William Finlayson, Soo Downe, Federico Girosi
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the multitherapy antenatal education 'CTLB' (Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth) Study programme leads to net cost savings. DESIGN: Cost analysis of the CTLB Study, using analysis of outcomes and hospital funding data. METHODS: We take a payer perspective and use Australian Refined Diagnosis-Related Group (AR-DRG) cost data to estimate the potential savings per woman to the payer (government or private insurer)...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436279/integrated-palliative-care-is-about-professional-networking-rather-than-standardisation-of-care-a-qualitative-study-with-healthcare-professionals-in-19-integrated-palliative-care-initiatives-in-five-european-countries
#12
Marlieke den Herder-van der Eerden, Jeroen van Wijngaarden, Sheila Payne, Nancy Preston, Lisa Linge-Dahl, Lukas Radbruch, Karen Van Beek, Johan Menten, Csilla Busa, Agnes Csikos, Kris Vissers, Jelle van Gurp, Jeroen Hasselaar
BACKGROUND: Integrated palliative care aims at improving coordination of palliative care services around patients' anticipated needs. However, international comparisons of how integrated palliative care is implemented across four key domains of integrated care (content of care, patient flow, information logistics and availability of (human) resources and material) are lacking. AIM: To examine how integrated palliative care takes shape in practice across abovementioned key domains within several integrated palliative care initiatives in Europe...
February 1, 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435896/readmission-rates-and-diagnoses-following-total-hip-replacement-in-relation-to-insurance-payer-status-race-and-ethnicity-and-income-status
#13
Robert S White, Dahniel L Sastow, Licia K Gaber-Baylis, Virginia Tangel, Andrew D Fisher, Zachary A Turnbull
BACKGROUND: Total hip replacements (THRs) are the sixth most common surgical procedure performed in the USA. Readmission rates are estimated at between 4.0 and 10.9%, and mean costs are between $10,000 and $19,000. Readmissions are influenced by the quality of care received. We sought to examine differences in readmissions by insurance payer, race and ethnicity, and income status. METHODS: We analyzed all THRs from 2007 to 2011 in California, Florida, and New York from the State Inpatient Databases, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432612/loss-of-job-related-right-to-healthcare-is-associated-with-reduced-quality-and-clinical-outcomes-of-diabetic-patients-in-mexico
#14
Svetlana V Doubova, Víctor Hugo Borja-Aburto, Germán Guerra-Y-Guerra, V Nelly Salgado-de-Snyder, Miguel Ángel González-Block
Objectives: The Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) provides a package of health, economic and social benefits to workers employed in private firms within the formal labour market and to their economic dependants. Affiliates have a right to these benefits only while they remain contracted, thus posing a risk for the continuity of healthcare. This study evaluates the association between the time (in days) without the right to healthcare due to job loss in the formal labour market and the quality of healthcare and clinical outcomes among IMSS affiliates with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
February 8, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428038/incisional-hernia-in-the-united-states-trends-in-hospital-encounters-and-corresponding-healthcare-charges
#15
Valeriy Shubinets, Justin P Fox, Michael A Lanni, Michael G Tecce, Eric M Pauli, William W Hope, Stephen J Kovach, John P Fischer
Incisional hernia (IH) is a challenging, potentially morbid condition. This study evaluates recent trends in hospital encounters associated with IH care in the United States. Using Nationwide Inpatient Sample databases from 2007 to 2011, annual estimates of IH-related hospital discharges, charges, and serious adverse events were identified. Significance in observed trends was tested using regression modeling. From 2007 to 2011, there were 583,054 hospital discharges associated with a diagnosis of IH. 81.1 per cent had a concurrent procedure for IH repair...
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425378/government-cloud-computing-policies-potential-opportunities-for-advancing-military-biomedical-research
#16
Frank J Lebeda, Jeffrey J Zalatoris, Julia B Scheerer
Introduction: This position paper summarizes the development and the present status of Department of Defense (DoD) and other government policies and guidances regarding cloud computing services. Due to the heterogeneous and growing biomedical big datasets, cloud computing services offer an opportunity to mitigate the associated storage and analysis requirements. Having on-demand network access to a shared pool of flexible computing resources creates a consolidated system that should reduce potential duplications of effort in military biomedical research...
February 7, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425354/a-qualitative-study-of-patient-experiences-of-care-in-integrated-behavioral-health-and-primary-care-settings-more-similar-than-different
#17
Melinda M Davis, Rose Gunn, L Kris Gowen, Benjamin F Miller, Larry A Green, Deborah J Cohen
Integrated behavioral health and primary care is a patient-centered approach designed to address a person's physical, emotional, and social healthcare needs. Increasingly, practices are integrating care to help achieve the Quadruple Aim, yet no studies have examined, using qualitative methods, patients' experiences of care in integrated settings. The purpose of this study was to examine patients' experiences of care in community-based settings integrating behavioral health and primary care. This is a qualitative study of 24 patients receiving care across five practices participating in Advancing Care Together (ACT)...
February 7, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424667/caregiver-informational-support-in-different-patient-care-settings-at-end-of-life
#18
Susan A LaValley
Caregivers of the terminally ill face many complicated tasks including providing direct patient care, communicating with clinicians, and managing the logistical demands of daily activities. They require instructive information at all points in the illness process and across several settings where patients receive end-of-life care. This study examines how the setting where a patient receives end of life care affects caregivers' informational support needs by thematically analyzing data from caregiver interviews and clinical observations...
February 9, 2018: Home Health Care Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420599/comorbidity-disability-and-healthcare-expenditure-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-korea-a-population-based-study
#19
Jeong Seok Lee, Baek-Lok Oh, Hee Young Lee, Yeong Wook Song, Eun Young Lee
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory rheumatic disease typically diagnosed in young age and follows a chronic progressive course. Its impact on the patient is life-long and the burden that AS exerts on society is increasing cumulatively every year. We aimed to quantify the burden of AS and to identify the factors associated with comorbidity, disability, and healthcare expenditure in Korean AS patients. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide, population-based study using health insurance data (2003-2013)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419725/effect-of-facility-ownership-on-utilization-of-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery
#20
Eric M Black, John Reynolds, Mitchell G Maltenfort, Gerald R Williams, Joseph A Abboud, Mark D Lazarus
INTRODUCTION: We examined practice patterns and surgical indications in the management of common shoulder procedures by surgeons practicing at physician-owned facilities. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of 501 patients who underwent arthroscopic shoulder procedures performed by five surgeons in our practice at one of five facilities during an 18-month period. Two of the facilities were physician-owned, and three of the five surgeons were shareholders...
February 5, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
keyword
keyword
83076
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"