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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721954/out-of-pocket-health-expenditure-and-sources-of-financing-for-delivery-postpartum-and-neonatal-health-in-urban-slums-of-bhubaneswar-odisha-india
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Kirti Sundar Sahu, Bhavna Bharati
BACKGROUND: Out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) is an obstacle in the path of getting universal health coverage in India. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the OOPE, sources of funding, and experience of catastrophic expenditure (CE) for healthcare related to delivery, postpartum, and neonatal morbidity. METHODS: A community-based, cross-sectional survey was conducted among a sample of 240 recently delivered women from the slums of Bhubaneswar, Odisha...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721637/cost-of-hospitalization-for-firearm-injuries-by-firearm-type-intent-and-payer-in-the-united-states
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Corinne Peek-Asa, Brandon Butcher, Joseph E Cavanaugh
BACKGROUND: Firearm injuries disproportionately affect young, male, non-White populations, causing substantial individual and societal burden. Annual costs for hospitalized firearm injuries have not been widely described, as most previous cost studies have focused on lifetime costs. We examined a nationally-representative database of hospitalizations in the US to estimate per-hospital and overall hospital costs for firearm injuries by intent, type of weapon, and payer source. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all firearm injury hospitalizations in the National Inpatient Sample from 2003 through 2013...
December 2017: Injury Epidemiology
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/28716145/mortality-differences-by-surgical-volume-among-patients-with-stomach-cancer-a-threshold-for-a-favorable-volume-outcome-relationship
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Hyeok Choi, Seong-Yoon Yang, Hee-Seung Cho, Woorim Kim, Eun-Cheol Park, Kyu-Tae Han
BACKGROUND: Many studies have assessed the volume-outcome relationship in cancer patients, but most focused on better outcomes in higher volume groups rather than identifying a specific threshold that could assist in clinical decision-making for achieving the best outcomes. The current study suggests an optimal volume for achieving good outcome, as an extension of previous studies on the volume-outcome relationship in stomach cancer patients. METHODS: We used National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) Sampling Cohort data during 2004-2013, comprising healthcare claims for 2550 patients with newly diagnosed stomach cancer...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716045/barriers-to-accessing-and-using-health-insurance-cards-among-methadone-maintenance-treatment-patients-in-northern-vietnam
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Bach Xuan Tran, Victoria L Boggiano, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Anh Tuan Le Nguyen, Carl A Latkin
BACKGROUND: Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients face unique costs associated with their healthcare expenditures. As such, it is important that these patients have access to health insurance (HI) to help them pay for both routine and unforeseen health services. In this study, we explored factors related to health insurance enrollment and utilization among MMT patients, to move Vietnam closer to universal coverage among this patient population. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 1003 patients enrolled in MMT in five clinics in Hanoi and Nam Dinh provinces...
July 17, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715904/considerations-for-optimal-management-of-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-multi-stakeholder-roundtable-discussion
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Sean M Studer, Martha Kingman, Luis Calo, H Eric Cannon, Jeffrey D Dunn, Thomas James, Sonya J Lewis, Robert J Gilkin, Janis A Pruett
A roundtable panel of national and regional managed care decision makers and providers met to discuss pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and strategies for management. As a rare, complex disease with high economic costs and potentially devastating outcomes, PAH necessitates that managed care providers balance optimal care with efficient use of healthcare resources. PAH specialists are recognized by health plans as knowledgeable experts and integral partners in managing patients and resources. The diagnosis of PAH must be confirmed by a right heart catheterization...
May 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715295/prevalence-of-home-parenteral-and-enteral-nutrition-in-the-united-states
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Manpreet S Mundi, Adele Pattinson, Megan T McMahon, Jacob Davidson, Ryan T Hurt
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is highly prevalent and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Studies continue to reveal significant clinical benefits with nutrition support, including improved wound healing, reduction in complications and length of stay, and mortality. Due to these benefits, the prevalence of home parenteral and enteral nutrition (HPEN) continues to increase worldwide. In the United States, given our healthcare insurance landscape, it has been very difficult to ascertain the true prevalence of HPEN...
July 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712530/regulation-of-unregistered-birth-workers-in-australia-homebirth-and-public-safety
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Rebekah McWhirter
BACKGROUND: Australian midwives are regulated under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. Unregistered birth workers may provide midwifery services at homebirths without any regulatory oversight. To address this issue, several states have passed legislation enabling prohibition orders to be made (negative licensing) against unregistered health practitioners who fail to comply with a statutory code of conduct developed for those not covered by the National Scheme. AIM: To explore the consequences for the availability of birth choices for women that arise from the introduction of negative licensing...
July 13, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711453/a-roadmap-for-evaluating-the-use-and-value-of-durable-ventricular-assist-device-therapy
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EDITORIAL
Sarah T Ward, Qixing Liang, Francis D Pagani, Min Zhang, Robert L Kormos, Keith D Aaronson, Andrew D Althouse, Brahmajee K Nallamothu, Donald S Likosky
Heart failure is a disease characterized by profound human suffering with limitations in survival despite treatment with guideline-directed medical therapies. Patients with heart failure frequently progress to advanced stages and often require cardiac transplantation or implantation of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) to extend survival and improve quality of life. As the number of suitable heart donors, number of experienced medical centers and patient comorbidities place restrictions on the feasibility of cardiac transplantation, implantation of LVADs has emerged as a more frequently applied treatment as either a bridge to transplantation or as permanent therapy...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711452/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-algeria
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REVIEW
M A Bekadja, M Brahimi, S Osmani, N Yafour, A Krim, F Serradj, S Talhi, K Amani, R Bouhass
Algeria is a country of 40.4 million inhabitants half of whom are younger than 30years. In Algeria, healthcare insurance covers 90% of the population. Healthcare is free and it is supported by the Ministry of Health. Sixteen university hospitals exist in Algeria and only two (Algiers and Oran) practice bone marrow transplant. Hematologic malignancies in adults account for 10% (∼4000 new cases/y) of the malignancy affecting in most cases young patients under 65years of age. In 2016, 270 transplants were performed (Algiers and Oran), including 149 allografts (related donor transplants: 99%) and 121 autografts...
July 11, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711420/-left-heart-catheterization-followed-by-other-invasive-procedures-regional-comparisons-reveal-peculiar-differences
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Silke Piedmont, Enno Swart, Rosie Kenmogne, Rüdiger C Braun-Dullaeus, Bernt-Peter Robra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Diagnostic left heart catheterization (LHC) is recommended if the therapeutic consequences of a bypass operation or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are being considered. The present study examines regional differences in healthcare provision and therapeutic consequences of LHC, differentiated by counties and hospitals of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt. In addition, it looks at which patient-related factors influence the proportion of follow-up interventions...
July 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709405/rehabilitation-access-and-effectiveness-for-persons-with-back-pain-the-protocol-of-a-cohort-study-rehab-bp-drks00011554
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Matthias Bethge, Kerstin Mattukat, David Fauser, Wilfried Mau
BACKGROUND: Back pain is one of the most common chronic diseases in Germany and has a major impact on work ability and social participation. The German Pension Insurance (GPI) is the main provider of medical rehabilitation to improve work ability and prevent disability pensions in Germany. However, over half of the persons granted a disability pension have never used a medical rehabilitation service. Furthermore, evidence on the effects of medical rehabilitation in Germany is inconclusive...
July 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709175/-healthy-sick-or-how-genetic-risks-lever-the-disease-concept-of-the-healthcare-system
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Friedhelm Meier, Jens Ried, Matthias Braun, Peter Dabrock
Currently it is not clear, whether and which specific prophylactic measures the healthcare system should provide as a standard offer for persons with genetic risks. Furthermore, there is no theoretical model for transparent regulation in this context. In the concrete case of BRCA1/2 carriers, the consequences of these defects become obvious: requests for medical measures are subjected to decision-making procedures of health insurance companies that are not wholly transparent. Against the background of medical advance in relation to complex diseases and in order to address this problem of the healthcare system, this article develops a healthy-sick model...
July 14, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708447/coverage-for-gender-affirming-care-making-health-insurance-work-for-transgender-americans
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William V Padula, Kellan Baker
Many transgender Americans continue to remain uninsured or are underinsured because of payers' refusal to cover medically necessary, gender-affirming healthcare services-such as hormone therapy, mental health counseling, and reconstructive surgeries. Coverage refusal results in higher costs and poor health outcomes among transgender people who cannot access gender-affirming care. Research into the value of health insurance coverage for gender-affirming care for transgender individuals shows that the health benefits far outweigh the costs of insuring transition procedures...
July 14, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706464/telemedicine-based-proactive-patient-management-during-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-impact-on-therapy-termination-rate
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Holger Woehrle, Joachim H Ficker, Andrea Graml, Ingo Fietze, Peter Young, Helmut Teschler, Michael Arzt
BACKGROUND: Adherence to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is essential for the benefits of therapy to be realised. Telemedicine-based strategies provide a new option for enhanced monitoring and intervention to promote adherence during PAP. This study investigated the impact of telemedicine-based proactive patient management on PAP therapy termination rates versus standard care. METHODS: Observational data were obtained from ResMed Germany Healthcare, a German homecare provider...
2017: Somnologie: Schlafforschung und Schlafmedizin, Somnology: Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706100/medical-service-use-and-usual-care-of-common-shoulder-disorders-in-korea-a-cross-sectional-study-using-the-health-insurance-review-and-assessment-service-national-patient-sample
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Hwansoo Joo, Yoon Jae Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Me-Riong Kim, Wonil Koh, Yeoncheol Park, Yun Kyung Song, Jae-Heung Cho, In-Hyuk Ha
OBJECTIVES: This study examined National Health Insurance claims data to investigate the epidemiology of shoulder disorders in Korea. Detailed information on medical services and related costs was assessed by major shoulder disorder category. DESIGN AND SETTING: The 2014 National Patient Sample dataset provided by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service was analysed. Among shoulder-related diagnosis codes, adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (ACS), rotator cuff syndrome (RCS) and shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS) categories were of highest prevalence...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702837/-compression-or-expansion-of-morbidity-in-outpatient-healthcare-generation-65plus-in-2007-and-2014
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Janina Frank, Birgit Babitsch
BACKGROUND: The ageing population raises the question whether there is a compression or expansion of morbidity. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the development of morbidity and the associated outpatient volume of services in outpatient healthcare. MATERIAL AND METHODS: With a nationwide sample of statutory health insurance patients, the development of the documented morbidity and outpatient volume of services of the generation 65plus was empirically examined by a retrospective, cohort-specific study based on outpatient claims data covering the years 2007 and 2014...
July 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699849/protein-energy-wasting-significantly-increases-healthcare-utilization-and-costs-among-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Chia-Ter Chao, Chao-Hsiun Tang, Rhoda Wen-Yi Cheng, Michael Yao-Hsien Wang, Kuan-Yu Hung
BACKGROUND: Disease-related malnutrition is highly prevalent and has prognostic implications for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD); however, few studies have investigated the impact of malnutrition, or protein-energy wasting (PEW), on healthcare utilization and medical expenditure among CKD patients. METHODS: Using claim data from the National Health Insurance in Taiwan, we identified patients with CKD between 2009 and 2013 and categorize into those with mild, moderate, or severe CKD...
July 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698924/development-of-a-novel-work-related-questionnaire-for-upper-extremity-disorders-worq-up
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Bas R J Aerts, P Paul F M Kuijer, Annechien Beumer, Denise Eygendaal, Monique H W Frings-Dresen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to develop a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) that identifies work-related limitations among patients with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders in order to enhance work-directed care in daily orthopaedic practice, and to assess its content validity. METHODS: The questionnaire was developed following the evaluation of existing PROMs and consensus within the research team. The content validity was assessed in three steps: (1) one on one interviews with patients (n = 14) were held to discuss the clarity and possible adaptation of items; (2) experts from the field (physiotherapists, insurance physicians, occupational health physicians, rehabilitation physicians and orthopaedic surgeons) were approached to participate in an interview to discuss the clarity, relevance and missing items; (3) patients (n = 12) were interviewed one on one to discuss the final version...
July 11, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698490/birth-trends-among-female-physicians-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-survey-from-1996-to-2013
#20
Yi-Jen Wang, Shu-Chiung Chiang, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Li-Fang Chou, Shinn-Jang Hwang, Jui-Yao Liu
Background: Although more and more women are becoming physicians, their decisions regarding pregnancy may be affected by the lengthy period of medical education and postgraduate training. The aim of this study was to explore the birth trends among female physicians in Taiwan; Methods: Retrospective analyses of maternal ages at delivery from 1996 to 2013, both for physicians and the general population, were conducted using a nationwide dataset called National Health Insurance Research Database; Results: During the study period, 8540 female physicians were identified...
July 9, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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