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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346948/putting-patients-first-by-reducing-administrative-tasks-in-health-care-a-position-paper-of-the-american-college-of-physicians
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Shari M Erickson, Brooke Rockwern, Michelle Koltov, Robert McLean
This American College of Physicians (ACP) position paper, initiated and written by ACP's Medical Practice and Quality Committee and approved by the Board of Regents on 21 January 2017, reports policy recommendations to address the issue of administrative tasks to mitigate or eliminate their adverse effects on physicians, their patients, and the health care system as a whole. The paper outlines a cohesive framework for analyzing administrative tasks through several lenses to better understand any given task that a clinician and his or her staff may be required to perform...
March 28, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346909/bioaugmentaton-in-technosols-created-in-abandoned-pyritic-tailings-can-contribute-to-enhance-soil-c-sequestration-and-plant-colonization
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Raúl Zornoza, Melisa Gómez-Garrido, Silvia Martínez-Martínez, María Dolores Gómez-López, Ángel Faz
Creation of Technosols in combination with phytostabilization may be a sustainable strategy to minimize the environmental and human health hazards derived from mine tailings. Bioaugmentation can facilitate plant establishment and growth for efficient phytostabilization. In order to assess if bioaugmentation can increase soil quality and fertility, decrease metal(loid) mobility and accelerate plant colonization, a one-year field experiment was designed with creation of Technosols in two tailings ponds with different pH (acidic (AT) and neutral (NT)), with addition of marble waste (MaW) and two organic materials (pig manure (PM) and sewage sludge (SS), without or with inoculation of effective microorganisms (EM) at three rates...
March 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346756/commentary-all-that-glisters-is-not-gold-reflections-on-hollis-et%C3%A2-al-2017
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Roz Shafran, Sophie D Bennett
Digital Health Innovations have great potential to improve access to evidence-based psychological therapies. This comprehensive review and meta-analysis sets out the current state of the field including the efficacy of the interventions for different types of mental health problems and the desirability of the interventions from the patients' perspective. It also highlights the poor methodology of much of the research and suggests important ways forward to improve the quality of the data. The importance of assessing and understanding the potential negative impact of such interventions is emphasised both in the review and the commentary, and suggestions are made to maximise the likelihood that such interventions are accessible within routine services...
April 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346653/how-successful-is-the-fitting-of-digital-hearing-aids-implications-for-the-allocation-of-resources-within-national-health-systems
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Petros V Vlastarakos, Alastair I Cameron, Thomas P Nikolopoulos
We conducted a retrospective study to determine the success rate of initial fittings in digital hearing aid (DHA) users. We also addressed the implications of national health systems' continuing to provide access to these devices. We identified 1,597 consecutively presenting adults who had undergone a first fitting or a new fitting (i.e., an upgrade from an analogue hearing aid in the first or second ear) of a behind-the-ear DHA during the previous year. We further sought to identify all nominal reprogram appointments that had taken place within 6 months after the first or new fitting; we found 460 such appointments (28...
March 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346643/evaluating-the-quality-and-readability-of-internet-information-sources-regarding-the-treatment-of-swallowing-disorders
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Ashley P O'Connell Ferster, Amanda Hu
The Internet has become a popular resource for patient education. The information it provides, however, is rarely peer-reviewed, and its quality may be a concern. Since the average American reads at an 8th grade level, the American Medical Association and the National Institutes of Health have recommended that health information be written at a 4th to 6th grade level. We performed a study to assess the quality and readability of online information regarding the treatment of swallowing disorders. A Google search for "swallowing treatment" was conducted...
March 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346623/family-medicine-maternity-care-call-to-action-moving-toward-national-standards-for-training-and-competency-assessment
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Susanna R Magee, W Suzanne Eidson-Ton, Larry Leeman, Michael Tuggy, Thomas O Kim, Melissa Nothnagle, Joseph Breuner, Mark Loafman
Maternity care is an integral part of family medicine, and the quality and cost-effectiveness of maternity care provided by family physicians is well documented. Considering the population health perspective, increasing the number of family physicians competent to provide maternity care is imperative, as is working to overcome the barriers discouraging maternity care practice. A standard that clearly defines maternity care competency and a systematic set of tools to assess competency levels could help overcome these barriers...
March 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346622/future-of-family-medicine-faculty-development-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Paul R Larson, Patrick Chege, Bruce Dahlman, Christine Gibson, Ann Evensen, Maria C Colon-Gonzalez, Stephanie Onguka, Roberta Lamptey, William E Cayley, Bich-May Nguyen, Brian Johnson, Sawra Getnet, Memoona Hasnain
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: High-quality family medicine education is needed in sub-Saharan Africa to facilitate the future growth of primary care health systems. Current faculty educators recognize the value of dedicated teacher training and ongoing faculty development. However, they are constrained by inadequate faculty development program availability and institutional support. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was used to conduct a qualitative needs assessment comprised of 37 in-depth, semi-structured interviews of individual faculty trainers from postgraduate family medicine training programs in eight sub-Saharan African countries...
March 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346620/varied-rates-of-implementation-of-patient-centered-medical-home-features-and-residents-perceptions-of-their-importance-based-on-practice-experience
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M Patrice Eiff, Larry A Green, Geoff Jones, Alex Verdieck Devlaeminck, Elaine Waller, Eve Dexter, Miguel Marino, Patricia A Carney
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Little is known about how the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is being implemented in residency practices. We describe both the trends in implementation of PCMH features and the influence that working with PCMH features has on resident attitudes toward their importance in 14 family medicine residencies associated with the P4 Project. METHODS: We assessed 24 residency continuity clinics annually between 2007-2011 on presence or absence of PCMH features...
March 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346541/quality-of-life-and-objective-outcome-assessment-in-women-with-tape-division-after-surgery-for-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Daniela Ulrich, Vesna Bjelic-Radisic, Anna Höllein, Gerda Trutnovsky, Karl Tamussino, Thomas Aigmüller
BACKGROUND: Midurethral tapes may cause long-term complications such as voiding dysfunction, groin pain, de novo urgency or mesh erosion, which necessitate a reoperation. There is a paucity of data regarding health related quality of life in patients undergoing tape removal. The aim of the study was to evaluate quality of life (QoL) and objective outcome after midurethral tape division or excision. METHODS: All patients who underwent a midurethral tape division for voiding difficulties, pain or therapy resistant de novo overactive bladder between 1999 and 2014 were invited for follow-up...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346519/views-of-senior-health-personnel-about-quality-of-emergency-obstetric-care-a-qualitative-study-in-nigeria
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Friday Okonofua, Abdullahi Randawa, Rosemary Ogu, Kingsley Agholor, Ola Okike, Rukayat Adeola Abdus-Salam, Mohammed Gana, Eghe Abe, Adetoye Durodola, Hadiza Galadanci
BACKGROUND: Late arrival in hospital by women experiencing pregnancy complications is an important background factor leading to maternal mortality in Nigeria. The use of effective and timely emergency obstetric care determines whether women survive or die, or become near-miss cases. Healthcare managers have the responsibility to deploy resources for implementing emergency obstetric care. OBJECTIVES: To determine the nature of institutional policies and frameworks for managing obstetric complications and reducing maternal deaths in Nigeria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346416/jacie-accreditation-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-past-present-and-future-directions-of-an-international-model-for-healthcare-quality-improvement
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J A Snowden, E McGrath, R F Duarte, R Saccardi, K Orchard, N Worel, J Kuball, C Chabannon, M Mohty
Blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) is a complex and evolving medical speciality that makes substantial demands on healthcare resources. To meet a professional responsibility to both patients and public health services, the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) initiated and developed the Joint Accreditation Committee of the International Society for Cellular Therapy and EBMT-better known by the acronym, JACIE. Since its inception, JACIE has performed over 530 voluntary accreditation inspections (62% first time; 38% reaccreditation) in 25 countries, representing 40% of transplant centres in Europe...
March 27, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346243/modeling-flowsheet-data-to-support-secondary-use
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Bonnie L Westra, Beverly Christie, Steven G Johnson, Lisiane Pruinelli, Anne LaFlamme, Suzan G Sherman, Jung In Park, Connie W Delaney, Grace Gao, Stuart Speedie
The purpose of this study was to create information models from flowsheet data using a data-driven consensus-based method. Electronic health records contain a large volume of data about patient assessments and interventions captured in flowsheets that measure the same "thing," but the names of these observations often differ, according to who performs documentation or the location of the service (eg, pulse rate in an intensive care, the emergency department, or a surgical unit documented by a nurse or therapist or captured by automated monitoring)...
March 24, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346163/sleep-and-mental-health-the-moderating-role-of-perceived-adolescent-parent-attachment
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Kelly M Tu, Brian T Marks, Mona El-Sheikh
OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated whether the effects of sleep duration and quality on adolescent adjustment were moderated by perceived attachment to mothers and fathers. DESIGN: The study used a cross-sectional design. SETTING: Participants were recruited from small town and semirural communities in Alabama. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 106 adolescents (mean age=13.61 years, SD=.73; 55% girls; 28% African American, 72% European American) and their parents...
April 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346156/association-of-sleep-characteristics-with-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-risk-factors-in-a-population-sample-the-chicago-area-sleep-study
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Samantha E Montag, Kristen L Knutson, Phyllis C Zee, Jeffrey J Goldberger, Jason Ng, Kwang-Youn A Kim, Mercedes R Carnethon
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of sleep characteristics with prevalent hypertension, diabetes, and obesity in a multiethnic cohort. DESIGN: This study used a population-based cross-sectional study design. SETTING: Participants were recruited between 2009 and 2011 from Chicago, Illinois, and the surrounding suburbs. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 492 adults aged 35 to 64years who self-reported as white, black, Hispanic, or Asian and who had a low likelihood of sleep apnea based on the apnea screening questionnaires and 1 night of apnea screening using an in-home device (apnea hypopnea index <15 or oxygen desaturation index <10)...
April 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346155/objectively-measured-sleep-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-study-from-the-alberta-s-caring-for-diabetes-study
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Steven T Johnson, Danielle Thiel, Fatima Al Sayah, Clark Mundt, Weiyu Qiu, Matthew P Buman, Jeff K Vallance, Jeffrey A Johnson
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Sleep is an important behavior for metabolic control and mental health in type 2 diabetes. The aim was to examine the relationship of objective estimates of sleep quantity and quality with health-related quality of life (HRQL) in adults with type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants completed a survey where HRQL was measured using the EQ-5D-5 L index score, and the SF-12 v2, which provides physical and mental composite summary (PCS and MCS) scores...
April 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346153/national-sleep-foundation-s-sleep-quality-recommendations-first-report
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Maurice Ohayon, Emerson M Wickwire, Max Hirshkowitz, Steven M Albert, Alon Avidan, Frank J Daly, Yves Dauvilliers, Raffaele Ferri, Constance Fung, David Gozal, Nancy Hazen, Andrew Krystal, Kenneth Lichstein, Monica Mallampalli, Giuseppe Plazzi, Robert Rawding, Frank A Scheer, Virend Somers, Michael V Vitiello
OBJECTIVES: To provide evidence-based recommendations and guidance to the public regarding indicators of good sleep quality across the life-span. METHODS: The National Sleep Foundation assembled a panel of experts from the sleep community and representatives appointed by stakeholder organizations (Sleep Quality Consensus Panel). A systematic literature review identified 277 studies meeting inclusion criteria. Abstracts and full-text articles were provided to the panelists for review and discussion...
February 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346150/factors-contributing-to-poor-satisfaction-with-sleep-and-healthcare-seeking-behavior-in-older-adults
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Olufunmilola Abraham, Jia Pu, Loren J Schleiden, Steven M Albert
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors influencing older adults' poor satisfaction with sleep and their current healthcare seeking behaviors. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center Community Registry. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 60 or older enrolled in the registry that completed a cross-sectional mailed survey (N = 1026). MEASUREMENTS: Participant demographics (age, gender, marital status, race, education), overall health (self-rated health, pain, and comorbidities), and health behaviors (physical activity, smoking, drinking behaviors) were collected from the registry database...
February 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346149/sleep-health-of-australian-adults-in-2016-results-of-the-2016-sleep-health-foundation-national-survey
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Robert J Adams, Sarah L Appleton, Anne W Taylor, Tiffany K Gill, Carol Lang, R Douglas McEvoy, Nick A Antic
OBJECTIVE: To measure the prevalence and social impacts of sleep problems in Australia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional national adult online survey. SETTING: Community-based sample. PARTICIPANTS: Australian adults ≥18 years, n=1011. RESULTS: Self-reported inadequate sleep, of either duration or quality, and its daytime consequences affect 33%-45% of adults. Diagnosed sleep apnea is reported by 8%, significant insomnia by 20%, and restless legs by18% of adults...
February 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346133/creating-a-climate-that-catalyses-healthcare-innovation-in-the-united-kingdom-learning-lessons-from-international-innovators
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Kathrin Cresswell, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: The United Kingdom (UK) lags behind other high-income countries in relation to technological innovation in healthcare. In order to inform UK strategy on how to catalyse innovation, we sought to understand what national strategies can help to promote a climate for innovation in healthcare settings by extracting lessons for the UK from international innovators. METHODS: We undertook a series of qualitative semi-structured interviews with senior international innovators from a range of health related policy, care/service delivery, commercial and academic backgrounds...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346109/assessing-process-of-paediatric-care-in-a-resource-limited-setting-a-cross-sectional-audit-of-district-hospitals-in-rwanda
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Celestin Hategeka, Jeannie Shoveller, Lisine Tuyisenge, Larry D Lynd
BACKGROUND: Routine assessment of quality of care helps identify deficiencies which need to be improved. While gaps in the emergency care of children have been documented across sub-Saharan Africa, data from Rwanda are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To assess the care of sick infants and children admitted to Rwandan district hospitals and the extent to which it follows currently recommended clinical practice guidelines in Rwanda. METHODS: Data were gathered during a retrospective cross-sectional audit of eight district hospitals across Rwanda in 2012/2013...
March 27, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
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