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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149335/liberty-in-health-care-a-comparative-study-between-hong-kong-and-mainland-china
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Jingxian Wu, Ying Mao
This essay contends that individual liberty, understood as the permissibility of making choices about one's own health care in support of one's own good and the good of one's family utilizing private resources, is central to the moral foundations of a health care system. Such individual freedoms are important not only because they often support more efficient and effective health care services, but because they permit individuals to fulfill important moral duties. A comparative study of the health care systems in Hong Kong and mainland China is utilized to illustrate the conceptual and moral concerns at stake...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836974/insulin-prices-availability-and-affordability-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-pharmacies-in-hubei-province-china
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Chenxi Liu, Xinping Zhang, Chaojie Liu, Margaret Ewen, Zinan Zhang, Guoqin Liu
BACKGROUND: Poor access to affordable insulin results in serious and needless complications and premature deaths for those with diabetes who need this essential medicine. To help address this issue, we assessed insulin availability, prices, affordability and price components in Hubei Province as China has the heaviest burden of diabetes globally. METHODS: In 2016, insulin availability and price data was collected in the capital and five other cities. A total of 30 public sector outlets (hospitals and primary care institutions) and 30 private pharmacies were sampled, using an adaptation of the World Health Organization/Health Action International methodology, Data was collected for all human and analogue insulins in stock, then analyzed by type (prandial, basal or pre-mixed) and duration of action...
August 24, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792856/factors-that-influence-the-recruitment-and-retention-of-nurses-in-public-health-agencies
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Valerie A Yeager, Janna M Wisniewski
OBJECTIVE: Given challenges to recruiting nurses to public health and the growth in national policies focused on population health, it is crucial that public health agencies develop strategies to sustain this important group of employees. The objective of this study was to examine factors that influence nurses' decisions to work in public health agencies. METHODS: This cross-sectional study examined perspectives of nurses who worked in state and local public health departments and responded to the 2010 Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice's survey of public health workers...
September 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724472/appraisal-of-the-preparedness-of-midwives-and-nurses-in-bahrain-to-conduct-early-screening-for-zika-virus-infection-in-pregnant-women
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Asokan G V, Mariam Mohammed Baqer Nama, Feryal Juma Salman, Zainab Habib Ali AlGhareeb, Ali Moosa Almoosawi, Ridha Abdulla Al Hammam, Muyssar Sabri Awadhalla
OBJECTIVE: To appraise the awareness and knowledge levels of midwives and nurses concerning early screening for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection among pregnant women attending health care facilities in Bahrain. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, purposely chosen study of Bahraini and expatriate midwives, nurses, and supervisors employed in gynecology/obstetrics and labor wards of Salmanya hospital, a maternity hospital, 4 private hospitals, and health centers in Bahrain...
July 20, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716650/the-use-of-prostate-specific-antigen-screening-in-purchased-versus-direct-care-settings-data-from-the-tricare%C3%A2-military-database
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Alexander P Cole, Wei Jiang, Stuart R Lipsitz, Peter A Learn, Maxine Sun, Toni K Choueiri, Paul L Nguyen, Adam S Kibel, Mani Menon, Jesse D Sammon, Tracey Koehlmoos, Adil Haider, Quoc-Dien Trinh
PURPOSE: Fee for service reimbursement incentives may affect care. We compared the odds of prostate specific antigen screening among former and active duty United States military service members based on receipt of primary care from integrated military health facilities vs community providers reimbursed via fee for service. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied the records of all active duty and retired male service members 40 to 64 years old who were covered by the TRICARE® military health benefit in 2010...
December 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527637/the-state-of-shared-decision-making-in-malaysia
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Yew Kong Lee, Chirk Jenn Ng
Shared decision making (SDM) activities in Malaysia began around 2010. Although the concept is not widespread, there are opportunities to implement SDM in both the public and private healthcare sectors. Malaysia has a multicultural society and cultural components (such as language differences, medical paternalism, strong family involvement, religious beliefs and complementary medicine) influence medical decision making. In terms of policy, the Ministry of Health has increasingly mentioned patient-centered care as a component of healthcare delivery while the Malaysian Medical Council's guidelines on doctors' duties mentioned collaborative partnerships as a goal of doctor-patient relationships...
May 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521376/-images-of-ageing-in-health-care-magazines-of-the-public-health-system
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Ilse Hartmann-Tews, Theresa Hoppe
Objectives Collective images of ageing influence attitudes towards ageing and health- related activities. The aim of this study was to explore images of ageing and old age in magazines published by public health institutions, namely health insurance companies and pharmacies. Design A standardized content analysis was conducted covering age-related articles (n=146) and accompanying photographs (n=218) of public health institutions. The stock of material comprises age-related articles of all magazines published 2012-2013 of 2 public health insurance companies (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse: "Bleib gesund", Barmer Ersatzkasse: "Gesundheit konkret"), 2 private health insurance companies (Gothaer Versicherung: "Gothaer magazin", Deutsche Krankenversicherung: "DKV impulse") and 2 consumer magazines of pharmacies ("Apothekenumschau","Senioren Ratgeber")...
May 18, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505701/-compatibility-of-work-and-family-life-survey-of-physicians-in-the-munich-metropolitan-area
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Meike Lauchart, Philipp Ascher, Karin Kesel, Sabine Weber, Beatrice Grabein, Bertram Schneeweiss, Cordula Fischer-Truestedt, Michael Schoenberg, Gudrun Rogler, Claudia Borelli
Aim Investigation of the compatibility of work and family life for physicians in the Munich metropolitan area. Methods Survey of a representative sample of 1,800 physicians using a questionnaire. Results Men were less satisfied (7% very satisfied vs. 21%) with compatibility between work and family life than women. The group least satisfied overall was hospital-based physicians (p=0.000, chi-square=122.75). Women rather than men cut back their career due to children, perceived their professional advancement as impaired, desisted from establishing private practice or quit hospital employment altogether...
May 15, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270705/dental-specialty-career-preferences-and-their-influencing-factors-among-final-year-dental-students-in-saudi-arabia
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Hassan Suliman Halawany, Abdullah Salman Binassfour, Waleed Khalid AlHassan, Rami Ayed Alhejaily, Nassr Al Maflehi, Vimal Jacob, Nimmi Biju Abraham
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate evolving trends in dental post graduate specialty preferences and career aspirations among final year dental students in Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross sectional survey using a self-administered questionnaire was conducted among final year dental students from seventeen universities in Saudi Arabia. The questionnaire enquired about socio-demographic details and the ranking of three of their best preferences among the list of specialties/general dentistry and career options...
January 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115542/consent-by-proxy-for-nonurgent-pediatric-care
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Jonathan M Fanaroff
Minor-aged patients are often brought to the pediatrician for nonurgent acute medical care, physical examinations, or health supervision visits by someone other than their legally authorized representative, which, in most situations, is a parent. These surrogates or proxies can be members of the child's extended family, such as a grandparent, adult sibling, or aunt/uncle; a noncustodial parent or stepparent in cases of divorce and remarriage; an adult who lives in the home but is not biologically or legally related to the child; or even a child care provider (eg, au pair, nanny, private-duty nurse/nurse's aide, group home supervisor)...
February 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978419/-why-didn
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Michele Levinson, Amber Mills, Jonathan Barrett, Gaya Sritharan, Anthea Gellie
Objective The aim of the present study was to understand the reasons for the delivery of non-beneficial cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) attempts in a tertiary private hospital over 12 months. We determined doctors' expectations of survival after CPR for their patient, whether they had considered a not-for-resuscitation (NFR) order and the barriers to completion of NFR orders.Methods Anonymous questionnaires were sent to the doctors primarily responsible for a given patient's care in the hospital within 2 weeks of the unsuccessful CPR attempt...
December 16, 2016: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893066/symptoms-and-satisfaction-of-patients-in-the-patient-reported-outcomes-with-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-prowl-studies
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Malvina Eydelman, Gene Hilmantel, Michelle E Tarver, Elizabeth M Hofmeister, Jeanine May, Keri Hammel, Ron D Hays, Frederick Ferris
Importance: Patient-reported outcomes should be collected using validated questionnaires prior to and following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery. Objective: To report the frequency of patient-reported visual symptoms, dry eye symptoms, satisfaction with vision, and satisfaction with LASIK surgery in the Patient-Reported Outcomes With LASIK (PROWL) studies. Design, Setting, and Participants: The PROWL-1 and PROWL-2 studies were prospective, observational studies conducted from September 13, 2011, to June 27, 2014...
January 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867144/palliative-care-in-pakistan
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Robyna Irshad Khan
Pakistan is a developing country of South East Asia, with all the incumbent difficulties currently being faced by the region. Insufficient public healthcare facilities, poorly regulated private health sector, low budgetary allocation for health, improper priority setting while allocating limited resources, have resulted essentially in an absence of palliative care from the healthcare scene. Almost 90% of healthcare expenditure is out of the patient's pocket with more than 45% of population living below the poverty line...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730795/do-legal-issues-deserve-space-in-specialty-medical-journals
#14
Neeraj Nagpal
Physicians and Internists in India have tended to brush under the carpet legal issues affecting their profession. Of concern to all Physicians is the judgment in a recent case where the NCDRC has stated that if MD Medicine Physicians write Physician & Cardiologist on their letterhead it is Quackery. What is MD Medicine degree holder in India qualified and trained to treat ? These are issues which need debate and that can only be initiated once we recognize that there is a problem. Either an MD Medicine is a cardiologist or he is not...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676860/why-placement-in-an-institution-is-proposed-to-children-with-motor-disability-in-2016
#15
Julia Hamonet-Torny
OPINION/FEEDBACK: INTRODUCTION: Despite of the politique for social inclusion leaded since the last decade, many specialized institutions for disabled children remained in France. This institutional field is varied and heterogenous, so difficult to understand from the exterior, particularly from the healthcare sector. The aim of this study was to evaluate the needs of the children accompanied within the Motor Education Institute of Couzeix in order to identify more precise indications to the placement...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27421993/access-to-treatment-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-time-to-put-patients-first
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REVIEW
Brian R Edlin
Sound health policy puts patients first. Antiviral regimens approved in 2014 revolutionised treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Most patients can now be cured. These new regimens, however, were priced at US$83 320-150 000 for a 3-month course. Public and private payers in the USA responded by limiting coverage to patients with advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis, keeping the drugs from being used to prevent those stages. These restrictions defy medical guidelines, lack scientific justification, and undermine public health efforts to stem transmission...
September 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27335283/evaluating-medical-errors-made-by-nurses-during-their-diagnosis-treatment-and-care-practices
#17
İlknur Kahriman, Havva Öztürk
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether the nurses committed medical errors and to identify the types of and reasons for the medical errors. BACKGROUND: Medical errors have recently emerged as a significant issue both in Turkey and around the world because they result in the death and disability of a number of people each year. DESIGN: This study was a descriptive study. METHOD: The study was conducted with 1092 nurses working at a university hospital, 12 public hospitals and a private hospital in Trabzon...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27270070/barriers-to-transition-in-young-adults-with-neurogenic-bladder
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G M Grimsby, R Burgess, S Culver, B J Schlomer, M A Jacobs
INTRODUCTION: 'Transition' not only involves finding an adult healthcare provider, but also includes the process of developing the patient's ability to care for him/herself. Recent literature states that 40% of young adults with special healthcare needs are receiving the tools needed for transition. Pediatric urologists treating patients with complex anomalies, such as spina bifida, often anticipate poor outcomes for patients who are ill equipped for transition to adult care. The goal of this study was to identify potential barriers for young adults with neurogenic bladder when transitioning to independent care...
August 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27206538/physicians-asking-patients-about-guns-promoting-patient-safety-respecting-patient-rights
#19
Brendan Parent
Recent debate on whether physicians should discuss gun ownership with their patients has centered on determining whether gun injuries are an issue of health or safety, and on protecting patient privacy. Yet, physicians' duties span personal health, public health, and safety spheres, and they often must address private patient matters. To prioritize gun safety and reduce gun injuries, the primary policy-driving question should be: will physician counseling on gun ownership effectively reduce gun-related injuries without interfering with the physician's other treatment obligations or compromising the physician-patient relationship? Existing data on physician-initiated conversations with patients about guns support a positive prevention effect...
October 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27131509/resilience-post-traumatic-stress-and-posttraumatic-growth-veterans-and-active-duty-military-members-coping-trajectories-following-traumatic-event-exposure
#20
EDITORIAL
Caroline M Angel
As part of the "Joining Forces" Initiative ("JFI"), the White House and nursing leaders announced nurses' commitment to recognize symptoms, provide care, and refer veterans and active duty military members for post-traumatic stress disorder ("PTSD"). The JFI is positioned to save lives through nursing education and raising PTSD awareness. Nurses should also be educated to recognize resilience (stable trajectory of healthy functioning across time following a traumatic event) and assess for post-traumatic growth ("PTG") (positive meaning making) alongside PTSD...
December 2016: Nurse Education Today
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