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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770158/whodas-2-0-as-a-measure-of-severity-of-illness-results-of-a-flda-analysis
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Alba Sedano-Capdevila, María Luisa Barrigón, David Delgado-Gomez, Igor Barahona, Fuensanta Aroca, Inmaculada Peñuelas-Calvo, Carolina Miguelez-Fernandez, Alba Rodríguez-Jover, Susana Amodeo-Escribano, Marta González-Granado, Enrique Baca-García
WHODAS 2.0 is the standard measure of disability promoted by World Health Organization whereas Clinical Global Impression (CGI) is a widely used scale for determining severity of mental illness. Although a close relationship between these two scales would be expected, there are no relevant studies on the topic. In this study, we explore if WHODAS 2.0 can be used for identifying severity of illness measured by CGI using the Fisher Linear Discriminant Analysis (FLDA) and for identifying which individual items of WHODAS 2...
2018: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751278/pregnancy-related-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-dialysis-as-an-indicator-of-severe-adverse-maternal-morbidity-at-a-tertiary-center-in-southwest-nigeria
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Ibraheem O Awowole, Oluseyi S Omitinde, Fatiu A Arogundade, Sekinah B Bola-Oyebamiji, Olumide A Adeniyi
OBJECTIVE: Despite being a Critical Intervention in the WHO Near-miss concept, the indications and clinical outcomes of patients with Pregnancy-Related Acute Kidney Injury (PRAKI) requiring dialysis at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Nigeria remain unknown. This retrospective review was conducted to facilitate counselling, prognostication and introduction of preventative measures by providing contemporary data on the aetiology and clinical outcomes of women with PRAKI...
May 2, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747650/hospital-financing-of-ischaemic-stroke-determinants-of-funding-and-usefulness-of-drg-subcategories-based-on-severity-of-illness
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Sarah Dewilde, Lieven Annemans, Hilde Pincé, Vincent Thijs
BACKGROUND: Several Western and Arab countries, as well as over 30 States in the US are using the "All-Patient Refined Diagnosis-Related Groups" (APR-DRGs) with four severity-of-illness (SOI) subcategories as a model for hospital funding. The aim of this study is to verify whether this is an adequate model for funding stroke hospital admissions, and to explore which risk factors and complications may influence the amount of funding. METHODS: A bottom-up analysis of 2496 ischaemic stroke admissions in Belgium compares detailed in-hospital resource use (including length of stay, imaging, lab tests, visits and drugs) per SOI category and calculates total hospitalisation costs...
May 11, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746481/disease-specific-out-of-pocket-and-catastrophic-health-expenditure-on-hospitalization-in-india-do-indian-households-face-distress-health-financing
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Anshul Kastor, Sanjay K Mohanty
BACKGROUND: Rising non-communicable diseases (NCDs) coupled with increasing injuries have resulted in a significant increase in health spending in India. While out-of-pocket expenditure remains the major source of health care financing in India (two-thirds of the total health spending), the financial burden varies enormously across diseases and by the economic well-being of the households. Though prior studies have examined the variation in disease pattern, little is known about the financial risk to the families by type of diseases in India...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743054/australian-integrative-oncology-services-a-mixed-method-study-exploring-the-views-of-cancer-survivors
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Jennifer Hunter, Jane Ussher, Chloe Parton, Andrew Kellett, Caroline Smith, Geoff Delaney, Eleanor Oyston
BACKGROUND: The significant use of traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) by cancer survivors is well documented. The aim of this study was to explore cancer survivors' views on integrating T&CM services with conventional cancer care. METHOD: A mixed-method study design with an emphasis on qualitative methodology was used to conduct and analyse four focus group interviews and an on-line survey. Purposive sampling recruited 33 cancer survivors and caregivers from Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese and Anglo-European Australian backgrounds who participated in one of four focus group interviews, and 121 cancer survivors who responded to an on-line survey...
May 9, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720168/challenges-for-health-care-providers-parents-and-patients-who-face-a-child-hood-cancer-diagnosis-in-zambia
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Mulima Walubita, Bornwell Sikateyo, Joseph M Zulu
BACKGROUND: Zambia is experiencing high prevalence of childhood cancer. However, very few children access and complete treatment for cancer. This study aimed to document the challenges for health care providers, parents and patients who face a child hood cancer diagnosis in Zambia, and their coping strategies. METHODS: This was an exploratory health facility-based qualitative study that was conducted at a Paediatric oncology ward at referral hospital in Zambia. In-depth individual interviews conducted with fifteen (15) caregivers and seven (7) key informants were analysed using thematic analysis...
May 2, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708056/development-of-clinical-pharmacy-in-belgian-hospitals-through-pilot-projects-funded-by-the-government
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A Somers, A Spinewine, I Spriet, S Steurbaut, P Tulkens, J D Hecq, L Willems, H Robays, M Dhoore, H Yaras, I Vanden Bremt, M Haelterman
Objectives The goal is to develop clinical pharmacy in the Belgian hospitals to improve drug efficacy and to reduce drug-related problems. Methods From 2007 to 2014, financial support was provided by the Belgian federal government for the development of clinical pharmacy in Belgian hospitals. This project was guided by a national Advisory Working Group. Each funded hospital was obliged to describe yearly its clinical pharmacy activities. Results In 2007, 20 pharmacists were funded in 28 pilot hospitals; this number was doubled in 2009 to 40 pharmacists over 54 institutions, representing more than half of all acute Belgian hospitals...
April 30, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696326/access-to-orthopaedic-surgical-care-in-northern-tanzania-a-modelling-study
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Ajay Premkumar, Xiaohan Ying, W Mack Hardaker, Honest H Massawe, David J Mshahaba, Faiton Mandari, Anthony Pallangyo, Rogers Temu, Gileard Masenga, David A Spiegel, Neil P Sheth
BACKGROUND: The global burden of musculoskeletal disease and resulting disability is enormous and is expected to increase over the next few decades. In the world's poorest regions, the paucity of information defining and quantifying the current state of access to orthopaedic surgical care is a major problem in developing effective solutions. This study estimates the number of individuals in Northern Tanzania without adequate access to orthopaedic surgical services. METHODS: A chance tree was created to model the probability of access to orthopaedic surgical services in the Northern Tanzanian regions of Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Singida, and Manyara, with respect to four dimensions: timeliness, surgical capacity, safety, and affordability...
April 25, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691269/implementation-of-a-pharmacy-managed-program-for-the-transition-of-chemotherapy-to-the-outpatient-setting
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Ali McBride, Christopher J Campen, James Camamo, Marie Maloney, Daniel Persky, Sandra E Kurtin, Nikki L Barket, Ravitharan Krishnadasan, Emad Elquza, Faiz Anwer, Kurt Weibel
PURPOSE: Implementation of a pharmacy-managed program for the transition of chemotherapy to the outpatient setting is described. SUMMARY: The University of Arizona Cancer Center and Banner-University Medical Center Tucson are affiliated not-for-profit academic medical centers in Tucson, Arizona, whose facilities include a hospital and ambulatory care clinics that maintain 3 outpatient infusion centers. The cancer center pharmacy currently employs 25 pharmacists, with 4 clinical pharmacists serving both the inpatient and outpatient treatment sites...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682690/priorities-of-a-good-death-according-to-cancer-patients-their-family-caregivers-physicians-and-the-general-population-a-nationwide-survey
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Young Ho Yun, Kyoung-Nam Kim, Jin-Ah Sim, EunKyo Kang, Jihye Lee, Jiyeon Choo, Shin Hye Yoo, Miso Kim, Young Ae Kim, Beo Deul Kang, Hyun-Jeong Shim, Eun-Kee Song, Jung Hun Kang, Jung Hye Kwon, Jung Lim Lee, Soon Nam Lee, Chi Hoon Maeng, Eun Joo Kang, Young Rok Do, Yoon Seok Choi, Kyung Hae Jung
PURPOSE: Understanding the concept of a "good death" is crucial to end-of-life care, but our current understanding of what constitutes a good death is insufficient. Here, we investigated the components of a good death that are important to the general population, cancer patients, their families, and physicians. METHODS: We conducted a stratified nationwide cross-sectional survey of cancer patients and their families from 12 hospitals, physicians from 12 hospitals and the Korean Medical Association, and the general population, investigating their attitudes toward 10 good-death components...
April 22, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675960/translating-value-based-health-care-an-experiment-into-healthcare-governance-and-dialogical-accountability
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Morten Bonde, Claus Bossen, Peter Danholt
This article analyses an experiment into healthcare governance in Denmark inspired by principles of value-based health care and intended to re-orient the focus of healthcare governance from 'productivity' to 'value for the patient'. The region in charge of the experiment exempted nine hospital departments from activity-based financing and accountability based on diagnosis-related groups, which allegedly incentivised hospitals in 'perverse' and counterproductive ways. Instead, the departments were to develop new indicators from their local practices to support and account for quality and value for the patient...
April 19, 2018: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664956/you-pray-to-your-god-a-qualitative-analysis-of-challenges-in-the-provision-of-safe-timely-and-affordable-surgical-care-in-uganda
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Katherine Albutt, Rachel R Yorlets, Maria Punchak, Peter Kayima, Didacus B Namanya, Geoffrey A Anderson, Mark G Shrime
BACKGROUND: Five billion people lack access to safe, affordable, and timely surgical and anesthesia care. Significant challenges remain in the provision of surgical care in low-resource settings. Uganda is no exception. METHODS: From September to November 2016, we conducted a mixed-methods countrywide surgical capacity assessment at 17 randomly selected public hospitals in Uganda. Researchers conducted 35 semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders to understand factors related to the provision of surgical care...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657453/periprosthetic-hip-fractures-a-review-of-the-economic-burden-based-on-length-of-stay
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Rebecca F Lyons, Robert P Piggott, William Curtin, Colin G Murphy
Introduction: With the increasing rates of total hip replacements being performed worldwide, there is an increasing incidence of periprosthetic fractures. As our patients' demographics change to include older patients with multiple medical co-morbidities, there is a concurrent increase in morbidity and mortality rates. This leads to longer hospital stays and increasing hospital costs. In the current economic climate, the cost of treating periprosthetic fractures must be addressed and appropriate resource and funding allocation for future provision of services should be planned...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650177/validity-and-reliability-of-the-comfort-assessment-breast-cancer-instrument-in-breast-cancer-palliative-care
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Tuti Nuraini, Dewi Gayatri, Dewi Irawaty
Indonesia is a developing country and most breast cancer patients present with terminal conditions, including discomfort. Comfort is a crucial component of nursing in palliative care, especially in breast cancer patients. However, this condition is difficult to assess and therefore assign as a diagnosis. Some comfort assessment tools have been developed in other countries are found not appropriate for an Indonesian context. This study is a sequence of prior qualitative research regarding a comfort assessment tool to be developed in Indonesia...
February 2018: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622381/harnessing-the-private-health-sector-by-using-prices-as-a-policy-instrument-lessons-learned-from-south-africa
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Sarah L Barber, Ankit Kumar, Tomas Roubal, Francesca Colombo, Luca Lorenzoni
Governments frequently draw upon the private health care sector to promote sustainability, optimal use of resources, and increased choice. In doing so, policy-makers face the challenge of harnessing resources while grappling with the market failures and equity concerns associated with private financing of health care. The growth of the private health sector in South Africa has fundamentally changed the structure of health care delivery. A mutually reinforcing ecosystem of private health insurers, private hospitals and specialists has grown to account for almost half of the country's spending on health care, despite only serving 16% of the population with the capacity to pay...
March 29, 2018: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622004/redefining-diagnosis-related-groups-drgs-for-palliative-care-a-cross-sectional-study-in-two-german-centres
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Matthias Vogl, Eva Schildmann, Reiner Leidl, Farina Hodiamont, Helen Kalies, Bernd Oliver Maier, Marcus Schlemmer, Susanne Roller, Claudia Bausewein
BACKGROUND: Hospital costs and cost drivers in palliative care are poorly analysed. It remains unknown whether current German Diagnosis-Related Groups, mainly relying on main diagnosis or procedure, reproduce costs adequately. The aim of this study was therefore to analyse costs and reimbursement for inpatient palliative care and to identify relevant cost drivers. METHODS: Two-center, standardised micro-costing approach with patient-level cost calculations and analysis of the reimbursement situation for patients receiving palliative care at two German hospitals (7/2012-12/2013)...
April 5, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618962/development-of-hospital-based-data-sets-as-a-vehicle-for-implementation-of-a-national-electronic-health-record
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Leila Keikha, Seyede Sedigheh Seied Farajollah, Reza Safdari, Marjan Ghazisaeedi, Niloofar Mohammadzadeh
Background: In developing countries such as Iran, international standards offer good sources to survey and use for appropriate planning in the domain of electronic health records (EHRs). Therefore, in this study, HL7 and ASTM standards were considered as the main sources from which to extract EHR data. Objective: The objective of this study was to propose a hospital data set for a national EHR consisting of data classes and data elements by adjusting data sets extracted from the standards and paper-based records...
2018: Perspectives in Health Information Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617838/improving-immediate-newborn-care-practices-in-philippine-hospitals-impact-of-a-national-quality-of-care-initiative-2008-2015
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Maria Asuncion A Silvestre, Priya Mannava, Marie Ann Corsino, Donna S Capili, Anthony P Calibo, Cynthia Fernandez Tan, John C S Murray, Jacqueline Kitong, Howard L Sobel
Objective: To determine whether intrapartum and newborn care practices improved in 11 large hospitals between 2008 and 2015. Design: Secondary data analysis of observational assessments conducted in 11 hospitals in 2008 and 2015. Setting: Eleven large government hospitals from five regions in the Philippines. Participants: One hundred and seven randomly sampled postpartum mother-baby pairs in 2008 and 106 randomly sampled postpartum mothers prior to discharge from hospitals after delivery...
March 31, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608371/assessing-the-value-of-40-years-of-local-public-expenditures-on-health
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Jonathon P Leider, Natalia Alfonso, Beth Resnick, Eoghan Brady, J Mac McCullough, David Bishai
The US public and private sectors now spend more than $3 trillion on health each year. While critical studies have examined the relationship between public spending on health and health outcomes, relatively little is known about the impact of broader public-sector spending on health. Using county-level public finance data for the period 1972-2012, we estimated the impact of local public hospital spending and nonhospital health spending on all-cause mortality in the county. Overall, a 10 percent increase in nonhospital health spending was associated with a 0...
April 2018: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29598769/revisiting-the-housing-health-relationship-for-hiv-positive-persons-qualitative-evidence-from-the-lower-manya-krobo-district-ghana
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Mabel Teye-Kau, Eric Y Tenkorang, Paul B Adjei
The relationship between housing and HIV infection is complex. On one hand, poor housing arrangements may affect the health of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs). On the other hand, PLWHAs may be more likely to live in substandard homes because of their health. We used qualitative in-depth individual interviews of 38 PLWHAs attending voluntary counseling services at two government hospitals in the Lower Manya Krobo District (LMKD) in the Eastern region of Ghana to examine their housing and health outcomes...
March 1, 2018: Qualitative Health Research
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