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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302637/protocol-for-determining-primary-healthcare-practice-characteristics-models-of-practice-and-patient-accessibility-using-an-exploratory-census-survey-with-linkage-to-administrative-data-in-nova-scotia-canada
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Emily Gard Marshall, Richard J Gibson, Beverley Lawson, Frederick Burge
INTRODUCTION: There is little evidence on how primary care providers (PCPs) model their practices in Nova Scotia (NS), Canada, what services they offer or what accessibility is like for the average patient. This study will create a database of all family physicians and primary healthcare nurse practitioners in NS, including information about accessibility and the model of care in which they practice, and will link the survey data to administrative health databases. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: 3 census surveys of all family physicians, primary care nurse practitioners (ie, PCPs) and their practices in NS will be conducted...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301621/treatment-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-the-united-states-analysis-of-data-from-the-national-ambulatory-medical-care-survey
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Sean P McGregor, Michael E Farhangian, Karen E Huang, Steven R Feldman
<p>Introduction: Atopic dermatitis (AD) affects both adult and pediatric patients, and multiple practitioners encounter and manage AD. However, differences with regard to the treatment of AD between specialties are not well characterized. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to determine if there is a difference between dermatologists and non-dermatology specialties with regard to treatment strategies for AD and to describe those differences. METHODS: Data from the 1993-2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Care (NHAMCS) Surveys were used to characterize outpatient visits made for AD...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296227/health-literacy-in-the-urgent-care-setting-what-factors-impact-consumer-comprehension-of-health-information
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Traci L Alberti, Nancy J Morris
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of Americans are using urgent care (UC) clinics due to: improved health insurance coverage, the need to decrease cost, primary care offices with limited appointment availability, and a desire for convenient care. Patients are treated by providers they may not know for episodic illness or injuries while in pain or not feeling well. Treatment instructions and follow-up directions are provided quickly. PURPOSE: To examine health literacy in the adult UC population and identify patient characteristics associated with health literacy risk...
March 10, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292741/writing-for-health-rationale-and-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-internet-based-benefit-finding-writing-for-adults-with-type-1-or-type-2-diabetes
#4
Joanna Crawford, Kay Wilhelm, Lisa Robins, Judy Proudfoot
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is Australia's fastest growing chronic disease, and has high comorbidity with depression. Both subthreshold depression and diabetes distress are common amongst people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and are associated with poorer diabetes self-care. A need exists for low-intensity self-help interventions for large numbers of people with diabetes and diabetes distress or subthreshold depression, as part of a stepped-care approach to meeting the psychological needs of people with diabetes...
March 14, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292257/medical-appropriateness-of-adult-calls-to-danish-out-of-hours-primary-care-a-questionnaire-based-survey
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Karen Busk Nørøxe, Linda Huibers, Grete Moth, Peter Vedsted
BACKGROUND: Optimal utilisation of the out-of-hours primary care (OOH-PC) services remains a concern in public health policy. We need more knowledge on potentially avoidable contacts. This study examines the frequency of medically assessed inappropriate OOH-PC calls from adults, explores factors associated with such assessment, and examines the relation to patient-assessed severity of health problem and fulfilment of expectations. METHODS: We performed secondary analyses of data from a large cross-sectional survey on contacts to Danish OOH-PC...
March 14, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291483/risk-factors-for-incident-postdeployment-mental-health-conditions-among-u-s-air-force-medical-service-personnel
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Genny M Maupin, Anthony P Tvaryanas, Edward D White, Heather J Lysfjord
The prevalence of postdeployment mental health (PDMH) conditions in military health care personnel appears to be on par with that of other military personnel. However, there is no comprehensive analysis of incident PDMH conditions within the overall population of U.S. Air Force Medical Service personnel. This study explored the epidemiology of incident PDMH conditions among Air Force Medical Service personnel returning from deployment. A cohort survival analysis was conducted of 24,409 subjects without preexisting mental health conditions and at least one deployment during 2003-2013...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289110/thirty-minute-office-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-primary-care
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Michiel J Bos, Sylvia Buis
PURPOSE: Automated office blood pressure monitoring during 30 minutes (OBP30) may reduce overtreatment of patients with white-coat hypertension in primary health care. OBP30 results approximate those of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, but OBP30 is much more convenient. In this study, we compared OBP30 with routine office blood pressure (OBP) readings for different indications in primary care and evaluated how OBP30 influenced the medication prescribing of family physicians. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent OBP30 for medical reasons over a 6-month period in a single primary health care center in the Netherlands were enrolled...
March 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289108/access-to-primary-care-appointments-following-2014-insurance-expansions
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Karin V Rhodes, Simon Basseyn, Ari B Friedman, Genevieve M Kenney, Douglas Wissoker, Daniel Polsky
PURPOSE: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded coverage to roughly 12 million individuals by mid-2014 and 20 million by 2016, raising concern about the capacity of the primary care system to absorb these individuals. We set out to determine how justified the concern was. METHODS: We used an audit design in which simulated patients called primary care practices seeking new-patient appointments in 10 diverse states (Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas) from November 2012 through March 2013 and from May 2014 through July 2014, before and after the major ACA insurance expansions...
March 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282337/practice-level-costs-of-office-based-hypertension-performance-improvement-the-heart-healthy-lenoir-study
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Primary care practice leaders who consider engaging in quality improvement (QI) need to understand the practice level costs incurred when asking staff to take on new tasks. The Heart Healthy Lenoir study is a prospective cohort trial in which QI methods were used to enhance hypertension (HTN) care and reduce racial disparities in blood pressure control in small rural primary care practices in North Carolina. As part of this effort, we performed an activity-based costing analysis to describe the costs incurred to develop, implement, and maintain key tasks...
March 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279679/preventive-healthcare-for-young-children-a-systematic-review-of-interventions-in-primary-care
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REVIEW
Karyn E Alexander, Bianca Brijnath, Ruby Biezen, Kerry Hampton, Danielle Mazza
High rates of preventable health problems amongst children in economically developed countries have prompted governments to seek pathways for early intervention. We systematically reviewed the literature to discover what primary care-targeted interventions increased preventive healthcare (e.g. review child development, growth, vision screening, social-emotional health) for preschool children, excluding vaccinations. MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Cochrane databases were searched for published intervention studies, between years 2000 and 2014, which reflected preventive health activities for preschool children, delivered by health practitioners...
March 6, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277318/factors-associated-with-missed-appointments-at-an-academic-pain-treatment-center-a-prospective-year-long-longitudinal-study
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Charles A Odonkor, Sandy Christiansen, Yian Chen, Asmitha Sathiyakumar, Hira Chaudhry, Denise Cinquegrana, Jessica Lange, Cathy He, Steven P Cohen
BACKGROUND: Interventional pain treatment centers represent an integral part of interdisciplinary care. Barriers to effective treatment include access to care and financial issues related to pain clinic operations. To address these challenges, specialty clinics have taken steps to identify and remedy missed clinic appointments. However, no prospective study has sought to identify factors associated with pain clinic "no-shows." METHODS: We performed a prospective, longitudinal year-long study in an inner-city, academic pain clinic in which patients scheduled for office visits and procedures were categorized as to whether they showed up or did not show up for their scheduled appointment without cancelling the day before...
March 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274237/comparison-of-two-european-paediatric-emergency-departments-does-primary-care-organisation-influence-emergency-attendance
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F Poropat, P Heinz, E Barbi, A Ventura
BACKROUND: To compare paediatric Emergency Department (ED) attendances and admission outcomes in two European hospitals with different paediatric primary care set-up. METHODS: This is a retrospective prevalence study comparing all paediatric ED attendances during calendar years 2013 in two EDs with similar catchment area: one in Italy (Trieste) where paediatric primary care is provided by office paediatricians, the other, in the UK (Cambridge), where paediatric primary care is provided by general practitioners...
March 8, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274125/training-generalist-doctors-for-rural-practice-in-new-zealand
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Garry Nixon, Katharina Blattner, Martyn Williamson, Patrick McHugh, James Reid
Targeted postgraduate training increases the likelihood young doctors will take up careers in rural generalist medicine. This article describes the postgraduate pathways that have evolved for these doctors in New Zealand. The Cairns consensus statement 2014 defined rural medical generalism as a scope of practice that encompasses primary care, hospital or secondary care, emergency care, advanced skill sets and a population-based approach to the health needs of rural communities. Even as work goes on to define this role different jurisdictions have developed their own training pathways for these important members of the rural healthcare workforce...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267470/rationale-and-design-of-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-effects-of-a-community-health-worker-based-program-for-cardiovascular-risk-factor-control-in-india
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Aditya Khetan, Raghunandan Purushothaman, Melissa Zullo, Rishab Gupta, Vittal Hejjaji, Sushil Agarwal, Sri Krishna Madan Mohan, Richard Josephson
BACKGROUND: The increasing burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in low- and middle-income countries is largely driven by the increasing prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and tobacco use. We hypothesize that the utilization of community health workers (CHWs) to screen for and manage these 3 determinants of CVD in an integrated manner would be an effective approach to favorably affecting public health. METHODS: We have designed and set up the infrastructure to implement a 2-year community-based cluster randomized controlled trial in an underserved region of West Bengal, India...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265317/inguinoscrotal-pathology
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REVIEW
Luis Guerra, Michael Leonard
Infants, children, and adolescents with inguinoscrotal pathology comprise a significant proportion of emergency department and outpatient visits. Visits to the emergency department primarily comprise individuals presenting with scrotal pain due to testicular torsion or torsion of the testicular appendages. At such time, immediate urological consultation is sought. Outpatient visits comprise those individuals with undescended testes, hydroceles, and varicoceles. Rare, but important problems, such as pediatric testicular tumours, may also present in the office setting...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256999/characteristics-of-primary-care-physicians-in-patient-centered-medical-home-practices-united-states-2013
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Esther Hing, Ellen Kurtzman, Denys T Lau, Caroline Taplin, Andrew B Bindman
Objective-This report describes the characteristics of primary care physicians in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices and compares these characteristics with those of primary care physicians in non-PCMH practices. Methods-The data presented in this report were collected during the induction interview for the 2013 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, a national probability sample survey of nonfederal physicians who see patients in office settings in the United States. Analyses exclude anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, and physicians in community health centers...
February 2017: National Health Statistics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253839/effectiveness-of-integrated-care-on-delaying-progression-of-stage-3-4-chronic-kidney-disease-in-rural-communities-of-thailand-escort-study-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Teerayuth Jiamjariyapon, Atiporn Ingsathit, Krit Pongpirul, Kotcharat Vipattawat, Suphattra Kanchanakorn, Akhathai Saetie, Duangjit Kanistanon, Patimaporn Wongprompitak, Vinai Leesmidt, Watcharapong Watcharasaksilp, Wei Wang, Anil K Chandraker, Kriang Tungsanga
BACKGROUND: In developing countries, renal specialists are scarce and physician-to-patient contact time is limited. While conventional hospital-based, physician-oriented approach has been the main focus of chronic kidney disease (CKD) care, a comprehensive multidisciplinary health care program (Integrated CKD Care) has been introduced as an alternate intervention to delay CKD progression in a community population. The main objective is to assess effectiveness of Integrated CKD Care in delaying CKD progression...
March 2, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252979/relations-among-race-ethnicity-gender-and-mental-health-status-in-primary-care-use
#18
Shreyasi Deb, Nancy A Miller
OBJECTIVE: Many working-age individuals with a serious mental health disability go without primary care. Gender and racial/ethnic disparities have been found in primary care utilization. This article examines whether the interaction of gender and race/ethnicity with serious mental health disability is associated with primary care use among working-age individuals. METHOD: We pooled data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Household Component (MEPS-HC) panels for the years 2001 to 2007 creating a sample of 34,199 individuals, 1,605 of whom had serious mental health disability...
March 2, 2017: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249612/do-selective-radiation-dose-escalation-and-tumour-hypoxia-status-impact-the-loco-regional-tumour-control-after-radio-chemotherapy-of-head-neck-tumours-the-escalox-protocol
#19
Steffi U Pigorsch, Jan J Wilkens, Severin Kampfer, Victoria Kehl, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Christian Schläger, Henning Bier, Markus Schwaiger, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: Standard of care primary treatment of carcinoma of locally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancer (LAHNSCC) consists of platinum-based concomitant chemo-irradiation. Despite progress in the treatment of LAHNSCC using modern radiotherapy techniques the outcome remains still poor. Using IMRT with SIB the escalation of total dose to the GTV is possible with the aim to improve clinical outcome. This study tests the hypothesis if radiation dose escalation to the GTV improves 2-year-LRC and -OS after concomitant chemo-irradiation...
March 1, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245872/public-sector-low-threshold-office-based-buprenorphine-treatment-outcomes-at-year-7
#20
Elenore Patterson Bhatraju, Ellie Grossman, Babak Tofighi, Jennifer McNeely, Danae DiRocco, Mara Flannery, Ann Garment, Keith Goldfeld, Marc N Gourevitch, Joshua D Lee
BACKGROUND: Buprenorphine maintenance for opioid dependence remains of limited availability among underserved populations, despite increases in US opioid misuse and overdose deaths. Low threshold primary care treatment models including the use of unobserved, "home," buprenorphine induction may simplify initiation of care and improve access. Unobserved induction and long-term treatment outcomes have not been reported recently among large, naturalistic cohorts treated in low threshold safety net primary care settings...
February 28, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
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