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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202769/project-impact-pilot-report-feasibility-of-implementing-a-hospital-to-home-transition-bundle
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Leah A Mallory, Snezana Nena Osorio, B Stephen Prato, Jennifer DiPace, Lisa Schmutter, Paula Soung, Amanda Rogers, William J Woodall, Kayla Burley, Sandra Gage, David Cooperberg
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To improve hospital to home transitions, a 4-element pediatric patient-centered transition bundle was developed, including: a transition readiness checklist; predischarge teach-back education; timely and complete written handoff to the primary care provider; and a postdischarge phone call. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of bundle implementation and report initial outcomes at 4 pilot sites. Outcome measures included postdischarge caregiver ability to teach-back key home management information and 30-day reuse rates...
February 15, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196931/minimally-important-differences-in-patient-or-proxy-reported-outcome-studies-relevant-to-children-a-systematic-review
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Shanil Ebrahim, Kelsey Vercammen, Arunima Sivanand, Gordon H Guyatt, Alonso Carrasco-Labra, Ricardo M Fernandes, Mark W Crawford, Gihad Nesrallah, Bradley C Johnston
CONTEXT: No study has characterized and appraised all anchor-based minimally important differences (MIDs) associated with patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments in pediatric studies. OBJECTIVE: To complete a comprehensive systematic survey and appraisal of published anchor-based MIDs associated with PRO instruments used in children. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase, and PsycINFO (1989 to February 11, 2015). STUDY SELECTION: Studies reporting empirical ascertainment of anchor-based MIDs among PROs used in pediatric care...
February 14, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169982/effect-of-an-asthma-guideline-in-2-pediatric-emergency-departments-and-an-urgent-care-center
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Jennifer J Dilts, Sharon G Humiston, Brian R Lee, Nancy H Allen, Jeffrey G Michael
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate ordering of albuterol via metered-dose inhaler with spacer (MDI-spacer), length of stay (LOS), and 72-hour return rates before and after publication of an internally developed pediatric asthma clinical practice guideline (CPG). METHODS: The internally developed CPG reflected national recommendations. It was explained at faculty meetings by a respected clinician and published on the intranet on February 6, 2012...
February 4, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161526/low-fertility-preservation-utilization-among-transgender-youth
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Leena Nahata, Amy C Tishelman, Nicole M Caltabellotta, Gwendolyn P Quinn
PURPOSE: Research demonstrates a negative psychosocial impact of infertility among otherwise healthy adults, and distress among adolescents facing the prospect of future infertility due to various medical conditions and treatments that impair reproductive health. Guidelines state that providers should counsel transgender youth about potential infertility and fertility preservation (FP) options prior to initiation of hormone therapy. The purpose of this study was to examine the rates of fertility counseling and utilization of FP among a cohort of adolescents with gender dysphoria seen at a large gender clinic...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161199/use-of-a-digital-modified-checklist-for-autism-in-toddlers-revised-with-follow-up-to-improve-quality-of-screening-for-autism
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Kathleen Campbell, Kimberly L H Carpenter, Steven Espinosa, Jordan Hashemi, Qiang Qiu, Mariano Tepper, Robert Calderbank, Guillermo Sapiro, Helen L Egger, Jeffrey P Baker, Geraldine Dawson
OBJECTIVES: To assess changes in quality of care for children at risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) due to process improvement and implementation of a digital screening form. STUDY DESIGN: The process of screening for ASD was studied in an academic primary care pediatrics clinic before and after implementation of a digital version of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers - Revised with Follow-up with automated risk assessment. Quality metrics included accuracy of documentation of screening results and appropriate action for positive screens (secondary screening or referral)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135880/electronic-heath-record-prompts-may-increase-screening-for-secondhand-smoke-exposure
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Katharine E H Thomas, Steve Kisely, Fernando Urrego
INTRODUCTION: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians promote smoking cessation among caregivers at every visit. Currently, there are inconsistencies between recommendations and clinical practice. This study aims to compare results generated from 3 intervention methods on the rate at which pediatricians screen for secondhand smoke exposure (SHSe). METHODS: Pediatricians were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 intervention groups: no lecture, changes in electronic health record (EHR) (G1); lecture, no changes in the EHR (G2); or a lecture and EHR changes (G3)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121467/modifying-provider-practice-to-improve-assessment-of-unhealthy-weight-and-lifestyle-in-young-children-translating-evidence-in-a-quality-improvement-initiative-for-at-risk-children
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Nadine L Camp, Rebecca C Robert, Jessica E Nash, Cara B Lichtenstein, Candice S Dawes, Katherine Patterson Kelly
BACKGROUND: We designed a quality improvement (QI) project to address the high prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity (OW/OB) in our patient population and the inconsistencies among primary care providers in recognizing and addressing OW/OB. METHODS: We used mixed methods data collection approach to evaluate a QI project, the Childhood Healthy Behaviors Intervention (CHBI), to improve provider obesity prevention practice in two low-income, predominantly African American pediatric primary care clinics...
January 25, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118128/an-adult-health-care-based-pediatric-to-adult-transition-program-for-emerging-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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Shivani Agarwal, Jennifer K Raymond, Mark H Schutta, Serena Cardillo, Victoria A Miller, Judith A Long
Purpose The purpose of the study was to evaluate an adult health care program model for emerging adults with type 1 diabetes transitioning from pediatric to adult care. Methods Evaluation of the Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Transition Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania included a cohort of 72 emerging adults with type 1 diabetes, ages 18 to 25 years. Data were extracted from transfer summaries and the electronic medical record, including sociodemographic, clinical, and follow-up characteristics. Pre- and postprogram assessment at 6 months included mean daily blood glucose monitoring frequency (BGMF) and glycemic control (A1C)...
February 2017: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115033/development-of-an-evacuation-tool-to-facilitate-disaster-preparedness-use-in-a-planned-evacuation-to-support-a-hospital-move
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Ranna A Rozenfeld, Sally L Reynolds, Sherri Ewing, Mary Margaret Crulcich, Michelle Stephenson
OBJECTIVES: Our institution relocated to a new facility 3.5 miles from our original location in Chicago on June 9, 2012. We describe the tools we developed to prepare, execute, and manage our evacuation and relocation. METHODS: Tools developed for the planned evacuation included the following: level of acuity and team composition classification, patient departure checklist, evacuation handoff tool, and a patient tracking system within the electronic health record...
January 24, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112025/validation-of-the-use-of-electronic-health-records-for-classification-of-adhd-status
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Siobhan M Gruschow, Benjamin E Yerys, Thomas J Power, Dennis R Durbin, Allison E Curry
OBJECTIVE: To validate an electronic health record (EHR)-based algorithm to classify ADHD status of pediatric patients. METHOD: As part of an applied study, we identified all primary care patients of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP] health care network who were born 1987-1995 and residents of New Jersey. Patients were classified with ADHD if their EHR indicated an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) diagnosis code of "314...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087684/the-effect-of-price-information-on-the-ordering-of-images-and-procedures
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Alyna T Chien, Smitha Ganeshan, Mark A Schuster, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, Laura A Hatfield, Kate E Koplan, Carter R Petty, Anna D Sinaiko, Thomas D Sequist, Meredith B Rosenthal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ordering rates for imaging studies and procedures may change if clinicians are shown the prices of those tests while they are ordering. We studied the effect of 2 forms of paid price information, single median price and paired internal/external median prices, on how often pediatric-focused and adult-oriented clinicians (most frequently general pediatricians and adult specialists caring for pediatric-aged patients, respectively) order imaging studies and procedures for 0- to 21-year-olds...
January 13, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078809/three-year-analysis-of-repeated-laboratory-tests-for-the-markers-total-cholesterol-ferritin-vitamin-d-vitamin-b12-and-folate-in-a-large-research-and-teaching-hospital-in-italy
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Monica Lanzoni, Marco Fornili, Irene Felicetta, Rita Maiavacca, Elia Biganzoli, Silvana Castaldi
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The increasing number of diagnostic tests requests all over the world is a problem that can partially be explained by inappropriate testing. Impact on the total costs of health systems becomes relevant when tests are performed in a large amount. In this paper, retesting of total cholesterol, ferritin, vitamin B12 , vitamin D, and folate is assessed. METHODS: The Quality Unit of Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano (Fondazione) decided to perform a first assessment of the appropriate use of the laboratory tests cholesterol, ferritin, vitamin B12 , vitamin D, and folate focusing on the retesting interval for the same patient in the time period January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014, in every care setting...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025240/safety-of-quadrivalent-meningococcal-conjugate-vaccine-in-11-to-21-year-olds
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Hung-Fu Tseng, Lina S Sy, Bradley K Ackerson, Rulin C Hechter, Sara Y Tartof, Mendel Haag, Jeffrey M Slezak, Yi Luo, Christine A Fischetti, Harp S Takhar, Yan Miao, Marianne Cunnington, Zendi Solano, Steven J Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Meningococcal conjugate vaccination is recommended in the United States. This study evaluates the safety of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine in a cohort aged 11 to 21 years. METHODS: This cohort study with self-controlled case-series analysis was conducted at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Individuals receiving MenACWY-CRM, a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine, during September 30, 2011 to June 30, 2013, were included. Twenty-six prespecified events of interest (EOIs), including neurologic, rheumatologic, hematologic, endocrine, renal, pediatric, and pediatric infectious disease EOIs, were identified through electronic health records 1 year after vaccination...
January 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966006/medical-record-keeping-in-the-summer-camp-setting
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Laura Kaufman, Jaycelyn Holland, Stuart Weinberg, S Trent Rosenbloom
BACKGROUND: Approximately one fifth of school-aged children spend a significant portion of their year at residential summer camp, and a growing number have chronic medical conditions. Camp health records are essential for safe, efficient care and for transitions between camp and home providers, yet little research exists regarding these systems. OBJECTIVE: To survey residential summer camps for children to determine how camps create, store, and use camper health records...
December 14, 2016: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965068/pda-based-self-work-sampling-study-of-pediatric-interns-quantifies-workday-and-educational-value
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Joyce K Campbell, Michael V Ortiz, Mary C Ottolini, Sarah Birch, Dewesh Agrawal
OBJECTIVE: Optimizing clinical proficiency and education of residents has become more important with restricted residency duty hours. Our objective was to investigate how interns spend their time on inpatient rotations and the perceived educational value of workday activities. METHODS: A descriptive, self-work sampling study using a personal digital assistant (PDA) to randomly query interns on inpatient rotations in real time as to their activity and the perceived educational value of that activity on a 4-point Likert scale...
December 10, 2016: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940770/a-quality-improvement-initiative-improving-the-frequency-of-inpatient-electronic-prescribing
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Jennifer Fuchs, Huay-Ying Lo, Andrew Peterman, Elizabeth Camp, Lindsay Chase
OBJECTIVE: To improve the frequency of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) of discharge prescriptions at a children's hospital via a bundle of quality improvement interventions. METHODS: Surveys and focus groups were conducted with patient families and pediatric residents to identify barriers and propose solutions to e-prescribing. These data were used to generate a series of interventions, including the following: (1) provider education; (2) changes in patient registration workflow; and (3) electronic health record changes to improve the frequency of e-prescribing on the pediatric hospital medicine (PHM) service...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940711/diagnosis-and-medication-treatment-of-pediatric-hypertension-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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David C Kaelber, Weiwei Liu, Michelle Ross, A Russell Localio, Janeen B Leon, Wilson D Pace, Richard C Wasserman, Alexander G Fiks
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pediatric hypertension predisposes children to adult hypertension and early markers of cardiovascular disease. No large-scale studies have examined diagnosis and initial medication management of pediatric hypertension and prehypertension. The objective of this study was to evaluate diagnosis and initial medication management of pediatric hypertension and prehypertension in primary care. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study aggregating electronic health record data on >1...
December 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940706/preschool-adhd-diagnosis-and-stimulant-use-before-and-after-the-2011-aap-practice-guideline
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Alexander G Fiks, Michelle E Ross, Stephanie L Mayne, Lihai Song, Weiwei Liu, Jennifer Steffes, Banita McCarn, Robert W Grundmeier, A Russell Localio, Richard Wasserman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the change in the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and prescribing of stimulants to children 4 to 5 years old after release of the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics guideline. METHODS: Electronic health record data were extracted from 63 primary care practices. We included preventive visits from children 48 to 72 months old receiving care from January 2008 to July 2014. We compared rates of ADHD diagnosis and stimulant prescribing before and after guideline release using logistic regression with a spline and clustering by practice...
December 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940506/improving-pediatric-asthma-outcomes-in-a-community-emergency-department
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Theresa A Walls, Naomi T Hughes, Paul C Mullan, James M Chamberlain, Kathleen Brown
BACKGROUND: Asthma triggers >775‚ÄČ000 emergency department (ED) visits for children each year. Approximately 80% of these visits occur in community EDs. We performed this study to measure effects of partnership with a community ED on pediatric asthma care. METHODS: For this quality improvement initiative, we implemented an evidence-based pediatric asthma guideline in a community ED. We included patients whose clinical impression in the medical decision section of the electronic health record contained the words asthma, bronchospasm, or wheezing...
January 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933151/improving-asthma-care-in-a-pediatric-resident-clinic
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Julia Lee, Albina Gogo, Daniel Tancredi, Erik Fernandez Y Garcia, Ulfat Shaikh
There is variation in pediatric asthma management in the outpatient setting. Adherence to national asthma guidelines provides a systematic standardized approach to asthma management. There is a gap between usual and guideline-consistent asthma care in resident clinics. Practice improvement modules aimed at improving resident physician adherence to asthma care guidelines have not been consistently utilized and have not yet been studied. Our aim was to increase guideline consistent care in our pediatric resident clinic in a twelve-month period via increasing performance on the following measures to 75%: spirometry testing; influenza immunization recommendation; level of control assessed through the use of a standardized questionnaire; appropriate medications per national guideline; and use of written asthma action plans...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
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