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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153847/effect-of-incentive-payments-on-chronic-disease-management-and-health-services-use-in-british-columbia-canada-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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M Ruth Lavergne, Michael R Law, Sandra Peterson, Scott Garrison, Jeremiah Hurley, Lucy Cheng, Kimberlyn McGrail
We studied the effects of incentive payments to primary care physicians for the care of patients with diabetes, hypertension, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in British Columbia, Canada. We used linked administrative health data to examine monthly primary care visits, continuity of care, laboratory testing, pharmaceutical dispensing, hospitalizations, and total h ealth care spending. We examined periods two years before and two years after each incentive was introduced, and used segmented regression to assess whether there were changes in level or trend of outcome measures across all eligible patients following incentive introduction, relative to pre-intervention periods...
November 10, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149310/counting-indirect-crisis-related-deaths-in-the-context-of-a-low-resilience-health-system-the-case-of-maternal-and-neonatal-health-during-the-ebola-epidemic-in-sierra-leone
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Laura Sochas, Andrew Amos Channon, Sara Nam
Although the number of direct Ebola-related deaths from the 2013 to 2016 West African Ebola outbreak has been quantified, the number of indirect deaths, resulting from decreased utilization of routine health services, remains unknown. Such information is a key ingredient of health system resilience, essential for adequate allocation of resources to both 'crisis response activities' and 'core functions'. Taking stock of indirect deaths may also help the concept of health system resilience achieve political traction over the traditional approach of disease-specific surveillance...
November 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146621/effect-of-fda-investigation-on-opioid-prescribing-to-children-after-tonsillectomy-adenoidectomy
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Kao-Ping Chua, Mark G Shrime, Rena M Conti
BACKGROUND: In August 2012, the Food and Drug Administration investigated the safety of codeine use by children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, culminating in a black box warning in February 2013. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between the investigation and opioid prescribing to children undergoing these surgeries. METHODS: We identified 362 992 privately insured children in the 2010-2015 Truven MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database who underwent tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy...
November 16, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144194/an-integrative-behavioral-health-care-model-using-automated-sbirt-and-care-coordination-in-community-health-care
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Ronald Dwinnells, Lauren Misik
Efficient and effective integration of behavioral health programs in a community health care practice emphasizes patient-centered medical home principles to improve quality of care. A prospective, 3-period, interrupted time series study was used to explore which of 3 different integrative behavioral health care screening and management processes were the most efficient and effective in prompting behavioral health screening, identification, interventions, and referrals in a community health practice. A total of 99...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142964/impact-of-the-end-stage-renal-disease-prospective-payment-system-on-the-use-of-peritoneal-dialysis
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Qian Zhang, Mae Thamer, Onkar Kshirsagar, Yi Zhang
Introduction: The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS), implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in January 2011, encouraged use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) through various financial incentives. Our goal was to determine whether PPS effectively increased PD use in incident dialysis patients. Methods: Our study used the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) to identify 430,927 adult patients who initiated dialysis between 2009 and 2012...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139303/effects-of-chinese-urban-public-hospitals-reform-on-revenue-and-compensation-after-removing-drug-markups-case-of-nanjing
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Wenxi Tang, Jing Xie, Yijuan Lu, Qizhi Liu, Daniel Malone, Aixia Ma
AIMS: The State Council of China requires that all urban public hospitals must eliminate drug markups by September 2017, and that hospital drugs must be sold at the purchase price. Nanjing-the first city to implement the reform-is studied to evaluate the effects of the comprehensive reform on drug prices in public hospitals and to explore differential compensation plans. METHODS: Sixteen hospitals were selected and financial data were collected over the 48-month period before the reform and for 12 months after the reform...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139110/unconditional-cash-transfers-for-reducing-poverty-and-vulnerabilities-effect-on-use-of-health-services-and-health-outcomes-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Frank Pega, Sze Yan Liu, Stefan Walter, Roman Pabayo, Ruhi Saith, Stefan K Lhachimi
BACKGROUND: Unconditional cash transfers (UCTs; provided without obligation) for reducing poverty and vulnerabilities (e.g. orphanhood, old age or HIV infection) are a type of social protection intervention that addresses a key social determinant of health (income) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The relative effectiveness of UCTs compared with conditional cash transfers (CCTs; provided so long as the recipient engages in prescribed behaviours such as using a health service or attending school) is unknown...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135978/association-between-the-2012-health-and-social-care-act-and-specialist-visits-and-hospitalisations-in-england-a-controlled-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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James A Lopez Bernal, Christine Y Lu, Antonio Gasparrini, Steven Cummins, J Frank Wharham, Steven B Soumerai
BACKGROUND: The 2012 Health and Social Care Act (HSCA) in England led to among the largest healthcare reforms in the history of the National Health Service (NHS). It gave control of £67 billion of the NHS budget for secondary care to general practitioner (GP) led Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). An expected outcome was that patient care would shift away from expensive hospital and specialist settings, towards less expensive community-based models. However, there is little evidence for the effectiveness of this approach...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133462/improving-picc-use-and-outcomes-in-hospitalised-patients-an-interrupted-time-series-study-using-magic-criteria
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Lakshmi Swaminathan, Scott Flanders, Mary Rogers, Yvonne Calleja, Ashley Snyder, Rama Thyagarajan, Priscila Bercea, Vineet Chopra
BACKGROUND: Although important in clinical care, reports of inappropriate peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) use are growing. OBJECTIVE: To test whether implementation of the Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC) can improve PICC use and patient outcomes. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental, interrupted time series design at one study site with nine contemporaneous external controls. SETTING: Ten hospitals participating in a state-wide quality collaborative from 1 August 2014 to 31 July 2016...
November 13, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132952/use-of-welcome-to-medicare-visits-among-older-adults-following-the-affordable-care-act
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Arpit Misra, Jennifer T Lloyd, Larisa M Strawbridge, Suzanne G Wensky
INTRODUCTION: To encourage greater utilization of preventive services among Medicare beneficiaries, the 2010 Affordable Care Act waived coinsurance for the Welcome to Medicare visit, making this benefit free starting in 2011. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Welcome to Medicare visit utilization. METHODS: A 5% sample of newly enrolled fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries for 2005-2016 was used to estimate changes in Welcome to Medicare visit use over time...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131330/shifting-patterns-in-cesarean-delivery-scheduling-and-timing-in-oregon-before-and-after-a-statewide-hard-stop-policy
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Ifeoma Muoto, Blair G Darney, Bernard Lau, Yvonne W Cheng, Mark W Tomlinson, Duncan R Neilson, Steven A Friedman, Joanne Rogovoy, Aaron B Caughey, Jonathan M Snowden
OBJECTIVES: To assess the use and timing of scheduled cesareans and other categories of cesarean delivery and the prevalence of neonatal morbidity among cesareans in Oregon before and after the implementation of Oregon's statewide policy limiting elective early deliveries. DATA SOURCES: Oregon vital statistics records, 2008-2013. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study, with multivariable logistic regression, regression controlling for time trends, and interrupted time series analyses, to compare the odds of different categories of cesarean delivery and the odds of neonatal morbidity pre- and postpolicy...
November 12, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130272/effects-of-guideline-and-formulary-changes-on-statin-prescribing-in-the-veterans-affairs
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Adam A Markovitz, Rob G Holleman, Timothy P Hofer, Eve A Kerr, Mandi L Klamerus, Jeremy B Sussman
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of two sequential policy changes-the addition of a high-potency statin to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) formulary and the release of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) cholesterol guidelines-on VA provider prescribing. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Retrospective analysis of 1,100,682 VA patients, 2011-2016. STUDY DESIGN: Interrupted time-series analysis of changes in prescribing of moderate-to-high-intensity statins among high-risk patients and across high-risk subgroups...
December 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128869/association-of-the-hospital-readmissions-reduction-program-implementation-with-readmission-and-mortality-outcomes-in-heart-failure
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Ankur Gupta, Larry A Allen, Deepak L Bhatt, Margueritte Cox, Adam D DeVore, Paul A Heidenreich, Adrian F Hernandez, Eric D Peterson, Roland A Matsouaka, Clyde W Yancy, Gregg C Fonarow
Importance: Public reporting of hospitals' 30-day risk-standardized readmission rates following heart failure hospitalization and the financial penalization of hospitals with higher rates have been associated with a reduction in 30-day readmissions but have raised concerns regarding the potential for unintended consequences. Objective: To examine the association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) with readmission and mortality outcomes among patients hospitalized with heart failure within a prospective clinical registry that allows for detailed risk adjustment...
November 12, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128686/when-is-audit-and-feedback-effective-in-dementia-care-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Michael J Sykes, Jennifer McAnuff, Niina Kolehmainen
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based care for people with dementia is a priority for patients, carers and clinicians and a policy priority. There is evidence that people with dementia do not always receive such care. Audit and feedback, also known as clinical audit, is an extensively-used intervention to improve care. However, there is uncertainty about the best way to use it. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether audit and feedback is effective for improving health professionals' care of people with dementia...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127851/autonomy-to-health-care-professionals-as-a-vehicle-for-value-based-health-care-results-of-a-quasi-experiment-in-hospital-governance
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Kristian Nørgaard Larsen, Søren Rud Kristensen, Rikke Søgaard
Health care systems increasingly aim to create value for money by simultaneous incentivizing of quality along with classical goals such as activity increase and cost containment. It has recently been suggested that letting health care professionals choose the performance metrics on which they are evaluated may improve value of care by facilitating greater employee initiative, especially in the quality domain. There is a risk that this strategy leads to loss of performance as measured by the classical goals, if these goals are not prioritized by health care professionals...
November 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127626/impact-of-infliximab-and-etanercept-biosimilars-on-biological-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-utilisation-and-nhs-budget-in-the-uk
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Mohammed I Aladul, Raymond W Fitzpatrick, Stephen R Chapman
OBJECTIVE: Biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) are effective but expensive options for treating rheumatoid arthritis. The introduction of infliximab and etanercept biosimilars presents a significant potential cost saving in a financially constrained health system such as the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. This study examines the impact of the introduction of infliximab and etanercept biosimilars on the utilisation of bDMARDs and subsequent budget impact...
November 10, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119547/interventions-to-improve-access-to-cataract-surgical-services-and-their-impact-on-equity-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Jacqueline Ramke, Jennifer Petkovic, Vivian Welch, Ilse Blignault, Clare Gilbert, Karl Blanchet, Robin Christensen, Anthony B Zwi, Peter Tugwell
BACKGROUND: Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and the prevalence is inequitably distributed between and within countries. Interventions have been undertaken to improve cataract surgical services, however, the effectiveness of these interventions on promoting equity is not known. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects on equity of interventions to improve access to cataract services for populations with cataract blindness (and visual impairment) in LMICs...
November 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111014/negative-myoclonus-induced-by-gabapentin-and-pregabalin-a-case-series-and-systematic-literature-review
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Jung Bin Kim, Jin-Man Jung, Moon-Ho Park, Eun Ju Lee, Do-Young Kwon
INTRODUCTION: Negative myoclonus is a jerky, brief, and sudden interruption of voluntary muscle contraction. Although gabapentin and pregabalin have been reported to induce positive myoclonus in some patients with impaired renal function, there are only a few studies describing pregabalin- or gabapentin-induced negative myoclonus. This study reviewed patients who had developed pregabalin- or gabapentin-induced negative myoclonus. METHODS: We collected the patients with negative myoclonus who were referred to the department of neurology at a university-affiliated hospital and selected pregabalin- or gabapentin-induced negative myoclonus...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105853/measuring-the-impact-of-medicines-regulatory-interventions-systematic-review-and-methodological-considerations
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Thomas Goedecke, Daniel Morales, Alexandra Pacurariu, Xavier Kurz
AIM: Evaluating the public health impact of regulatory interventions is important but there is currently no common methodological approach to guide this evaluation. This systematic review provides a descriptive overview of the analytical methods for impact research. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE for articles with an empirical analysis evaluating the impact of European Union or non-European Union regulatory actions to safeguard public health published until March 2017...
November 5, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104124/control-of-endemic-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-after-removal-of-sinks-and-implementing-a-new-water-safe-policy-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Evelyn Shaw, Laura Gavaldà, Jordi Càmara, Rosa Gasull, Santiago Gallego, Fe Tubau, Rosa Maria Granada, Pilar Ciercoles, M Angeles Dominguez, Rafael Mañez, Jordi Carratalà, Miquel Pujol
BACKGROUND: Contaminated handwashing sinks have been identified as reservoirs that can facilitate colonisation/infection of patients with multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in intensive care units (ICUs). To eliminate endemic MDR-GNB in our ICU, we implemented a water-safe policy that involved the removal of all sinks from patients' rooms. AIM: We aimed to assess the impact of removing patients' sinks and implementing other water-safe strategies on the annual rates of ICU-acquired MDR-GNB...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
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