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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678296/impact-of-a-low-intensity-and-broadly-inclusive-ed-care-coordination-intervention-on-linkage-to-primary-care-and-ed-utilization
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Sean D Foster, Kim Hart, Christopher J Lindsell, Christopher N Miller, Michael S Lyons
OBJECTIVE: We aim to evaluate the effectiveness of a broadly inclusive, comparatively low intensity intervention linking ED patients to a primary care home. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated ED patients referred for primary care linkage in a large, urban, academic ED. A care coordination specialist performed a brief interview to gauge access barriers and provide a clinic referral with optional scheduling assistance. Data were abstracted from program records and the electronic medical record...
April 5, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677961/last-mile-towards-efficient-healthcare-delivery-in-switzerland-ehealth-enabled-applications-could-speed-up-the-care-process
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Yihan Deng, Thomas Bürkle, Jürgen Holm, Erwin Zetz, Kerstin Denecke
A precise and timely care delivery depends on an efficient triage performed by primary care providers and smooth collaboration with other medical specialities. In recent years telemedicine gained increasing importance for efficient care delivery. It's use, however, has been limited by legal issues, missing digital infrastructures, restricted support from health insurances and the digital divide in the population. A new era towards eHealth and telemedicine starts with the establishment of national eHealth regulations and laws...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676539/past-and-current-status-of-adult-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-management-in-korea-a-national-health-insurance-service-database-analysis
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Seung Hyun Ko, Kyungdo Han, Yong Ho Lee, Junghyun Noh, Cheol Young Park, Dae Jung Kim, Chang Hee Jung, Ki Up Lee, Kyung Soo Ko
Korea's National Healthcare Program, the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), a government-affiliated agency under the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, covers the entire Korean population. The NHIS supervises all medical services in Korea and establishes a systematic National Health Information database (DB). A health information DB system including all of the claims, medications, death information, and health check-ups, both in the general population and in patients with various diseases, is not common worldwide...
April 2018: Diabetes & Metabolism Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676072/current-management-of-moderate-to-severe-atopic-dermatitis-a-survey-of-allergists-pediatric-allergists-and-dermatologists-in-korea
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Hye Yung Yum, Hyun Hee Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Woo Kyung Kim, So Yeon Lee, Kapsok Li, Dong Hun Lee
PURPOSE: There is an unmet need for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), leading to variation in management strategies. To investigate distinct features and treatment modalities according to physicians' specialties, we collected data on the current treatment approach to moderate-to-severe AD among allergists, pediatric allergists and dermatologists in Korea. METHODS: This questionnaire-based study was administered to physicians from the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI), Korean Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory Disease (KAPARD), and Korean Atopic Dermatitis Association (KADA)...
May 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675282/self-medication-practice-in-limmu-genet-jimma-zone-southwest-ethiopia-does-community-based-health-insurance-scheme-have-an-influence
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Bayu Begashaw Bekele, Shibiru Tesema Berkesa, Enyew Tefera, Abera Kumalo
Background: Self-medication, which is a form of self-care, is an important initial response to illness, and many illnesses can be successfully treated at this stage. It is practiced by a considerable proportion of the population and is affected by sociodemographic and economic factors. This study was conducted to assess the practice of self-medication and associated factors in Limmu Genet's town households, Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia. Methods and Materials: A community based cross-sectional study was done...
2018: Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674600/incidence-and-comorbidity-of-reactive-attachment-disorder-based-on-national-health-insurance-claims-data-2010-2012-in-korea
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Minha Hong, Duk Soo Moon, Hyejung Chang, Seung Yup Lee, Seong Woo Cho, Kyung-Sook Lee, Jin-Ah Park, Sang Min Lee, Geon Ho Bahn
Objective: We aimed to investigate the current diagnostic incidence and medical and psychiatric comorbidities of reactive attachment disorder (RAD) using the National Health Insurance Review and Assessment (HIRA) claims data. Methods: To examine the diagnostic incidence, we selected patients who were under 10-year-old and had at least one medical claim containing a 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) code for RAD (F94...
April 20, 2018: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673900/the-economics-of-patient-centered-care
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Guy David, Philip A Saynisch, Aaron Smith-McLallen
The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a widely-implemented model for improving primary care, emphasizing care coordination, information technology, and process improvements. However, its treatment as an undifferentiated intervention in policy evaluation obscures meaningful variation in implementation. This heterogeneity leads to contracting inefficiencies between insurers and practices and may account for mixed evidence on its success. Using a novel dataset we group practices into meaningful implementation clusters and then link these clusters with detailed patient claims data...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673266/level-of-agreement-between-medical-record-and-icd-10-am-coding-of-mental-health-alcohol-and-drug-conditions-in-trauma-patients
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Tu Q Nguyen, Pamela M Simpson, Sandra C Braaf, Peter A Cameron, Rodney Judson, Belinda J Gabbe
BACKGROUND: Despite the reliance on administrative data in epidemiological studies, there is little information on the completeness of co-morbidities in administrative data coded from medical records. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantify the agreement between the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) administrative coding of mental health, drug and alcohol co-morbidities and medical records in a severely injured patient population...
January 1, 2018: Health Information Management: Journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673147/the-effects-of-health-coverage-schemes-on-length-of-stay-and-preventable-hospitalization-in-seoul
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Jungah Kim, Changwoo Shon
The Medical Aid program is government’s medical benefit program to secure the minimum livelihood and medical services for low-income Korean households. In Seoul, the number of Medical Aid beneficiaries has grown, driving an increases in the length of stay (LOS) and healthcare cost. Until now, studies have focused on quantity indicators, such as LOS, but only a few studies have been conducted on the service quality. We investigated both LOS and the preventable hospitalization (PH) rate as proxy indicators for the quantity and quality of services provided to Medical Aid beneficiaries in Seoul...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672671/adverse-events-associated-with-antibiotics-and-intravenous-therapies-for-post-lyme-disease-syndrome-in-a-commercially-insured-sample
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Kellie J Goodlet, Kathleen A Fairman
Background: Non-guideline endorsed post-treatment courses of antibiotics for post-Lyme disease syndrome (PLDS) have been linked to adverse patient outcomes, but these findings have yet to be validated in large systematic evaluations. Methods: A retrospective cohort analysis of medical and pharmacy claims derived from the Truven Health Market Scan® Commercial Claims and Encounters Database assessed 90-day incidence rates of adverse events (AEs) associated with PLDS treatments (PLDS-TX)...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671627/the-impact-of-non-medical-switch-on-type-2-diabetes-patients-treated-with-canagliflozin-in-the-commercially-insured-us-population
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Lawrence Blonde, Chakkarin Burudpakdee, Victoria Divino, Brahim Bookhart, Jennifer Cai, Michael Pfeifer, Craig I Coleman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of non-medical switch (NMS) from canagliflozin on antihyperglycemic agent (AHA) medication taking behavior. METHODS: This retrospective real-world database analysis included patients with type 2 diabetes with a prescription claim for canagliflozin between 8/2015 and 1/2016 using administrative claims and longitudinal prescription data. Patients with NMS from canagliflozin were identified as those with discontinuation or switch of canagliflozin and enrolled in a pharmacy benefit manager that removed CANA from formulary in 2016...
April 19, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671079/-practice-of-early-detection-of-prostate-cancer-descriptive-survey-in-preparation-for-the-psainform-study
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A Simbrich, A Semjonow, N Donner-Banzhoff, H-W Hense
BACKGROUND: The randomized controlled PSAInForm study aims to investigate the effects of a computer-based decision aid which informs men in the age group 55-69 years about advantages and disadvantages of PSA testing. In preparation for the study, the current PSA testing practice in the Münster district was assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The frequencies of early detection examinations, medically indicated PSA tests, and prostate biopsies in the Münster district were determined, using aggregated data from the regional association of Statutory Health Insurance (SHI) Physicians in Westfalen-Lippe...
April 18, 2018: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669533/general-analysis-of-factors-influencing-cataract-surgery-practice-in-shanghai-residents
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Yi Xu, Jiangnan He, Senlin Lin, Bo Zhang, Jianfeng Zhu, Serge Resnikoff, Lina Lu, Haidong Zou
BACKGROUND: It was reported that lack of knowledge, less confidence of medical services, commute difficulties, and poor economic conditions would be the main barriers for cataract surgery practice. The influencing factors could have changed in cities with high developing speed. Shanghai is one of the biggest cities in China and the world. The purpose of the study was to explore the factors influencing cataract surgery practice in Shanghai. METHODS: This was a population-based, cross-sectional study...
April 18, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669452/association-between-provider-specialty-and-healthcare-costs-and-glycemic-control-for-patients-with-diabetes
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Max Gill, Harmeet Chhabra, Mona Shah, Cyrus Zhu, Howard Lando, Felice Caldarella
AIMS: To analyze the association between provider, healthcare costs, and glycemic control for patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study identified adults with type 1 or 2 DM (T1D, T2D) in the Optum database. The main independent variable was provider (endocrinologist or primary care). Regression analysis compared total medical and pharmacy costs, adjusting for health status and other patient differences, by provider...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668917/nonadherence-to-biologic-therapies-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Brian J Wentworth, Ross C D Buerlein, Anne G Tuskey, M Ashley Overby, Mark E Smolkin, Brian W Behm
Background: Nonadherence to medications is common with patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim of this study was to assess adherence to biologic medications prescribed for IBD and to identify risk factors for biologic nonadherence. Methods: This was a single center retrospective cohort study investigating IBD patient adherence to biologic therapies over a 2-year period from September 2014 to September 2016. Specialty pharmacy and infusion center records were obtained and a modified medication possession ratio was calculated...
April 13, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668645/coverage-of-medications-that-treat-opioid-use-disorder-and-opioids-for-pain-management-in-marketplace-plans-2017
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Haiden A Huskamp, Lauren E Riedel, Colleen L Barry, Alisa B Busch
BACKGROUND: Efficacious medications to treat opioid use disorders (OUDs) have been slow to diffuse into practice, and insurance coverage limits may be one important barrier. OBJECTIVES: To compare coverage for medications used to treat OUDs and opioids commonly prescribed for pain management in plans offered on the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace exchanges. RESEARCH DESIGN: We identified a sample of 100 plans offered in urban and in rural counties on the 2017 Marketplaces, weighting by population...
April 17, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668368/financial-impact-of-breast-cancer-in-black-versus-white-women
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Stephanie B Wheeler, Jennifer C Spencer, Laura C Pinheiro, Lisa A Carey, Andrew F Olshan, Katherine E Reeder-Hayes
Purpose Racial variation in the financial impact of cancer may contribute to observed differences in the use of guideline-recommended treatments. We describe racial differences with regard to the financial impact of breast cancer in a large population-based prospective cohort study. Methods The Carolina Breast Cancer Study oversampled black women and women younger than age 50 years with incident breast cancer in North Carolina from 2008 to 2013. Participants provided medical records and data regarding demographics, socioeconomic status, and financial impact of cancer at 5 and 25 months postdiagnosis...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668211/a-payer-provider-partnership-for-integrated-care-of-patients-receiving-dialysis
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Justin Kindy, David Roer, Robert Wanovich, Stephen McMurray
OBJECTIVES: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are clinically complex, requiring intensive and costly care. Coordinated care may improve outcomes and reduce costs. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of a payer-provider care partnership on key clinical and economic outcomes in enrolled patients with ESRD. STUDY DESIGN:  Retrospective observational study. METHODS: Data on patient demographics and clinical outcomes were abstracted from the electronic health records of the dialysis provider...
April 2018: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667324/estimation-of-cost-savings-between-2011-and-2014-attributed-to-infliximab-biosimilar-in-the-south-korean-healthcare-market-real-world-evidence-using-a-nationwide-database
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Jiyoun Kim, Dongmun Ha, Inmyung Song, Haesun Park, Sang-Won Lee, Eui-Kyung Lee, Ju-Young Shin
AIM: The introduction of biosimilars is expected to reduce the cost of biologic drugs, but the actual cost savings have not yet been quantified in Korea. The aim of this study was to estimate the annual cost savings attributed to the introduction of infliximab biosimilar. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis using data from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service-National Patients Sample (HIRA-NPS) between 2011 and 2014. The study subjects were patients who were treated with infliximab, adalimumab or etanercept...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666690/small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-cervix-masquerading-as-a-cervical-fibroid-report-of-a-rare-entity
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Mukta Pujani, Kanika Singh, Varsha Chauhan, Raina Chawla, Rashmi Ahuja
Primary neuroendocrine tumours of the cervix are extremely rare, with an incidence of only 0.5-1%; as such, these entities can present a clinical and diagnostic challenge. Small-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas of the cervix are highly aggressive tumours that have a tendency to metastasise. We report a 44-year-old woman who presented to the Gynaecology Clinic of the Employees State Insurance Corporation Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad, India, in 2016 with menorrhagia . Based on a clinical examination, she was provisionally diagnosed with a cervical fibroid...
February 2018: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
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