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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224240/phototherapy-in-france-quantitative-data-2007-2016-from-the-national-health-insurance-register
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François Aubin, Jocelyn Courtois, Eve Puzenat, Charlée Nardin, Florence Castelain, Fabien Pelletier, Christelle Gastaldi-Ménager
Phototherapy is a cost-effective treatment with a safe side-effect profile for the management of a wide range of dermatoses. Although one of the most common indications for phototherapy is psoriasis, the use of phototherapy for psoriasis has seen a decline in the U.S.A. Data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey indicate a 94% decrease of physician visits for phototherapy between 1994 and 1998. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222741/exploratory-study-of-barriers-to-successful-office-contacts-for-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Jayde T Hooven, Benjamin N Fogel, James G Waxmonsky, Deepa L Sekhar
The American Academy of Pediatrics published attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) guidelines, but significant variability exists in care. This exploratory study aimed to understand barriers to compliance with primary care office contacts for ADHD medication management. The study was conducted at a single academic medical center via retrospective chart review between 6/1/15 and 5/31/16 in combination with telephone interviews. Participants included 306 children 6-12 years old with an ADHD-related ICD-9/ICD-10 diagnosis...
December 8, 2017: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221878/universal-insurance-and-an-equal-access-healthcare-system-eliminate-disparities-for-black-patients-after-traumatic-injury
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Muhammad Ali Chaudhary, Meesha Sharma, Rebecca E Scully, Daniel J Sturgeon, Tracey Koehlmoos, Adil H Haider, Andrew J Schoenfeld
BACKGROUND: Although inequities in trauma care are reported widely, some groups have theorized that universal health insurance would decrease disparities in care for disadvantaged minorities after a traumatic injury. We sought to examine the presence of racial disparities in outcomes and healthcare utilization at 30- and 90-days after discharge in this universally insured, racially diverse, American population treated for traumatic injuries. METHODS: This work studied adult beneficiaries of TRICARE treated at both military and civilian trauma centers 2006-2014...
December 5, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221671/population-based-risk-factors-for-shoulder-dystocia
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Palmira Santos, Jennifer Gaudet Hefele, Grant Ritter, Jennifer Darden, Cassandra Firneno, Ann Hendrich
OBJECTIVE: To re-examine the risk factors for shoulder dystocia given the increasing rates of obesity and diabetes in pregnant women. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Five hospitals located in Wisconsin, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, and Alabama. PARTICIPANTS: We evaluated 19,236 births that occurred between April 1, 2011, and July 25, 2013. METHODS: Data were collected from electronic medical records and used to evaluate the risk of shoulder dystocia...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221297/current-status-of-asthma-care-in-south-korea-nationwide-the-health-insurance-review-and-assessment-service-database
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Joon Young Choi, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Jae Ha Lee, Kwang Ha Yoo, Bo Yeon Kim, Hye Won Bae, Young Kyoon Kim, Chin Kook Rhee
Background: Quality control is important for patients with asthma because of its prevalence and because the social burden is substantial. This study analyzed the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) database to assess asthma quality control in South Korea. Methods: We investigated the HIRA nationwide database for reimbursed insurance claims from all medical institutions in South Korea from July 2013 to June 2014. The number of patients with asthma were evaluated and the medical institutions were categorized by type of medical institution...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219921/colorectal-cancer-safety-net-is-it-catching-patients-appropriately
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Alison R Althans, Justin T Brady, Melissa L Times, Deborah S Keller, Alexis R Harvey, Molly E Kelly, Nilam D Patel, Scott R Steele
BACKGROUND: Disparities in access to colorectal cancer care are multifactorial and are affected by socioeconomic elements. Uninsured and Medicaid patients present with advanced stage disease and have worse outcomes compared with similar privately insured patients. Safety net hospitals are a major care provider to this vulnerable population. Few studies have evaluated outcomes for safety net hospitals compared with private institutions in colorectal cancer. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare demographics, screening rates, presentation stage, and survival rates between a safety net hospital and a tertiary care center...
January 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218625/diuretic-or-beta-blocker-for-hypertensive-patients-already-receiving-acei-arb-and-calcium-channel-blocker
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Min-Shan Tsai, Chao-Hsiun Tang, Chia-Ying Lin, Po-Ya Chuang, Nai-Chuan Chen, Chien-Hua Huang, Wei-Tien Chang, Tzung-Dau Wang, Ping-Hsun Yu, Wen-Jone Chen
BACKGROUND: In patients already receiving combination of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI)/angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and calcium channel blocker (CCB), whether the choice of additional diuretic or beta-blocker affects the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular outcomes remains unclear. METHODS: A total of 13,551 patients who were concurrently receiving three anti-hypertensive agents of different classes through outpatient clinics during 2004-2006 were identified from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan...
December 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217454/patient-related-barriers-to-rigid-gas-permeable-rgp-lens-wear-among-keratoconus-patients-in-jordan
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May M Bakkar, Mera F Haddad, Mohammad Al Qadire
PURPOSE: To assess potential patient-related barriers to rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens wear for vision rehabilitation in a sample of keratoconus (KC) patients in Jordan. METHODS: Barriers for RGP contact lens wear among KC patients were discussed and specified by a focus group which consisted of five optometrists who are involved in contact lens practice. The focus group addressed potential barriers for RGP lens wear from the patient's perspective. The identified barriers were then used to design the final questionnaire used in the study...
December 4, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217324/-medical-human-resources-planning-in-europe-a-literature-review-of-the-forecasting-models
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N Benahmed, D Deliège, A De Wever, M Pirson
BACKGROUND: Healthcare is a labor-intensive sector in which half of the expenses are dedicated to human resources. Therefore, policy makers, at national and internal levels, attend to the number of practicing professionals and the skill mix. This paper aims to analyze the European forecasting model for supply and demand of physicians. METHODS: To describe the forecasting tools used for physician planning in Europe, a grey literature search was done in the OECD, WHO, and European Union libraries...
December 4, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216841/medical-overuse-and-quaternary-prevention-in-primary-care-a-qualitative-study-with-general-practitioners
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Kathrin Alber, Thomas Kuehlein, Angela Schedlbauer, Susann Schaffer
BACKGROUND: Medical overuse is a topic of growing interest in health care systems and especially in primary care. It comprises both over investigation and overtreatment. Quaternary prevention strategies aim at protecting patients from unnecessary or harmful medicine. The objective of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of relevant aspects of medical overuse in primary care from the perspective of German general practitioners (GPs). We focused on the scope, consequences and drivers of medical overuse and strategies to reduce it (=quaternary prevention)...
December 8, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216685/patient-compliance-with-surveillance-colonoscopy-patient-factors-and-the-use-of-a-graded-recall-system
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Chahaya Gauci, Rebecca Lendzion, Kim-Chi Phan-Thien, Denis King, Dayashan S Perera
BACKGROUND: Surveillance colonoscopy allows for the early detection and improved treatment outcomes in colorectal neoplasms but compliance rates and factors require further investigation. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study examining 816 patients recalled for surveillance colonoscopy at an Australian colorectal practice over a 6-month period. Primary outcome was compliance with colonoscopy within 12 months of recall. The secondary outcome of this study was to identify factors affecting compliance including patient factors and the practices' graded recall system...
December 7, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216345/effect-of-influenza-vaccination-against-postoperative-pneumonia-and-mortality-for-geriatric-patients-receiving-major-surgery-a-nationwide-matched-study
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Wan-Chi Liu, Chao-Shun Lin, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Hsin-Yun Wu, Yuarn-Jang Lee, Chi-Li Chung, Yih-Giun Cherng, Ta-Liang Chen, Chien-Chang Liao
Background: Limited information is available on the association between a influenza vaccination and postoperative outcomes. Methods: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database reimbursement claims data from 2008 to 2013, we conducted a matched cohort study of 16,903 patients over age 66 who received influenza vaccinations and later underwent major surgery. Using propensity score matching procedure adjusted for socio-demographics, medical conditions, types of surgery and anesthesia, 16,903 controls who were not vaccinated were selected...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216286/migraine-and-risk-of-narcolepsy-in-children-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study
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Chun-Pai Yang, Meng-Lun Hsieh, Jen-Huai Chiang, Hsing-Yi Chang, Vivian Chia-Rong Hsieh
BACKGROUND: The association between migraine and narcolepsy remains controversial. We aim to investigate whether migraine is associated with an increased risk of developing narcolepsy in children. METHODS: In this longitudinal study, nationwide medical-claims data of pediatric patients (0-17y) with migraine are identified using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) between 1997 and 2010 in Taiwan. Two cohorts are selected: migraine cases (n = 8,923) and propensity score-matched non-migraine controls (n = 35,692)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215807/utilization-of-osteoporosis-related-health-services-use-of-data-from-the-korean-national-health-insurance-database-2008-2012
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Tae Yang Yu, Hyemin Cho, Tae Young Kim, Yong Chan Ha, Sunmee Jang, Ha Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis and its related fractures are increasingly being recognized as major health problems because of the rapidly increasing elderly population. In this study, we investigated the annual trend of osteoporosis-related health services utilization. METHODS: Participants aged over 50 years were identified from the Korean National Health Insurance Service database between 2008 and 2012. Health service utilization rate and treatment rate were calculated through the operational definition...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215654/age-and-perceived-risks-and-benefits-of-preventive-genomic-screening
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Margaret Waltz, R Jean Cadigan, Anya E R Prince, Debra Skinner, Gail E Henderson
PurposeAs genome sequencing moves from research to clinical practice, sequencing technologies focused on "medically actionable" targets are being promoted for preventive screening despite the dearth of systematic evidence of risks and benefits and of criteria for selection of screening subjects. This study investigates researchers' and research participants' perceptions of these issues within the context of a preventive genomic screening study, GeneScreen.MethodsWe recorded researcher deliberations regarding age eligibility criteria and the risks and benefits of screening, and conducted interviews with 50 GeneScreen participants about their motivations for joining and their perceptions of risks and benefits...
December 7, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214284/characteristics-of-medical-liability-claims-against-dermatologists-from-1991-through-2015
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Heather Kornmehl, Sanminder Singh, Brandon L Adler, Alexander E Wolf, Dean A Bochner, April W Armstrong
Importance: Recognizing malpractice trends in the field of dermatology is important for establishing safeguards for patient care and minimizing liability. However, there is a lack of published data on malpractice claims against dermatologists. Objective: To determine characteristics of medical professional liability claims in the field of dermatology and to compare these claims with those against all physicians. Design, Setting, and Participants: We examined malpractice liability data collected on dermatologists and other physicians insured by companies that report data to the Physician Insurers Association of America Data Sharing Project (PIAA-DSP), a nationally representative liability claims registry...
December 6, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214134/a-response-to-papatola-and-lustig-s-paper-on-navigating-a-managed-care-peer-review-guidance-for-clinicians-using-applied-behavior-analysis-in-the-treatment-of-children-on-the-autism-spectrum
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Julie Kornack, Brandon Herscovitch, Ashley L Williams
In their 2016 article, "Navigating a Managed Care Peer Review: Guidance for Clinicians Using Applied Behavior Analysis [ABA] in the Treatment of Children on the Autism Spectrum," Papatola and Lustig provide an overview of the managed care process, discuss the medical necessity of ABA, and offer guidance to clinicians on how to navigate the managed care peer review process. Given that the authors are employed by a large international health insurance carrier and conduct peer reviews on behalf of that organization, this response seeks to provide guidance from both the clinical and public policy perspectives that reflect best practices in the field of autism treatment...
December 2017: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214027/to-what-extent-do-prescribing-practices-for-hypertension-in-the-private-sector-in-zimbabwe-follow-the-national-treatment-guidelines-an-analysis-of-insurance-medical-claims
#18
Victor Basopo, Paschal N Mujasi
Background: Hypertension is the most prevalent cardiovascular disease in Zimbabwe. The prevalence of Hypertension in the country is above 30% regardless of the cut off used. Currently, majority of patients in Zimbabwe seek health care from the private sector due to limited government funding for the public health sector. However, Standard treatment guidelines for hypertension are only available in the public sector and are optional in the private sector. This study assesses compliance of private sector prescribing to Standard Treatment guidelines for hypertension...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211632/an-employer-health-incentive-plan-for-advance-care-planning-and-goal-aligned-care
#19
Matthew J Gonzales, Jeff Dobro, Katy Guilfoile, Keegan Fisher, Ira Byock
One strategy to promote workforce well-being has been health incentive plans, in which a company's insured employees are offered compensation for completing a particular health-related activity. In 2015, Providence Health & Services adopted an Advance Care Planning (ACP) activity as a 2015-2016 health incentive option. More than 51,000 employees and their insured relatives chose the ACP incentive option. More than 80% rated the experience as helpful or very helpful. A high proportion (95%) of employees responded that they had someone they trusted who could make medical care decisions for them, yet only 23% had completed an advance directive, and even fewer (11%) had shared the document with their health care provider...
December 6, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211594/compliance-with-postpartum-diabetes-screening-recommendations-for-patients-with-gestational-diabetes
#20
Joshua I Rosenbloom, May Hsieh Blanchard
BACKGROUND: The role of provider type and level of training have not been examined in regard to impact on postpartum testing for patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine rates of testing in urban GDM patients and to determine factors associated with diabetes screening compliance, focusing especially on provider type. METHODS: Class A1 or A2 GDM patients were identified by chart review. Outcomes included ordering and/or performance of postpartum testing for diabetes mellitus...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
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