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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537363/the-use-of-diet-diaries-in-general-dental-practice-in-england
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A Arheiam, S L Brown, G Burnside, S M Higham, S Albadri, R V Harris
Objectives: Diet diaries are recommended as a tool to support behaviour change in dental patients at high risk of dental diseases. However, little is known about their use in dental practice. This study aimed to investigate whether and how general dental practitioners (GDPs) use diet diaries and identify factors which influence their use. Methods: A postal questionnaire was sent to a stratified random sample of general dental practitioners. The questionnaire asked about demographic and professional characteristics of the GDPs and their practices regarding diet advice, collection of dietary information, diet diaries usage (e...
December 2016: Community Dental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508717/expanding-the-haitian-rehabilitation-workforce-employment-situation-and-perceptions-of-graduates-from-three-rehabilitation-technician-training-programs
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Nancy Descôteaux, Valérie Chagnon, Xin Di Dong, Eric Ellemo, Alessandra Hamelin, Evans Juste, Xavier Laplante, Allison Miron, Philippe Morency, Katherine Samuel, David Charles, Matthew Hunt
PURPOSE: This article examines the employment situation and perceptions of graduates from three rehabilitation technician (RT) programs in Haiti. METHODS: In this mixed method study, 74 of 93 recent graduates completed a questionnaire, and 20 graduates participated in an in-depth qualitative interview. We analyzed survey results using descriptive statistics. We used a qualitative description approach and analyzed the interviews using constant comparative techniques...
February 25, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506675/impact-of-comorbidities-on-outcome-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Fanny L Loth, Johannes M Giesinger, Karlmeinrad Giesinger, Deborah J MacDonald, A Hamish R W Simpson, Colin R Howie, David F Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcome scores gain increasing importance in quantifying clinical success and procedure remuneration. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of comorbidity on joint-specific outcome and general health in patients undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: Longitudinal data on THA procedures were used to evaluate the association between comorbidity and surgical outcome in terms of joint-specific measures and general health (Forgotten Joint Score-12 [FJS-12], Oxford Hip Score [OHS], and Short Form-12) at 1-year follow-up...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506224/funding-and-remuneration-of-interdisciplinary-primary-care-teams-in-canada-a-conceptual-framework-and-application
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W Dominika Wranik, Susan M Haydt, Alan Katz, Adrian R Levy, Maryna Korchagina, Jeanette M Edwards, Ian Bower
BACKGROUND: Reliance on interdisciplinary teams in the delivery of primary care is on the rise. Funding bodies strive to design financial environments that support collaboration between providers. At present, the design of financial arrangements has been fragmented and not based on evidence. The root of the problem is a lack of systematic evidence demonstrating the superiority of any particular financial arrangement, or a solid understanding of options. In this study we develop a framework for the conceptualization and analysis of financial arrangements in interdisciplinary primary care teams...
May 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500199/data-quality-in-electronic-medical-records-in-manitoba-do-problem-lists-reflect-chronic-disease-as-defined-by-prescriptions
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Alexander Singer, Andrea L Kroeker, Sari Yakubovich, Roberto Duarte, Brenden Dufault, Alan Katz
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the problem list (health conditions) in primary care electronic medical records (EMRs) accurately reflects the conditions for which chronic medications are prescribed in the EMR. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of EMR data. SETTING: Eighteen primary care clinics across rural and urban Manitoba using the Accuro EMR. PARTICIPANTS: Data from the EMRs of active patients seen in an 18-month period (December 18, 2011, to June 18, 2013, or December 3, 2012, to June 3, 2014) were used...
May 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498193/the-roles-of-expert-mothers-engaged-in-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-pmtct-programs-a-commentary-on-the-inspire-studies-in-malawi-nigeria-and-zimbabwe
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Fabian Cataldo, Nadia A Sam-Agudu, Sam Phiri, Bridget Shumba, Llewellyn J Cornelius, Geoff Foster
INTRODUCTION: Several initiatives aiming to improve retention and adherence in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programs include "expert mothers" (EMs) as a central tenet of their interventions. This article compares the role of EMs in 3 implementation research studies examining approaches for improving retention in care among mothers living with HIV. METHODS: We compared and synthesized qualitative data and lessons learned from 3 studies (MoMent in Nigeria, PURE in Malawi, and EPAZ in Zimbabwe) with respect to the involvement of EMs in supporting PMTCT clients...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497483/incentives-to-patients-versus-incentives-to-health-care-providers-the-users-perspective
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Izabela Jelovac, Philippe Polomé
In theory, health care providers may adapt their professional behavior to the financial incentives resulting from their remuneration. Our research question is whether the users of health care services anticipate such behavior from their general practitioner (GP) and, if they do, what consequences such anticipation has on their preferences regarding financial incentives. Our theoretical model explains users' preferences for one or another incentives scheme, disentangling the financial motives (incentives amounts, wealth) from the behavioral ones (perceived GPs' sensitivity to incentives)...
May 12, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484805/-practical-guidelines-for-genetic-testing-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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W Reinhard, T Trenkwalder, H Schunkert
In the last decade, genetic testing for cardiovascular disorders has become more and more relevant. Progress in molecular genetics has led to new opportunities for diagnostics, improved risk prediction and could lead to novel therapeutic approaches. Genetic diagnostic testing is relevant for both confirming a diagnosis as well as deciding on therapeutic consequences, if applicable. Furthermore, predictive testing in family members for specific cardiovascular diseases is now a standard procedure in holistic patient management...
May 8, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484511/reducing-risks-of-transfusion-transmitted-infections-in-a-resource-limited-hospital-based-blood-bank-the-case-of-the-yaound%C3%A3-university-teaching-hospital-cameroon
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C T Tagny, A Ndoumba, S Laperche, E Murphy, D Mbanya
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although interest in assessing risk of TTIs, very few trends in blood safety epidemiological data from resource-limited blood services are reported in the literature. This analysis aims at reporting trends in seroprevalences of TTIs in blood donations in the Yaoundé University Teaching Hospital (UTH) from 2011 to 2015 and to describe reasons for these changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All donations of 2015 were tested for HIV 1&2 antibodies and the P24 antigen, HBsAg, HCV antibody and the Treponema pallidum antibody...
August 2016: ISBT Science Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479593/can-a-decentralized-blood-system-ensure-self-sufficiency-and-blood-safety-the-lebanese-experience
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Antoine Haddad, Tarek Bou Assi, Olivier Garraud
Lebanon has adopted a liberal economic system that also applies to healthcare procurement. There is no national Lebanese blood transfusion service and the blood supply is divided between a large number of licensed (45 per cent) and unlicensed (55 per cent) blood banks, many of them issuing a very limited number of blood components. All blood banks are hospital based and operate the entire transfusion chain, from collection to the release of blood units. Blood donation is voluntary and non-remunerated in 20-25 per cent of donations; it relies principally on replacement donations...
May 7, 2017: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476210/-not-for-profit-a-report-from-the-fourth-annual-symposium-of-ethics-held-by-the-national-institute-for-blood-transfusion-france
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J Ceccaldi, J-B Thibert, A Haddad, M-C Bouësseau, R Pottier, B Danic, S Noël, M Monsellier, J-D Tissot, T Sannié, B Clavier, M-F Mamzer, J-P Cartron, J-P Vernant, C Hervé, O Garraud
The not-for-profit issue has been debated in November 2016 in Paris; this issue is one of the four canonical pillars of ethical blood donation. It is intimately bound to benevolence though it is distinct, as not-for-profit calls for institutions while benevolence calls for individuals. It is indeed intended that voluntary blood donors do not benefit from their donation and are thus non-remunerated. Not-for-profit is essential since it refers to the public character of blood as a putative public resource aimed at being shared as a tribute of solidarity...
June 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459024/perceptions-about-training-during-endocrinology-residency-programs-in-india-over-the-years-a-cross-sectional-study-peer-india-study
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Deepak Khandelwal, Deep Dutta, Rajiv Singla, Vineet Surana, Sameer Aggarwal, Yashdeep Gupta, Sanjay Kalra, Rajesh Khadgawat, Nikhil Tandon
BACKGROUND: Residents' perception on quality of endocrinology training in India is not known. This study aimed to evaluate the perceptions about endocrinology residency programs in India among current trainees as compared to practicing endocrinologists. METHODS: Trainees attending a preconference workshop at the annual conference of Endocrine Society of India (ESI) were given a questionnaire designed to evaluate their perceptions on their training. These evaluated the reasons for choosing endocrinology, their experiences during residency, and career plans...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457907/consumer-perceptions-of-and-willingness-to-pay-for-point-of-care-testing-services-in-the-community-pharmacy
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Kenneth C Hohmeier, Benjamin Loomis, Justin Gatwood
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a specialty of laboratory medicine that occurs at the bedside or near the patient when receiving health services. Despite its clinical utility, POCT implementation in the community pharmacy setting is slow due to uncertainty about the market for this novel service and remuneration for services rendered. OBJECTIVE: To identify 1) demographics and 2) willingness-to-pay preferences of the market niche of consumers who prefer to receive POCT services in the community pharmacy...
April 26, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449388/unobserved-health-care-expenditures-how-important-is-censoring-in-register-data
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Christian Philipp Rudolf Schmid
Accurate information on individuals' health service use is important for evaluating health policies and analyzing health care demand. Although register data are considered to be more reliable than survey data, little is known about the extent and effect of censoring of the expenditure distribution in register data. We exploit a recent change in the health provider remuneration system in several Swiss cantons to empirically investigate whether censoring occurs when individuals do not have to disclose their health service use below their deductible level...
April 27, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442022/general-practice-registrars-intentions-for-future-practice-implications-for-rural-medical-workforce-planning
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Catherine Harding, Alexa Seal, Joe McGirr, Tim Caton
The models of practice that general practice registrars (GPRs) envisage undertaking will affect workforce supply. The aim of this research was to determine practice intentions of current GPRs in a regional general practice training program (Coast City Country General Practice Training). Questionnaires were circulated to 220 GPRs undertaking general practice placements to determine characteristics of ideal practice models and intentions for future practice. Responses were received for 99 participants (45%). Current GPRs intend to work an average of less than eight half-day sessions/week, with male participants intending to work more hours (t(91)=3...
November 2016: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437370/ethics-guide-recommendations-for-organ-donation-focused-physicians-endorsed-by-the-canadian-medical-association
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Sam D Shemie, Christy Simpson, Jeff Blackmer, Shavaun MacDonald, Sonny Dhanani, Sylvia Torrance, Paul Byrne
Donation physicians are specialists with expertise in organ and tissue donation and have been recognized internationally as a key contributor to improving organ and tissue donation services. Subsequent to a 2011 Canadian Critical Care Society-Canadian Blood Services consultation, the donation physician role has been gradually implemented in Canada. These professionals are generally intensive care unit physicians with an enhanced focus and expertise in organ/tissue donation. They must manage the dual obligation of caring for dying patients and their families while providing and/or improving organ donation services...
May 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437369/ethical-challenges-and-the-donation-physician-specialist-a-scoping-review
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Shavaun I MacDonald, Sam D Shemie
Deceased donation medicine involves unique ethical challenges. Physicians who are focused on deceased donation medicine as part of their practice can expect to encounter these challenges. The goal of this review is to identify and describe these challenges, highlight existing guidelines and policy regarding the management of these challenges and to describe how the donation physician role might promote ethical practice in deceased donation medicine. Themes of discussion include: communication with families, interprofessional conflict, donation physician personal characteristics, donation clinical processes, health resource allocation, research and education, and remuneration...
May 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434119/cost-analysis-for-the-implementation-of-a-medication-review-with-follow-up-service-in-spain
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Aranzazu Noain, Victoria Garcia-Cardenas, Miguel Angel Gastelurrutia, Amaia Malet-Larrea, Fernando Martinez-Martinez, Daniel Sabater-Hernandez, Shalom I Benrimoj
Background Medication review with follow-up (MRF) is a professional pharmacy service proven to be cost-effective. Its broader implementation is limited, mainly due to the lack of evidence-based implementation programs that include economic and financial analysis. Objective To analyse the costs and estimate the price of providing and implementing MRF. Setting Community pharmacy in Spain. Method Elderly patients using poly-pharmacy received a community pharmacist-led MRF for 6 months. The cost analysis was based on the time-driven activity based costing model and included the provider costs, initial investment costs and maintenance expenses...
April 22, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426189/issues-confronting-rural-pharmacies-after-a-decade-of-medicare-part-d
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Fred Ullrich, Abiodun Salako, Keith Mueller
Purpose. The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis has been monitoring the status of rural independent pharmacies since the implementation of Medicare Part D in 2005. After a decade of Part D, we reassess in this brief the issues that concern rural pharmacies and may ultimately challenge their provision of services. This reassessment is based on survey responses from rural pharmacists. Key Findings: (1) Rural pharmacists indicated that two challenges--direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees, and delayed maximum allowable cost (MAC) adjustment--ranked highest on scales of both magnitude and immediacy...
April 2017: Rural Policy Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404785/moving-past-the-problematisation-of-tobacco-farming-insights-from-south-india
#20
Nithya Natarajan
INTRODUCTION: Tobacco control actors increasingly recognise the importance of supply-side issues in seeking to address the problem of global tobacco consumption. However, research in this field often depicts tobacco production as a problem for farmers and as a malaise of the global industry. This paper the case of chewing tobacco producers in South India to explore why tobacco remains so resilient in this region. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews with 68 tobacco farmers and traders in 38 villages across five districts of Tamil Nadu, triangulated with informal discussions with over 100 agrarian actors both connected and unconnected to tobacco, extensive ethnographic field notes, and interviews with state and NGO actors...
April 12, 2017: Tobacco Control
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