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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722278/non-physician-health-care-workers-and-voluntary-blood-donation-an-ambiguous-relationship
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N Sousos, S Sfyridou, D Adamidou, T-A Vyzantiadis, M Karadosidou, A Filippou, T Karafoulidou, M Chouridi, S Theodoridou
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of voluntary blood donation (BD) among the non-physician health-care workers of our institution, to investigate the relationship between these parameters and to determine the predictors of BD practice. BACKGROUND: KAP surveys provide a popular context-specific evidence base for the development of blood transfusion services' strategies and interventions to promote voluntary, non-remunerated BD...
July 19, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720090/-we-and-the-nurses-are-now-working-with-one-voice-how-community-leaders-and-health-committee-members-describe-their-role-in-sierra-leone-s-ebola-response
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Shannon A McMahon, Lara S Ho, Kerry Scott, Hannah Brown, Laura Miller, Ruwan Ratnayake, Rashid Ansumana
BACKGROUND: Across low-income settings, community volunteers and health committee members support the formal health system - both routinely and amid emergencies - by engaging in health services such as referrals and health education. During the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic, emerging reports suggest that community engagement was instrumental in interrupting transmission. Nevertheless, literature regarding community volunteers' roles during emergencies generally, and Ebola specifically, is scarce...
July 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716636/a-simplified-clinical-prediction-rule-for-prognosticating-independent-walking-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-prospective-study-from-a-canadian-multicenter-spinal-cord-injury-registry
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Katharine E Hicks, Yichen Zhao, Nader Fallah, Carly Rivers, Vanessa Noonan, Tova Plashkes, Eugene K Wai, Darren M Roffey, Eve Tsai, Jerome Paquet, Najmedden Attabib, Travis Marion, Henry Ahn, Philippe Phan
BACKGROUND: Context: Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating condition with limited treatment options for neurological or functional recovery. The ability to predict the prognosis of walking post-injury with emerging prediction models could aid in rehabilitation strategies and reintegration into the community. PURPOSE: To re-validate an existing clinical prediction model for independent ambulation (van Middendorp et al. 2011) utilising acute and long-term post-injury follow-up data, and to investigate the accuracy of a simplified model using prospectively collected data from a Canadian multicenter SCI database, the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR)...
July 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707192/-geriatrics-or-geriatricization-of-medicine-quo-vadis-geriatrics
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G F Kolb
This article examines the question whether and how geriatrics will change in the future and whether in view of the demographic changes the trend will go more in the direction of a further expansion of geriatrics or more towards a geriatricization of individual specialist medical fields. The different development of geriatrics in the individual Federal States can only be understood historically and is absolutely problematic against the background of the new hospital remuneration system. Geriatrics is a typical cross-sectional faculty and still has demarcation problems with other faculties but has also not yet clearly defined the core competence...
July 13, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705549/-voluntary-and-non-remunerated-blood-donation-current-situation-and-perspectives
#5
M Monsellier
The voluntary and unpaid blood donation is recommended by all international authorities (WHO, Council of Europe, ISBT, EBA), because it represents the best way of aiming towards self-sufficiency in blood products of all kinds, while preserving an optimal level of quality and safety for recipients as for donors. Still infrequent in many developing countries it tends to develop. However, the objective assigned by the WHO to reach 100% of unpaid and voluntary blood donations in 2020 appears ambitious, in particular for the collection of plasma intended to the splitting industry...
July 10, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703178/an-investigation-into-the-variability-of-primary-care-oral-surgery-contracts-and-tariffs-in-england-and-wales-2014-2015
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R J Hierons, G Gerrard, R Jones
Primary care oral surgery services vary markedly throughout the country but until now there has been a paucity of data on these services. The British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) primary care group (the authors) were tasked to gather data around primary care oral surgery contracts and tariffs and provide evidence-based recommendations on the commissioning of these services. Following a freedom of information (FOI) request, data were obtained for 27 English local area teams and seven Welsh local health boards...
June 9, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695441/health-care-cost-consequences-of-using-robot-technology-for-hysterectomy-a-register-based-study-of-consecutive-patients-during-2006-2013
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Karin Rosenkilde Laursen, Vibe Bolvig Hyldgård, Pernille Tine Jensen, Rikke Søgaard
The objective of this study is to examine the costs attributable to robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy from a broad healthcare sector perspective in a register-based longitudinal study. The population in this study were 7670 consecutive women undergoing hysterectomy between January 2006 and August 2013 in public hospitals in Denmark. The interventions in the study were total and radical hysterectomy performed robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy (RALH), total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), or open abdominal hysterectomy (OAH)...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679383/strengthening-close-to-community-provision-of-maternal-health-services-in-fragile-settings-an-exploration-of-the-changing-roles-of-tbas-in-sierra-leone-and-somaliland
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Evelyn Orya, Sunday Adaji, Thidar Pyone, Haja Wurie, Nynke van den Broek, Sally Theobald
BACKGROUND: Efforts to take forward universal health coverage require innovative approaches in fragile settings, which experience particularly acute human resource shortages and poor health indicators. For maternal and newborn health, it is important to innovate with new partnerships and roles for Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to promote maternal health. We explore perspectives on programmes in Somaliland and Sierra Leone which link TBAs to health centres as part of a pathway to maternal health care...
July 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668498/how-to-reverse-first-time-donors-to-become-regular-donors-a-questionnaire-survey-in-estonia
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P Veerus, R Kullaste, K Pungas, T Aavik, K Lang
BACKGROUND: Donating blood in Estonia is non-remunerated and voluntary. Estonian Blood Service system has four independent regional blood centres that are responsible for blood collection, processing, screening and distribution of blood components to hospitals for clinical use. STUDY DESIGN: This research was carried out as a questionnaire survey. A questionnaire was developed to study lapsing first time donors' (FTD) blood donation experience, intention and willingness to donate again...
June 28, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662623/engagement-of-primary-care-physicians-in-home-palliative-care
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Shiraz Malik, Russell Goldman, Nanor Kevork, Kirsten Wentlandt, Amna Husain, Nancy Merrow, Lisa W Le, Camilla Zimmermann
PURPOSE: To describe prevalence and characteristics associated with family physician and general practitioner (FP/GP) provision of home palliative care (HPC). METHODS: We surveyed FP/GPs in an urban health region of Ontario, Canada, to determine their current involvement in HPC, the nature of services provided, and perceived barriers and enablers. RESULTS: A total of 1439 surveys were mailed. Of the 302 FP/GP respondents, 295 provided replies regarding engagement in HPC: 101 of 295 (33%) provided HPC, 76 (26%) were engageable with further support, and 118 (40%) were not engageable regardless of support...
January 2017: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660643/graduating-into-a-downturn-are-physicians-recession-proof
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Alice Chen, Anthony Lo Sasso, Michael R Richards
An extensive literature documents immediate and persistent adverse labor market outcomes for individuals graduating into an economic downturn, but these effects are heterogeneous across sectors, occupations, and skill levels. In particular, the impact of recessions on the labor market outcomes for new physician graduates remains unknown. We leverage a unique dataset on New York physicians to analyze if and how the Great Recession impacted the labor market of physicians who have completed their residency and fellowship training and are seeking their first job...
June 29, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647664/patient-perceived-responsiveness-of-primary-care-systems-across-europe-and-the-relationship-with-the-health-expenditure-and-remuneration-systems-of-primary-care-doctors
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Anna Maria Murante, Chiara Seghieri, Milena Vainieri, Willemijn L A Schäfer
BACKGROUND: Health systems are expected to be responsive, that is to provide services that are user-oriented and respectful of people. Several surveys have tried to measure all or some of the dimensions of the responsiveness (e.g. autonomy, choice, clarity of communication, confidentiality, dignity, prompt attention, quality of basic amenities, and access to family and community support), however there is little evidence regarding the level of responsiveness of primary care (PC) systems...
August 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647500/acceptability-of-the-community-level-provision-of-sayana%C3%A2-press-by-medical-and-nursing-students-in-kinshasa-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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Jane T Bertrand, Paul Bukutuvwidi Makani, Julie Hernandez, Pierre Akilimali, Bitshi Mukengeshayi, Saleh Babazadeh, Arsene Binanga
OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to assess acceptors' attitudes toward Sayana® Press as a method and toward the mechanism of community-based distribution by medical and nursing (M/N) students, known locally as "DBCs," in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to evaluate the experience of these DBCs. STUDY DESIGN: In 2015, surveys were conducted among (1) acceptors of Sayana® Press on the day of the initial injection, (2) these same acceptors 3 months later and (3) the DBCs providing community-based services...
June 21, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645645/determinants-of-plasma-donation-a-review-of-the-literature
#14
A Beurel, F Terrade, J-P Lebaudy, B Danic
The major contribution of Human Sciences in the understanding of the whole blood donation behavior has been through the study of individuals' motivations and deterrents to donate. However, if whole blood donation has been very widely studied in the last sixty years, we still know very little about plasma donation in voluntary non-remunerated environments. Yet, the need for plasma-derived products has been strongly increasing for some years, and blood collection agencies have to adapt if they want to meet this demand...
June 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631717/-work-quota-setting-and-man-hour-productivity-estimation-in-pathologists
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V V Svistunov, S V Makarov, A E Makarova
The paper considers the development and current state of the regulation of work quota setting and remuneration in pathologists. Reasoning from the current staff standards for morbid anatomy departments (units), the authors present a method to calculate the load of pathologists. The essence of the proposed method is demonstrated using a specific example.
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627051/investigating-the-job-satisfaction-of-healthcare-providers-at%C3%A2-primary-healthcare-centres-in-lebanon-a-national-cross-sectional-study
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Mohamad Alameddine, Maysa Baroud, Samer Kharroubi, Randa Hamadeh, Walid Ammar, Hikma Shoaib, Hiba Khodr
Low job satisfaction is linked to higher staff turnover and intensified shortages in healthcare providers (HCP). This study investigates the level of, and factors associated with, HCP job satisfaction in the national primary healthcare (PHC) network in Lebanon. The study adopts a cross-sectional design to survey HCP at 99 PHC centres distributed across the country between October 2013 and May 2014. The study questionnaire consisted of four sections: socio-demographics/professional background, employment characteristics, level of job satisfaction (Measure of Job Satisfaction scale) and level of professional burnout (Maslach Burnout Inventory-HSS scale)...
June 18, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623124/development-and-implementation-of-the-compensation-plan-for-pharmacy-services-in-alberta-canada
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Rene R Breault, Jeff G Whissell, Christine A Hughes, Theresa J Schindel
OBJECTIVE: To describe experiences with development and implementation of a compensation plan for pharmacy services delivered by pharmacists in community pharmacies. SETTING: Community pharmacy practice in Alberta, Canada. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Pharmacists in Alberta have one of the most progressive scopes of practice in North America. They have authority to prescribe drugs independently, administer drugs by injection, access electronic health records, and order laboratory tests...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614506/health-work-portrait-of-community-workers-in-the-northeast-region-of-brazil
#18
Paloma Ribeiro Pires Simas, Isabela Cardoso de Matos Pinto
The aim of this study was to characterize the profile of community health workers in northeastern Brazil and aspects related to the management of their work. This is a cross-sectional study, which included 535 community agents who were distributed in 107 primary health units in northeastern Brazil. The data were extracted from eight blocks of questions related to the community agents' perceptions about social-demographic, economic and political factors; their contracts and remuneration; their evaluation as workers; their working conditions and their training...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612934/rural-specialists-the-nature-of-their-work-and-professional-satisfaction-by-geographical-location-of-work
#19
Belinda O'Sullivan, Matthew McGrail, Deborah Russell
OBJECTIVE: Systematically describe the characteristics of rural specialists, their work and job satisfaction by geographical location of work. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Three thousand, four hundred and seventy-nine medical specialists participating in the 2014 Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) survey of doctors. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Location of practise, whether metropolitan, large (>50 000 population) or small regional centres (<50 000 population)...
June 14, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610626/social-accountability-in-primary-health-care-in-west-and-central-africa-exploring-the-role-of-health-facility-committees
#20
Elsbet Lodenstein, Eric Mafuta, Adolphe C Kpatchavi, Jean Servais, Marjolein Dieleman, Jacqueline E W Broerse, Alpha Amadou Bano Barry, Thérèse M N Mambu, Jurrien Toonen
BACKGROUND: Social accountability has been emphasised as an important strategy to increase the quality, equity, and responsiveness of health services. In many countries, health facility committees (HFCs) provide the accountability interface between health providers and citizens or users of health services. This article explores the social accountability practices facilitated by HFCs in Benin, Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo. METHODS: The paper is based on a cross-case comparison of 11 HFCs across the three countries...
June 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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