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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346519/views-of-senior-health-personnel-about-quality-of-emergency-obstetric-care-a-qualitative-study-in-nigeria
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Friday Okonofua, Abdullahi Randawa, Rosemary Ogu, Kingsley Agholor, Ola Okike, Rukayat Adeola Abdus-Salam, Mohammed Gana, Eghe Abe, Adetoye Durodola, Hadiza Galadanci
BACKGROUND: Late arrival in hospital by women experiencing pregnancy complications is an important background factor leading to maternal mortality in Nigeria. The use of effective and timely emergency obstetric care determines whether women survive or die, or become near-miss cases. Healthcare managers have the responsibility to deploy resources for implementing emergency obstetric care. OBJECTIVES: To determine the nature of institutional policies and frameworks for managing obstetric complications and reducing maternal deaths in Nigeria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346133/creating-a-climate-that-catalyses-healthcare-innovation-in-the-united-kingdom-learning-lessons-from-international-innovators
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Kathrin Cresswell, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: The United Kingdom (UK) lags behind other high-income countries in relation to technological innovation in healthcare. In order to inform UK strategy on how to catalyse innovation, we sought to understand what national strategies can help to promote a climate for innovation in healthcare settings by extracting lessons for the UK from international innovators. METHODS: We undertook a series of qualitative semi-structured interviews with senior international innovators from a range of health related policy, care/service delivery, commercial and academic backgrounds...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346109/assessing-process-of-paediatric-care-in-a-resource-limited-setting-a-cross-sectional-audit-of-district-hospitals-in-rwanda
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Celestin Hategeka, Jeannie Shoveller, Lisine Tuyisenge, Larry D Lynd
BACKGROUND: Routine assessment of quality of care helps identify deficiencies which need to be improved. While gaps in the emergency care of children have been documented across sub-Saharan Africa, data from Rwanda are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To assess the care of sick infants and children admitted to Rwandan district hospitals and the extent to which it follows currently recommended clinical practice guidelines in Rwanda. METHODS: Data were gathered during a retrospective cross-sectional audit of eight district hospitals across Rwanda in 2012/2013...
March 27, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345473/exploring-end-of-life-care-for-south-asian-kidney-patients-interviewer-reflections
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Emma Wilkinson, Muhammad Waqar, Balbir Gill, Pina Hoque, Champa Jetha, Kulwinder Kaur Bola, Riffat Mahmood, Sultan Mahmood, Rita Saujani, Gurch Randhawa
The reduction of inequalities in access to quality care has been a central tenet of UK health policy. Ethnic minorities may experience additional inequalities because of language and other cultural barriers. This article reports interviewer reflections of conducting interviews with South Asian kidney patients about their experiences of end-of-life care. It explores themes which emerged from the analysis of a focus group held with eight bilingual research interviewers. The relevance of these themes to understanding inequalities and access to end-of-life care is discussed; together with the potential for the research process to contribute to service improvement...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345285/enhancing-oral-health-for-better-mental-health-exploring-the-views-of-mental-health-professionals
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Clair Scrine, Angela Durey, Linda Slack-Smith
The association between oral health, self-esteem and quality of life is well established yet there is limited research on the impact of addressing the poor oral health of people living with mental health disorders. Greater consideration is warranted on how enhancing oral health in the course of mental healthcare might reduce the burden of a person's ill health. The role of mental health professionals is important in this regard yet uncertainty persists about the role these providers can and should play in promoting oral health care for people with mental health disorders...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344954/no-fault-compensation-in-perinatal-medicine-in-japan-from-results-for-8-years
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Mitsutoshi Iwashita
No fault compensation in perinatal medicine has been established to provide aid to patients in the event of disability due to a medical accident during delivery and to strive to resolve disputes quickly that contributes to reduce medical malpractice suit in the field of perinatal medicine. Furthermore, this system is aimed to establish a mechanism that achieves higher quality of obstetric care by analyzing the causes of accidents. This system is operated by Japan Council for Quality Health Care and 99.9% of childbirth facilities in Japan registered with this compensation system...
March 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344196/design-of-the-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-australasia-network-registry-creating-opportunities-for-greater-international-collaboration
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Matthew I Bellgard, Caroline E Walker, Kathryn R Napier, Leanne Lamont, Adam A Hunter, Lee Render, Maciej Radochonski, Jing Pang, Annette Pedrotti, David R Sullivan, Karam Kostner, Warrick Bishop, Peter M George, Richard C O'Brien, Peter M Clifton, Frank M Van Bockxmeer, Stephen J Nicholls, Ian Hamilton-Craig, Hugh Js Dawkins, Gerald F Watts
Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most common and serious monogenic disorder of lipoprotein metabolism that leads to premature coronary heart disease. There are over 65,000 people estimated to have FH in Australia, but many remain undiagnosed. Patients with FH are often under-treated, but with early detection, cascade family testing and adequate treatment, patient outcomes can improve. Patient registries are key tools for providing new information on FH and enhancing care worldwide. The development and design of the FH Australasia Network Registry is a crucial component in the comprehensive model of care for FH, which aims to provide a standardized, high-quality and cost-effective system of care that is likely to have the highest impact on patient outcomes...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343822/the-new-surgical-technique-for-improving-total-knee-and-hip-arthroplasty-outcomes-patient-selection
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Kevin Magone, Bernard P Kemker, Nataliya Pilipenko, Erin O'Connor, Norman Walter, Theresa Atkinson
BACKGROUND: Inclusion of patient satisfaction scores in setting reimbursements has been suggested by health care policy makers to contain cost and improve outcomes. The Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) score provides a health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measure of arthroplasty outcome. Although previous work identified factors that influence this score for hip and knee arthroplasty patients, they did not focus on how a surgeon might use this information in a clinical setting. The present study examined whether relatively simple criteria might identify patients more likely to experience minimal HRQoL improvement...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343666/removable-partial-dentures-the-clinical-need-for-innovation
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REVIEW
Stephen D Campbell, Lyndon Cooper, Helen Craddock, T Paul Hyde, Brian Nattress, Sue H Pavitt, David W Seymour
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The number of partially dentate adults is increasing, and many patients will require replacement of missing teeth. Although current treatment options also include fixed partial dentures and implants, removable partial dentures (RPDs) can have advantages and are widely used in clinical practice. However, a significant need exists to advance materials and fabrication technologies because of the unwanted health consequences associated with current RPDs. PURPOSE: The purpose of this review was to assess the current state of and future need for prosthetics such as RPDs for patients with partial edentulism, highlight areas of weakness, and outline possible solutions to issues that affect patient satisfaction and the use of RPDs...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343658/text-message-intervention-teach-improves-quality-of-life-and-patient-activation-in-celiac-disease-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kelly Haas, Andrew Martin, K T Park
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of the Text Message Educational Automated Compliance Help (TEACH) text message intervention as a pragmatic approach for patient engagement among adolescents with celiac disease (CD) as measured by gluten-free diet (GFD) adherence, patient activation, and quality of life (QOL). STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial with patient recruitment at a pediatric, university-based hospital and through social media; 61 participants ages 12-24 years with CD diagnosed at least 1 year were enrolled...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343638/patient-care-handoff-in-the-postanesthesia-care-unit-a-quality-improvement-project
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Gregory M Bruno, Mary Elizabeth Betsy Guimond
PURPOSE: The goal of this project was to improve the process of transferring patient information between certified registered nurse anesthetists and postanesthesia care unit registered nurses using an evidence-based handoff checklist and evaluate completeness and accuracy of transferred information. DESIGN: A convenience sample of 14 certified registered nurse anesthetists and 7 registered nurses working at a single regional health system was recruited. METHODS: The Handoff Accuracy Scoring Tool was developed to include a pre-/postinterventional design to compare scores of verbal handoffs conducted in the preintervention phase without checklist (n = 20) and postintervention phase with checklist (n = 20)...
April 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343440/early-interventions-to-promote-work-participation-in-people-with-regional-musculoskeletal-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andy Cochrane, Niamh M Higgins, Oliver FitzGerald, Pamela Gallagher, Jennifer Ashton, Oriel Corcoran, Deirdre Desmond
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of early multidisciplinary interventions in promoting work participation and reducing work absence in adults with regional musculoskeletal pain. DATA SOURCES: Seven databases (CENTRAL, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Scopus, OT Seeker, PEDro; 1990 to December 2016) were searched for eligible studies. REVIEW METHODS: Trials were included if they reported on work-based outcomes for participants experiencing difficulties at work or ≤ three months' sick leave...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343331/economic-and-public-health-consequences-of-delayed-access-to-medical-care-for-migrants-living-with-hiv-in-france
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Marlène Guillon, Michel Celse, Pierre-Yves Geoffard
In 2013, migrants accounted for 46% of newly diagnosed cases of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection in France. These populations meet with specific obstacles leading to late diagnosis and access to medical care. Delayed access to care (ATC) for HIV-infected migrants reduces their life expectancy and quality of life. Given the reduction of infectivity under antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, delayed ATC for HIV-infected migrants may also hinder the control of the HIV epidemic. The objective of this study is to measure the public health and economic consequences of delayed ATC for migrants living with HIV in France...
March 25, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342829/effects-of-peer-mentoring-on-self-efficacy-and-hospital-readmission-following-inpatient-rehabilitation-of-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Julie Gassaway, Michael L Jones, W Mark Sweatman, Minna Hong, Peter Anziano, Karen DeVault
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the effect of intensive peer mentoring on patient reported outcomes of self-efficacy and unplanned hospital readmissions for persons with spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D) within the first 6 months after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; SETTING: Non-profit inpatient rehabilitation hospital specializing in care of persons with SCI/D and brain injury PARTICIPANTS: 158 patients admitted to the SCI rehabilitation program whose discharge location was a community setting...
March 22, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342688/in-hospital-mortality-30-day-readmission-and-length-of-hospital-stay-after-surgery-for-primary-colorectal-cancer-a-national-population-based-study
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S Pucciarelli, M Zorzi, N Gennaro, G Gagliardi, A Restivo, M Saugo, A Barina, M Rugge, M Zuin, I Maretto, D Nitti
INTRODUCTION: The simultaneous assessment of multiple indicators for quality of care is essential for comparisons of performance between hospitals and health care systems. The aim of this study was to assess the rates of in-hospital mortality and 30-day readmission and length of hospital stay (LOS) in patients who underwent surgical procedures for colorectal cancer between 2005 and 2014 in Italy. METHODS: All patients in the National Italian Hospital Discharge Dataset who underwent a surgical procedure for colorectal cancer during the study period were included...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342628/poor-sleep-quality-depression-and-hope-before-breast-cancer-surgery
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Thalyta Cristina Mansano-Schlosser, Maria Filomena Ceolim, Teresa D Valerio
AIM: This study aims to identify the predictors of poor sleep quality and the associations between depression, hope and sleep in a sample of 156 women with breast cancer prior to surgery. BACKGROUND: The care and treatment of breast cancer is among the most important scientific challenges in public health. Sleep disturbances and depression are the important complaint of cancer patients. However, they are often neglected. Patients diagnosed with breast cancer also experience prejudice, fear of death, suffering, mutilation, fear of lymphedema, as well as feelings of social devaluation leading to hopelessness Several studies point to hope as an effective strategy to help patients cope with difficulties and achieve their goals, especially patients with cancer...
April 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342469/-simulation-for-the-announcement-of-health-care-associated-harm
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Franck Cluzel, Rosa Lopes, Francisco Guévara, Dominique Delport
A participative pedagogical tool, simulation aids the transfer of competencies in relation to the complex situation of announcing health care-associated harm. The aim is to reinforce patient safety and to improve the quality of communication with patients and between health professionals.
March 2017: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342119/returns-to-operating-room-after-colon-and-rectal-surgery-in-a-tertiary-care-academic-medical-center-a-valid-measure-of-surgical-quality
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Amy L Lightner, Amy E Glasgow, Elizabeth B Habermann, Robert R Cima
INTRODUCTION: Returns to the operating room (ROR) have been suggested as a marker of surgical quality. Increasingly, quality and value metrics are utilized for reimbursement as well as public reporting to inform health care consumers. We sought to understand the etiology of ROR and assess the validity of simple ROR as a quality metric. METHODS: This was a single referral center retrospective review of all colon and rectal operations between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342113/crizotinib-for-untreated-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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REVIEW
Philip Morgan, Nerys Woolacott, Mousumi Biswas, Teumzghi Mebrahtu, Melissa Harden, Robert Hodgson
As part of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) single technology appraisal process, the manufacturer of crizotinib submitted evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of crizotinib in untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK-positive) non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Crizotinib has previously been assessed by NICE for patients with previously treated ALK-positive NSCLC (TA 296). It was not approved in this previous appraisal, but had been made available through the cancer drugs fund...
March 24, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341615/design-and-usability-of-a-heart-failure-mhealth-system-a-pilot-study
#20
Nagla Alnosayan, Samir Chatterjee, Ala Alluhaidan, Edward Lee, Linda Houston Feenstra
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in mobile health (mHealth) systems, little is known about patients' and providers' experiences using a new mHealth system design. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to understand challenges and provide design considerations for a personalized mHealth system that could effectively support heart failure (HF) patients after they transition into the home environment. METHODS: Following exploratory interviews with nurses and preventive care physicians, an mHealth system was developed...
March 24, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
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