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#1Shi-han Lei (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Yan Zhang (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 19
Last.Yingchun Chen (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 4
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Background The incidence of inappropriate admissions in China has become the shackle of its’ service supply system. This research aims to assess the level of children’s inappropriate admissions to county hospitals in rural China and identify the characteristics and determinants of children’s inappropriate admissions.
#1Viera Wardhani (UGM: Gadjah Mada University)
#2Jitse P. van Dijk (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 16
Last.Adi Utarini (UGM: Gadjah Mada University)H-Index: 12
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Background Hospital accreditation is widely adopted as a visible measure of an organisation’s quality and safety management standards compliance. There is still inconsistent evidence regarding the influence of hospital accreditation on hospital performance, with limited studies in developing countries. This study aims to explore the association of hospital characteristics and market competition with hospital accreditation status and to investigate whether accreditation status differentiate hospi...
#1Dominik Beier (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 1
#2Christel Weiß (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 13
Last.Verena Schneider-Lindner (UM: University of Manitoba)H-Index: 3
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Demographic change concurrent with medical progress leads to an increasing number of elderly patients in intensive care units (ICUs). Antibacterial treatment is an important, often life-saving, aspect of intensive care but burdened by the associated antimicrobial resistance risk. Elderly patients are simultaneously at greater risk of infections and may be more restrictively treated because, generally, treatment intensity declines with age. We therefore described utilization of antibacterials in ...
#1Kambiz Afshar (MHH: Hannover Medical School)H-Index: 2
#2Gabriele Müller-Mundt (MHH: Hannover Medical School)H-Index: 2
Last.Nils Schneider (MHH: Hannover Medical School)H-Index: 12
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Background At the end of life, about 85–90% of patients can be treated within primary palliative care (PC) provided by general practitioners (GPs). In Germany, there is no structured approach for the provision of PC by GPs including a systematic as well as timely identification of patients who might benefit from PC, yet. The project “Optimal care at the end of life” (OPAL) focusses on an improvement of primary PC for patients with both oncological and non-oncological chronic progressive diseases...
#1Maria Schwenke (Leipzig University)
#2Franziska D. Welzel (Leipzig University)H-Index: 1
Last.Janine Stein (Leipzig University)H-Index: 13
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The Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC-5A) was developed to assess the satisfaction with patient-provider interaction based on the Chronic Care Model. The additional 5A approach (assess, advise, agree, assist, arrange) allows to score behavioral counseling. The aim of the study was to assess the psychometric properties of the German adaptation of the PACIC-5A questionnaire in a sample of general practitioners (GP) patients with obesity. Analyses were based on data from the study “...
Last.Predrag Duric (Queen Margaret University)H-Index: 3
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Tanzania remains among the countries with the highest burden of infectious diseases (notably HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis) during pregnancy. In response, the country adopted World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest antenatal care (ANC) guidelines which recommend comprehensive services including diagnostic screening and treatment for pregnant women during antenatal. However, as Tanzania makes efforts to scale up these services under the existing health system resources, it is crucial to understa...
Historically, governmental hospital organisation consisted in a heterogeneous distribution of staff and a fragmented logistical organisation without cross-functionality or sharing of resources between departments. This organisation could not last in a context of an evolving healthcare environment, changing patient profiles and hospital expenditure constraints. Cost-effective workforce regulation for optimal patient quality of care was urgently needed. The purpose of the study was to describe the...
#1Sarah Stegink (Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)
#2Alison M Elliott (Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)H-Index: 22
Last.Christopher R Burton (Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)H-Index: 27
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Background Managing demand for urgent and unscheduled care is a major problem for health services globally. A particular issue is that some patients appear to make heavy use of services, including primary care out of hours. We hypothesised that greater variation (statistical complexity) in reasons for attending primary care out of hours services may be a useful marker of patients at high risk of ongoing heavy service use.
Background Patient satisfaction is an important factor for both assessing the quality of healthcare and predicting positive health outcomes. This study assesses the influence of HIV/AIDS patients’ perception of the quality of health services on adherence to antiretroviral treatment using the decentralized care model in Manaus, Brazil.
#1Soheila Naghavi (KMU: Kerman Medical University)
#2Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani (KMU: Kerman Medical University)H-Index: 4
Last.Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi (KMU: Kerman Medical University)H-Index: 3
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Background Non-compliance with prescribed treatment is an important cause of preventable mortality and economic burden. Recognition of the factors for non-compliance with the therapeutic orders of specialists from the perspective of patients and health care providers sheds more light on the issue for policymakers and stakeholders. The current study aimed at determining the factors for non-compliance with therapeutic orders in outpatient clinics in Kerman, Iran.
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