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Roland Lincoln - - 2007
Radiofrequency ablation of the great saphenous vein has become increasingly popular for its decreased morbidity and greater patient satisfaction as compared with conventional saphenous vein stripping. Because of the relative simplicity and safety of this procedure and fueled by changes in reimbursement, endovenous radiofrequency ablation is now most often performed ...
Burke Francis M - - 2007
The objective of this study was to analyse pattern of referral to Restorative Dentistry Consultation Clinics in a Dental Teaching Hospital. Patient demographic details and referral information were collected on new patient clinics. The majority of patients were female (62.1%). The greatest proportion of patients, 41.6%, was referred from the ...
Neuner B B Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum and Campus Charité Mitte, Berlin, - - 2007
This cross-sectional investigation studied the association between substance use and patients' desire for autonomy in medical decision making (MDM) in two trauma settings. A total of 102 patients (age 42.7 +/- 17.4 years, 70.6% male) admitted to an orthopaedic service in Warsaw, Poland, and 1009 injured patients (age 34.6 +/- ...
Ralston James D - - 2007
This study sought to describe the evolution, use, and user satisfaction of a patient Web site providing a shared medical record between patients and health professionals at Group Health Cooperative, a mixed-model health care financing and delivery organization based in Seattle, Washington. This study used a retrospective, serial, cross-sectional study ...
Payer Juraj - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic adherence determines the efficacy of treatments in the clinical practice. Especially in chronic asymptomatic diseases large differences exist between therapeutic success in clinical studies and clinical practice. The treatment of osteoporosis using bisphosphonates is considerably influenced by the low adherence of patients due to the complicated drug application. ...
McCormack James P - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To determine the degree to which current Canadian clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for common chronic conditions (ie, diabetes, dyslipidemias, hypertension, and osteoporosis) discuss the importance of patients' values and preferences in therapeutic decision making, and provide quantitative information that would allow for comprehensive shared informed decision making. DESIGN: Retrospective, ...
Huffstutter Joseph J Arthritis Associates, Chattanooga, TN 37343, USA. drhuff@pol.net - - 2007
To examine the impact of an electronic data capture system on patient satisfaction and patient-physician interactions in a rheumatology clinical setting. In this multicenter study, 1079 patients with rheumatoid arthritis completed questionnaires quarterly about their health and satisfaction with care using a computer. At 6 months, 901 eligible patients were ...
Jones Miren - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) has been shown to improve prognosis and function following an acute myocardial infarction or revascularization. However, participation in CR programmes is low and adherence is poor. OBJECTIVE: To explore patients' reasons for non-participation in or non-adherence to a home- or hospital-based CR programme. METHODS: Individual semi-structured ...
Aujoulat Isabelle - - 2007
Although self-determination is a key issue in empowerment, the perspective of patients on their experience of empowerment has been poorly investigated. The authors have attempted to understand better what the process of empowerment means to patients by investigating the situations and feelings of powerlessness from which a process of empowerment ...
Steedman N M - - 2007
Patients who may have been at risk of sexually transmitted infections should receive information on the infections for which they are being tested, and how and when they can receive their results. In August 2005, we installed a novel 24-hour computer-facilitated telephone results system in our department and an audit ...
van de Sande Marloes - - 2007
To investigate if there is a relationship between patients' perceived diabetes education and their glycaemic control. Two hundred and forty-seven diabetic (both DM 1 and DM 2) patients who were treated for diabetes in a primary nurse led health care clinic in South Africa were analyzed. Patients were interviewed, and ...
Payne Katherine K The North West Genetics Knowledge Park (NOWGEN), Manchester, UK. - - 2007
To explore genetics professionals' and patients' views about which outcome domains are most appropriate to measure the patient benefits of using a clinical genetics service. A postal Delphi survey was sent to: 115 consultant geneticists; 162 genetic counsellors; 156 support group representatives; 106 patients. The survey contained 19 outcome domains ...
Bramness Jørgen G - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Opioid maintained patients report high levels of anxiety, but the use of benzodiazepines among these patients has been associated with negative outcomes such as increased risk of overdose and death and poorer retention in programmes. Previous research has used interview or urine analysis to assess benzodiazepine use. In this ...
Cheung Angela - - 2007
PURPOSE: Preadmission clinics provide a limited timeframe in which patients can discuss the risks and benefits of various forms of anesthesia. We hypothesized that the provision of a patient information booklet would clarify and reinforce salient perioperative topics related to anesthesia. METHODS: A prospective study was carried out in two ...
Sambandam Senthil Nathan - - 2007
PURPOSE: This study was designed to ascertain the quality of patient information available on the World Wide Web on the topic of knee arthroscopy. METHODS: For the purpose of quality analysis, we used a pool of 232 search results obtained from 7 different search engines. We used a modified assessment ...
Casey R G - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Out-patient non-attendance leads to inefficiency and patient morbidity. AIMS AND METHODS: A phone survey of urology out-patient non-attenders over 1-month was performed to determine reasons for non-attendance, to identify patients who could be discharged, and the manner in which patients want reminders. RESULTS: Seventy-six non-attenders were contacted. Fourteen were ...
Blane Caroline E - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to document the hidden costs in achieving high recall patient compliance from an off-site screening mammography program. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by our institutional review board. At our institution, no patient was placed in final BI-RADS assessment category 3, 4, ...
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A survey demonstrates that not all patients will perceive the care they receive in the same manner. Learning facts like these about your customers will help you improve your patient satisfaction efforts. Young adult patients are the least likely to be satisfied and do not understand the necessity of long ...
Francken Anne Brecht - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The value of follow-up surveillance for patients with cutaneous melanoma remains uncertain. In this prospective study the frequency of detection of first melanoma recurrence (FMR) by patient or doctor was analyzed to assist in the future design of evidence-based follow-up guidelines. METHODS: Patients who had a recurrence of a ...
Baker Michael S - - 2007
How do we train for the entire spectrum of potential emergency and crisis scenarios? Will we suddenly face large numbers of combat casualties, an earthquake, a plane crash, an industrial explosion, or a terrorist bombing? The daily routine can suddenly be complicated by large numbers of patients, exceeding the ability ...
Hemphill Robin R - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether patients felt that the show Trauma: Life in the ER has primarily educational or entertainment value. To determine if people felt that this show violated privacy. METHODS: Survey in an academic emergency department. Subjects were asked to participate in an initial survey, then asked to watch ...
Jallow Amadou - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: This study has three main objectives (1) to identify the major problems or difficulties pharmacy staff in Sweden experience regarding pharmacy care of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy, (2) to identify the perceptions of pharmacy staff regarding what are patient-related concerns with antiretroviral therapy and (3) to compare the extent ...
Bittle Mark J - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Proper patient identification is a major factor affecting patient safety in any health care organization. METHODS: An interdisciplinary team, using three Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles, reviewed the incidence of patient misidentifications resulting from registration process errors. Retrospective and prospective data were collected to determine the incidence among inpatients and outpatients. ...
Delany Clare M - - 2007
QUESTION: How do physiotherapists working in private practice understand and interpret the meaning and significance of informed consent in everyday clinical practice? DESIGN: Qualitative study using semi-structured interviews. PARTICIPANTS: Seventeen physiotherapists purposefully recruited from metropolitan private practices where treatment was on a one-on-one basis. RESULTS: Therapists defined informed consent as ...
Wang Steven Q - - 2007
The damaging impact of cutaneous melanoma on individuals and society is apparent. As dermatologists, we are in a unique position to help each patient on a personal level and make contributions with sweeping effects on a societal level. On an individual level, the successful care of each patient involves accurate ...
Asadoorian Joanna - - 2007
OVERVIEW: A cost-effective way of improving patient outcomes is adopting preventive practices known to be effective. As "front-line" providers of dental health services and information, dental hygienists are an important catalyst for the implementation of evidence-based preventive practices - such as the twice-daily use of antimicrobial mouthrinses - in the ...
Gebhardt Mark C - - 2007
A few studies indicate that race- and culture-related differences exist among patients with bone tumors. However, there is little information regarding sarcomas. Existing studies indicate that, in the United States, race and cultural background may not significantly affect the survival rate of patients with sarcoma. As we learn more, however, ...
Buzaglo Joanne S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that doctor-patient communication in the cancer context may be suboptimal. We therefore developed measures to assess patient communication preferences and established feasibility of an Internet-based intervention to improve communication. METHODS: Cancer patients completed an Internet-based survey about communication preferences, with a summary provided to the physician ...
Oladipo Abi - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of preclinic appointment telephone contact with prospective patients on colposcopic clinic default rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All women attending the Cornwall Colposcopy Service in Truro, UK, between July and October 2003, were recruited and randomly assigned into two groups. The patients in one group (group ...
Burkhart Craig G - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Concerns have arisen over the development of antibiotic-resistant organisms due to the prolonged use of oral and topical antibiotics in acne vulgaris. We have previously demonstrated that benzoyl peroxide used in consort with a chemical with an accessible tertiary amine, such as an allylamine, increases radical activity and biological ...
Triola Marc M - - 2007
Virtual Patients are computer-based simulations of a clinical encounter where the user plays the role of a healthcare provider while receiving in-context instruction. This unique pedagogical approach enables active case-based learning for learners. Academic institutions around the world have developed high-quality virtual patients using many different authoring and playback technologies. ...
Ubøe Jan - - 2007
In this paper, we consider statistical distributions of different types of patients on the patient lists of doctors. In our framework different types of patients have different preferences regarding their preferred choice of doctor. Assuming that the system is benefit efficient in the sense that distributions with larger total utility ...
Ishikawa Hirono - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To examine how patients' preferences for decision making in the medical encounter affect the association between their participation style and the feeling of being understood by the physician. METHODS: The study group comprised 115 patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were under continuous care by 8 rheumatologists at a university-affiliated ...
Chan Jeffrey C Y - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Although mechanical methods of thromboembolic prophylaxis have proven efficacy, relatively little is known about levels of patient compliance in the usage of these devices. Based on anecdotal evidence, we hypothesised that levels of compliance are sometimes insufficient to provide adequate thromboprophylaxis in the clinical setting. We prospectively analysed the ...
Andén Annika - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To give an overview of the concepts used to describe and evaluate the outcome of general practice consultations. METHOD: A literature study was undertaken. Among 101 articles relevant to the subject 35 were chosen to illustrate the concepts found. RESULT: The following concepts were found: disease control, patient compliance, ...
Pistorius Eefke N D - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to explore the preferences of female patients and physicians for IVF in three natural cycles compared to one stimulated cycle and to investigate which factors predict these preferences. STUDY DESIGN: A questionnaire about IVF preference was administered initially to 105 patients between 36 and 42 years, ...
Ferrand E - - 2006
Assuming the hypothesis that the general practitioner (GP) can and should be a key player in making end-of-life decisions for hospitalised patients, perceptions of GPs' role assigned to them by hospital doctors in making withdrawal decisions for such patients were surveyed. Questionnaire survey. Urban (districts located near Paris) and rural ...
Beranova Eva - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of computer-based softwares for educating patients with coronary heart disease. METHODS: A systematic electronic search for randomised controlled trials and comparison studies published from 1999 to the end of 2005 using the MEDLINE (1999-2005), EMBASE (1999-2005) and CINAHL (1999-2005) was carried out. Articles including the ...
Al-Omiri Mahmoud K - - 2006
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify the effects of tooth wear on patients' quality of life and satisfaction with their dentition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-six tooth wear patients and 76 control subjects were recruited for the study. A Dental Impact on Daily Living questionnaire was used to ...
Ali Nasreen - - 2006
In this paper, we will examine the importance of culture and ethnicity in the general practice consultation process. Good communication is associated with positive health outcomes. We will, by presenting qualitative material from an empirical study, examine the way in which communication within the context of a general practitioner (GP) ...
Laufenberg-Horstmann Erika - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether community pharmacist-initiated interventions containing a recommendation to adjust prescribed asthma therapy are more helpful to prescribers than similar communications without such a recommendation. DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter, quasi-experimental design with posttest. SETTING: Wisconsin and Minnesota. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS: 33 community and clinic pharmacies throughout the Coulee Region ...
Withell Bridget - - 2006
The process of gaining informed consent from a patient is both complex and challenging, and the subsequent validity of that consent may be ethically open to question. Part of the process involves disclosure of risk, but with new devices the longer-term risks may not be fully known or explained to ...
Kane S - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease is associated with non-adherence to treatment with oral medications. AIM: To assess the intravenous infliximab adherence rate and identify risk factors for non-adherence to treatment. METHODS: Infliximab infusion dates for 1 June 2002-30 October 2003 were obtained. Additional information was obtained from two other administrative and ...
Wood D N - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: As part of the NHS Plan the UK Department of Health has suggested that both patients and general practitioners (GPs) are written to following hospital consultations. We audited the responses of patients and GPs to this practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 160 patients in one consultant urologist's ...
Hugel Heino - - 2006
Management during the diagnostic phase of MND is considered an important influence on the patient's further disease course. Guidelines for the management of MND have been developed, but little is known on how recommended practices influence patients' experience of a new diagnosis of MND. We undertook an interview-based study exploring ...
Spies C D - - 2006
BACKGROUND: There is some evidence that patients' outcomes improve if they are involved in shared decision making (SDM). A chronic pain clinic or premedication visit could be adequate settings for the implementation of SDM. So far, the patients' preference for involvement in decision making and their desire for information have ...
Zickmund Susan L - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Given the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, we examined the prevalence and nature of patients' perceived conflicts with the physicians caring for their congestive heart failure (CHF). METHODS AND RESULTS: This cross-sectional study recruited patients with CHF in the outpatient and inpatient service of a tertiary referral hospital. Patients ...
Zun Leslie S - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) recommends using all available patient encounters to provide preventive healthcare to patients. Many studies have demonstrated the importance of performing preventive care in the emergency department (ED). These studies have used the ED as a location for patient identification and treatment, rather ...
McLafferty Robert B - - 2006
BACKGROUND: This study analyzes specific elements of physician communication that lead patients to not recommend surgeons to family members or friends (FMoFs). METHODS: Patients completed questionnaires after surgery clinic encounters. Questionnaires addressed whether surgeons used optimal communication behaviors and whether patients would recommend the surgeon. RESULTS: A total of 1,514 ...
Bernheim Alain M - - 2006
CardioCard is a CDROM of credit card size containing medical information on cardiac patients. Patient data acquired during hospital stay are stored in PDF format and secured by a password known to patients only. In a consecutive series of patients, we assessed acceptance and utility of this new information medium. ...
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