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Lieberman Jay R - - 2004
The treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disease will be revolutionized during the next two decades by advances in technology. Orthopaedic surgeons are eager to incorporate new technology into their practices to improve patient outcomes and practice efficiency. However, as the orthopaedic community embraces new technology and innovative surgical procedures, there ...
Burden Nancy - - 2004
Discharge planning for the elderly ambulatory surgery patient should begin as soon as the patient's procedure is booked. Successful discharge planning relies on 1) comprehensive preoperative assessment; 2) effective communication among the surgical facility's caregivers, the physician's office, the patient, and the family; 3) consideration of the patient's preoperative status; ...
Franciosi Monica - - 2004
In the context of an Italian nation-wide outcomes research program on type 2 diabetes, we investigated the contribution of both patient and setting-related factors to patient satisfaction with their relationship with their physicians. The level of patient satisfaction was measured using the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) 14 patient ...
Claudepierre Pascal - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To assess knowledge of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by patients and to identify factors associated with knowledge. METHODS: Ninety patients receiving follow-up in France for AS completed a disease knowledge auto-questionnaire yielding a correct answer score [CAS] and a correct item score [CIS]. Correlations between these scores and other factors ...
Gatton M L - - 2004
This study investigates the costs incurred by patients diagnosed with uncomplicated malaria at a formal rural health facility in Myanmar. A cross-sectional survey of 410 patients indicated that the majority of patients were male (89.3%), married (84.6%) and the head of their family (80.2%); this spectrum reflected the deliberate selection ...
Toombs S K - - 2004
In this essay, I reflect on my experience as a multiple sclerosis patient in order to identify some of the unique challenges that chronic disability poses in the physician-patient relationship. I suggest that it is important to broaden the goals of the clinical encounter to incorporate personal (as opposed to ...
Jang Timothy - - 2004
To assess the religious spirituality of EMS personnel and their perception of the spiritual needs of ambulance patients. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics presenting to an urban, academic emergency department (ED) were asked to complete a three-part survey relating to demographics, personal practices, and perceived patient needs. Their responses ...
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By regularly surveying patients and staff, you can stay on top of key issues that need to be addressed. Daily surveys are easily done with a representative sampling of patient census and key staff members. Addressing staff complaints in a timely manner can contribute to decreased turnover rate. Small changes ...
Hurst Samia A - - 2004
When patients refuse beneficial treatment, the assessment of decision-making capacity plays a key role in determining the best course of action. However, situations in which patients refuse to explain their reasons occur. This can make an assessment of capacity impossible. In such cases, clinicians find themselves in difficult situations without ...
Grime Janet - - 2004
The quality of patient information leaflets has been criticised for being too medico centred. Written information produced by a patient organisation should be tailored to members' expressed needs, and based on their experience and therefore useful in helping patients to self-manage their condition. Views expressed in semi-structured interviews with 30 ...
Hartmuller Vriginia W - - 2004
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To identify and compare perceptions of RNs, registered dietitians (RDs), and patients regarding the best format and key nutrition information components that should be provided to patients during cancer treatment. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using an opinion-based questionnaire. SETTING: Outpatient cancer centers. SAMPLE: 506 RNs and 367 RDs, as well ...
Kim Sung Soo - - 2004
The present study attempted to develop new scales of patient-perceived, empathy-related constructs and to test a model of the relationships of physician empathy and related constructs to patient satisfaction and compliance. Five hundred fifty outpatients at a large university hospital in Korea were interviewed with the questionnaire. The data were ...
Brajac Ines - - 2004
The objective of the study was to evaluate the health beliefs and knowledge about acne among acne patients and family physicians. A total of 100 patients referred to a dermatologist for management of acne vulgaris and 120 family physicians completed questionnaires. The questionnaires consisted of questions about health beliefs, the ...
Liebman Carol B - - 2004
In 2002 Pennsylvania became the first state to impose on hospitals a statutory duty to notify patients in writing of a serious event. If the disclosure conversations are carefully planned, properly executed, and responsive to patients' needs, this new requirement creates possible benefits for both patient safety and litigation risk ...
Eide Hilde - - 2004
The aim of this study was to analyse with sequence analysis physician-patient dialogue surrounding patients' expression of emotional cues. Two samples, sample 1 consisting of 36 cancer patient consultations conducted by four oncologists, and sample 2 consisting 79 consultations of haematology patients conducted by nine specialists, were audiotaped and coded ...
Fadlon Judith - - 2004
In recent years, non-conventional medicine (NCM) has grown tremendously in popularity and economic importance. This paper explores a relatively unresearched phenomenon: patients' dissatisfaction with non-conventional medical treatment they have received. 16 out of 20 patients who had severed their contact with a large, hospital-adjacent multi-modality NCM clinic in Israel were ...
Thakurdesai Prasad A - - 2004
Patient education is widely regarded as an essential component of chronic disease care and effective health promotion. Internet is extremely useful medium in this respect. Web-based information is seldom the subject of systematic investigation for its accuracy and appropriateness for patients. Objective of this study was to evaluate of web-based ...
Bassichis Benjamin A - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of the ThermaCool TC nonablative radiofrequency device for rejuvenation of the upper one-third of the face, as determined by brow elevation. Study design and setting Twenty-four patients in a facial plastic surgery office were treated with the nonablative radiofrequency device. The patients had pretreatment photos, ...
Chestnutt Ivor G - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The evolution of the Internet has made available to the public vast reserves of information, and it represents a tremendous educational resource. However, it is obviously important that information directed at patients is readable and understandable. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the readability of patient-related Internet sites presenting ...
Mark Karen E - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiology of gonorrhea in the United States, except for basic demographics of reported cases. Knowing the proportion of reported gonorrhea cases identified through screening, the diagnostic test used, and patient behavioral risk factors might help to better explain changes in gonorrhea rates over time. ...
DiMatteo M Robin - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The literature on patient adherence to treatment includes hundreds of empirical studies. A comprehensive examination of the findings requires the organization and quantification that is possible with meta-analysis. OBJECTIVES: The goals of this research are retrieval, compilation, and averaging of adherence rates in all published empirical studies from 1948 ...
Passalacqua Rodolfo - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The objective of the current study was to determine the influence of media information on the opinions and feelings of patients with cancer and to measure the factors that affected the decision-making process and physician-patient communication. METHODS: The study consisted of a sequence of 2 nationwide surveys across the ...
Minkin Mary Jane - - 2004
There are many areas in the practice of gynecology that can lead to malpractice lawsuits for a practitioner who is not careful, even if he or she practices good medicine. Potential risks include failure to diagnose cancer, not following up with patients, failure to thoroughly check test results, and not ...
Thomas R - - 2004
The benefits of providing accurate and culturally sensitive information for patients are now undisputable and information strategies are generally being adopted nationally. Measuring their benefits and adapting strategies to local needs is now a new challenge. Although questionnaires to measure global satisfaction are available, no concise tool has previously existed ...
Ichikura Takashi - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The Japanese Gastric Cancer Association's (JGCA's) Gastric cancer treatment guidelines for doctors' reference and the guidelines (GLs) for popular use were both published in 2001. The purpose of this study was to know whether or not it is useful for patients to read the GLs for popular use. METHODS: ...
Petrusa Emil R - - 2004
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to summarize this author's view on "where we are" with standardized patient-based assessments of clinical performance and to offer three directions for further research and development. SUMMARY: The push for more objective outcome data has fueled proliferation of the most researched innovation in ...
Zarakovitis Konstantinos - - 2004
In the Greek pilot of the e-Vital project, remote telemedicine services are provided to chronic cardiac and pulmonary patients who are not confined to a hospital (i.e. receiving home/ambulatory health care) with the aim of exploring the dynamics of interactive continuous chronic patient monitoring, particularly focusing on the impact on ...
Giere W - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: This paper must fulfill three different tasks: First, to introduce the topic "Electronic Patient Information -- Pioneers and MuchMore", second, to introduce the invited authors of the symposium, and third, to serve as the author's academic farewell lecture as professor emeritus. RESULTS: The electronic patient record, with all its ...
Montori Victor M - - 2004
Evidence-based medicine is the judicious, conscientious, and explicit use of the best available evidence from clinical research in making clinical decisions. This definition recognizes a hierarchy of evidence that arranges study designs by their susceptibility to bias. The top of the hierarchy includes n-of-1 trials, systematic reviews of randomized trials, ...
Hermansen-Kobulnicky Carol J - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To present an adverse effect monitoring tool with theoretical, practical, and data-supported explanation and justification for use in pharmacy practice for the purpose of building patient-pharmacist partnerships and improving medication-management outcomes. DESIGN: Randomized pretest-posttest experimental design. SETTING: Ambulatory patients in three multidisciplinary cancer clinics. PATIENTS: 74 patients who were ...
Chaudhry Farah - - 2004
There is a trend in the United Kingdom (UK) towards using out-of-hours cover to replace Saturday surgeries. This study asks patients their views about alternative cover. Seventy-five questionnaires were collected from 125 patients attending Saturday surgery sessions (response rate = 60%) over 6 weeks. Sixty-four (85.3%) patients felt they needed ...
Murray Scott A - - 2004
BACKGROUND: We set out to explore whether patients with life-threatening illnesses and their informal carers consider they experience significant spiritual needs, in the context of their overall needs, how spiritual concerns might vary by illness group and over the course of the illness, and how patients and their carers think ...
Farkas Henriette - - 2003
The Hungarian HAE Center was established in 1994, in Budapest. Assignments of the Center include diagnostic work-up of patients with angioedema; developing national guidelines for the recognition, treatment of patients with HAE; maintaining the registry, patient education, supply patients with info-card and C1-INH concentrate, follow-up of patients, telephone 'hot-line' service, ...
Pras Elisabeth - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: After pelvic radiotherapy for gynecological cancer, changes in the vaginal epithelium might influence sexual arousal and satisfaction, leading to dyspareunia and relational problems. The aim of the study was to determine the feasibility of vaginal plethysmography in order to measure physical late effects of this therapy on sexual function. ...
Moholkar Kirti - - 2003
Unstable fractures of the distal radius can be stabilised with Kirschner wires. The K wires need to be removed after five to six weeks. The authors surveyed 100 consecutive patients with distal radial fractures treated with percutaneous Kirschner wires that were left buried under the skin. Group A had 50 ...
Shurnas Paul S - - 2003
To determine the number of risks a patient can recall from the informed consent process prior to surgery and if recall can be improved with a visual aid and to assess patient satisfaction with the informed consent process utilized. Randomly selected patients, from all patients requiring forefoot surgery, were randomly ...
Salmon Peter - - 2003
The discourse of the patient as an active agent in managing illness and health care has become very important in medicine. It is seen in the significance attached to patient empowerment and participation, and in the burgeoning research into patients' coping with illness. The discourse cannot be fully understood from ...
Phungrassami Temsak - - 2003
Although radiotherapy usually implies a cancer diagnosis, no available study has been reported as to what proportion of Thai patients treated with radiotherapy know their diagnosis and how they want related information revealed. We questioned 106 patients in order to determine the proportion who knew their cancer diagnosis, and interviewed ...
Hellmann E A - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Genetic testing for factor (F)V Leiden is widely performed in an effort to prevent thrombosis-related morbidity. The implications of a positive test for patients' health perception and the extent of patients' understanding of results are not known. OBJECTIVES: This study examined patient experience of genetic testing for FV Leiden. ...
Aragon Stephen J - - 2003
The Primary Provider Theory holds that patient satisfaction occurs at the nexus of provider power and patient expectations. More specifically, patient satisfaction is principally the function of an underlying network of interrelated satisfaction constructs--satisfaction with the primary provider, waiting for the provider, and satisfaction with the provider's assistant(s). Hierarchically linked ...
Eide Hilde - - 2003
The aim of this study was to identify the relationship between content during the different phases of the consultation and overall patient satisfaction with regular follow-up consultations at a cancer outpatient clinic. Thirty-six consultations were analysed with Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS). In the statistical analysis, timed events of the ...
Hsieh Jason B - - 2003
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Non-pharmacological therapies are an important component of treatment for osteoarthritis (OA), but they may be under-used. This study examined the prevalence of self-reported use of common non-pharmacological therapies, as well as patient and physician-related predictors of use. METHODS: Subjects included 205 veterans who completed a survey regarding ...
Quinn Chris - - 2003
The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has sponsored a project to detect the root causes of problems with infusion devices and to identify ways of preventing errors. It is piloting a number of solutions in six trusts after a project that included a survey of patient views discovered the need ...
Kressin Nancy R - - 2003
We examined agreement of administrative data with self-reported race/ethnicity and identified correlates of agreement. We used Veterans Affairs administrative data and VA 1999 Large Health survey race/ethnicity data. Relatively low rates of agreement (approximately 60%) between data sources were largely the result of administrative data from patients whose race/ethnicity was ...
Schneider Sandra M - - 2003
STUDY OBJECTIVE: This is a pilot study designed to assess the feasibility of a point prevalence study to assess the degree of crowding in hospital emergency departments (EDs). In addition, we sought to measure the degree of physical crowding and personnel shortage in our sample. METHODS: A mail survey was ...
Perron Noelle Junod - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Recognizing patient expectation is considered as an important objective for primary care physicians. A number of studies suggest that failure to identify patient expectations can lead to patient dissatisfaction with care, lack of compliance and inappropriate use of medical resources. It has been suggested that identifying patient expectations in ...
Rees Elizabeth - - 2003
To develop a process of advance consent to enable research to be undertaken in patients in the terminal phase. Feasibility study of an advance consent process to support a randomised controlled trial of two antimuscarinic drugs (hyoscine hydrobromide and glycopyrronium bromide) in the management of noisy respirations associated with retained ...
Metz James M - - 2003
PURPOSE: Studies describing the use of the Internet by radiation oncology patients are lacking. This multi-institutional study of cancer patients presenting to academic (AC), community (CO), and veterans (VA) radiation oncology centers was designed to analyze the use of the Internet, demographic factors related to utilization, and barriers to access ...
Cock Josephine - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether patients relearning to walk after acquired brain injury and showing cognitive-motor interference were aware of divided attention difficulty; whether their perceptions concurred with those of treating staff. DESIGN: Patients and neurophysiotherapists (from rehabilitation and disabled wards) completed questionnaires. Factor analyses were applied to responses. Correlations between ...
McClure Philip - - 2003
The purpose of this article was to illustrate a limited search for evidence and its application in the context of a patient with CTS. The search was by no means exhaustive, as it was performed and interpreted in less than an hour. My conclusions are not definitive because my evidence ...
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