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Factors influencing cooperation among healthcare providers in a community-based stroke care system in Japan.
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PMID:  20692854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Community-based stroke care in Japan is currently provided in acute hospitals, convalescent rehabilitation units, general practices, sanatorium-type wards, nursing care facilities, and in-home/commuting care services. We conducted a nationwide survey to identify factors influencing cooperation among the various providers of community-based stroke care. We sent questionnaires to 11,178 facilities and assessed the independent variables of excellent and fair cooperation among the care providers. Of the providers that responded, 66% were engaged in medical practice or long-term care for stroke patients. The following independent variables were inversely associated with excellent or fair cooperation in the community: area with the higher population density among 3 groups divided by tertile threshold (odds ratio [OR], 0.53; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.41-0.69), facilities covered by long-term care insurance (OR, 0.27; 95% CI, 0.22-0.34), and insufficient communication with local government (OR, 0.19; 95% CI, 0.14-0.24). Positive independent variables of excellent or fair cooperation were the sharing of patient information in the community (OR, 2.53; 95% CI, 1.78-3.66), use of a scale for assessing activities of daily living (OR, 1.93; 95% CI, 1.42-2.63), appropriate utilization of care support managers (OR, 1.91; 95% CI, 1.43-2.55), and adequate comprehension of the long-term care insurance system (OR, 1.54; 95% CI, 1.24-1.92). Our findings suggest that improved communication between healthcare providers and local government, along with appropriate attention to the problems facing providers covered by long-term care insurance, may improve community-based stroke care in Japan.
Masatoshi Koga; Toshiyuki Uehara; Nobuyuki Yasui; Yasuhiro Hasegawa; Kazuyuki Nagatsuka; Yasushi Okada; Kazuo Minematsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1532-8511     ISO Abbreviation:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Publication Date:    2011 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111633     Medline TA:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 National Stroke Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan.
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