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*  Ambulatory Patient Group - Wikipedia
The APG system is similar to the diagnosis-related groups (DRG), which apply to inpatient care rendered by a hospital. Abbey, ... Ambulatory Patient Group (APG) is a classification system for outpatient services reimbursement developed for the American ... Medicare service by the Health Care Financing Administration. It classifies patients into nearly 300 pathology groups rather ... Duane C.; Blount, L. Lamar (October 1996). "Understanding the financial implications of APGs - ambulatory patient groups". ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambulatory_Patient_Group
*  End-stage renal disease in the Northern Territory: current and future treatment costs | The Medical Journal of Australia
4. Australian national diagnosis related groups (AN-DRGs). 3rd Version. Canberra: Commonwealth Department of Human Services and ... episodes of care for these patients included both routine dialysis and hospitalisations that may or may not have been related ... and their diagnosis-related group (DRG-3 572 - admit for renal dialysis).4 All hospitalisations of patients in the study cohort ... The most bed-days were attributed to dialysis-related access procedures, dialysis-related complications and respiratory ...
  https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2002/176/10/end-stage-renal-disease-northern-territory-current-and-future-treatment-costs
*  Value-Based Design and Prescription Drug Utilization Patterns Among Diabetes Patients
A psychiatric patient classifi cation system: an alternative to diagnosis-related groups. Med Care. 1989;27(5): 543-557.. 20. ... and enrollee comparison group membership, which estimated fixed effects common to both groups or unique to the comparison group ... Copyright AJPB 2017 Clinical Care Targeted Communications Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved. ... Economic costs of diabetes in the U.S. in 2007 [published correction appears in Diabetes Care. 2008;31(6):1271]. Diabetes Care ...
  http://www.ajpb.com/journals/ajpb/2013/ajpb_mayjun2013/Value-Based-Design-and-Prescription-Drug-Utilization-Patterns-Among-Diabetes-Patients
*  Risk of mortality - Wikipedia
The Evolution of Casemix Measurement Using Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) 3M HIS Working Paper. Wallinford, CT: 3M Health ... "Predicting In-Hospital Survival of Myocardial Infarction." Medical Care 28 (9): 762-75. Averill, R. F., J. H. Muldoon, J. C. ... Case mix index Diagnosis codes Severity of illness Alemi, F., J. Rice, and R. Hankins. 1990. " ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_of_mortality
*  A pilot study on patient-related costs and factors associated with the cost of specialist palliative care in the hospital:...
In Germany, palliative care patients are classified based on their primary diagnosis to determine reimbursement despite ... Mean costs of specialist palliative care per palliative care unit episode were 6542€ (median: 5789€, SE: 715€) and 823€ (median ... This study is an important step towards patient classification in specialist palliative care in Germany as it provides a ... We aimed to pioneer patient classification based on determinants of resource use relevant to specialist palliative care in ...
  https://resource-allocation.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12962-018-0154-3
*  AAOS On-Line Service January 1996 Bulletin
With Medicare paying for 59 percent of all total hip replacements in 1994, the Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) payment method ... cost analysis is being applied to every aspect of health care delivery. When evaluating the expenditures associated with total ... In addition, ceramic femoral heads and modifications to UHMWPE are new technologies designed to decrease wear-related problems ... January 1996 Bulletin. Prosthesis benefit should come before lower cost. by Richard A. Berger, MD, and Joshua J. Jacobs, MD ...
  http://www2.aaos.org/bulletin/jan96/bio.htm
*  Young patients', parents', and survivors' communication preferences in paediatric oncology: Results of online focus groups |...
Kerr LMJ, Harrison MB, Medves J, Tranmer J: Supportive care needs of parents of children with cancer: Transition from diagnosis ... Last BF, Van Veldhuizen AMH: Information about diagnosis and prognosis related to anxiety and depression in children with ... Focus GroupHealth Care ProviderChildhood CancerPaediatric OncologyFocus Group Participant ... Secondly, paediatric oncology care involves a wide array of health care professionals and care settings, which requires ...
  https://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2431-7-35
*  On Co-occurring Addictive and Mental Disorders: A Brief History of the Origins of Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Program...
A reporter sat in on treatment groups, interviewed consumers and the director, and attended related training seminars. The ... In September, 1986, the New York State (NYS) Commission on Quality of Care (CQC) released the findings of eighteen months of ... MICA programs and groups that grew out of this model continue to be an important nucleus of our present services in New York ... Since we are now in the early stages of the evolution of dual diagnosis services, however, I believe it is important to provide ...
  http://users.erols.com/ksciacca/brifhst.htm
*  Home Health Care - American Family Physician
These regulations require patients who receive home health care services to be under the care of a physician and to be ... The patient must have a documented need for skilled nursing care or physical, occupational or speech therapy. The care must be ... A detailed referral and specific care plan maximize the care to the patient and the reimbursement received by the physician. ... Medicare's regulations are often considered the standard of care for all home health agency interactions, even when a patient ...
  https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1101/p1608.html
*  Cancer-Related Post-traumatic Stress (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI] - WellSpan Health Library
... investigators have reported stress or trauma-related symptoms such as avoidant behaviors, intrusive thoughts, and heightened ... This search will provide you with WellSpan Medical Group and Northern Lancaster County (Ephrata) Medical Group primary care ... Psychological variables that have been related to a higher incidence of PTSD include a history (precancer diagnosis) of PTSD,[5 ... Cancer-Related Post-traumatic Stress (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI]. Skip to the navigation ...
  http://www.wellspan.org/health-library/Document.aspx?id=ncicdr0000062793
*  Obesity and Cancer Screening according to Race and Gender
From this group of articles we extracted those having to do with the diagnosis or prevention of neoplasms. We included various ... obesity-related conditions increase access or exposure to the health care system and, therefore, obesity facilitates cancer ... Obesity is more prevalent in minority and underserved groups, who have less access to health care. Different patterns of access ... "Frequency and determinants of screening for breast cancer in primary care group practice," Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. ...
  https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobe/2011/218250/
*  "Severity measurement methods and judging hospital death rates for pneu" by Lisa I. Iezzoni, Michael Shwartz et al.
... and diagnosis-related group (DRG). For each hospital, observed-to-expected death rates and z scores were calculated for each ... Data came from 105 acute care hospitals nationwide that use the Medis-Groups severity measure. The study population was 18,016 ... Data came from 105 acute care hospitals nationwide that use the Medis-Groups severity measure. The study population was 18,016 ... Adolescent; Adult; Age Distribution; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Diagnosis-Related Groups; Female; *Hospital Mortality; Humans; ...
  https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/qhs_pp/643/
*  International Archives - Better Health - Better Health
Member of Patient Safety groups at Cochrane and Spanish Primary Care Association (Semfyc). At Semfyc he is also member of the ... He is also involved in projects related to best practices in teaching, safety, clinical decision-making and Primary Care. He is ... the leading author of an ongoing investigation on decision-making and mistakes in diagnosis. Reviewer for 'Gaceta Sanitaria' ... What it shows is health care spending per person across a group of countries, along with life expectancies, average number of ...
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*  Twitterview Archives - Better Health - Better Health
Member of Patient Safety groups at Cochrane and Spanish Primary Care Association (Semfyc). At Semfyc he is also member of the ... He is also involved in projects related to best practices in teaching, safety, clinical decision-making and Primary Care. He is ... If unsure of diagnosis: What else could this be?. *Are there other medicines that are less expensive that we could substitute? ... Baos also coordinates Prescription Drug Use group at Spanish Primary Care Association (Semfyc) since its creation in 2003. He ...
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*  Cancer-Related Post-traumatic Stress (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI] | PeaceHealth
... investigators have reported stress or trauma-related symptoms such as avoidant behaviors, intrusive thoughts, and heightened ... Psychological variables that have been related to a higher incidence of PTSD include a history (precancer diagnosis) of PTSD,[5 ... Support groups also appear to benefit people who experience post-traumatic symptoms. In the group setting, such patients can ... Cancer-Related Post-traumatic Stress (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI]. Skip to the navigation ...
  https://www.peacehealth.org/medical-topics/content/nci/ncicdr0000062793.html
*  ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in...
... several organizations to develop a working subcommittee that represented a wide range of primary care and subspecialty groups. ... The treatment-related evidence relied on a recent evidence review by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and was ... A Process of Care for Diagnosis and Treatment. This guideline and process-of-care algorithm (see Supplemental Fig 2 and ... If a diagnosis of ADHD or other condition is made by a subspecialist, the primary care clinician should develop a management ...
  http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/5/1007.full
*  Extended Family History of Type 1 Diabetes and Phenotype and Genotype of Newly Diagnosed Children | Diabetes Care
Age-related differences in the frequency of ketoacidosis at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents. Diabetes ... group II), or both first- and second-degree relatives (group III) and sporadic cases (group IV) ... The Childhood Diabetes in Finland (DiMe) Study Group. Diabetes Care 1996;19:795-800pmid:8842593. ... The Eurodiab Ace Study Group and the Eurodiab Ace Substudy 2 Study Group. Diabetologia 1998;41:1151-1156pmid:9794100. ...
  http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/36/2/348
*  Cirrhosis: Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention - - American Family Physician
Primary care physicians share responsibility with specialists in managing the most common complications of the disease, ... Patients with acute episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding should be monitored in an intensive care unit, and should have ... and controlling risk factors for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease are mechanisms by which the primary care physician can reduce ... Italian Liver Cancer Group. Surveillance for early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma: is it effective in intermediate/ ...
  https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1353.html
*  Charges for Childhood Asthma by Hospital Characteristics | ELECTRONIC ARTICLE | Pediatrics
1993) Pediatric critical care and hospital costs under reimbursement by diagnosis-related group: effect of clinical and ... four All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group classes based on secondary diagnoses and procedures); payer (Medicaid, private ... The system divided the diagnosis related group asthma into four severity of illness and four risk of mortality subclasses. The ... The All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Groups software license was granted by 3M Health Information Systems. ...
  http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/102/6/e70
*  ISRCTN - ISRCTN79355192: Lifestyle intervention trial: a multidisciplinary lifestyle modification programme
A four week residential program for primary health care patients to control obesity and related heart risk factors: effective ... In addition to the main diagnosis, around 50% had a second subsidiary diagnosis and exhibited a high number of risk factors ... The patients admitted to the centre in groups of 30 for a comprehensive activity. 3. Able to take part in a four week long and ... The study tried to establish functioning groups as a source to achieve changes and as a start for individual targets. The main ...
  http://www.isrctn.com/ISRCTN79355192
*  Changing Patterns of Inpatient Respiratory Care Services Over a Decade at The Cleveland Clinic: Challenges Posed and Proposed...
... the hospital mortality rate for patients with diagnosis-related group 088 (high users of respiratory care services) decreased ... We undertook the current analysis to assess how the delivery of respiratory care services at a tertiary-care academic medical ... as the weighted average of resource allocation scores assigned to diagnosisrelated-group categories of hospitalized patients. ... there were important expansions in the scope of respiratory care practice by our Section of Respiratory Care, while the volume ...
  http://rc.rcjournal.com/content/50/8/1033
*  Infectious Endocarditis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician
Diagnosis is made using the Duke criteria, which include clinical, laboratory, and echocardiographic findings. Antibiotic ... Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group. Prevention of infective endocarditis [published ... Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group. Prevention of infective endocarditis [published ... Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group. Prevention of infective endocarditis [published ...
  https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p981.html
*  Study: Treating HIV Also Prevents Its Spread « CBS New York
The results suggest that Canada's policy of free AIDS care is having a double benefit: to the people being treated and to the ... The number of new HIV diagnoses fell from 702 to 338 per year during that time. The amount of virus that patients harbored also ... Mitchell Warren, executive director of the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, a New York-based nonprofit group that has worked ... dropped and was directly related to fewer new cases being diagnosed in the population. ...
  http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/07/28/study-treating-hiv-also-prevents-its-spread/
*  VIRAL GENETIC VARIATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR DISEASE DIAGNOSIS AND DETECTION OF SHRIMP PATHOGENS - PETER J. WALKER AND JEFF A....
... has been adopted here to encompass this group of related agents. An understanding of the relationship between the viruses in ... Observations of genetic variability in viruses proclaim the need for care in the use of molecular methods for disease diagnosis ... A first assessment of these tests might suggest that the GAV PCR is group-specific, detecting all 3 viruses, and that the YHV ... The rapid uptake has also been driven by the lack of other methods that are used commonly in diagnosis of animal viral ...
  http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/X4946E/x4946e0f.htm
*  Soft Tissue Infections Among Injection Drug Users --- San Francisco, California, 1996--2000
The findings in this report indicate that many STIs in San Francisco are related to injection drug use and are a major cause of ... STIs at different anatomic sites were four of the top 13 inpatient discharge diagnoses at SFGH in FY 1999--2000; STIs at all ... In San Francisco, the local health department pays most of the costs of caring for persons with STIs. In 1997, Federal Social ... In: Proceedings of Community Epidemiology Working Group Meeting. San Francisco, California: National Institutes of Drug Abuse, ...
  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5019a3.htm