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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(40): e17459, 2019 Oct.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31577774

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To determine the impact of the implementation of a hand-off bundle on medical errors at an inpatient unit of an academic community teaching hospital. Our secondary objective was to determine the research utility of the use of an all-electronic data collection system for medical errors.A retrospective review was conducted of 1290 admissions 6 months before and after implementation of an improved computerized hand-off tool and training bundle. The study took place at an academic community teaching hospital on a Family Medicine inpatient service caring for patients of all ages. The comparison focused on preventable and non-preventable adverse events.A significant decrease in medical errors was noted. Medical error rate dropped from 6.0 (95% CI, 4.2-8.3) to 2.2 (95% CI, 1.2-3.7) per 100 admissions (P < .001). Preventable medical errors dropped from 0.65 (95% CI, 0.18-1.67) to 0.15 (95% CI, 0.03-0.82) per 100 admissions (P = .194). Non-intercepted potential adverse events dropped from 1.30 (95% CI, 0.56-2.57) to 0.44 (95% CI, 0.09-1.30) per 100 admissions (P = .131). Intercepted potential adverse events dropped from 0.98 (95% CI 0.36-2.13) to 0.74 (95% CI 0.24-1.7) per 100 admissions (P = .766) and errors with little potential for harm dropped from 2.77 (95% CI 1.61-4.43) to 0.74 (95% CI 0.24-1.7) per 100 admissions (P = .009).Implementation of a standardized hand-off bundle was associated with a reduction in medical errors despite a low overall event rate. Further studies are warranted to determine the generalizability of this finding, to examine the overall epidemiology of medical errors and the reporting of such events within general medical teaching units.


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Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria , Internado y Residencia , Errores Médicos/prevención & control , Paquetes de Atención al Paciente , Pase de Guardia/organización & administración , Centros Médicos Académicos , Femenino , Hospitalización , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Mejoramiento de la Calidad , Estudios Retrospectivos
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Harefuah ; 158(10): 664-668, 2019 Oct.
Artículo en Hebreo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31576714

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INTRODUCTION: Professional burnout of physicians is common and culminates in the residency period. Burnout affects the doctor's health and quality of life, and it is associated with worse patient outcomes and an increase in the incidence of medical errors. The Israeli Ministry of Health recently conducted a survey on the burnout of health professionals in Israel and showed the extent of the phenomena, calling on health organizations to provide actions in order to reduce or prevent it. In the Department of Family Medicine at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, there is a four-year course for family medicine residents in which we teach various clinical and psychosocial topics essential for the family medicine profession. As part of this course, we set up a program to prevent burnout. Four "mini-courses" were chosen and integrated into the course curriculum for family medicine residents: "Healers' art™", "meaning in medicine ", narrative medicine and reflective writing, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation techniques. In addition, the Balint groups continued to exist during the 3rd and 4th year of residence. Health institutions and organizations are committed, as part of the interventions to improve medical quality and patient safety, to detect and monitor the burnout of doctors and to offer changes in the work environment and interventions to prevent burnout. Although it is difficult to examine the long-term effects of these courses, the residents were very satisfied with the burnout prevention courses. There is a need to step up interventions and build a research and follow-up program to assess the short and long-term outcomes of these experiences on the physicians' well-being and patients' safety.


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Agotamiento Profesional , Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria , Internado y Residencia , Agotamiento Psicológico , Humanos , Israel , Calidad de Vida
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Praxis (Bern 1994) ; 108(12): 793-798, 2019 Sep.
Artículo en Alemán | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31530127

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Fatigue - a Common Symptom in General Practice Abstract. When patients suffering from fatigue consult a GP surgery, GPs should understand what patients mean by fatigue, how strongly they are affected in everyday life and how they themselves explain the symptom. In a next step, dangerous diseases such as depression, addiction or sleep apnea syndrome must be excluded. The main somatic and psychiatric causes of fatigue should be explored simultaneously with a more in-depth history. A simple physical exam and a few lab examinations are sufficient to capture the major disorders that present with the isolated symptom of fatigue. For further care, a primary biopsychosocial approach with a viable physician-patient relationship is crucial. Rough conclusions based on laboratory findings should be avoided; comorbidities must be considered.


Asunto(s)
Fatiga , Medicina General , Comorbilidad , Depresión/complicaciones , Depresión/diagnóstico , Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria , Fatiga/diagnóstico , Fatiga/etiología , Humanos , Síndromes de la Apnea del Sueño/complicaciones , Síndromes de la Apnea del Sueño/diagnóstico , Trastornos Relacionados con Sustancias/complicaciones , Trastornos Relacionados con Sustancias/diagnóstico
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S D Med ; 72(4): 164-167, 2019 Apr.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31436929

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BACKGROUND: The Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency serves a large non-English speaking and low socioeconomic status population. We designed a quality initiative to increase influenza and pneumonia vaccination rates in our elderly patients. METHODS: The main components of the project included improved clinic workflow, physician and staff education, and heightened patient awareness of vaccination importance. For the latter, we employed posters with key points about why patients should receive the vaccines, and personalized handouts with a photo of their provider discussing the importance of receiving these vaccines. The handouts were translated into the four most common non-English languages served by our clinics. RESULTS: Following implementation of the initiative, influenza vaccination rates increased from 35 to 53 percent, PPSV23 vaccination rates increased from 62.5 to 64 percent, and most impressively, PCV13 vaccination rates increased from 40 to 60 percent. CONCLUSION: This quality improvement project demonstrated meaningful change with minimal financial and logistical investment and should be sustainable in the long-term.


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Programas de Inmunización/organización & administración , Vacunas contra la Influenza , Gripe Humana/prevención & control , Neumonía/prevención & control , Anciano , Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria , Humanos , Vacunas contra la Influenza/administración & dosificación , South Dakota , Vacunación
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S D Med ; 72(8): 354-360, 2019 Aug.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31465640

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INTRODUCTION: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated recommendations for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in 2016. National and statewide statistics indicate that HPV vaccination in the adolescent population is well below the administration rates for other vaccines. Because cancers associated with HPV infection are vaccine preventable, low administration rates are a cause for concern. METHODS: Through a two-year project funded by the South Dakota Department of Health, Sanford Health implemented a quality improvement project to address the low rate of HPV vaccine administration in their clinics in South Dakota. Evidence-based interventions included: implementation of a client reminder and recall system, vaccine education for providers and staff, a provider assessment and feedback system, and re-education on protocol (standing) orders. RESULTS: Implementation of this quality improvement project resulted in the following: 104,571 client reminders distributed, re-education on standing orders for vaccine administration, as well as feedback on missed opportunities for vaccination, and increased awareness for all providers and staff. In patients ages 11-26, HPV vaccine series completion rates increased by 13 percent in the two-year period. Zero-dose HPV vaccination dropped 22 percent in the seven pilot clinics over the two-year grant period, and by 10 percent overall when the additional clinics (n=32) were added in the second year. DISCUSSION: Implementation of the above practices provided a significant increase in awareness of the need to assess and administer HPV vaccine. The methods used are easily adaptable to any clinic system. These practices can increase HPV vaccination rates and ultimately decrease the number of HPV associated cancers.


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Infecciones por Papillomavirus , Vacunas contra Papillomavirus/administración & dosificación , Vacunación/estadística & datos numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Niño , Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria , Humanos , Infecciones por Papillomavirus/prevención & control , Mejoramiento de la Calidad , South Dakota , Adulto Joven
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Niger J Clin Pract ; 22(8): 1063-1069, 2019 Aug.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31417048

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Aim: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of burnout syndrome and associated factors among family physicians before and after family medicine system (FMS). Materials and Method: The first part of the study was conducted in 2008 (pre-FMS) and the second part in 2012 (post-FMS). Physician's burnout was investigated by using the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). In total, 139 physicians had been participating pre-FMS and 246 physician's post-FMS. Results: The mean pre-FMS emotional exhaustion score was 15.7 ± 5.8, increasing significantly to 17.14 ± 7.5 post-FMS (P = 0.045). Mean pre-FMS and post-FMS depersonalization and reduced personal accomplishment scores were similar (P > 0.05). Age was negatively correlated with depersonalization in this study (P = 0.012) and positively correlated with personal accomplishment (P = 0.001). The primary care physicians in the post-FMS period were older, female physicians had a greater preference for primary care, and the levels of married doctors were higher. In addition, a higher level of physicians also owned their own home and cars compared to the pre-FMS period. A negative correlation has been reported between physicians' burnout levels and home or car ownership in the present study. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that physicians working under the family medicine system, a new primary care model, are at greater risk of emotional exhaustion, but that no change has occurred in terms of personal accomplishment or depersonalization, despite this new system.


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Agotamiento Profesional/psicología , Estrés Laboral/psicología , Médicos de Familia/psicología , Carga de Trabajo , Adulto , Agotamiento Profesional/epidemiología , Estudios Transversales , Despersonalización , Emociones , Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria/organización & administración , Femenino , Humanos , Satisfacción en el Trabajo , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Estrés Laboral/epidemiología , Prevalencia , Atención Primaria de Salud/organización & administración , Encuestas y Cuestionarios , Turquia/epidemiología
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Stud Health Technol Inform ; 264: 1423-1424, 2019 Aug 21.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31438162

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To describe information content in an automatically generated patient summary worksheet (PS) comparatively to electronic health records (EHRs) for 90 patients. The PS was more focused on the cure than person-centred care. Ergonomic solutions based on the users' needs should enhance shared decision-making and improve the healthcare professional-patient relationship.


Asunto(s)
Registros Electrónicos de Salud , Medicina General , Toma de Decisiones , Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria , Humanos
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Stud Health Technol Inform ; 264: 1759-1760, 2019 Aug 21.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31438330

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EBMPracticeNet is a Belgian website of guidelines translated and adapted from the Finnish EBM guidelines. During the experimentation of the EBMPracticeNet website in France, physicians globally got an accurate answer and found the information provided by the website reliable and useful for practice. They perceived its ergonomics as good and wished to continue using it. Improvements should focus on the indexation and adaptation of the guidelines, and on physicians' training.


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Medicina General , Médicos , Bélgica , Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria , Francia , Humanos
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