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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Nadia Sciberras, Alberto Gregori, Graeme Holt
A fifty-five-year old man attends a trauma follow-up clinic six weeks after undergoing primary repair of a zone-II finger flexor tendon laceration. The patient has a history of substance abuse and has been noncompliant with postoperative treatment. He has not attended any postoperative outpatient or physiotherapy appointments, he removed his splint immediately on discharge, and he admits to moving the finger freely without restrictions, against advice. On examination it is evident that the patient has sustained a rupture of the tendon repair...
May 1, 2013: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Saul J Weiner, Alan Schwartz, Gunjan Sharma, Amy Binns-Calvey, Naomi Ashley, Brendan Kelly, Amit Dayal, Sonal Patel, Frances M Weaver, Ilene Harris
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered decision making (PCDM) is the process of identifying clinically relevant, patient-specific circumstances and behaviors to formulate a contextually appropriate care plan. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether encounters in which PCDM occurs are followed by improved health care outcomes compared with encounters where there is inattention to patient context. DESIGN: Patients surreptitiously audio-recorded encounters with their physicians...
April 16, 2013: Annals of Internal Medicine
Joshua W Hustedt, Daniel J Blizzard, Michael R Baumgaertner, Michael P Leslie, Jonathan N Grauer
Previous studies have shown immediate compliance with weight-bearing instructions to be better after biofeedback training than after verbal or scale training. This study assessed retention of biofeedback training to determine potential clinical applicability. Twelve participants were enrolled in a prospective clinical study at an academic orthopedic center. Participants were trained with a biofeedback device to comply with touch-down weight-bearing instructions (25 lb). Immediately following the training session, weight bearing was assessed for each participant...
November 2012: Orthopedics
Joanne Wu
Despite a considerable investment of resources into pay for performance, preliminary studies have found that it may not be significantly more effective in improving health outcome measures when compared with voluntary quality improvement programs. Because patient behaviors ultimately affect health outcomes, I would propose a novel pay-for-performance program that rewards patients directly for achieving evidence-based health goals. These rewards would be in the form of discounts towards co-payments for doctor's visits, procedures, and medications, thereby potentially reducing cost and compliance issues...
May 2012: Annals of Family Medicine
Joshua W Hustedt, Daniel J Blizzard, Michael R Baumgaertner, Michael P Leslie, Jonathan N Grauer
Partial weight-bearing instructions are commonly given to orthopaedic patients and are an important part of post-injury and/or post-operative care. However, the ability of patients to comply with these instructions is poorly defined. Training methods for instructing these patients vary widely among institutions. Traditional methods of training include verbal instruction and use of a bathroom scale. Recent technological advances have created biofeedback devices capable of offering feedback to partial weight-bearing patients...
March 2012: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Rebecca J Purc-Stephenson, Christine Thrasher
OBJECTIVE: To systematically investigate the extent to which patients comply with triage advice from telenurses and to identify factors that potentially influence compliance. METHODS: Findings from 13 studies identified through interdisciplinary research databases (1990-2010) were meta-analyzed. Separate pooled analyses compared patients' compliance rates for emergency services and office care (13 outcomes), emergency services and self care (13 outcomes), and self care and office care (12 outcomes)...
May 2012: Patient Education and Counseling
John C Clohisy, Ganesh V Kamath, Gregory D Byrd, Karen Steger-May, Rick W Wright
BACKGROUND: Periodic clinical and radiographic evaluation is commonly recommended by orthopaedic surgeons to monitor patients following total joint arthroplasty, yet the compliance with and efficacy of patient follow-up protocols have not been well defined. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient compliance with early clinical follow-up after total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of clinical follow-up compliance for 776 patients who had undergone a total joint arthroplasty in the lower extremity...
September 2008: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Don Saroff, Rick Dell, E Richard Brown
OBJECTIVE: Patient compliance with emergency department (ED)-generated referral is an important part of the delivery of quality health care. Although many studies from non-managed care health centers have reported on ED patient compliance, no studies have reported on this in a managed care setting. The objective of this study is to examine patient compliance with ED-generated referral and to produce a benchmark of follow-up rates possible in a capitated managed care system. That is to say, in a health care system whose members pay a uniform per capita payment or fee, one that has salaried physicians, owns its own hospitals, and has a mechanism of transition from ED to outpatient clinic that ensures referral accessibility...
April 2002: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
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