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ACS Symposium Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.189, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 2.196, CiteScore: 5)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.434, CiteScore: 1)
Aesthetic Surgery J. Open Forum     Open Access  
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 1.869, CiteScore: 2)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 90, SJR: 1.989, CiteScore: 4)
Alcohol and Alcoholism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 3)
American Entomologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 180, SJR: 0.467, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.113, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 184, SJR: 3.438, CiteScore: 6)
American J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 196, SJR: 2.713, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Health-System Pharmacy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54, SJR: 0.595, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.322, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.281, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
American Law and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.053, CiteScore: 1)
American Literary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.391, CiteScore: 0)
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.038, CiteScore: 1)
Animal Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.423, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.721, CiteScore: 4)
Annals of Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 5.599, CiteScore: 9)
Annals of the Entomological Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.722, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.728, CiteScore: 2)
Antibody Therapeutics     Open Access  
AoB Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.28, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.858, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 2.987, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Mathematics Research eXpress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.241, CiteScore: 1)
Arbitration Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Arbitration Law Reports and Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.731, CiteScore: 2)
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arthropod Management Tests     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Astronomy & Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Behavioral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 1.871, CiteScore: 3)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 347, SJR: 6.14, CiteScore: 8)
Biology Methods and Protocols     Hybrid Journal  
Biology of Reproduction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.446, CiteScore: 3)
Biometrika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 3.485, CiteScore: 2)
BioScience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 2.754, CiteScore: 4)
Bioscience Horizons : The National Undergraduate Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Biostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.553, CiteScore: 2)
BJA : British J. of Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 187, SJR: 2.115, CiteScore: 3)
BJA Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, SJR: 5.858, CiteScore: 7)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 2.505, CiteScore: 5)
Briefings in Functional Genomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.15, CiteScore: 3)
British J. for the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 2.161, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.508, CiteScore: 1)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 604, SJR: 1.828, CiteScore: 3)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 87, SJR: 1.019, CiteScore: 2)
British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.355, CiteScore: 3)
British Yearbook of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 1)
Cambridge J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71, SJR: 0.764, CiteScore: 2)
Cambridge J. of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.438, CiteScore: 4)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
Capital Markets Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 0)
Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.135, CiteScore: 5)
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 3.002, CiteScore: 5)
Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 3.892, CiteScore: 6)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.483, CiteScore: 1)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.42, CiteScore: 3)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.246, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.412, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.329, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.392, CiteScore: 2)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Clean Energy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69, SJR: 5.051, CiteScore: 5)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 2.424, CiteScore: 3)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 1)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.268, CiteScore: 1)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.818, CiteScore: 3)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.121, CiteScore: 0)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.906, CiteScore: 1)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Developments in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Current Zoology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.164, CiteScore: 2)
Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.791, CiteScore: 3)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 1)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.45, CiteScore: 1)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.866, CiteScore: 6)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Econometrics J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.926, CiteScore: 1)
Economic J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 116, SJR: 5.161, CiteScore: 3)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 3.584, CiteScore: 3)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.942, CiteScore: 1)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.612, CiteScore: 1)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.818, CiteScore: 2)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.408, CiteScore: 1)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.748, CiteScore: 4)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.505, CiteScore: 8)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 9.315, CiteScore: 9)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.625, CiteScore: 3)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. : Case Reports     Open Access  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 0)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.681, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 205, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.279, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.36, CiteScore: 2)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.172, CiteScore: 2)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.702, CiteScore: 1)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 2.728, CiteScore: 3)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.018, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.492, CiteScore: 4)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 7.063, CiteScore: 13)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.308, CiteScore: 3)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.425, CiteScore: 1)
Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.89, CiteScore: 2)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.133, CiteScore: 3)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
French History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.148, CiteScore: 0)
French Studies Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.578, CiteScore: 4)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.506, CiteScore: 3)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 0)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 5.022, CiteScore: 7)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.493, CiteScore: 3)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 0.388, CiteScore: 1)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.854, CiteScore: 2)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.512, CiteScore: 2)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.812, CiteScore: 2)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.278, CiteScore: 1)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.146, CiteScore: 3)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.555, CiteScore: 5)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75, SJR: 2.643, CiteScore: 5)
Human Reproduction Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 5.317, CiteScore: 10)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 0.756, CiteScore: 1)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.591, CiteScore: 3)
ICSID Review : Foreign Investment Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.732, CiteScore: 4)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.679, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.538, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.496, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.987, CiteScore: 2)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.792, CiteScore: 2)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 1)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 2.511, CiteScore: 4)
Information and Inference     Free  
Innovation in Aging     Open Access  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.319, CiteScore: 2)
Integrative Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.36, CiteScore: 3)
Integrative Organismal Biology     Open Access  
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.292, CiteScore: 1)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.762, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68, SJR: 1.505, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.851, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.167, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.348, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65, SJR: 0.601, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 259, SJR: 3.969, CiteScore: 5)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.202, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.285, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.808, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.545, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.389, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.724, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.168, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.465, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.983, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 2.581, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.201, CiteScore: 1)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.15, CiteScore: 0)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.533, CiteScore: 1)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.297, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.065, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.419, CiteScore: 4)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.585, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 1.226, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Breast Imaging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
J. of Burn Care & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.768, CiteScore: 2)

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International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.348
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 36  
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ISSN (Print) 1353-4505 - ISSN (Online) 1464-3677
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  • Traditional Chinese Abstracts*
    • PubDate: Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzz040
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2019)
  • Simplified Chinese Abstracts*
    • PubDate: Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzz039
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2019)
  • The importance of evaluating performance to understand changes
    • Authors: Garcia-Elorrio E.
      Pages: 245 - 245
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzz038
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2019)
  • Medication-related quality of care in residential aged care: an Australian
    • Authors: Hillen J; Vitry A, Caughey G.
      Pages: 298 - 306
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo describe medication-related quality of care (MRQOC) for Australian aged care residents.DesignRetrospective cohort using an administrative healthcare claims database.SettingAustralian residential aged care.ParticipantsA total of 17 672 aged care residents who were alive at 1 January 2013 and had been a permanent resident for at least 3 months.Main outcome measuresOverall, 23 evidence-based MRQOC indicators which assessed the use of appropriate medications in chronic disease, exposure to high-risk medications and access to collaborative health services.ResultsKey findings included underuse of recommended cardiovascular medications, such as the use of statins in cardiovascular disease (56.1%). Overuse of high-risk medications was detected for medications associated with falls (73.5%), medications with moderate to strong anticholinergic properties (46.1%), benzodiazepines (41.4%) and antipsychotics (33.2%). Collaborative health services such as medication reviews were underutilised (42.6%).ConclusionMRQOC activities in this population should be targeted at monitoring and reducing exposure to antipsychotics and benzodiazepines, improving the use of preventative medications for cardiovascular disease and improving access to collaborative health services. Similarity of suboptimal MRQOC between Australia and other countries (UK, USA, Canada and Belgium) presents an opportunity for an internationally collaborative approach to improving care for aged care residents.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy164
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2019)
  • Balancing measures: identifying unintended consequences of diabetes
           quality performance measures in patients at high risk for hypoglycemia
    • Authors: Aron D; Tseng C, Soroka O, et al.
      Pages: 246 - 251
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo determine if changes in overtreatment rates were associated with changes in undertreatment rates.DesignPre-test/post-test study used cross-sectional administrative data from calendar years (CYs) 2013 and 2016.SettingThe Veterans Health Administration.ParticipantsPatients with diabetes at risk for hypoglycemia (n = 171 875 and 166 703 in 2013 and 2016, respectively).InterventionObservational study of extant initiatives to reduce overtreatment.Main Outcome MeasuresOvertreatment rate of diabetes defined at the proportion of patients in the group at high risk for hypoglycemia with A1c < 7.0%. Undertreatment defined as A1C > 9%.ResultsThere was marked variation in overtreatment rates; for A1c < 7%, overtreatment rates ranged from 26.4% to 58.2% and 26.2% to 49.2% at the facility level in 2013 and 2016, respectively. The mean (±standard deviation (SD)) facility-level overtreatment rates fell from 40.3 (±5.3)% in 2013 to 37.75 (±4.70)% in 2016 (P < 0.001, paired t-test). Facility undertreatment rates ranged from 5.8% to 16.9% and 6.8% to 18.7% at the facility level in 2013 and 2016, respectively. The mean (±SD) undertreatment rate rose from 10.3 (±2.2)% in 2013 to 11.0 (±2.4)% in 2016 (P ≤ 0.001, paired t-test). However, change at individual facilities ranged from a decrease of 4.6% to an increase of 7.2%. Within year correlations were stronger than between year correlations. Overtreatment defined as A1c < 7 in this population inversely correlated strongly with undertreatment (r = −0.653, P < 0.001).ConclusionsPromotion of overtreatment reduction may be associated with an increase in undertreatment in patients with diabetes. Unintended consequence should be considered when implementing and evaluating quality measures and systems should include balancing measures to identify potential unintended harms.
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy151
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2018)
  • Goal attainment and renal outcomes in patients enrolled in the chronic
           kidney disease care program in Taiwan: a 3-year observational study
    • Authors: Wang Y; Lee Y, Lee W, et al.
      Pages: 252 - 260
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo analyze the effects of chronic kidney disease (CKD) care programs on clinical outcomes.DesignAn observational, retrospective study with medical record review.SettingKaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.ParticipantsPatients diagnosed with CKD.InterventionsCKD care programs conducted by nephrologists-based team from 2006 to 2013 in our hospital.Main Outcome MeasuresWe set 10 goals with treatment target ranges based on the guidelines suggested by the following organizations: Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (2012) and the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (2003).ResultsIn total, 1486 patients were enrolled. Their average estimated glomerular filtration rate (ml/min/1.73 m2) was 31.9 at baseline and declined to 28.9 in Year 3 (P < 0.001). The all-goals attainment rate increased from 59.4% at baseline to 60.5% in Year 3, with an especially significant improvement for low-density lipoprotein (from 46.8% to 67.0%) and glycated hemoglobin (from 55.0% to 64.0%). Achievement rates decreased for hemoglobin (from 34.2% to 31.0%), calcium (from 94.6% to 92.3%) and phosphate (from 89.9% to 82.5%) between baseline and Year 3. Albuminuria was the least achieved goal (from 23.4% to 24.0%). Subgroup analysis revealed that estimated glomerular filtration rate did not decline in patients who had a good achievement rate, but decreased significantly in patients with a poor achievement rate.ConclusionEnrolment in CKD care programs resulted in a significant improvement in goal attainment by patients. Further, a good achievement rate was associated with better preservation of residual renal function.
      PubDate: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy161
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2018)
  • The quality and safety culture in general hospitals: patients',
           physicians' and nurses' evaluation of its effect on patient satisfaction
    • Authors: Kagan I; Porat N, Barnoy S.
      Pages: 261 - 268
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo explore the disparities between patients’ and health care workers’ perception of the quality and safety culture and to explore the relationship between patient perceptions, and engagement in, and satisfaction with their care and treatment.DesignA cross-sectional study was conducted in medical–surgical wards of four Israeli general hospitals. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire.SettingFourteen medical–surgical wards of the four hospitals where data were collected.ParticipantsThe sample comprised of 390 physicians and nurses and 726 inpatients admitted for at least 3 days.Main outcome measuresA self-administered questionnaire that covered the following topics: (i) quality and safety culture, (ii) patient engagement, (iii) patient satisfaction, (iv) an assessment of the care quality and safety in the ward and (v) sociodemographic data. The questionnaire was translated into Arabic and Russian. Sixty nine items were directed to the staff and 71 to patients.ResultsPatients evaluated the quality and safety culture significantly higher than did the health care workers. Significant correlations were found between patients’ engagement in and satisfaction with their care and their quality and safety assessments. Their evaluation of this culture was the only predictor of their satisfaction and engagement. Arabic-speaking patients rated four variables, including patients’ satisfaction with their care, lower than did Hebrew and Russian speakers.ConclusionsPatients have sufficient experience and understanding to form an opinion of the quality and safety of their care. The lower evaluation of the quality and safety culture expressed by health care workers might stem from their more realistic expectations.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy138
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2018)
  • Discrepancy between the European clinical guidelines and myocardial
           revascularization in patients with stable coronary artery disease in
    • Authors: Kiselev A; Korotin A, Posnenkova O, et al.
      Pages: 269 - 275
      Abstract: ObjectiveIn European Society of Cardiology/European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (ESC/EACTS) guidelines, six indications have been proposed for making a decision on myocardial revascularization in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Our aim was to study a discrepancy between the actual clinical situation and ESC/EACTS indications on performing the revascularization in patients with CAD in Russia.Design and settingWe used retrospective clinical data on patients with stable CAD enrolled in the 2012–2015 Russian Registry of Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, and Chronic Heart Failure.ParticipantsA total of 1522 patients with CAD (aged 53.0 ± 8.5 years, 76.2% male) were used for analysis.InterventionsAll patients were divided into two groups: 591 patients with performed myocardial revascularization (named as R-CAD) and 931 patients refused from revascularization (named as NR-CAD). Factors associated with revascularization performance were identified by discriminant function analysis.Main outcome measuresESC/EACTS indications for revascularization were assessed.ResultsA total of 1196 patients with CAD had any ESC/EACTS indication for revascularization, but only 40.2% of them had performed invasive coronary intervention. Myocardial revascularization was appropriate in 81.4% of R-CAD patients and 76.8% of NR-CAD patients. The main factor of revascularization performance was any stenosis >50% and grades III–IV of stable angina. With non-performed revascularization, the following factors were associated: limiting angina or angina equivalent, unresponsive to medical therapy, atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease and increasing the New York Heart Association class of chronic heart failure. Most ESC/EACTS indications had little effect on decision-making on revascularization.ConclusionThere is a discrepancy between the actual clinical situation and ESC/EACTS guidelines on myocardial revascularization in patients with stable CAD in Russia.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy140
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2018)
  • Inter-hospital variations in health outcomes in childbirth care in Sweden:
           a register-based study
    • Authors: Mesterton J; Brommels M, Ladfors L, et al.
      Pages: 276 - 282
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe objective of this study was to estimate case mix adjusted variations in central indicators of health outcomes in childbirth care and to assess whether hospitals who perform well on one indicator also perform well on others.DesignRegister-based study using regional administrative data, linked to clinical data and population data.SettingTwenty-one hospitals in seven Swedish regions covering 67% of deliveries in Sweden.ParticipantsThe study included 139 756 women who gave birth in 2011 and 2012.Intervention(s)N/A.Main Outcome Measure(s)Four indicators of health outcomes were studied: obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS), haemorrhage >1000 ml, postpartum infection and Apgar <4 at 5 min. Variations between hospitals were estimated using fixed effects logistic regression, adjusted for numerous sociodemographic and clinical characteristics.ResultsSignificant variations after case mix adjustment were observed for all four indicators. If all hospitals had performed as the average of the top five hospitals for each indicator, a total of 890 OASIS, 2700 haemorrhages, 1500 postpartum infections and 180 instances of low Apgar would have been avoided. A certain degree of correlation was observed between different indicators of outcomes. However, no hospital had a statistically significant higher or lower rate across all four indicators of health outcomes.ConclusionsThe significant variations in all four indicators demonstrate a potential for improvement in performance at all studied hospitals. Hospital performance was not consistent across different indicators of outcomes and all hospitals have potential for improvement in certain aspects of labour management.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy153
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2018)
  • Obesity in total laparoscopic hysterectomy for early stage endometrial
           cancer: health gain and inpatient resource use
    • Authors: Armfield N; Janda M, Obermair A.
      Pages: 283 - 288
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo explore relationships between BMI (morbid/severe obesity; BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 vs. non morbid/severe obesity; BMI < 35 kg/m2), postoperative health gain and hospital resource use for women who receive a Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) for early stage endometrial cancer.DesignSecondary analysis of RCT data (LACE Study; Total Abdominal Hysterectomy vs. TLH).Setting20 tertiary gynaecological cancer centres in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.PopulationAbout 404 women who received TLH to treat early stage endometrial cancer.MethodsFor women with BMI < 35 vs. BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2, we compared (i) postoperative health gain, using utility scores derived from responses to the EQ-5D-3L health-related quality of life instrument, and (ii) inpatient hospital resource use, using adverse events, surgery duration and postoperative length of stay as indicators, to 6 months post-surgeryMain Outcome MeasuresHealth gain, resource use.ResultsMean postoperative health gain was 0.07 units, and did not vary by BMI. Women with a BMI ≥ 35 had an increased rate of severe postoperative AEs (BMI ≥ 35 RR = 1.95, P = 0.02), and the surgery took on average 9.6 min longer (BMI < 35 kg/m2 122.5 min 95% CI 117.4–127.8; BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 132.1 min 95% CI 126.3–138.2; P = 0.02).ConclusionWhile postoperative health gain for women with BMI ≥ 35 was similar to that of women with lower BMI, the gain was achieved at the expense of greater resource use. Further work could definitively quantify the excess cost of TLH for obese patients with endometrial cancer, and investigate the potential for non-surgical treatment options, at least for those women at high risk of postoperative AEs.
      PubDate: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy162
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2018)
  • Socioeconomic status and health-related quality of life among adults and
           older with overactive bladder
    • Authors: Kosilov K; Loparev S, Kuzina I, et al.
      Pages: 289 - 297
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo study the effect of socioeconomic status (SES) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among persons with overactive bladder (OAB).DesignA randomized HRQoL study was conducted from the year 2014 until the year 2016 based on the OAB pathology department of the regional clinical diagnostics center.SettingThe medical institutions where the study was conducted had outpatient care.ParticipantsThe simple response frequency was 81%. A total of 1893 men and women with OAB aged 35–85 (average 58.3 years) were selected by blind random sampling. Included into the group of examined individuals were persons who diagnosis provided after the examination was OAB.InterventionEvaluation of HRQoL was conducted using the SF-6D questionnaire. The OAB diagnosis was confirmed using the OAB-questionnaire and uroflowmetry.Main outcome measure(s)We hypothesized that the impact of SES on the HRQoL of patients with OAB has significant features.ResultsDescribed for the first time were HRQoL measures in various SES levels within different ages of people suffering from OAB. The strongest relationship was identified between education level, professional activity and HRQoL measures; meanwhile the weakest relationship was between income and HRQoL measures. We also confirmed the efficiency of evaluating HRQoL while using SF-6D and SRH as an external standard.ConclusionThe improvement of HRQoL in persons with OAB is contingent upon increment in their level of awareness about the methods of OAB treatment and the effectiveness of treatment for severe symptoms of LUT pathology, increased social support and, possibly, physical activity.
      PubDate: Sat, 11 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy163
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2018)
  • Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Romanian Hip disability
           and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score for Joint Replacement
    • Authors: Haragus H; Deleanu B, Prejbeanu R, et al.
      Pages: 307 - 311
      Abstract: ObjectivePerform translation, cultural adaptation and psychometric testing of the Romanian translation of the Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score for Joint Replacement (HOOS_JR).DesignAssess construct validity, reliability, internal consistency and reproducibility.SettingAdults with chronic hip disability prior or at a minimum of 3 months after surgery.ParticipantsNinety-six patients (22 bilateral) with hip osteoarthritis or who had previous hip replacement or osteosynthesis for a fracture of the trochanteric region.InterventionComplete the HOOS_JR together with the Oxford Hip Score (OHS_RO), Harris Hip Score (HHS) and Euroqol EQ-5D. 57 patients repeated the HOOS_JR after 2 days.Main Outcome MeasureConvergent validity using Spearmans’s correlation coefficient; Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC, two-way mixed effects model) and inter-item correlation matrix and test–retest assessment after 2 days.ResultsThe questionnaire had a high degree of reliability with a Cronbach’s α of 0.923 at the initial completion and 0.924 at the second testing. The ICC was 0.923 for average measures for the first form and 0.910 for the second form. The two results were strongly, positively and significantly correlated (rs = 0.859; P < 0.001). The Romanian HOOS_JR strongly, significantly and positively correlated with the OHS_RO (rs = −0.880 initial and rs = −0.803 s; P < 0.001) and HHS (rs = −0.731 initial and rs = −0.654 s; P < 0.001) and moderately, significantly and positively correlated with the EQ-5D Index (rs = −0.580 initial and rs = −0.542 s; P < 0.001) and VAS (rs = −0.500 initial and rs = −0.690 s; P < 0.001).ConclusionsThe translated HOOS_JR is a reliable, reproducible and valid measure of function in patients with chronic hip disability.
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy156
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2018)
  • Unmet needs in Primary Care of older clients with mental health concerns
    • Authors: Alves S; Teixeira L, Azevedo M, et al.
      Pages: 312 - 318
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine the unmet needs of older clients with perceived mental health problems who attend primary healthcare services.DesignUnmet needs were derived from (i) the health concerns and caregiver network availability provided by a General Practitioner (GPs) and from (ii) a qualitative analysis of an open question about needs completed by informal caregivers (ICs) of those clients.ParticipantsThe sample comprised 436 clients with mean age of 75.2 years and 110 ICs with mean age of 56.7 years.SettingPrimary healthcare centers in the North of Portugal.Main outcome measureThe Community Assessment of Risk Instrument—CARI (Clarnette RM, Ryan JP, O’Herlihy E, et al. The community assessment of risk instrument: investigation of inter-rater reliability of an instrument measuring risk of adverse outcomes. J Frailty Aging 2015;4: 80-9; O’Caoimh R, Healy E, Connell EO, et al. The Community Assessment of Risk Tool (CART): investigation of inter-rater reliability for a new instrument measuring risk of adverse outcomes in community dwelling older adults. Irish J Med Sci 2012.) and qualitative data about needs.ResultsSeveral needs were observed in relation to (1) mental state (e.g. cognition, anxiety/depression); (2) functionality (e.g. IADLS, bathing, mobility); (3) medical state (e.g. chronic diseases, vision deficits) and (4) IC ability to meet clients’ needs. From the categorical analysis of the ICs’ answers, an amount of unmet needs not only health related but also related with referrals and legal issues were found.ConclusionsThis study shows a large number of unmet needs of older people. The evaluation of the clients combined with the evaluation of the testimonials of ICs enables the understanding of difficulties of both clients and caregivers, and which needs should be prioritized.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy154
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2018)
  • Transition from a traditional to a comprehensive quality assurance system
           in Slovenian family medicine practices
    • Authors: Klemenc-Ketis Z; Švab I, Stepanović A, et al.
      Pages: 319 - 322
      Abstract: In Slovenia, quality of care at the primary healthcare level is formally a priority, but the legislation to ensure quality in this area is proceeding very slowly. The first steps towards a systematic quality control system in Slovenian family medicine were implemented with the initiation of an ongoing project of renewed family medicine practices in 2011 and the introduction of quality indicators. In 2017, an initiative by the Ministry of Health and the Department of Family Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Ljubljana, aimed to develop a new approach to quality assurance and an improvement. It comprises four main parts: the family medicine practice team, a quality control group, a quality control office and the Ministry of Health. In this plan, quality is controlled and improved at the micro, mezzo and macro levels.The described system for quality assurance and improvement is still waiting to be implemented in practice, as there is a lack of human and financial resources.
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy157
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2018)
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