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(General Patient Care Concerns)
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  • ECCO Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care: Primary care. [Review]
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 2019; 142:187-199Banks I, Weller D, … Wyld L
  • ECCO Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care (ERQCC) are checklists and explanations of organisation and actions that are necessary to give high-quality care to cancer patients. They are written by European experts representing all disciplines involved in cancer care. This paper concerns the integration of primary care into care for all cancers in Europe. Primary care integration.
  • Addressing Decision Making in Progesterone Treatment for History of Preterm Delivery. [Journal Article]
    AJP Rep 2019; 9(3):e244-e250Zuponcic J, Cottrell C, … Li M
  • Introduction The United States ranks 27th among nations worldwide for infant mortality with a rate of 6.1 deaths per 1,000 live births. The majority of perinatal morbidity and mortality is related to preterm birth, defined as delivery prior to 37 weeks' gestation. Among the risk factors for preterm birth is prior preterm birth, which is associated with a 1.5- to 2.0-fold increase in risk. At the …
  • Deficits in history taking skills among final year medical students in a family medicine course: A study from KSA. [Journal Article]
    J Taibah Univ Med Sci 2018; 13(5):415-421Alrasheedi AA
  • CONCLUSIONS: In this study, the students' performance was generally better with respect to communication skills and psychosocial history. However, the students showed poor knowledge in other aspects of history-taking skills as they failed to formulate more than one hypothesis and to ask about alarm symptoms. Teaching communication and clinical reasoning skills and connecting physical and psychosocial aspects of patient care promotes understanding of the patient as a whole and should be taught in all courses of the clinical phase, with emphasis on bedside training.
  • National trends and variation in nurse staffing on inpatient psychiatric units. [Journal Article]
    Res Nurs Health 2019Staggs VS
  • The purpose of this study was to examine national trends and variation in nurse staffing on inpatient psychiatric units in US general hospitals from 2005-2017. The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® provided data on nurse staffing from 1,143 psychiatric units in 610 US hospitals. A weighted linear mixed model was fitted for each of two staffing measures: Registered nurse (RN) hours …
  • Hypertension management: experiences, wishes and concerns among older people-a qualitative study. [Journal Article]
    BMJ Open 2019; 9(8):e030742van Bussel E, Reurich L, … Ligthart S
  • CONCLUSIONS: Older people describe having little involvement in hypertension management, although they have several concerns. Since GPs are also known to be hesitant to bring up this subject, we signal a conspiracy of silence about antihypertensive medication. Through breaking this silence, GPs can facilitate shared decision-making on hypertension management and better tailored care.
  • Motivational interviewing for smoking cessation. [Review]
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2019; 7:CD006936Lindson N, Thompson TP, … Aveyard P
  • CONCLUSIONS: There is insufficient evidence to show whether or not MI helps people to stop smoking compared with no intervention, as an addition to other types of behavioural support for smoking cessation, or compared with other types of behavioural support for smoking cessation. It is also unclear whether more intensive MI is more effective than less intensive MI. All estimates of treatment effect were of low certainty because of concerns about bias in the trials, imprecision and inconsistency. Consequently, future trials are likely to change these conclusions. There is almost no evidence on whether MI for smoking cessation improves mental well-being.
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